A16 Rockridge

4.5
1823 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We are so excited to welcome you back to A16! The hours of operation is only for takeout and delivery.

We are committed to providing you and our staff with a safe environment by adhering to all guidelines provided by local authorities.

A16 is offering reservation for indoor and outdoor dining 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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1823 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DannyK
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot. Food is so good and the service is great!

JR
vipJohnR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and the dinner was exceptional. Outstanding job by the chef, and the staff were amazing. Love A16!

DO
DOUGU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kale salad, Octopus with crispy beans, burrata Pizza. All excellent!
Montepulciano Riserva too.

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RonW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to see they're making it work during the pandemic.

AN
ANR80
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outdoor set up was warm enough. our server, Autumn, was a delight. The fennel salad was so fresh and tasty. The fried dough pizza with smoked tomato sauce was a delightful change from the expected.

JH
JH111111
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine and dinner, truly memorable anniversary dinner. Dessert wasnt the best (ordered the Rhum Baba) but loved the dessert wine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

For Covid reasons the restaurant chose not to close any doors or windows and the night’s temperature was 40degrees. Therefore we were FREEZING. Our food instantly was cold and the entire dinner experience was miserable. I wouldn’t recommend eating indoors if its cold. There was no option to have heat or closing of doors or windows. We will not be returning and we are sad that they are unable to offer a good experience. We were the only ones in the restaurant and spent $300.

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vipsuzanne
San Francisco
125 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great friendly service. Excellent food in nice atmosphere. Enjoyed it and would recommend it

YM
YumMyYum
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and ambience are good, friendly staff. Fun location

HE
vipHappy2Eat
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With current reopening stage and capacity limitation, my partner and I were very impressed at the layout of the dining room. There were only two other 4 tops and us. While most diners sat outside (on a chilly night), we were more than pleased to be indoors with plenty of ventilation from the screened door opening. The food as always was amazing and our server Rob was incredibly attentive.

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AmberV
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot to dine during COVID. Offers semi-private outdoor seating. Delicious food and attentive service.

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Slick
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Having to wait over 30 minutes for a reservation is unacceptable.

SP
SandraP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious meal EVER!
we ordered the Brussel sprouts, fired olives, 2 pizzas, the meatballs and the cannoli ice-cream.
Everything was mouth-watering!!!

MC
MattC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining experience in the parklet was perfect for my family (4 and 8 year old). The slightly more casualness let the kids feel more comfortable.

JO
JimO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Don't count on being seated at the time of your reservation. We had to wait 25minutes past our reservation time to get a table.

OG
OaklandGreen
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal since quarantine couldn't have been nicer. Food was great, sitting outside was wonderful, and they took all the necessary precautions to make everyone feel safe. It was good to feel human again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good meal - just service needs a little improvement while they adjust to new public safety standards amidst Covid.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re used to the great food and service at A16. Now during COVID, there are nice outdoor booths built along the street. I hope the Oakland allows the booths to stay post-pandemic.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy margarita pizza with sausage. Great service and lemon drops

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and absolutely delicious melon salad

AH
vipAHAH
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

There is a set 20% fee that is added to your bill for service (aka Tip), which would be fine if they provided good service (or any service for that matter). A16 was always a favorite, but the service is now total crap that costs a premium.

NM
NicoleM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for a birthday dinner at one of their new outdoor spots in the street out front.

It was really great. They require masks at all times that you’re not eating or if staff approaches table. It was handled really well.

We had heirloom tomato caprese and 3 pizzas. All delicious.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I was so excited about going to A16, the food was delicious and they've done a nice job of leveraging the sidewalk for outdoor dining. My only complaint would be that they are automatically adding a 20% service charge but didn't tell us so we added another 20% and didn't realize until we got home. It felt a little dishonest.

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northberkeley
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor area for dining, food was great as always. Wood fired pizzas are a favorite, as is the heirloom tomato salad. Service was great, attentive but not overbearing.

MZ
MichaelZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice bowl of olives, an excellent pizza with Nduja sausage. Good cocktails. I had one with mezcal that was very tasty. Gelato for dessert, although the peach "gelato" was more like an American ice cream, was not a true Italian gelato. That's a very minor thing. Will definitely go back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

First time I have eaten at a restaurant since Covid outbreak. A16 has created sidewalk dining. The food was as good as ever and the outdoor seating worked just fine - not great but fine. However, the service was horrendous. Wait staff, which was basically non existent, had literally no idea how to service customers. We had to ask for water, drinks, silverware, to order food, and to get our food. Truly an awful and odd experience. Won’t go back.

