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Delfina

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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, Reservations

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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
Second visit, and a San Francisco "can't miss" for us.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Toluca Lake, California, United States
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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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I'd been wanting to come here for some time and finally was able to score a reservation during my visit. It was excellent. Loved the vibe (though a little loud for my 62 year old aunt). Everything about the place was great. Everybody who worked there was genuinely nice - from the woman who seated us to our waiter to... More 

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Aquitaine, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Visited on a recommendation from a US food critic writeup and it was worth the effort. Booking was essential as the restaurant was packed. Street parking is not easy in the area but it is worth perservering. The menu is not large but enough for a reasonable choice. My wife had the salad "bits" starter which fresh with a great... More 

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Clovis, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A small but lively restaurant in the Mission District, well worth the trip. Depending on how you approach this area, the neighboring blocks can look a bit hairy, but don't let that dissuade you from trying Delfinas. There are actually two restaurants side by side, one is a pizzeria, the other a sit-down dining. The staff was friendly and helpful... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We really enjoyed the pizza although the crust wasn't as good as some others. The staff were friendly and it has a nice atmosphere. It's also quite popular (even during the mid-afternoon).

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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Walked past this place - it looked nice so we took a chance. We were well rewarded. Appears to have two areas - we sat in the more informal pizzeria, but there seemed to be a more formal restaurant next door. The room was 'cosy' - tables nestled closely together, we were on the bar directly overlooking the kitchen. Rather... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The mushroom pizza was amazing. My daughter is a veg so she choose the meal. I was hesitant but it could not have been any better. They also have meat pizza's but the pizza and pistachio and beet salad was to die for…...

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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Joined a friend for Sunday evening dinner, luckily had a reservation as there was a line-up waiting for seats for most of the evening. The warm and friendly room was packed full of happy people. Everything that we tried was a success: delicious octopus and white beans, a simple wedge salad, a superb house-made nettle pasta and another excellent fresh... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a great informal restaurant, somewhere between a bistro and a tratorria. The dishes are overall qutie good, well seasoned and somewhat different from the average Italian restaurant, so it gets points for innovation. With some firends we had grilled squid which were cooked just right, tender but with a slight crunch and nicely charred. I had tripe florentine... More 

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Additional Information about Delfina

Address: 3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1531
Phone Number: (415) 552-4055
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza, Seafood

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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, Special occasions, Doing business
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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