This past weekend I had a romp in San Francisco and with any travels of mine, whether it be short or long, the first thing on my itinerary is “where to eat.” Delfina Pizzeria has long been on my list of places to grub and the internal hype I built for this culinary outing was not done so in vain. My sister + I threw our name up on the chalkboard waiting list and eagerly awaited to be called after seeing pie after pie of delish thin crust pizza come out the door. The wait wasn’t too long but when we finally pulled up a seat al fresco, our stomachs acted as if we hadn’t eaten in weeks. We were about to go in.
Since we were down for the cause, we wanted to sample a bit of everything. We started our order with a plate of fresh Belfiore Burrata (made in Berkeley), paired with arugula and crispy toast. Next out was the life changing creation known as Saffron Arancini, which were fried saffron risotto balls with cheese. Just image a faded night in front of the tv popping these bad boys – they were a revelation! On to the pizza, because I’m sure some of you are on the edge of your seat. Love me some thin crust and this baby came correct, topped with Prosciutto di Parma, mozzarella, panna and arugula. To round out our meal – yeah we’re still eating here – we chose the Stuffed Shells, packed with ricotta, anchovy, tomato and escarole. Good food, good vibes. Perfect.
Delfina Pizzeria, 3611 18th St San Francisco, CA 94110