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Delfina

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Mission District
Italian, Pizza, Californian
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3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1531
(415) 552-4055
Website
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 157
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Great Food/Great Atmosphere

This was our first trip to San Francisco. We asked our friend where the locals go and this is where we ended up. :) It was a pleasure. The meatballs were literally the best I've ever tasted.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
SalindaHowell
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Columbia, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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307 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was our first trip to San Francisco. We asked our friend where the locals go and this is where we ended up. :) It was a pleasure. The meatballs were literally the best I've ever tasted.

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Marion, Ohio
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Went here one night while visiting San Fran. I would highly recommend reservations as the wait list was lengthy and there is really no where inside to wait as the bar area is small. We had reservations and still had to wait 10-15 minutes. Aside from the crowd the food was delicious and service impeccable. I had the spaghetti which... More 

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western US
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Our server was lovely. Our table cramped, not in a cool European way, but in a "let's squeeze as many bodies in" kind of way. Not conducive to conversations. Or romance. The food was not good. The bread with prosciutto, seasoned nuts, meh. Brussel sprouts meh. Pasta with braised pork shoulder too salty. Roasted chicken and mashed potatoes? The star,... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have heard such great things about this place for years our family was looking foward to going to dinner. I arrived early as husband was parking the car. They did sit me at our table, which I appreciated. I waited and waited and waited. I happily would have ordered a drink. The waiter brought the menus and walked away.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Saturday night with no reservation - not a problem. Waitstaff very knowledgable and extremely friendly and polite. A shared starter of calamari and then the most beautiful steak I've ever eaten - 'hanging steak'? Apparently it's a certain cut from behind the shoulder??? It was so tender and tasty - shame it was served with fries three times the size... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

wow, this is by far the most amazing italian dinner i had in the US! the al dente pasta was my favorite

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San Francisco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We always have good food at Delfina......the pizzas are thin and delicious and love the salads. Our favorite salad is the Tricolor........wine choices are wonderful, too. We usually go early, like 5:30, or so and can easily get a table. The other diners are always friendly, too, and the waitstaff is attentive and knowledgeable without being intrusive

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South Orange, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the best and most unusual dinners I have had. I ordered something called bigoli in salsa (pasta in sardine sauce) and it was incredible. Both my husband and I thought our dinners were outstanding. We're from NJ (we think we're the capital of Italian) but this was as good as any pasta I have had (and that's saying... More 

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poodlegirl
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

got 2 pizzas and they were amazing- thin and crispy with wonderful red sauce. The napalatano was my favorite! Friendly service and very busy

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Lawrence, Kansas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were lucky to get a last minute reservation for a party of 8 on a Sunday evening at this deservedly popular Mission District restaurant (not to be confused with their pizzeria next door). Our friend had told us it was one of the best Italian restaurants (not in the style of North Beach Italian) in the city and while... More 

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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, Pizza, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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