Palio d'Asti

Overall Rating: 6.600

Address: 640 Sacramento St.
Cross Street(s): Montgomery St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.395.9800
Hours: M-F 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 7
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 6.40
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Nuova Point
Price: $1.75
Last Update: 06/06/2003
First Reviewed: 06/06/2003
Notes: None

Named for a famous Medieval bareback horse race in Italy's Piemonte region. Lunch and dinner spot with an elegant dining environment and an immaculate kitchen. Unlike the Palio Paninoteca espresso tasted the same day, the crema was lighter (medium/light brown), the body was thinner, and the flavor wasn't as rich. Still, it's a decent cup. Pungent, almost smoky flavor.