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Pasticceria Penso

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Central European
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Via Generale Armando Diaz 11 | Angolo Via Venezian, 34124, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 301530
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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226 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank mjctoly
Rome, Italy
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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226 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 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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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

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.

Thank UgurYal
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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.

Thank elana25
Bucharest, Romania
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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 26 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).

1 Thank Steatosi
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12 restaurant reviews
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Central European
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Generale Armando Diaz 11 | Angolo Via Venezian, 34124, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39 040 301530
Pasticceria storica triestina specializzata in dolci tipici triestini e mitteleuropei

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