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Delfina Restaurant - 120 Reviews - 3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (415) 552-4055

Delfina Restaurant

3621 18th St (at at Guerrero)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 552-4055
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Delfina Restaurant - San Francisco, CA


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Delfina Wine List Review Delfina has been a staple on the San Francisco restaurant scene for over a decade....


If you live in San Francisco, this is probably a place to see and be seen for the ""Beautiful People"", but it certainly isn't a good choice for top line, authentic Italian cuisin...

The food was tongue numbing 3/31/2007

What a disappointment. We went here expecting alot from its reputation. Our grilled asparagus was good, not spectacular but good. My BF ordered the sole and I ordered the skate. Both under seasoned, tasteless, and underwhelming. For dessert, the panna cotta was average nothing exciting. I've been waiting to go to this restaurant for years. But I think its hay day is on the DEcline. more

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The best place for Italian 11/21/2006

Whenever we want to go out to eat, Delfina's is my choice. I always order the same thing, too - lasagna and caesar salad. It's so big, I have enough for lunch the next day!!! more

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Always amazing 9/7/2006

It's not easy to get a reservation, but they do handle walk-in customers well. The menu changes daily, ingredients are fresh, and flawlessly prepared. And it's a value -- it's not nearly as expensive as many restaurants with not-so-good food. Delfina is one of the best places in town. more

popular and good 11/17/2005

If you're looking for a special treat in the mission, Delfina is a great choice. The menu is very creative and really there's something here for everyone. The decor is relatively sparse but that adds to the authentic Italian feel. There's a reason this is such a popular venue; consistently great food. Remember to save room for desert. more

It's true. 9/23/2005

This plce is the perfect place in every aspect. I have been ther so many times that i can't think of enioght good things to asay about it. If your order the fish it will be a really tasty fish if you order the past I betr you will like It wvery time I go there I live every little thing about the place, plus the waitress are hot more

Defina 9/16/2005

Amazing food; great service; super cool atmosphere. And their new Pizza restaurant next door is the greatest place to have lunch. more

WOW! 8/25/2005

Delfinia, delfinia how many times can I count on you to be there for me? The best Cal - italian food in the bay area! Yes not even SF I am saying bay area!! who hoo! I love Delfinia! What do I love the most? It is intimate and nicly locatted! 18th st is best where delfinia is! I will go again and again and again! What to order: The special, never just off the menu, ask the server what is the special and get that! Delfinia cooks fresh ingrediants the best! more

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One of the things I miss most about San Francisco 10/7/2004

The summer after our first year in graduate school I shared an apartment with a classmate a block away from Delfina (and its excellent neighbor, the Bi-Rite grocery, but that's another review). They were still a brand-new neighborhood restaurant then, and the personal warmth and excitement of the owners came through in everything - from the thoughtful design of the interior space, to the attitudes of the hostesses, servers and bartenders, to (most especially) the food.

Unlike some of it's local peers, Delfina's strength isn't 'fancy' or elaborate preparations, but the (to my mind) more difficult challenge of executing simple dishes with incredible care and attention to detail. Even in a simple dish like white beans, the ingredients are superb, the balance of flavors delicate and precise.

There aren't many Bay Area restaurants that I miss, but Delfina is one of them. I know it won't ever be the same little neighborhood secret that it was that first summer, but it still has a place in my heart. more

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Delfina is the finest 10/6/2004

Ever since it opened, Delfina has not faltered. Owners Annie and Craig (the head chef) have managed to keep this place feeling like a neighborhood joint despite its national fame. The menu always has a few favorites, Niman Ranch flatiron steak with french fries,roasted beet and goat cheese salad and for 5 years they have kept their classic spaghetti with plum tomatoes/garlic and hot pepper flakes (for a mere $7) on the menu! Don't miss dessert- panna cotta or the bittersweet chocolate cake with creme anglaise- to die for. Make a reservation- this spot is popular! more
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  • The Scene
    Yellow walls, skillfully placed mirrors, squeezed-together tables and an outdoor patio add up to a warm and buzz-happy experience. The crowd is typical for the...

  • 8/31/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thurs 5:30-10pm; Fri-Sat 5:30-11pm; Sun 5-10pm
  • Payments:

    Cash, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Mission Dolores, Mission Dolores (Hub, Mid-Market), Central