Delfina Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 3621 18th St

    San Francisco, CA 94110

    Cross street: at Guerrero

    Map & Directions
  • 415-552-4055

About Delfina Restaurant

Hours
Sun 5am-10pm, Mon-Thu 5:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30am-11pm

Food

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well it's been a while since i went here and i keep missing my chance because i can't get a reservation. so it finally downed on us that we can get takeout and it was great. it's true that the fries were packed with the steak and so got

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★★★★★

well it's been a while since i went here and i keep missing my chance because i can't get a reservation. so it finally downed on us that we can get takeout and it was great. it's true that the fries were packed with the steak and so got

Pros: great food

Cons: too loud

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Overpriced and underwhelming. My ricotta ravioli entree consisted of 6 tiny ravioli, hardly enough to qualify as finger food at a cocktail party.

Noise was overwhelming and made normal conversation impossible.

Definitely would not return there nor recommend Delfina to anyone looking for an Italian meal in the Mission district.

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Overpriced and underwhelming. My ricotta ravioli entree consisted of 6 tiny ravioli, hardly enough to qualify as finger food at a cocktail party.

Noise was overwhelming and made normal conversation impossible.

Definitely would not return there nor recommend Delfina to anyone looking for an Italian meal in the Mission district.

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I was fortunate enough as tourist, to be invited to dinner at Delfina by a dear friend who lives in the SanFrancisco area. It was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The service was top notch, the food exquisite as was the wine list. The eclectic ambience made it the perfect dining experience.

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I was fortunate enough as tourist, to be invited to dinner at Delfina by a dear friend who lives in the SanFrancisco area. It was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The service was top notch, the food exquisite as was the wine list. The eclectic ambience made it the perfect dining experience.

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I had no problem with them adding a healthcare surcharge onto my bill, because I think everyone should have health insurance. I was shocked to find out later that even though they gave out a card saying they're proud to be giving their

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I had no problem with them adding a healthcare surcharge onto my bill, because I think everyone should have health insurance. I was shocked to find out later that even though they gave out a card saying they're proud to be giving their

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We gave this place a second chance after 7 years hoping it was going to be better than the first experience. However, they were true to their very average food and lack of ambience. \r
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Menu is simplistic, unoriginal and quite boring.

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★★★★★

We gave this place a second chance after 7 years hoping it was going to be better than the first experience. However, they were true to their very average food and lack of ambience. \r
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Menu is simplistic, unoriginal and quite boring.

Pros: Wait staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Cons: Food was below average and there was no ambience. Just a very crowded and noisy place.

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We found parking very difficult in the area and had to walk several blocks to eat here-recomendations said worth it.\r
the restaurant was not busy we were seated right away and ignored for nearly twenty minutes.When I stood up for

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★★★★★

We found parking very difficult in the area and had to walk several blocks to eat here-recomendations said worth it.\r
the restaurant was not busy we were seated right away and ignored for nearly twenty minutes.When I stood up for

Pros: the food must be worth all the fuss.certainly a cavalier attitude among staff.

Cons: no parking

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The food and the service were just awful. We're regulars at Delfina and have, unfortunately, seen both the food and service deteriorate over the last couple of years. What used to be a fabulous restaurant (deserved of all the reviews)

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★★★★★

The food and the service were just awful. We're regulars at Delfina and have, unfortunately, seen both the food and service deteriorate over the last couple of years. What used to be a fabulous restaurant (deserved of all the reviews)

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If you haven't experienced Delfina, go immediately, or at least as soon as you can get a reservation! I had my first dining experience there this weekend based on a friend's recommendation. The dining options in S.F. can be a little

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★★★★★

If you haven't experienced Delfina, go immediately, or at least as soon as you can get a reservation! I had my first dining experience there this weekend based on a friend's recommendation. The dining options in S.F. can be a little

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Since Delfina is already a SF landmark, chances are you aren't even reading this, but what the heck.\r
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The food is excellent. Unfortunately, the service is indifferent at best and cool at worst. Fine in most cities, but in San

