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La Pavoni Europiccola

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of La Pavoni Europiccola. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the noise and durability. The reliability and design also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the size. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, design, reliability, durability, noise


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the La Pavoni Europiccola is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Look fantastic and makes really great coffee. However, there


Look fantastic and makes really great coffee. However, there is a bit of a knack to making it and often too much trouble. My husband uses it daily, though, and can't start the morning without one.

Apr, 2011

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La Pavoni Europiccola


Look fantastic and makes really great coffee. However, there is a bit of a knack to making it and often too much trouble.

Apr, 2011

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CoffeeGeek - La Pavoni Europiccola - John Swanson's Review


After a little over 1 year, I am having difficulties which make the machine almost unusable. 1. If I let it heat up too much (turn it on and wait 10 minutes), I cannot fit the portafilter holder into the brew group. I presume tht something in the...

I cannot think of anything good about this machine

After a little over 1 year, I am having difficulties which make the machine almost unusable. 1. If I let it heat up too much (turn it on and wait 10 minutes), I cannot fit the portafilter holder into the brew group. I presume tht something in the...

Mar, 2011

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CoffeeGeek - La Pavoni Europiccola - Ike Uri's Review


I purchased a used 1972 off of eBay for a very good price. The machine came with the double basket missing, and as I quickly found out it is near impossible to pull singles on this machine. Because of the high cost I went with an Olympia double...

Very fun to use, interesting, very hands on, allows the barista to be very "in touch" with the coffee

Very hands on, difficult to get anything consistent, time consuming, no real temperature control, over heating issues

Nov, 2010

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CoffeeGeek - La Pavoni Europiccola - Bill Naumann's Review


I own two Europiccolos and at present both are 'burned out' and unused as a result. Today I googled for a repairman in my area, found one in Glendale (California) and drove to the (apartment building) address shown for the alleged repairman. Nobody...

Accepts various grinds, easy to load & use, interesting to look at, makes great coffee

Repair costs, etc. Occsionally one of our visitors volunteers (without permission) to make coffee in our absence, leaves it on too long and burns out the 'fuse' (diode?) or whatever. Then one has to search for the replacement part or a repairman

Sep, 2010

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Beautiful, Easy, Fun & Forgiving.


I got mine on eBay for $355.00 using the buy-it now feature after checking out what my Zassenhaus Grain Mill high bidder was also bidding on. It was an unused showroom display model from in Olympia, WA. When it arrived it was perfect....

Looks beautiful. Easy and fun to use. Easy to keep clean. Very forgiving despite what some say. Just needs to be loaded with goods beans, ground fine enough, and tamped properly. Great for frothing too. Compact and easy to store as well

Gets very hot in exposed areas. It would be easy to gets a nasty burn if not careful

May, 2010

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Italian steel-and-chrome perfection; seven years (so far) of excellence. If you want is what it was designed for- 6oz double cappuccinos, there's no b


Okay, I'll admit, I love this machine. I can walk in the door (home after work), fill it, turn it on, start the timer, grind the coffee (she's backed up with two Solis Maestro grinders, one for regular, one for decaf), and be enjoying a perfect double...

Coolest thing on the countertop. Amaze your friends with your semi-tame chrome pet dragon, hissing and spitting while you make perfect traditional double (6-oz.) cappuccinos

Slow cycling time, steam capacity limited to about 25 seconds- just what it takes to do 4 ounces of milk- which is what it was designed for

Mar, 2010

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Beautiful machine. Must have good beans, grinder, tamper and patience to make a good shot. With a little practice it is all worth it.


This is a pre millenium model, circa 1980, I bought through the local classifieds. The price was excellent,$100, but it had been sitting long and need the seals replaced. So another $100 for parts and labour. After that i tried to pull a couple of...

One can produce an excellent shot with this machine provided they have all the proper tools, ingredients and patients. Attractive looking

Heats up very hot after a couple of shots. Takes a little time to figure out how to pull a good shot

Dec, 2009

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The Chrome Peacock--There is no substitute!


This craigslist bargain was an upgrade to my espresso experience; my previous machine was a $bucks Barista. I had read online about some of the difficulties of learning to use a lever, but I decided to take the plunge. This pre-Millenium example had...

Wonderful kitchen art; looks great on countertop, presents a well-built appearance. Easy to pull decent shots, and with a little effort and study, can make fantastic espresso. Has been around for many many years, so parts, accessories and advice are...

Gets hot! Keep kids and pets away. Quirks: small (49 mm) portafilter, odd placement of portafilter into group head, small boiler capacity. Watch out for the dreaded "La Pavoni sneeze." Did I mention that it gets hot

Nov, 2009

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A superb machine that will at first frustrate but then educate in the art and science of espresso making, and at a reasonable price. Perserverence wi


It all started when my parents-in-law had this strange, but beautiful, looking machine hiding almost embarrassingly deep within the kitchen cupboards. "Please take this thing off us" they pleaded, admitting that bought it on a whim 12 years ago...

A completely manual machine. There is no hiding behind any machine assisted functionality and gadgetry. Apart from helping getting the water temperature/pressure correct (millenium models only), it is utterly all down to you. It is almost akin to...

If you just want a good espresso with minimal effort and little thought, then do not get this machine. It will demand a significant investment of your time, coffee and patience. Also, it cannot handle too many consecutive shots before it gets too...

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications


Built-in Display: No
Case design:Freestanding
Colour of product:Black, Stainless Steel / Chrome, Wood / Gold, Wood / Stainless steel, Wood
Housing material:Metal / Stainless steel / synthetics
Number of spouts:1 / 2
Product colour:Chrome / Gold / Stainless steel
Product Type:Espresso machine
Reservoir for brewed coffee:Cup
Steam pipe: Yes


Illuminated on/off switch: Yes
Indication light: Yes
Removable Drip Tray: Yes
Water level indicator: Yes


Built-in grinder: No
Capacity in cups:8
Cappuccino making: Yes
Coffee input type:Ground coffee
Coffee maker type:Manual / Semi-auto
Espresso making:Y / Yes
Heating system:Boiler
Jug Capacity:0.8
Maximum operating pressure:0.8
Types of drink:Cappuccino, Espresso / Espresso
Water tank capacity:0.8


AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Connected load:1000

Weight & Dimensions

Height :32