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A16 Rockridge

4.4
1404 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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 wine list highlights southern Italian varietals and over 40 wines are available by the glass and half-bottle carafe. The bar features traditional and modern cocktails and a wide selection of amaro.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(510) 768-8003
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nicolette Manescalchi
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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 offsite pizza party a success. Come see us at Off the Grid at Fort Mason starting March 2nd and at Off the Grid in the Presidio starting March 18th in San Francisco!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Manila and Bryant
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Public transit
Rockridge BART
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Special events & promotions
Beginning in January we will be offering a special 3 course menu every Monday at $29 per person with an optional wine pairing in addition to our nightly menu. The prix fixe menus will focus on other beloved highways of Southern Italy and feature dishes from the regions of the mezzogiorno.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our private dining room accommodates up to 40 guests and is perfect for small gatherings, business events and special occasions.

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Sun 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:30PM - 5:30PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 1404 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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3.7
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Fun, lively atmosphere for a Friday night dinner a bit on the later side (seated at 8:30). Food and drinks were delish. Pacing of food was perfect, but timing of acknowledgment upon arrival, placing order and getting the check all got to the point where we are looking around for anyone willing to assist us.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Pizza yum! Server was magnificent. Great knowledge of wine!

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Waited well over 20 minuets and had to ask for our server. Actually up to this point no one had stopped by our table, no water service, etc. When the waiter finally arrived there was no acknowledgment or apology for the wait. He had an attitude of being put out. The som/manager did make amends and was attentive.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Main course, both pastas, were both too salty. Waiter was less than helpful.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Been here once before and had a great time. Not so much this time. Service was slow at times and generally uneven. Pizza, which is really supposed to be their specialty, was soggy in the middle. Appetizers were pretty good but super expensive. Probably would not go back.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food at A16 is fabulous, earning its Top 100 from Michael Bauer of the SF Chronicle. Numerous vegetarian offerings, generous helpings, extremely attentive service (waiter noticed me finishing a dish and offered to bring bread to sop up sauce). Inventive but not overdone cocktails. There is a spacious, quiet room in the back available for private dinners, parties.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

GreAT FOOD, sourced well. friendly and knowledgeable staff. Will come back again.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

What superb service - attention to everything - delightful staff and the quality of food no words can express - it was truly a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We had a wonderful meal with great wine pairings. Excellent service

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

I took one bite of their pork butt appetizer and felt satisfied. I could have stopped eating at that point and been content but of course I didn't. I continued eating and everything was wonderful. Our server was perfect. He checked in with us several times and seemed to genuinely care about our enjoying the meal.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Burrata was very good, one of the best. Bucatini was tasteful. Wine list extensive but trending on the expensive side.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We were put in the back room with a screaming child at the table next to us. Made for an unpleasant evening.
Waitress ignored us for about 20 minutes after we were seated. I asked for the food to be paced. Unfortunately everything was brought out at the same time.

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1.0Dined on May 31, 2018

My wife and I both got pizzas and they were very mediocre. $20 for a super greasy pizza is not enjoyable. The waiter was nice. The cocktails were decent. They definitely cut corners with the food though which is disappointing.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

This is an above average restaurant. We started with the fried cauliflower and the burrata, the latter of which is average. We had two pizzas as entrees and they were excellent. Good service.

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2.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The back room is a bust. Never again.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

A16 is great for the apps, pizza, and libations. Prices could be better for apps as the portions sizes are definitely on the small side. The cocktails are good, but they are definitely not as stiff as they should be for the price. Overall, I still love A16...just wouldn't go there if looking for good value.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Really enjoyed the full experience at A16! The "Verde" pizza was truly inspired as well as the roasted chicken. Service was wonderful and well paced. Would definitely go back!

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1.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Slow service. Greasy. Good wine list does not make up for a pretentious and overpriced restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We had great services (admittedly, one of us knows the waitress!). All of the food and all of the drinks were tasty and thoughtfully prepared. The homemade pistachio gelato was the best I've had - chalky texture but in a good way.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Wine selections and the dessert were the stand outs of the meal. The chocolate tart and suggested dessert wine pairing was one of the best dessert experiences of my life. Entrees were well cooked and presented, but everyone in my party felt the flavors of each dish (especially the gnocchi and the steak) were a little lacking. The side of potatoes was delicious as well

