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A16 Rockridge

Map5356 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 768-8003
  • Italian
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A16 Rockridge proves as fashionable and popular in the East Bay as its heralded San Francisco anchor by keeping its menu rooted in the cuisine of southern Italy, with a focus on Puglia. It’s a loud, energetic, eclectic, and happening outpost where the cocktail and wine programs seem as integral as the extensive seven-section menu, right down to the pizza from the wood-fired oven. There are many offerings, and they change frequently, so you might delve into crudo, spuntino, antipasto, and primo selections on a visit, saving pizza, secondo and contorno choices, perhaps even dolce, for a later date. We sampled Mendocino sea urchin with nasturtium, fried olives and fried Friarelli peppers and squash blossoms, an heirloom tomato and melon salad, lamb meatballs, roasted fennel with bottarga (cured fish roe), the rachetta pizza, and two pasta dishes, which distinguished themselves with complexity and textural perfection. A16 does enough so well, with creativity and confidence, you might just make it a road more traveled. Open for dinner daily

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Location: Oakland-Rockridge
Price: $$$
Features: Credit Cards Accepted
Full Bar
Reservations Accepted
Wheelchair Accessible

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