Il Fornaio

Overall Rating: 6.150

Address: 327 Lorton Ave.
Cross Street(s): Donnelly Ave.
City, State ZIP: Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 650.375.8000
Hours: M-Th 11:30am-11pm; F 11:30am-12am; Sa 10am-12am; Su 10am-11pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Rancilio
Coffee Rating: 5.80
Aroma: 5
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Homer Laughlin
Price: $2.25
Last Update: 02/14/2006
First Reviewed: 02/14/2006
Notes: None

Large restaurant among this extensive, but decent quality, chain. The same isn't quite true for their espresso preparation, unfortunately. About 80 tables with vast wooden ceilings. A cafe in the entryway serves espresso and pastries in the morning. Otherwise, they serve espresso from a two-group Mr. Espresso Rancilio machine at the bar. They produce a shot with a thin and rather pale crema. With a peppery flavor with some light ashiness. They serve it with the ever-bewlidering lemon rind.