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A16 - San Francisco

4.5
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Takeout or Delivery available at a16pizza.com from Tues. ->Sun. - 4- 8 p.m. Closed Mon.

A16 is a restaurant and wine bar 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.

The restaurant features wood oven-fired Neapolitan Pizza and other specialties of Campania.

During COVID, we offer Outdoor Dining (on Chestnut street) only.

Please be mindful this is outdoors and it gets quite chilly - we suggest you bring clothing layers. We also offer blankets/wraps for sale for $10.
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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DarrylE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dining during COVID can be a drag, but the Sunday afternoon meal at A16 was a total pleasure from start to finish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy and special. Lots of options for gluten and dairy free too.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor booth seating set up. Great for covid dating.

JC
vipJaeC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grrrrrrrreat!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early dinner alfresco; tomato salad and pizza Bianca with pancetta . Perfect;-)

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peter
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

always great food and service, out waiter was informed, friendly and considerate

my wife and I are 74, and understand the problems we as a society are experiencing, that said, I wish the front of the house staff was a tad nicer when we checked in, asked about rest room facilities, etc.

we live in Atherton and would gladly be lunch/dinner regulars before we move to Carmel
sometime this year....

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the amazing team at A16 delivered a wonderful experience. Even in COVID land my wife and I had a wonderful evening. The tomato salad, trout, and pizza were all perfect. The spritzers to start followed by an amazing Sicilian red made the meal. If only they still had the incredible chocolate budino desert to top the evening off. But you can’t have everything! Felt great to be back at A16. Thank you for a lovely time.
Peter.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had different expectations about this restaurant, but it’s ok, nothing special. The food was ok, I really liked only one dish. The service was ok but we waited more than 30 min for a pizza and after that they gave us the bill. So rushed. Also, they gave us a bad table, next to the entrance door, was awful.

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BradE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - Great food - Great wine - Great service - Great people.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious pizzas and superb service! They’ve created a lovely ambiance with their outdoor dining area.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Incredibly disappointing. Half of the experience of dining out is the service you receive, and although the food that we did order was good, we ended up asking for the check before we got to our entrees. For a party of 2, we spent over 400$ on wine and appetizers and left feeling like we were taken advantage of and completely dissatisfied. Management’s lack of attention and the Sommelier’s response of “I’m just the Somm” is inexcusable.....

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Wonderful dining experience as usual!!! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful dining early evening alfresco

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vipFlorian
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great place with good food and awesome terrace. Covid precautions are taken seriously but the ambience doesn’t suffer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

1 of 4 heat lamps worked, so 1 table was warm and the other 3 were freezing. It was way too cold for us.

However, the food / service both great.

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vipkimkarp
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! tried everything to accommodate due to pandemic. So happy they are back !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! The margherita pizza is my favorite in the city.

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vipLillianL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and super service. Love the new outdoor dining space.

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vipVideurFinGourmet
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They've done a great job with their setup al fresco dining in a walled off area they set up on the street to overcome Covid.
Great salad, piazza could have gone a bit longer to get solid tan (did have a couple blisters on the crust and patches on the base.
Staff great

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ElenaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and very unique and staff very friendly and knowledgeable.

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vipBeaudejour
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably fantastic. Great wine selection. This is the place that started the neapolitan pizza renaissance in SF, and still great on all fronts - pizza, pasta, secondi, dessert.

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nuci
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch is light and appropriate... Good salads and pasta, besides pizza. Good wines , especially Italian ones.

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vipDanielL
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great for pizza, wine and ambiance. We sat in the back 'garden' to get away from the crowd -- for obvious reasons. It's best to sit in the main room or at the bar for livelier ambiance.

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vipWLRO
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I’m a regular customer at A16, I live in the neighborhood and has been one of my favorite places to go on the weekends. On each occasion the service has not been the best but I kept giving another try because of their food and wine selection. Unfortunately this last weekend the service got even worse than before. Not only the server ignored my table (at the patio) but was very rude. One rude comment that the server said to me when I asked for olive oil, YOU NEED TO SPEAK UP. Nobody has ever been so rude in a restaurant like this, if he didn’t hear me there are a thousand ways to ask me to repeat my question. This was the last time I go there with friends and I will not recommend it to anybody. There are other options around the neighborhood

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vipJChildsWeMissYou
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was outstanding but I urge A16 to develop a more comprehensive dinner menu. If the diner seeks more than pizza or a salad, there is little to choose from.

