|Classically cramped North Beach restaurant that's plastered with tourist book endorsements on the front windows - and with good reason. The food is relatively inexpensive, the pasta is very fresh, and there's a good Italian wine selection. However, their espresso needs help. They use a single-group La Spaziale to serve espresso with a faint ring of pale-to-medium-brown crema in Lavazza-branded cups. It's served rather full in the cup and this has a diluted flavor of spice and pepper. Served with two biscotti on the side. Cash only. One plus: they do serve mirto (a digestivo) - which is a rare find even in North Beach.