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A16 Rockridge, Oakland, CA

A16 Rockridge

4.5
4.5
2067 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
A16 Oakland requires all of our guests that are dining indoors to provide proof of vaccination and ID. We are following Alameda County's Mask Mandate so masks must be worn indoors.

We are committed to providing you and our staff with a safe environment by adhering to all guidelines provided by local authorities. Thank you for your continued support and we hope to dine with you soon. Stay safe!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 768-8003

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    A16 offers our unique Mobile Pizza Oven Experience that allows us to bring our amazing dining experience to you! We have dedicated culinary and service teams available for any sized group or occasion to help make your personal pizza party a success!

  • Private party facilities

    Located in Rockridge. A16 is offering offsite catering and private events at this time.A16 restaurant is named for the highway connecting Campania to Puglia and the menu is rooted in the rustic traditions of these lively southern Italian regions. The bar features traditional and modern cocktails and a wide selection of amaro. The A16 Pizza Truck is a restored 1959 Jeep Willys FC170 with our wood burning oven mounted on the back. This little truck can produce wood fired pizza for events ranging in size from intimate house parties to major music festivals. We can also prepare a variety of antipasti, salumi, salads, roasted meats, cocktails, and wines from our award winning list. Just let us know what you’d like, and we love to drive over and make it all happen!

  • Private party contact

    Zorina: (855) 781-1892

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Cross street

    Between Manila and Bryant

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Rockridge BART

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,067 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The portions were way off. Salad was a generous serving. Appetizer was not—roasted calamari—maybe 3-4 pieces of calamari and rest was gigante beans. Entree—I ordered lamb shank. Person next to me ordered the same and had a huge piece of meat. Mine was paltry. Weird—you’d think that if the charge is the same, the amount of food should be as well. Didn’t want to complain at the time as we had company joining us and didn’t want to change the mood of the evening with a complaint. This experience made us not want to return. I hope that the restaurant actually sees this review. Do they?
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The only thing I didn’t like was that they automatically put 20% tip on bill for any size party of people. 99.9% of the time I leave a 20% tip I just don’t like that it’s just automatically on the bill.
  3. AM

    AliciaM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We requested a window seat and we. Out waiter was very attentive friendly and knowledgeable
  4. d

    dowcr01

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Oh, A16... you used to be on my 'must eat' list. But this stunt of hard coding a very generous tip for yourselves on the bill, and then ALSO providing a line in case I want to tip more (or more likely don't notice that you've already put a tip on the bill) puts you on a list of places I'm probably not returning to. Shame, because your pizza and cocktails were always above par.
  5. CX

    ChrisXL

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    A16 is a fun space with lots of buzz. Decent menu options if you’re not interested in pizza, which we weren’t. We made a dinner out of a selection of starters. The problem is with some of them was the feature ingredients were in short supply. So the arugula salad only had three thin slices of pear, and the calamari was overwhelmed by the beans. That dish should have been labeled “beans flavored with calamari”. Not sure if it’s inflation or what, but A16 could be more generous with their dishes.
  6. DB

    DouglasB

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent; waiter outstanding.
  7. d

    drew

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It was fine.
  8. K

    Kwilliams

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We ate here on Saturday night and were very disappointed in the experience. There were highs and lows...mostly lows. On the positive side...our table of 4 shared two salads, the arugula salad and the melon salad. Both were delicious. It pretty much ended there. Three of the four entrees were delivered. The fourth didn't show. Our waitress never came back to see how everything was and when we finally flagged here down, she saw we only had 3 entrees. She made a ridiculous excuse that the oven in the kitchen was too small for 3 entrees and it was being cooked now. Still waited....and waited. By now everyone else in our group was eating and they were over half done with their meals. No sign of our server...but finally we were able to get her attention and told her we did not want the 4th meal. She seemed surprised and said it was almost ready to which we answered, everyone at the table was almost finished. She then said they had too little kitchen help and it was messing her up. That might be the case as I know restaurants are struggling to find help. But don't lie the first time. It was ridiculous. Out of the other 3 meals, the risotto was good, the pasta was cold (could be because they were trying to wait for the 4th diner) and the pork chop had good flavor but was horribly overcooked. All in all...there are many better restaurants.
  9. P

