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A16 - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Award-winning

A16 - San Francisco

4.5
4.5
4895 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Takeout or Delivery available at a16pizza.com from noon to 9 pm.

Please note - standard tables are located in our main dining room and covered atrium room. High top tables are in our intimate, cozy wine bar towards the front of the restaurant. You can reserve the chef's counter as well. Walk-in reservations welcome.

A16 is a Michelin rated and James Beard Award Winning restaurant bringing the delicious and hospitable traditions of lively Campania to San Francisco. The chic, rustic/modernist venue is named after the motorway that transverses the South of Italy. Executive Chef Yosuke Machida carefully selects local, organic produce and meats to prepare a daily menu specializing in wood oven-fired Neapolitan pizza, braised meatballs, vibrant salads, pasta and local meats and seafood dishes. Owner Shelley Lindgren works closely with a well-versed, hospitable service team to bring one of the SF Bay Area's celebrated wine and food destinations.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 771-2216
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Yosuke Machida
  • Catering
    We offer several ways to enjoy our food and drinks at your home, office, or other special event.<br />From sandwiches and lunch boxes for your office event, or family style for larger groups- for pickup or delivery, we'll create a custom A16 experience just for you. Contact info@a16sf.com for booking information.
  • Private party facilities
    A16 offers several options for your event. We can bring our mobile (wood fired) pizza oven on location, or serve your group from our full menu- allow our experienced event staff and sommelier services to make your event unforgettable. Please email info@a16sf.com for booking information.
  • Private party contact
    Kimia : (415) 771-2216
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
  • Cross street
    Scott St
  • Parking details
    Public lot nearby.
  • Public transit
    Muni: 30
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,895 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

4,895 Reviews
  1. FrankB

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience. Probably our favorite restaurant in SF

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Did not meet my expectations. This restaurant has been around for a long time and I feel like they’re resting on their laurels. The food was ok. The service was sub par. The interior of the restaurant feels dated. The lighting is way too bright for dinner. I felt like I was in a cafeteria.

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  3. KeithC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The salad was fresh and delicious. Excellent pizza. Wine pairing choice perfect. Would go back in a heartbeat. Highly recommend.

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  4. GlauciaG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The orechiete was good but The pasta with goat cheese was without flavour with very high-price

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  5. Clover88

    San Francisco

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food and wines, professional service, but the noise level made it difficult to converse.

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  6. Nicole

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Off night at A16, a fave for years. Highlights were the little gem salad & tiramisu. Also the wine which our server selected went well with the food. Three of us has three types of pasta. The squid ink was the best of the three. The ragu was ok & the mezza luna lacked flavor. Sigh.

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  7. ErinF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was excellent but we sat outside and the heaters were broken. They gave us blankets but it was still chilly

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We had booked a table outside that had heaters. The heaters weren’t working and it was a cold day. The restaurant expected us sit outside in spite of that. Very poor service.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was slow, forgetful, and inattentive. Food was bland and so expensive. Haven’t been in a decade and won’t go back again.

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  10. CaliWineGal

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My go to restaurant! Never disappoints! Wine, food, family! Nothing else needed!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Outdoors on a sunny day was bliss and warm!

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  12. JuliaChild

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was decent. Pizza was delicious, the orecchiette was just okay. We wish we tried another pasta instead. The dessert was lacking. It was chefs choice. We received four small cookies and a dehydrated jelly of some type for fifteen dollars. They were just….okay. My wife only liked two of the five items. I would definitely go back again, but I would order different items. The location is great; ambience is good for a fun date night. The service is just okay. They took so long, we thought that they forgot about us. The pasta was a bit cold when it arrived.

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  13. Keith

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Had not been for awhile and was postively surprised with the great ambiance. Busy, Italian, Marina Restaurant, ie lots of fun! Menu was fine and the Food enjoyable. Service was fine. Only issue, they were a bit late to seat us and tried to put us in a high top near the front, we resisted a bit and got a great table in the back.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Broad range of great food & drinks! Plus, a vivacious vibe. Noisy, but that’s welcome after three years of Covid quietude.

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  15. MarkO

    Orange County

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A16 is one of a kind. The menu checks all the boxes (appetizers, soups, salads, mains, pizzas, desserts). Great wine list and wide selection of wines by the glass, reasonably priced for the neighborhood. My date and I enjoyed the smoked burrata with prosciutto appetizer, followed by a pizza Romana, and a glass of red. Request a seat at the counter to watch the food being prepared. Highly recommended.

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  16. WindiS

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love A16! True Italian food that is always fresh and delicious! Service is superb and always a fun vibe - can’t wait to be back!!

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  17. Lovestoeat66

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    It was impossibly noisy in the back of the dining room. Would definitely not sit there again. Might sit outside in front or back but not in a hurry to return as there’s so many other restaurants in S.F.

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  18. NancyR

    San Francisco

    91 reviews

    3.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A16 has a very fun vibe, interesting wines and some very good food. Some of the food is simply fine. Pizza connoisseurs would probably be happier elsewhere.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pizzaaaaaa! Great Italian wine recommended by server.

