Emporio Rulli Gran Caffé

Overall Rating: 7.900

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

Address: 2300 Chestnut St.
Cross Street(s): Scott St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94123
Neighborhood: Marina
Phone: 415.923.6464
Hours: M-Su 7:30am-8pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 8.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 9
Presentation: 9
Consistency: Very consistent
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 7.60
Aroma: 7
Body: 8
Brightness: 8
Crema: 7
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Syrup-like
Coffee Beans: Emporio Rulli Il Caffé
Cup Manufacturer: Le Porcellane d'ANCAP
Price: $1.60
Last Update: 09/13/2006
First Reviewed: 04/18/2004
Notes: Coffee Sales

Classic, ornate Italian café - cavernous, opera music, long bar, exquisite marble counters, and an extensive pastry counter. They spared no expense - down to the paintings on the recessed ceiling, above the chandelier. Bright interior. Numerous indoor tables, booth seating, a few high wooden tables with stools, and extensive patio seating (under heat lamps) along Scott St. More recently, they branched out into serving dinner. Using a three-group Faema E-91 Ambassador, they serve espresso with a surprisingly thin dark brown crema. Properly short shot, and it shows in its rich, deeply smoky, sweet molasses flavor. A very elegant espresso-drinking experience - more consistent than their Union Square location. Their milk-based drinks are quite good as well: very good microfoam and ok latte art. The owner's sister adds just the right amount of milk to a macchiato. [CLOSED in 2009: Reopened as Ristobar.]