Tagliaferri's Deli

Overall Rating: 6.900

Address: 2051 Novato Blvd.
Cross Street(s): In The Square Shopping Center
City, State ZIP: Novato, CA 94947
Phone: 415.897.9677
Hours: M-F 8am-6pm; Sa 8am-5pm; Su 8am-3:30pm
Type of Establishment: Deli
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 6
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Cimbali
Coffee Rating: 6.80
Aroma: 8
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 8
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Graffeo
Cup Manufacturer: Le Porcellane d'ANCAP
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 05/13/2006
First Reviewed: 05/13/2006
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

This family owned and operated Italian deli offers imported wine, cheese, pasta, and a fantastic deli. Inside there are red-checkered, vinyl tablecloths and occasional opera music, and on the sidewalk outside are three plastic tables and a view of the Square strip mall. The deli men here who pull shots are trained by the owner, but it's not something they seem to do very often. Using an older, two-group La Cimbali, they pull a longer shot with a thick, dark brown crema with a white dot at the center. There's also a little coffee grind grit at the bottom of their Le Porcellane d'ANCAP Lavazza logo cups. A decent cup considering how much espresso is not their emphasis.