Daily Slice: A Goodbye-Pie From Pizzeria Delfina in San Francisco

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We had to choose the extra bedroom over proximity to good pizza, but that doesn't mean I won't miss the hell out of living across the street from Pizzeria Delfina.

We ate our goodbye-pie the day before the move. I sauntered across the street, past the line of people waiting for a table in the tiny restaurant, and then scurried home with our to-go order so the crust wouldn't have time to steam in the box. We had already packed our utensils, but that didn't matter, because Delfina's crisp-yet-chewy crust can easily be a fork-free experience.

Somehow, I don't think the pizzeria nearest our new apartment will use clean-tasting fior di latte like the stuff on the Margherita we'd ordered from Delfina. Fat chance that they'll use anything like Delfina's richly flavored tomato sauce either.

It's pizza worth a trip, and since we're not moving far, I'm sure we'll be back. Though I worry that any return visits will just make me wonder whether that extra bedroom is worth it.

If you were leaving your city, town, or neighborhood, where would you make sure to get one last pie?

Pizzeria Delfina

3611 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (map) 415-437-6800; pizzeriadelfina.com