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Thu, 6/21
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7:00 PM
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A16 - San Francisco

4.5
3807 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Notable Wine List
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  • 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 3807 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
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3.9
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Really good both traditional and inventive Italian food in a casual and lively spot. Great wine list.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Music was so loud and bad it was unbearable. Waitress was fine, food good as usual. Bad music selection, Felt like we are the Bustop on Union.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The food and service was great, as always, but the restaurant was extremely packed (it was Father's Day) and it felt like they were trying to cram as many people as possible into the restaurant. They tried to seat us (a party of 3) at a table that is clearly supposed to be for 2, in the back, wedged behind another table. We got them to move us by refusing to sit down but it was an unpleasant start to the evening. Tables were backed into other tables and it seemed that fitting as many bodies as possible into the space was more important than comfort. I've been to the restaurant many times over the years and it has never been like this. Dining isn't just about the food--it's also about the overall experience, and that was compromised in this instance. It was disappointing.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

A16 is better than ever. The Truffle Menu was fantastic...

Not to be missed.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and outstanding service

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The menu had several options many of them unique. It was quite loud for a party of 5 to have a conversation. Extensive wine list. Our waitress wasn’t very friendly, bordering on annoyance. Overall a positive experience, have had friendlier service in the past.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

This was our first time at A16 and we were very happy with the overall experience. The funghi pizza we ordered was great. It had a good crust and the toppings were generous and very tasty. The meetballs we're good thoughthe sauce was a bit thin almost like a soup. I personally think the sauce would be improved byreducing it a bit to make it stick to the meatballs better. Service was excellent and they had a really good wine selection. Overall I give it a 4 but the pizza was level 5.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Very good atmosphere. It is interesting to seat and watch the kitchen.

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

The food and service was superb but the noise level was sickening. No conversation was possible and I felt sorry for the staff that was workin there.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The pizza was exceptional with a chewy texture. The pasta was a bit of a disappointment- sauce was too acidic for my liking. Will just stick with pizza next time.

Like the ambience of the restaurant!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food and service were exceptional. The restaurant was very load and conversation at times was difficult. We will nonetheless have dinner there again.

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2.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Ho hum food, overpriced wine, rushed service...overall an average experience

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great restaurant. Pizza was great. Wine selection even better. Love southern Italian wines and love how they are featured here. Molto buono

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Wedding anniversary. All round great experience.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Music was so loud we could hardly have a conversation. When we asked a waiter if he could turn it down a bit..he didn't. Pizza was dry. Had been there last year and it was much better.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My wife had the trout which she liked. I ordered the pasta with beef ragu. It turned out more like tomato sauce. Could 't find any meat even though I asked for a pasta dish with meat and this was recommended. 4 of the 5 past dishes were vegetarian. In general, very disappointing menu. I know this has been a very popular restaurant, but it is clearly going downhill. I will not return.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Loved the margherita pizza. Add the Calabrian chili oil for an extra kick.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Food and wine were spectacular and unique. Staff was eminently knowledgeable, professional and very friendly. Noise level was high but acceptable. Overall a memorable experience. We will be back!

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1.0Dined on May 30, 2018

BUMMER!! Made reservations weeks ago with dear friends who made the drive into the City. Showed up and place was closed for “a staff party”. Had to scramble to find another place at last minute. So disappointing....

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Good food, sweet new GM Helen, made it out in 1 hour as we announced. Fired carrots scored highest, our organic roast chicken was nice & great lean protein, little gem salad was refreshing, I liked the sweet tomato sauce on our Margarita more than my darling gf. Bottled Italian still water washed it down nicely.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Always a terrific choice - never disappoints. As a sommelier, I really appreciate the fantastic Sardinian wine selection - great fun to explore.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

High quality ingredients, simple authentic regional Italian fare, expensive.
Not much to offer for gluten free diners.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Our friends just arrived back from a year in Africa and we decided to meet up there. All four of us used to frequent A16, but it had been a while. It was a delicious experience. My husband and I like to sit at the bar and watch the magic. This time at the table we had the pizza Bianca with green olives and we added proscuitto. So good paired with a Unti Rose. The roasted fava bean salad was a little spare and disappointing , but the pizza made up for it. Good waiter too! We’ll be back.

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2.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Way too noisy!!!
Pizza undercooked & compared to Pizzetta & Fiorella—-pretty lousy. Faro salad fairly tasteless as well heavy on faro, very rare fresh peas, diagonal sliced snap peas, fava beans or leaves.
After many years of patronage, not inclined to return.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Noise level was high. People who are slightly hard of hearing will find it difficult to hear tablemates. Food however was excellent— especially the pasta and pizza!

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1.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Salty taste and outdated decor, inattentive service.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Feel terrible about leaving a negative review, but A16 has really gone downhill since our last visit. The formerly wonderful pizza was meh--good crust, but hardly any toppings considering the prices. Mains and pastas were somewhat greasy, and again very small portions. Service and greeting were warm and efficient (especially the bussers!), but the restaurant was quite empty, and we could see signs of worry among the staff. Despite being barely 1/3 full, the noise level was quite high. There's a lot of competition in the Marina, and A16 needs to step up its game and stop coasting on its reputation.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Another wonderful evening at this incredible gastronomic institution. Warm welcome, great drinks, food to delight.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

WE really enjoyed the food. We had a pizza and a pasta and dessert. The server recommended a dessert that was delicious. The noise level, however, was very loud for us and we could not really have a conversation.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

I have gone here a lot and it is always excellent. This time just average and so loud..

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The food and atmosphere is warm and family friendly. The staff is attentive and on top of their game at this neighborhood restaurant gem. We were lucky to get a reservation for Mother’s Day!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This may literally be the loudest restaurant I have ever been to. Four of us sitting at a small four top could not have a conversation.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Absolutely fantastic and felt at home! Love it there!

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food was poorly prepared over salted and showed a lack of care

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Wonderful location, ambiance, food and service. Noise level is deafening, however, so had to go elsewhere for dessert and conversation.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The staff is outstanding and offers some of the best service in the city. They're knowledgeable, professional and friendly. The entire vibe feels like a neighborhood spot, but is a destination restaurant in its own right. The food is always good--from the pasta to the pizza and the secondi with the cannellini bean contorno is always a winner. Finally, the wine is outstanding. Definitely ask the expert staff for help to narrow down your choices.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great as always!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Please do something about the noise level. It was impossible to talk to my friend. Just putting some ceiling tiles or carpet might help.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The calamara (squid) pasta was very very fishy. Everything else was fine.

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1.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Noise horrible. Service dreadfully slow. Zuppa poor quality. Pasta inadequately
cooked. We will not return to A16.

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