Caffè Mulassano

Overall Rating: 8.300

Address: Piazza Castello, 15
Cross Street(s): Via Accademia delle Scienze
City, State ZIP: Torino, TO 10123
Phone: +39.011.547990
Hours: Su-Th 7:30am-12am; F-Sa 7:30am-1am
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 8.20
Barista: 9
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 8
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: Ariete
Coffee Rating: 8.40
Aroma: 9
Body: 8
Brightness: 8
Crema: 9
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Caffè Mulassano
Cup Manufacturer: ACF
Price: $1.40
Last Update: 10/12/2007
First Reviewed: 05/12/2004
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Yet another of Torino's four cafés rated among Gambero Rosso's top 18 in the country. This one is a little less grand from the sidewalks, right across from Baratti & Milano. The baristi wear white jackets and black ties, serving customers in a tight space of mirrors and dark wood. They use a two-group Ariete, but when asked they dismiss the importance of the machine: it's all 'miscela' (if only that we're true). So they are quite proud of their roasts. Yet they do perhaps pull the best espresso shot in town. It has a speckled, even, medium brown crema of decent thickness, a potent aroma, a medium body, and a flavor of pepper and spices. Served in Mulassano-logo ACF cup. ?1.