We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great small place in the mission”
Review of Delfina

Delfina
Ranked #237 of 5,665 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Mission District
Birminghan,Alabama
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great small place in the mission”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

This is a fun neighborhood restaurant in the mission. Noisy but feels fun. The asparagus with Parmesan zabaglione sauce was so delicious I wanted to lick the plate. Gnocchi with ragu was standout. Nice wine list.

  • Visited April 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank katfix
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

394 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    203
    138
    38
    11
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Our new fave eatery in SF!”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

We live in SF and have our short list of go-to eateries. We'd heard of how good Delfina is for many years, but it's difficult to get a reservation. Finally, due to a last minute visit by an out of town friend, we got an 8 o'clock table on a Monday night. Delfina was packed but we had an outstanding meal. For appetizers, we ordered the grilled calamari, veal & proscuitto. We loved the artisan breads. For entrees, we had king salmon & pork. All were excellent, perfectly cooked with balanced flavors. For dessert, we shared the crema di chocolate. Our server was friendly & knowledgable. We peeked at the table next door and saw the roast chicken with olive oil mashed potatoes. We decided we must come back soon for that! For 3 people, with wine & coffee, our bill came to just under $200 with tip. The wine was $15 per glass, a little pricey. Overall, a stand out dinner we fully intend to repeat.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank MakiWong
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hoboken, New Jersey
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Rendered speechless”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Delfina was one of the highlights of an amazing 12-day trip in California that started in San Francisco & ended in San Diego. When I am blown away by bread & butter (softened & sprinkled with sea salt), we're off to a good start. Each course was delectable. Each morsel of the little pasta -- a homemade ravioli with chopped chicken served in a lemon butter sauce -- was a treasure on the palate. My main course, roast chicken with olive oil mashed potatoes, was prepared impeccably. The profiteroles we saw delivered to a neighboring table caught our eye & they were a perfect way to end the meal. Fine, fine dining.

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Nancy C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Basel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
142 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Probably the best Pizza in the world!”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Culinary orgasm for 15$! Probably the best Pizza ever. I really hate it that you can't make reservations and have to wait in line for up to an hour, but I go there anyway every time, because the pizza is soooooo gooood!

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Intihuasi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Leesburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“Amazing!!”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

After several days of excellent meals in Napa, I wasn't sure how our first night in San Francisco would compare. This was by far the BEST meal we had on our trip. The service was amazing, everyone was so helpful and gave lots of suggestions, and the meal was from start to finish exceptional. I can't wait to get the opportunity to come back!

  • Visited April 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank lbgold728
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Delfina also viewed

 
San Francisco, CA
 

Been to Delfina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing