Review: Pizzeria Delfina.

Delfina Restaurant has been a popular Italian restaurant in the Mission for well over a decade now (I haven’t dined there since I was a child). However, next door they opened up a tiny casual pizza joint that’s perfect for quick single dining.

I sat at the counter at Pizzeria Delfina for a fast but tasty meal. Their menu consists of a few appetizers, salads, pastas, and of course pizza.

Burrata Cheese with Arugula and Crostini (8/10).

You can’t go wrong with Burrata cheese; creamy and luscious with a drizzle of fruity olive oil, peppery arugula, and chewy toasty bread. Simple but perfection.

Amatriciana Pizza: Onions, Guanciale, Mozzarella Cheese, Pecorino Cheese, and Chili Pepper (7.5-8/10).

All of their pizzas sounded delicious but I decided to get the amatriciana which is based on one of my all time favorite pasta dishes. Bucatini all’amatriciana is a classic Roman pasta dish consisting of bucatini pasta (long noodles with a hole in the middle) tossed in a spicy tomato sauce with onions, guanciale (cured pork jowl), and Pecorino Romano cheese. The pizza was pretty solid with a nice chewy crust, sweet tomato sauce, meaty and unctuous guanciale, chili pepper, and sharp Pecorino Romano cheese. However, I think I liked my pizza at La Nebbia more.

Overall, Pizzeria Delfina is a good place for simple yet delicious Italian food for a fast bite so my rating is a 7.5-8/10.

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