Via Veneto

Overall Rating: 5.800

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

Address: 2244 Fillmore St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Clay & Sacramento Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94115
Neighborhood: Fillmore
Phone: 415.346.9211
Hours: M-Th 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm; F-Sa 12pm-3pm, 5pm-11pm; Su 5am-10
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.20
Barista: 5
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 5.40
Aroma: 4
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Malt-like
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: ACF
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 12/15/2006
First Reviewed: 10/02/2004
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Nice, but simple and not pretentious, Italian restaurant with Italian-speaking staff (and a red-vested owner named Massimo), several casual indoor tables, and a rear patio. Using a two-group La Spaziale, they produce an espresso with a modest, medium brown crema and serve it in Caffè Miscela d'Oro logo ACF cups (despite the Mr. Espresso beans). It has a malted, nutty flavor with a dark, long aftertaste. Not a bad effort for restaurant espresso, however. [CLOSED as of 2011]