A16 Rockridge

4.4
1887 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
***A16 OAK requires all guests to wear masks upon entering the venue. We will begin requiring proof of vaccination as of August 17, 2021 in order to dine inside of the restaurant.

To prioritize safety for all, and to adhere to Alameda County guidelines for outdoor and indoor dining:
1. Employees are verbally screened daily to ensure they are in good health and without COVID symptoms
2. Hand sanitizer will be available upon entry and at multiple locations
3. Face coverings are required at all times unless you are eating or drinking
4. Guests must be seated at tables to consume food or beverages

We are committed to providing you and our staff with a safe environment by adhering to all guidelines provided by local authorities. Thank you for your continued support and we hope to dine with you soon. Stay safe!***

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  • Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    A16 presents "Festa dei settle pesci" a celebration of Christmas Eve where friends and family come to break break. $120 (exclusive of tax & charges) This will be the ONLY menu we are serving this evening. SPUNTINO marin miyagi oyster fennel pollen mignonette ANTIPASTI braised baccalà polpette tomato, capers, fried senise to misto cod hen of the wood, cauliflower, bottarga, meyer lemon aioli insalata di calamari nepitella, lemon, ceci bean PIZZA vongole savoury clams, tomato, garlic, calabrian chile, gaeta olive, oregano PRIMI squid ink tonnarelli garlic, meyer lemon, chili, crab, mussels SECONDI acqua pazza dungeness crab, gulf shrimp, cod, tomato, garlic, white wine, caper, sea beans patata salmon roe, chive DOLCI zuppa Inglese

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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1887 people are saying
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vipAmelie
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been since Covid started, was pleasantly surprised to see so much activity in and outside of the restaurant. The holiday decor was lovely as well. We sat in the back room which was very private and they added extra candles around our table. Really accommodating and romantic. The burrata appetizer was delicious, the escarole salad had the perfect dressing and crunchy nuts. We split a Blanca pizza and added anchovies, amazing. Great wine choices and fun cocktail and beer menu. Had a really wonderful night and felt like we were in another country for dinner. Oh, and the Spotify playlist was awesome Ursula 1000 radio. Check this restaurant out, you’ll be happy you did.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The pizza rules. Just felt uncomfortable being in a back room with little ventilation these days.

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Kiranz
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was slow and the food was okay . I have had so much better at this place . Felt disappointed as my expectation was set from prior dining with them

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vipsarahf
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was delicious. Wonderful server. Food delivery to table was horrible. Very very slow. Maybe due to all the takeout orders of pizza.

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DarcyS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We’ve eaten here many times but this time seemed louder than the last the service not as great not as good of a selection on the menu and on top of it all an extra 20% automatically put on the bill. I know restaurants are struggling at the moment we are trying hard to patronize the places we like but I think it may be a while until we come back here.

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MelBerkeley
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous meal, outstanding pizza, fine wine, excellent service. Loved everything about it.

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live up the street and had never been to A16 in the years we've lived here, but we recently took our family who were in from out of town here. We all had a fantastic evening. The service was friendly and attentive without being overly so. And the food! The escarole salad was delicious, as was the arugula salad. The pizza was lovely (although you have to like thin-crust, slightly smoky, Napoli-style), and one person in our party ordered the meatballs and loved those too. Dessert was the chocolate budino tarte, which was delicious. Amaro. Cocktails.

As for ambiance, we sat outside in one of the cabana-type spaces, and it was cozy and lovely. Anyway, all in all we had such a nice evening there. The perfect place to bring folks from out of town for a not-your-average-pizza-place night out.

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LatinAmerican
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall it was good, but was not happy about dishes not arriving at the table at the same time for all of us to eat together. We had to wait on each other and food was getting cold.
Otherwise, experience was pleasant and service was attentive.

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vmc427
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outdoors in a very cozy booth. The heater was more than amble. Wine selection is really good.

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vipRuthS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with friends! We enjoyed the calamari, romaseco and delicata squash for the table with a bottle of prosecco. Followed with mushroom pizza and pork meatballs. Everything was delicious?

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SteveG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and wonderful wine

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Jean
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent food, very good service. And we were not rushed.

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vipoaktownmom
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

A16 has slipped since I ate there last—at least 5 years go. Too bad

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vipliveforlunch
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Menu items are limited, but interesting. Portions seem reasonable, however the calamari had more beans than anything. Service was slow and we had to threaten to walk out to settle our bill. Our main course came with a side dish that was not delivered until we had finished eating our main course. Also, every time some opened the front door, a blast of cold air would blow over us.

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vipNannan
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good energy is back! Fun, short menu but with a good range of choices. The fire roasted calamari was delish. Nice seasonal touches such as delicata squash and pomegranates. Pizza With a little pumpkin, ricotta, Ital cheese and cream of onion, walnuts, chili oil. Creative and yum!!!

