Pizza >Pizzeria Delfina
3611 18th St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411037.761469 -122.424335
Tuesday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 10:00 PM Friday From 11:30 AM To 11:00 PM Saturday From 12:00 PM To 11:00 PM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 10:00 PM Monday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Mission Dolores, Mission Dolores (Hub, Mid-Market), Central
Crisp pizza and fresh salads just a block from Dolores Park
A "slice" of Naples – Great pizza- that's a lot coming from an overly opinionated, grumpy New Yorker. A little pricey for what you get but I got over it. Don't order the salami app. Six 2mm thick slices for $7.95. Overly salty and bone dry. My fault- it is called a pizzeria, not a salumeria.
Tasty Pies! – Pizza was light, crispy, and super tasty. I'll definitely be going back. Of course, I did go on a Tuesday for Lunch, so it might be more of a zoo at other times of the week. 4 Cheese and Sausage pizza was yummy! Definitely worth checking out.
All That – There are plenty of places to go in SF if you want pizza so weighed down with toppings that you cant actually taste the pizza. Few places in this wonderful food city offer great, traditional, Neapolitan style pizza in its most simple, unadulterated form. Pizzeria Delfina is one of the few (if not the only). Their specialty is the simple margherita pizza. The crust was crispy on the outside and soft in the inside. The sauce was an elegantly simple, and a good balance of sweet and acidic. The cheese was fresh, tasty, REAL, mozzarella, handmade in the restaurant. Few restaurants in SF use real mozzarella on their pizzas. Im not usually one who writes reviews about this sort of thing, but Ive been looking hard for truly great pizza in San Francisco since arriving over a year ago, and hadnt been successful until I ate at Delfina today.
Not all that – It's simple really, a 13" pizza should not have 1.5" of unadorned crust. Nobody wants that much plain bread.
I don't care if that is an "authentic" representation of neopolitan pizza. here in cali we want toppings, not bread.
Also, it ain't cheap.
Great find – The pizza is great. The antipasti are top-notch and all interesting. The place is fun. The wines are great. The perfect neighborhood pizza joint.
We need to expect more... – Not terribly impressed. I expected that Delfina really try to climb to the next rung on the ladder rather than ride the coattails of their success. The pizzeria offers nothing special, really. The crust was tasty and crisp, and the sauce flavorful. But that was it. The clams on the clam pizza seemed to be from a jar; the Margherita Pizza had but three small specks of fresh basil. The watermelon salad was a nice idea, and the ingredients were quality and, but the melon was so large that all other flavors were washed out. (Sparce plate for $&.) The suggested wine didn't compliment the food, and actually reminded me of ice water with lemon in it than wine.
The crowd was in a good mood, and the service was attentive. But, overall, this was just a pizza place that offered no real innovation. It just kind of was.
Went on a Fri - Open less than 2 wks so far – Very busy place with excellent service. We ordered 4 pizzas, 3 of the 4 were soggy in the middle - would recommend asking for pizzas extra crispy. However, flavors were great - good amt of cheese, sauce and toppings. Had the margharita, 2 sausage and the pepperoni. Meatballs were tasty, the meatball sauce was delicious. Had the cheese plate too - needs more honey to balance out the flavor. Salad was forgettable. Tried 4 different glasses of the italian red wine including a sparkling red - found the $4 glass to be most drinkable. I would go again but only with 1 other person, our group of 4 had to wait for 1 hr (no reservations accepted - we got there at 6:50 pm).
Petite Mission pizzeria attracts a casual crowd with fresh ingredients and affordable prices. – The front sidewalk flutters with conversation from two tables and good-looking folks sipping wine while waiting to be seated. Inside, stools line an oak counter overlooking a clean white and steel kitchen where cooks twirl dough. In the near corner, a table is tucked next to an oak banquette with space for a dozen. Above the seating, a mirror reflects the room's constant activity and a chalkboard showcases the menu. Reggae and spacey rock wafts in the background. In addition to a daily entree prepared in Delfina's kitchen next door, thin pizzas with spongy, crunchy crusts are the specialties. Appetizers might include house-stretched mozzarella that pairs beautifully with sweet marinated beets and ricotta salad -- a colorful treat not to be missed. The spicy cherrystone-clam pizza is crisp enough to eat with your hands, while the sausage variety requires utensils. A slightly scorched calzone balances bitter broccoli rabe and fresh ricotta.
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