Ristorante Bacco

Overall Rating: 7.000

Address: 737 Diamond St.
Cross Street(s): 24th St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94114
Neighborhood: Noe Valley
Phone: 415.282.4969
Hours: M-Sa 5:30pm-10pm; Su 5pm-9:30pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: Futurema
Coffee Rating: 6.80
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 6
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Danesi Caff�
Cup Manufacturer: Danesi Caff�
Price: $3.50
Last Update: 02/06/2015
First Reviewed: 06/17/2003
Notes: None

Local Italians run this Noe Valley Italian restaurant with high ceilings, bright walls, evening candlelight, and Italian-speaking wait staff. They have tooled around a bit with their espresso -- moving from Lavazza's Super Crema blend to Danesi and from ACF Miscela d'Oro cups to Danesi cups. Using a two-group Futurema (serviced by Art of Espresso), they serve espresso with a medium-to-dark brown crema with an occasional touch of a lighter brown spot for the pour (it's not a very rich crema and it sometimes can run thin). Served short in Danesi logo cups, it has a creamy flavor that's somewhat mild and low in acidity - unlike their prior smoky Lavazza espresso. While they may have cycled through providers over the years, this is still some of the better restaurant espresso out there.