Montesacro Pinseria

Overall Rating: 6.850


Address: 510 Stevenson St.
Cross Street(s): 6th St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94103
Neighborhood: Civic Center
Phone: 415.795.3040
Hours: M-Th 11:30am-10pm; F-Sa 11:30am-11pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 6.90
Aroma: 7
Body: 6
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Caffè Umbria
Cup Manufacturer: Glass
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 02/13/2016
First Reviewed: 02/13/2016
Notes: None

Review
Just don't call it "pizza". This Italian pinseria shop serves pinsa, an Italian flatbread, Italian cheeses and meats, and a lot of wine by the glass. It's a kitchy place located in an alleyway off a dodgy 6th Street complete with non-functional antique telephone equipment. There are a number of wooden tables with metal stools and benches for seating. For espresso, they use a Faema E61 classic to pull shots of espresso in tiny glass shotglasses with a moderate later of lighter brown crema. It has a modest body with some fruit layered in with spice. Three-sips short served alongside a tiny metallic pail with sugar cubes. Not bad for a restaurant, but hardly a solid espresso.