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Wanted to enjoy a nice dinner in Oakland before Friday’s Pink concert at the Coliseum. We were coming from Pacifica, Pleasanton, and Pittsburg. We decided on A16. We had a wonderful meal. The pizza was absolutely amazing. Thank you for a great start to a great evening. The Pink concert was as good as our meal. Superb Saturday!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Enjoyed the experience

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The mushroom pizza, kohlrabi salad, and chicken were excellent. Our waiter was very keen to help with wine pairings that worked out nicely.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Food was fantastic but service was not the best. We waited a long time just to get water and throughout the meal felt like we were chasing down the server. She forgot drinks/to bring things over. Just not the best.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Though we arrived right at the opening, they tried to put us in an annex room instead of in the main dining area. When we said we did not want to sit there, they put us in the bar area even though there were plenty of tables in the main dining room. When we left, there were still open tables in the main dining area—it was for Mother’s Day and being placed in a less the nice table while nice tables were available was disappointing.

In addition, my dinner was also below average. We have eaten here many times and loved our food but were less than impressed this time around.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We’ve been coming here for years, but this was the first time our order was lost/forgotten. We didn’t eat until an hour after arriving. The manager made good by comping our dinner. We still love A16...but hope nothing like this ever happens again.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The table was high seats and right in the pathway of everyone walking, not much room and lots of elbows bumping our table

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The service and food were very nice. However I had left my credit card at the
restaurant, only noticed it the next morning and it was more trouble than
it should have been to get it back.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Friend referred us. Banquet seating for people like us with disabilities, excellent. Food very fine, especially the Computo(sp?). Unique, light, perfect pasta and flavor, best I've had in a long time. Gem salad was dressed lightly as requested and refreshing.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great service and delicious food. Good variety of food choices.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The service, food and drinks at A16 are always great. Food and drinks are fresh & delicious. This is one of our favorite places to go out.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Delicious food...the trout was really yummy, and the fried cauliflower appetizer was a hit!

Creative cocktails and mocktails, and an extensive wine list.

Great for a large party.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I always like A16....the food is interesting, and the wine list makes you ask the some for advice

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We have been to A16 a number of times and are never disappointed. Yes, it's noisy, but a good upbeat busy noisy. Yes, the prices tend to be a little high, but the authenticity and quality of the food, attention to ingredients as well as excellent execution and presentation of dishes is deserving. In the recent past I have seen some very critical reviews of this restaurant. Our recent dining experience proved to be absolutely great on all levels.

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1.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We had made reservations a few weeks before, for our 4year anniversary. Unfortunately the menu was different at the restaurant than it was online. My boyfriend has a severe nut and seafood allergy. Because of this he researches places before arriving, to avoid having to ask the kitchen to make modifications.

That being said the staff was nice and very apologetic. We did have a glass of wine with an appetizer that they made modifications on for him. Afterwards we decided to leave and find somewhere else to dine with more options. Which was not easy since our reservations were for 6:30 - putting us in the most demanding dinner time hour.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We wanted a special meal and we got one. Every dish was delicious. We could not pick a favorite.
And, my husband left his credit card. By the time we got home, I had a voicemail saying they would keep the card for him. He picked it up the next day. No fuss.
We enjoyed a lovely evening at A-16. We are looking forward to our next visit for my 70th birthday.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We love A16. It’s one of our favorites. Had a rough pork chop but they took it off the bill and asked if we wanted something else. The staff is incredibly accommodating and it’s always a pleasure to be there.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Our server was great! She made great wine selections for us. The pizza was faboulous and my wife loved the pasta.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

A16 does not disappoint. If you have nothing else, sit at the bar and have the fried pizza (Pizza Montanaro) with a side of calabrian chile oil. Spectacular. A16 has and incredible wine list, too. It's one of the only places in the city you can get a glass of Gragnano, and their bartenders are both knowledgable and generous. If you need a taste, they're happy to bring it to you.

Creative cuisine that's really very good. The fried cauliflower? Sublime, and not a hint of residual food taste from the fryer. The salads are fresh and well-dressed. The sides are also delicious. As a vegetarian, I'm not always excited about the main courses (pasta, usually, or pizza), but I can make a meal of the appetizers and sides.

If I had one small complaint, it's the desserts. They're fine, not great. I keep trying (I mean, because dessert), but they don't wow me. Some are weird without being interesting. Some are fine without being sublime. But that's OK. They have some beautiful teas and dessert drinks if I need a sugar fix.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Great main dishes however the sides were the memorable plates

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