Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto

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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.
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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

J
San Francisco
6 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.

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

Lovely patio seating, fantastic food and wine, ok service

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and great food.

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

casual lunch with a friend and had delicious food

A
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.

K
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.

k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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

classic. my favorite. always the best. 👌🏼

A
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.

SG
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!!

NI
San Francisco
36 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

LB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Amazing Amazing Amazing Amazing Amazing

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OT
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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great, will definitely be back!

JF
San Francisco
36 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.

LA
San Francisco
57 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.

A
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.

KA
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The pizza was underwhelming (it barely had cheese). Not as yummy as the ambiance or price would imply.

j
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizzeria Delfina is one of my favorite restaurants in Palo Alto. It is a go to for everything from special occasions to casual get together‘s with friends. Also great for a table of two or large group. Their pizza is amazing! As are many other items including the meatballs, the vegetables, the salad ragazza etc. they also have a solid wine list and some fun specialty cocktails. Typically friendly and efficient service. The back patio is the best.. highly recommend!

B
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb pizza. Stopped in as I was on EST so it was early out West and I saw the reviews. I started with the Greek salad which was a 10; they grilled the romaine, which was perfect as it combined with the fresh tomatoes, olives, feta and a superb dressing. Perfect salad. Then the Margherita came; I have never had a better one as the red sauce and fresh ingredients were a great combination. As the reviews have said, this place is stellar. Highly recommended.

w
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a wonderful business lunch with clients, had the pizza, meatballs, and also the chicken, all of which were delicious, as always. Thanks!

C
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Although I confirmed our reservation via open table, when we arrived at Pizzeria Delfina they were not aware of our reservation via open table.
When I showed them the confirmation on my phone they found a table for us.
Other than than that the food and service was outstanding, love the Salad Tricolore and the Pizza Neapolitans.