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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.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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.
$31 to $50
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Book our mobile pizza ovens, or have us create a custom A16 experience just for you.
Public lot nearby.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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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