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About A16 Rockridge

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.

5356 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: M-Sa 5:30pm-10:00pm
Dinner: Su 5:00pm-10:00pm
Lunch: Fr-Sa 11:30am-2:30pm
Brunch: Su 11:30am-2:30pm

Cross Street:
Between Manila and Bryant

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 768-8003

Website:
http://www.a16rockridge.com/

Public Transit:
Rockridge BART

Executive Chef:
Rocky Maselli

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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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Details
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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Private Dining

Our private dining room accommodates up to 40 guests and is perfect for small gatherings, business events and special occasions.

A16 Rockridge Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
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Authentic (19)
Good for a Date (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Casual (10)
Romantic (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Seasonal (8)
Fun (6)
Business Meals (5)
Cozy (5)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Organic (2)
Vegan (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Worst meal I hv had anywhere in many months. It was so bad we were comped for most of it. Off my list forever

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was perfect this evening!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was quite possibly the loudest restaurant I have ever been inside of while in a time of peace. Well, it was Friday. The lovely exposed wood beans do nothing for the acoustic ambiance, or lack thereof. Good pizza and an extensive wine menu are very attractive offerings. You won't be disappointed. I would however suggest that you be prepared, despite a reservation, to wait a while after arrival. Like most restaurants they do get overbooked on weekends it seems. I would also suggest that the wine list is in the higher price range so you might be tempted by the lower prices on the menu. Having chosen the lowest priced wine they had (they were out of the other suggestions of a medium range) I found it needing a lot of something it never had. So go with the carafe of some wine in the front of the menu, or better yet bring your own. Cheers!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service Friday evening was pretty horrific. Food was very good

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We dined early with an out of town guest. Very quickly it was apparent that there weren't enough wait staff to keep up with the tables. We saw one diner get up and walk all the way into the bar area to get the attention of someone to bring their bill. We waited for an answer on how one of the dishes was prepared but when the waiter came back he still hadn't gotten the information. Likewise, we waited to order dessert and when it arrived it was very pedestrian. Total bill for 3 with tip was almost $250.00. We will wait awhile to go back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and pizzas are good at A16, but the service is very spotty. We got our drinks and salad fairly quickly and then waited and waited for our pizzas and one entree. We had a small child with us...it was lunchtime...so it became a bit of an ordeal. There seem to be timing issues with the kitchen/pizzaiolo.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The six of us loved our night at A16. The pizzas are always good. The pork chops (2 ordered where huge, tender and delicious...not like any pork we know...) The pasta was great (mine was a lit bit too al dente...) The wine list is excellent and we loved our table. The location of this place is great for us as we ventured in from Walnut Creek. Next door is a super Irish bar and a great place to wind up the evening. Well done A16 again.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Meh. I was disappointed. Only one of the 3 dishes we ordered had any flavor at all

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was awful. We had to ask multiple times for wine and such. Noticed couple next to us ordered a simple salad and flatbread pizza they waited over 45 minutes between salad and entre.

The food was bad as well,
I ordered a pork chop that was cut full of fat and gristle, not good.

We will not be going back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our server was absolutely horrible. Bad attitude from the beginning of the evening. Poor listening skills. Paid little attention to our table and was sarcastic when we finally asked about our pizza after 25 minutes of waiting. She replied "It will come out when it's ready.'' We complained to the manager upon leaving.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Although we were seated immediately the service simply for water or a drink was unconscionably long. Clearly understaffed and they weren’t even full! Several empty tables around us. Ridiculously low lighting (and no I’m not granny age) and an even longer time after food order was finally placed (30 minutes after sitting around vainly looking for our waiter) and incorrect order fulfillment lead me to give this place such a low rating- for the prices they charge the service was substandard and the food, though 3 out of 4 meals was good (the Neapolitan ragu is just acidic tomatoes on a pasta!) took ages to arrive. While I appreciate leisurely paced dinners this was outrageously slow with no savoring of food between courses! Will not go back anytime soon!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Noise level very unpleasant, both music and customers.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We have dined at A16 on several occasions and the food has always been good. This time it was outstanding. The grilled olives and the calamari were terrific, as were the 2 pizzas shared between 4 people. Very good, albeit expensive, wine as well.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great place great food great service.
Only problem is that it was freezing. I’m not kidding—FREEZING

