Delfina Pizzeria

Overall Rating: 7.000

Address: 2406 California St.
Cross Street(s): Fillmore St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94115
Neighborhood: Fillmore
Phone: 415.440.1189
Hours: Su-M 11:30am-10pm; Tu 5pm-10pm; W-Th 11:30am-10pm; F-Sa 11:30am-1
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 7.00
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Nuova Point
Price: $2.75
Last Update: 04/24/2011
First Reviewed: 04/24/2011
Notes: Outdoor Seating

This is the Fillmore outlet of the local downmarket chain spun off by Delfina restaurant. The waits can be a bit long for a table, of which there are only a few: a couple sidewalk tables outdoors and a few booths inside its diner-like interior. They may boast their Neapolitan pedigree for pizza, but it's less authentic and more Westernized - as reflected by far more Chinese patrons than Italians here. They use a classic, two-group Faema E-61 machine at the counter to pull shots of Mr. Espresso with a blonde to medium brown, even crema that's somewhat thin on body. It has a decent, though not great, aroma and a somewhat pungent flavor of herbs - but in a way that's atypical of a Mr. Espresso Neapolitan blend (they have a custom blend here). Served in classic brown Nuova Point cups. Decent for a restaurant espresso, but not notable otherwise.