3
★★★★★

Since Delfina is already a SF landmark, chances are you aren't even reading this, but what the heck.\r
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The food is excellent. Unfortunately, the service is indifferent at best and cool at worst. Fine in most cities, but in San

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This place is excellent. Great regional Italian cuisine, with very reasonable wines! Unfortunately, they don't take any parties more than 6 people. There is a red wine with a "rooster" on the label. Very good and not over $25/btl, I

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★★★★★

This place is excellent. Great regional Italian cuisine, with very reasonable wines! Unfortunately, they don't take any parties more than 6 people. There is a red wine with a "rooster" on the label. Very good and not over $25/btl, I

Pros: pasta, wine, salt cod and everything else there...

Cons: sometimes hard to get a table

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Delfina is a solid Cal-Italian restaurant that shines with their use of veggies. They recently improved their wine list and wine glassses--although their markups are high and I wish they had better and more by the glass options. I love

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Delfina is a solid Cal-Italian restaurant that shines with their use of veggies. They recently improved their wine list and wine glassses--although their markups are high and I wish they had better and more by the glass options. I love

Pros: Great veggies

Cons: crowded a bit overpriced

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After all the hype about this place, I was excited to have dinner here last weekend. Until my girlfriend and I walked through the door and were not even greeted by a rude and obnoxious hostess who pointed her finger at us and said, "wait a

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★★★★★

After all the hype about this place, I was excited to have dinner here last weekend. Until my girlfriend and I walked through the door and were not even greeted by a rude and obnoxious hostess who pointed her finger at us and said, "wait a

Cons: Rude hostess, unaware servers, a punishing affair to dine through...

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I had emailed Delfina my complaint and they kindly responded with a free dinner, very professional.

3
★★★★★

I had emailed Delfina my complaint and they kindly responded with a free dinner, very professional.

Pros: Friendly hostess

Cons: A little high in price for pasta

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My husband and I eat here all the time! Yes you need reservations far in advance but that's because they're soooo\r
good. Our secret is to walk in around 9:30 or 9:45 without reservations and they can usually squeeze us in by then. If

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★★★★★

My husband and I eat here all the time! Yes you need reservations far in advance but that's because they're soooo\r
good. Our secret is to walk in around 9:30 or 9:45 without reservations and they can usually squeeze us in by then. If

Pros: delicious, fresh, consistently great!

Cons: none that I can think of!

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This is a great place for a date or getting together with friends. The menu is always exciting and the wines are great. If you have questions about the menu the staff always has an answer. Try visiting on a warm day and sit on the back

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★★★★★

This is a great place for a date or getting together with friends. The menu is always exciting and the wines are great. If you have questions about the menu the staff always has an answer. Try visiting on a warm day and sit on the back

Pros: Food, Wines, Ambience

Cons: No Parking...

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An expensive little place but worth every penny. Dishes are very simple but feature ingredients and preparations that I never think to shop for. Full, vibrant flavors and they're not afraid to spice things up. I still think about the fried

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★★★★★

An expensive little place but worth every penny. Dishes are very simple but feature ingredients and preparations that I never think to shop for. Full, vibrant flavors and they're not afraid to spice things up. I still think about the fried

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This is the place to go. The menu looks delicious but I don't care for seafood. Seafood takes over the menu. THere is not to many options for people who don't like to eat seafood.

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★★★★★

This is the place to go. The menu looks delicious but I don't care for seafood. Seafood takes over the menu. THere is not to many options for people who don't like to eat seafood.

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I relocated from New York City five months ago and have eaten out twice a week since then. This is the first restaurant where I've felt like I'm back in the East Village--hip, delicious, well decorated, charming, just a fun atmosphere

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★★★★★

I relocated from New York City five months ago and have eaten out twice a week since then. This is the first restaurant where I've felt like I'm back in the East Village--hip, delicious, well decorated, charming, just a fun atmosphere

Pros: Ambiance, lots of energy, fun vibe

Cons: Crowded, loud

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I went for my friends birthday recently and the food was amazing. I had the best gnocchi I've ever had in my entire life.

