Calise Al Porto

Overall Rating: 7.450

Address: Via Iasolino, 19
Cross Street(s): Via Baldessare Cossa, at Piazzale Trieste
City, State ZIP: Ischia Porto, 80077
Neighborhood: Ischia Porto
Phone: +39.081.981241
Hours: Su-Sa 7am-1am
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 7.50
Barista: 7
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Cimbali
Coffee Rating: 7.40
Aroma: 7
Body: 8
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: S. Passalacqua, S.p.A.
Cup Manufacturer: Richard Ginori
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 10/15/2013
First Reviewed: 10/15/2013
Notes: Outdoor Seating

The most recent expansion of Bar Calise's mini empire on Ischia island, this location opened in April 2002. It's located near the port and the ticket booths for the ferries back to Napoli. While there's a nicely appointed bar inside, the space is somewhat tight and distributed through many smaller rooms throughout the building. There are multiple levels of informal and more formal seating in back, and out front there are several outdoor tables. Using a newer, three-group La Cimbali machine at the bar, they pull shots of Passalacqua with an uneven medium brown crema. It's a rich cup with a bit of smoke bordering on ashiness, but it's still quality. Just ?1 at the bar.