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Delfina

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$$$
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Mission District
Italian, Californian, Pizza, Seafood
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 33
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Light and Creative Italian

A small but lively restaurant in the Mission District, well worth the trip. Depending on how you approach this area, the neighboring blocks can look a bit hairy, but don't let that dissuade you from trying Delfinas. There are actually two restaurants side by side, one is a pizzeria, the other a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
CayUcusZ
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Clovis, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Clovis, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A small but lively restaurant in the Mission District, well worth the trip. Depending on how you approach this area, the neighboring blocks can look a bit hairy, but don't let that dissuade you from trying Delfinas. There are actually two restaurants side by side, one is a pizzeria, the other a sit-down dining. The staff was friendly and helpful... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We really enjoyed the pizza although the crust wasn't as good as some others. The staff were friendly and it has a nice atmosphere. It's also quite popular (even during the mid-afternoon).

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Manchester
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Walked past this place - it looked nice so we took a chance. We were well rewarded. Appears to have two areas - we sat in the more informal pizzeria, but there seemed to be a more formal restaurant next door. The room was 'cosy' - tables nestled closely together, we were on the bar directly overlooking the kitchen. Rather... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The mushroom pizza was amazing. My daughter is a veg so she choose the meal. I was hesitant but it could not have been any better. They also have meat pizza's but the pizza and pistachio and beet salad was to die for…...

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Calgary
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163 reviews 163 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Joined a friend for Sunday evening dinner, luckily had a reservation as there was a line-up waiting for seats for most of the evening. The warm and friendly room was packed full of happy people. Everything that we tried was a success: delicious octopus and white beans, a simple wedge salad, a superb house-made nettle pasta and another excellent fresh... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a great informal restaurant, somewhere between a bistro and a tratorria. The dishes are overall qutie good, well seasoned and somewhat different from the average Italian restaurant, so it gets points for innovation. With some firends we had grilled squid which were cooked just right, tender but with a slight crunch and nicely charred. I had tripe florentine... More 

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Plano, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Food was good, across the small menu. The issue is choice- no pizza in Italian dinner? no other kids menu options (eventually went for plain spaghetti), no juice (yes, even teenagers are expecting lemonade). Parking is a challenge, the table small for the party and the price is high. I guess we wont come back although the good food and... More 

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Layton, Utah
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Tried this place as it was very close to our sons new apartment and were pleasantly surprised. We only could get the early (5:30) reservation but was worth it. The pasta was fresh and the rabbit ragu was wonderful as was the roasted chicken. Great neighborhood restaurant.

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Edmonton, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We really enjoyed our dinner here. The service was good, atmosphere warm and inviting modern. The menu is not long, but offers good options. We decided to go with a few smaller dishes; tagliatelle, artichokes, great breads, a pork skewer special. All were well prepared and very tasty. Good choices on the wine and beer menu. We had a hazelnut... More 

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SF
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've been going to Delfina since their soft opening, and it is still awesome. Great apps, best pastas in SF, and always great desserts. I only wish it had a full bar, but that's what Locanda is for! I have what I call the "Delfina Dining Unit", basically what it would cost for my wife and I to go out... More 

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Additional Information about Delfina

Address: 3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1531
Phone Number: (415) 552-4055
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Californian, Pizza, Seafood

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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, Californian, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?

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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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