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What to order at Delfina [San Francisco]

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Has anybody been to Delfina (not the pizzeria) recently and what should I order when I go? Are there any not-to-be-missed dishes? Classics?

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  1. Olive oil mashed potatoes and the ragu are my favorites at the restaurant.

    1. Spaghetti with plum tomatoes on the primi menu. So simple but so perfect. It's my only "must".

      I almost always order the entree listed next to last, right above the steak (which is a can't-lose for me too). Especially if it's duck or quail.

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      1. re: Frosty Melon

        Are the secondi always fish, chicken, pork, poultry, and steak in that order?

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          That's been my experience since '98 when they opened, but since their menu changes frequently I can't say with certainty.

      2. I had nearly perfect shortribs there a year or two back, so I would go for a braised dish. If I remember correctly, the portion was fairly large as well.

        1. I had to cancel in the last minute but when I do get a chance to go I'll report back.