A16 Rockridge

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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Sun 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:30PM - 5:30PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was very respectful of our business conversation.

AN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you’ve ever wondered about southern Italian cuisine, take the A16 to College Avenue in Oakland’s Rockridge district and you’ll find out. Food, wine and service are excellent, and the pizza is great. Try it, you’ll like it!
PS - the A16 is the Italian Autostrada highway that cuts across from Naples to Canosa di Puglia...

B
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tried a new Wine recommended. Amazing. Southern Italy wines are amazing. The pork chop was the best I’ve ever had. Flavor on top of flavor. Will be. Ack. A favorite! Highly recommend!!!

D
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I really like the pizza here. The only negative is that it can be really loud when busy.

NB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good, but very expensive. Fortunately at A16 you do get what you pay for.

AC
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I just celebrated our anniversary at A16. The staff was very thoughtful and made our dinner very special. It was a very enjoyable meal, the pizza was gorgeous, the drinks and afters were delightful. I can't wait to go back!

OT
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in bright atmosphere!

MB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Took 30 minutes to get our wine. Food arrived before drinks. Burrata boring and served with poor crackers. Will never dine here again.

PJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place to meet and eat great food and sip great wine. Recommend the Newton Cab.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

They must have had an off night because our food wasn't veery good. We normally love this place.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I haven't had service this bad in a long while. Our unfriendly waiter dropped off the wine and was never to be seen again. No question if we need anything else or if we were happy with our food. Nothing! I wanted to order more but couldn't find a waiter. Our water glasses were empty for at least 30 min before we received more (after asking the bus boy). At some point someone else waited on us but the experience of our main waiter was so off putting that I really couldn't enjoy the rest of our dinner. I will not come back to this place. A16 in SF probably yes but not in Oakland.

JN
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

While the food was very good and the service was excellent, our experience was spoiled by very loud and noisy customers at the nearby tables. I guess no one ever taught the millennials how to behave in public!

BW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The food was very disappointing. The salad was swimming in dressing, disguising the lovely little gems and the bucatini pasta was dry and tasteless. I actually sent it back, which I never do. The pizza dough was undercooked and the toping was a mush. I'm sorry it didn't work out.

a
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with friendly and knowledgeable staff; we received great wine recommendations and got to try an Italian red that we don't know anything about, yum!

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came
For our anniversary and A16 treated us well with great service class and style. The food and wines were excellent as always.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was bland, overpriced and expensive. Would not go back and not recommend

S
San Francisco
264 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meatball Monday is the best!! Plus the Funghi pizza. Wash it down with a bottle of Pietradolce from Sicily and it’s a wrap!

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I am 100% born and raised in Italy, so I know exactly how a good pasta tastes and feels like.
The pasta I had at A16 was way below expectations: the sauce was very dry, difficult to swallow without the help of some water/wine, and flavourless.

The place is nice and the service is good too, too bad the food is below par and prices are high too.
As a comparison, "Il Casaro" in SF and "Lucia's" in Berkeley offer much better food at a lower price.

DD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect night, Johanna was superior as well as the young man that was helping her.

JK
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Always solid. Kept waiting for 15 mins but they provided a glass for each of us. Fair enough.

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

I went to A16 on Monday, 8/19 for my wives birthday. Food was great, but the service was absolutely terrible. I actually saw a couple seated down from us two tables down get up and leave as no one came to take their order for over 20 minutes. Our service was not much better.

Overall it felt like we were there for rookie night.

TH
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this spot. We were seated on time and the food was great. The server gave me a great recommendation on wine and it went great with my food. My colleague loved his steak and I loved my salmon. Great spot. I love their restaurant in San Francisco too.

BB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love A16. The pizza is amazing, the servers are great and they have so many spectacular menu options, everyone in your party will be happy.

MB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't often write reviews because I get bombarded with requests. Our dinner at A16 Rockridge was off the charts amazing. The service provided to us by Jeffrey was just spectacular. He knew exactly what we needed and his intuition is rare anymore. The meal was also outstanding as usual! We have been to both locations several times! This was a special occasion and you guys made it special. Thank you!

MF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Fantastic food. It was busy so the drinks and appetizers were a bit delayed at times but nothing unreasonable.

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not worth the Hype, visiting from So Cal and always found the food in Berkeley to be great not so much for this place, food so so, service not much better. We will not be returning.

V
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

They may have had an unexpectedly busy night because it seemed like they were slightly short-staffed, but the overall experience was still very good. The food was excellent, however, and we would come back.

E
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emma was the best, taking care of us tonight. Simply the best!

JP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was wonderful. Made triple sure my menu selection was gluten free (I have Celiac Disease). Very attentive but not intrusive and very upbeat.

h
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Nice atmosphere. Good service

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was pretty good, the room was lovely (although the art buyer could use some help). The service was oh-so-PAINFULLY-plodding...we were seated for 40 minutes before we got our drinks; we had to ask for bread (although other tables who were seated after us got their bread almost immediately, not to mention that they got served their entrees before we did). Oh, good lord, we thought.... But at least the food was pretty good.

S
San Francisco
264 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very authentic Italian, five of us ordered just about everything on the menu, first enjoyed a bottle of California Kutch Pinot Noir, then Jess the bartender recommended a Sicilian red called Pietradolce which was magnificent with the Funghi and Margarita pizzas! Monday’s meatball night and along with the salumi board you can go KETO! Sean served us in a very professional and friendly manner. A great evening on College....

MC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great atmosphere. Reservations are necessary

LE
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Poor service and loud environment. Difficult to carry conversation.

TH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

We had the worst service. Our server was rude, ignored us and made us feel unwelcome.

RL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the service was exceptional. Our server provided a personalized experience that augmented the already pleasant atmosphere and ensured we had an exceptional dining experience.

OT
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good but not great. Pizza was very good but could use more sauce. Service was good. Wine was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pizza! Yummy appetizers.

PS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious salads, pasta, chicken, and fish. Responsive service. Great atmosphere and interesting wine list. We will return!

LK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Because most of the menu was in Italian, we had to have the waiter translate for us. I ordered the steak and no one asked how I wanted it so presumed it would come medium rare. It was well done, a bit tough and lacked flavor. For $38 this wasn't an good value for experience.

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