Coppa Osteria

Coppa Osteria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coppaosteriahouston.com/
  • Phone: 7135223535
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm -9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Brandi Key
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Bethany Mead 7135223535x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dunstan
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
A word from Coppa Osteria
Coppa Osteria is located on the ground level of the Hanover building at 5210 Morningside, nestled between the South Hampton and West University neighborhoods. The restaurant is easily accessible by foot or drive on over, valet is available at a $4 charge. Coppa Osteria offers lunch and dinner service 7 days a week, a full service bar with NFL ticket and a patio perfect for outside dining.
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Coppa Osteria reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (7)great for outdoor dining (7)neighborhood gem (7)good for groups (4)special occasion (4)hot spot (3)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Excellent Food
    strohjVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    You have to try the spaghetti carbonara.. it will remind you of a time where life was simple and elegant and everything was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch on Sunday noon
    Food4lover
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Copa Osteria is an excellent restaurant. We like the food, the ambiance and the service that they offer there. The appetizers are wonderful and the entrees astonishing and the Hazelnut Chocolate Cake is heavenly. For sure I will recommend Copa Osteria every time I have to speak about special place for food in Houston area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Menu and Wine
    ZenBilly
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was our second visit and the draw was the food and a wine we had first experienced elsewhere but so well priced at Coppa. Our group arrived early and enjoyed the tempura shrimp, calamari and fennel. We also worked a tasty cheese board fairly well before ordering our main courses. The wine of the evening was Robert Biale's Black Chicken Zinfandel - delicious. Two of us enjoyed the snapper entre and two enjoyed the Bolognese. Both entrees were well prepared and tasty. Service all night was excellent, attentive and our server added to our appreciation of the restaurant, the meal and the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful!
    Kelly
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My guest and I enjoyed all the food we had. All the food was inventive & fresh. She was visiting from out of town and I felt like she got a really good example of what amazing Houston food is all about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 123 reviews are from the Coppa Osteria reviews archive.
  • expected more
    michiachi
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    totally unexpected food quality and service; expected same as Brasserie 19. Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service
    TracyMC
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I'm a huge fan of Coppa Ristorante, and so it was no surprise that its sister restaurant Coppa Osteria is also amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening at Coppa!
    angelap
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Four of us went to Coppa last Saturday night and had a great evening. While we waited for our table to be ready, we went to the bar and had a cocktail. Even though the bar was hopping, we got great, personal service from the bartender who mixed up two great drinks that were off the menu. We told him what we liked and put ourselves in his capable hands and were rewarded with some delicious cocktails. At dinner, we ordered plates for all four of us to share in the center of the table so that we could have lots of tastes. Every bite was exceptional! In fact, it was so fun and yummy that we are going back this coming Saturday with some out of town visitors!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food did not meet their usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Food did not meet their usual standard - Service has always been good but not this time - over all a fair experience. Had we not had several previous excellant experiences we would not be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Our Waiter, Paul, was outstanding. It was our first trip to Coppa and we discussed with him that we wanted to try different dishes. He made excellent recomendations espicially the wine. We had big plates to share the dishes and the food was great. We made reservations which is key and had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ordered the vegetable panini,
    dingsterVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    ordered the vegetable panini, chicken sandwich, and kale salad. especially enjoyed sitting outside on a sunny Houston day. food was great, as was the service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great addition to Rice Village
    SeekingGoodFoodVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Ate here with the family on a Friday night. Very busy. Recommend going early and/or making a reservation. Mostly casual to business casual crowd - no shorts around. Appetizers were great! Had the burrata, chickpeas, fried zuccini. Entrees were good but not great. We liked that it wasn't traditional italian so it was nice to still have pasta in a different way. Ravioli was the favorite entree. For dessert, we liked the donuts better than the tiramasu. We plan on coming again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Up and Down
    SusanAnn13VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This is the fifth time I've been to Coppa Osteria in Rice Village. It's a new restaurant every time - meaning sometimes the food is fabulous, and sometimes it's okay. On Friday night I enjoyed the eggplant appetizer on the regular menu and the gulf coast red snapper fish special. The eggplant was fine, but I wouldn't order it again. The fish was divine. I had berries and panna cotta for dessert which was delicious. We enjoyed the Kistler chardonnay with our meal. Our server was friendly and knowledgable. We arrived at 6:30 p.m. and were out by 8:00 p.m. By 7:00 p.m.ish the families with little people are rolling out and the restaurant is packed for the rest of the night. Make reservations or plan to spend time at their lovely bar.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't seat on time
