Overall Rating: 8.100

Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 9
Cross Street(s): Via 4 Novembre
City, State ZIP: Sommariva del Bosco, CN 12048
Phone: +39.0172.54230
Hours: Su-Sa 7am-12:30pm, 3pm-9pm
Type of Establishment: Confectioner
Cafe Rating: 8.00
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 8.20
Aroma: 8
Body: 7
Brightness: 9
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 10/12/2007
First Reviewed: 10/12/2007
Notes: Coffee Sales

Of the 18 top coffee bars in Gambero Rosso's annual list, this is the only one that has been on the list for five years running. They offer many specialties of Il Roero region: sweets, gelato, candies, pastries, and, of course, espresso. Nothing you can make a meal out of. Inside there's dark brown wood and a couple of small tables. Famed owner, Tonino Strumia, is a local character and can't stop talking - or stop offering you samples of sweets to try. Using a two-group Faema, they serve espresso with a tiger striped/spotted crema of modest thickness. It has a bold, pungent (cloves, thyme), concentrated flavor. Served in Illy designer IPA cups. ?0.90.