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Pizzeria Delfina

Pizza Place, Italian Restaurant, and Wine Bar$$$$
Mission Dolores, San Francisco
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  • Josh W.
    Josh WhelchelMay 23, 2015
    Great date spot with fantastic pizzas. You can try to share, but you might as well order one for each person, they are THAT good. Great wine selection as well. Be prepared to wait.
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    Fresh ingredients and thin blistered crust since the dawn of time (the late '90s). Try for the sidewalk seating and a classic margherita pizza or the fennel sausage: it's the stuff of Mission legend. Read more
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedOctober 23, 2015
    "The Italian ices at Pizzeria Delfina are so good, and they come in three flavors: chocolate, lemon and cherry. My favorite one is chocolate. Plus, they're made in-house." Chef Joe Magnanelli Read more
  • Juney H.
    Juney HamApril 21, 2013
    The margherita pizza is deceptively simple, right? Simple enough that you kinda want to order the fancy broccoli raab, panna or prosciutto pie? Imma let you finish, but ... you get the idea. Order it.
  • Eater
    EaterDecember 1, 2010
    You can make the argument that no restaurant in the last decade has changed the dining landscape quite like Delfina and its pizzeria offshoot next door. And that's a good thing. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • SFist
    SFistJuly 22, 2016
    A Sicilian specialty, granita is a staple of Delfina's dessert menu, and it makes a wonderful end to any meal at this next-door sister restaurant to the Mission's Pizzeria Delfina Read more
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony AdamsMarch 30, 2016
    It may sound simple but the 4 cheese, with added house pepperoni, is just too damn good. Perfectly crispy crust with a nice bit of char here and there on the edges.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BraceSeptember 26, 2014
    Get the Prosciutto pie, the pizzas are surprisingly light so you wont leave feeling stuffed. Remember to write your name and party size on the blackboard when you arrive so you can be seated.
  • Al S.
    Al SNovember 11, 2016
    Excellent thin crust pizza here. Decent beer selection, with a couple of local options. Arancini appetizer was also delicious, but request a side of marinara to go with it. Much better that way.
  • Irene C.
    Best pizza in San Francisco. Thin crust, fresh ingredients, superb mozzarella. The margherita is a sure bet, but the toppings and special pizzas are also delicious. You will want to come back!
  • Zahid Z.
    Zahid ZamanOctober 9, 2012
    One of the best pizza places on either coast. Pair your slices with the wide selection of Italian wines under the outdoor heat lamps on a cool San Francisco evening in the Mission.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedOctober 18, 2016
    Get the spicy cauliflower. "The spicy and salty mix of flavors is fantastic alongside the caramelization of the cauliflower." - Chef Rachel Sillcocks Read more
  • Timothy C.
    Timothy CavanaughNovember 22, 2013
    Best authenticity Italian pizza I've ever had outside of Italy. Meaning, you'll be disappointed if looking for a thick doughy crusted, piled high with ingredients, drowning in cheese kind of pizza. 😁
  • Bora U.
    Bora UnNovember 15, 2013
    When it's nice out - I'd just get a couple pizzas to-go, a bottle of red from bi-rite and picnic at Dolores Park. Delfina's pizzas are so delicious and can be enjoyed anywhere.
  • Frances J.
    Frances JamesDecember 1, 2014
    EXCELLENT thin crust pizza and appetizers. No reservations so put your name in and wander the mission. If they have the roasted cauliflower appetizer, get it and prepare to drool.
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RaeSeptember 15, 2013
    Zagat 25. Cost $30. “Insanely good”, “beautifully charred” Neapolitan-style pies with “innovative toppings” have fans of this Mission–Pac Heights duo vowing they “won’t eat pizza anyplace else”;
  • Courtney R.
    Courtney RidensMarch 9, 2014
    The space is tight and the place is busy, but for good reason that renders it worth the squeeze, wait, and cost. A strong selection of good music, pizza, and specials - this place is great for dates.
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteJuly 27, 2014
    Any and all of their pizzas are fabulous (the crust is Neapolitan-inspired, they say), but I love the prosciutto the best. One of the best pizza places in SF, hands down.
  • Beatriz C.
    Beatriz CastilloDecember 30, 2014
    Even though the place isn't too big, they have delicious pizzas. I got a margherita and added prosciutto - a great choice! The ingredients were very fresh, loved the mozzarella cheese!
  • Tom C.
    Tom CoatesDecember 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place. Dough is crisp and thin, strong awesome flavors. Huge fan of the Napoletaba which has strong, interesting salty flavors and no cheese. Delicious.
  • Laura C.
    Laura CNovember 17, 2011
    Fantastic Italian menu and delicious fresh pizzas. Although Delfina is usually crowded and hard to get in, the pizzeria next door that is smaller and open for lunch tends to have more openings.
  • The Bold Italic
    The Bold ItalicSeptember 27, 2011
    Get the classic Neapolitan-style Margherita made with minimal but super tasty ingredients, like Berkeley-based Belfiore mozzarella— it's packed with flavor! Sometimes simplicity really is perfection. Read more
  • Kathy 👩🏻‍💻 L.
