Ristorante Ideale

Overall Rating: 6.700

Address: 1309 Grant Ave.
Cross Street(s): Vallejo St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94109
Neighborhood: North Beach
Phone: 415.391.4129
Hours: Tu-Th 5:30pm-10pm; F-Sa 5:30pm-11pm; Su 5pm-10pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Futurema
Coffee Rating: 6.90
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Graffeo
Cup Manufacturer: ACF
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 06/04/2005
First Reviewed: 06/04/2005
Notes: None

Good Roman cuisine off the beaten North Beach path. Several dining tables and a bar that serves Italian specialties like Amaro Montenegro, various grappas, and espresso from a two-group Futurema. While they do not grind their beans to order, they produce a noteworthy dark brown crema that coats the cup and clings to the sides. It has a deep, full-bodied herbal flavor without many bright notes, but it's quite smooth. One of the better restaurant espressos you will find in town.