Figli di PapÓ

Overall Rating: 7.850

Address: Via della Marra, 7
Cross Street(s): Rampa Gambardella
City, State ZIP: Ravello, " 84010
Phone: +39.089.858302
Hours: Su-Sa 8am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.80
Barista: 9
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: Fiorenzato
Coffee Rating: 7.90
Aroma: 7
Body: 8
Brightness: 8
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: CaffŔ Toraldo
Cup Manufacturer: Manifattura Porcellana Alberghiera Napoletana (M.P.A.N.)
Price: $0.90
Last Update: 10/12/2013
First Reviewed: 10/05/2013
Notes: Outdoor Seating

This bar/cafÚ and restaurant is located in the ruins of a palace , the Palazzo della Marra, built in the 12th century. Opening in the late 1990s, the brothers Giuseppe and Gerardo Foti dedicated it to their father (and hence the name). It first opened as a restaurant named Palazzo della Marra: the cuisine aimed high, and it was arguably one of the best, most innovative restaurants in Ravello. The brothers have reformulated it since, however, and now the name only belongs to the next-door bed & breakfast. The Figli di PapÓ name has come with a decidedly more casual restaurant that is still one of the better options in town - and the espresso here is also some of the best in town. There are a couple of outoor seats out front with an upstairs gelateria/bar area, with a two-group chrome Fiorenzato lever espresso machine at the ready. Downstairs there a number of restaurant tables and also outdoor patio seating along Rampa Gambardella. The barista here is conscientious and methodical with the machine's levers, and he pulls a shot with a darker brown crema and occasionally a lighter, medium brown heat spot. It has the flavor of cloves and spices and the most exquisitely textured crema we've had in the area. Served in CaffŔ Toraldo-logo MPAN cups. And to show their soccer club alliance, "Forza Napoli" is even printed on the receipts.