Great, yet againAs always, A16 was terrific. The menu is always interesting and appealing, and the wine list as well. We had a very new server who was not yet as assured as the rest of the staff (which is always top notch), but that will come with time... I'm always excited to have an A16 reservation to look forward to, and always so pleased to have had it when the meal is over and I get to anticipate the next visit.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIn from YVRCame in from Vancouver for my wife's 30th - had a great weekend and A 16 was one of three restaurants we went to. Was recommended by a friend who lives in SF. Overall, good experience. Food was done well and the restaurant has a good energy to it. The only negative was how late they were in seating us. We had an 830 reservation and didn't sit until 930 - dinner closer to 1030. Didn't ruin the evening but we definitely had a bit of wine sitting in our empty bellies by the time our food came which makes for a less enjoyable (or more enjoyable if that's your thing) experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for dates or small groupsI have been on dates there and with small groups of friends. Great for that. Super fun, great wine list and love the service.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMlove this placethis is our go to sport for great Southern Italian cuisine. It never disappoints us. the food is authentic and well made; the ingredients are superb. And i don't know of anywhere in the Bay Area with this strong a collection of Italian wine from all regions.
Well done A16. Thanks for another terrific meal.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentPlease bring back the sea urchin squid ink pasta.
The sea urchin really makes it that much better.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great dining experienceThis is our fourth time to A16. The food, service and ambience is always great. Hand made, southern Italian dishes with friendly, knowledgeable staff. Hard to beat.
Thanks5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, location andGreat service, location and atmosphere, but the food (except desserts) was not at the same level.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous perfect pasta. Cool,Fabulous perfect pasta. Cool, energetic vibe. Great friendly service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood GemThis place is fabulous! I have taken so many out of town guests here. The food is always excellent. Need to make reservations.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA16 RevisitedThe food and atmosphere at A16 are very fine. I enjoyed a repeat visit after so many years. One thing that I don't appreciate is how difficult the hostess is. This seems to be a tradition at this restaurant. Always trying to make you feel like you might not get a table, even when you have reservations. Just get past this and you will have a delightful and delicious dining experience.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutrageously good!Absolutely Wonderful! Have been there numerous times for dinner but this was our first time for brunch. Outrageously good! Will definitely go back. Service was great, food even better. Flawless and yummy.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service,Great food, great service, great venue, and the evening I went there was an opportunity to meet one of their purveyors (thank you). A salad of mustard greens was spectacular. Peppered pasta with rabbit ragu was wonderful. And a lamb chop with lamb belly was perfection. Two half glasses of well-priced wine were wonderful.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBest pizza outside of Italy!Best pizza outside of Italy! And it's not just the pizza that's amazing. Chicken meatballs? Ridiculous!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were outstanding.Food and service were outstanding. One of the most unique wine lists in the City, and they keep the prices very reasonable. The restaurant can be loud, so can be a bit difficult to hear those across the table on a Friday night. A bit cramped in spots so not the best for kids on a busy night.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as AlwaysWonderful beverage and food choices (prosecco, fungi pizza w/ arugula and prosciutto, arugula salad, squid ink tonnarelli, lemon tart) and attentive and helpful service.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBest pizza we've ever had.Best pizza we've ever had. Great pork chop and squid ink pasta. Excellent service ; waitress and bartender.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were very high quality. The wine list is quite extensive, but does not provide any description, which would've been helpful. However, the bartender was very knowledgeable at describing the wines. The layout of the restaurant and tables is a little cramped and the noise level was very high, which did not make for a very private or romantic setting, as I'd hoped it would (celebrated an anniversary). We will return for a more casual occasion. The pizzas looked amazing! (we had pasta, which was okay, not fantastic)4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious food; everythingdelicious food; everything was spot on, fresh and flavorful to the last regretful bite. our waitress was also exceptionally friendly and helpful.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was terrific --Everything was terrific -- attentive (but not fawning) and knowledgeable server, fantastic food, great wine. The entire evening was spot-on.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome! From the hostessesAwesome!
From the hostesses to the floor manager, it was all about us and our experience. Everyone working was tuned in to meet our needs and did so in a fun, kind and knowing way.
I will definitely go back and bring others. I have since Thursday already suggested it to numerous acquaintances.
Delicious!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place, Excellent FoodThis was my second visit to A16. On the first visit we were seated at the "bar" overlooking the kitchen. Frankly it was too hot sitting there as the open ovens were a little too much to handle. On this visit however, we were seated in the back room where the ambiance was wonderful, as well as the food, and the service was positively excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant despite the fact that parking is extremely difficult in the "Mission District".4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent, theThe food was excellent, the staff were knowledgeable and attentive - The arugula salad was crisp fresh and a great medley of flavors. the pork chop was thick juicy and flavorful with a gorgeous fruit compote garnish. Our server was very helpful with wine selection. The restaurant was lively and packed without being overly noisy. Just a great place for nice food.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything -- appetizers,Everything -- appetizers, entree & dessert -- was amazing. Great wine & beer selections. Will definitely be back.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was creative and well-executedFood was creative and well-executed although the portions were small.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMStill the bestI was in the City for a conference and made a number of reservations on Open Table, one for each night, and invited a friend to dinner each night. As my friend and I sat in A16, I wondered aloud, "Why didn't I try a new place; why did I come back here?" Then the attentive service, great wine recommendation under our price point, the inventive and delicious food, and we both said, This is why! Every time I'm here, I wished I lived in the City so I could eat here more often. Of my four reservations that week, this is still my favorite.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe received exceptional serviceWe received exceptional service and the food was also very good :)4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe only waited a minute orWe only waited a minute or two after arriving to be seated. It was very crowded even with a 9:30 PM reservation so I’m glad I made it.
