Pizzeria Delfina II (Fillmore)
- Agrippa Feb 26, 2009 07:11 AM
Tried Pizzeria Delfina II fillmore location for lunch.
Overall, the food is the same as the mission location, but with some additional items like housemade ice cream.
I ordered Sardines 'En Soar', Pizza Marg,, and the ice cream.
The sardines were amazing, one of the best seafood dishes I've had ever, they are worth the trip alone.
The sardines marinated in a vinegar 'soar' sauce, that is similar to a mexican 'escabeche', that compliments the delicate fish well.
Although I enjoyed my pizza, it was not as good as the ones I've had at the mission location, mostly because parts of the crush was mushy.
The ice cream was kind've of a joke for $5, the stuff was hard as a rock and lacked flavor.
I was kind've suprised how over priced and uninspiring it turned out.
It is a good addition to the hood, but they need to work on the details, and do something about that ice cream.
this pizza is pretty good, but it's not great. Went for lunch on 2/25. They were out of the good mozzarella cheese for the margherita pizza. The crust was nice, but feel the sauce could be more "tomato ee". I think it lacked some top notch sun ripened tomatoes. All tomatoes from CA. I expect they researched them and tried them out for taste, but don't think they compete with the ones from the Naples Italy area. My friends liked it, but I'm a harsh critic when it comes to pizza. I have spent far too much time in Naples and know when a place is going for "authentic". They should try to put the pizzas on warm plates instead of the usual american metal pan.
We frequent the Fillmore location of Pizzeria Delfina. Love their salads and appetizers. Fresh stretched mozzarella is excellent, as is the grilled fennel. My husband loves the tuna conserva. Their insalata tricolore is a bit bitter for me. Pizzas are excellent as well - we like the crust a lot. Sometimes it is a bit puffy, but overall it has a nice amount of chew and blistering for our taste. One of our favorites is the prosciutto pizza - prosciutto, cream, buffalo mozzarella and arugula. We also like the salsiccia. Agree on the housemade gelato - we got it the first time we went back when the opened. Not impressed. Lacked flavor, as you said. Oh, a big plug for their vino ala spina (wine on tap) - the red (forget the name) is great. Costs $27/carafe or $9 a glass, although we find their pour by the glass is a bit skimpy so we always opt for the carafe.
2406 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115
As much as I was looking forward to having this Delfina in my 'hood, I have to say that the pizzas have been so inconsistent as to be disappointing. If I stick with salads and other dishes, I remain quite happy, but the crap shoot of an incredibly limp pizza or not having a basic pizza-cheese is a BIG red flag for me.