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Rocket Espresso Giotto Evoluzione V2

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Package Includes
1x Urnex Scoopz Espresso Brush $8.95
1x Frothing Thermometer $15.00
1x Modern Stainless Steel Knock Box $28.99
1x Rattleware Stainless Steel Latte Art Pitcher $12.49
Value: $65.43



The Rocket Espresso Giotto Evoluzione V2 semi-automatic espresso machine is the most exciting model in its class. With commercial sensibilities and world-class construction, this prosumer unit seamlessly merges form and function to deliver a top-of-the-line home brewing experience.

Plumb the Rocket Espresso Giotto Evoluzione V2 directly into a water source or use the 2.9-liter reservoir; regardless, this model is designed to function perfectly. The advanced Rocket Espresso Giotto Evoluzione V2 also features a very quiet rotary pump and a commercial grade Sirai pressure stat. The pump pressure can be adjusted externally, allowing you to fine-tune extraction rates.

Robust body construction incorporating stainless steel ensures that this Rocket Espresso model will provide a life-time of quality service. Users can expect nothing less than the best from the Rocket Espresso Giotto Evoluzione V2’s E-61 brew-group, super quiet rotary pump and insulated copper boiler with long-lifeelement.


Features & Benefits: Brewing

Commercial E-61 Brew-Group

The Rocket Espresso Giotto Evoluzione V2 has a professional quality, nine-pound E-61 brew-group made of chrome plated marine brass to ensure proper heat stability. Espresso extraction is aided by a thorough pre-infusion process to preserve coffee flavor and aroma. Hot water is constantly circulated between the boiler and brew-group to ensure proper brewing temperature. This Rocket Espresso unit comes with a commercial portafilter as well as single and double-shot filter baskets.


The Rocket Espresso Giotto Evoluzione V2 has a dual pre-infusion system, consisting of a mechanical pre-infusion system with progressively working piston and a static pre-infusion chamber, resulting in flavorful, aromatic, and crema-rich extractions.

Heavy-Duty Insulated Boiler

The copper boiler has always been the heart of this machine, providing heat for brewing, steaming, and hot water. The Design Engineers at Rocket Espresso looked at their iconic nickel-plated brass boiler which has a legendary history of performance and found that with modern thermally efficient materials they could actually improve its performance while still maintaining its greatly appreciated robust characteristics.

The result of their thoughtful efforts is an insulated boiler with increased heat retention and thermal stability resulting in greater energy efficiency, and a 1200W element, made from special long-life material (5 times longer than normal elements).

The 1.8 liter copper boiler retains the thick lead free brass end plates for increased heat retention – Rocket Espresso is one of the few (or only) companies to use such an endplate. And now the boiler is wrapped in a special insulating blanket.

Silent Rotary Pump

This Rocket Espresso Giotto Evoluzione V2 model has a quiet, commercial grade rotary pump with external pressure adjustment controls, allowing users to fine tune pump pressure while viewing the dedicated pressure gauge. The internal architecture of the machine has been reconfigured increasing efficiency and further reducing pump noise creating the quietest rotary pump machine now on the market. Coupled with the Sirai commercial grade pressure stat it delivers superb temperature control and stability.

Thermosyphon System

The thermosyphon system, heat-exchanger, continuously circulates hot water between the boiler and brew group to keep the machine in brew-ready condition and ensure temperature stability. The system has been carefully designed to maximize water flow (20% higher volume compared to other models). Brew-group heating is optimized by the boiler-capacity to thermo-siphon-system ratio.

Pressure Gauges

The Rocket Espresso Giotto Evoluzione V2 has 2 full, round manometer displays that allow users to easily monitor both pump and boiler pressure allowing the Barista to fully understand the extraction parameters.

Commercial Portafilter

The commercial-grade chromed portafilter comes with single and double shot filters and baskets for your convenience.

Electronic Controls

The boiler and reservoir water levels are monitored by sensors that will alert the user if the machine needs to be refilled, and shut it off if ignored. This feature helps to prevent a dry-boil and prolong the life of the machine.