We started with the braised octopus, my husband’s choice. I was worried I wouldn’t like it but he was excited to try it so I told him I wanted it too…and I’m so glad I did! It was amazing…we cleaned the plate…I even ate the olives that came in it and I don’t like olives!
For our entrees; I had the Salsiccia pizza and the hubby had the squid ink tonnarelli…we shared which was awesome…you get to try more things this way!
Finally for dessert we tried the almond pound cake with strawberries and whipped cream…super d-lish!
We’ll be back for sure!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic restaurant! DidFantastic restaurant! Did was great and server was awesome! I would highly recommend this restaurant.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA-16 Italian Eating for the New AgeI have been to A-16 twice so far and both times have been absolutely outstanding ! Everything is wonderfully flavorful and visually appealing. The service is very kind and even when the kitchen backs up the servers stay calm and helpful. The open kitchen is wonderful and validates the feeling that they truly care about perfecting every dish. I do not drink but they have a beautiful bar and a full wine list that is sure to make any wine-lover happy. This Italian dining establishment fit for a new age is the perfect trip for a group of friends, family, or a romantic evening.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMStick to the pizza, whichStick to the pizza, which is excellent. Many negative reviews come from the small portions of pasta or so-so entrees. Ignore the other things on the menu (well, get dessert) and order lots of good pizza.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding..notThe food was outstanding..not the typical Italian fare... Definitely innovative and interesting although staying true to the cuisine of the Campagna region.Our server was helpful and very friendly..they have a fantastic wine list. I highly recommend this restaurant3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service and veryOutstanding service and very creative food. A very nice evening. C3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of my favoriteThis is one of my favorite restaurants in the city! I've always had a wonderful time, whether it's lunch or dinner. The service is great, the food is amazing and they know their wines! And they do not rush you. It's a great dining experience all around. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMy out-of-town friend andMy out-of-town friend and I dined here last Friday and had an EXCELLENT time. We split a pizza, a pasta dish, and a side (roasted asparagus). The Salsiccia Pizza (mozzarella, fennel, sausage, roasted broccoli rabe, grana padano, garlic, chilies and olive oil) was really good; the 14" size was generous, the crust was thin but robust enough for the ingredients, and the combination of flavors and textures was terrific. The pasta dish looked sort of like a crepe burrito, filled with duck and ricotta (delicious). The roasted asparagus was really delicious, but of all the dishes the "value proposition" ($7 for about 7 pieces) was terrible. But with 3 glasses of prosecco, the entire bill (B4 tip) was $40 apiece. A GREAT DEAL.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA16 never fails to amaze me.A16 never fails to amaze me. The food is fantastic but what what I really apprecaite most is the attention from the staff.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. I couldFood was very good. I could quibble with a couple of details on my dishes. However, the service was so outstanding that I would recommend A16 without reservation. I'm looking forward to my next visit!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for eating, not for talking.The food is good and the service outstanding. The whole staff was very helpful and friendly. The only negative would be the loud atmosphere. Fine if dining is your pleasure but difficult if good conversation is essential.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful but Noisy!Marvelous Italian restaurant & wine bar located in the Marina with a wonderful selection of Italian wines. Definitely make a RSVP or prepare to wait, very popular! Charcuterie Board, creamy Burrata w/Crostini and the Giagganti (sp?) Beans are perfect starters. If your lucky their fabulous Spring Soup of multi layered broth with thinly sliced asparagus & fresh spring peas will be available. Good luck picking a pizza, all really good. Grano Arso Cavatelli w/Pork Belly Sugo was tasty but the Cavatelli pasta was definitely firm becoming too much pasta to chew. By comparison, the Nettle & Ricotta Gnocchi w/Mushrooms was a softer pasta, light & flavorful.
NOTE: sadly the noise level is beyond energetic, it's loud!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good service, greatGood food, good service, great wine by the glass offerings makes a very good combo for an enjoyable evening. Always a fun place although very noisy.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI always bring family andI always bring family and friends who are visiting from out of town. It has always been a very nice and delicious dining experience!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome dining at reasonable pricesHad a fabulous time for my birthday celebration. Received awesome service from our wait staff (Maribel made great recommendations and never lost her smile for every person with no request too small or too big) and was dazzled by our sommelier (Nico was absolutely brilliant with his wine-food pairings). So reasonably priced, especially for wines by the glass, allowing you to appreciate numerous Italian offerings not known to us.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI have lived on Chestnut StreetI have lived on Chestnut Street (one block from A16) in the Marina District for 7 years and this was my first visit to A16. The waitress was adorable and smiling the entire time. The wine and food were amazing! 5 stars all the way! I will be back SOON!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food; arugula saladExcellent food; arugula salad was very good. Pasta portion sizes were small. Excellent Pizza.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMYummm!!!The food was outstanding. We went for
A late dinner and split a pizza and prosciutto
Appetizer. Everything was delicious.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMYuppievillewow, what a scene in this place!!! Yuppyville!!! Gorgeous decor, great service...food was very good but not outstanding. Service lovely....full of yuppies!!!1/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service.
However,Great food and service.
However, we got there early for a 6:30pm reservation at 6:10pm. Very few patrons in restaurant. Hostess was notifed we were early and were waiting for our 3rd party to arrive. Asked if we could sit at our table. Immediate you could behind the poker faces this was going to throw things ary (sp?) Why, this was the first seating and what was the issue? She kept us waiting before she sat us.She kept on fiddlling with the computer thinking there was a problem. I can see at 7pm showing up at 6pm. Urban legends about hot restaurant with nose pointing hostess. Well, it happened here.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM