Rocky Maselli at A16

Bio

Rocky Maselli is the chef for A16 and A16 Rockbridge. Although he grew up primarily in Northern California, he spent several formative years on a British Columbia island where his parents operated a marina and restaurant. He is now working his dream job—one that connects his agricultural roots, Italian heritage and proximity to some of the world's most productive farmland.

Accolades

  • Three Stars
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Where to Eat Now
    Modern Luxury
  • The Most Exciting Italian in the East Bay
    East Bay Express
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

My Restaurants

  • A16
    5356 College Ave
    Oakland, CA
  • A16
    2355 Chestnut St
    San Francisco, CA

Where I Eat

From My Menu

Chef Daniel Patterson reviews Margherita pizza & Italian wine at A16
$$$ | Italian | Pizza
Marina
"A great way to pass an hour or so is to sit at the dining counter at A16 and eat a margherita (with chili oil, yes!). The wine list, curated by Shelley Lindgren, is adventurous and wonderful, full of delicious, little-known wines from Southern Italy. You'll almost always be surprised."
Chef Elizabeth Binder reviews Burrata w/ olive oil at A16
$$$ | Italian | Pizza
Marina
"This simple dish of burrata, olive oil, sea salt, and crostini is a must whenever I'm in the neighborhood. Together with a glass of one of Shelley's wine picks, you can't go wrong."
Chef Telmo Faria reviews Maccaronara at A16
$$$ | Italian | Pizza
Marina
"As far as pasta goes, this is my favorite plate in the city. Long tubes of expertly made and perfectly cooked pasta are coated in a perfectly balanced, bright, and rich tomato sauce. It never disappoints!"
Chef Luis Contreras reviews Kohlrabi salad at A16
$$$ | Breakfast/Brunch | Italian
Rockridge
"If the kohlrabi salad is on the menu, order it. The herb vinaigrette goes great with the root vegetable that's sliced paper-thin. The pepper from the arugula and fried capers are a nice touch, too. "
Chef Liza Shaw reviews Romana pizza at A16
$$$ | Italian | Pizza
Marina
"This has always been a chef's favorite. Working at a pizzeria for so long, you might think I would tire of eating pizza, but not when it comes to this Romana. This one is both light and complex, with the right combination of salt, brightness, and spice."
Chef Srijith Gopinathan reviews Summer corn pudding at A16
$$$ | Breakfast/Brunch | Italian
Rockridge
"A simple corn custard with berries. The simplest things are the most complicated ones to execute. This is straightforward, unpretentious and sinfully rich with great flavor. Absolutely superb!"