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About A16 - San Francisco

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.

2355 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian

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.

Cross Street:
Scott St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 771-2216

Website:
http://www.a16sf.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Public lot nearby.

Public Transit:
Muni: 30

Executive Chef:
Nicolette Manescalchi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Buon Capodanno
New Years Eve
Southern Italian custom dictates that unwanted housewares and personal belongings are tossed out the window on New Year's Eve, symbolizing an 'out with the old' mentality. We would love to celebrate the 'in with the new' spirit and welcome the capodanno with you this

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Private Dining

A16 can host up to 22 people in our private atrium and 28 in our wine bar. Our private Dinning Menu Changes regularly due to seasonality and freshness of ingredients.

A16 - San Francisco Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (34)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Notable Wine List (33)
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Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (23)
Fun (22)
Casual (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Local Ingredients (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Authentic (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Romantic (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (9)
People Watching (9)
Business Meals (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Organic (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great!! Food was so fresh .

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious as always but the service was sub-par.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Love this restaurant., the food is always fabulous.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

It was a great lunch and found A-16 is much quieter and easier for lunch with the same great food and ambiance as for dinner.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food, Fun atmosphere, Warm welcome and another festive time!!

Tags: Seasonal, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Try the Monday night meatballs when you go to A16 on Chestnut Street in the City.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was disappointing

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I felt like I was at Chuck E Cheese! It"s overcrowded, loud, poor service and very average food. I will never go back here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fabulous Italian wine list, many pages, but very few dishes on the menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and service!! The waiter was very attentive and suggested a delicious sicilian wine to go with the arrabiata pizza which was great, on par with New York pizza!!! we will definitely go back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Small pasta plate burnt sauce salty , Not worth$23.00 to thick wish they had a green salad, steak wasn't very good , chicken was good and trout

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A16 is always great and reflects the special cuisine from the Amalfi coast and surrounding area. Great authentic wine list from that area too.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The storefront is minimal, which is VERY deceiving. When you walk in you realize this place is hopping! Go on a Weekend night and you won't be disappointed. Very fun spot to take your special someone

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun, Seasonal, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing food. Terrible service. Could have just been an off night for our server. Everyone else in the restaurant was super nice and professional.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

food was great, as was service, but they simply MUST do something about the temperature in that place! The low ceilings and open kitchen turn the back into an oven. we were all frying!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful service, food, ambiance etc. Order anything on the menu, you will not go wrong.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Stopped in for a late Sunday lunch, Fantastic wine (picked by our server) and lovely Margherita pie and a mushroom special pizza. Great to watch the open kitchen preparing for the night's service. Place had tasteful holiday decorations.

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 (México)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent and knowledgeable waiters

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I have eaten there several times in the past and really liked their small dishes. They have changed to regular size dishes. Was unable to cut the culotte steak with the knife and steak was too rare. The waiter would not wait to hear the discusson of the order and kind of threw the plates on the table. Its very hot with young people some of whom tend to be a little loud. I really liked the restaurant in the past but now find it geared to very fast service and noisy and not as good food. Very disappointed neighborhood customer.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent experience on a Friday night. Very good food and great service

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Casual, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Overall, great time and pick! Last minute choice to meet friends on their way to Palace of Fine Arts for a venue.

