The Renovation of Delfina Takes the Restaurant Back to its Roots

The Renovation of Delfina Takes the Restaurant Back to its Roots

In 1998, Craig and Annie Stoll opened a very little California-Italian fusion restaurant east of Mission Dolores Park. Delfina turned a defining place location as that neighborhood boomed and boomed, finally spawning a sextet of other eating places all-around the town. Then the pandemic arrived, and Delfina shut its doorways.

Last Oct, it finally returned. Roy Hospitality and Fucinaro Architecture oversaw a comprehensive renovation, including a merging with Delfina Pizzeria future door. In point, says Roy founder and principal designer Hannah Collins, “the place was 3 facades and a few properties that experienced evolved more than time, so we had to make guaranteed, in combining all 3 spaces, we did not eliminate the soul.”

a restaurant with booth seats facing the bar with stools
The first Jarrah wooden flooring anchors the restaurant in its background.

And they didn’t. Delfina’s past is unmissable in the patina of the authentic zinc tables and warm wooden flooring. The staff extra Zia Tile glazed bricks to the façade, along with new storefront windows with personalized 3kind louvres and doorways to allow in more light-weight the new personal dining home settles below a domed ceiling as warm as the Italian solar alone. Emeco Su stools in eco concrete and anodized aluminum pull up to the eye-catching bar with its rows of amari its c.1972 espresso equipment is provided delight of place on a slab of Carrara. Décor mixes mid-century elegance with a distinctively Bay Location cheekiness: In 2008, James Beard named Craig most effective chef in the Pacific area in excess of a booth in the new digs, the Stolls put in a portrait of him gussied up with sleeves of arm tattoos.

“We were being hoping to develop a area that felt in the end genuinely related to Craig and Annie,” Collins states. “They opened Delfina originally when the neighborhood was totally various than it is now, and we were being hoping to capture their tale and the heritage of the house, and have it reflect a modern Italian sensibility.” It’s all there, prepared on the partitions, and captured in a single bite of the spaghetti pomodoro that very first introduced them fame, last but not least on offer as soon as far more.

under modern red pendant lights, an oak bar with stained oak tambour across the front
The bar is custom made-stained oak, with inset Carrara slab for the espresso counter, all fronted with stained oak tambour with antique copper information by Campground Inc.
rows of white globe pendants hang over the dining area of a restaurant
Rows of Troy RLM pendants brighten the stained oak banquettes.
red pendant lights hanging above a bar
The bar’s pendants are by &Tradition.
brown vinyl banquette seating wraps around the back of a grey table with a red and wood chair on the other side
Grand Rapids Chair seating mixes with vinyl banquettes and original zinc-topped tables.
dining nooks in this restaurant with portraits of James Beard and Julia Child hanging above
Vinyl booths line a pair of dining nooks, with custom made empress environmentally friendly marble tables by Marble City Organization and &Custom pedants the print portraits of James Beard and Julia Youngster are by Cheyenne Randall.
a mosaic tile floor under a metal domed ceiling in the dining room of a restaurant
Personalized-completed Prosperous Excellent Keen sconces hang on the walls, above blackened steel panels the chairs are by Field West, and the customized mosaic ground tile by Daltile.
a close up of a restuarant's custom metal ceiling with an antique bronze finish
The ceiling’s custom made steel arch was produced by Oldani Art Studio, in McNichols Designer Expanded Steel with an antique bronze painted complete.