Delfina Pizzeria

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.

My Clam pie.  Apparently the I was blurry with excitement at its arrival, or maybe I was just blurry from drinking with those Australians?

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.

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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