High style Italian chrome and curves and lever handles for the exacting performance, that is La Pavoni's trademark. The La Pavoni Stradivari is not only beautiful machine, but represents the third collaboration between industrial designer Carlo Gallizi. The design inspiration was drawn from the works of world famous violin maker Antonio Stradivari. The fluid sweeping motion of the lever accentuates the subtle curves of the base and the power button is recessed for a clean appearance.
The La Pavoni is an absolute legend.
Yes, it takes practice and a methodical ritual to use but, if you're a coffee snob... It is worth every second of effort you put into it.
My only complaint is the steam wand has a three hole tip which is not very fun to use but there are many single hole replacements out there.