Golosi di Salute

Overall Rating: 8.100

Address: Piazza Rossetti, 6
Cross Street(s): Via Acqui
City, State ZIP: Alba, CN 12051
Phone: +39.0173.442983
Hours: Tu-Su 7:30am-1pm; 3:30pm-8pm
Type of Establishment: Confectioner
Cafe Rating: 8.50
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 9
Presentation: 9
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 7.70
Aroma: 7
Body: 8
Brightness: 7
Crema: 8
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 1.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Caffè Filicori Zecchini
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.40
Last Update: 10/12/2007
First Reviewed: 10/11/2007
Notes: None

Luca Montersino is famous for making pastries and sweets with natural and local, healthy ingredients. His pasticceria here, attached to the Albergo San Lorenzo, is considered the best in town. They may not be the best at espresso, but they make the best lemon sorbetto (though they'll call it gelato) I've ever had. With employees decked out in lab coats, the front is filled with various sweets and pastries. At the back is a rather regal seating room with a few tables and chairs. They swear by Filicori Zucchini's Club Kavé coffee, from Bologna, and they use a two-group La Spaziale S5/Caffè d'autore machine to produce an espresso with a light to medium brown crema of some thickness and a lighter density. Flavorwise, it exhibits soft tones of rounded, mild spices and some herbal notes. Served in Club Kavé-logo IPA cups, with an obligatory small glass of water on the side (nice touch), and an insane selection of four different sugars to use: zucchero di mela, d'agave, d'uva, and d'acero. ?1.