Sal de Riso

Overall Rating: 7.700

Address: Piazza Ettore Gaetano Cantilena, 28
Cross Street(s): Via Roma & SS163
City, State ZIP: Minori, " 84010
Phone: +39.089.853618
Hours: Su-Tu 7am-2am; Th-Sa 7am-2am
Type of Establishment: Bakery
Cafe Rating: 7.80
Barista: 7
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Cimbali
Coffee Rating: 7.60
Aroma: 7
Body: 8
Brightness: 7
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Caffè Trucillo
Cup Manufacturer: Tafelstern
Price: $1.20
Last Update: 10/11/2013
First Reviewed: 10/11/2013
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Since 1908, the De Riso family has operated a bar/tobacconist's shop in the heart of tiny Minori. They earned a reputation along the entire Amalfi Coast for the gelati and lemon granita they made. The latest generation is embodied in Salvatore De Riso, who started this seaside confectionary in 1989 and has grown its operations and reputation ever since. In 2010-2011, this was named the "Pasticcere dell'Anno" - or the Italian national pastry shop of the year. It's located next to the Duomo in the center of town and offers seating upstairs and ample piazza seating out front overlooking the beach. In addition to their nationally recognized pastries, they also serve gelato, various liquors at their full bar, panini, and - of course - espresso. Using a large, three-group La Cimbali M39, they pull short shots at a higher serving temperature with a medium to darker brown crema and a lighter heat spot on the surface. Using Trucillo coffee from Salerno, they produce a cup (an elegant one made by Tafelstern, btw) that has a pugent flavor with strong herbal elements. An inexpensive ?0.90 for espresso at a café rated 2 tazzine and 2 chicchi in the 2014 Bar d'Italia.