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A16 Rockridge, Oakland, CA

A16 Rockridge

4.5
4.5
2088 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 25 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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: (855) 781-1892

  • 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

Experiences

  • Christmas Eve Feast of Seven Fishes

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    A16 presents “Festa dei settle pesci” The Feast of the Seven Fishes A celebration of Christmas Eve where friends and family come to break bread. $116 (exclusive of beverage, tax and service charges)

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What 2,088 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. F

    Foodgloriousfood

    Central Coast

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always enjoy going to dinner at A16. Great menu selections and food always tastes good.
  2. DD

    DiningDi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything we ordered was amazing! Fried calvestrano olives, burrata, calamari, and pizza (funghi.) The service was impeccable—I especially loved that no one rushed us or hovered. We had reserved an outdoor table but we moved to a small table inside-the street/traffic etc was too noisy (I have hearing loss so background noise is hard.) So we sat at an “extra” table which was fine except I was cold-bit of a breeze every time the door opened. But the food and service more than made up for it. The wine was also excellent. We will be back-and will reserve a table inside this time:)
  3. MH

    MattH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    A16 is still solid, very good last night, I would recommend to anyone.
  4. AG

    AllanG

    Tucson

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal with some excellent starters and pizza's. The service was exceptional and they handled our 4 bottles of wine with a deft hand.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    My friend and I had a reservation for 5:30 pm for 2, which is not the busiest time of the evening. When we arrived, the hostess tried to seat us at the bar, even though there were clearly tables for 2 open in the dining room. When we asked to be seated in the dining room, the hostess said she would need to speak to the head hostess. Shortly thereafter, the head hostess came dashing over and asked us rather loudly, “What is going on here?” When we explained we were waiting for a table in the dining room, the head hostess muttered something about how they had had to make a few changes, then walked off. The junior hostess came back and showed us to a table in the dining room, where we were seated. My friend and I happen to be two middle-aged, brown women . . . The food itself was mediocre. The Brussels sprouts were too salty, which is saying a lot because I am a salt addict. The Bianca pizza was mainly just cheese and not terribly interesting. All in all a not very satisfactory night for the prices we paid.
  6. L

    Lunara

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This last visit to A16, we began with the arancini - little fried balls of risotto. I've had them before at other restaurants--but never like this. They were melt in your mouth delicious and the truffle aioli was a perfect dip rather than tomato sauce that can sometimes overwhelm the flavor of rice. I could have eaten three plates of them and called it a meal. The other major wow was the desserts. Two new pastries on the menu--Pumpkin Mille Foglie and Monte Bianco--brought me right back to European vacations where the desserts are creamy perfections, never overly sweet. Everything else, service and ambiance were all great, as usual, but these dishes stood out.
  7. p

    piccolo

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful roasted, NOT BATTER FRID (!) calamari with gigantic beans, roasted potatoes & roasted lemon slices, delish. Had also their wild mushroom pizza with added house fennel sausage. All excellent. Sat outside with a very warm heater. Life is good!
  8. TL

    TomL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Usually done at the bar every other week, but this time we were celebrating our daughter’s engagement with her and her fiancé, and dined in the main dining area. As usual they treated us like family.
  9. M

    Maude

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food, but too loud for a conversation with more than 4 people.
  10. MA

    MaryAnn

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Cocktails were fantastic. Salad good. Ordered steak medium, and it came medium rare. Sent it back and it came back well done. Dining partner had the lamb shank, and said it was great. Side dishes delicious. Dessert not the freshest - guessing it was leftover from the day before.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Love the food here, but service is the worst. I made a reservation to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday -- just her, my husband and I. This was my third time at the restaurant with a reservation, and as usual, I respectfully returned the restaurant's call the previous day to confirm our reservation (which is a pain in itself, and which most people I know do not do). But for the third time in a row, we were seated at the same table, what the host described as a "the table by the window with a draft." Then, we seemingly had three separate people wait on us, so there was no consistent service or anyone asking if we needed anything else after our meals were delivered. And when we asked for a wine glass for our daughter so we could toast to her birthday, the waitress looked at our daughter, without even saying happy birthday, and asked her to take out her ID. Even though was early on a Sunday night and she was with her two fiftysomething parents, not her college friends. If the waitress had explained that the managers were very strict, or even smiled or said something to soften the blow, it would have helped; instead, she left us feeling like criminals for even asking, then walked away and we didn't see her again for the rest of the night. My daughter, who had been running late so had run to the restaurant without her ID, didn't even want wine, but I could tell she felt so embarrassed, and so did I, and the celebratory mood was sucked out of the air. All in all, it was a downer birthday for our daughter. Next time we will go somewhere where people who make reservations aren't given the crappy table, and where the waiters are a little more empathetic and sweet.
  12. A

