Film Nights in Dolores Park kick off this Saturday, June 15th with the 1984 classic Ghostbusters and once again the Pizzeria Delfina Mission is happy to take care of your picnicking provisions. Pre-Order and PRE-PAY for your dinner today. Then impress your friends on Saturday as you casually grab your order from the Pizzeria on your way to the park.

Call today 415.437.6800 to pre-order and pre-pay.

Also, mark your calendars for Clueless on August 2nd and American Hustle on September 27th.

Film Nights in Dolores Park kick off this Saturday, June 15th with the 1984 classic Ghostbusters and once again the Pizzeria Delfina Mission is happy to take care of your picnicking provisions. Pre-Order and PRE-PAY for your dinner today. Then impress your friends on Saturday as you casually grab your order from the Pizzeria on your way to the park.

Call today 415.437.6800 to pre-order and pre-pay.

Also, mark your calendars for Clueless on August 2nd and American Hustle on September 27th.
No, you’re not dreaming. 
Today in Palo Alto - Free meatballs and free delivery, while supplies last.

No, you’re not dreaming.

Today in Palo Alto - Free meatballs and free delivery, while supplies last.

Prime Rib Dinner at Locanda for Father’s Day.
Join us at Locanda for a relaxed Father’s Day evening. Feast on an incredible Dry-Aged Prime Rib Dinner complete with all the classic steak house specialties, or Dad can have his pick from a stellar a la carte menu. And in honor of Dad, we will feature a Kentucky bourbon flight to start off the evening with a line-up of Russell’s Reserve 10yr, Four Roses and Elijah Craig 12yr.
Reservations available here.

Prime Rib Dinner at Locanda for Father’s Day.

Join us at Locanda for a relaxed Father’s Day evening. Feast on an incredible Dry-Aged Prime Rib Dinner complete with all the classic steak house specialties, or Dad can have his pick from a stellar a la carte menu. And in honor of Dad, we will feature a Kentucky bourbon flight to start off the evening with a line-up of Russell’s Reserve 10yr, Four Roses and Elijah Craig 12yr.

Reservations available here.

Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto now open all-day everyday, from 11am - 10pm. Stop by for an afternoon cocktail on our patio.
651 Emerson St. 

Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto now open all-day everyday, from 11am - 10pm. Stop by for an afternoon cocktail on our patio.

651 Emerson St. 

Join us!

Join us!

Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto opening Mid-April. Stay tuned!

A Spring Recipe

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Farmers’ Markets are about to be full of them, so here’s one way Locanda uses spring’s bountiful fava bean.


LOCANDA
Grilled Pizza Bianca with Burrata, Fava Beans & Crushed Herbs

Serves 4

— Pizza Bianca* | 1 loaf
— Fresh Burrata | 2 balls
— Parsley Leaves, picked | ½ cup, loosely packed
— Mint Leaves, picked | ½ cup, loosely packed
— Fresh, Tender Fava Beans, shelled | 2 cups
— High Quality Extra Virgin Olive oil | 1 cup
— Coarse Sea Salt, such as Maldon
— Freshly Cracked Black Pepper

*This recipe is delicious with Locanda’s Pizza Bianca, which is available for purchase at the restaurant. But you can substitute another favorite bread instead.

Preheat a charcoal or gas grill to medium-high heat, or substitute an oven preheated to 500°F.

Meanwhile, place the diced Guanciale in a saucepan, cover with a quart of water, and bring it to boil. Turn down the heat to a medium boil, and cook the Guanciale until it is soft, juicy, and tender, anywhere from 10-15 minutes. Strain the Guanciale from the water and reserve the cooking liquid for later use.

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Sirron Norris, San Francisco artist and muralist, introduces us to his work and the inspiration behind his new piece for Pizzeria Delfina Burlingame.

Hey Burlingame, your Mondays just got a lot better.

Hey Burlingame, your Mondays just got a lot better.

Ramini Mozzarella

Picture this, it’s 8am. The fog is rolling back from the hills way out in the Northwest corner of Marin County. And about a mile from the beach, in dairy country, an ex-tech professional sits milking a water buffalo. Four years ago Craig Ramini, Rancher/Dairyman/Cheesemaker/CEO of Ramini Mozzarella, said goodbye to 20 years in Silicon Valley and headed north “to do something remarkable.” That something turned out to be buffalo mozzarella and some damn good buffalo mozzarella at that. Often an item on the menu at the Pizzeria Delfina in Pacific Heights (and the main ingredient in Delfina’s Buffalo Milk Granita), we’ve been so excited by what Craig is doing up in Petaluma that we had to have him share his story. He indulged our curiosities below:

Craig Ramini by the New York Times Photograph by Peter Bohler for The New York Times

How was it walking away from a 20 year career in technology?

It was a very good career. I made some good money. My wife and I had a very nice life. We travelled. We could buy things. And it was kind of fun. But it was also kind of conventional. I mean a lot of people do that. And I felt the need to do something remarkable. Just absolutely remarkable… I got to this point and I said, I don’t know what the business idea is but I’m so serious about this that I’m literally going to quit all of this. Health clubs. Golf courses. Social life. Job. I’m quitting everything until I come up with an idea. And I spent about 2 months in my house in Tiburon with this huge blank white wall, and I basically did a self facilitation. It was very introspective found these clusters of thoughts and ideas around what was likely to make me happy… And it was funny, one of the clusters centered on this whole human-animal connection thing. Whenever I was in Africa, like on safari, and I was around big dangerous animals. I really had a good time. I couldn’t even explain it.

There was another one that went way back into my past, and I just couldn’t stop thinking about how happy I was as a young person in my grandfather’s restaurant back in Connecticut. He was from the NE part of Italy and had his own restaurant… My family would visit often and I would hang out at the restaurant and have the run of the place.

And then other one was during my time in the Silicon Valley, whenever I had contact with these bold entrepreneurs - guys who invented like companies like Google or Facebook - I was really inspired. I was like that’s the kind of person I want to be. Bold.

So I just said ok, I still don’t have the business idea, but I know what it needs to entail. And then - this was the lynchpin moment - my sister-in-law, who grew up in Southern Italy, conveyed to me that she was disappointed that Americans couldn’t make buffalo mozzarella. And that they had to fly it here, and it usually took too long to get here. And I just went, holy shit that’s it. Big animals with horns. You’ve got to milk them. And nobody else is doing it. It would take the mind of an entrepreneur to pull it off. And it’s Italian food. Some of the best Italian food ever. I mean it’s wonderful stuff, buffalo mozzarella. And I said, that is it. And I’ve been driving hard ever since. Pedal to the metal.

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