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Mission District
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3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1531
(415) 552-4055
5:30 pm - 11:00 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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank cabstewart
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Elizabeth W
Chicago, United States
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting San Fran my husband and I met my son's best friend and ex-college roommate in his neighborhood, Mission, for dinner. We invited a few friends along to make up the table. We ordered family style and shared our apps and dishes. Everything was cooked to perfection and delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend... More 

Thank Tracie R
San Francisco, California
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95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We went early on a Tuesday evening, which helped our cause--we got there when the restaurant opened, and it was full within about 30 minutes. First off, our server was fantastic. She was really friendly and had great suggestions on wine. She was patient with us when we decided to order a second bottle to serve as dessert, and she... More 

Thank Matt C
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

very good food, trendy young place! recommend it for sure its in Mission District needs reservation cool style great food!

Thank lonia1973
Fremont, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

I don't think I have had a better meal than the one I had at Delfina. The dinner was an "experience" from start to finish. Excellent attentive service with politeness and great knowledge of what was being offered on the menu. The octopus is a must have but honestly, you cannot go wrong with any dish on their menu. Excellent... More 

Thank kmsutra
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I really love italian food and have been in Italy several times. When in SF I was really in a mood for italian food and it was a great surprise. All the dishes were amazing, fresh and very tasty. I would highly recommend this place for real italian and quality food.

Thank Jennscm
Springlake, Texas
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Extremely friendly wait staff.Ordered one dish at a time no rush attitude was its your dinner order as you wish.Pasta with light tomato sauce was highlight of the night.

Thank erichard2016
Lyon, France
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We heard the usual tricks as "we're preparing the table..." "the customers are paying..." and so on. No table after 25+ min of wait. Obvious lack of organization and a staff showing uneasiness but exceeded by an ordinary service. We waited the most of the time outside and we've never been invited to even PURCHASE a drink at the bar.... 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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, 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: (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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