I'd been wanting to try A16 for the longest time based on all the great feedback, and when I finally did, I came away with mixed feelings.
A16 is situated in the center of the Marina district, and as soon as we walked in, we could feel the air of pretentiousness and immediately felt uncomfortable. The feeling didn't leave us all night. The tables were much too close to one another to my liking, and I always felt like I was in on my neighbors' conversation and they into ours.
Anyway, on to the food! I l absolutely loved their pizza, which is in classic Italian style of a thin but not cracker-like crust and the freshest ingredients. This is surprisingly hard to find in SF. The pizza Romana was delicious and the anchovies didn't overpower everything. My boyfriend deemed his lamb entrée as nothing special, and the side dish of veggies was entirely bland. Ending with a high note, we had the cheese plate for dessert, which came with a little piece of almond cake and a pot of honey. Delicious.
Great wine list and very accommodating and friendly sommelier.