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A16 - San Francisco

4.5
3760 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 such as Maccaronara with ragu napoletana and house-made ricotta salata. The wine bar serves 40 wines by the glass and half bottle carafe. The list is 60 percent Italian, mostly from the South, and the other 40 percent is New World, celebrating premiere Italian varietals grown in California along with many California wines.

We offer Three unique seating areas for reservations: the main dining room, our high top seating in the wine lounge, and the chef counter which oversees our open kitchen and our talented cooks.

Please be mindful of these seating options as you select them on Opentable.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday: 5:30 to 11:00; Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm -10:00pm.
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Phone number
(415) 771-2216
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nicolette Manescalchi
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Catering
We offer several ways to enjoy our food and drinks at your home, office, or event.
Book our mobile pizza ovens, or have us create a custom A16 experience just for you.
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Cross street
Scott St
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Parking details
Public lot nearby.
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Public transit
Muni: 30
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 3760 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Hostess snobby.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The best strawberry panna cotta ever!!!

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

Miserable food

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

A great experience.
Our server, Sean Skinner is a consummate pro!
A16 is a class act!
Hi Shelley--love your place!
XXXJerry Horn

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good. Great. Awesome

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Fabulous service and food as usual!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Good pizza and service, very loud

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2.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Food was not special

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always good

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1.0Dined on March 27, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Astronomically loud, not friendly to patrons over 40, food is mediocre and wine list is way over priced

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Best pizza in the USA

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1.0Dined on March 26, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Quite expensive. The portion is small.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It was just unfortunate, we were seated on a back room while they were converting it for a semi private event.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was just okay—but the wine list was spectacular.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on March 22, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent food and wine. Not your run of the mill Italian food. Creative dishes that were delicious

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food was great but very salty. Almost like someone salted it on top just before it was served

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Excellent food, service, and wine. A little noisy at diner, but a great time.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great wine destination!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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
Love it

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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 :-)

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great service - a bit rushed at times

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Wonderful birthday lunch for 2 at the counter, facing woodfire. As always, impeccable service and great meal overall.

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