Coppa Osteria

Coppa Osteria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coppaosteriahouston.com/
  • Phone: (713) 522-3535
  • 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
32 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)fit for foodies (19)hot spot (15)good for groups (13)notable wine list (13)great for outdoor dining (12)special occasion (11)great for lunch (10)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (6)romantic (4)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great for Lunch
    SLea
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    A friend and I had lunch at the bar. The service was great as was the food. I had the linguini and shrimp which was light and flavorful and the highlight for me was the broccolini sautéed with crispy garlic and a little heat!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another good night at Coppa
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Entertaining a visitor at Coppa. We were there on a Monday night, not as busy as usual, which was good because the noise level was lower. Requested a quiet table and were accommodated with a nice table in the corner near the windows so we had a good view of street foot traffic. Started with the charcuterie appetizer, which was a great starter for 4. 3 of the 4 of us had the snapper special that was great. The 4th had the pork chop which was also cooked to perfection and well presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodpassion
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Menu has a wide range of good food, attentive service and extremely reasonable wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    foodie2shoesVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    What took me so long to get here ? I took time away from restaurant hopping , it seems it became a trend with a bunch of restaurants opening and riding the trend wave good atmosphere but okay food . Coppa food has been consistent the 5 times I've been there .. Everything on the menu is great, especially the Carbonara
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    dibphdVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Monday night must be slow; restaurant was fairly empty. Food was good, but service was just mediocre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PeteVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Truly excellent food complimented by a spectacular wine list with truly reasonable prices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vastly overpriced
    LahdidahVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Food was good to very good but for $40-50 per person I expect more than one pizza, one pasta, one dessert, one glass of wine and two iced teas. Seriously that was it. No salad. No bread. No appetizers. One shared dessert.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place!
    SweetDelilah
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Went here for a business lunch, it is great for groups of 6 or less. Quiet, no children (which is amazingly hard to find in Rice Village). WONDERFUL food. I got the roasted chicken sandwich and it was wonderful. The pizzas looked incredible as well. The price is a little hard to swalllow ($13 for a chicken sandwhich) but it only slightly (about $2) more than any other place in the same area, but much nicer and quieter. I hope they keep the prices high, as it discourages children attending. Don't recommend the outdoor dining right now, as there is a lot of construction across the street, but it will be a gread outdoor spot, similar to Black Walnut.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but...
    DE153
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    If you want an adult experience don't go here otherwise it's great
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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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
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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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic