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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.

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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

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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
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Casual (19)
Good for a Date (19)
Fun (18)
Authentic (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Special Occasion (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Romantic (12)
Seasonal (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Cozy (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
People Watching (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Overpriced and small portions for food that was pretty bland.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s Day -
Prix Fixe menu
Very festive atmosphere and great staff!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and tasting.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service were good. The music was too loud.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Very yummy food but noise level made it difficult to talk

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Service was wonderful. The food was good, but not as great as previous visit.

Tags: Casual, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Loved the kale soffrito, the squash, steak and trout were all delicious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Extremely loud. Wine markup is a ripoff. ($105 for a $16 retail bottle). Pizza very good. Salad hard to eat as cuts were julienne and long. I felt like a rabbit eating it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food was excellent!!the wine menu however way to extended and confusing
For a restaurant like this, make it simpler will work much better

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We love “Di”

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was good. Pizza so good and burratta delish, pasta meh

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

GREAT FOOD!!!! AMAZING SERVICE!!!!!! AWESOME RESTAURANT!!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great menu choices. Reservations honored;knowledgeable friendly staff.good pacing of food delivery.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Shadow of what it was years ago. Problem is while food quality and care is way down the prices have actually gone up. Still capitalizing on the old days and the cookbook but very uninspired cooking now.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Love the food. Excellent salads. Pasta is interesting and delicious. Pizza is very good. But noise level very loud. Still will return because happy with the food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Engaging, friendly staff. Helpful with description for food and wine. Clearly the management provides training that the staff is happy to share.
Excellent pizza.
Three suggestions:
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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

A little loud but good food - some portions large, some small, good wine list too. Great chocolate dessert.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great food with a very special southern Italian wine list.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We come here often because the food is consistently good, the service is as well, and it has a great wine list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Meals were lovely. As always pizza was outstanding. And their pasta as well as appies were great
But, too noisy. We probably had the worst table in the restaurant. Could not hear my colleagues speak. Bad echo and reverb. Awesome wine.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Service slow. Ceiling needs to be repaired. And lunch menu full and too pizza heavy.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food is amazing
The wine list is superb
Service is outstanding

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

A16 never disappoints. The food was incredible and the wine list if full of surprises and delights.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

A16 is generally great, our server just wasnt on her game when we dined with them this last time.

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Warm, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great food. Great location. Just a wonderful experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great spot for a casual gathering .
Fantastic wine list
Excellent service
Knowledgeable service team!!
My 3rd time .
From the east coast and hit up A 16 every time I’m in town.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Took an hour to get our pizza. White bean soup was tasteless. Service was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I normally really enjoy A16, NYE I was disappointed in the food and value. We had 4 people and portions were super small and not quite the flavors that A16 normally lives up to.
I will be coming back, but probably not for a holiday tasting menu.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Came for new years eve dinner...sat in patio area...great fun...festive atmosphere...nice staff...GREAT FOOD....

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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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