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Delfina

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Mission District
Italian, Pizza, Californian
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3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1531
(415) 552-4055
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Today
5:00 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
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Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 31
    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
What's the fuss?

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
ElizabethStreetMoM
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San Francisco, CA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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303 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, CA
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Oakland, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

On 3 Nov 14, because the Bi-Rite was closed, I wandered in to DelFina looking for desert. That turned out well; the apple strudel was heaven. The menu struck me as remarkably interesting, but I will have to wait until the next visit to comment on the food more generally.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We got a variety of appetizers. Great calamari, brussel sprouts. And the butter is amazing! For dinner I got the pork sugo parparadelle, the shredded pork reminded me of sweet carnitas. Great food and great wine!

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Ottawa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner here last Friday. Our server, Molly, was amazing. She had an amazing knowledge of all the dishes and the extensive wine list. She was very engaging and made our meal even more enjoyable. The warm olives were a nice light starter. We then thoroughly enjoyed the roasted chicken with olive oil mashed potatoes (yummy) and... 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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?