Gran Caffè Vittoria

Overall Rating: 8.000

Address: Corso Vittoria Colonna, 110
Cross Street(s): Via F. D'Avalos on Piazza San Girolamo
City, State ZIP: Ischia Porto, 80077
Neighborhood: Ischia Porto
Phone: +39.081.991649
Hours: Su-Sa 7am-3am
Type of Establishment: Bakery
Cafe Rating: 8.20
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 9
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La San Marco
Coffee Rating: 7.80
Aroma: 7
Body: 8
Brightness: 8
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Caffè Moreno
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 10/14/2013
First Reviewed: 10/14/2013
Notes: Outdoor Seating

This grand café and bakery has been servicing more upscale patrons around Ischia Porto for over a century. As a true grand café - though they call themselves a "Pasticceria - Gelateria" - they also are known for cocktails and light meals. Located on an upscale piazza (Piazza San Girolamo) just below the grand gardens, they offer extensive outdoor seating spaces along Via Vittoria Colonna with a long deck and dozens of café tables under broad sun umbrellas located across of the corner café. In front they display some of their famous cakes and gelato, and inside there's a full bar (with a couple dozen bottles mounted upside-down for easy pouring) and more seating towards the back. But the main attraction is the outdoor space, perfect for people-watching along to a 70s American funk soundtrack on the speaker system (at least when we visited). Using a four-group La San Marco lever machine at the bar, they pull shots of Caffè Moreno with an even, medium brown crema. It has a rich flavor more in the range of spices and some herbal pungency but almost no tobacco notes to it. Served in IPA logo cups, and only ?1 at the inside bar.