|Opening in late 2011, this is San Francisco's own outlet of this highly stylized international chain of Illy pushers. It has all the sleek Italian design that you'd expect: red walls, red and black modern furnishings (as if it were copying a Segafredo Zanetti?), and even a cool mobile-like sculpture of a spiraling array of designer Illy cups hanging from the ceiling. It's a small space with only room for a dozen or so customers. Using dual two-group, chrome XP1 La Cimbali machines, they pull shots from big cans of Illy beans that have a mottled medium brown crema of moderate thickness. It has a full body, served as a couple of short sips, and carries a potent acidic flavor for the otherwise standard Illy espresso of mild spices with a hint of wood. Served in preheated designer Illy IPA cups. Reasonable for a chain.