Pizzeria Delfina Burlingame

4.5
57 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Inspired by the best pizza of New York City and Naples, Italy. In 2005, Annie and Craig Stoll annexed the space next door to their James Beard Award winning Delfina restaurant fulfilling a long time dream of bringing Neapolitan-inspired pizzas to San Francisco. The 600 square foot space was an instant neighborhood hotspot, and Pizzeria Delfina became the ""darling of the San Francisco food scene"" opening a second location in 2008 to popular demand. In December 2013, Annie and Craig expanded into the Peninsula with Pizzeria Delfina in Burlingame. This energetic, farmers-to-table restaurant serves up Neapolitan-inspired pizza complemented by a daily-changing roster of seasonal antipasti, piatti (small entrees), beer, wine and more. A family-owned business, Pizzeria Delfina is a neighborhood establishment through and through that continues to bring people together around fresh, handmade, delicious food in a warm, casual atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch and Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 288-1041
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Primrose
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Parking details
Free parking available behind the restaurant, on Chapin between Primrose and El Camino Real.
Additional
Beer, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 57 People Are Saying
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LB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Delfina - the best pizzas and fabulous salads

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OT
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We liked it so well we are going back tomorrow night!

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G
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Limited menu. Not willing to substitute

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d
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

If the special Pizza with Speck, Greens and Fonita is on the menu, grab it. It is a winner. A Tricolore salad is perfect with it. Two of us finished the pizza (I couldn't resist 3 pieces) and half the salad. The waiter was fun and attentive.

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S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Not the first time here and have experienced many glitches in service each time. Many young people are running the place. I asked for lemons for my water and they were never brought until I asked again. Came in on another occasion for take out and sat inside at the front waiting. No One told me it was ready and it sat in their warming oven till I called it to their attention I had been sitting for over 20 mins for a pizza to go.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Got food illness from the meatballs. Second time this has happened. I suppose it’s my fault for ordering them again. Fool me once...

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F
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I’ve enjoyed many meals at Delfina across the peninsula. This was not the best experience. Food was good but new pasta dish (pesto) was not at the level expected. In fact no one could take a second bite! That’s not typical for all their yummy traditional dishes.
Service was very poor. Drinks were served quickly by a bar person and I mean quickly. After a long delay waiting for them she rushed to our table practically slamming the glasses of wine on the table. It was rude and abrupt!
That continued when we wanted a second glass.
Our wait person seemed flustered with the heavy crowd and couldn’t manage to see we didn’t touch the bad pasta dish. Oh well, it won’t keep me from returning but hope the staff gets their team up to the food level (or at least what it has been!).

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MM
San Francisco
92 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always a great place to get special pizzas and pastas. Weather permitting, eating outside is perfect and a bit European.

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DD
New England
33 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Suggestions:
The items are in police oil “soup”. Who needs that much oil? The salads weren’t particularly distinctive. And the server and helpers kept saying they’d bring water and kept bring it to other tables. I got up and begged the hostess, who was checking her phone emails.

Now I know why my SF friends say that our beloved Delfinas don’t transpose to Burlingame.

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OT
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always great. You can't miss coming here

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C
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Went for dinner during the Burlingame festival. Ordered the chopped salad which was good but smaller than expected. Cherry pie pizza special was delicious! Funghi pizza was good too. I tried to use my $10 Opentable rewards but the waitress said it didn't go thru so she credited our salad.

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PC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food quality was not as good as previous visits. Pizza was soggy, not so tasty, as were the meatballs

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CA
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Pizza spectacular. Wonderful wine selections.

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FM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The backyard patio is nice and less noisy than inside. Good to gather with friends and catch up over lunch. Their pies are good but there's not much variety.

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LA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went there on a Sunday afternoon having made late reservations on OpenTable. We sat outside on a nice sunny day. The sun umbrellas provided good protection from the sharp sun that afternoon and the service was attentive and timely. Food was particularly good - we had a couple of their artisinal wood-fired pizzas, which is hard to find for pizza lovers.

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OT
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner, service, and food. We love delfina!!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Limited menu, no kids options. Was ok but not raving about it.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been here several times. Food is great. Service excellent. Noise level from the music being played too loud and almost unbearable. Management needs to listen to their customers about this. There are 2 other pizza places just across the street.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. We ordered just enough food which always a good sign. It had been a few years since we’ve been back. Not sure if things changed slightly but the food was not how we remembered it to be.

