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A16 - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

A16 - San Francisco

4.7
4.7
4690 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


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

  • 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

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What 4,690 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RosanneA

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great place with wonderful menu and eclectic wine list. Vesuvio pizza was the best I’ve ever eaten! A gem on Chestnut Street!
  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We were seated 20 minutes late for our 7:45 reservation. Additionally the table they sat us at was basically in the middle of the sidewalk. Everything we asked for from our waiter seemed to frustrate him. Overall not a great ambiance or experience.
  3. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    It was great food, great service. So loud that it’s hard to hear anyone else.
  4. secarli

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    You just can't go wrong at A16! The more I try the menu, the more amazing it is.
  5. SherryFromSF

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Hubby and I shared the Little Gems salad, which included artichokes, asparagus, peas, and pancetta. It was delicious! Then we shared an Arabiatta pizza, but we asked for the spicy chile oil on the side. It was also delicious, and we even liked it with a tiny amount of the oil. We each had a different glass of Italian red wine -- hubby had the Montepulciano, and loved it, and I had one the waiter recommended, which I tasted first, ordered, and loved. Highly recommended.
  6. RobertT

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted to go for yrs but never seemed to make it. After trying A16, it will be on our restaurant location for quality food, fun and energetic atmosphere. No full bar but didn’t miss as wine list was great.
  7. MBSF

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    There were three of us on a Monday night 6 pm. We ordered a pizza, a pasta, and the strip steak. The pizza was great. The dough was perfect, the sauce was light, the flavors were full. We were divided on the pasta. To me it seemed slightly undercooked (and I understand al dente). I make my own pasta noodles weekly. To my taste these needed 30 seconds to one min longer. But my two guest liked them as is. The steak was pretty. However, it came out sliced and obviously south of medium rare. I then realized there had been no discussion of steak temp when I ordered. We sent it back to be cooked just a little more. It was fine when it came back. Our server was not super attentive. We joked that the service is just like you would find in Naples. We ordered a gelato and a strawberry rhubarb dessert. Both were very good.
  8. AndreaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very suggest restaurant, Italian pizza almost original. Very excellent services from an Italian guy. Noise too much loude
  9. Bebe

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter's favorite place to go when she visits! She loves the pizza and the vibe of the place. Staff is excellent as well!
  10. MattyDubs

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Incredible food and wine. Don’t leave without ordering the burrata.
  11. FrankB

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Eating at Chefs Counter is best for a close view of food, interaction with chefs, and as always excellent food
  12. aces

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great-tasting pizza, pasta, and fish. We always come for mothers Day Good wine selections. We really enjoy this place.
  13. ABLS

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent as always. Host/Manager, I believe his name is Stephen, was very attentive. Waiter was good but maybe had too many tables? It was very difficult to get his attention at times.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    pizza was fantastic, get some burrata for appetizer- you’ll have extra leftover - and top your pizza with the leftover burrata
  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!! Jose and the Servers definitely gave exceptional service. We’ll definitely be back.
  16. JAMaude

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible dining experience! From the wine to the pizzas to the appetizers to the main courses, such delicious food and wonderful experience. Took my parents for early mother's and father's days and celebrated our daughter's high school graduation early. PERFECT place to do this! The burrata with crostini is the BEST! Pizzas are always great. The orechiette with lamb sausage was so good we ordered a second! The meatballs, the seasonal salads. All are worth raving about. Dessert -- one of our favorites EVER anywhere is the chocolate budino tart. Also tried the tiramisu this time -- also great. And the wines pairings with the different courses and flavors are always spot on with Shelley and team. THANK YOU!!
  17. CindyG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town just for a cquick weekend and made A16 a 'Must-Do" stop. We were NOT disappointed. The food was AWESOME and we HIGHLY recommend it.
  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Easy reservation the day of and the food was great. It took a little while to be greeted once we were sat, but the rest of the time, service was great.
  19. xxxx

