Dear Friends and Customers:
Papa Gianni and I have been in support of Piazza Saint Francis-The Poets Plaza since 2005, and its coming along nicely! Please enjoy the press release below and go to www.piazzasf.org for more information or to donate; small or large, all donations are very much appreciated!
Grazie ~ Fabio G. Giotta
IN MEMORIAM: Thomas Raymond Alioto (1947 – 2016)
It has been a pleasure and an honor to have known Thomas Raymond Alioto over the years. “Tommie”, brother of Angela, Lawrence, Joe, John and Michael, and son of Mayor Joseph L. Alioto and Angelina Genaro Alioto passed on earlier this week (please see obituary as published in the Chronicle/SF Gate below) after being suddenly diagnosed with cancer in the last two months. Tommie was a customer and longtime fan of our North Beach caffe location, and we had many conversations about the coffee business; he owned two Café Continental locations in San Francisco. Tommie also had a keen sense of humor, …more
Piazza Saint Freancis
The Poet’s Plaza
In the mid 2000’s, Angela Alioto and Lawrence Ferlinghetti joined together to realize a vision. The vision immediately spread to all of San Francisco and far beyond; building a real Italian piazza in San Francisco’s historic North Beach district. Imagine “an oasis for San Franciscans and a national site for lovers of poetry, literature, music and art”, like the many storied piazzas of Italy, such as those in Orvieto, Firenze(Florence) and Siena. More…
We brought espresso to San Francisco over 50 years ago and still serve the finest in Italian Style coffee in North Beach. Come and visit!
As the first Espresso coffee house on the West Coast in 1956, Caffe Trieste has been serving up optimum quality Espresso coffee and fabulous music for well over a half century in San Francisco. The historic flagship location in North Beach hosts poets, writers, composers and artists, all enjoying the some the finest coffee in San Francisco and the World.
Founder “Papa Gianni” Giotta, Espresso Pioneer of the West Coast, says: “Brew each cup like its for you”. CAFFE TRIESTE – Coffee with Rhythm!
And while you are in the neighborhood, stop by and visit the new Francesco Rocks store on Grant. Italian ceramics, Fresco Art gifts, religious articles, books, cards, icons, non religious gifts.