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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.
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.
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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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.
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 love the food at A16, it's always a hit, but this last visit disappointed for two reasons. First, I found that the portion of pasta was small for the price. It was a pasta dish with black truffle and cocoa nibs, which was absolutely delicious, but was what I consider an appetizer size for one person for $31. Second, we were unfortunately seated next to a table of three people who were clearly drunk and crazy loud (one of the men was literally yelling) and slightly obnoxious. They bothered every table around them and the staff did nothing until the man at another table finally complained and the hostess said something to them. That worked for about 5 minutes and then they got loud again. They should have been kicked out of the restaurant for their level of inebriation and yelling. I will return to A16, like I said, the food and service is great, but maybe I'll try the Oakland location.
My visits are often hit /miss. The food quality is uneven, some dishes are great, others leave you scratching your head wondering whether it's the same team in the kitchen.
I was mentioning this to my wife on my way there and lo and behold, it happened again: one dish was excellent the pizza romana, but the pasta maccaronara had a single note of sun dried tomatoes. That said it's one of the better restaurant in the neighborhood and they have a great wine list.
This restaurant is completely downhill from few years ago. The music was so loud and so upbeat. The décor is so dated with christmas light still wrapped in late January. The food was just ok and the pizza seems like the best of our meal but I can easily find similar pizza quality down the block and pay cheaper price and better services and decor. The staffs are friendly but Management seems very unprofessionally, no smile or Hello while guest walk by or ask questions.
While our first experience was rather disappointing (any restaurant can have an off night), we decided to give it a second go. Helen, the delightful manager of A16, was quite apologetic and extended a goodwill gift card. Wow - what a difference. Bottle of southern Italian red wine paired with the Salccicio pizza and followed by a perfectly seared trout was merely complimentary to the excellent service of our waitress and their in-house sommelier. Very impressed and will certainly return soon. Thank you again Helen!
I booked this on the basis of a 'best restaurants in SFO' online guide. I had bean soup, chilli pasta and a (fig?) tart. The soup was OK, the pasta was flavourful and enjoyable and the tart was dry, cold and basically inedible. I was given two slices for some reason. It needed to be more fruity, warmed up a little and served with some kind of sauce to counter the dryness. My server credited the tart from my bill, which I regard as good service. I had three glasses of sparkling wine: white, red and rose and they were all enjoyable. This struck me as a step up from a neighbourhood pizza joint but based on my experience, I can't give it more than 3 stars.
Engaging, friendly staff. Helpful with description for food and wine. Clearly the management provides training that the staff is happy to share.
ALWAYS have a Gragnano by the glass!
Make sure the kitchen has capers. (a southern Italian staple!)
Consider offering granita in a couple flavors.
I'll definitely be back.
Great food !
If I could move 1 restaurant to my home town, this would be the one. Fortunately I only live a little over an hour away so I do get here often. Love the appetizers, salads, pastas and pizzas, I usually don’t order a main course because I like to order a lot of smaller courses. Great service and wine list too
A16 has lost its charm. They first tried to seat us out back (clearly not the same experience) for a 530p res when the restaurant was completely empty. They quickly moved us to an inside table but cramped by the corner of the bar--fine. My husband's dinner arrived as the leftovers for my meal were being packed up. Completely mismanaged. Someone came to offer us a free appetizer which neither of us wanted, and a half glass of wine showed up lager. Server generally seemed to wish that we weren't there after the original table switch.
Great place for a sit down lunch if you’re looking in the Marina District. Went with two other friends. Had lovely glasses of wine- generous pours and we shared 3 dishes. The squash pizza (we added mozzarella) was surprisingly delicious. There were other pizzas on menu varied from usual (margherita) to interesting (like squash). Super yummy done in brick oven. Carrot salad with frisée and hazelnuts was also really yummy. Highly recommend. Skip the meatballs. They were good but kinda of fell apart before a fork got close plus the value is not great. I mean 3 small meatballs for $16???
Atmosphere is pleasant-dark walls great lighting. I will definitely return. And I’m picky!!
It's been several years since I'd been to A16. I will tell you it'll be another couple before I go back. I was completely disappointed with the experience. The service was extremely slow and we waiting almost an hour for a pizza. I found the food to be good, but really nothing special.
I'm not sure If there have been changes in ownership or in the kitchen, but it's not the same comfy, delicious place I've been to in the past.
We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary here and sadly, while the experience overall was pleasant, the service left a lot to be desired. We waited so long to place our order that eventually, the som took our order instead of the waiter as she could tell we were anxiously waiting and looking for him. Pizza was tasty and so was the salad. Pasta was okay but we've been to a lot of other places in the city with better pasta. Dessert was very good though and the wine list had a great authentic assortment.
We had hoped for much better. We arrived at the restaurant opening and were the second party to be seated. Nonetheless, service was inattentive and slow.
The bean soup was made with a low quality stock and wan't work finishing. Our pizza had limp crust, the ingredients were poorly distributed, and way to much garlic. The wines were quite good.
Give a choice between Defina and A16, I think I will stick with Delfina as the quality is much more consistent.
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