    Pugsyjcm

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great wait staff and overall experience. We’ve loved & supported A16 for years. Pizzas could use a more generous portion of toppings would be my only complaint, especially given the price point. Too much Dough; not enough toppings.
  10. JD

    JoeD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    If you only go for the meatballs. Go. Everything we had was delicious. We did not try the pizza. We did multiple aps, 2 pastas, the rib eye and the trout.
  11. GC

    GC73

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere and the food were very good and the cocktails were excellent. We loved the fried olives and the tasty pizza., but don’t skip deserts!
  12. Y

    Yellowtail

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food was a mix. The risotto and roasted trout were excellent but the toasted calamari appetizer was a disaster and the green beans side dish was terrible. The calamari dish had to be sent back to the kitchen the first time because it had three tiny pieces of calamari and they were all burnt, one of them to the point of hardening and being inedible. The second attempt wasn't much better. That dish is mostly beans, and undercooked fried beans at that. Beans are so excellent cooked well on their own -- what's the point of frying them? The green beans were of poor quality and nearly raw. We ate very few of them. The wine list is overpriced.
  13. BB

    BunnyB

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love A16. Been going for years and it's still amazing every time. Sat at the bar by the pizza oven and it was really enjoyable to speak with the (very kind) pizza chef.
  14. L

    Lauren

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Quality of food does not match the elevated prices. We used to love A16 but both the salad and pasta dish we got was pretty subpar. I would like to note that our servers and waitstaff were great though.
  15. MW

    MaryW

    San Francisco

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fun night we had in the parklet at A16. The food and wine was terrific and our waiter took great care of us. Couldn’t have been better.
  16. EF

    EllenF

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good southern Italian food, friendly staff,pleasant evening in the park let
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was fine, a bit pricey but it tasted good. Service was ok, and didn’t appreciate included 20% gratuity for a tab with 3 people. Also didn’t see it easily displayed anywhere that that would happen.
  18. NS

    NoremaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it and will be back soon. Food and service were great.
  19. JC

    JenniferC

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A16 parklet is very nice outdoor dining space. Service was fine - although they were clearing plates rather quickly - maybe the parklet was in high demand? Felt a little rushed to finish dinner. Food was really good. Started with melon salad and fritto mixto (all vegetables - quite delicious, light tempura-like batter). Main courses - the puttanesca was too salty - you expect briny with all the olives, but it was over the top salty. The steak, however, was perfect. Great char on the steak and well seasoned. We had apple tart for dessert - pastry was doughy - would not recommend. Overall, a very good meal - a few misses, but still a neighborhood gem.
  20. H

    Happydiner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed a good reunion with a long time friend over dinner at A16. He was delighted with the Italian food reminiscent of his own family cooking in Italy. The calamari, calzone and bianca pizzas arugula salad and wine were enjoyed greatly by the four in our party. Even the pizza crust was memorable! The waiter was genuinely fun and considerate of our needs. Will return again!
  21. JV

    JVSF

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. We especially enjoyed the calamari and beans appetizer, the pizzas and pastas. The chocolate sorbet was also excellent. Our server was the BEST - handled complex ordering with aplomb and did an amazing job of reading our group. I don’t remember his name, but he’s Greek and a middle child - which is why he said he was calm in any situation!
  22. j

    joannenormington

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious!! Noisy outside but that was our choice!
  23. F

    Frenchy

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A creative menu, full of seasonal flavors: grilled peaches on an arugula salad and fried calamari started us off, followed by the rachetta pizza. Artichoke on pizza? Delicious. And the ricotta filling in the handle was clever and satisfying.
  24. CC

    ChristianC

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food, ambience and service is good, but it's expensive for what it is.
  25. J

    Jeanne

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with a great server. Just a really fun evening. We dined in the parklet where it is much quieter than indoors
  26. SR

    SRJohn

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We tried the Roast Calamari, Racchetta Pizza, Ribeye and Tiramisu and all were outstanding and unique. I rated noise as energetic, but it was a good energy with everyone happy to be there. Even then the sound was no problem and reduced later in the evening. They did not hurry us one iota and everyone seemed happy to be there. They do have a minimum 20% gratuity to cover better employee pay and benefits which we appreciated and would have tipped that anyway.
  27. L

