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A16 Rockridge, Oakland, CA

A16 Rockridge

4.3
4.3
2285 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
A16 is an upscale casual restaurant with a focus on Southern Italian food and wines.

The restaurant features wood oven-fired Neapolitan Pizza and other specialties of Campania.

Take out and Delivery available at A16pizza.com from 5:00pm-9:00pm.

Closed on Mondays.

For information about reserving the Private Dining Room please call the restaurant at 510.768.8003




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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (510) 768-8003
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    A16 offers our unique Mobile Pizza Oven Experience that allows us to bring our amazing dining experience to you! We have dedicated culinary and service teams available for any sized group or occasion to help make your personal pizza party a success!
  • Private party facilities
    Located in Rockridge. A16 is offering offsite catering and private events at this time.A16 restaurant is named for the highway connecting Campania to Puglia and the menu is rooted in the rustic traditions of these lively southern Italian regions. The bar features traditional and modern cocktails and a wide selection of amaro. The A16 Pizza Truck is a restored 1959 Jeep Willys FC170 with our wood burning oven mounted on the back. This little truck can produce wood fired pizza for events ranging in size from intimate house parties to major music festivals. We can also prepare a variety of antipasti, salumi, salads, roasted meats, cocktails, and wines from our award winning list. Just let us know what you’d like, and we love to drive over and make it all happen!
  • Private party contact
    Zorina: (510) 768-8003
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Cross street
    Between Manila and Bryant
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Rockridge BART
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,285 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

2,285 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Appetizers were good, pasta was huge disappointment. Price/value analysis way off.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was great, but the restaurant had plenty of open tables the whole time we were there, but we were seated at the corner of the counter and had to push in our chairs about 50 times so people could pass. We had a reservation (obviously, given this is an Open Table review) so this is especially not cool. Definitely decided we were not worthy of decent seating and they would save it for someone else. No other people were seated at the counter, which had about 10 seats, all of which were better than our edge corner seats.

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  3. CAM123

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My worst Italian dining experience in the Bay Area! The salumi appetizer plate was probably made hours ahead of time - the apple slices were brown and soggy. The mushroom pasta was slimy and the orecchiette with crab resulted in three days of severe gastroenteritis. I would stick to pizza or go somewhere else. Truly awful!

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  4. ernieb

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great mix of classic southern Italian cuisine with the high energy of a neighborhood bar. Service is attentive but not intrusive. Perfect date night for first, second, or 33rd date. It was very life affirming to see this place fill up to capacity on a Thursday evening. They allowed us to occupy a nice window seat overlooking College Avenue for over two and a half hours . Can't wait to visit again.

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  5. Strazy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    They overbooked the restaurant and the kitchen was slammed. Sad first experience.

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  6. CapA

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, but the Valentine's Day service ruined it. We didn't get our first course until an HOUR after being seated. We had to ask two waiters to get our food. We saw at least three parties leave before their first service because the wait was so long. We got all our courses out of order and the same waiter tried to serve us the same course multiple times. I heard other parties having the same issue too. Of course, at the end of the night, it took 10 minutes to get the check after requesting it, and another 15 to even get the card picked up. Of course, even after the manager apologized for our wait and said she "would do something to make it right," we got fully charged for our experience. They couldn't even bother to comp my $6 iced tea. I will never go back.

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  7. Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Absolutely dreadful. Every dish on the tasting menu was inedibly salty. It was so bad I took one bite of our main course (which didn’t even come until two hours into the meal) and I gave up. We just asked for the check and left. The worst $300+ I’ve ever spent at a restaurant and it ruined our Valentine’s Day.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Had a reservation to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The service was really poor. After being seated, no one acknowledged us for 20 minutes. After taking our order, no one came to check on us other than to drop off food. We had to ask multiple times throughout the meal even to get water refills - we’d ask someone, they’d say yes, then they’d just forget it without bringing anything. It was super busy, so I don’t know how indicative my experience was of a normal dinner here. I didn’t like how everyone was packed in to the max - we were basically sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with the people on either side of us. Maybe some people like that kind of feel, but to us it just felt like they were trying to pack in as many people as possible, provide a minimum of service, and extract as much money as they could. I wouldn’t recommend this at all for a romantic date. The food was pretty good, but I also felt like the prices were way above what quality was being provided. Not good value for money. Overall I really regret coming here. I hope it was just a temporary failure and their normal service is a lot better.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Kitchen severely backed up….service super slow. 2.5 hr + dinner.

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  10. TyroneD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely perfect for Valentines day , the back room was cozy and romantic, the service, the food and the ambience were outstanding. We can't wait to go back.

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  11. Alexis

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing! will definitely be coming back

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  12. RichardAlexander

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most enjoyed Clara's friendly arrival greeting. Congrats to you for being open on Monday night. Highly appreciated. Milo provided exceptional sommelier service and added delightfully to dinner. The prime rib was exceptional and I strongly recommended it. And whatever Milo recommends drink it!

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  13. K2Review

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We came on Super Bowl Sunday, so we were one of only a few tables. When we've been there before, it was much livelier and noisier. The food is good, although not outstanding, and the wine list is pricey with few bottles in mid-range. The service was very good (and has been when it's crowded, too), so for service, location and good (though not great) food, I'd recommend it.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is impeccable! Food is always great. Wine selection is amazing.

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  15. MartinL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered a fungi pizza and a fungi linguini, expecting at least an essence of mushroom flavor. Not so. Best to be said is that it was almost tasty-ish. Suggest that diners query wait staff as to your expectations and make careful selections.

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  16. returnvisits

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was disappointing . Gnocchi and duck was uninteresting and dry and not at all delicate and with interesting flavors Usually we have enjoyed eating here

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Treated poorly with extremely slow service, mistimed courses and drinks, general lack of care. I’ve never had such an unseasoned sauce either.

