|This small-bite Italian eatery and wine bar arrived on the scene in the Spring of '08, filling in space that used to be the regular domain of local political campaigns.There is limited seating in front and plenty more in back, and both dining areas are separated by a large, accommodating bar with stool seating. Despite its gentrified theme (house salumi, pizzas, etc.), the staff are decidedly Haight St.: black T-shirts, tattoos, a lot of facial hair. (We appreciated that the entire dining experience was complemented exclusively by Dinosaur Jr.'s music catalog, even if it was only post-Bug, reminding us of the pre-Amoeba days that Rough Trade and Reckless records ruled Haight St.). Using a single-group La Marzocco Linea at the bar and beans from Ritual Coffee Roasters, you'd think the espresso here might be pretty decent. You'd be wrong. While the resulting taste is fine, it is served with a blonde, thinner crema as a large pour, a watery body, and a flavor of decent filter coffee. Served in classic brown Nuova Point cups.