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Product Details
Overall Rating 8.2, Based on 40 Reviews
Avg Price $999.00
Manufacturer La Pavoni
Machine Type lever, guage, boiler, manual, piston, espresso machine
Colors Brass, Chrome
Class Piston Lever Espresso Machine
Pro Review Yes
First Look Yes
QuickShot No

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The quintissential lever machine, the Pavoni Professional was introduced in 1973, and continues to be the romantic's first choice today. It recently underwent a major change in grouphead design.

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Taylor Nunley (quality: 7.5) 06.30.2010 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Sexy hunk of chrome and barista zen. Buying this machine ensures that the only way to improve your coffee is by your own skill.
Josh Kempthorne (quality: 9.2) 02.04.2009 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: Sexy coffee machine with a classic twist. Don't be scared off by a challenge, this machine is espresso.
Kathy Ashley (quality: 4.9) 09.01.2008 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: Before considering the Pavoni, take a look at some other semi-automatic machines that make a great cup of espresso with only half the work and skill.
Stanislav Vinokur (quality: 6.0) 06.25.2008 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: an incredible machine for someone who loves the process of pulling a shot.
Andre Roux (quality: 3.0) 12.23.2007 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Finally the machine I always wanted to have. I have been looking for the machine that was going to give me the perfect cup every time. I found it.
Bernard Murphy (quality: 8.0) 09.30.2007 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Like an Italian supercar, it might be expensive, heavy on maintenance - but you buy one for the difference it makes in your life.
Ben T (quality: 6.4) 09.07.2007 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: If you like detail than this is your machine. Very solid.
Lynn Garcia (quality: 7.3) 04.13.2007 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Beautiful machine, beautiful espresso, Control like I have always wanted.
Pal Cabral (quality: 8.3) 10.07.2006 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: This is the espresso machine for the fanatic follower of coffee. The ultimate do-it-yourself barista experience.
Michael Ryba (quality: 5.5) 07.06.2006 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: A classic espresso machine that hasn't been idiot-proof'ed for lazy Americans
Paul Alter (quality: 8.8) 03.16.2006 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Most of us don't get to operate much manual machinery - the Pavoni Pro provides the opportunity - an opportunity  to learn, enjoy and produce some pretty good espresso.
Len Sasissy (quality: 6.3) 01.16.2006 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: They're gonna have to pry my Pavoni Pro out from my cold dead fingers if they want it.
Thomas Solak (quality: 4.3) 09.14.2005 Rating: 3.2
Bottom Line: Looks nice, but not worth its price
Bill Miano (quality: 4.0) 09.15.2004 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: If you want to learn about espresso and pull some amazing shots in the process, buy this machine.
David Schlesinger (quality: 6.3) 08.15.2004 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: My mornings start with a meditation on the art of pulling espresso -- a great start to the day
Love Giraud (quality: 5.1) 07.10.2003 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: buy buy buy
Dan Coffee (quality: 5.1) 06.27.2003 Rating: 6.6
Bottom Line: Nice machine but costly.  But then again, what decent espresso machine is not over priced?
Paul Wood (quality: 3.0) 03.03.2003 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Buy it if you're willing to put up with the learning curve. No regrets!
Greg Sherwin (quality: 6.2) 01.10.2003 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Definitely worth the money if you want a personal experience making good espresso.
Daniel Parilla (quality: 7.1) 06.28.2002 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Fantastic machine, great espresso, and a touch of class too.
Neil Edwards (quality: 3.9) 06.26.2002 Rating: 3.6
Bottom Line: For the price, you could buy a more effective machine.
Anders Halskov-Jensen (quality: 4.7) 06.21.2002 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: A beauty for those who enjoys the process as much as the drink
Yu-Jia Chen (quality: 4.5) 05.01.2002 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Good machine, elegant looking, and makes good quality coffee if you know how to!
Steve Brightman (quality: 3.7) 12.19.2001 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: If you really , really like espresso and aren‘t afraid to get your hands dirty this is the machine for you
Jeff Worst (quality: 1.8) 12.18.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Built to last a lifetime and deliver consistently great coffee.
Duncan McKillop (quality: 4.8) 10.28.2001 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: If you can afford the machine and also a good conicial or burr grinder it is a very good consistant performer with a small footprint on the bench.
Mike (quality: 3.3) 08.11.2001 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: I love it more now than when I bought it. No regrets whatsoever.
Carlos Martinez (quality: 2.0) 06.03.2001 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Good expresso from an artsy looking machine
R.C. Stark (quality: 3.0) 04.19.2001 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Someone I read once said, Only a true romantic would buy one and go through so much for a cup of coffee.....enough said.
Steven Smith (quality: 4.6) 04.19.2001 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Beautiful Chrome Espressonitrix
M.J. Burrows (quality: 4.4) 04.11.2001 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Simple, solid and good looking
Matthias (quality: 1.8) 03.25.2001 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Go and get it if you want a nice solitaire in your kitchen
Tim Goode (quality: 3.0) 12.08.2000 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Great looking, solid build, consistant results
Darren (quality: 3.3) 11.24.2000 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Stunning, but Pavoni should have figured out the finishing touches by  now (since 1961)
Michael Stephenson (quality: 0.8) 11.22.2000 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Makes great coffee and looks great to boot.
Patrice Mackey (quality: 5.3) 09.25.2000 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Great machine for the hard-core espresso enthusiast or home decorator
Thomas Winkler (quality: 5.0) 07.22.2000 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Highly recommended for the serious afficionado
Prabhakar Ragde (quality: 1.0) 05.18.2000 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: The romantic sports car of espresso makers
Bryan Mannos (quality: 0.5) 05.14.2000 Rating: 6.8
Bottom Line: If you insist on beauty and love a challenge, this is your machine.
Andrew Trembley (quality: 1.0) 02.09.2000 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: If you want one, try to find a demo unit on the internet. List price is ridiculous.
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