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At Delfina, chef and owner Craig Stoll favors simplicity over whimsy and tradition over fashion. Yet his food is never ordinary: Fresh pasta, fish and braised meats find the perfect balance of flair and flavor. The menu changes daily, reflecting Stoll's desire to stay on his toes. Recent standouts include garganelli pasta with guinea hen ragu, Berkshire pork spare ribs and California white sea bass. Stoll's casual Pizzeria Delfina is next door, serving some of the best thin-crust pizzas in town. The clam pie with cherrystone clams and hot peppers is a perennial favorite.


Venue name: Delfina
Address: 3621 18th St
San Francisco

Cross street: between Guerrero and Oakwood Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 5:30–10pm; Fri, Sat 5:30–11pm; Sun 5–10pm
Transport: BART to 16th St Mission/Metro to Church & 18th St/bus 33
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