|This bakery has been in operation since 1914. While today it is Italian in name, like much of modern North Beach it has a distinctive Latino flair in how it is run today. There's limited outdoor seating along Vallejo St., a wide array of pastries under glass indoors, and a map of Lucca over the espresso bar. They use Caff� Roma beans for drip coffee and Graffeo for espresso (as the branding about shows). Using a two-group La Caramali, they pull large espresso shots with a swirl of medium and lighter brown crema. The larger pull means it's a little watery, and the resulting cup has a muted peppery flavor.