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A16 or Delfina's Pizzeria for Pizza?

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lterrell Sep 8, 2007 08:21 PM

Which do people like better?

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    Lord Griffin Sep 9, 2007 03:43 AM

    both excellent, i prefer delfinas pizza. a16 is a little soggy in the middle, and i like the different varieties at delfina.

    1. Robert Lauriston Sep 9, 2007 11:22 AM

      I prefer A16's, but I'm prejudiced toward wood-oven pizza.

      Delfina's is as good as it gets from a gas oven.

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        Robert Lauriston Sep 10, 2007 03:17 PM

        One other consideration: Delfina doesn't take reservations and the wait is sometimes long. A16 does take reservations though if you show up without one the wait is sometimes reaaaaalllllly long.

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        citygrrl Sep 10, 2007 03:14 PM

        Both are tasty, but I like Delfina's. My favorite is Pizzetta 211, but it sucks when they run out of dough.

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          Amy G Sep 10, 2007 05:55 PM

          Both are very good, but as Robert said, the wood oven makes a difference. I also prefer the simplicity of A16's margherita and marinara which has a more vibrant tomato flavor--probably because the pizza spends less time in the oven due to the higher heat of a wood oven. Another plus at A16 is a better wine list and better cured meats to eat prior to the pizza.

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            steve h. Sep 10, 2007 06:14 PM

            a16 makes a very good pie (margherita, romana). the wood-fired oven crisps the edges beautifully but too much sauce and a tendancy to pull the pies out a minute or so too early frustrates just a tad.

            the place is a scene and i respect that. still, less sauce, more oven would work for me.

            i'll keep going back but just wanted to add my $0.02.

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              lterrell Sep 11, 2007 06:54 AM

              Thanks for the feedback and I will be heading to A16 on Friday night. Could only get a 9:30 PM reservation. Do they serve any food/nibbles at the bar?

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                Robert Lauriston Sep 11, 2007 08:34 AM

                At that time on a Friday, the small bar is completely full of people eating dinner, and there are what feels like 50 people jammed in the small waiting area next to it.

                Caffe Rulli across the street is a nice place to hang out beforehand.

                1. re: lterrell
                  steve h. Sep 11, 2007 09:21 AM

                  robert summed it up pretty well. still, give the bar a shot. you never know.

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