Ristorante Umbria

Overall Rating: 5.800


Address: 198 2nd St.
Cross Street(s): Howard St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.546.6985
Hours: M-F 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sa 5:30pm-10:30pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 5.10
Aroma: 6
Body: 4
Brightness: 5
Crema: 7
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Caffè Umbria
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 12/09/2004
First Reviewed: 06/13/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Review
Nicer Umbrian-themed restaurant with open windows and plenty of "al fresco" seating under parasols. Back when they served Mr. Espresso coffee in Nuova Point cups (2003), they served espresso with no real crema, little body, and a very mild and subdued clove-like flavor. Now that they serve Caffè Umbria coffee, they tend to produce a much richer, darker brown crema that picture-perfectly fills Caffè Umbria-branded IPA cups halfway. Yet for all the aesthetics, it's a dark liquid lacking significant body and lacking even more flavor. Of what flavor is there, it emphasizes cloves and thyme.