    Mark
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    On my third of three visits, I realized that a reservation means little and this restaurant seats patrons when they feel like it. I've averaged a 20-minute wait for a table, each time. They make no apologies or accommodations, which includes a proper waiting area or vacant bar seating. I'll revert to the location on Washington going forward.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian
    IbujVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    My husband and I have to eat here once a week. Simple, great Italian food, yet modern. Chickpeas are so good. Pizzas are amazing. Great for lunch and dinner. Such a versatile restaurant - casual, but still nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • coppa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The only reason I can't give them a higher rating is because our reservation was at 9 and we were not sat until 9:45.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Visit to Italy
    Manisha
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food is amazing! Took me back to Italy! My Boyfriend loves Tiramisu and this place delivered! The wait staff is attentive and the ambiance was just right for a perfect date night. This place can be casual or dressy depending on the night you're looking for. Great for all types.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise Find
    AMullally
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Was recommended by friend at last minute. The food and wine selection if impressive with very nice decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine prices!
    OpenTableDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    You can't beat the wine prices at Coppa Osteria. They have a small but good wine list and the prices are far below most other restaurants. The pizza margarita is excellent as are the cured meats. Friendly and helpful staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood asset
    Legaleagle
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Very lively and upbeat. Nice service, very friendly and helpful. Good food. A bit noisy. Casual and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is always amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I love Coppa! I always have a wonderful dining experience and the food and service are always consistent! A must try restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Second time at Coppa and it just get's better. The food was fantastic and the service outstanding. Sampled a Pecan Rye Manhattan that was outstanding. Will be going back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • many missteps..a disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Took a friend here and was offered a reservation table right next to the hostess and the door-no options for elsewhere. When we ordered bread it came midway through the meal..ordered a regular and a decaf cappuccino-when they arrived the delivery waiter had no idea which was which..so another delay. One can overlook these things when food is superb..it wasn't gulf snapper expensive, very salty -a disappoinment. Won't return for some time..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday lunch was a hit!
    QoftheJ
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    12 of us came here to celebrate a birthday. Most had never been to Coppa previously...and were a little worried that they would not enjoy the food. I am happy to say that everyone was very happy with their choices! And it was great that they were able to take a reservation for our large group at lunchtime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    foodie52
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Came to Coppa Osteria on Sun eve 02March2014 with my wife for a dinner out on her birthday. She had the lasagna and I had the fusilli. Both were outstanding choices, with excellent flavor and good portion size. We had glasses of different house wine (pino grigio, chianti) - which we liked - and split a cannoli (three) dessert. The chocolate chip-containing cannoli filling was superb. Our waitress was attentive, warm, and friendly - we were more than satisfied with the service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good eats
    Frankie8
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The wait was minimal. Menu as excellent. Service and food, wine choices outstanding. Overall great experience in a neighborhood location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another excellent lunch at Coppa
    OpenTableDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Coppa Osteria has home made pasta, house cured salami and great pizza. It's a really good, casual restaurant to relax and enjoy some excellent dishes. They always make you feel at home here and the outdoor tables are great when the weather is comfortable. This restaurant group (Brasserie 19, Coppa Ristorante, Ibiza and the soon to open Punks Simple Southern Food) is growing fast and growing well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    Donna
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    I had a salad and soup and it cost me over $25......I think that is too much for lunch. They also don't serve bread unless you buy it. With all the new restaurants in town, I think I will try someplace else next time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    JennVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The only reason the overall expdrience was a 4 star versus 5 star , was that we had reservations, but we were not seated until 45 minutes after our reservation time. Besides that, our dining experience was fantastic. Great prices on bottles of wine and the scene reminds me of being in a neighborhood restuarnt in New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the carbonara. Point
