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A16 or Delfina for pizza

From out of town which one should I go to.

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A16
2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

Delfina Restaurant
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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    1. Yikes! Both of your choices are overpriced and over hyped. Try Goat Hill in the Potrero!

      www.goathill.com

      bbqman

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      1. re: bbqman

        Not cheap, but both of these places are among the best in the country and definitely worth a destination visit for an out of towner. I can't say that about Goat Hill, which is fine but not up there with the others mentioned.

        1. re: bbqman

          Goat Hill is not of the same caliber/quality/uniqueness as Delfina Pizzeria, A16, Una Pizza Napoletana, Zero Zero, Tony's, Gialina, etc. Not even close.

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          Gialina
          2842 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 94131

          A16
          2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

          Delfina Restaurant
          3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          Una Pizza Napoletana
          200 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

          Zero Zero
          826 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107

        2. Both excellent. Depends what part of town you are in and where you want to end up. There are 2 Pizzeria Delfina.

          We go to Delfina frequently and it is always excellent. The veggie appetizers and other dishes are also excellent.

          Long lines at all these places at peak hours. A16 might take reservations, if you can get them. At Pizzeria Delfina, you stand a good chance around 6-630 or very late. Sundays are mobbed if it is a nice day. Sit outside (unless it really cold they have heaters) or at the counter.

          The 18th St location is right in the foodie ghetto which is interesting in itself. Tartine Bakery open to 730 PM is next door and incredible. Across the street is Birite Creamery with fantasitc icecream - it belongs to Birite Grocery also worth visiting.

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          A16
          2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

          Pizzeria Delfina
          3611 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          Pizzeria Delfina
          2406 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115

          1. if you care more about crust, a16, if you care more about toppings, delfina.

            note that delfina is more casual but also can be difficult to get into; a16 takes reservations and has a wider wine selection, dessert menu, and gives you complimentary bread with amazing olive oil.

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            1. re: vulber

              funny, I would say exactly the opposite.

              For me Delfina is the perfect crust (especially the Napolitana). A16 while traditional has softer crust, served on a plate rather than on metal, which keeps it crisp.

              Best time to go to Delfina is mid to late afternoon.

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              A16
              2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

              1. re: vulber

                Depends on how you like the crust. A16's is soft and tender in the traditional Neapolitan way, personally I prefer crisp with some crunch.

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                A16
                2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

              2. A16.

                But that's just me if those were the only 2 choices.

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                A16
                2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123