Removable Cup Warmer

The copper boiler also heats the removable cup warmer located on top of the machine. Heat is released through holes in the top of the machine, ensuring that your cups are heated.


A dedicated control switch allows users to alternate between drawing water from the 2.9-liter reservoir or plumbed water lines. The large water reservoir is removable for easy refilling and maintenance.

Features and Benefits: Frothing & Hot Water

No-Burn Stainless Steel Steam Wand

Rocket Espresso’s patented cool-touch technology ensures that the steam wand is safe to use (only the nozzle gets hot). The heavy-duty wand has a two-hole tip and is engaged with a large ergonomic control knob at the top of the wand. Below the steam wand is the steam pressure gauge – the machine is at steaming pressure when the gauge measures around 1 bar. Use the steam knob to foam and steam milk, soy milk, or half and half for a cappuccino, latte, café breve, or latte macchiato.

Stainless Steel Hot Water Nozzle

The hot water nozzle is located to the right of the brew group and features another large ergonomic control knob like the steam wand. You can dispense hot water for tea, a café Americano, instant soup or hot chocolate, drink mixes, or hot cider.

Features and Benefits: Cleaning, Maintenance, and Other

Water Sensor & Reservoir

The Rocket Espresso Giotto Evoluzione V2 comes equipped with an electronic microprocessor controlled automatic low-water-level sensor that will automatically shut off the machine to prevent a dry boiler. A warning system will also alert you when the water reservoir needs to be replenished. The water reservoir has a generous 98oz capacity and is removable for easy cleaning and refilling. Remove the cup tray from the top of the machine, and remove the water reservoir using the handles. Rinse with non-abrasive detergent, and refill at the tap. A water softener can be used to increase the length of time between descaling cycles.

Regular Upkeep

Use a damp cloth to keep your brew group head free of excess grounds, and use a brush to clean the shower screen and group gasket on your brew group. The portafilters’ metal filter-basket and filter handle can be cleaned in warm water and non-abrasive detergent to remove excess grounds and coffee oils. When the drip tray fills, empty it and clean the drip tray and stainless steel drip tray grid with a damp cloth. The stainless steel body of the machine can also be wiped down with a damp cloth to keep it looking its best.


  • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) - CB Test Certificate
  • Boiler capacity: 1.8L (61oz)
  • Boiler element: 1200W
  • Certified commercial safety valve
  • Dimensions: 15.4”H x 13”W x 16.7”D
  • Weight: 27.8 kg (61.4lbs)
  • Bodywork: All stainless steel (AISI 304)
  • Brewing head: Commercial brewing head. Weight 4.05 kg (9 lb)
  • Water Reservoir: 2.9L (98oz)
  • Origin: Italy

Included Accessories

  • Full size commercial one and two cup filter handles and baskets
  • One blind filter
  • Rocket Metal tamper
  • Microfiber towel
  • Group cleaning brush
  • Full training guide and instructions (CD and manual)


