Delfina Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Delfina is a bustling, James Beard Award-winning neighborhood trattoria in San Francisco’s Mission District. Owned by Anne and Craig Stoll. PLEASE NOTE: Delfina only accepts limited reservations on OpenTable. For more tables and availability, please visit Delfina's website or contact us directly.
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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

31 Year Anniversary

IW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To me This is the best restaurant in San Francisco

CD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delfina is a lovely restaurant with fantastic foods, great wines, amazing staff. Always grateful when I get to go here!

DB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Not a good value for the $. The $136 steak was barely edible - leftovers came home for the dog. But the spaghetti was good.

OT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Salmon was the best I've ever eaten! So rich and moist! The Tartine bread was the best I've ever tasted. The service was personal but not intrusive. We had a wonderful evening at Delvina. We did ask them to turn the music down, and they did. Then we could talk. It was a 5-star evening.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfect, as was the service. I could not think of anything that could have been better. From the bread to the pasta to the dessert, all was fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Increíble! El chef vino a la mesa a explicarnos la carne personalmente!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lugar súper agradable, comida riquísima y atención muy buena !!!

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N
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had dinner here our first night in SF and were not disappointed. Our waiter was helpful and friendly, he was able to give us good information as we navigated both the wine and the dinner menu. Originally I was excited to try the Sunday Supper but then I feared it might just be a bit too much food so we both ordered the spaghetti along with a salad for me and the Tartine bread to share. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauce was wonderful. I would definitely come back and the next time, we will just go for it and order the big old Sunday Supper.

M
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Molly again and she is fantastic! She brings both a great energy and deep knowledge of both the food and wine offerings.
The food never disappoints and there is always something new and fresh on the menu.
We’ve been coming more frequently since moving to the hood.

JK
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was inventive and the sauces were amazing.

A
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Quality food ingredients but preparation not a wow, slow service.. about an hour for the entree to come out in my case. Friendly servers but not very experienced, possibly new. Charging for the bread is unheard of! Such a turn off!
Interior is outdated and old. Confined seating space, very uncomfortable. Cramping as many tables as possible. Not sure why the hype. So many better choices in San Francisco. One visit here is enough for me.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

le restaurant ne propose pas les pizzas... les pâtes étaient bonnes, un des plats était très épicé mais bon. L’addition un peu élevée pour un plat de pâtes pas très copieux... du coup le lendemain on a été a la pizzeria pour tester... c’était bon mais sans plus... on avait eu l’adresse dans un article citant Delfina comme l’un des meilleurs restaurants italiens de San Francisco donc nous avons été un peu déçu!

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J
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Octopus a bit tough
Pasta undercooked
Waiter kinda disapeared

OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and delicious. We started with the bread from Tartine and it was incredible! We shared a spaghetti for the table and it was perfectly prepared! I had the wild salmon it was perfection! My husband had the steak and he loved it. Very tender. Our friends had calamari salad and roasted chicken they both loved their dishes. Everything we had was superb and presentations were great. We haven’t been for several years and we’re happy we came back. We’ll be going again soon! Highly recommend this restaurant!

RW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our best meal during our two weeks of dining out in San Francisco. We were inpressed by both the compositions and flavors of our beautifully prepared dishes. Many restaurants can construct imaginative offerings, but not all that many deliver on the syneregy between various flavors. Delfina selects the freshest ingrerdients and artfully combines them to maximize your taste experience. The atmosphere was fun and energetic with '60's era rock and roll music transitioning into later era classics during the evening. The service was also attentive and efficient. However, the food was the heart of the experience. I had the Monterey Bay Calimari with white beans followed by the Paccheri All'Amalfitana with local rock cod. Both were superbly seasoned and garnished to my complete enjoyment. We didn't have time for the interesting desserts choices, but wished that we'd been able to try them. I would encourage you to try it for yourself, because I think you would really like both the wonderful food and the hip, friendly vibe of the place.

F
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still my favorite restaurant after all these years! Great service and excellent food. The spaghetti is simply to die-for...

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always excellent. The food is creative, the portions aren't teensy, the prices aren't stratospheric, the crowd is older but not ancient, it's lively, and overall, it's great food and fun.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Birthday dinner

P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food the staff and our server molly was awesome. She was attentive and so kind to my children. The food was delicious too. I wish Defina had more restaurants.

LM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply delicious!! I loved the gem salad and gnocchi.

MC
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently excellent dining experience. Best pasta in town.

MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

I’ve been a customer since they opened. The quantity of food for the price is way too small, the wine list is very expensive with no red wine by the glass , the cost of the meal was exorbitant and I left hungry , without a buzz and completely not satisfied.

JS
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I very good dining experience. Definitely planning on returning!

H
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food continues to be outstanding and the service was warm, friendly, understated, and unpretentious. The only misses were the desserts which were below their usual high standards.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No Thanks .. this is too much follow up to use this app

OT
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No wonder this restaurant has it been in business for 20 years! The food is outstanding, the atmosphere is a very nice elegant casual, and the service is terrific.
The appetizers, pastas, main courses, and the desserts are truly memorable.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, amazing service! My gnocchi was buttery soft with plenty of truffle-y umami goodness in every bite.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

nice food!

F
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was exceptional but the service was terrible. It took 30 minutes for our order to be taken, 20 minutes to get one salad, another 30 minutes to get one pasta dish. Our server didn't come to our table or make eye contact for 20 - 30 minutes at a time. When we flagged her down to understand the delay, she treated us with disdain. This is an expensive restaurant and I expect a higher level of service. Delfina didn't seem to care. I won't be going back.

G
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service wasn’t good. Waiter forgot several items. And he disregarded what I ordered (being a girl) i think he was inly listening to the guy in the table. Food was bleh. Ambiance was super basic. Bathroom was clean. Was expecting more.

LH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The spaghetti sounds simple but is excellent. The portions aren't huge, so if you're hungry you will probably need to order an appetizer (which don't come cheap here). If you're willing to spend the money, definitely come here once.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was exceptional like always!

K
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delfina was such s nice cozy place to dine. Everyone was so nice. Enjoyed my pasta very much. Thanks

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Appetizers, cocktails, wine and dessert was delicious. Unfortunately the goat cheese pasta was too one note and the porchetta was very dry. Overall a bit pricey and underwhelming entrees made for a slightly disappointing meal. Our feedback on the porchetta wasn’t received warmly. Oh well. I’d come more often as I live in the neighborhood but I’ll let the memory of this meal fade first.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice time! We went for restaurant week, the menu was an interesting variety and more exotic than typical. The service in particular stood out as fantastic, the wait staff was very fast and accommodating. The food came out quickly and they even brought us hot water with lemon. I also really liked the mirror on the wall tilted so that the person facing the wall could see the whole room! The dense chocolate pomegranate dessert was particularly memorable. Thanks Delfina!

i
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for date night during restaurant week! The ravioli were anszing

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sf restaurant week

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Sat over on the bar side. Service was inconsistent. Pasta was poorly cooked with much of the cheese escaping from the ravioli-like pasta, so they were empty. Mash potatoes were barely warm. Bread showed up too late. Should have been much better for the price. They did have interesting wines by the glass.

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