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JimP
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

I was very disappointed with the the outdoor setup. It seems to me they have this set up completely wrong. I booked outside for early evening in nice weather and instead of nice open space with the neighborhood ambience and buzz, they have each table separately sectioned off with canvas! Felt like I was eating inside a tent. Really disappointing.

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vipreneek
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Server forgot many things including side dish of anchovies, water, extra guest water glass, bread, utensils, to tell us “no pine nuts on our salad” actually means you’re getting a completely different dish!! Our guest sat for 20 minutes without anything to drink despite asking more than once. A good amount of time after ordering, we were told key dishes were out and there were not good/equivalent alternatives. The fried olives were heavy with oil. Steak was lukewarm and dry. Meatballs had too much fennel and the meat was like mush. The pork chop had a lot of fat. Finally, the sorbet at the end was good.

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BobM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Drinks, appetizer, and main courses (steak and pizza) were all outstanding.

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Beths
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

We were so thankful for the heated outdoor seating! Everything was pretty good. The server seemed busy, but luckily we weren't in a rush. The pizza was delicious, but not the best I've had at that location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was wonderful and food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was one of the best servers I’ve met—he made our little reunion of family & Cal friends one for the ages.

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vipMAKAI
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The food was really good, except the fried olives which were disappointing.
The outdoor dining set up is great. I’d go back ASAP

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vipHerb
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server’s name is Olivia and she was really excellent. Great suggestions and very attentive.

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yabtoil
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and Recommendation of food and wine selections.

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vipBailleroeats
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was fine

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SarahH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Pizza was amazing . Sides were both very fair, potatoes under cooked. They’ve lost their pasta chef so only had pizza and a couple of entrees. My husband also said his halibut wasn’t great. We’ve gone to both SF and Rockridge locations many times and been very impressed, I would say it is slipping for sure (but pizza still awesome).

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Janellf
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the little things like:
-The fact you carry Hayman’s gin for Sharon’s martini.
-You brought extra crostini (without being asked) for the burrata.
-You brought a generous helping of arugula for me on the side bc, unlike me, Sharon is averse to greens on her pizza (as if!).
Yep… the details… they matter. Especially right now… it kinda felt like love. So, thank you. 💕

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gdizzle
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great pizza, disappointing meatballs and slow service.

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Table4
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Pizza is not amazing but the drinks are good. Service is excellent but the quality of food doesn’t match up to the price.

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vipKenB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Great calamari. Ok halibut. Pricey.

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vipPaperlady1
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat in their Parklet and were really comfortable and cozy on a cool night. The food was amazing! One of the dishes we had was their melon salad and every bite was sweet and delicious. Cocktails were beautiful and so worth it. I made our reservation for 8:45 - one of their last slots - but we didn’t feel rushed at the end of our meal - which is classy and appreciated. They left the propane heater for us even as the packed up the others around empty tables. Overall, a lovely experience and we can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants to go to. The food last night was subpar. The pizza was still decent however everything else was not of good quality. We ordered the salads and both were very watery with very little flavor. The waiter talked me into getting the special of the day which was a pork pork chop. It came out extremely dry and overcooked. It looks like they scaled down the menu as well, we hope that they can prove upon what we thought was a great restaurant.

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Lella
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks pretty good! Service very good too! A nice place to go!

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vipGidgetVC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is delicious as always. Good service in a Rockridge staple.

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KeelerFoodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love A16! Fantastic Italian (and others) wine and cocktail offerings. Casual but very refined pizzas, apps, and entrees. Hip decor and music. Staff loves product. Maybe a little loud for some.

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foodie
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This has always been a favorite of ours, but we were very disappointed with the service. The food was brought to half of our party. Seven minutes later the other two entrees showed up. Then we had to wait even longer for our Contorni/sides. They also ran out of three of their red wines. The food was very food.

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KevinE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great salad (kohlrabi), pizza (funghi), and steak. Lots of flavors that made for much happiness. Outdoor tables separated by fabric dividers making for safe-feeling dining. A really enjoyable dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A16 has amazing food and service!! Every pizza I have tried has been so tasty, especially the pomodoro, and the the calamari blew my mind!! The fried olives are also a must.
The staff is all so friendly, including right when you arrive to the restaurant at the hostess table!
The gelato is also always so fresh and changing with the season so they always have what you are craving! Highly recommend!

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When booking our reservation I opted in to saying we were celebrating an anniversary and we were comp'd with some bubbly. What service! And the food was as equally fantastic.

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vipEmilyC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

A16 Rockridge has been one of our favorite restaurants for years but we were so disappointed with our recent experience. The pizzas are smaller, the staff is not as stellar and it just seems like a different place. Sadly, I think we will no longer be regulars.

FAQs

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 4.4 stars by 1887 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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