Valentina Ristorante

Overall Rating: 6.350

NOTE: This location is CLOSED (no longer in business).

Address: 419 Cortland Ave.
Cross Street(s): Wool St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Bernal Heights
Phone: 415.285.6000
Hours: M, W-Th 11am-10pm; F-Sa 11am-10:30pm; Su 6pm-10pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 6.20
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 7
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Miscela D'oro
Cup Manufacturer: Delco
Price: $2.00
Last Update: 05/31/2007
First Reviewed: 02/11/2005
Notes: None

Small, Ligurian-themed Italian restaurant with a head chef as its namesake. Using a retro single-group, chrome Elektra at the front counter, they often produce a respectable espresso with a thinner-bodied, medium-brown crema, a rich aroma, and a pungent flavor of cloves and spice. However, more recently the pour has run larger, the crema thinner, the flavor more watery, and the aroma more ashy. [CLOSED: Vega as of 2010.]