Hi Delfina Pizzeria. I love you and your pizzas. I’ve tasted a lot of pizzas in my time and you’re my favorite….to quote the movie Mystic Pizza: “A slice of heaven.”
OK, kinda creepy that I’m writing a love letter to a pizza joint, but it’s THAT good. Delfina Pizzeria (not to be confused with the actual Delfina restaurant, which doesn’t serve pizza) is an SF classic. Yes, you’ll probably have to wait in line, but it’s worth it. So what’s the hype about? Well, as a pizza connoisseur, I rate all pizzas based on these criteria: 1) crust 2) sauce 3) cheese ratio….Delfina scores high on all 3. The Neopolitan inspired thin-crust pizzas comes piping hot out of the wood-fired oven…good texture: doughy, but crispy and airy at the same time. The sauce is the right amount of tanginess and thickness…and pairs nicely with the mozzarella cheese, which is in perfect ratio with the rest of the ingredients. Am I making you drool yet? My go-to’s are the Margherita and Salsiccia (fennel sausage), which I highly recommend.
If you’re impatient (like me) and don’t like to wait in line, then I’d suggest phoning in an order and picking it up (usually takes 15 minutes). They don’t deliver, but if it’s a nice day, you can picnic in Dolores Park (a block away) with your pizza and make a day of it!