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Eat at the Bar inside. We sat outside on Friday night, clearly a busy time but we waited an excessive period of time for help with drinks, ordering and then having food served. Funny, the week before, on Friday evening we sat at the bar and had a phenomenal meal and wine with great attention.
  20. TheresaF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was a sweetheart and had a sense of humor. We will be back . Everything was wonderful
  21. LGGG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Great food, beautiful interior, a little loud, and the service was terrible.
  22. jeffG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great service and knowledgeable, Italian bartender
  23. SaraM

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about the meal. We sat at the chef’s counter and the guys making the pizza really made it a fun night. You can tell they enjoy what they do and working together. Food was delicious too!
  24. RobertA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We had made reservations for two and our hostess gave us an option for a high top table near the bar or a seat at the chef counter. Neither option nice for an Anniversary Dinner. The host Stefan was amazing stepped in found us a table in the back and even added some flowers and candles and complimentary champagne to toast our 29th wedding anniversary! Stefan attention to details and customer service was amazing as we saw him greeting many guest making sure they were having a good experience. The food was very good and pizza is top notch!
  25. AnnK

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service. To start we shared the beet salad and burrata with prosciutto. Then we shared two pizzas which were very good: The fungi, and the vesuvio which had excellent soppressata. I arrived at the restaurant a few minutes early and I let the hostess know that my friends were stuck in traffic. I was hoping that they could push our reservation out by 15 minutes and I was willing to wait until my friends arrived before being seated - I was pleasantly surprised when the hostess said it wasn’t a problem and that she could seat me at our table while I waited for my two friends. I hadn’t dined at a16 for several years but hope to return sooner for my next visit.
  26. JonathanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great - food front start to finish was great. The tiramisu was one of the best I’ve had - agreement from the table as well. Will back next time I’m in San Fran
  27. CaraP

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience as usual! Always love the help picking wine, and server did not steer us wrong with food suggestions.
  28. Mandy220

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service but the description "energetic" doesn't capture how exceptionally loud it is. We found it very difficult to have a conversation.
  29. akih

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I use to dine frequently here. Brought some business partners. We ordered artichoke and meatball appetizer. It was mediocre. Then we decided to order the pizza to play it safe. That was much better. Waiter was in a rush to get us out. Quality has really deteriorated over time.
  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks to Shelley and her compassionate staff, there is no other restaurant which is more welcoming. The menu offerings and quality and deliciousness of the food are without doubt, the very best. We dined outdoors in the beautifully constructed parklet complete with thoughtful heaters., Generous portions send us home with food that holds up and makes for a great snack or meal. Kudos to keeping the standard so high; the I diminished caring.
  31. TinaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Outside parklet seating was not fun at all, especially with kids, floor and table were uneven. Wasn’t enough space on the table for our party of 6. The food as always is great but one of our pizzas came very burnt at the bottom, but the staff were more than happy to provide us with a new one.
  32. RestaurantOwner

    San Francisco

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Literally the best meal I have base since they have been open. This place is rock solid and getting better!!
  33. Blatmo

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great vibe. Like being transported to Italy. Superb ingredients combined for a very tasty meal -- we shared two delicious pastas, a great pizza, unique salad, crisp snap peas and two desserts.
  34. JoelJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the evening and the food and drink. Comfortable seating. Good zone in the back of the place, past the kitchen. Our server, Davide from Italy (!), was fabulous, friendly and knowledgeable; the food met expectations (which were high to begin with) and the strawberry sorbet dessert (made on the premises) perhaps the greatest such creation we've ever eaten. The taste was sublime. I mean, it was as if we were eating perfectly ripe, sweet strawberries off of a plant, so fresh and evocative of real fruit. We'll go there again.
  35. TGIF

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very friendly and efficient staff. The pizza is amazing.
  36. ErinM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came highly recommended and didn't disappoint. Lovely Spot. Great wine & pizza
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special thanks to the Chef, he was friendly and hospitable to us, which made our night especially pleasant and memorable:)
  38. DBDiB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food never disappoints and the service is very accommodating and genial. One of my favorites.
  39. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambience and service. If you want the best Italian food on the west coast, search no further.
  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our meal was wonderful- the server was very attentive and gave us some great suggestions. A little noisy but definitely will be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.7 stars by 4690 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 65 times today
Google Map for A16 - San Francisco

2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

Dining areas

Additional information

  • 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

  • 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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