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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
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8:30 PM
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A16 Rockridge

4.1
1321 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 1321 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.2
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3.9
service
4.2
ambience
3.6
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CatherineR 
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Unfortunately, our experience was not good. The service we received was poor and inattentive at best. The busser was the only one actually paying attention to us, which is fairly common in most places honestly. The food was average all the way to inedible. So much salt and undercooked pasta! The kicker was when I received an email from opentable saying that we were a no show for our reservation. I could go into more detail, but that will just take too many words. We most likely won’t be going back there.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

second visit, great food and service, wait person was great, had counter table near kitchen

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Smitty (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

I have been to A16 several times. On my first visit, they were featuring seasonal squash and the menu was delicious. I returned with a friend and again had a great meal, but an even better cocktail. This time, the pizza was ok, but was not very tasty. The drink I ordered which I forget the name of- it was a lemony drink, tasted like watery lemonade. Thankfully, the drink my friend had that she felt was good, but couldn't finish, was great!!! Bicycle thief. I would return just to get this drink. Would you mind sharing the ingredients and how to make it? I recommend this place to my friends, even though I do not always love the food, it is at least good and seasonal. The service was great and she noticed that one of the drinks was not to our liking.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We came on a weekday for lunch. Service was excellent. Great meatballs!!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

They treated my boys like little princes!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Outstanding food and great service. Wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

This was my first time at Rockridge A16. The crab salad was great (but small). The pizza (funghi + sausage pizza w/ egg) was good (and very large, definitely enough to share between two people if you're not super hungry), but slightly too burned and I wish the crust was a little crispier on the bottom. The taste was solid. The interior is nice, but it does get quite noisy when it's a full house!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We were there at 6:00 on Valentine's Day and it was not what we expected:
We did not know it was a going to be prix fixe menu with the inability to choose what we wanted -- just wish we had been told about this before.
The price was not listed on the menu, but our fault for not asking. When we received the bill, it was about $300 for dinner, 2 cocktails, tax and tip.
It was way too much food -- ended up taking much more home than we were able to eat.
My boyfriend is a vegetarian, and the only main course was beef (very good, BTW), and he was not able to have a couple of the starters/pasta. (They did accommodate him with an entree veggie dish.)
The service was incredibly slow and uneven -- took over 3 1/2 hours! Don't think it was our waiter's fault. Many people seemed to be looking around for their food, so maybe it was the timing of the kitchen? There was also a huge line waiting to come in, I assume because dinner was taking so long .
The good news is, the food was excellent! Everything we had was great.
I love A16 and their menu, and look forward to returning, but this was not the experience we had hoped for, even though the food was delicious.
Thank you.

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Bill (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Was not impressed. Had a reservation for 9pm. Arrived at 9, but was told we would have to wait. Did so until 930. Was finally seated, and then there was a delay with the food. When it did arrive, it was fair, it was certainly not worth the $98 that was charged.

Word to the wise - order the pizza. It appeared to be the most delicious item, but was not part for the entree course, unless you claimed dietary restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was very great!
But despite our reservation , we waited 45 mins at the door.
When seated, we still waited around 30mins each in between appetizers, main dish, second main dish.

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vipNakki (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We appreciate a super delicious meal and are willing to pay for it, but this was very expensive and just okay. It was Valentine’s Day, so extra expensive and crowded I assume. We paid about $350 for two including the tip and wine (my husband did the pairing and I had two glasses). I probably wouldn’t go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Absolute train wreck of a Valentine’s Day meal. We were seated 50 minutes late and we received our first dish of a 4 course set menu 1 hr 45 minutes from our reservation time. We got the rest of the courses to go. We paid the full set meal price but were definitely ripped off. It’s a shame because we have gone many times - a16 has a couple great pizzas. No pizza on Valentine’s Day. The food wound up being mixed. Parts were flavorful and other dishes were very bland and uninteresting. Very disappointing. In fairness we have had good meals at a16 but this occasion was so poorly managed it was almost inexcusable.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was good but not the service on this prix fixe valentine's evening. Too long between courses, delivery of wine pairing too early/late for courses. Total meal time was 3 hours - too long for me for a weeknight!

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JeffH (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was cafeteria quality mass produced with poor ingredients. Suggesting wine pairing was terrible. Very disappointed. Will not return.

