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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/

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!

Public Transit:
Rockridge BART

Executive Chef:
Nicolette Manescalchi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, 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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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
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Notable Wine List (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Authentic (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Fun (9)
Casual (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Romantic (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Cozy (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding food and great service. Wonderful experience.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Really bad service all the way around.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 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.

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Vegan, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 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!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 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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 (San Francisco)·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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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Very wonderful in all respects.

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 (San Francisco)·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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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I remember this restaurant being very good, but this was a HUGE disappointment. We ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. The appetizers were very small and presentation was poor. Four (very) tiny slices of crostini with a blob of cheese plopped on a plate. One of the entrees didn't arrive with the other three. We (eventually) asked when it appeared it wasn't coming, but the waitperson said 'it takes some time' and walked away. The entree wasn't delivered until the others were nearly done eating. Clearly the order wasn't put in with the rest, or there was a mix up in the kitchen, but there were no apologies or explanation. The pizza was soggy in the middle and inedible. Based on the description, we actually thought this was a pasta dish. The menu didn't clearly indicate that it was a pizza, and I'm still confused about a pizza with only red sauce; no cheese or other ingredients. Our mistake I guess, but the waitperson was just a notch above rude and very unfriendly. She certainly didn't offer to exchange for something else. To be fair, the 3-4 cookies that came with the meal as dessert and the wine were good. We expected so much more from A16; especially those of us who have dined there in years past. We eat out often and rarely are this dissatisfied. I've never written a poor review, but feel compelled. Our experience rates a solid D...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Delicious. It was my 1st time there and I would go back. Attentive staff.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Superb food, loved the art on the walls, service was just right.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We have enjoyed many evenings at A16, but last Sunday’s experience may be our last. In a half empty restaurant we (three women) waited 30 minutes before anyone approached our table after we were seated. We waited another 30minutes before our drinks came, we suspect the waiter failed to place the order. He thanked us for our “patience”which by then had evaporated. Another very long wait before the first course (funghi pizza) which was good. Much later we received our tiny portion of squid ink pasta with mussels and clams. Given the market price of mussels, the seafood portion was very stingy. Overall an exasperating experience at a restaurant we had previously loved.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food and service was just fantastic! Top notch ingredients and knowledgeable staff. Worth every penny. Definitely going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Quality ingredients in every dish! Knowledgeable stafff!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was spot on as usual. However, service could have been better. Had to ask for the wait staff to check on outlet drinks, food came out first. Keep finding myself with an empty glass of water. Waiter never checked in during dessert. I wanted to order a coffee but never got the opportunity to.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It might have been the company but this was one of the best meals I have had at A16. The service was spot on and the food and beverages came at a good pace. A night to remember! We will be back .

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This is the 2nd time in recent months that I've visited A16 and been disappointed with my experience. Both the front and the back of the house need a serious wake up. In both cases, there were issues with the food quality (temperature, flavor), and the service was inattentive and blase. In our most recent case, the server could have corrected the food issue, but didn't come back to check on us until it was too late and irrelevant. It's too bad, because Oakland needs a good
restaurant like this.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in Oakland. We started with fried cauliflower and a burrata salad, both of which were superb. We moved on to two pizzas and a pasta dish, equally delicious. Dessert is good, but there could be greater selection.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

It was our second time to have dinner there and we really enjoyed food there last time.
I was very disappointed this time. Service was very slow and my pasta was cold which is not acceptable. Wine steward strongly recommended rather expensive wine which was not good.
Overall, it was not a good experience. I would not go back there.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Service was slow and notice a bit of sarcasm from waitress.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love this restaurant! What a surprise! Ambient/service/food all good! Will come back again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Bar Seating, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was bland and very average. Not even close to being worth $20-30 per plate. Also, it’s very loud and is basically impossible to have a conversation without yelling at each other.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It's unfortunate, but what was my first time at A-16 will surely be my last. We (our group of 4) were excited to dine there and throughout the night, our excitement turned into pure frustration. We were seated in the back room of the restaurant, which became painfully loud as the eve progressed to the point where we could barely carry on a conversation. Our waiter was lack-luster to the point where we were trying to draw him out. We shared our meal and I kid you not, all 4 of us were disappointed with each dish: fried olives (uninteresting), calamari (fishy and rubbery), trout (fishy smelling to point of overpowering - in fact, the entire room wreaked of fish smell whenever the same dish came to other tables), pasta ragu (tougher than al dente), and desserts which were okay. We were also amused by a female 'runner' who's dress was so unprofessionally short, we were embarrassed for her. We agreed that the noise level was the worst part of our experience, then the food, then waiter. I was eager to put A-16 on my "go-to" list but sadly we all left never planning to return. Very unfortunate for 4 first-time customers. This is one of those rare experiences where I actually wanted my money back by end of eve.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

A-16 in Rockridge never disappoints. The combination of food and service is solid. The wine menu is excellent and our server was knowledgeable and very professional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Timing was off...received 2 of 3 desserts, but waited for 3rd to arrive at least 5 minutes later...

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