Pizzeria Delfina Burlingame

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$30 and under
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Italian

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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.
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F
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch on a Sunday before heading to the airport. Everything was tasty.

CS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, good food!

L
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delfina is the best!

SD
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delfina is always delicious! Great food and pleasant service.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service and delicious food !

d
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizzas are yummy. I particularily like the tricolor salad. Highly recommend for lunch.

M
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food but today, the experience was fantastic thanks to our server, Cecilia. She is truly an asset to the restaurant and made our experience so delightful and memorable. We especially noticed how she does her job with joy and a true intention to delight the customers. An example and role models for anyone in the industry. She is fantastic!!

TT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So great we ate here twice on a recent trip. Get the Greek salad and the Panna pizza. Best pizza we have ever had. Amazing. Sat outside both times, very cute place.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such amazing food

OT
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner as always! Great service, food, and beverage. We loved our pizza, pasta, and salad. Delfina is my favorite restaurant in Burlingame. Thank you for being in Burlingame - I prefer this Delfina compared to the ones in San Francisco.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Quality has gone way down. Forgot half of my order. Pizza was soggy. Not going back.

GN
San Francisco
131 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Understaffed. The pizza showed up 15 min before we got any drinks. When I continued to ask about where our drinks were (we didn’t even have water) our server made fun of me, and then brought only my drink, which she spilled on my coat sleeve in her accentuated nervousness. After this she brought a used rag to dry my sleeve. I didn’t want to interact with her any more. I know waiting on customers is not easy. I waited tables for years. But I did not act like my customers were unreasonable for wanting food delivered in a specific order. Drinks come before the main course. Food should come out at the same time for a table of four. Dinner is a time to relax, not to be accosted. I will not be back.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This place was always consistent and its been our go-to spot for years and years, but lately the experience has been a major disappointment. Especially today was something else.
The sauce on margherita was so watered down that from the first bite it was a huge let down. Also they’ve been really stingy on basil that it just looks like a cheese pizza with tiny green dots here and there. The dough was still good; crispy at the bottom and doughy on the outside with charcoaled smokiness to it

The new pepperoni pizza was horrible. Pepperoni pizza is supp osed to be bursting in flavor with the spiciness of pepperoni, the cheese, the sauce... but this was so bland that I almost dropped the pizza on my plate. I didn’t even finish one slice.

The service was incredibly slow and inattentive. We’ve also noticed that all waiters were new.

What happened to this place????

JL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Pizza was meh, plates were dirty and took much too long to get attention of servers/ staff. Probably won’t be going back, Rise across the street is a better alternative though a bit pricey.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good but the service beyond terrible. The waiter gave us the wrong bottle of wine, ignored our table most of the evening and wasn’t at all professional .

SA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I treated myself to a birthday late lunch, and as always I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Pizza Del Fina. it is one of my favorite restaurants in Burlingame and I always come for the Regazza salad. They have excellent selections for wines, and their coffee is also amazing as well as their gelato ice cream!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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AC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Made reservation ahead of time for brothers visit. The only available time was 8pm. Showed up to a 3/4 empty restaurant. Seated, ignored for a surprisingly long time. No water, no breadsticks, no sign of waitstaff except for the woman at next table serving them and ignoring me. Other people swarmed around, are they waitstaff or busers or hosts???? It doesn’t matter because NOT ONE of them stopped to help me. I finally waved at a man across the room to see if he’d recognize me as a customer sitting at a table. He looked at me with concern. But that’s it.

Then a woman came over to “take my order”(Salad, beet salad, glass of wine) Didn’t write it down. She informed me that they just sent home all but one of their waitstaff. NOT MY PROBLEM, I made a reservation so they could expect me. I assume it was professionally informed decision. She disappeared and so did my order until a never before seen-kid threw down the green salad so fast I could t ask about the rest of order. More minutes go by.
A man is taking the order of a two top next to me, seated AFTER me. I get his attention for the 3 feet away (should not be that hard!). I ask him if, perhaps he is my waiter? He says Yes and we agree that he’s very busy...!?!?!.... but he’s trying his best.... I ask him if I can perhaps get the rest of my order. He immediately brings it. Shocker! Was it just sitting somewhere!????
There’s more but I’m honestly feeling just tired of it. I left a large tip, because I’m a nice person.

F
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, consistently delicious. Service was inconsistent.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Anniversary grub

A
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great. Service was very prompt but dour. Servers seem very bored and do not add to the experience. At these prices, I think they should.

NW
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We met some friends for a late lunch. Our guests didn’t want a huge lunch, so the food server suggested that we just order a few small plates and a margarita pizza. The food was great - the pizza was one of the best I’ve had in a while.

MT
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! The quality of the food never disappoints! I will keep coming back to Delfina’s!

KM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall we enjoyed dining at Pizzeria Delfina. The food was well prepared and very good. The noise level is quite high but we expected that due to the type of restaurant and construction of the building with high ceilings. Our dinner server was friendly and efficient. We did have a curious beginning as our table wasn't ready we sat at the bar for a drink. The young woman serving there didn't seem to care if we were there or not, several times walking past and not saying a word. We FINALLY ordered just as we were being seated for dinner. I would go back but perhaps skip a drink at the bar.

LB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Delfina - the best pizzas and fabulous salads

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

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

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

Limited menu. Not willing to substitute

d
San Francisco
50 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.

S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 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.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 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...

F
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 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!).

MM
San Francisco
106 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.

DD
San Francisco
38 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.

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

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

C
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on August 19, 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.

PC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 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

CA
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Pizza spectacular. Wonderful wine selections.

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.

LA
San Francisco
11 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.

OT
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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