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Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto

4.6
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46 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Pizza Bar
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 2014, Annie and Craig expanded into the Peninsula with Pizzeria Delfina in Palo Alto.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 46 people are saying
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4.3
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Nickelbags
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gets a 7/10 next to our favorite places in NY but it was good

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AliciaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had a really nice Valentine's Day dinner here. The food was great, our waiter was kind and attentive, and the atmosphere was great. The only issue was that we were sat outside (there is a lot of outside seating), but it wasn't something I was anticipating without even being asked for a 8:00 pm reservation in February. The couple that was seated next to us outside about twenty minutes later seemed surprised, as well. We were fine and the warm food helped, but my boyfriend was further from one of the outdoor space heaters and he was quite cold.

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vipvalbee
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food is delicious; the meatballs cannot be beat and we tried the sand dabs for the first time and they are out of this world! Burrata was fresh but texture was off; we think it was because it was too cold and needed to be room temp. Server was efficient but not very friendly. Nonetheless, we love Delfina's food and are regulars so we'll be back again and again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service. We had an excellent evening. We were there until closing time (10.45pm) when they kindly asked us to leave!

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JaredC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent pizza (says me and my Italian wife). Too loud indoors and it was chilly that evening.
We shared the Prosciuto w Arugula Salad (delish) and the tri-color salad (abundant and good).
Service was OK, but it was too loud for me. Others didn't mind.

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vipKyne
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place, really good Pizza (though don't expect real Neapolitan, fork&knife pies - that's Terun, Doppio Zero and Settebello), and fun cocktails. Amazing Amaro list.

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vipoliver
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I've been a loyal Delfina customer for years but I've noticed the food and service have been slipping lately.

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vipFunfoodie
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience in Palo Alto was completely superb! Recommend my favorite Little Gem Salad with green goddess dressing, avocado & pistachios is now addictive, appetizer of Fresh Stretched Mozzarella with arugula, crostini & EVO, Romanesque roasted Broccoli raab with Lemon yogurt, a Custom red pizza with Prosciutto di Parma & Buratta and the finale Butterscotch Budino is divine. Enjoyed the charming patio, a cocktail and kudos to their welcoming host, Ethan!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

What you expect, too noisy!

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Chaitali
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I went to Delfina with my husband and a friend. We have ordered from Delfina multiple times but it was our first time at the restaurant. We sat in the patio and while we were having our dinner we saw 4 rats. We told our server and she said they are aware of the issue. After seeing what we did we were disgusted. Pizza was ok!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place and the food.

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gvirgili
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great experience. Only minor issues: the waitress was sweet and eager to please, but didn't listen very well. Regardless, still a nice experience. The pizza was good, but not great. The crust was not typical for Pizzeria Delfina and napolitano-style, the crust was very crisp and the basil was baked in the oven with the pizza. Jersey-style Chopped salad was incredibly delicious. And the Pot de Crema was worth every calorie.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We had a hair in our food but our survey did not seem like it was an issue for her.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Date night. Great food, okay service. None of the waiters or waitresses seemed to want to give us the time of day. I’m sure they were in a rush but I would appreciate it if they wouldn’t start walking away before I finish talking.

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vipCalvinLS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This is probably the worst dining experience ever had. Stunned by the different quality of service and food between this location and SF! Will never come back, ever

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DianeW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good. Loved the dessert presentation. Would like more toppings on pizza

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vipJEA1
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good pizza, similar to how it's made in Italy. Bright, fresh tricolor salad.Nice place for a pie, although the music was quite loud when we were there.

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Feedme
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The table outside was sticky. The service was poor. The food was OK at best, and it was WAY overpriced. Certainly won’t be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We had a terrible waiter. Knocked over the water bottle and didn’t say anything. Never asked how things were of if we needed anything. Dropped the check off with no word!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Normally love this place but had an absent server today who was never available. Asked for a simple add on of mozzarella on our salad and the chef/owner said NO, that it ruins the integrity of the food. Let the customer decide that since they are the ones paying the tab, right?

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Saturday evening 9 pm reservation they did not allow us to order any drinks past 10 pm because that’s when they “close.” They should not be listing 9 pm reservations if that’s the case.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Foods is ok but has a lot of room to improve its service.

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Jessica
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the pizza and pasta there the sauce was amazing as usual and the service was great. Everything was just about perfect.

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AlexM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely patio seating, fantastic food and wine, ok service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and great food.

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vipTebo1
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

casual lunch with a friend and had delicious food

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Anna
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Had a reservation but took 5 minutes for someone to even acknowledge that we had walked in. Super under-staffed for lunch -- one waiter for the whole restaurant it seemed. Took 10 minutes to get water, another 10 to order. Food as always, is good -- but was hard to enjoy because it became super hot inside during our lunch (they leave the doors open to the patio even when the AC is on, and it was 90+ degrees outside. I used to be a big fan but whoever is the manager for the lunch shift needs to shape up otherwise they will lose our business. This is the second bad experience I've had here in 4 weeks for lunch.

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Kelleyw
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for graduation dinner with family. Ate at 5pm. Patio was pretty, cool and perfect. Pizzas were a huge hit with out of town guests. Everyone loved it.

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kavmtn
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our lunches/dinners at Delfina Palo Alto. Patio can't be beat.

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vipSandra
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

lovely outdoors, good food, service is minimal but polite.

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vipMelissaM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

classic. my favorite. always the best. 👌🏼

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vipAnna
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation through OpenTable, and then didn't honor it when I showed up because they had decided to close the restaurant for a private party. Did not call me and let me know so I could make other plans for my business meeting. Surly staff refused to admit their mistake and instead told me *I* was wrong even though I had the confirmation email and text message from OpenTable.

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SharonG
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just returned from Sicily and never expect to find a pizza that compares...but now I know where to go!!! Crust was amazing as were the topping!!

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vipNIKKI
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful and attentive service and great food — the special pizza with artichokes and arugula was so delicious. Fabulous meatballs. Loved the peas

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vipLambBaconLover
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Amazing Amazing Amazing Amazing Amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent pizza. I liked their selection more than I liked their outlet in SFO. The place was quiet on Wed lunch. I had Napoletana pizza without the anchovies and my friend had the pie with arugula & prosciutto. The slices we're gone pretty quickly. The appetizers & salad looked good, though we didn't try any.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great, will definitely be back!

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vipJohnF
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate lunch here 2 days in a row and was not disappointed. Clam pie with extra clams and anchovies stood out. Regazza and Tri Colore salads were well done.

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vipLASP
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Very good food, including great pizza. Service was awful. One person in our party got his pizza 30 minutes after the rest of us. No recognition of bad situation by our server.

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Anonymous
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Not up to rest of the Delfina restaurants standards. Service was polite but follow thru was bad.

FAQs

Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 353-2208.

Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto is rated 4.6 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

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