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Unfortunately, fall, winter, summer - I'm always cold here. Wasn't just me - folks were putting their jackets and coats back on. And it's always the same. Made us hurry to get out of there.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food has improved since the last couple of times that we dined at A16. Excellent pizzas and salads. Greens side dish had too much vinegar. Service was very attentive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was amazing this was a get together for two friends to talk and grab a bite. Unfortunately for us the service fell short our server lacked attention to details at our table I was given one glass of water which lasted throughout my entire meal my colleague had to get up and go to the bar to get her second martini . Sat and watch our server take care and have conversation with regular guest at the pizza counter never came back to see if we want to water never came back to pick up our drink at the bar then proceeded to blow out all the candles in the dining room with the exception of our table which meant good night go home.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had three salads to start. While delicious they were INSANELY over salted. The entrees including the pizzas were very good. The noise level where we were seated was off the hook loud. Could not hear the person kitty corner from me. Our table was also poorly lit making it impossible to read the menu without the assistance of a cell phone. I have been to both A16's numerous times. The food although always competent can be very variable. The loudness can be better or worse depending upon where you sit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

always fun...great southern Italian wine list with excellent cocktails.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went here for a birthday celebration and the food was great. The service was lacking and that was disappointing because we've always had such great service at this restaurant. Our waiter wasn't attentive, no refilling of drinks, didn't send over the sommelier when we asked for him...it was just a struggle. But the food was great and parking wasn't an issue. I think the waiter was a one off because it's always been great in the past and I'll still come here...but I'll take a break for now.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were looking for an upscale but local lunch experience for an out of town guest: A16 was perfect. The restaurant was almost empty on a Saturday afternoon, which was fine with us and allowed us to linger over quiet conversation. The menu seemed more small plate than luncheon, but each item was perfect: burrata, meatballs, wonderful poached eggs on polenta, and an EXTRAORDINARY butternut squash pizza. Very nice.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was okay although not something to write home about. The pasta in the bucatini was too al dente it could stand on its end. The mussels and clams were 4 each which seem to be mean. The tripe was a bit under seasoned and under spiced. The service was cool, a bit ungracious. They were informed of the special occasion we were celebrating, but it was never acknowledged.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We have been here 3 times now and we have enjoyed our experience every time.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, People Watching, Casual
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We waited too long for our food but we love the restaurant; great food and ambiance!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This meal at A16 was likely the best we have experience. Three of us shared a sizable salad, had the tasty salumi plate, and shared two pizzas. The food was spot on, and the drinks were great also.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Terrific wine list and crafted cocktails. Food, especially pizza, is excellent. Been there many times...never disappointed. Highly recommended!

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Superb quality dinner, fresh and elegant - wonderful first class service - special kudos for no "chase out" policy. Lovely music was a bit too loud !

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

the atmosphere was lovely, however the server neglected to put in one of our ordered dishes, while bringing out the side that came with it. we enjoyed the side and other main dish. when we asked where the other one was, she hesitated and we said it was fine, we were full by then. but then she charged us for the side dish! and the gnocchi was not my preferred consistency. i will not return.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Fabulous as always. We really enjoy this restaurant as it has consistently good food, good wine, and great service.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The pasta was a bit undercooked and water refills were scarce. The rest of the meal was sublime.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Started off not so good. No greeting for few minutes, then when hostess did come, she never said hello, rather went straight eye focused to her little podium. Then proceeded to say Ill be right with you. A minute later. Very awkward. Rude actually. Then she seated us. The Waiter seemed very rushed and off putting. This Angel of Wine came and saved the evening. So knowledgeable , sweet, changed the whole experience. Chef even brought us a special appetizer. Did not realize until after that the Angel was the general Manager Kristina. Props to her as she managed to save the evening. We had a special guest from out of the country so Thanks to Kristina and our 2nd round waitress!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very disappointing. Bad, inattentive service. Under cooked and over salted pasta-- and by undercooked i don't mean al dente-- I mean I had a bite that actually crunched. Decor has a late 1990s vibe. Will not be returning.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This remains one of my favorite restaurants in Oakland. Service was average this time. The pizza is always delicious. We started with burrata that was superb.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent food. Everything we ordered was excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner! Our waiter was very personable, patient, and readily spoke to the available wines.

We enjoyed our roasted calamari and trout dishes, as well as tasty dessert. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Everything was excellent. Both my wife and I remarked that we had not had as good a dining experience in a long time.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2017

On a Sunday evening...very, very noisy, but good pizza and fried olives

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

4th time we've been, and it simply never disappoints. Great food all over the menu from top to bottom, our server very much knew her wines and made some great pairing suggestions after we'd ordered our meal, and our bartender also listened and made some great suggestions for our opening round of cocktails. Really an A+ experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

A16 loves it's food and is eager to recommend and share their love of great items on the menu. Our waiter was young, enjoyed our jokes, and was very kind. We shared the fried olives, squash blossom with herbed ricotta (Best), two pizzas, (one was smoked with cherry or almond wood--the sauce and crust was wonderful), the entire staff was killer! I keep coming back for warmth. Thanks, folks!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Tapas, Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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