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Mission District
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3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1531
+1 415-552-4055
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the citrus salad -- a bit pricey but delicious. The Neapolitan pizza was also rather good and tasty. They did seem to want to get us out of the restaurant though rather quickly -- check was sent to us though we had not requested.

Thank Fabian M
chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delfina never fails to provide some of the best food in the city. Always fresh and creatively assembled without ever missing a beat on taste. I try to have at least one meal here every time I visit the city for over the past 15 years.

Thank michael-henry
Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

We have been loving Delfina for years and we keep coming back whenever we are in the Mission. The place is small and very popular so be ready to put your name on the list and wait outside. On this sunny Friday afternoon though we did not have to wait. We had the roasted Brussels sprouts and a Salsiccia with... More 

Thank Herve L
Allen, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

My wife found Delfina prior to our trip, and I'm very glad that we made reservations and decided to eat dinner there. This feels like a true gem nestled into the middle of the Mission neighborhood. As a tourist, eating here made me feel like a local. In fact, the waitress was surprised that we weren't from the area because... More 

Thank David G
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Always meets highest culinary standards with friendly service. Good place to take visitors who are not familiar with this neighborhood. Nearby bakery, market are a gourmet treat in Mission. Can walk to Mission Dolores to see SF history.

Thank kasvcstnt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

My cousins and I had spent the day taking a food tour in North Beach (Sidewalk Food Tours - also recommended for Italian cuisine fans) but still had room for dinner! Our meal at Delfina was just delightful. We sat outside, and even though it was chilly, the overhead heaters kept us perfectly warm. The cauliflower roasted with capers and... More 

Thank Jennifer C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I wish I lived next door. Great enthusiastic staff--delicious simple food and a great wine list. We found a 1999 wine for about $64, unusual and a great buy. Everyone seemed happy to be there. I go whenever I visit SF.

Thank TravellingSMH
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner but the service wasn't good at all they took just 15 minutes to ask us for drinks!! 👎🏻👎🏻

Thank Josedrgc
Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

While visiting SFO heard about this restaurant while on a walking tour. Returned for dinner of Spaghetti and Roast Chicken. Both were superb! The spaghetti sauce was some of the best we've ever had! The skin of the chicken was crispy and the meat was juicy and tender. Try the bread from a bread maker around the corner, also excellent!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Delfina was impeccable. My husband and I tried each of the dishes from the three courses our waiter recommended. The calamari was authentically unique and outstanding--a standout from your typical fried clamari. The simple 5 ingredient spaghetti was out of this world. The obviously handmade pasta had the perfect bite to it. The main course was the chicken with mashed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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: +1 415-552-4055

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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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