    Annie

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food except for the one pizza ordered. Great service. ALWAYS SO LOUD .. way too noisy!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor seating was very nice. Service was excellent. Our waiter helped us navigate to the best things on the menu. Food was excellent
  14. MM

    MichaelM

    San Francisco

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful evening with great food and amazing wine. A joy at every level. Looking forward to our next visit.
  15. M

    Mtzman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Rustic Italian food in a lively atmosphere. Service was prompt and attentive. We had salads and pizza and some adult beverages. It wasn’t cheap but we will still go back sometime. Good fun.
  16. CH

    ChrissyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I always enjoy A16! This time around I didn't love what we ordered as much as usual, but still it was lovely, with kind, attentive service. Super sweet that our wait person managed to put a birthday candle on the saucer of my decaf americana! Will be back.
  17. m

    mopehead

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    My wife had taken clients here as well as my 16 year old son. Every meal she’s had was very good with great service which is why she wanted us to go to A16. We were seated in the back in a large room that had two large, loud groups in it. We were OK with it as we were inside and seated. Our server was horrible. We ordered beverages and he suggested I not have the same girly drink my wife ordered. We started with burrata and prosciutto. The dish was flavorless. Every aspect was underwhelming. My wife had this prior and said it tasted great. We asked the hostess for salt and pepper (since our waiter never came to ask how things were). We shared a beet salad which was just OK. It would have been better had they added more olives, pistachio and ricotta. We ordered two pizzas- again - just OK. The waiter never came by to check on us, no water refills or to ask if we wanted another beverage. He brought the dessert menu and my wife and I were so put off we asked for our check and to have our leftover pizza boxed up. When the check came we were both shocked that the tip was already charged at 20%. I guess I didn’t read the fine print because I rarely want to dine somewhere that has a set tip amount. For groups, yes, but not for 2. I’m a very generous tipper, but this waiter didn’t deserve more than maybe 10% if that. He spent more time flirting with his coworkers and avoiding our table . Upon leaving my wife told the hostess how bad our experience was and that we wouldn’t be back. She offered to get the manager, but there was no making this a better situation. I hope this was just a one off for them, but I won’t return.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It would have been a 5 star experience but we requested outside only to discover the table was tiny with tall backless plastic stools not near heat lamps. We are in our 70s & husband had recent knee surgery. If you want to sit outdoors request an actual table . Table too small for dinner. Ok for just cocktails. We did finally get seating indoors & had a delicious, lovely dinner.
  19. A

    Adam

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Big drawback is the noise level, but otherwise a wonderful dinner, both food and service. Among our very favorite restaurants.
  20. D

    Dana

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Everything was well-presented but the food was much too salty!!! All I tasted was salt when I ate the halibut and sides....Please tell the chef to tone down the salt...the food would have been mouth-watering without the layers and layers of salt!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. The best outdoor dining setup in Rockridge.
  22. FF

    FoodFan

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Inside quite noisy. Outdoors has traffic noise but private tables. Good food, drinks, wine list.
  23. A

    Anna

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was AMAZING!! Can’t believe I hadn’t eaten here before. The Little Gem Salad was so flavorful! Our Halibut was superb - seared to perfection simply & out of this world!! Lastly, the Quince Crostata was a must have! Such a unique presentation that lacked absolutely nothing in terms of flavor. Compliments to the chef for truly magnificent creations!! You’re missing out, if you pass this one up!!
  24. KL

    KimL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The salad was a little underwhelming but the pizza was v good.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The portions were way off. Salad was a generous serving. Appetizer was not—roasted calamari—maybe 3-4 pieces of calamari and rest was gigante beans. Entree—I ordered lamb shank. Person next to me ordered the same and had a huge piece of meat. Mine was paltry. Weird—you’d think that if the charge is the same, the amount of food should be as well. Didn’t want to complain at the time as we had company joining us and didn’t want to change the mood of the evening with a complaint. This experience made us not want to return. I hope that the restaurant actually sees this review. Do they?
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The only thing I didn’t like was that they automatically put 20% tip on bill for any size party of people. 99.9% of the time I leave a 20% tip I just don’t like that it’s just automatically on the bill.
  27. AM

