Overall Rating: 6.000

Address: 314 Columbus Ave.
Cross Street(s): Grant St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94133
Neighborhood: North Beach
Phone: 415.398.3555
Hours: Su-Th 11am-12am; F-Sa 11am-3am
Type of Establishment: Restaurant (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 5.50
Barista: 5
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Fiorenzato
Coffee Rating: 6.50
Aroma: 6
Body: 7
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Caffe Trieste
Cup Manufacturer: Syracuse
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 07/18/2003
First Reviewed: 07/18/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Quirky Italian pizzeria with a door greeter dressed, and donning sunglasses, like an Italian used car salesman. This image is extended to the naked women painted in garish colors on the surfaces of their many indoor tables. Pictures of celebrities and a large mirror adorn the walls. Limited sidewalk seating, but this is more restaurant than caf�. Unusual Fiorenzato espresso machine. And while much of their coffee comes from sealed bags of Caff� Trieste, they also have a large supply from an Oregon company. The owner openly admits that their espresso is not best, however. They serve it with a thinner, dark brown, partly congealed crema - a little careless about spillage. Dark color and a good body. A rich, full flavor of spice with a sweeter hint of vanilla.