Cantinetta Piero

Overall Rating: 6.900

NOTE: This location is CLOSED (no longer in business).

Address: 6774 Washington St.
Cross Street(s): At the Hotel Luca
City, State ZIP: Yountville, CA 94599
Phone: 707.299.5015
Hours: Su-Sa 8am-12am
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 6.80
Aroma: 7
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Tazzina Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Tafelstern
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 02/12/2010
First Reviewed: 02/12/2010
Notes: Outdoor Seating

This restaurant is attached to Yountville's mock Italian villa, the Hotel Luca. (And Yountville has a lot of mock everything.) Like it's sister restaurant in Carmel, Cantinetta Luca, this is a good, modern Italian restaurant decorated with large Italian poster art classics, wine bottles, a bar, and an open kitchen. It's not a large dining space, although some tables can reach out into the open patio when they remove the side windows. At the bar in back they have a two-group La Marzocco Linea supplied by Pacific Espresso (as with their Carmel sister, down to the Tazzina Espresso). The barista pregrinds somewhat, but the resulting shot isn't half bad. On its individual merits, you might suspect it would be weak: it has an even, thinner layer of medium-to-light brown crema, an average body, and a flavor of mild herbal pungecy and spice. However, the sum result comes out to be much better than its constituent parts. [CLOSED: as of 2011.]