    Buratta is excellent. Soft, served with crunchy bread, olive oil, and arugula. I wonder if they make it in house?
  • ViatorStaff
    ViatorStaffAugust 26, 2010
    Get here early for dinner (before 7) or come at lunch if you want to snag a table for these delectable thin crust pizzas. The Napoletana is fantastic. Or call in an order to go & eat at Dolores Park.
  • Nuno S.
    Nuno Sanches e SilvaSeptember 28, 2013
    Pizza is good but not all that in my opinion. Certainly the prosciutto pizza was not worth 17USD at all. Didn't try the margherita though. Will continue looking for the best pizza napolitana in town.
  • Elizabeth I.
    Elizabeth IrizOctober 16, 2014
    Chilly night in SF? Don't worry they have heat lamps to keep you and the special of the day nice and toasty!
  • SFist
    SFistSeptember 18, 2015
    There's variety, from the clam pie to the house-made fennel sausage to the daily rotating seasonal specials, all clocking in under $20. Read more
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 25, 2010
    Craig Stoll cooks Italian food here through the lens of the Bay Area: hyperseasonal, locally sourced, and as primally satisfying as the home cooking of a Tuscan nonna. The panna cotta is legendary.
  • Kenneth B.
    Kenneth BergerApril 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the only top pizzerias in the city that does to-go orders. Take advantage, never wait in line for a table. The fried stuff here tends to be gross, stick with the salads, antipasti, and pizzas.
  • Rico A.
    Rico Altman MerinoMarch 19, 2013
    Maybe the best pizza I've had in the city. Menu changes, but asparagus with lemon brown butter and pizza amatriciana were highlights. Great service.
  • Denaya D.
    Denaya DaileyApril 15, 2012
    Yum! The meatballs are to die for... So are the brussel sprouts. Grab a glass of vino and sit outside in the sun. Great people watching too!
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DorshorstAugust 8, 2014
    Almost always busy. You can order carry out and skip the line, or put your name in the chalkboard and grab a glass of wine while you wait.
  • Odile R.
    Odile RoujolJuly 23, 2016
    Best pizza. Take the one with home made sausage with a glass of Italian wine
  • Jole P.
    Jole PAugust 29, 2015
    Pizzas are perfect to share for 2 especially if you want to grab some dessert elsewhere along mission after. (I suggest mission pie)
  • Elaine L.
    Elaine LowJune 3, 2014
    Waiting is typical here. We loved the Salsiccia, and Prosciutto Pie. Save some room for the bomb-ass Meatballs in Sugo as well.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CuppMay 25, 2014
    Try the olives! They were extremely tasty and went well with the Prosciutto Pie pizza.
  • Approach Guides
    Approach GuidesNovember 22, 2010
    Try La Sibilla’s piedirosso (medium-bodied red wine). Indigenous to Campania, this rare grape offers balanced fruit-earth flavors & decadent aromas; good complexity results from old vines.
  • Ayse K.
    Ayse Kaya FiratSeptember 6, 2012
    Easy to find a parking spot nearby. Beautiful murals inside. Deserves all the positive reviews, delicious gourmet pizza with fresh ingredients.
  • Nancy T.
    Nancy TranJuly 6, 2015
    I love Neapolitan style pizza but I thought this pizza was too crisp. It was very... Crunchy, and good Neapolitan pizza dough should have some give.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MinorNovember 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Does it look busy? Sit at the bar for a perfect pizza made before your eyes. Don't miss their special antipasti; they are ALWAYS excellent.
  • Pam Z.
    Pam ZhangFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the tuna conserva: a delicious and surprisingly filling combination of flaky oily tuna, meltingly soft butter beans, and bitter greens.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 16, 2016
    Just when you thought you couldn’t eat another bite, there’s the panna cotta, a little bit of heaven on a plate. Read more
  • Lesley K.
    Lesley KAugust 6, 2013
    Margherita pizza (the sauce!) is so good! And all the salads are always so fresh with good flavor combos.
  • Brett L.
    Brett LiderFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try ordering off-menu: the Purgatorio (spicy tomato sauce and pecorino with two farm eggs cracked on top) is always available.
  • Riddhi S.
    Riddhi ShahJanuary 12, 2015
    Margarita pizza was the best!!! We ordered Panna as well and that was pretty delicious too. Would certainly do back.
  • Suzanne .
    Suzanne 🍋July 12, 2016
    A Neapolitan-styled margherita 🍕 is my first choice. The sauce: tomato wonderland. A modest balance of sauce and crust.
  • Rudy S.
    Rudy SJanuary 23, 2015
    Salsiccia was fantastic. I fact I loved the somewhat crunch crust!
  • Clara B.
    Clara BayarriOctober 12, 2014
    Great pizza, though get ready for long lines and crammed space. The panna with salami was really nice.
  • Jordan F.
    Jordan FineAugust 8, 2014
    Big fan of the Panna and the prosciutto pizza. The ingredients are fresh. Expect a wait, but worth it.
  • Anjali R.
    Anjali RuvalcabaMay 9, 2014
    The calzone w/escarole, king trumpet mushrooms, pine nuts & mozzarella was HEAVEN. - Reeeeeedikulous cannoli too! ^_^
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