The company produces three models; Lusso, Lusso 2 Gruppi, and Export. Each hand lever machine comes with the following features and options:
- Available in five colors (Chrome, Tobacco, White, Black, and Red). (available colors other than chrome sold as optional body panels)
- Made of brass and stove-enameled steel plate polished to a mirror image
- Automatic operation controlled by pressure switch
- Water level sight port
- Boiler safety valve
- Steam valve and wand
- Delivery unit and filter-holder made from a chromium-plated brass casting
The Lusso has been described as a workhorse lever espresso machine that’s fairly easy to use, maintain*, and clean. With a short and wide profile with rubber feet, the machine is very countertop steady, a trait desired in any hand lever espresso maker. Aesthetically, the Lusso has a retro look combining simplicity and function in a nice package.
The Lusso 2 Gruppi is a two group lever espresso machine. Described as a ‘naked’ luxury design, this machine also falls in the retro/industrial look category like its cousin the single lever Lusso.
All the Ponte Vecchio lever action espresso machines are described as user friendly for the experienced barista. The Export is a smaller version of the Lusso, but still packs the same technological punch. Like its cousins, this unique looking machine holds true to its retro theme.
*special tool needed to change piston gaskets