Misc Data
Manufacturer: Rocket Espresso
Model: Giotto Evoluzione V2
Dimension - Width (Inches): 13
Dimension - Height (Inches): 13.8
Dimension - Depth (Inches): 16.7
Weight (lbs): 46.3
Watts: 1200
Volts: 120
Housing Materials: Stainless Steel
Drip Tray Material: Stainless Steel
Drip Tray Cover Material: Stainless Steel
Drip Tray Capacity (Oz): 16
Drain Line Adaptable: Yes
Power Cord Length (Inches): 56
Frothing Wand
Material: Stainless Steel
Steam Wand Style: Commercial Style
Wand Movement: Articulating
No Burn Wand: Yes
Optional Steam Tips Or Wands: Yes
Water Source
Reservoir Or Plumbed: Both
Reservoir Capacity (Oz): 95
Reservoir Material: Plastic
Reservoir Removable: Yes
Maximum Incoming Water Pressure (PSI): 50 Psi
Type Of Controls: Lever
Display Type: LED
Pre-Infusion: Yes
Low Water Warning: Yes
Pressure Gauges: Brew and Steam
Cup Warmer
Material: Stainless Steel
Size (Inches): 10 x 9
Passive / Active: passive
Portafilter Data
Material: Chrome Plated Brass
Type: Commercial Style
Quantity Included: 2
Weight (lbs): 1.25
Diameter (Millimeter): 58
Commercial Filter Baskets Included: Single & Double
Bottomless Portafilter Available: Yes
Tamper Size (Millimeter): 58
Brew Group
Material: Chrome Plated Brass
Type: E61
Preheat: Yes
Three-Way Valve: Manual
Back Flush Capable: Yes
Boiler Data
Number Of Boilers: 1
Brew And Steam Simultaneously: Yes
Rapid Steam: Yes
Brew Boiler Data
Brew Boiler Type: Heat Exchanger
Brew Boiler Watts: 1200
Brew boiler Volume (Oz): 1.8 Liter
Brew Boiler Material: Copper with Brass End Plates
Brew Boiler Orientation: Horizontal
Brew Boiler Heater Location: Internal
Brew Boiler Auto Fill: Yes
Steam Boiler Data
Steam Boiler Type: One Boiler for the Brew and Steam
Pump Data
Pump Type: No
Maximum Pressure (Bar): 18 Bar
Brew Pressure Adjustability: Yes
Air Remover: Yes
Self Priming Pump: 8 to 9 Bar
Recommended Heat Up Time (Seconds): 900
Hot Water Recovery Time (Seconds): 0
Sound Level - Grinding (Db): No
Back Flush Cleaner Used: Cafiza
Warranty (Years): 1
Country Of Manufacture: Italy
Recommended Applications: Home / Commercial
Service provided
Repairs By: Whole Latte Love
Contact Number: 888-411-5282


JASON asked:


I watched your teardown video of the Giotto Evoluzione and found it very useful.  I was wondering if you could provide the make and model of the ratcheting wrench that you are using to loosen the bolts?  I have a ratcheting wrench, but it is too bulky to fit into such a tight space to remove the bolts from the sides.  Pleae let me know if you can provide this info.



Answer by Erik:

Please contact tech support at 1-888-411-5282 option 3

damootz asked:

i have a Rocket Espresso Giotto Evoluzione Espresso Machine - V2 my only problem i have with this machice is the front of the machice gets so hot i can't even touch it. the same with the group head, as for the steam wond they say that you can touch while you steam man it is so hot no way can i touch it. i'm so afraid to leave the machice on to long maybe i would burn the pump out.when i turn the machice off even 2 hours later you still can't touch it. is this normal for this machice.

Answer by techkathy:

The machine is designed to get really hot. The group head especially. It keeps the temperature of the coffee higher. It also heats up the portafilter. The machien is also designed to give off a lot of heat to pre-heat any cups placed on the top.

Answer by Chevere:

Great question, this is both an operational and a safety question. Operationally it's hot, very hot, and this is normal. The boiler sits just behind the front panel. On the newer machines, it's insulated. If you have an older model without the insulation, it might seem hotter longer, but it's not an operational problem.

The control board (electronics) on this machine are located at the bottom of the machine, below the heat zone., and the wiring is tin plated rather than less-expensive, un-tinned copper. Tinning ensures wiring lasts longer in a humid environment. Corrosion starts an the ends of a cut wire, and quickly travels down the full length of ordinary copper wire. This increases wire resistance, and potentially presents a fire and operating problem. Tinned wire inhibits that process. Rocket uses tinned wire.

The machine is designed to maintain water temperature just below boiling. It's hot! Yes, the group head has a little "caution" sticker to avoid touching when operating. Needless to say, you want your machine in a location where little, curious hands can't reach. That is a worry if you have children in the house.

The tip of the steam wand is hot, but it's cooler near the top where it first exits the machine. I can move the wand by gently touching that area. Never grab the wand near the bottom with your bare hands. Use a towel instead.

No problem leaving the machine on for hours. However, the manual cautions against leaving it on unattended. There is always a possibility the control board (electronics) fails, which could cause unexpected problems. I turn mine off when I leave the house or after morning coffee.


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