La Prima Espresso

205 Twenty-First Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 412-281-1922


Founded in 1988, La Prima Espresso sells and services commercial espresso machines whose showroom also functions as an Italian-style espresso bar.

Espresso is a concentrated beverage brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans. Espresso often has a thicker consistency than coffee brewed by other methods, a higher concentration of suspended and dissolved solids and foam. As a result of the pressurized brewing process the flavours and chemicals in a typical cup of coffee are very concentrated.

The authentic atmosphere includes hard wood floors, terra cotta ceiling and the aroma of perfectly brewed coffee beans. Guests often enjoy watching Italian sports games on the video screen.

Hours of operation

Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday through Saturday, 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


On-street parking is available.

Bus routes that serve this area

  • 1D - Mount Royal Boulevard
  • 1F - Millvale
  • 42L - Library
  • 42S - South Hills Village via Beechview
  • 68A - Monroeville Express
  • 68F - Trafford Express
  • 68J - Lincoln Highway Express
  • 6A - Troy Hill Road
  • 6B - Spring Hill
  • 6C - Spring Garden
  • 91A - Butler Street
  • 93A - Aspinwall - Cheswick Express
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