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NI
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delfina never disappoints. Great food and great service

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San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pizza in the bay are

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CG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Dining at Delfina Burlingame feels like eating at a well-catered outdoor picnic. It's always lively, people are in close proximity, and with the kitchen so visible and the wait staff always in attendance, you can see your food coming. The fare itself high-quality, artisanal and heavy on pizza as the medium. Not that there's anything wrong with that, as the variety of pies is what make this location unique. On this particular visit I opted for the Neopolitan meatballs while my companion had the Mezzemaniche. The meatballs were savory. moist and served promptly enough that even the last one was still warm. The tomato sauce is the thickness of a gravy with a nice textured feel on the tongue. my companion felt the horseradish that accompanied the dish was a bit tart, but left the plate empty so it wasn't disagreeable.

Two glasses of Hobo Zinfandel paired the meal perfectly. We opted for no dessert, but I've always enjoyed them in the past.

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R
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Wayyy too Moises! Food was not wonderful - wrong pizza was delivered. Taken back not great tasting - off night. Staff was nice

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II
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Hadn't been to Delfina in a while and wife and I were terribly disappointed with this visit. First of all, the music was God-awful. It was music for high school sophomores, and since it was lunchtime on a Friday, there were no high school sophomores in the restaurant. The music was loud, making conversation difficult since everyone in the restaurant had to talk loud. Wife ordered a salad. Plate was underwhelming with food. The salad was skimpy for $12. Way overpriced for what you received. Then the drinks. A glass of wine for $9 was not a generous pour like you received in other nearby restaurants. A glass of beer on draft for $6 was the smallest glass I have seen in a restaurant. The previous time we went, the place was full. This visit, there were empty tables. If they don't straighten out their act and give value, they will be closed in 2-3 years.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I simply love this place!

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San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great pizza. What more does one need

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PS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Pizzeria Delfina is a very good restaurant in Burlingame. The Pizza was excellent as was the fried chicken which they only have on Mondays.
Parking is not easy .
Service is good.
We had a pitcher of beer that was EXCELLENT.

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LL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

All our food was delicious especially the tuna salad! We have eaten here several times and always have a wonderful meal. The staff was busy but always helpful and available when we needed them.

My negative reviews are purely based on the loud music which turned to hard rock as the evening progressed. After an hour we couldn’t take it any longer and asked them to turn it down. The staff did so right away which was much appreciated. We have been to other restaurants that refused to turn down the volume or had to ask their managers first. It made all the difference to enjoying the rest of our evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Came for lunch 2 people ordered salad one came out 5 minutes before the others the. We ordered 4 people pizzas and 1 was left off the order so they had to re fire it in oven so that person couldn’t eat till the rest of the table was done.

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F
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

Awesome servince. The food is always good. The music... (Metal??) So not appropriate. I couldn't wait for us to finished eating we ended up skipping dessert.

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SH
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I love dining at DelFina...however.... my dining partner was looking forward to the veg lasagne which I thought was a menu standard. This dish seems to have been discontinued and due to a dietary restriction we were unable to eat there.... bummer.
Ii do look forward to returning for Fried chicken monday or some other great dish..

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistent with the one in San Francisco. Just wish that fried chicken Monday was everyday because it’s so delicious!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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d
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Spicy Cauliflower and Broccolini Pizza were excellent. It's a little pricey, but good ingredients and good service. Not a place for intimate conversation. Too noisy.

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VI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was very helpful in recommending dishes. We liked the chicken, bit spicy but very good. You can Copenhagen cafe on the run

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I was disappointed that we arrived a few minutes before our friends.. we were told it was POLICY that we couldn’t b seated at the table..
We had to go to the bar and pay separately, rather than pay one bill..’
Not great customer service..
Not sure if we’ll return..

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o
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Service was prompt and personable.

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JT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a small get together with good friends here and we had a great time. The service was good, the food was good, and we felt taken care of.

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Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and beautiful food. One of my favorite spots in town.

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Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for pizza and a bottle of decent "Pizza wine" at a fair price. Excellent at what it attempts to be.

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