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Coppa Osteria

Coppa Osteria Details

  • 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 (713) 522-3535

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I'm a huge fan of Coppa Ristorante, and so it was no surprise that its sister restaurant Coppa Osteria is also amazing!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Was recommended by friend at last minute. The food and wine selection if impressive with very nice decor."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I love Coppa! I always have a wonderful dining experience and the food and service are always consistent! A must try restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Very lively and upbeat. Nice service, very friendly and helpful. Good food. A bit noisy. Casual and fun."
    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."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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."
    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.."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The wait was minimal. Menu as excellent. Service and food, wine choices outstanding. Overall great experience in a neighborhood location."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Love the carbonara. Point blank. Pasta outperforms pizza here. And thank you to the generous bartenders."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Service was excellent, food was original and very good, wine is reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend Coppa Osteria."
    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!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "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.)"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Lost our order. "Printer jammed". Took forever. Seriously? Food ok but nothing special. A bit pricey for what you get."
    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."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Excellently prepared casual dining. Veal Marsalla prepared perfectly and the accompanying sauce was superb."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Food is fresh & delightful, good wine list... Service was good, however last two times Food wasnt delivered to the table at the same Time...hate when entrees are not served together. No one should have to let a hot meal cool waiting on Other guest to be served...please address this immediately."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Had reservations for 7:30 but did not get seated until 8:20! Very disappointing. No place to sit and wait. Told several times that 'we were next' but did not get seated until we threatened to leave. past experience had been great. Brought potential new guests for restaurant but they we not impressed with the seating process. Unfortunate....."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The place was very packed and busy so they let us wait for more than half an hour at the bar (we had a reservation!) without even offering something on the house or at least apologizing (were blaming the computer for taking outdoor reservations). Food (burrata, catch of the day, hanger steak) was fresh, delicious & felt very authentic. I really liked the crunchy veggies. The tiramisu was not the best choice – too dry and compact. I think I would go back for the food and hope they have better control to handle the crowd – maybe not on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 1/25/2014