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San Francisco Restaurants

A16

Updated 05/05/2014

Fodor's Review

Marina residents—and, judging from the crowds, everybody else—gravitate to this trattoria named for the autostrada that traverses Italy's sunny south. The kitchen serves the food of Naples and surrounding Campania, with the added twist of seasonal California ingredients. Cult classics include the creamy burrata with olive oil and crostini and crisp-crust pizzas, including a classic Neapolitan Margherita (mozzarella, tomato, and basil). Rustic pasta favorites such as

maccaronara with ragu napoletana and house-made salted ricotta might show up on the menu, and for an entrée perhaps petrale sole with crispy black trumpet mushrooms. The selection of primarily southern Italian wines, augmented by some well-chosen California vintages, supports the food perfectly, and there's a substantial beer list. The animated bar scene near the door sets the tone at A16; for a quieter time request a table in the alcove at the far end or try for the patio.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, California, 94101, USA

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Phone:

415-771–2216

Website: www.a16sf.com

Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch Sat.–Tues.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 05/05/2014

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Jul 13, 2010

A16 Review

Yes, a tad on the noisy side but great food and an extensive Italian wine list. The food was excellent. I had the braised tripe as an appetizer....awesome.

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Apr 16, 2007

Hip and urban

Good food, great thin crust pizza, we went early and it filled up on a Saturday night by 6:15.

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Mar 24, 2007

boston visitor

great food not matched by the atmosphere; nice buzz to the place but had to keep back door and roof window open to keep the ventilation acceptable; this makes for a pretty cool place if you're sitting in the rear of the restaurant. Seems like a strange requirement for a restaurant with top notch food and good service.

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