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Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
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Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto

4.4
4.4
177 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pizza Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 353-2208

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Menu

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What 177 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • Peninsula

    Fit for Foodies

  • Peninsula

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. JZ

    JaniceZ

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food is fresh and full of flavor. The music on the patio is a bit loud and intense.

  2. I

    Iberico4all

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Service was great. QR ordering is easy. Service and food was awesome. No complaints!

  3. LT

    LisaT

    Yosemite

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2

    We waited 30 minutes for our 6:30 reservation. We hadn't been to Deflina since before the pandemic and we were excited to finally return. However, they were out of the prosciutto pizza, which is the main reason we chose to eat at this restaurant for my birthday. Food was average (but pricey!!) and ordering through QR system took away from the overall dining experience. We'll have to redo my birthday dinner elsewhere.

  4. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    182 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    182 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    We were disappointed with our meal at Pizzeria Delfina. First, we don't like ordering via QR code. The Negroni, which used to be very good there, had too much Campari, I think. The salad had too much dressing, and the pizza never has enough topping. The service was mediocre. We had made a reservation, but the waiter refused to give us an alternate table, which we wanted because we are all 69-76 years old, and we want to sit away from parents and children as much as possible to avoid contracting COVID. My husband ordered the lamb shoulder, which was quite good, but it took considerably longer than the pizza, which I and another friend shared. In fact, we had finished the pizza by the time the lamb arrived.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4

    QR code service was not great. Hard to ask questions about particular menu items, and my husband’s dinner cane out about 10 minutes before

  6. AB

    AlexandriaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The ambience was wonderful, prior to this time I came to dine I had only come one other time and the ambience is what I remembered and why I wanted to come back. I love the outdoor seating and service, quant but whimsical. Their salads are perfect for a starter and their marinara sauce is delicious! So much flavor and all of their pizza options are delicious. I’ve tried a white pizza and red pizza and both had so much flavor. Pizzeria Delfina has now become one of my favorite places downtown.

  7. TL

    ToledoL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really made my daughter’s birthday dinner special.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    Still forcing customers to use toast app on a phone for menu selection, ordering and payment. And still expecting 18-20% tip!

  9. GL

    GuiL

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always great service and food. Licorice pizza a delicious addition to the menu! Online ordering at the table takes away some of the interaction with the welcoming staff which is a pity.

  10. J

    Judy

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Outside area was warm and lovely! Food was great!

  11. a

    alig

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    the hardest part was the QR menu scan and paying upfront with credit card

  12. GC

    GemaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved my gluten free pizza! We want to go back! Will let peers know too!

  13. A

    Andrew

    Munich

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous as always! Wish the tables were spaced a little farther apart, but had a terrific meal as always.

  14. HG

    HelenaGB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Beautiful patio, very cozy. Delicious food and great service. Definitely recommend for a nice dinner.

  15. ZQ

    ZeeQuu

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect outing, specially if you have saved up for it.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Gabriel was excellent! Food was unique, local farm to table, and delicious Highly recommend this place

  17. GL

    GuiL

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very kind service. Too often impossible to reserve even when occupancy is low!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    La pizza es extraordinaria!!!!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best service and outdoor dining experience in the Bay.

  20. LM

    LizaM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall4food5service1ambience4

    Great food., but no service. Manager took our order, but we were left for another hour and a half. No one asked us if we wanted more food or dessert (we did), and had to track someone down to eventually get the check. I know they were short staffed, but that was pretty bad. Pretty disappointed, we usually love this place.

  21. P

    Patti

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    My favorite place for pizza. It’s fresh and delirious. Made with quality ingredients!

  22. MD

    MarceloDoRio

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Truly the best pizza around. Small selection of wines with good value.

  23. G

    George

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    All good as always. Food reliable and tasty. Portion size on the Brussels Sprouts was absurdly small for $14.

  24. P

    Palo

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The gluten free pizza is amazing and our server was great!

  25. s

    smriti

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience! Special mention to our server Jasmine. She was awesome and made a special dinner even even more special. Great menu offerings, wine and desserts. Covered it all. Definitely a 5Star in my books.

  26. BC

    BettyC

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Birthday celebration

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Overall the experience was wonderful. The food was delicious and the foliage surrounding the outdoor space is quite relaxing. I would say the only downside was the process for being checked in for my reservation. When arriving the hostess said she had our table ready, but we ended up having to wait an additional 15 minutes to be seated. Had she noted this delay we would have simply walked around the block to kill time. When we were finally seated the table was wet and there was food on the ground the hadn’t been swept. Aside from this, we had a great experience and will try Delfina again.

  28. DI

    DiningInSFBay

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always quality and lovely, especially outdoors

  29. S

    Scott

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely courtyard setting. Great pizza and Italian food.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    It was all good but they added a 5% surcharge to the bill that was entitled “employer mandates”. This was not stated on the menu and we were not asked if we wanted to pay it. And employer mandates appears to be another way to raise prices without telling the customer.

  31. TJ

    TerryJ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was delightful! The food was fabulous! It is a splurge for us to eat here but we never have any regrets. We love this place!

  32. AA

    AAM1

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first visit and we'll be back! Food and service were both great!

  33. e

    elizabethl

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We could not have asked for a better experience. We have not dined in person and we had such a great experience. From check in to leaving, all was great. Our server was attentive, personable and the food was great. The gazpacho is amazing, pizza fresh out of fire and perfect. We even had a cake and it was served with candles and plated for a reasonable fee. We will be coming again and again, often.

  34. BC

    BettyC

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Authentic, delicious Italian cuisine with excellent service!

  35. L

    Lydia

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed the quality of the pizza, salad and dessert. Our server was outstanding also. Thank you for offering the top rate pizza at the Bay Area!!

  36. s

    sarahr

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Exceptional service, from reception/hostess to waitstaff. Attentive, professional, knowledgeable and personable .

  37. RR

    RRP1

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    The food was very good and the setting in an enclosed courtyard was pleasant. Note that we had a couple of spiders descend from the overhead beams towards our table. They likely need to spray for spiders. The cocktail selection was only moderate as they did not have a full bar available to make cocktails. Unfortunately, they were almost 20 minutes late in seating us after our reservation time. Hence taking off a star. But the pizza and pasta was very good quality and hence will likely give them another try.

  38. GK

    GabK

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved the pig roast this year. The food was delicious and our server , Valentina, was amazing! Food was served at the table this year, but it was still a great experience.

  39. JP

    JoeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The Pig Roast was a great offering and an unforgettable experience.

  40. TC

    TonyC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For my family and I the Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto pig roast dinners are a much needed break and nice speedy trip from Oakland to Palo Alto. As a Stanford alum its a great reminder of the past and a great comparison against Berkeley food. The only issue was a minor car accident but nothing that would prevent me from coming back. Excellent subtle food contrasts. Early dinner also works well for us at this time. Thank you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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You can order delivery directly from Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto using the Order Online button. Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto also offers delivery in partnership with 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 4.4 stars by 177 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 11 times today

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Google Map for Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto

651 Emerson St Palo Alto, CA 94301

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Palo Alto

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pizza Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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