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A16

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2355 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2609 (Scott St)
Muni: 30
415-771-2216
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A16 is a restaurant and wine bar bringing the delicious and hospitable...
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.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A real Italian restaurant in the Marina

I have used the A16 cookbook for several years. I finally made it to the restaurant and was not disappointed. The antipasti was superb. The buccatini and other pastas were everything I expected. The only weakness was with the secondi (main course) as it was simply done meats. The secondi was not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Carl J
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Columbia, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Main Line Philadelphia (suburbs)
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We were blown away by the extensive (and reasonably priced for the most part) wine list. Our server just happened to be one of their sommeliers and she helped us pick an unfamiliar bottle, based on us telling her what we liked. The wine did not disappoint. The burrata was amazing and all our food was well-prepared. Not sure how... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

With so many options for a trendy wine bar with made from scratcg delicious food,its a shame that the service sort of ruined this place for me. I chose to sit at the bar as I was by myself and only wanted to treat myself to an enjoyable dinner before heading home. The bartender asked if I'd like a drink... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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114 reviews 114 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have used the A16 cookbook for several years. I finally made it to the restaurant and was not disappointed. The antipasti was superb. The buccatini and other pastas were everything I expected. The only weakness was with the secondi (main course) as it was simply done meats. The secondi was not unlike Italy, so I should not complain.

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San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I’d heard about A16 for years but had never eaten there. I finally made it in for dinner on my birthday. I kept my eye on the ball, stayed focused and ordered pizza. Not sure what's so whoop-tee-do about their crust that I needed to cut it myself *with scissors*, but that was the expectation - so I did it.... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was a recommendation from the hotel and sometimes I shy away from those but this place was truly amazing. I was traveling on business and it was my first time in San Francisco and I actually recommended to go back here on my trip. First off the Wine List is amazing. I was lucky and had no reservations but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

While staying in SFO, a friend recommended A16 and we were pleased he did. We tried to make a reservation and noticed that nothing was available between 5:30 and 9pm - definitely a good sign so we grabbed the 5:30 slot. The restaurant was empty to start as it was so early, but it quickly filled up. Lovely staff... fantastic... More 

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Fresno, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We love A16 and try to go whenever we're in the city! It was our first time for lunch. We were celebrating my son's birthday and decided to get several dishes to share - they were all AMAZING!!! For our appetizer we selected the Burrata then moved on to the Mussels and Squid Ink Pasta with Clams followed by the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I visited several years ago. I was able to enjoy the delicious cuisine and a very nice service. It is one of the restaurants that want to also visit for me.

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Los Angeles, CA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

At some point during our meal I worried that the other diners were staring at us as we voraciously slurped down one of the best pizzas we have ever tasted! The crust was perfect the sauce was perfect the cheese was perfect. We were in pizza Nirvana. The margarita pizza with fresh basil and fennel sausage was was simply tremendous.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews 105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Pleasant foodie restaurant, and not full of themselves. We had the chicken liver startermaccaronara ragu napoletana and ricotta salata, and then the trout puntarella with a meyer lemon sauce. Both were delicious and portions were generous enough to share without being overwhelming. Their wine list is very extensive and interesting -- an unusual presentation of non-standard mid and southern Italian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2355 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2609
    (Scott St)
  • Public Transportation: Muni: 30
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighborhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: 415-771-2216

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Marina District

Neighborhood Profile
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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