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★★★★★

I went for my friends birthday recently and the food was amazing. I had the best gnocchi I've ever had in my entire life.

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Thou their portions become smaller and smaller, unless i'm getting hungrier and hungrier. My favorite dish is those very simple spaghetti with tomato sauce. I make those at home, my mom makes it too, but at Delfina, they are special. The

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★★★★★

Thou their portions become smaller and smaller, unless i'm getting hungrier and hungrier. My favorite dish is those very simple spaghetti with tomato sauce. I make those at home, my mom makes it too, but at Delfina, they are special. The

Pros: Consistently good food

Cons: small portions, need reservations ahead of time

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A lovely restaurant. When you crave for fresh, spicy, italian food, Delfina is the perfect place to go to. I urge you to make reservations or you'll be waiting outside the door for an hour! My favorite dish is the spaghetti. Who else could

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★★★★★

A lovely restaurant. When you crave for fresh, spicy, italian food, Delfina is the perfect place to go to. I urge you to make reservations or you'll be waiting outside the door for an hour! My favorite dish is the spaghetti. Who else could

Pros: best italien

Cons: 60-minute wait before coming in

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I really enjoy the food at delfina. It seems like everyone I know that lives in SF has been here at least once. It is very very hard to get reservations here as they seem to cater to regular locals who tend to "walk-in". The wine list is

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★★★★★

I really enjoy the food at delfina. It seems like everyone I know that lives in SF has been here at least once. It is very very hard to get reservations here as they seem to cater to regular locals who tend to "walk-in". The wine list is

Pros: Food, wine

Cons: parking , reservation system

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The food is perfect Italian with a focus on simple flavors done well. Every bite was amazing, and the cauliflower soup is to die for. Every member of the service staff was friendly and delightful.

As everyone has said, the space is an

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★★★★★

The food is perfect Italian with a focus on simple flavors done well. Every bite was amazing, and the cauliflower soup is to die for. Every member of the service staff was friendly and delightful.

As everyone has said, the space is an

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Close tables

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We were able to squeeze into seating for two at the tight fitting bar at Delfina on a Sunday night after finding out the Blue Plate in the Mission was closed. I'd been looking forward to it, as Delfina has such a reputation.

Aside from

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★★★★★

We were able to squeeze into seating for two at the tight fitting bar at Delfina on a Sunday night after finding out the Blue Plate in the Mission was closed. I'd been looking forward to it, as Delfina has such a reputation.

Aside from

Pros: OK peoplewatching

Cons: TOO CROWDED!, noisy, small portions

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Delfina is one of the most reliable businesses in San Francisco. We've never had a bad experience there, which is why it has become our most trusted restaurant for every special occasion. Care is always taken to select fresh, local

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★★★★★

Delfina is one of the most reliable businesses in San Francisco. We've never had a bad experience there, which is why it has become our most trusted restaurant for every special occasion. Care is always taken to select fresh, local

Pros: Awesome food, Exceptional service

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My husband and I ate here for the first time recently and it was truly amazing. I made a reservation 2 weeks in advance and we were seated promptly and went on to enjoy excellent service and a delicious meal. Everything was amazing and

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★★★★★

My husband and I ate here for the first time recently and it was truly amazing. I made a reservation 2 weeks in advance and we were seated promptly and went on to enjoy excellent service and a delicious meal. Everything was amazing and

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I lived in Naples, Italy and have eaten a lot of incredible Italian food. Delfina is truly exceptional, the best I've had in SF. They know what they are doing, which is not the case for many, many Italian restaurants. The food is amazing.

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★★★★★

I lived in Naples, Italy and have eaten a lot of incredible Italian food. Delfina is truly exceptional, the best I've had in SF. They know what they are doing, which is not the case for many, many Italian restaurants. The food is amazing.

Pros: Food, Food, Service

Cons: Coffee

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This is THE best authentic Italian restaurant in town. Not only the food is rated #10. Service and atomsphere are part of this pleasant treat.

I am organizing a Yogi's night out....It's to be fun!!!

Thank you!