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Gastropuppy (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We came to A16 for the prix fixe Valentine's Day dinner. The food was wonderfully prepared. Highlights included the beef with kale and potatoes au gratin, the crab salad, burrata, and desserts. There was one dish that was a tad spicy, but overall excellent food.

It was a full house and thus the service between some dishes was very slow, i.e. 20 to 30 minutes. We arrived at 5:30 pm and left at 8:15 pm. Just a bit too long, even for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Really bad service all the way around.

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19loco (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Cocktails were excellent, some of the food was very good, other dishes were so so, our Pizza arrived cold, server was disorganized...

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vipTBell (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our second time going. The food was delicious! We had a new waitress that wasn’t very attentive or friendly this time. The rest of the staff was friendly and welcoming. Love the ambiance!

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vipfoodluver (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Sat at the Chef's counter and, as usual, enjoyed watching the chefs at work. Started with the fried cauliflower, which was good starter and worked well with the Rose Champagne. Then on to the burrata (tasty, although some tough skin), lemon recotta gnocchi with cipollini (very tender), and the citrus salad (lovely way to end). The carafe of Cannanou recommended by our server was a very good match.

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OaklandRR (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants-great for a bite or full meal. Wine selection is always wonderful. Service was a bit off the night we dined, but not off putting. Food was great-pizzas and salads.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Another great night at A16 Rockridge. At first, we were seated in the back room 'private dining' area. There were a couple of large groups which made for a lot of noise and a less than romantic atmosphere. The hostess was extremely understanding and accommodated our request to give up our table and wait for either a table in the main room or seats at the bar. We had barely started on our delicious cocktails before a bar place became available. Fantastic Neapolitan pizza, delicious wine recommendations, tasty Amaro, and great service. We feel incredibly lucky to have this gem in our neighborhood.

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Claire (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Went on a Saturday night - easy parking. The service was good, food was wonderful! The salumi plate was a bountiful arrangement of cured meats, in-season pickled vegetables, olives and other delicious additions - 5 stars! I usually don’t like pizza but the pizza here is fabulous! Clean ingredients and tasty. Would recommend this place to anyone. I was on a date but saw that they accommodate large groups. I would come here for the antipasto and wine alone. Prices are reasonable too!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Disappointed and surprised that it was not a good dining experience. Some food portions were ridiculously small. Server forgot to mention that the place ran out of pork chops. Had 3 different servers in total. All meals were initially served to the wrong people in our party. Main entrees took much too long to be served. The best part of the meal was seeing Shaun Livingston of the Warriors!

For a Top 100 restaurant, this should have been materially better!

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vipFoodTraveler (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Solid food and service. Staff always great and knowledgeable about the menu. They’re fun and professional. Food never disappoints.

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vipequake (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Steak and Brussels were cold on arrival. Didn’t see our waiter again. Spoke with manager on floor, young guy, who had no idea how to deal with the situation and said something close to “oh well” and walked. It was only when one of the hosts, I believe she was blonde, very nice, who credited my meal and apologized. She asked me for my name and number and said the manager would like to call me and make it right. I haven’t heard anything. The hostess was the only professional we had contact with. I will not go back. It’s a shame. I live in the neighborhood.

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BirthdayCelebration (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful time celebrating a birthday. Great food, nice cocktails, large wine by the glass list! Friendly and accommodating staff. will definitely be back.
The wood oven pizza was perfect, the smoked burratta yummy!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Always a great experience and love the food and signature cocktails :-)

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vipMike (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Very wonderful in all respects.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Given a table in the walkway in the back which was impossible to enjoy our meal at and so left before being served!

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vipFauxfoodie (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We have been to A16 in SF and Oakland on many occasions but it has lost its way. For an Open Table VIP we got the worst table in the house by the rest rooms and server’s station. Our server was superb but the food was poor. Fungi pizza had topping lumped in the middle leaving dry unadorned crust around the outside. Gnocchi were dry and tasteless with a metallic tasting pesto. Squid ink pasta was fine but came with 2 clams and 2 mussels. Hardly worth the money. Spaghetti pasta was, well, just spaghetti. Considering the cost the meal was a huge disappointment. We will not return.

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