Eating Delfina Pizza and Bi-Rite Ice Cream in the Mission

One of our favorite things to do in San Francisco is visit the Mission. This neighborhood around Mission Dolores is home to some of the best shopping and dining in the city. Whenever we go we love to wander around exploring the treasures of the area.

On this trip we were strolling down 18th Street when we overheard a guy in front of us point at a pizzeria across the street and tell his friends it had some of the best pizza in San Francisco. When we heard this we realized we were pretty hungry and decided to cross the street and check it out.

Pizzeria Delfina is a small eatery and it was hopping when we arrived. After waiting a bit the host asked us somewhat apologetically if we wouldn’t mind sitting at the chef’s bar. Wouldn’t mind? Little did he know that sitting at the chef’s bar is the ultimate experience for foodies like us! So down we sat and were soon enthralled by the actions of the pizza chefs.

After perusing the menu for a bit, we decided to share an appetizer of Saffron Arancini:

deep fried balls of saffron risotto? Don’t mind if I do! I loooove saffron and these just hit the spot. For my pizza I decided to go with prosciutto and artichoke.

So tasty but I was kind of missing the red sauce. No worries though, a quick request to our server and I had a simmering bowl that made the perfect dipping sauce. Mmm, mmm, mmm.

Now, no visit to the Mission is complete without a trip to Bi-Rite Creamery. Have you had it before? If not, get on the first plane to San Fran because it is the best ice cream ever! I know that seems to be a bold statement but, as you know, I’ve written a lot about ice cream on this blog and have tried many, many kinds. Bi-Rite is hands down my favorite.

Check out the flavors:

Honey lavender! Balsamic Strawberry! Roasted Banana! Brown Sugar! How was I to pick??? Luckily, the servers are super friendly and let you sample away. I finally decided on two scoop –

brown sugar and honey lavender. Oh. My. Goodness. Just thinking about them makes me want another cone RIGHT NOW. Seriously. Best ice cream. EVER.

Pizzeria Delfina
3611 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Bi-Rite Creamery
3692 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110


  1. Rebecca Rider June 21, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Mmm, that looks so good

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