We went to the fairly recently opened Pizzeria Delfina in SoMa for a dinner before a movie at the Metreon. It’s near a corner of 3rd Street and Mission. There are now five Pizzeria Delfinas - three in SF, one in Burlingame, and one in Palo Alto. No reservations - they have a chalk blackboard next to the entrance where you can put your name on the list. They wait until your whole party is here before seating you. It was about half full on a Tuesday night, I’m guessing they may be busier during lunchtime.
We started with the arancini ($9). Arancini (Italian for little oranges) are fried stuffed risotto balls. These arancini were quite good. They are on the small side - a little bit smaller than a golf ball - and can be eaten in one bite. Nicely flavored with saffron and stuffed with mozzarella.
Next came the pizzas. We ordered the prosciutto pizza (prosciutto di Parma, caciocavallo, mozzarella, panna, arugula, $18.50) off the white pies list. Under that layer of arugula was a good amount of salty prosciutto and cheeses.
The other pizza we had was the clam pizza off the red pies list (Maine surf clams, tomato, oregano, pecorino, hot peppers, $21). Also very good. No cheese outside of the sprinkling of pecorino so the light tomato sauce was quite prominent.
Very good pizza and arancini. The pies are medium sized - I could probably polish off one by myself if I were hungry. Nice flavorful crust that was a little chewier than a Neapolitan style pizza and very thin. On par with the pizza at the original Mission location as far as I can remember.