JY
JanetY
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delightful to have the opportunity to eat at a restaurant. Great COVID plan and felt safe and guarded. Exceptional food!

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Adam
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off, it was fantastic to eat out! First time since the very beginning of March, and A16 could not have been a better choice! If all you are looking for is the punchline, then you need read no further. Highly recommended! Fantastic meal! Great staff! Excellent experience!

For those who like a bit more detail, here you go. Most importantly, the safety protocols were excellent, and we felt extremely safe. When you walk up, someone from inside will greet you outside, and they will direct you to use hand sanitizer. Everyone is in masks, of course. They will seat you at an outdoor booth in a little "parklet" they created outside on the curb part of the street (they converted parking spaces). I believe there are 10 booths. Metal tables and chairs that are wiped down before you sit. Tarps between the booths that provide function, but also some privacy and a bit of unexpected style. The service was cheerful and impeccable. They worked terrifically as a team, and it felt very attentive and caring without being too much. We all worked together to keep proper distance and to not touch It was easy. The cocktail menu is different and quite nice, but we decided on a classic, so Rye Manhattans arrived! And they were GOOD! We ordered too much as we wanted to take some home. And I'm glad we did! The menu is a bit reduced, but many of the old classics were there. Most important: THE MEATBALLS! YES! YES! YES! You must get the meatballs. And a pizza. They are all awesome! We got the one with wild mushrooms and added sausage. It was epic! The melon salad was excellent, and it kept well until the next day (to go with leftover pizza). The calamari. What can I say? Get the calamari. No, really, do yourself a favor and get the calimari. First, it's roasted! This means you can actually taste it! Second, it comes with the most amazing roasted beans. Lastly, the roasted lemons. Could be a dish by itself. We had nice wine by the glass with dinner! Great meal!

CB
CinBoody
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Ate outdoors on sidewalk platform in separated by canvas hanging walls. Food good but it was coldest night in summer so we both froze. No heat lamps.

If coming be prepared for wind and weather of the day.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Services and food was wonderful.

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vipLunara
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so grateful for any restaurant that invests to set up outside dining during this pandemic time. Although the takeout has been great, it was lovely to sit outside and have a full meal after all these months. The canvas sheeting between tables and a wooden fence to the street felt comfortable and protected, and I enjoyed the quiet conversation. The food was excellent as always: we had the pork chop and chicken cooked in the brick oven, roasted summer squash on the side, and a couple of awesome salads. The tomato salad and the melon salad were exquisite. The shaved fennel salad is enough to share or have leftovers and was also delicious.

JP
vipJP18
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A16 is doing a phenomenal job with outdoor dining! The food is as delicious as always and they set up a great outdoor space with curtains for distancing (which also make it feel more intimate). The staff are above and beyond friendly even while following protocols. I can’t wait to go back!

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vippartnerfoodie
Philadelphia
111 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

My car was parked out front and was broken into during the dinner!!!

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Greg
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu provided a variety of choices without being overwhelming. Each dish was absolutely delicious as well as beautifully presented. All in all a wonderful dining experience. I live in another town but am looking forward to returning for another meal. Graci!

JC
JessieC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends birthday. Excellent service and even better food. The wine was delicious.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Whole restaurant was kind of drafty. Mediocre food and aperitifs.
Would not recommend.

JE
JohnE
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Way too noisy in the back room. Couldn't hear nor understand the person sitting right across the table. Very slow service. Pizza was very good! Authentic Mediterranean style. Very small portions on the appetizers as well.

M
vipMiles
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Restaurant was quiet tonight. Service staffing felt light; sometimes had to work to get a server’s attention, but they were great once we got them over.

Food was great (pizzas, short ribs, desserts) except for a disappointing cauliflower pasta. Flavorless and surprisingly bad. We didn’t finish it.

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vipTuesdaydiner
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The beet salad and roasted calamari was great. The fungi pizza was wonderful also. But there was a limited selection of pizzas with meat. Would have liked one to pair with the fungi!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leiza (sp?) our server was fantastic, she made us feel right at home & we look forward to coming back just for her.

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You can order delivery directly from A16 Rockridge using the Order Online button. A16 Rockridge also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 1823 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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