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Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto

4.8
94 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 94 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delfina never disappoints

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vipmarrunner06
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good pizza, and they have gluten free crust and pasta as options.

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Phillyboy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, was very impressed by the ambiance, nice and warm. Appreciate the precautions taken, felt very safe!

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mimi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Many thanks for working hard hosting and creating an enjoyable evening during these times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service, good covid precautions.

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Jeremy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The only problem is that it was a bit difficult to get printed menus, this QR code scan doesn't work on my cell phone, and the menu URL wasn't present. Along with QR code, they should also have a short URL to the menu that you can type.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had the burrata pizza and tricolore salad. Both were solid for a quick lunch date.

Dough is just a bit crunchier than a Napolitano style pizza. Excellent taste and bite. I highly recommend giving this place a try.

I’ll definitely be coming back. 👍

4/5 ⭐️

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vipJanetT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A comfortable, sunny lunch time on the patio; we loved our pizza, our olives, our salad. All made to order, totally fresh ingredients. Outstanding server. We were happy to see that all tables were filled, but sure wish Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto could open inside seating so more could come and enjoy wonderful food.

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Apricotte
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The squash and beet dishes are simply delicious. All dishes, and the pizza, are served very hot. The service is friendly, attentive but not overbearing. The outdoor seating is spacious and safe, and the old vines are charming.

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Siddhartha
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A 3.5 is unjust to Delfina I feel, it checked all boxes for me.

First of all, we were seated outdoors next to a wall of earthy green shrubbery and could smell the freshness. It was very pleasant to sit next to and more establishments should think of seating folks in a nature friendly environment.

For the antipasti, the arancini (fried rice balls) were excellent and melted in our mouths.

The pizzas - the fig was a sweet delight, and so was the spicy Diavola, which they happily made vegetarian for me. I felt the crust could've been a bit crunchier, that's just a personal preference tho.

As for the dolci, it was Tcho effing good.

The servers are sweet and friendly.

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vipCatchmecc
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic

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RachelR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We visited Pizzeria Delfina with COVID-19 precautions. As such, we were seated at a 2 person table just outside the normal parameters of the restaurant and adjacent to the sidewalk. This is certainly not the ideal outdoor seating as it's close to pedestrians walking by on the sidewalk and cars passing by, but we understand the circumstances. The ivy and covering over the normal patio area is just so adorable we couldn't help but feel a little envious that our table was not in there. That being said the food was phenomenal, we had the burrata crositini a fig and prisciutto pizza, and the salcittia pizza and it was all delicious. Staff was friendly and prompt. Price is expensive but certainly not unfair for the area and quality of artisan italian!

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vipKeithG
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food in a very comfortable outdoor setting.

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ms09
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had an extra table set up between customers and the wait staff - that way the staff could set the water, plates, food etc on the extra table without reaching over close to the customers!  So though and so beautifully done - they did not lose the ambiance.  
We had such a relaxing evening. Thank you Delpina Staff!

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great staff, great pizza! Current safety features are very reassuring.

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vipkarah
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They have a great opportunity to do something really nice as they have a nice outdoor space, however it’s very average, particularly for the price.

The service was lackluster, and a bit begrudgingly. There’s no care to make sure you have a lovely evening, the service feels almost diner quality.

Their pizza crust is quite good, the mushroom could use truffle oil or something to lift the flavors. The tri colore salad was very fresh and the parmesan cheese shavings were plentiful.

I will not be coming back as we were excited with our festive Saturday night out felt and it ended like an average one at best.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delfina is solid.

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Simon
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Decent pizza. The recently added planters make a big difference. It feels again like you’re in a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my boyfriend’s and my first time eating out since the pandemic and we could not have felt more safe! The tables were spread out much farther than the necessary 6 feet, and they even had a “landing table” for items to create further distance (and thus more safety) for both the waiters and patrons. The outdoor patio had a lovely ambience. The service and food was incredible (as always). We will definitely be coming back soon!

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GaryR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Seating is outside. Although I had a reservation we were seated out on the sidewalk instead of in their enclosed patio. That was a big negative. The food, however, was outstanding as usual.

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vipCatchmecc
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was especially delicious tonight. Service was great. And felt super safe on the patio

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Aubry
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Tables were well distanced and they were ready upon arrival at our reservation time. Enjoyed the pizzas, burrata & cocktails for 2 :)

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ValeriaO
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Loved their outdoor patio!

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vipluv2eatout
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Overall it was a nice meal, however we were slightly annoyed when after we were told to wear a mask unless we were eating and to finish in 90 minutes, we were sat at a table for 2 and not 3, so therefore there was no serving table that everyone else had. We totally are all for playing by all the rules, but then you need to do the same. The young hostess had no idea what she was doing. We had to twist several arms to be moved to another table.

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NatalyaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice outdoor patio. Best Pizza in the area. Will definitely eat there again.

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AdamT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE this restaurant!

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JaimeV
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was fantastic, the ambience was perfect for a summer evening in Palo Alto. I would recommend Deflina to everyone! Wish there were more entree options but it's understood given the COVID situation. Fortunate to be able do dine-in.

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vipAnoush00
San Francisco
119 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza on the planet! I had the pesto pizza (second time) and was glad that it was a tad more baked than the first one was. My date had the cherry pie—also delicious, but it got a tad soggy the longer it sat.

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vipNickname
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Honestly, you have three tables on the street that are vastly inferior to the ones in the terrace. I had a reservation and didn’t appreciate being offered one of the lousy tables. I understand and sympathize with the current situation but maybe make those tables for walk ups only.

Once seated everything was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Covid-19 protocols

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vipStephenF
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful authentic Neapolitan style pizza with good sides. Excellent fresh ingredients.
Very pleasant service. (Nectarine salad could have done better with more nectarines and less cheese.) Will definitely return.
We were there late on a Monday night with social distancing, so very quiet and pleasant. Probably would not show up on a Friday or Saturday night once there is a vaccine for COVID-19.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ❤️ delfina!!

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vipDianeB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in the Bay Area, their Tricolore salad is superb also, even their iced tea is terrific. My go-to place for lunch. So glad they are open again for outdoor lunches on weekends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food and service was excellent! Karina was our server and she took great care of us :)

Thank you Delfina PA!

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vipMihirThePizzaMan
San Francisco
136 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. COVID safe. Ate outside. Had cheeseless pizza (vegan option).

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vipRobW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good COVID safety protocols. Excellent and friendly service. Lovely outdoor setting. Good delicious as always.

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vipLisaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Excellent service.

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vipluv2eatout
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great social distancing

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EmilyA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening spent at Pizzeria Delfina. They have made many effective changes to accommodate safety and social distancing.

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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 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 4.8 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.