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Pasticceria Penso

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Via Diaz 11 | Angolo Via Venezian, 34123 Trieste, Italy
+39 040 301530
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8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Pasticceria storica triestina specializzata in dolci tipici triestini e...
Pasticceria storica triestina specializzata in dolci tipici triestini e mitteleuropei
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 2
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good

Found some great strucolo at penso Worth a quick visit as it has a great selection of cakes Looks a bit dull from outside but is really great

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
mjctoly
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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179 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Found some great strucolo at penso Worth a quick visit as it has a great selection of cakes Looks a bit dull from outside but is really great

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Rome, Italy
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Penso is a very modest-looking pasticceria in one little street in Trieste. However, it has become legendary due to its great selection of pastries. Trying to figure out what was all that buzz about, I tried the Sacher cake and I must say that it was one of the best I have ever had. The rum cake was spectacular and... More 

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Vaasa, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Diaz 11 | Angolo Via Venezian, 34123 Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39 040 301530

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Pasticceria storica triestina specializzata in dolci tipici triestini e mitteleuropei
Open Hours
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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