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  20. AnnaB

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Normal food, but nothing outstanding as you would expect from a Michelin restaurant. Some dishes were even too saulty

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  21. Manila2015

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    V limited menu if you are not going to have pizza

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  22. SFNC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was great as well as the variety of wines. Having a featured wine maker from Italy was fun. Unfortunately the service was poor. Very slow to the point of feeling neglected. We had to wave down staff on multiple occasions. Our reservation was at 6:30 and we were one of the last tables to leave at 10. It was nice not to feel rushed but a little more attention would have been appropriate.

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  23. Reviewer

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. The place is really cute with fresh flowers everywhere. Yummy food.

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  24. KAH1

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have not eaten at A16 in a few years and it did not disappoint. There is visible teamwork among all service team members. A little Gem salad was awesome – – fresh and tasty. The pizza came super hot and delicious . The atmosphere was totally festive, and while noisy you could still have a conversation .,

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  25. AnnieM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I booked this reservation since I have been to the restaurant in the past and it was always good. This time the food was so so. The pizza was good but the pastas, meatballs and Burrata were flat and tasteless. The $35 corkage was a bit high compared to others which typically run $25. SF has so many great restaurants which I will choose in the future. So disappointed.

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  26. Kevin

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very loud and expensive. Not worth the cost pizza was greasy

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  27. Andreanyc

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Viola Buitoni’s nenie was so delicious! Especially the paccherri with the calamari ragù

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  28. KurtC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A terrific meal -- I had the squid ink pasta with seafood, and it was outstanding and very flavorful. My wife had the funghi pizza and it too was terrific -- crispy crust, earthy, and just a hint of heat. The fava bean puree and dandelion greens as a starter was also great -- smooth and rich. The service was attentive without any hovering; the right balance.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing time, food and wine. I can’t wait to come back!!

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  30. ErikP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Roberto was an awesome server and helped to make the night super fun, in addition to the delish food and wine.

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  31. MichaelL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time at A16. Amazing wine menu. Great service. Food is always on point. Thanks!

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  32. MichaelA

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Too loud! Mushroom pizza - Too much cheese, minimal flavor, Where's the spinach? Too rushed - Food out and still eating apps, taking unfinished away too quickly. Had to ask to wipe the table pre dessert.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived early for our reservation, but since there was bar availability, we decided to dine up there. So thankful we did! Our bartender was knowledgeable and provided excellent wine pairing suggestions - and as we learned he was a sommelier so it was no wonder! The food was delicious, and came out so speedy! Lovely place, excellent service.

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  34. Sigs

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant, excellent wine and server. And the chocolate dessert was above all the best! Great, happy atmosphere - a great evening with great friends guaranteed.

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  35. RebelloSea2Peak

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was excellent, as expected but the service was horrendous. It took the waiter about 15 minutes to acknowledge us and ask if for a drink order. The waiter never came back to inquire on how are food was, until we were almost done with our. Food was delivered in about 5 minutes from ordering instead of spaces out in a more enjoyable manner. The waiter just didn't appear to be committed to a providing an enjoyable experience.

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  36. Sujoy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was horrible. Nothing is fresh except the pizza. They pull short ribs out of this little container made idk when. Waiter was rude and questioning my signing of the check, which was surprising and noted. I live in the area so worth checking out once, never again.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been to A16 once before and had a good experience. I went for my birthday and basically got scammed into paying for a dessert that we were told was complimentary. On top of that the waiter made uncomfortable comments about “how young I was” on my 23rd birthday. The sparkling water was 8 dollars which the waiter also failed to mention upon ordering. Left a horrible lasting impression. Did not feel comfortable or taken care of. In addition, we were never given our leftovers that had been taken away to be boxed.

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  38. nerosf

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A16 provided us with an excellent lunch; the 3 of us shared 4 salads, a pizza and a pasta - all were very good. The pasta with lamb sausage was outstanding; fresh pasta cooked perfectly, and warm and delicious flavors. The wild mushroom pizza was also great. The crab in the Dungeness Crab Salad tasted of the ocean and was very fresh. The burrata with toasts was melt in your mouth. Our server provided just the right combination of being friendly and welcoming while providing excellent and attentive service. Excellent meal and would return to A16 in a heartbeat.

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  39. Aimersb

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Long-standing Marina go-to for good food with great ambiance. Never disappoints!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner and service. Sommelier was helpful in guiding us through the Italian heavy wine list for a less expensive bottle of wine. All dishes came at once which made for a slightly crowded table but y here’s a reason they’ve been in business for so long.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from A16 - San Francisco using the Order Online button. A16 - San Francisco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 771-2216.

A16 - San Francisco is rated 4.5 stars by 4895 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for A16 - San Francisco

2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Cross street
    Scott St
  • Neighborhood
    Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
  • Hours of operation
    Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public lot nearby.
  • Public transit
    Muni: 30
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Yosuke Machida
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 771-2216
  • Catering
    We offer several ways to enjoy our food and drinks at your home, office, or other special event.<br />From sandwiches and lunch boxes for your office event, or family style for larger groups- for pickup or delivery, we'll create a custom A16 experience just for you. Contact info@a16sf.com for booking information.
  • Private party facilities
    A16 offers several options for your event. We can bring our mobile (wood fired) pizza oven on location, or serve your group from our full menu- allow our experienced event staff and sommelier services to make your event unforgettable. Please email info@a16sf.com for booking information.
  • Private party contact
    Kimia : (415) 771-2216
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