A16 Rockridge

4.4
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1791 Reviews
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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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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.3
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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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vipgdizzle
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great pizza and good service.

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vanessar
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Margharita pizza was great! Service impeccable. the pasta were very fresh and well cooked but the sauce very average (not cooked enough, quite plain..)

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AndrewR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pizza and wine are excellent. Pasta was slightly undercooked and cool by the time it made it to our table.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Taking friends out for dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Had early reservation and our experience started off great. We received our drinks relatively quickly and a wonderful salad. Then didn’t see a server or next course for over 30 min. Was not asked for another drink, has to ask busser to find our server. Never received half of our 2nd course after an hour and 15 min. Told our server we needed to leave and were then admonished for not telling her that we had a time constriction AFTER we’d already been there for an hour and a quarter. She then proceeded to tell us that they had a large party in the back and was backing up the kitchen and that she would take the pasta that we never received off of our bill. Likewise the pizza we received was unfortunately made with cheese that was too strong for the very light double zero crust just not the experience we were expecting and disappointing.

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FromBerkeley
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and unique pizzas. Had the Montanara pizza which was exceptional. Only complaint is that the restaurant is quite loud.

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vipLunara
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My most recent experience at A16 was as delicious as ever. The beet salad was easily large enough to be shared with a tasty balance of beets and cheese on a bed of arugula. The pork chop was perfectly cooked with a hazelnut and dried fruit garnish, the perfect amount of sweetness to counterbalance the meat. And Bombolini, Italian donuts, fresh and hot--lovely. Service was excellent. Love this place.

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vipHeidi
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest Pizza ever! The menu is creative, the staff talented and knowledgeable- can I give them a 7? Better than 5 Stars!

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DavidR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely belated Valentines dinner at A16 Oakland......soppressata pizza an absolute must!

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DavidP
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the menu and great wine list!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The ambiance of the restaurant is very good, and you feel like you’re in a fancy modern/chic environment when you come in and dine. The service is fairly solid too, our waitress was very timely and helpful and professional. Unfortunately, the food simply was not very good. And I don’t mean for the price (as in, good but not worth the price). I mean the food was not worthwhile at any price point. And neither were the drinks. It was shockingly subpar. The best thing we had was a glass of wine and we resolved to just grab a bite later in the night.

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vipMitchMae
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Given it was Valentine's Day, we expected no tables until much later in the evening. But we were able to get one at 6 pm. We were also seated in a separate room, away from the main dining area and the noise level there was more tolerable which made conversation - without yelling - possible. Food was excellent as was the wine list (dominated by Italian selections). The service was good; we didn't see our server much, but there was always someone checking in on us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for us, great service and food, definitely going back!

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seafoodlover
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had dinner at A16 on Valentine's Day. The menu was not the usual one but the choices are quite large to accommodate every taste. The food was in general surprisingly good considering that the chef had to work harder than usual. The same is true for the service staff. We plan to come back during their regular days.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Pizza is outstanding!

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JackD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Salads were good, calamari needed sea salt, pizza very good, wines very good. That back room is awful - needs serious design work - sound damping, lighting, seating set-up. Detracted from experience by half.

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vipCarters
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great feel excellent food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Happy Valentines Day!!

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KarenL
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Third time we’ve tried this restaurant...and definitely the last. With all the fine dining in Oakland, I am amazed A16 has survived. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Been many times and had a stellar experience. So I’ll give this one a pass, but wow. Service was absolutely abysmal. Spilled water. Didn’t clean it. Forgetful. Slow. Inattentive.

Also, they spread toddlers everywhere so no way to have an “adult” corner where we could talk. Oakland parents of toddlers are self-entitled jerks (not the restaurant’s fault), so the noise level was not cool either.

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vipLuLeLo
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very noisy!! Young and hip crowd shouts all the way, no way to find a quiet corner.
The thin crust pizza had no crispness, chewy, although cooked thru. Few toppings and overly salty sardines.
Gelato didn’t taste much like lemon.
Not our kind of place.

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vipScrumptious
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a fan and loyal customer for years. Always a class act

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vipKatieN
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We keep trying A16 and it just keeps failing. It SEEMS like it should be so good! The decor, ambiance, energy, menu (on paper) are all excellent. But the service and food have fallen so short, and at this price point, with Belotti right down the block, I think we're ready to give up. Misstep on one visit is an accident, twice is a bad coincidence, but 3... 4... 5... separate visits... yikes.

On this specific evening:
- Seated at a table that should not exist, cramped into a corner in the main thoroughfare for servers and bussers
- Waited 10+ minutes for someone to stop by our table for drink service (we brought wine, so literally just waiting for someone to notice the bottle and stop at our table), 15+ minutes longer to put in food order.
- Server brought out dessert menus before our entree was served, had no idea what was going on with our table
- Served wrong entree, got to wait even *longer* for it to be remade
- Food was expensive and mediocre... as always. My pizza was a good idea on paper but bland and dry in delivery. My date's pasta was fine, nothing to write home about, especially at this price point. Cheese plate was super sad and flavorless :(

They did comp corkage as an apology for the errors. Nice to get the acknowledgment (half-hearted, I don't know if the words "we're sorry" actually were even uttered) but honestly the whole experience sucked and that didn't really make up for it.

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vipPatR
San Francisco
187 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

With friends and we had an outstanding meal from cocktails to dessert. The appetizer selection was super, we had the roasted calamari and salad. The pizzas are a definite 10. We had the wild mushrooms and pork sausage. Both pizzas were with the white sauce. Desserts were gelatos, chocolate tart, and a pistachio tart. Like I said we had a super meal with our friends.

LG
vipLoveGoodFood
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrive 5 mins early for our 9:00 reservation. Seated right away as the table was ready. The SAT. And SAT. And SAT. After about 15 minutes of being acknowledged by absolutely no one, waiter comes over with water and asks if we’d like to order a cocktail. No apology for making us sit there for 15 minutes. “No, I think we’re ready to order”. Then proceeds to tell us that 2 of their 3 entrees are not available. What?!? 1) you have a limited menu to begin with. 2) you should be able to plan appropriately for an evening of cooking - you’re a restaurant for Chrissake.

Got up and walked out.

Seriously, this place is WAY past it’s prime. Time for some new blood in that spot.

LA
vipLuAnnA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s so nice to be eating at the bar when there is a good bartender, great drinks, and interesting conversation. The Dungeness crab was huge and delish!

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oaklandron
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friendly service great food

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Adam
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great server, wonderful food, too noisy (names conversation across the table and even next to you a challenge. Might be helpful to enclose the entrance area more as on cold nights such as ours nearby tables get a blast of cold air as people enter and exit. Also, parking can be a challenger (but that’s not unique to this establishment; it’s true all along and around College Ave).

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vipEMEF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Having had a terrible meal at A16 several years ago I was pleasantly surprised to have a much better experience. The food was improved and edible this time. While the wait staff was very nice and mostly attentive the wait times for everything from water to the main courses was a bit slow. We ended up spending three hours there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was very slow and incompetent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience. The pizza is second to none and their wine list is deep (the knowledgeable staff always come through with great suggestions).

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food, service and ambience are great. A perfect place to celebrate special events or have a good meal & drink at the bar.

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A16 Rockridge does offer 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 4.4 stars by 1791 OpenTable diners.

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