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What to order at Delfina [San Francisco]

boris_qd Feb 13, 2013 08:08 AM

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. ipsedixit Feb 13, 2013 08:16 AM

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

    1. Frosty Melon Feb 13, 2013 09:01 AM

      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
        Robert Lauriston Feb 13, 2013 09:12 AM

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

        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          Frosty Melon Feb 13, 2013 10:17 AM

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

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        tripit Feb 13, 2013 01:27 PM

        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.

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          boris_qd Feb 19, 2013 07:08 AM

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

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