Osteria Divino

Overall Rating: 7.450


Address: 37 Caledonia St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Johnson & Pine Sts.
City, State ZIP: Sausalito, CA 94965
Neighborhood:
Phone: 415..331.9355
Hours: M 6:30am-5pm; Tu-Th 6:30am-11pm; F 6:30am-12am; Sa 7am-12am; Su 7
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.50
Barista: 7
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.40
Aroma: 7
Body: 8
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Sightglass Coffee Roasters
Cup Manufacturer: Espresso Parts
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 09/01/2014
First Reviewed: 09/01/2014
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

Review
This quaint restaurant and café has an Italian theme (it's supposedly Florentine) with a little bit of a Mexican edge that reflects some of its staff. There are metal sidewalk café tables in front. Inside, it's a smaller restaurant with several short tables, a piano, and often evening live music of jazz and blues (not terribly Florentine either). The menu here offers breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and wines with a definitely Italian theme. They post their coffee sourcing (from Sightglass) quite proudly, even stating their brewed coffee selections ($2.15 in monstrous cups) in addition to Owl's Howl for espresso. Using a two-group La Marzocco Linea behind the bar with dueling grinders, they pull shots that are relatively tall in a classic brown Espresso Parts cups. It has a pale, thinner crema, and despite larger pour size and less-than-ideal crema, it has surprisingly decent body. And without the typical Sightglass sour apple bomb flavor: there's spices and cinnamon, but typically not much to the flavor range of the Owl's Howl. Sightglass would be one of the least culturally appropriate roasters we'd choose for an Italian restaurant, given the flavor profiles Italians prefer (and the brightness bombs Sightglass prefers), but the edges are smoothed out here to make a decent complement to some of the food served here.