    Lunara

    San Francisco

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants so I don't always write a review, but I have to comment that last night's meal was one of the best ever. Fritto misto and Caprese salad made a perfect start of fried and fresh. The pork chop was tender and delicious and I loved the cherry garnish. The racchetta pizza had a soft crust to support the tender artichoke heart -- plus there's that handle filled with lemon ricotta cheese you won't want to miss. Excellent tiramisu and gelato to complete a beautiful feast. Service friendly and efficient as always. I couldn't decide on 4 or 5 stars for value. All food, and all restaurant food, is expensive these days. However, the portions at A16 are very generous and I always have leftovers. In this way I think it is excellent value.
  28. MT

    MarioTGomez

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Olivia, our server (party of 8), was friendly and provided excellent customer service. The food never disappoints.
  29. L

    Leslie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Remember this restaurant being better frankly and upon reflection not a great value for the money. Lots other good options on the avenue.
  30. FG

    FoodieGirl

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place for a business dinner! The pizza is divine.
  31. F

    Fanny

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Check in at door was chaotic but we did not have to wait more than 10 minutes for our table at 7pm on Saturday which was good. Wait staff all friendly and service good. However, one main course was not delivered with the others and this is not the first time. I keep going back because the food is so great.
  32. g

    gdizzle

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Very good pizza, but other options are not as tasty. Service is reasonable but not fast.
  33. HB

    HeatherB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Ate outside. Lovely, private table. Great service. Surprised by how underseasoned the food was. The dessert (a chocolate tart) had a great flavor but was quite overbaked. Enjoyed the overall experience, but at this price point, I would expect excellent food quality and it was only just ok.
  34. RU

    RavenUs

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A16 has some of yummiest pizza, especially the fried dough.
  35. d

    debc

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I have gone to A16 for years. The service we had ( sitting outside w/ a waiter from Naples) was ABYSMAL. Late water, slow to bring drinks and food, promised bread that never came........ To have a mandatory 20% gratuity added to the bill added salt to the wound. You have lost a customer and I will spread the wordk.
  36. 9

    969gl

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an enjoyable experience and the staff are so hospitable towards our 10 mth old son. So much so we love to go back.
  37. B

    Bart

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The Montanara Pizza was a standout as was the Racchetta. The kitchen was a bit slow but the staff was great. Great experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nicest parklet I’ve sat in! Fun cocktails.
  39. CB

    CharB

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere, and cocktails and wine are superb. Highly recommend for any occasion, really just a fun place for people of all ages. Not sure it’s great for young kids, but definitely family friendly. The Montenara pizza and fried castelvetrano olives are a must.
  40. NK

    NancyK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service. We ate outside, and the booths are private and that's great, but an open deck would be nicer. Inside looks great btw.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from A16 Rockridge using the Order Online button. A16 Rockridge also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. A16 Rockridge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 768-8003.

A16 Rockridge is rated 4.5 stars by 2067 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for A16 Rockridge

5356 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Manila and Bryant

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Rockridge BART

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (510) 768-8003

  • Catering

    A16 offers our unique Mobile Pizza Oven Experience that allows us to bring our amazing dining experience to you! We have dedicated culinary and service teams available for any sized group or occasion to help make your personal pizza party a success!

  • Private party facilities

    Located in Rockridge. A16 is offering offsite catering and private events at this time.A16 restaurant is named for the highway connecting Campania to Puglia and the menu is rooted in the rustic traditions of these lively southern Italian regions. The bar features traditional and modern cocktails and a wide selection of amaro. The A16 Pizza Truck is a restored 1959 Jeep Willys FC170 with our wood burning oven mounted on the back. This little truck can produce wood fired pizza for events ranging in size from intimate house parties to major music festivals. We can also prepare a variety of antipasti, salumi, salads, roasted meats, cocktails, and wines from our award winning list. Just let us know what you’d like, and we love to drive over and make it all happen!

  • Private party contact

    Zorina: (855) 781-1892

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