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Delfina

3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1531
(415) 552-4055
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Ranked #147 of 4,937 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Californian
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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NYC
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293 reviews 293 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have to say that this was one of the best meals I had in San Fran during my visit. We got a bunch of different plates and really passed them around for us all to try! To start we had the Insalata di Campo, Little Gems, La Quercia Prosciutto Americano & Melone Pazzo, and all were seperately delicious. For... More

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Foster City, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Everything in the short menu is delicious. I like their appetizers and healthy pizzas. I just wish they start taking reservations instead of waiting outside for a long time.

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Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visited in July 2014 while visiting a friend in SF. One of his favorite local places for a nice casual dinner. Very good food, and service was friendly and attentive. As other reviewers noted, it's a bit noisy. Obviously popular, every table was occupied when we were there. Definitely recommend making reservations.

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Cranford, nj
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Everything we ordered was outstanding. You should go. I ordered the short rib capilini. The service is great. You will not be disappointed.

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Amsterdam
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136 reviews 136 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The location is spot on, the service good but unfortunately all our dishes missed a finishing touch. Not bad for a quick bite but for a nice evening out there are many more better italian restaurants around!

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London, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went on a recommendation from a restauranteur who goes to San Fran regularly. Food was excellent, service good... very casual atmosphere but tables are very tight and can hear everyone's conversation for 4 tables around you. Good food for sure.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a go-to place for me. I like thin crust pizzas and they have some of the best. The crust is firm and crunchy, yet the pizza has a softer dough under it. The toppings are interesting, fresh and just yummy!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Delfina is my favorite restaurant in SF. The location is perfect (close to Dolores Park, across the street from Bi-Rite Creamery), the service is personal, friendly and knowledgable, the atmosphere is welcoming and intimate and the food is simple but impeccable. Definitely get the grilled calamari with warm white bean salad, even if you're "meh" on calamari. It's outstanding. I... More

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North Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We dined at Delfina's on a local's recommendation. So glad we listened! I love restaurants that have a casual atmosphere with terrific food - this is one of them. Our meal started with Tartine Bakery bread (which you have to ask for) and salted butter - really good. We then had a corn soup which had a wonderful fresh off... More

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California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Knowledgeable staff, well prepared food, nice wines, reasonable cost, interesting neighborhood although it is getting a bit gentrified on the east side of Mission and very near BART....it all adds up to a solid 4 star restaurant. Any negatives? only beer and wine, a bit pricey on the beer selections and the chicken, which was recommended to one of the... More

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