INSPIRED BY THE BEST PIZZA OF NEW YORK CITY AND NAPLES, ITALY.In 2005, AnnieAnnie Stoll, Owner A San Francisco restaurateur and hospitality icon, Annie Stoll’s passion for good service has long been the perfect complement to her husband Craig’s passion in the kitchen. After honing her front of the house skills at some of the city's top restaurants, Annie met Craig while working at restaurants across the street from each other in Mill Valley. They soon left to open Delfina, eloping weeks after opening its doors in 1998. Since then, she has secured the reputation for the Delfina style service that perfectly reflects its food: casual and urban, with a friendly but professional sophistication leading it to a 2003 “Best Waitstaff” Award by San Francisco Magazine. Annie has overseen the hiring, training and management of all front-of house staff at the subsequent openings of Pizzeria Delfina on 18th in 2005, Pizzeria Delfina on California Street in 2008 and their most recent Osteria Locanda in 2011. and Craig StollCraig Stoll, Chef OwnerJames Beard Award Winner and critically acclaimed chef, Craig Stoll, might be a New York native and a San Franciscan at heart, but it's his love and respect for soulful Italian cooking that have come to define him. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America and working through some of San Francisco's finest restaurants, Craig was awarded a scholarship to attend the ICIF cooking school in Torino, Italy. There it was an externship at Tuscany’s one-Michelin-star restaurant Da Delfina that paved his vision. He returned to San Francisco and in 1998, along with his wife Annie Stoll, opened Delfina, a relatively casual 50-seat restaurant located in the still up-and-coming Mission District, serving rustic Italian food infused with San Francisco’s local and sustainable values.Delfina quickly became a major dining destination, bringing people from all over to try Craig’s cooking including signature dishes like the Fresh Grilled Calamari, Insalata di Campo and Spaghetti and demanding the restaurant's expansion to 85-seats. This ultimately garnered him a place as one of Food & Wine’s “Best New Chefs” in 2001. In 2005, the Stolls opened the Pizzeria Delfina next door, following up with a second location in Pacific Heights in 2009. In 2010, Craig won the award for Best Chef: Pacific from the James Beard Foundation. And now with the 2011 debut of their fourth restaurant, Locanda, an upscale Roman Osteria & Bar complete with artisanal cocktails, Craig has solidified his reputation as one of the country’s most dynamic and influential chefs. A die-hard Mission District resident, Craig continues to live in the heart of it all with his wife Annie and their daughter Lucy. annexed the space next door to their James Beard Award winning Delfina restaurant fulfilling a long time dream of bringing Neapolitan-inspired pizzas to San Francisco. The 600 square foot space was an instant neighborhood hotspot, and Pizzeria Delfina became the "darling of the San Francisco food scene" opening a second location in 2008 to popular demand. Pizzeria Delfina is now seen spilling out crowds of Delfina fans onto the sidewalk as they wait for a seat.
This energetic, farmers-to-table restaurant serves up Neapolitan-inspired pizza complemented by a daily-changing roster of seasonal antipasti, piatti (small entrees), beer, wine and more. A family-owned business, Pizzeria Delfina is a neighborhood establishment through and through that continues to bring people together around fresh, handmade, delicious food in a warm casual atmosphere.