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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

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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

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (35)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Notable Wine List (30)
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Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (21)
Fun (20)
Casual (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Authentic (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Romantic (14)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Cozy (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Seasonal (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
People Watching (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined a day ago

Great food with a very special southern Italian wine list.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 17, 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 12, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 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 4, 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 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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vip
 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding pizza and service! Absolute gem fro pizza lovers and as authentic as it gets

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Comfort Food, Great Beer, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Reliably delicious. Wish the chicken liver pate was on the menu the night we dined.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always enjoy this restaurant. Late dinner so we split a salad and pizza. Some restaurants frown on this but our waiter was very accommodating. Wines by the glass are very good!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

If you want overpriced pizza with an attitude then this is the place for you. The food is tasty and the spot is certainly trendy but it is pretentious and overpriced. Our server told us removing an anchovy from a pizza would be "a disservice" and that another ingredient did not impart a flavor...let me just say that when you (a) have food allergies and sensitivities and (b)
Know you don't like something removing it from a dish is not a disservice. At each point of the meal we were met with some kind of condescension and attitude.

I probably won't go back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Delicious food & one of the best places for pizza other than Italy!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Thank you for adjusting our reservation time!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great!!!!!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was incredible, and the service was fantastic. However, we were a six top squeezed the middle of a bunch of tables, we couldn’t pull our chairs out to sit in them without hitting another table or chair. It is also VERY loud inside and hard to hear.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We love A16, Food is delicious and it’s great for family style

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

Incredibly slow service at lunch. 45 minutes to get order and had to remind wait staff multiple times about the glass of wine ordered. They appeared to be understaffed. Food good like always.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Host overcharged us $34 dollars for two glasses of wine that were from a different table. Service was slow, we stayed for about 2 hours.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Delicious food & fantastic, prompt service! Loved the mushroom pizza & Pinot. :-)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The pizza crust here is a 3-day dough, allowing the flavor to develop, and absolutely delicious. Not to mention the chili oil that is served with. Love! We usually split one of the salads from the antipasti section of the menu, plus one pizza, plus one pasta or meat entree. I love how the pasta entrees are offered in 2 sizes, a smaller portion and a full entree portion. We usually share the smaller size. We love food, but we're not big eaters during any one particular meal and the size alternatives allow us to sample more food without overeating. We really appreciate that.

We often don't have room for dessert, but the chocolate budino is outstanding.

Outside of the restaurant's control is the challenge of finding street parking. The Marina neighborhood has so many driveways within each street, resulting in less area for parking, and also smaller spots. Still, I always come away feeling like it was worth the effort to get there / find parking (for reference: coming from the Peninsula; and previously lived in the Fillmore district).

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Went for a friend’s birthday -food was great, service was as well and they remembered to add the candle to her dessert which made it special! Had not been there in ages and was so glad to go back. Will return with more friends soon!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great!! Food was so fresh .

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

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

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

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 on December 7, 2017

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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