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Delfina

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Mission District
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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
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Fremont, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank kmsutra
Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Jennscm
Springlake, Texas
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47 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank erichard2016
Lyon, France
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank bagool
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a very nice dinner with amazing food and very friendly and attentive service. From the bread and butter to start to the desert every course was really great! Fresh and good quality! We had a great time enjoying the atmosphere of young and fun people.

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Thank Jennifer G
Danville, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Delfina with my wife and 25-year old daughter. It is a very comfortable and friendly restaurant. Wait staff are very welcoming and engaging. The kitchen is visible from dining room allowing customers to watch the chefs at their best. The chefs clearly take pride in the tasty and attractive dishes they prepare. Be sure to... More 

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Thank Bob S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Superb staff, stunning food but you HAVE to leave room for the bread serving with it. It is only $4 but really adds to the meal. Dodgy enough area after 10 at night but for foodies this is a must.

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Thank Robh29872
Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The pizza is good if you like thin crust pizza with minimal toppings. The tomato sauce is think but flavourful but made the bottom crust very soggy and difficult to eat. Mozzarella topped it off and gave a creaminess to the experience.

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Thank Canada010
New York City, New York
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Always eaten at their pizzerias but not the main restaurant. So had high expectations and the food met every bit of it. Pastas was great (we tried 2 different ones). Unfortunately one of the appetizers we wanted was out (at 7:45 pm???). Service was also good. Good vibe and energy in the restaurant as well. Would come back every chance... More 

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Thank Wilson L
Montreal, Canada
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

I will be coming back to the this restaurant overtime I go to San Fran. The pasta was amazing but really everything on the menu was great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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