Delfina Restaurant

4.7
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267 Reviews
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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. For parties over 6 guests please contact delfinahost@delfinasf.com or log on to our website at www.delfinasf.com.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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vipSueHB
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come to SF going to Delfina’s is on my list. Amazing food and services. There is always something new on the menu along with my favorites. Great wine list and the servers really know their stuff. Ask them and they can suggest the perfect wine for you.

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TheFoodie8
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place I look forward to dining here a lot!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

The service was excellent from immediate seating for the reservation, checking luggage for my friend who had a red eye flight to catch after the meal, and of course the dining experience.

Wonderful food and I will be back again soon!

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Matt
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner there, the staff goes out of their way to make things special!

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dodgygeezer
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

good food, acceptable service, ok ambience. Probably won't go back.

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JohnA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nothing memorable.

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vipTomK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance.

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vipBilly2013
San Francisco
119 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Once again, food fine but SERVICE sadly really really BAD - MEDIOCRE.

1) made OT Resy, note that it’s our Anniversary and specifically request corner BOOTH (I think they have 2) or if not, ANY CHAIR/BOOTH (I think they have 10-15). Do we get any, NO. When girl Hostess AT the front door takes us to our table, it’s right behind her, the WORST table & the most anti-romantic in the place !!!!!!! Omg. She did what she did. I quietly ask her IF she or her Manager read the OT notes? She never said...she starts escalating....omg!!!!

2) sweet senior cutie male Server “Dallas” helps us, nice guy, but DISAPPEARS once order taken & when sweet “Food Runners” take over. By Entree time, dishes piling up on table & we are OUT OF EXPENSIVE BUBBLY WATER, I’m choking on food! Water was are only Bev tonight. Omg.

3) before entree brought, the Kitchen cooks wanted to BURN some oil, we & most in the front tiny Room (3 tables by bar & front window) can’t breathe, it was very SMOKEY. We ask Server for help, nothing done, window above our table was double locked, we couldn’t do it, and even cold outside...fresh air probably indicated. As you can predict, we left before ordering dessert...we needed out!!!!!

Wake up CRAIG & ANNE, you want to stay open? Your own recent articles point out the critical need to attract & keep customers. I’ve been coming x 20 years....way less often recently, maybe less now :(

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Jeff
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Noisy or lively (a matter of perspective) & very crowded. Be prepared to shout at your companion. Service very friendly & knowledgeable. Food is good though not great.

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Gayc
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were recommended to Delfina's by friends and were not disappointed. Great ambiance and food/service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun fun fun

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and Molly is the best server I have had in a long time!

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vipJayN
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I'm glad to report that the icon is still going strong. We did wait a bit for some service, BUT 1) it wasn't long, 2) they gave us a free dessert that was fabulous, and 3) the divine food more than made up for it. Clams, steak, lamb, pasta, duck and 3 kinds of desserts, we had a bit of everything. I personally had the roasted lamb leg w/ spicy yogurt and fregula. Creative and delicious.

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vipcbw1
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Not the special place it used to be. Menu is limited and not particularly creative, although dishes are reliable.

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LyleF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The food was very good, the server excellent, but there was strange music being played at a very high volume. Everyone in the restaurant was leaning across the table straining to hear their companions. It was not conducive to enjoying a meal

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, apps came out too soon and all together even though we asked for time in between. Brussels to salty but chicken liver pate was delicious. Pasta with duck sooo good.

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vipNancyB
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Neighborhood Italian restaurant that only gets better with every visit!

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ChristinaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Yummy pasta & blood orange bellinis!!! Wish the menu selection was larger. Other than that, food & ambiance was great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

We ordered the bread $6.50 which was served cold and were quite surprised when the second order arrived thinking that it had been gifted to us (Since no one at the table ordered more bread) until the bill arrived with two charges for bread. The food is delicious but the portions are very small. The grilled octopus with beans had four thumbnail sized pieces of octopus. The leg of lamb dish $35 came with six thinly sliced quarter sized pieces of perfectly cooked lamb.

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booboo
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time here. The homemade pasta pork ragu and clams with olive oil garlic sauce were fabulous! I wish a veggie or salad was offered/suggested to round out the meal.

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kavmtn
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still so good after all these years.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome waitress. Great experience for me and my Valentine.

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vipDavidR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always

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ToddE
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Inventive menu, wonderfully prepared food and an attentive staff.

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johng
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant !! Been going there for years since they first opened ~1997-8.

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vipJohnO
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel 15 years younger every time I come here — and so do my taste buds! God bless the Stolls!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the service is amazing. Very good place for a date if you’re heading out to the Castro or mission district after.

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Chris
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and atmosphere were excellent, but the price for four diners, with only three glasses of wine and two shared desserts, was about $350! Holy cow!

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vipJennifer
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I’ve been to Delfina, and it did not disappoint. The food and service are impeccable, the music is amazing, and the space itself is cozy and fun. Highly recommend, and I am looking forward to our next visit.

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StefanoS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a perfect experience and you can tell, every time. The staff love working there; it comes through in your food, service and experience.

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vipLupeMama
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend and me both had a fantastic experience here for dinner. The pastas were delicious, fresh, great flavor. The sea bass was cooked perfectly. The desserts did not let us down either. Must go back to try the other options.

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viparttarte
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

AlwYs a great meal at this little gem. The bread thanks to neighbor Tartine is a definite order.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were attentive to my allergies and overall experience, which was superb!

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CliffH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, the ambiance- all magical. Delfina is a truly great restaurant.

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vipELS1
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular, and I am very picky, having lived in Italy for a year. Wine was really interesting and delicious. Service could not have been better.

We had always loved Delfina, but hadn't been in quite a few yearsso we didn't know what to expect.
Now we can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice service, excellent food and wonderful atmosphere, best has been our waitress 😉

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AMOp
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food in a lively and warm atmosphere with attentive service.

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LeslieE
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I have not been to Delfina in a few years, so was looking forward to my return. The service was lovely, wine list decent and the gnocchi was great. We waited 20 minutes for our 8pm reservation, which was understandable, as it was quite busy. Wine service was prompt and our server was very friendly and professional. The squid appetizer and olives were tasty, but when our shared mains came, the paccheri with cod was absolutely uninspired, bland and dull. The gnocchi was tasty and perfectly cooked. The side of brussels sprouts were boiled and terrible. We mentioned this to the server, she apologized and mentioned there had been some issues with the pasta. No manager came to speak with us or apologize for the poor quality food and I was definitely put off paying for dishes we did not eat. $300 for a very average meal is not a compelling reason to come back.
Lastly, I never write reviews, but felt that this was an important one to write.

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vipEricG
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Amazing pasta and appts!!

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