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Massive crowd at Delfina

November 25, 2009

The first time we went to Bi-Rite Creamery, we drove by Delfina and there was a massive crowd outside.  I went home and yelp’d it and found out it had 4 stars with over 700 reviews.  I decided right then and there that I needed to try it!  I had a hard time deciding if I wanted to try Delfina the restaurant or Pizzeria Delfina first.  They are right next door to each other.  Given my recent pizza addiction, I decided I should give Boyfriend a break from pizza and try out the restaurant.  I did make a friend outside while waiting for our table and it turns out he works at the pizzeria!  He gave us a list of his favorites so I know what to order the next time I go.

We started out with a salad with pancetta and cheese shavings.  It was delicious with just the right amount of balsamic vinegar.

Boyfriend went with a lamb dish with butter beans and peppers.  The lamb was cooked perfectly and didn’t taste game-y.  It was paired wonderfully with Boyfriend’s glass of red wine.

I went with the spaghettini with fresh Dungeness crab.  The waitress exclaimed that this is one of her favorite dishes and since crab had recently come into season, it was back on the menu.  Huuuge chunks of crab in the pasta. 

The restaurant is small and cozy but it’s so bustling that it’s quite loud.  Everything was wonderful and I really can’t wait to go back!  Even the bread and sweet cream butter was amazing and we got a second plate and finished it off.   Another plus to this restaurant is that it’s about a block away from Bi-Rite.  If you can refrain from ordering dessert at Delfina, head over to Bi-Rite for some ice cream after dinner!

3621 18th St.  (between Guerrero St. & Oakwood St.)   San Francisco, CA

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