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.”
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.