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Pasticceria Penso

Via Diaz 11, Trieste, Italy
0039 040 301530
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Ranked #1 of 630 Restaurants in Trieste
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert, Central European
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Dessert
Description: Pasticceria storica triestina specializzata in dolci tipici triestini e mitteleuropei
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Vaasa, Finland
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166 reviews 166 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

After reading about this place I felt it was an absolutely must for someone with a sweet tooth as big as mine. On our first attempt this place was closed but on the second day we were more lucky. The place is small and heaven for someone who like pastries. I was a little bit disappointed that there were not... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I always feel really welcome when visiting, my Italian isn't great but they always try and help me with my Italian or speak a little English. The nougat is to die for, and makes great presents for the office. They sell a lovely range of chocolates, cakes and desserts and are so helpful. On my last trip I bought a... More

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New Hyde Park, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I will be visiting Trieste in the summer and upon looking at this reviews of you hotels and restaurant, this PASTICCERIA PENSO hit my eye because I might be related to the owner. I live in NY and my mother last name was Penso and she had relatives there. So I will be visiting this place for the goodies and... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We stopped Trieste for about two hours, while we're heading to Ljubljana. This place was in my check list, and we loved it. It's clean and prices are very reasonable.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This bakery was near our hotel, Residence Liberty, and when returning to the hotel we would look for the green awning in order to go in an pick up some goodies for our room. The owner was very friendly and welcoming.

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Bucharest, Romania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Ordered a birthday cake with a dedication written in chocolate on top. I was concerned that the dedication would not look too good, as it contained some diacritics, but they got it just right, and the cake looked and tasted great too. Antonello has been very helpful, and since we arrived in Trieste late in the evening, after the pasticceria... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

There is no birthday, anniversary, celebration without a "Penso cake" in my family! Definitely the best in my opinion. I strongly recommend the "crostata": tell what you want on it and the size. Do not ask for gelatin on it:it is tasteless and useful only to increase the weight (and the price).

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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

I truly enjoyed this cafe, It is a very traditional cafe, not a modern one. Go for breakfast, or for a sit down in the afternoon.

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New York City, New York
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126 reviews 126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

The pastries and chocolates here were fresh and delicious. This is just a shop, but the are plenty of benches by the water a couple of blocks away, if you want to sit and eat.

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Additional Information about Pasticceria Penso

Address: Via Diaz 11, Trieste, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 040 301530
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
Cuisine: Dessert, Central European

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