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  18. Amron

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was great dining experience. Service was very accommodating, food excellent. NF

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  19. Gildardo

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Milo is the best ! He always takes care of us! Great place all around!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a very disappointing experience at A16. No one took care of us, the food wasn’t great, and it was very loud. We will not be returning.

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  21. lindad

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pricey, good food, and service is very good. Somewhat loud and bring your glasses as menu is small writing

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  22. Geoff

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed some amazing brussels sprouts as an appetizer, followed by gnocchi with duck confit, and a delicious fennel sausage pizza.

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  23. MisterT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is very good but took way too long to get a cocktail. Our food arrived minutes after the cocktail was finally delivered

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  24. Britt

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time here, it was DELICIOUS!!! Would definitely recommend. The service was great. The atmosphere is lively but not loud. Very cozy inside. We ordered the chicory salad, the orecchiette with Dungeness crab, the McFarland Springs trout, coffee gelato, fresh fig sorbet (OH MY GOSH YUM), and cocktails. All absolutely delightful. Great portion sizes too. Will definitely be back.

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  25. Jonr

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly attentive service. Excellent food and beverages.

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  26. JulieA

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is inviting, warm, has great service. The first courses were great. The pasta was inedible.

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  27. Pooch

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went there to celebrate our 39 anniversary and we’re glad we did. Excellent prompt service from wait staff, food came in hot and delicious. Thinking of going there for our 40th.

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  28. TG510

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It just didn’t add up. The food was good, not amazing but good, the ambience was nice enough. Our waitress was lovely. $180 (that includes tip) for two people (2glasses of wine and one cocktail total) was just too much for what it was. It didn’t add up to making it worth it. Pizza would have made it a lot less expensive than two pastas.

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  29. EleanoreK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A16 never disappoints. Food is delicious, love the ribeye, pizzas, pastas... so yummy. Wish it wasn't so pricey, but it's worth it when you want to know you are going to have a good meal.

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  30. everalm

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Tables very close, hard to converse with each other, no room to walk anywhere, even the help had trouble. Wine was expensive for a small pour. My dish arrived cold. Scallops dish should have at least 4 scallops, not well presented.

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  31. lqf2711

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered two dishes -- (1) Brussels sprouts and (2) roasted squid with corona beans -- that we have had many times over the past several years. Both had declined in execution: the Brussels sprouts were too firm with almost no char, and the squid were no longer the giant squid with good texture, chew, and a bit of char, but were the little squid with little character. The pasta dish with lobster was good -- the red sauce had great character and the guanciale (fried, correct?) held its own, but really the lobster's delicate flavor was lost in the strong tomato sauce. The room -- balloons, lighting, etc. -- was wonderfully festive. Wine recommendation perfect. We will surely be back, but frankly with a bit of trepidation.

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  32. JenH

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the lobster pasta and there was no lobster in it. I asked about it, and the waiter acknowledged that there probably was no lobster in the sauce. They did comp me the item, but it was disappointing nonetheless. If we go back, it will be for the pizza only.

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  33. CaitlinK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The pizza here is undoubtedly delicious! We received at least one salad undressed, which was not great, and my non-alcoholic beverages were super unbalanced (too sweet and too sour). The service was impersonal but not too bad.

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  34. Lexiedeb

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were good, but not a great value for the prices.

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  35. JulieB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The feast of the seven fixhes is amazing! We loved every dish and the wine pairings are really worth it! The oysters were not the best we have had - they were the right size but a bit too fishy??? I love oysters so I may be too picky!! The dessert was to die for The service was paced beautifully - not rushed on the holiday - We will make a tradition of this for years to come!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and food service was good; host completely blew off our request for a table and we ended up sitting with our jackets on because of cold by front door/garage door, despite the fact that there were several 4 tops open when we sat down (and we, like the folks ultimately seated at them, had a reservation).

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  37. Zach

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The pizza was absolutely amazing. The steak was too. Everything else was so so.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great experience and value, would highly recommend. Will be back real soon

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  39. Merle

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat us in the bar area at a table facing the bathroom which offered a very distracting nearby parade throughout the meal. Service seemed rushed and pedantic. Food was good but not memorable. I was underwhelmed by this experience for the price point.

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  40. HeleneO

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and the food was delicious. Delicata squash, and Barrata with prosciutto were the standout appetizers. Short ribs with polenta won the favorite entree for the table. Yum!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from A16 Rockridge using the Order Online button. A16 Rockridge also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. A16 Rockridge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 768-8003.

A16 Rockridge is rated 4.3 stars by 2285 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for A16 Rockridge

5356 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Manila and Bryant
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Rockridge BART
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (510) 768-8003
  • Catering
    A16 offers our unique Mobile Pizza Oven Experience that allows us to bring our amazing dining experience to you! We have dedicated culinary and service teams available for any sized group or occasion to help make your personal pizza party a success!
  • Private party facilities
    Located in Rockridge. A16 is offering offsite catering and private events at this time.A16 restaurant is named for the highway connecting Campania to Puglia and the menu is rooted in the rustic traditions of these lively southern Italian regions. The bar features traditional and modern cocktails and a wide selection of amaro. The A16 Pizza Truck is a restored 1959 Jeep Willys FC170 with our wood burning oven mounted on the back. This little truck can produce wood fired pizza for events ranging in size from intimate house parties to major music festivals. We can also prepare a variety of antipasti, salumi, salads, roasted meats, cocktails, and wines from our award winning list. Just let us know what you’d like, and we love to drive over and make it all happen!
  • Private party contact
    Zorina: (510) 768-8003
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