    AliciaM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We requested a window seat and we. Out waiter was very attentive friendly and knowledgeable
  28. d

    dowcr01

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Oh, A16... you used to be on my 'must eat' list. But this stunt of hard coding a very generous tip for yourselves on the bill, and then ALSO providing a line in case I want to tip more (or more likely don't notice that you've already put a tip on the bill) puts you on a list of places I'm probably not returning to. Shame, because your pizza and cocktails were always above par.
  29. CX

    ChrisXL

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    A16 is a fun space with lots of buzz. Decent menu options if you’re not interested in pizza, which we weren’t. We made a dinner out of a selection of starters. The problem is with some of them was the feature ingredients were in short supply. So the arugula salad only had three thin slices of pear, and the calamari was overwhelmed by the beans. That dish should have been labeled “beans flavored with calamari”. Not sure if it’s inflation or what, but A16 could be more generous with their dishes.
  30. DB

    DouglasB

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent; waiter outstanding.
  31. d

    drew

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It was fine.
  32. K

    Kwilliams

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We ate here on Saturday night and were very disappointed in the experience. There were highs and lows...mostly lows. On the positive side...our table of 4 shared two salads, the arugula salad and the melon salad. Both were delicious. It pretty much ended there. Three of the four entrees were delivered. The fourth didn't show. Our waitress never came back to see how everything was and when we finally flagged here down, she saw we only had 3 entrees. She made a ridiculous excuse that the oven in the kitchen was too small for 3 entrees and it was being cooked now. Still waited....and waited. By now everyone else in our group was eating and they were over half done with their meals. No sign of our server...but finally we were able to get her attention and told her we did not want the 4th meal. She seemed surprised and said it was almost ready to which we answered, everyone at the table was almost finished. She then said they had too little kitchen help and it was messing her up. That might be the case as I know restaurants are struggling to find help. But don't lie the first time. It was ridiculous. Out of the other 3 meals, the risotto was good, the pasta was cold (could be because they were trying to wait for the 4th diner) and the pork chop had good flavor but was horribly overcooked. All in all...there are many better restaurants.
  33. P

    Pugsyjcm

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great wait staff and overall experience. We’ve loved & supported A16 for years. Pizzas could use a more generous portion of toppings would be my only complaint, especially given the price point. Too much Dough; not enough toppings.
  34. JD

    JoeD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    If you only go for the meatballs. Go. Everything we had was delicious. We did not try the pizza. We did multiple aps, 2 pastas, the rib eye and the trout.
  35. GC

    GC73

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere and the food were very good and the cocktails were excellent. We loved the fried olives and the tasty pizza., but don’t skip deserts!
  36. Y

    Yellowtail

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food was a mix. The risotto and roasted trout were excellent but the toasted calamari appetizer was a disaster and the green beans side dish was terrible. The calamari dish had to be sent back to the kitchen the first time because it had three tiny pieces of calamari and they were all burnt, one of them to the point of hardening and being inedible. The second attempt wasn't much better. That dish is mostly beans, and undercooked fried beans at that. Beans are so excellent cooked well on their own -- what's the point of frying them? The green beans were of poor quality and nearly raw. We ate very few of them. The wine list is overpriced.
  37. BB

    BunnyB

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love A16. Been going for years and it's still amazing every time. Sat at the bar by the pizza oven and it was really enjoyable to speak with the (very kind) pizza chef.
  38. L

    Lauren

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Quality of food does not match the elevated prices. We used to love A16 but both the salad and pasta dish we got was pretty subpar. I would like to note that our servers and waitstaff were great though.
  39. MW

    MaryW

    San Francisco

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fun night we had in the parklet at A16. The food and wine was terrific and our waiter took great care of us. Couldn’t have been better.
  40. EF

    EllenF

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good southern Italian food, friendly staff,pleasant evening in the park let

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 4.5 stars by 2088 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 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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

  • 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: (855) 781-1892

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