Pane e Vino

Overall Rating: 6.450

Address: 1715 Union St.
Cross Street(s): Gough St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94123
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
Phone: 415.346.2111
Hours: M-Th 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm; F-Sa 11:30am-10pm; Su 5pm-10pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 7
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: Rio
Coffee Rating: 6.40
Aroma: 6
Body: 7
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Lavazza
Cup Manufacturer: Tuxton
Price: $2.00
Last Update: 11/04/2005
First Reviewed: 11/04/2005
Notes: None

Moved from a nearby location and combined with the former Via Vai trattoria. This Italian restaurant serves pre-ground Lavazza from a two-group Rio machine in the back, and yet they manage to simultaneously produce five or more espressos at once without any noticeable loss of crema. The resulting crema is medium brown, hints at 2mm of thickness, and shows minor spots from uneven heat from the pour. With a pungent but muted flavor.