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Jul 25, 2012 08:53 PM

A16 or ZeroZero

Hi - We love Pizza Delfina but don't want to deal with the wait if we are going with the kids.

Would you recommend A16 or ZeroZero in terms of the pizza?

A margarita at A16 is $15 seems kinda steep. Would love to try Flour+Water but cant get res.

Any other recomendations?

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  1. A16 is probably better food, but it might be easier to get into ZeroZero.

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    1. re: Rapini

      I really like the pizza at Gialina or their sister restaurant Ragazza. And the non pizza food items are very good too. Also like Zero Zero and will be going there Friday with some fellow Dodgers fans.

    2. A16's pizza is straight-up traditional Neapolitan, like Una Pizza Napoletana. Tender, not crisp.

      Zero Zero's is a hybrid local style, like Flour+Water, Delfina, and Cotogna (my favorite of the genre). If you're taking kids, 00's soft-serve ice cream might also be a plus.

      Overall, across the menu, I think the food at A16 is a step or two up, but personally I prefer the latter style of pizza.

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        I think the non-pizza food at ZeroZero is highly underrated. I enjoyed it slightly more than the pizza.

        1. re: bbulkow

          Zero Zero's great, I think I've liked everything I had there.

          1. re: bbulkow

            This was our finding as well on a recent visit with our kids. We also *loved* the cocktails. In fact, we enjoyed our experience here so much that DH & I wanted to return this past Sunday while on an impromptu date night but unfortunately got stuck in a ridiculous traffic mess around Moscone due to I believe Obama's arrival.

            Frustrated with traffic & looking for parking, we ended up at the bar at Boulevard. Great service but food was, how do I say it...boring.

            I'm looking forward to returning to Zero Zero...A16 (went in Dec), not so much.

            ETA: Kids preferred Zero Zero pizza over A16's.

        2. I would second the Cotogna rec really enjoyed my meal there and mainly because it is open all day which is really useful if you have kids as you can go super early or for lunch etc.

          Zero Zero also has convenient hours, but I can't speak to the food.

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          1. re: goldangl95

            Cotogna's great at off hours but the waits at dinnertime are as nuts as Flour+Water, and I'm not sure they take reservations between 5:30 and 10:00 except on Sundays.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Nor sure about that either, definitely on open table the reservations jump from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. 5:30 though is convenient enough. Flour + Water fills up months in advance mainly due to their first come first serve seating policy.