|This modest corner Italian restaurant makes surprisingly good, simple food and weak, overly simplistic espresso. It's a tight space with worn wooden tables and chairs. It's a true neighborhood place, with tall corner windows and tables on top of each other. Using a two-group Astra machine behind the counter (not a good sign), they pull shots with a pale ring of crema and a bald center. It has a thin body and a thin flavor of a light, smoky tobacco. It's weak-bodied despite being served properly short. But the baristas here seem to do what they can with what seems like a stale bean supply. They do seem to be aware of what blends they use for what coffee preparation, however.