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Delfina

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Mission District
Italian, Californian, Pizza, Seafood
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3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1531
(415) 552-4055
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5:30 pm - 11:00 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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  • 160
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  • 111
    Very good
  • 33
    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
Not a vegetarian but…..

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…...

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Paam S
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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157 reviews 157 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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Plano, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Food was good, across the small menu. The issue is choice- no pizza in Italian dinner? no other kids menu options (eventually went for plain spaghetti), no juice (yes, even teenagers are expecting lemonade). Parking is a challenge, the table small for the party and the price is high. I guess we wont come back although the good food and... More 

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Layton, Utah
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Tried this place as it was very close to our sons new apartment and were pleasantly surprised. We only could get the early (5:30) reservation but was worth it. The pasta was fresh and the rabbit ragu was wonderful as was the roasted chicken. Great neighborhood restaurant.

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Edmonton, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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SF
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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323 reviews 323 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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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306 reviews 306 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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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