Overall Rating: 6.250

Address: 419 Cortland Ave.
Cross Street(s): Wool St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Bernal Heights
Phone: 415.285.6000
Hours: M-F 5pm-10pm; Sa 11:30am-10:30pm; Su 3:30pm-9:30pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 6.00
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Lavazza
Cup Manufacturer: Tuxton
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 02/09/2011
First Reviewed: 02/09/2011
Notes: None

Replacing the briefly-lived, Ligurian-themed Valentina Ristorante, this small, Roman-themed restaurant hasn't changed the tiny, loud, 32-seating space much. But they've changed the menu and their coffee service a bit. Using a single-group, chrome Elektra at the front counter, they produce a tolerable espresso from Lavazza beans. It is a short shot with a medium brown crema of modest thickness. With a flavor of mild spice and some herbal elements.