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Delfina

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3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1531
(415) 552-4055
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 176
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best meal I had in SF

The food and service in Delfina's was great - really fresh pasta with a delicious sauce (I had the herring and chilli), and the panna cotta was to die for! I'd actually meant to go into the pizzeria next door, but went into Delfinas by mistake - I was glad I did. Up until that point the food I'd... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Maddy1980
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London
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London
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service in Delfina's was great - really fresh pasta with a delicious sauce (I had the herring and chilli), and the panna cotta was to die for! I'd actually meant to go into the pizzeria next door, but went into Delfinas by mistake - I was glad I did. Up until that point the food I'd eaten... More 

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Thank Maddy1980
Lafayette, California
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We have eaten at Delfina several times. The food varies from very good to excellent. I generally find their pastas to be excellent; last night that was true about one dish, the other pasta was "just" very good. Laid-back staff is very competent but you need to ask questions about menu items to be sure what you think you are... More 

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Thank Terry M
Piedmont, California
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We had a wonderful family experience at Delfina. The meal was much better than my previous outings here. We sampled four appetizers, and the salads were absolutely first rate. The pasta was perfectly al dente, and the risotto was well prepared and delicious. The Wolfe Ranch quail was the best quail preparation that I have had in the Bay Area... More 

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Thank August M
Paris, France
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215 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Love this place. Great food, great wine selection. Big own tables that encourage people to chat- we had a lovely time. Will be back soon.

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Morgan Hill
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Drove up from San Jose with out of town friends. Have eaten here four or five times with most recent two years ago. I was surprised to get a reservation so easily day before going up. Also surprised to see empty tables throughout the evening. It is still a very noisy place and the tables are still small and very... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Place was great. Went with the wife and 2 year old. They had no problem with the child during the dinner rush. FOod was really good. Eat the Ribollita, never had one like they serve it at Delfina. Dinner was a bit rushed, and you sit really close to everyone which is a touch annoying, but worth going to.

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Thank bencochrane
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

My family has been going to Delfina for birthdays and special occasions forever. Every meal is not only delicious but beautifully served by a terrific, professional, friendly wait staff. Even though we tend to save it for special times, the prices aren't insane. It's very reasonable for the quality of the food and experience. Though it's very popular, they have... More 

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Thank Susan A
Sausalito
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have always loved Delfina. Even though I am now a paleo diner, there is always something delicious here. The bread and pasta are of course a delight. Good service, a cute bar, fun servers, what else can you ask for ?This is charming local gem.

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Thank Coralreefgirl
Scottsdale, Arizona
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Having been to San Francisco a number of times I like to explorer the inner city (Mission in this case) and more organic places. Get away from the tourists and get a feel for what the locals get to experience daily. This little restaurant is a true find, custom created Italian food at its finest and fairly priced at that.... More 

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Manitoba
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is a very trendy, popular restaurant. Had to make reservations weeks in advance & our table was right by the bar, and very crowded venue. Portions are tiny, but large $'s.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1531
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: (415) 552-4055

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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