Tricolore Cafe & Pizzarea

Overall Rating: 5.800


Address: 590 Washington St.
Cross Street(s): Montgomery St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: North Beach
Phone: 415.391.0509
Hours: M-F 6:30am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 5
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Mr. Espresso
Coffee Rating: 4.80
Aroma: 7
Body: 3
Brightness: 4
Crema: 8
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Syrup-like
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Nuova Point
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 06/06/2003
First Reviewed: 06/06/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Review
Italian pizza and pasta lunch spot at the edge of North Beach, under the shadow of the Transamerica Pyramid. Decorative inside, with an "antica" Italian village alleyway theme: green shutters, terra cotta-colored plaster walls, exposed brick, etc. About 20 intimate tables inside, 3 small tables outside. Espresso comes with the right pedigree - even down to the Mr. Espresso cups. Served with a good amount of light brown crema. Yet thin body and a sweet, syrup-like flavor that's overpowered by real sourness. Somewhat hot, but the sourness makes you question the brewing temperature.