|The Torinese have this habit of unintentionally playing tricks on anyone unfamiliar with the area. Many streets and piazze go by multiple names - the official name, and the informal, historical name. 'Contrada San Filippo', for example, is nothing you'll find on a modern map, but the Torinese know it as Via Maria Vittoria. This is a local bar in every sense of the word. It has the standard café setup, pasticceria, sweets, and alcohol one would expect (when there, someone ordered a caffè corretto with sambucca, to which the proprietor called it, 'Aqua Velva'). Using a three-group WEGA, they pull shots with a darker brown crema with some lighter texture in it. It has surprising potency and a robust flavor of cloves. When random espresso shots in town taste this good, you're living among some of the highest standards in the world. ?0.90.