Quite by accident yesterday I stumbled upon Delfina Pizzeria, which is next store to Delfina restaurant. They both looked handsome and happening so when I had finished drinking with a bunch of wild Australians up the street I knew where I had to take my beer soaked butt to eat.The pizzeria is smaller and more casual as you might expect then the restaurant and was exactly what I was looking for. Luck was on my side as when I walked into the packed restaurant there was one seat available at the bar that over looked the kitchen and service area. I love watching people cook. What I loved most though was upon sitting down I noticed a plate with a branch or two of Oregano, some grated cheese and some hot pepper (to be honest I think it was pepper and from the picture I took I can’t really tell..so for arguments sake lets just say hot pepper). A seasoning plate as it t’were so you could adjust your dish to your liking. Brilliant.
The next thing I noticed was how mouth watering-ly delicious the couples next to me pizza was. Covered in prosciutto and Arugula, just as I was about to start drooling my very helpful waitress came over and asked me if I was ready to order.
As it turns out I was ready, and as much as I wanted to say: I’ll have what they’re having I asked her about the clam pie, as it happened both waitresses were standing side by side (i was sitting near the cash register) and both agreed it was their favorite pie. Done. Add to that a nice Italian primitivo and I was set. My waitress made a great suggestion which was to add Arugula to my pizza, there by eliminating any need to order salad!The staff hard at work and a bunch of side plates on display.
I was able to eat all of it but two slices which I got to go, of course this being San Francisco by the time I had walked two blocks I was asked by some gentleman walking down the street: What you eating?
I didn’t answer just simply handed him the box to which he responded: That’s what I’m talkin’ about.
Turns out that a lot of people are talking about Delfina Pizza and for a very good reason.