Rae

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★★★★★

This is THE best authentic Italian restaurant in town. Not only the food is rated #10. Service and atomsphere are part of this pleasant treat.

I am organizing a Yogi's night out....It's to be fun!!!

Thank you!

Rae

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I had heard a lot about Delfina before actually eating there and it was all that it was cracked up to be. The wait was about an hour, but that's why the 500 Club is a perfect pre-game. I had the ribs and they were delicious! The meat fell

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★★★★★

I had heard a lot about Delfina before actually eating there and it was all that it was cracked up to be. The wait was about an hour, but that's why the 500 Club is a perfect pre-game. I had the ribs and they were delicious! The meat fell

Pros: Ribs

Cons: Wait, but worth it.

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Since my friend is allergic to garlic, she requested shallot instead of garlic for her meal but the request was denied. She was told that everything was made ahead therfore it was impossible to do so. We were very surprised. The chef/owner

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★★★★★

Since my friend is allergic to garlic, she requested shallot instead of garlic for her meal but the request was denied. She was told that everything was made ahead therfore it was impossible to do so. We were very surprised. The chef/owner

Cons: Over rated, Non flexible, Bad PR

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My Husband I dined at Delfina on Sunday a few weeks ago and is was the best visit ever. We usaully make reservations, this time we weren't able to so, we decided to try our luck. It was our lucky night. We were seated up on the bar type

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★★★★★

My Husband I dined at Delfina on Sunday a few weeks ago and is was the best visit ever. We usaully make reservations, this time we weren't able to so, we decided to try our luck. It was our lucky night. We were seated up on the bar type

Pros: Our server, food

Cons: Little loud, crowded, very busy

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I haven't been to Delfina in about a year. I found the food to be just as great as ever. Everything was just as simple, fresh and flavorful as I remembered it. The service, however, was a little off. It seemed that our server was a little

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★★★★★

I haven't been to Delfina in about a year. I found the food to be just as great as ever. Everything was just as simple, fresh and flavorful as I remembered it. The service, however, was a little off. It seemed that our server was a little

Pros: great food

Cons: parking

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I gave this place a stellar review over a year ago, however I feel it is no longer serving the quality it started out with. It's becoming more Californian and the pear tart we had was mediocre. We unfortunately also got a corked glass of

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★★★★★

I gave this place a stellar review over a year ago, however I feel it is no longer serving the quality it started out with. It's becoming more Californian and the pear tart we had was mediocre. We unfortunately also got a corked glass of

Pros: Freshness!, cooked right!, authentic!

Cons: Loud interior, Long wait

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Even after all of their positive press, Delfina continues to offer great service and a neighborhood feel. The food is still among the best in the city as well, with freshness and quality at the forefront. The total package.

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★★★★★

Even after all of their positive press, Delfina continues to offer great service and a neighborhood feel. The food is still among the best in the city as well, with freshness and quality at the forefront. The total package.

Pros: Service, Quality

Cons: Can be loud at times

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I'm over the moon for this restaurant ! It's worth the 70 mile drive from my home in Healdsburg.....I've loved their vibrant food for years.....and now, I can sit in the sun and relish their delightfully delicious pizzeria next door. Wow

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★★★★★

I'm over the moon for this restaurant ! It's worth the 70 mile drive from my home in Healdsburg.....I've loved their vibrant food for years.....and now, I can sit in the sun and relish their delightfully delicious pizzeria next door. Wow

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Wow. I was blown away by how good this place is. The food is incredible. They really "get" it regarding Italian food... simple is beautiful. Distinct and balanced flavors and texture... and not overly-constructed food. Service is relaxed

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★★★★★

Wow. I was blown away by how good this place is. The food is incredible. They really "get" it regarding Italian food... simple is beautiful. Distinct and balanced flavors and texture... and not overly-constructed food. Service is relaxed

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When concocting the short, seasonal menu at this Mission District restaurant, chef and co-owner Craig Stoll and his partner, Anne, take their cues from simple, regional Italian dishes that allow the talent of the kitchen and the essence of…

 

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