Pasticceria Napoli

Overall Rating: 7.900

Address: Corso Regina, 64
Cross Street(s): Btwn Via Pedemontina & Via Casale dei Cicerali
City, State ZIP: Maiori, " 84010
Phone: +39.089.853182
Hours: Su-M 7am-10:30pm; W-Sa 7am-10:30pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery
Cafe Rating: 7.80
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Cimbali
Coffee Rating: 8.00
Aroma: 8
Body: 8
Brightness: 8
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: SPAL
Price: $1.10
Last Update: 10/11/2013
First Reviewed: 10/11/2013
Notes: None

This is a tiny, local establishment within the heart of Maiori - located several blocks up from the more touristy beachfront along the broad Corso Regina. And while it lacks the volume, finesse, and notoriety of a Sal de Riso (in nearby Minori), it's an excellent local example of a neighborhood pastry and espresso shop. The small, non-descript space has a few indoor, colorful-plastic-backed café tables. There's often a number of tasty baked goods on display, and behind the bar (with its prominent Illy branding) is a two-group La Cimbali machine. With it, they preheat the Illy-logo SPAL cups and pull shots with an even medium brown crema of good thickness and no heat spots. It has an Illy flavor of wood and spice, but with a robustness typical to Italy. The barista here can be a character but extremely friendly. Rated a respectable two tazzine and two chicchi in the 2014 Bar d'Italia. A solid effort for a mere ?0.80.