A16 Rockridge

4.7
1838 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 1838 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great servers autumn, Gretchen and moy. Great margarita pizza with sausage. Baked chicken and great drinks

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KimS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly and helpful service, safe dining environment and perfect Rockridge outdoor eating experience!

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vipAndreaL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The outdoor table for 4 closest to the bar next door got too noisy when the bar patrons got to their second or third drinks! Otherwise it was such a pleasure to eat an excellent meal served to us with respect for distance but without losing charm and hospitality. Accessing the menus through QR codes taped to the tables was clever and a great way to avoid handling previously circulated menus. The kale salad and the trout were delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Beware there is a 20% gratuity added to the bill for a party of 2. Table was never cleaned, no refills on drinks, no change of plates after appetizers, pizza came late, no dessert offering and she didn’t even ask us if he enjoyed the food. The busboy should get promoted to a server. The worst dining experience of 2021 for us and we will not be coming back.

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vipMiriamM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t mind outdoor seating on the street! Had a wonderful dinner with out of town family members.

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ajgoakland
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very comfortable and good quality food. The quantity was on the skimpy side, but everything was delicious.

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vipScott
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were outside so it was a bit louder but the staff did an amazing job making it a great and safe experience. And of course the food and wine are still amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’ve got the outdoor-dining thing wired!!

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BethT
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During the pandemic, we have purchased Oakland A16 's holiday take out dinners, and they have been fabulous. This was the first time we dined in their outside "parklet." There was a special dinner, and the food was spectacular. It was raining very, very hard, and we were protected, but the staff was running back and forth in the rain. They were still giving great service and smiling and chatting. There was a special wine offering, and I tasted the choices, and they even let me get a half glass of each. We stayed dry and were so pleased with our dinner and service, and we had a great time. We are going to return very soon.

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vipLunara
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food was delicious at our last visit to A16. We had a grilled asparagus appetizer on walnut crema, kind of like a hummus but milder, and then we also had the hummus and lamb appetizer that was part of a special Mediterranean menu that night. Both were excellent and good to share. Pork lasagne was our main course--so good I ordered extra to take home for the next day. Very light and creamy. Dessert of panna cotta and crostada topped it off. I'm glad they have roofs on the parklet and heaters too! because it rained quite heavily. So worth it though to be out to eat. Grateful to A16 for continuing to operate as best they can during this pandemic.

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GlenO
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Very nice outdoor dining set up. Fairly expensive though

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to have them back !

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MarcusR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to grab some great food and cocktails, consistently good. Not cheap, but reasonable value. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great service great drinks

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KatieW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

As far as outdoor dining during COVID goes A16 is a good option. You can still make a reservation, their parklet feels cozy, and they have outdoor heaters. Here is what we ordered:

Cocktails - Both the tequila and bourbon based cocktails were good. Spirit forward and balanced.

Meat and Cheese Plate - Definitely skip. I can make a better charcuterie board from the deli section at Trader Joes.

Half Chicken Diavolo - My husband and I split this and it was definitely enough meat for both of us. By far the best thing we ate all night were the potatoes that came with this dish. They were reminiscent of malt vinegar and the shallots were amazing. The chicken had a wonderfully crispy skin and was moist on the inside. It could use more flavor: a rub, some sauce or just more salt. But over all was pretty good.

Sides - Since we were splitting an entree we ordered both the veggie sides: roasted brussel sprouts and delicata squash. The flavor of the squash was good but unfortunately it came to the table cold. The brussel sprouts were covered in way too much calabrian chili sauce and not roasted enough. Also came to the table cold.

So all in all I would give our dinner 3 stars. Mainly for ambiance, service, cocktails and those potatoes!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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
128 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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

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

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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.

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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!!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Yummy margarita pizza with sausage. Great service and lemon drops

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

Great pizza and absolutely delicious melon salad

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vipAHAH
San Francisco
27 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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 Uber Eats. A16 Rockridge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 768-8003.

A16 Rockridge is rated 4.7 stars by 1838 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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