A16 can host up to 22 people in our private atrium and 28 in our wine lounge. Our private Dinning Menu Changes regularly due to seasonality and freshness of ingredients.View Private Dining Details
The best strawberry panna cotta ever!!!
This place has a hectic, crowded vibe and was extremely loud. Pretty much a deal-breaker for anyone hard of hearing or who just prefers not to yell at their date across the table. The restaurant has taken steps to reduce noise with foam padding under the table, but at least in the back section of the place is was impossibly loud.
Margherita pizza was very good. Pasta was very good. The fava-leaf pesto pizza looked and tasted burnt, and the crust was extremely chewy. For insane SF prices, this place just didn't impress.
A16 is a must stop location when in San Francisco. The menu provides something for everyone, and the wine selection is outstanding! The servers and service is professional. Using OpenTable to grab a reservation was a breeze! Highly recommend this place to all!
A great experience.
Our server, Sean Skinner is a consummate pro!
A16 is a class act!
Hi Shelley--love your place!
Very rude server. It was an imposition to bring bread and water during meal. Staff standing around talking while clusters were ignored. Not the A16 we remember and we won’t be returning.
Good. Great. Awesome
This restaurant has majorly gone downhill. When I moved here in 2014, this was shot restaurant, was on best SF restaurants lists, very hard to get a reservation. Not anymore. Food is not amazing and definitely not worth the cost, which it used to be. Horrible service.
Fabulous service and food as usual!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good pizza and service, very loud
Food was not special
We went around 930 pm after the NBA game. Guess it’s a weekday and we came late the service team was not too patience . Tried to ask more about their Italian wine but either she’s not patience or she doesn’t have much knowledge on her wine list.
Pizza and pasta were quite good though. Entrees was so so and super salty without taking into my request for low sodium.
We used to eat often at A16 since we live in the neighborhood but hadn’t been there in several years. The food has deteriorated to the point of being inedible- huge salt crystals spoiled the burrata, roast chicken was totally dried out, pizza was burned, pasta ruined with cocoa nibs like little rocks. Very disappointing and we will not return.
Astronomically loud, not friendly to patrons over 40, food is mediocre and wine list is way over priced
Best pizza in the USA
Compared to years ago, the food we had recently was spectacularly uninspired and grossly overpriced for what we ate. Pastas were seemingly flavored only with salt at a cost of $27. Shame on me for paying the bill. So many other places in this city, so clearly I won’t return.
Quite expensive. The portion is small.
I had the signature pasta dish, maccaronara-it was meh. My husband had the testa pizza and it was very good. We sat at the kitchen bar and my UC Davis food science education was put on alert when the chef tasted the salad by sticking his fingers in his mouth and then continued to prepare food. I think I prefer to not know what goes on in the kitchen!
It was just unfortunate, we were seated on a back room while they were converting it for a semi private event.
The food was quite lovely, the service perfunctory and pressing us for speed and decisions. Table was so squished inbetween others, once I finally managed to ignore the waiter, I could enjoy dinner and it was fine. Don't bother with the gelato, very poor. Only good thing waiter did was recommend a lovely wine. Ambiance very lively, I thought too loud, but certainly lots of people.
Burrata and in house pate was outstanding. And the waiter knew his wines and which Italian wine to bring based on my taste preferences since I can't remember the difference between and Nebbiolo and Montepulciano! A little hard to hear my date across the table due to noise but otherwise fantastic as always.
Food was just okay—but the wine list was spectacular.
Definitely overpriced. Food is decent, but 63$ + tips for 1/4 of a pizza (split with friends), 1 artichoke, 1 dessert, 1 beer and 1/4 of a bottle of a 50$ wine (split with friends), is really too much.
The artichoke was also half inedible, since external leaves of californian artichokes are too hard to be eaten. Funny part: the waiter trying to explain me that's how artichokes are supposed to be. LOL. Like of artichokes were not my favorite thing. Won't come back.
The restaurant first seated us (a group of 3) at the bar, claiming that is what we reserved (not accurate, according to our Open Table reservation). When we asked to move, the staff evinced nothing but displeasure, putting us at a two top while all around us, for the entire two hours of our meal, numerous 4 tops sat empty. The servers ran into our chairs, broke a wine glass on us (I fished shards of glass from my lap), and generally made us feel unwelcome. If you take our reservation, why do you not treat us like customers? I will not return.
Thoughtful wine recommendations and service. We had a great server that paired our order expertly with a great wine. The food is simple, seasonal and delicious.
Excellent food and wine. Not your run of the mill Italian food. Creative dishes that were delicious
Dispicable service, had a reservation for 8.30 arrived at 8.20 was told table will be ready in 10 mins. Other groups of people came after us, our table was given to them. Spoke with manager, he apologized and gave us free appetizer and free olives. Don’t appreciate free anything expect our reservation to be honored. Ended up waiting 50 minutes
This is the second time this has happened at this restaurant, they need to get their act together and figure out how other restaurants do it.
Won’t be returning
Awesome food and service as always. We made a reservation but came in about an hour early and they were able to accommodate us. Only downside was the noise. It’s very loud in there and by the end of it we just had to leave.
While our over burdened server was lovely, he was just not able to keep up with the number of tables, therefore, the service was less than desired.
Also, the lighting level was so low (in the rear dining area), that everyone was pulling out their phones to read the menu and even see what they were eating. If the restaurant was trying to create "atmosphere", that was lost every time someone's flashlight blazed in my eyes.
The noise level was beyond comprehension and that alone would keep us from ever returning.
One can get good food in a lot of places in San Francisco. But that is only one element of dinner out. I go out with friends to share the evening with them. If I can't hear a thing they say, what is the point? If we all had our noses stuck in our phones, that would be different. But we actually enjoy conversing. Sorry, this one just didn't work for us.
Food was great but very salty. Almost like someone salted it on top just before it was served
Ear-splitting decibel levels (we were literally screaming at each other across the table until we reconfigured so we were both on same side - you may not have that option) accompanies delicious pizza worth going for if that is ok. The clam spaghetti was a salt-lick to the point of almost being inedible (take out the dried tomatoes - over powers the delicate and briney clames) but fried sardines divine. Server very gracious but not confident with the wine list and they’ll want to flip that table!
Excellent food, service, and wine. A little noisy at diner, but a great time.
Great wine destination!
Really love this restaurant
My family is Italian and this is the food I grew up on and it is delicious ... from the soup to the pizza to the salads and desserts ... yummy
Service is professional and the wine list is great
As advertised the Italian wine list is exceptional. Food was first class. The Burrata was the best I’ve had. Seasoned perfectly. I’d go back again just for this . Wine advice was excellent. I had picked a montepulciano which was too “earthy” so was steered to another choice. We had a second bottle it was so good. Only minor gripe was service for food was a little laboured. We could get attention for salt and pepper and ran out of drink and had to get attention. Waiter seemed spread too thinly. Unlike the burrata :-)
Great service - a bit rushed at times
Great place for a business meal. However...the restaurant needs a new roof. There were leaks coming from the ceiling due to the rain storm. Water actually started dripping onto my plate from above. It made a good laugh..but I think the restaurant needs to spend some money fixing the problem before a real pain in the butt customer walks in! Overall...great place!
Wonderful birthday lunch for 2 at the counter, facing woodfire. As always, impeccable service and great meal overall.
An always reliable restaurant for great thin crust wood oven fired pizzas, pasta. I always get their tripe dish. We came here with three other friends to celebrate out joint 140 year old birthdays. They had a winemaker from Italy there that night who came to the table after we bought an $85 bottle of their wine and he was interesting and informative about their wines.