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Pezzetti Italexpress moka pot review

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We don't recommend this

The Pezzati Italexpress 6 Cup
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Pezzetti Italexpress 6-cup

This moka pot disappoints with consistently watery, astringent, bitter, and metallic-tasting coffee, falling short rich brew expected from a moka pot, coupled with minor usability flaws and an unoriginal aesthetic.

1 out of 5 1out of5


  • Watery astringent coffee
  • Drips when pouring
  • Uncomfortable handle
  • Poorly made


Coffee slowly pouring out of the column into the upper chamber in the Pezzeti Italexpress moka pot

Out of all the stovetop coffee makers we have tested, the Pezzetti easily produced the least tasty coffee. It was consistently watery, astringent, bitter, and metallic.

One obvious reason for this is the fact that the coffee funnel is extremely shallow. When comparing coffee to water ratios of every moka pot we tested, it scored lowest with 1:5.5 compared to the average of 1:3.4. No wonder it was so watery.

A moka pot is designed to produce strong and rich coffee almost like an espresso, but the Pezzetti falls short of this by a mile. It's mainly for this reason that we can't recommend this moka pot to you.

Usability and cleaning

Cleaning this moka pot is no problem. It has few parts and has no hard to reach surfaces.

Usability issues

  • There is no clear indicator of how much you're supposed to fill the bottom chamber.
  • The spout drips when you pour. The lid doesn't seem to align properly with the rest of the upper chamber, so it spills randomly – it's just not well made.
  • The handle is way too thin and flat, so it's almost a bit painful to hold when the pot is full.
Coffee spills down the moka pot when pouring the Pezzetti moka pot


The Bialetti Moka Express and the Pezzetti Italexpress side by side on a gas hob.

What is blatant about the aesthetics of the Pezzetti is that it's an obvious knock-off of the Bialetti Moka Express. It has the same silhouette, same geometric angles, same spout shape, same colour scheme, same lid handle design, and the same dimensions. The only two differences we could find was that the Pezzetti has a decagonal profile instead of octagonal one, and that it is a dreadful moka pot.

A 2 Cup Bialetti Moka Express

Bialetti Moka Express Moka Pot Review

Although we don’t recommend the Pezzetti, we highly recommend the Bialetti Moka Express. Check out our review here.


Pezzetti parts are actually not hard to source, with parts readily available online. You'll probably have to replace your gaskets every now and then.

A moka pot gasket and filter on a grey background

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