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Mission District

Delfina

3621 18th St.
San Francisco, CA, 94110, United States
TEL: (415) 552-4055

At first glance, Delfina might not look like one of San Francisco’s top restaurants: the zinc tables are linen-less, the waiters are heavily tattooed and pierced, and the room is filled with a happy clamor rather than a reverent hush. But there’s a reason why tables here are booked weeks in advance. Chef and co-owner Craig Stoll’s Tuscan-influenced dishes—like grilled calamari on warm white-bean salad, tripe alla Fiorentina (sliced thin, then baked with tomatoes and onions in a wood-fired oven), and nettle-filled fresh ravioli—are sublime. And those heavily inked servers?They just happen to be near-perfect practitioners of the art: deeply knowledgeable but not snooty, welcoming without being overfamiliar.

Insider Tip:

If you don’t have a reservation and can’t score a walk-in seat at the counter, head to Pizzeria Delfina next door for a Neapolitan-style pie and a glass of Aglianico.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Hot Spot
  • Open Kitchen/Watch the Chef
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Italian

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