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Delfina

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Mission District
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 171
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    Very good
  • 34
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  • 10
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  • 3
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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
Right on Time

We ate here twice. It was just down the street from where we were staying. Always busy, yet somehow they always had a seat ready for us. The waitstaff is knowledgeable and friendly without being intrusive. Beer and wine only, but both lists are excellent. And the food is GREAT. Especially for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
James H
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Falls Church, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Bellevue, Idaho
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A couple of years ago the tenor changed at Delfina, the focus shifted from customer service to bottom line. Amongst other things, they started charging for bread and butter. That's fine. However, tonight, we took a dear friend to Delfina who politely requested just a bit more butter to go with the last piece of bread since we'd used the... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We ate here twice. It was just down the street from where we were staying. Always busy, yet somehow they always had a seat ready for us. The waitstaff is knowledgeable and friendly without being intrusive. Beer and wine only, but both lists are excellent. And the food is GREAT. Especially for the price. Portions large enough to satisfy and... More 

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Nyon, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great crust, amazing tomato sauce nnad subtle flavors. I do not remember the last time it felt this good to have a pizza. It's a definit gran SLAM and if you pass by, STOP!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Such an excellent restaurant, food is just perfect. Great service despite a crowd and seated exactly on time. Not sure of waiters name but he was excellent.

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guadalajara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My absolute favorite italian in San Francisco! I love the casual atmosphere and excellent food, the gnocchi is to die for, as well as the grilled calamari appetizer! Can't wait to go back!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was hands down our favorite meal in San Francisco. Our reservation wasn't until 9:30 pm on a Saturday, so make sure you book early, but it was so worth the wait! Get the bread (worth the $4) while you wait. We ordered the spaghetti and gnocchi ragu. This pasta literally melted in your mouth! Everyone thinks spaghetti is boring,... More 

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Regina, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Wonderful place to eat and great atmosphere! Our server new his stuff and was very helpful. Would recommend this place to everyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

as we could not find a reservation for a large group of 7, we decided to come back after dinner to try the place and the desserts. even late in the evening, the place was still packed. we tried the Panna cotta with fresh berries, excellent and very light (the portion is also small enough not to feel guilty) as... More 

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Toluca Lake, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were recommended to Delfina by foodies, so we had high expectations. Unfortunately they were not realized. The food was mediocre at best and one of the dishes was sent back twice for being undercooked. The service was painfully slow as it took well over an hour before we saw our entrees. This one missed the mark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

From the pasta to the salmon to the hanger steak and pomme frites, everything was incredible. I didn't try the deserts, but my kids and wife were very impressed. So far, one of the best meals we've had in San Francisco. The food is high quality, and you get that satisfied feeling that you just ate something really really good... 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, American, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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?

Staying in Mission District

Neighborhood Profile
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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