|One of the few remaining higher-end dining establishments in SF where the patrons often don't show up wearing sweats or pajamas these days. After a circuitous drive towards a dead end up on Telegraph Hill, you'll arrive at this pinkish castle - which isn't nearly as much of a Barbie doll family playland as it sounds. Once escorted up the steps to the dining area, you're faced with wide views of the Bay and SF piers. But while the views aren't as over-the-top impressive as you might be lead to believe, the food is better than they tell you. Great service too. But unfortunately, it's a far better restaurant than an espresso destination - at which it is a major disappointment given its Italian lineage. Served with a thin whisper of medium brown crema, the flavor is rather bitter for Illy coffee. The ashiness in its flavor indicates improper extraction and brewing with their La Pavoni machine. If you must have coffee here, stick with their drip coffee - which is significantly better.