Our first stop on a mad journey of some fine SF food, led fearlessly by James. And a well-time visit at lunch meant sliding into a well-lit table by the window before the place became packed wall-to-wall with diners.
Pizza were hot and fresh, the ingredients tasted local and at their peak of ripeness and flavor. Our waitress gave us honest recommendations, which we took and were pleased with the results.
Each table came with a jug of water, breadsticks and a plate of condiments – red pepper flakes, dried thyme sprigs and grated parmesan.
Three of us shared one pizza, as we had other places to go and eat. We had to pace ourselves. We went with one of the specials of the day, no clue how the item is even spelled. Graecia, perhaps? A pizza with prosciutto, spring onions, cracked black pepper and cream. The risotto ball special sounded good, too, but stomach real estate did not allow.
All in all, very good.
Delfinia also really passes the buck onto the diner with the Healthy SF tax. The tax added about 25% more onto the bill. The $16 pizza is closer to $21, before a tip is added. Much like foreign tourists are surprised when the price tag of an item they purchase is not really the price they are charged by this mysterious “sales tax,” non-residents may be surprised that this value-add appears at the end of the meal.
(Photos by Ted Mills)