At the heart of Caffe Reggio is our magnificent espresso machine, for many years the source of our famous specialty. Cappuccino first became popular in Italy at the beginning of the last century, and soon after was introduced in America by the original owner of Caffe Reggio, Domenico Parisi. Our splendid espresso machine, made in 1902, was the first of its kind. Its ornate chrome and bronze exterior houses an impressive marriage of engineering and design. Given pride of place in the caffe, the machine symbolizes our rich history as pioneers of taste.



Looking around the caffe as you sip an "Original Cappuccino", you will notice a beautiful array of artwork, some of which dates back to the Italian Renaissance period. A dramatic 16th century painting from the school of Caravaggio and an antique bench which once belonged to the Medici family bearing the Florentine crest of the illustrious Medici family are among the works that impart a feeling of grace and warmth to Caffe Reggio.