Ciao Bella Gelato

Overall Rating: 3.850

NOTE: This location is CLOSED (no longer in business).

Address: 1 Ferry Building, #8
Cross Street(s): Embarcadero & Market St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Embarcadero
Phone: 415.834.9330
Hours: M-F 10am-6pm; Sa 9am-6pm; Su 11am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Ice cream shop
Cafe Rating: 2.50
Barista: 2
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 2
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 5.20
Aroma: 7
Body: 3
Brightness: 4
Crema: 7
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.75
Last Update: 11/21/2003
First Reviewed: 11/21/2003
Notes: None

Open gelateria in the Ferry Building with no seating (the bane of the Ferry Building). Unskilled baristas store their portafilters on top of the single-group UNIC Torino. They produce a thick, pale, milky crema. Thin body, with a weak flavor of mild spice - but not in an unpleasant drip coffee way. [CLOSED: As of 2014 replaced by the insanely popular Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream.]