    Anonymous
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Love the carbonara. Point blank. Pasta outperforms pizza here. And thank you to the generous bartenders.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decline of Service
    ItalianfooddevoteeVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    From its beginnings we have been long-standing patrons of Coppa Osteria. The food remains first rate, but we have noticed a gradual and now a precipitous decline in service, now almost to the point of comedy. We had wait staff wandering around to each table with food not knowing which table had ordered it. The pity is that the original wait staff working when the restaurant opened was far superior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Godfather would be Happy
    Rmistry
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    When Coppa in the Village opened up, I was excited. It is in a prime location which needed some good Italian dining. Appointments are hard to get on the weekend so plan ahead of time and make reservations. Usually walk ins will take about and hour to an hour and half. There are tables which are close to the entry door so when booking reservations online, request the back seating if you wish to not have the chilly air from the cold weather outside blowing at you every time the door opens. Hostess: 5/5 Wait staff: 4/5 Food: 5/5 Wine: 4/5 Overall, a great dining experience for almost any occasion. I would recommend this to friends, family and co-workers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    TrishVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I wanted to like this place but the service was horrible. I had a RSVP the waiter only had a few tables. Took forever to get anything done. I work really close around and clients always asked me where to go. This is the one place I wouldn't recommend unless the service gets better anytime soon
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day Dinner
    valentinediner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Service was excellent, food was original and very good, wine is reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend Coppa Osteria.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, but pricey!
    Amymac
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This new restaurant is a fab addition to Rice Village which was in need of nicer options! The food is good and innovated but portions are small and expensive for what it is. I ordered linguine w/ shrimp for lunch and it was $22... Fine, if it had been sufficient but I left hungry! Salads are the same. No sharing!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud but good.
    JonH
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    If you can make reservations or stand the wait this place rewards your u with some of the better Italian food in town. We love the pizza more than our previous favorite, Dolce Vita. The biggest drawback is the noise level - this place gets very loud on busy evenings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • options to rate are limited
    ndonbrwnVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    This is a nice neighborhood place but there are better. It is not a gem. I 've been twice and a third time is dubious. I have yet to get exactly what I ordered because I deviated from menu .. remember the phrase NO SUBSTITUTIONS? Pasta is overcooked. Sauce reminds me of hospital food. Go if you must but notice it isn't exactly Chucky Cheese but at time there are that many kids
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downer
    OwlsieVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    This was our 5th or 6th time . . . and the first where there were real problems. Hopefully it was just an anomaly, but we were ignored for about 5 minutes after we were seated, and then were given our menu. After another 10 minutes the server finally showed. We were studiously ignored by other servers, and even the manager walked by several times and passed us by (and we tried to make contact). After this things went better, and the server was apologetic (supposedly a nearby table of 4 was monopolizing his time). But it did put a damper on our night. We'll be back . . . but they are on a short leash. And the food was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food can be inconsistent
    clutjVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Very large, very busy, and they turn tables quickly. My view is that due to the stress on the kitchen staff, some of the more delicate dishes are inconsistent as a result. I have had really great Carbonara there, and I have had some with gristly pieces of pancetta and not as much flavor as the best versions. The meatball appetizer has always been excellent; don't know how the meatballs are so loosely packed but still retain their form; and they are served really hot. The red wine is always served a little warm; they really need to figure out how to get a bit of coolness on it; we had to dunk it in an ice bucket. Fortunately, they do know that an ice bucket needs to be full of ice & WATER and not just ice, so the cooldown was pretty quick.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I went with a friend I had not seen in awhile, so we had lots of catching up to do. We had the sancerre, which was fabulous and the kale salad, which is inspired. Love the mix of kale, gold raisins, pine nuts, home made croutons and tuna. In addition to the food, however, three shifts of waiters were incredibly gracious to us as we talked for hours. (We would have moved the conversation elsewhere if the restaurant had needed the table.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Coppa Osteria
    NewBoy2014
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Room has poor acoustics, resulting in high background noise which made it hard to chat with my date. Our table also seemed to be in a black hole, as we had to flag someone down for attention after 25 minutes sitting without any service. Best part of the menu was the thin, real Italian style pizzas which I recommend. Vegetarian oriented menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.