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Pasticceria Penso

Via Diaz 11, Trieste, Italy
0039 040 301530
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Ranked #3 of 616 restaurants in Trieste
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Dessert
Description: Pasticceria storica triestina specializzata in dolci tipici triestini e mitteleuropei
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93% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Vaasa, Finland
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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