Tags: Casual, Fun, People Watching
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great service and suggestions on wine and food from servers who love what they do. The place was a crush as soon as the doors opened and everyone was enjoying the moment. a special treat was a visiting chef and those offerings were awesome. I don't care how full you are...don't leave without the dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Hadn't been there in a while as I moved away from this neighborhood years ago. Happy to report it is still a very nice place with great food and service. The antipasto was very good and enough for two to share. My friend and I both had unique pasta dishes that we're delicious. The server, to her credit, knew the menu well and explained the various pasta and sauces to us. However, even though we ordered the full sizes, they looked like 1/2 orders to these Italian boys. No bread was offered. Which has become common these days, but I really think it should be mandatory when having pasta. I went home just a little bit hungry, which is why my rating is not a 5.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Brought friends that were visiting from out of town, as we love this local place. Our waiter was no more interested in waiting on us than the man on the moon. He had quite an attitude. Ordered a bottle of wine ($70) which wasn’t served for almost 30 minutes after we sat down. The sommelier bought us the wine explaining that they didn’t have what we ordered. Meanwhile the waiter never returned to give us more water or to check on how we were doing. Our appetizers - didn’t come for almost 40 mins (burrata and carpaccio). Then we continued to wait for a half order of pasta and pizza. The people next to us had been served drinks and their meal before ours came. We had to ask the sommelier to check on the food. He offered to give us dessert for free but who would want to stay. It was a shame that the waiter ruined the end of a great day! Not going back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Same situation as a year ago: Love their food, service is awful. We come back bc of the food, but how has their service not improved?!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful ambiance, funny and attentive waiter plus the food was excellent. Full bar and great small plate menu which is what we had plus a pizza with great crust. Not cheap but worth it in every way.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Have enjoyed A16 a number of times over the years while in SF. Food and wine list always excellent, while the service is usually great it is occasionally slow and the acoustics make conversation a challenge. Overall we're looking forward to our next visit to SF and A16.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great experience!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Seemed a little short staffed for lunch but the food was great, as always.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The place was packed, super noisy and the tables were jammed in the far back as though it were an after thought. I️ called several times to add one additional person to my party, but they never called back. It’s was my husband’s birthday so it put a major damper on things.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was delicious but plates were not consistent and varied a lot in amount of different ingredients of food! Wine service was nonexistent. They failed to deliver the cork, or to handle an aged bottle properly to prevent sediment from floating in the bottle despite specific request in that regard. The food service was not any better. We had to grab the waiter as he was passing by our table to order food. The waiter had no tact (seriously asked one of our party if they knew what pumpkin is)! I jot down some of that to the Saturday night service, yet not every restaurant's service collapses at Saturday nights!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Busy Friday night. Although we had a reservation, it took a half hour to be seated at the bar. Food was good, but experience felt rushed once we were seated.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Was really looking forward to our meal at A16, but left underwhelmed. My wife did enjoy her pizza and her salad (although the salad came late, and only after we reminded the waiter - who was very nice, knowledgeable, and apologetic). My appetizer was good, but my main course was bathed in olive oil. Drowning, perhaps. The pasta was thick and considerably undercooked. Not al dente at all. I also feel that it would be nice to have more descriptions on the menu - so guests could be more educated about the meal options.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

went to help celebrate our dons engagement withhis fiancé - waiter had a bit of an attitude - they were pushing a special wine night and we did not care for it - perhaps that annoyed him. I ordered the sliced steak but first asked for a description- he totally described the wrong preparation / when we questioned why his description was with capers and menu described mushrooms he was a bit flippant. Both my husband and i commented that if the meat would be prepared Medium rare , red warm center he assured us that's how it is served. When it was presented medium well the server was annoyed and said it was med rare/ He then came back and apologized saying chef said he had been distracted and they would make another / that was fine but the other 3 diners were through eating and although they apologized they still did not try to place my order in quickly - they did offer to buy dessert but i did not want dessert after missing main course. They never brought a celebratory candle in something to celebrate engagement- they would not make the fiancé an Arnold Palmer but upon request brought a glass of iced tea and a glass of lemonade/ very unprofessional and overall disappointment

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Steven at the bar is great-extremely knowledgeable

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

A16 just gets it. A16 offers quality ingredients imagined in creative recipes, presented artistically and served by a friendly, knowledgeable staff. I could eat here all the time

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We brought another couple with us, he a very prestigious person; the couple has been friends of ours for many years. Started with a bottle of wine and pizza appetizer for four persons. When the wine arrived, our friend who had ordered the wine had gone to the restroom, so my husband said he would taste it and asked to see the bottle. The waiter, very irritated for some reason, said the wine name, but didn't give the bottle to my husband to read. My husband simply wanted to see what our friend had ordered and what he was tasting and asked to see it again. The waiter slammed the wine bottle down and walked away. (This was just after he had poured water for us splattering it everywhere including all over my sweater.) Even after our guest returned, the waiter did not return to open and pour the wine; we had to spend some time trying to signal him. The waiter eventually came over to open the wine and began pouring it in an angry manner still, sloshing it over the wine glasses. I am polite to a fault, but I was just annoyed and embarrassed enough, especially since I had chosen the restaurant, that I said to the waiter. "You are spilling the wine, you splashed the water all over me, and you need to stop." The waiter laughed, not a nice laugh, but an insulting sarcastic laugh . I was flabbergasted at his rudeness, and said, "no, I mean it. This is not funny, you need to stop right now." He did act more politely for the rest of the meal. Our bianca pizza was OK, not great, but OK. We ordered three different pastas each were over salted. The bucatini was dry and tasteless, except for the salt. No one liked it or ate it. The orecchiette was bitter. The maccaronara was the best, but not special. So, extremely bad service and sub par food. We used to like this restaurant, but would recommend avoiding. We are still wondering why the restaurant was crowded.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Power outage - had to shutdown the pizza oven - arrrgh - manager very apologetic and invited us again

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wonderful personal service. Margherita pizza is sublime. Get the Calabrian chili oil; I get it on the side

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Pizza is PHENOMENAL - wish I lived in SF so I could try all of them but highly recommended its above and beyond!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy
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