La Vecchia Cantina

Overall Rating: 7.350

Address: Via della Marra, 15/19
Cross Street(s): Via Sigilgaida
City, State ZIP: Ravello, " 84010
Phone: +39.089.858620
Hours: Su-Sa 12pm-11pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Vibiemme
Coffee Rating: 7.50
Aroma: 7
Body: 8
Brightness: 7
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Guatemala Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Manifattura Porcellana Alberghiera Napoletana (M.P.A.N.)
Price: $2.00
Last Update: 10/08/2013
First Reviewed: 10/08/2013
Notes: Outdoor Seating

One one of the lower streets near the center of Ravello, this is a spacious pizzeria and restaurant with a smaller bar and café in front. It has panoramic patio views over the Valle dl Dragone valley, a lot of indoor and outdoor seating, and they make a pretty mean pizza as well. An espresso at the restaurant side of the house (vs. the stand-up bar) costs ?1.50 (rated here). They show their Salerno allegiance by serving Guatamala Coffee in MPAN cups. Using a three-group Vibiemme machine at the bar, they pull shots with a mottled medium and darker brown crema. It's a properly short shot served in a small tazzina. It has the flavor of mixed spices with a darker roasting pungency, a little smoke, and no ashiness. There's some grit at the bottom of the cup, however.