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vipJudeC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Used to love this place. However service recently has been rather uneven. Alas this last visit was the final straw. After being seated no one, except the water server came to the table for 10 minutes. The server finally passed by & said he would be back quickly to take our order. He didn't return. We finally got the eye of the check in lady who came over & took our order. A pizza, a salad & as we are not very familiar with the Italian region covered by the wine list & the list is extensive, we asked for recommendations for a light, fruity bottle of wine & gave a very reasonable price point. We then sat for 25 minutes more & no one came near the table, except the check in lady who came to apologize & tell us the wine would be with us shortly. It didn't appear. We walked out. We went to another great local restaurant, we were seated & had both food & drink within 15 minutes. So disappointed in A16.

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vipgeorgeb
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Do not sit in the front part of the restaurant, especially in the tight space between the front bar and back area. Extremely loud because the ceiling is low and the walls and floors are all hard material. Tables are too small. Overall food was awesome but the noise level was so laud we couldn't hear each other and counted hear the waiter. It is also very dark so we needed our cell phone flashlights to read the menu and very long wine list.

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ElizabethD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were out celebrating a birthday. We chose A16 for the ambiance, service, and delicious food we've known through the years. Sadly, this was not the experience we had.

It started well with a order of wine and drinks for the table, however when the wine got there it seemed we were served a full glass in one and a half class in another. We brushed this off as a miss step but continued on with ordering our meal. This was the last time we interacted with our waiter until the end of the night.

When the appetizers arrived the Burrata was tough and more resembled a child's string cheese than a soft buttery light flavor. Our pork chop was over done to the point we had to ask for a new knife to cut into it. My ragu was mealy and the zucca pizza seemed to lack flavor. The ray of light was the chicken which we decided to take the remainder home as leftovers. With a disappointed meal, we decided to continue to drink. This too became an issue where we had to order and reorder from three different people in hopes of getting beer and glass of wine. When the drinks did finally arrive, it was a different Hazy IPA than the one I had ordered. Needless to say we skipped dessert.

When our waiter reappeared she quickly placed the check on the table and walked away. As we were finishing our drinks, she came by again and picked up the check before we even had chance to place our card inside. Our left over chicken was never brought to our table and we ended up leaving without it we decided to go back and even the hostess was shock to hear it wasn't brought to our table before we left.

As you can see it wasn't the birthday celebration we were all hoping for. We have always loved A16.

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vipEvanW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food and drinks were amazing. The burrata and pizza's were some of the best. The restaurant was packed, so the service was slightly slower but the waiter was very nice and helpful.

KC
vipKathyCalifornia
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Cassandra gave excellent food reccs, i.e grilled calamari app and the totally unique pistacchio ricotta dessert. Always excellent wines reccs by Steven. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Always reliable

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lemotjuste
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent. The service quite good. Unfortunately, conversation in the place was at high volume and my guest and I had difficulty hearing each other.

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KatieR
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Delicious Italian small plates (except the polenta), good energy. Extensive wine list though didn’t find serving staff particularly engaging in discussing the wines or supporting selection, which I think led to a more mediocre experience.

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vipDoorman
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good yet unusual Italian wine list. Good standard Italian fare. A bit expensive for what it was. But still good.

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vip2kgougher
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A neighborhood favorite. One of my "go-to" spots given the consistency, ambience, friendliness and the ever evolving aspect of specials in combination with old favorites. Staff is very attentive and makes the whole experience worthwhile. Loved revisiting the history of the restaurant and the name. Loved the pork meatballs special along with the chicken and salmon entrees. Didn't even sample the pasta or pizza on this visit - which are normal "go-to" choices.

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vipAlexU
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overpriced, bland Italian food. $19 for three tiny meatballs. No bread on the table.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
160 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

As usual, the pizza bianco was delicious! We shared a lamb sausage entree, which was good, not great. We also had a cavalo Nero side, which is kale in a tomato and onion sauce. That was really good, but didn’t really go with the radicchio that came with the sausage. Then we had the chocolate budino, very disappointing! It didn’t taste very chocolaty to me, and had the taste of Crisco. The service was excellent, but the dining room was too chilly because the cold air was coming in from the open door to the back patio.

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AngieM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

the pizza was a bit over cooked. For people who have kids, A16 is really the last place you should visit, they are not friendly to kids at all and other customers keep staring at us when baby make any kind of noise. Waiter and waitress are acting obvious that they want us out of there asap.

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vipBigzoid
Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was very knowledgeable about the wine list and that was much appreciated!

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MatthewS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime I visit A16 I'm always happy with the food and service. It's a solid San Francisco favorite.

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A16 - San Francisco does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. 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 4343 OpenTable diners.

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