Founded on San Francisco’s Chestnut Street in 2004, A16 is an award-winning restaurant named after the autostrada which runs from Puglia (the home of burrata) to Naples, the heart of pizza country.
We take our pizza craft seriously, traveling to the birthplace of pizza napoletana to bring the techniques of making pizza to San Francisco. Our salads, pizzas, and main courses are inspired by Southern Italy. Think San Marzano tomatoes meat Jimmy Nardello peppers, Mediterranean oregano meeting California basil, and the richest, creamiest mozzarella and burrata—and so much more.
Owned and operated by award-winning wine director Shelley Lindgren, A16 has long been a family-owned, family-friendly restaurant. Our Executive Chef is Yosuke Machida.
It’s both a neighborhood spot and a wine- and food-lovers’ destination, where people come for meatballs and pasta as well as seasonal specialties and Neapolitan traditions. In 2012, we opened on College Avenue in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood. Each restaurant offers seasonal menus and award-winning Italian wine lists including Italy’s most renowned producers. A16 also has partner restaurants in Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan.
We make all of our pizzas according to VPN (Vera Pizza Napoletana) requirements, the gold-standard for Neapolitan pizza. We source local produce and work with local artisans on our ceramics, paintings, and murals. We are your corner of Southern Italy in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The classic recipes of A16 are captured in the cookbook A16 Food+Wine, the IACP book of the year and winner of the Julia Child First Book category.
2022 Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurant
James Beard Foundation | Outstanding Wine Service Award 2015
James Beard Foundation Nominee | Outstanding Wine Service Award 2009–15
Best Wine Director | San Francisco Magazine 2004
Best New Sommeliers | Wine & Spirits Magazine (cover) 2004
Woman Chefs & Restaurateurs | Golden Goblet Award 2009
Wine Enthusiast Magazine | Top 100 WineRestaurants 2007—2021
Wine Spectator - Wine List Awards for A16, A16 Rockridge and SPQR
(2009–21 for A16 SF - Best Award of Excellence)
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In The House
|MM Clay||Kelly Tunstall||Ferris Plock|
|Ceramic Vessels and Fixtures||Paintings||Illustration and Artwork|
|Clelia Romano||Bruno DeConciliis||Luigi Tecce|
|Colli di Lapio (Avellino, Campania)||De Conciliis (Cilento, Campania)||(Paternopoli, Taurasi, Campania)|
|Sandro Lonardo||Ciro Picariello||Guido Marsella|
|Contrade di Taurasi (Vigna Alto, Taurasi, Campania)||(Avellino, Campania)||(Summonte, Avellino, Campania)|
|Salvo Foti||Arianna Occhipinti||Giusto Occhipinti|
|I Vigneri (Sicilia)||Occhipinti (Vittoria, Sicilia)||COS (Vittoria, Sicilia)|
|Giuseppe Russo||Elena Fucci||Dan Petroski|
|Girolamo Russo (Etna, Sicilia)||(Basilicata)||Massican/Larkmead (California)|
|Terah Wine Co. (California)|