Delfina is tiny but very popular as well, which generally means it is packed and quite loud inside. Luckily, you will not need to say much except, ... More
Delfina is tiny but very popular as well, which generally means it is packed and quite loud inside. Luckily, you will not need to say much except, "This is really good!" and "I would like another order of this," both of which can be conveyed with hand gestures and facial expressions. Seafood dishes are the highlights of the menu. So are the pastas, risottos and vegetarian specialties. Save room for dessert, which features the awe-inspiring Panna Cotta that is a homemade religious experience. The service is terrific.
This was one of the best restaurants we've been to in the Mission. The halibut was reminiscent of provencal France, done with an amazing broth of seasonal spring flavors. The lamb was delicate, yet not underdone, also with a marvelous puree that hypnotizes your taste buds without overwhelming them. The salt cod mantecato was the best cracker and fish dip (sort of like artichoke dip consistency), was perhaps the best cracker and dip I ever had. The little gem (mini) salad and strawberry crostada desert with homemade whip cream were amazing too.
Really good... also really, really busy! Delfina has an excellent menu with an interesting, ever-changing assortment of peculiar and tasty combinations. Cool place to take that out-of-town foodie who wants to try a special something with more of a local vibe.
I've been to this wonderful restaurant on several occasions, and I've never had a disappointing meal here. The flavors are fresh and clean, and the service is top-notch. Delfina frequently makes best of lists -- both those chosen by food editors and the general public -- and its reputation is well-deserved. A phenomenal value for the money, you won't regret coming here.
*Terms & Conditions: Savings calculation is based on Flight + Hotel vacation package bookings for a 3 month period for 2 adults with a 2+ night length of stay compared to price of the same components if booked separately during same period. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, travel dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.