At the time I ate here (2008) it was a difficult reservation to score. A16 is known for its Italian-American style dishes as well as its thin crust pizzas.
|Salsiccia - fennel sausage, gypsy peppers, mozzarella, ricotta, grana, garlic, chilies, olive oil PLUS an egg.|
This pizza seemed a little tastier than the Margherita pizza (maybe because the sausage gave the pizza more flavor). The pizza was still soggy and hard to pick up. Disappointing.
|Margherita - tomato, mozzarella, grana padano, basil, olive oil|
Of course, I have to order the basic pizza. The pizza was soggy and limp. The pizza was too chewy for my taste. The flavors were bland and I couldn't taste any of the simplistic ingrediants of this basic pizza. It always raises a red flag for me when an Italian spot like this doesn't offer mozzerella di bufala.
Verdict: Overall, after waiting this long to get into A16, I wasn't impressed. The pizza are better at Delfina and the flavors are lacking. I'm not sure why this place is so busy considering there are a lot of similar options in the city. Maybe the dishes are better?
Address: A 16
Address: A 16
2355 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA 94101
Type: Italian, Pizza
Chomp worthy: nothing on this visit
- Nate Appleman who appeared on Top Chef is an ex-chef of A16
- SPQR is their sister restaurant
- Named after a highway in Italy