|Once among the better SF restaurant espressos, even if it didn't venture far from well-prepared Lavazza Super Crema beans: decent crema. They can run from slacking off a bit to standards that are as good as ever. Generally speaking, they serve an espresso with a richer, more complex flavor, all done efficiently and with little self-awareness. Florentine owner, Massimo, and his (mostly) Florentine staff have established a friendly European restaurant out of place with the nearby Moscone Center (wish Massimo a "buon compleano" on June 28). Sidewalk seating (though they need to bring their parasols back). Sponge-painted walls and many small tables. In recent years they replaced their two-group UNIC Torino (usually) with a two-group Promac with little change in the resulting shot. They generally produce a decent layer of medium brown crema. Herbal flavor with a sweet edge: some smoke and honey-like elements. Served in designer Illy IPA or Lavazza-branded Le Porcellane d'ANCAP cups. Also one of the few SF restaurants that make latte art: the milk frothing can be pretty good. It can vary a little in pour size, crema, body, and flavor, resulting in its 'inconsistent' rating.