Arancini, those tasty little fried balls of rice, usually filled with cheese, meat, and/or peas, can either get your appetite up and running or be a meal in themselves.
The ones at Pizzeria Delfina are excellent, hounds say, but tiny (leaving you plenty of room for the pizza). Plus, they’re not always available; they’re part of the rotating fritti menu.
Not quite as large (though bigger than most) are Poesia’s arancini with tomato sauce, which are quite good, says Robert Lauriston.
You can also try making your own arancini.
Pizzeria Delfina [Pacific Heights]
2406 California Street, San Francisco
54 Mint [SOMA]
16 Mint Plaza, San Francisco
4072 18th Street, San Francisco
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