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Delfina

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Mission District
Italian, Californian, Pizza
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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
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 158
    Excellent
  • 109
    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
Lots of options

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Dan P
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Edmonton, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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311 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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255 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went with a group of friends was a little disappointed that they wouldn't let us order a pizza from next store for appetizer. Also would not allow any substitutions on menu which I hate!! But ended up with gnochhi with duck with was amazing!! Their bread was very good. Grilled Calmari was ok nothing wonderful and buratto as well -... More 

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New York City, New York
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287 reviews 287 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Yes, a good dinner, but for the price, had higher expectations. Odd (maybe that's otherwise creative) and relatively small menu, which would be fine if I felt like there were lots of options to choose from, but there really was only one thing that sounded good, which all 3 of us had, the yellowtail, which was tasty albeit a bit... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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
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96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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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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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

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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