Campo di Bocce of Los Altos

Overall Rating: 7.100

Address: 565 University Ave.
Cross Street(s): Blossom Hill Rd.
City, State ZIP: Los Gatos, CA 95030
Phone: 408.395.7650
Hours: Su-Th 10am-11pm; F-Sa 10am-12am
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 7.00
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: SPAL
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 04/11/2010
First Reviewed: 04/11/2010
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Calling this a restaurant is probably a bit of a stretch. This is a private bocce court, with partially covered outdoor and indoor courts, that's also home to an Italian restaurant and bar. There's seating indoors and out in this generally spacious complex. Using a two-group La Spaziale S3 at the indoor bar, they grind to order and pull short Illy shots with a thin medium brown crema. It has the Illy taste of spice and some wood, but besides the thinner crema it otherwise seems relatively fresh and flavorful for imported coffee. The single shot is served in a larger, Illy-logo SPAL cappuccino cup.