MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
An undying favorite of yuppies, families and tourists alike, A16 is known for rustic Italian cooking and a vast selection of delicious, unusual wines from all over the boot. Dinner reservations are indispensable, especially if you want one of the prime counter seats facing the open kitchen and wood-burning pizza oven. The menu's pies, pastas and antipasti change with the season, so you could sample anything from a highly enjoyable zuppa di ceci verde flecked with green garbanzo beans and parsley, to perfectly al dente cavatelli tossed in a slow-cooked lamb sugo made extra hearty with the addition of plump borlotti beans. For dessert, look no further than the fig crostata with vanilla gelato, which tastes like the work of a particularly talented nonna.