Coppola's West
Coppola's West

Coppola's West

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coppolas-nyc.com/
  • Phone: 2128773840
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Executive Chef Salvatore Coppola
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: For general and group reservations or for information regarding our banquet / private rooms, bar/lounge call Coppola"s East (212) 679-0070.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Amsterdam
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Coppola's West
Owner-Chef Salvatore Coppola"s training began at an early age. As the son of the Naples born parents Salvatore spent many hours in the kitchen learning to cook and refining the same Northern Italian recipes in both of his restaurants. Before opening Coppola's on 79th Street, Salvatore trained in New York City Restaurants quickly becoming Executive Sous Chef. In 1986, using family recipes opened Trattoria Coppola, which soon after became a staple for dining on New York's Upper West Side and earned him a 5 Star Diamond Award in 1997. In 1998 Salvatore opened his doors of Coppola's East in the Gramercy Park area of Manhattan to provide a more elegant style of his Northern Italian 'Comfort Food'.On any given night you may run into a number of New York's Resident or visiting celebrities at both of Salvatore's locations. In addition to fantastic food and comfortable dining, Salvatore establishment offers professional and knowledgeable service, extensive wine list, private room and catering.
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Coppola's West reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (28)romantic (6)fit for foodies (6)special occasion (4)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)good for groups (2)Show More
  • Coppola-la-la
    West79
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Coppola's never disappoints. Great food, good service, nice wine list, fast in and out. Great meal w/o ridiculous Manhattan prices. Great pit stop enroute to Broadway or Lincoln Center!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little Italian place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Used Coppola's as our go to delivery for years. First time eating inside restaurant. Food was great servers were very friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good Italian food
    Ironmike399VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Exceptional ravioli. Service was ok but could have been more engaging and friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful food at affordable prices
    mbbell
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The specials were interesting but not outrageous. All of the food was reasonably priced and wonderful. The service was friendly and attentive but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food!
    FrocoVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    What a great neighborhood find! The food was excellent - had the house special split pea soup which was chunky mad delicious and tasted homemade! Had the veal parmigiana for the main course. Veal was tender and crispy and covered with delicious cheese. Can't wait to order it again although there were so many other great items on the menu to choose from!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was outstanding and the service was top notch. From the time we sat down until we finished the staff took care of all our needs without once having to call them over. All of the food was delicious and would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner, great food
    MrsC
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had not been to this restaurant for about 19 years and remembered it being fantastic and it was! There were four of us in our party and everything was delicious. Food is prepared well, great flavor and good ingredients. Their deserts are great including the chocolate soufflé which isn't ordered upon arrival so I had my doubts how good it would be - but it was great. The chicken and veal Milanese were excellent, very light, no grease, good flavor. The Eggplant Parmigiana was also equally good and their bread is fantastic! The restaurant is small so if you can get booth seating it's more comfortable as tables run down the length of the restaurant with people coming and going and getting up for the restroom.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    earring
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    has by far the best baked clams I've ever had--terrific food-good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yummy - but ...
    amym
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Our salads and pasta were delicious at this neighborhood Italian - but the atmosphere was marred by the constant parade of delivery people and packages going through the middle of this little restaurant. If I had a nearby apartment I think I'd have preferred to eat there...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently delicious
    SealBeachFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Somewhere between Southern California and Upper West Side New York City there must be an Italian restaurant as good as Coppola's West, but we have yet to find another Italian restaurant that comes close to this very special restaurant. This is our "go to" restaurant on every one of our numerous NYC visits. Sometimes we will even eat here twice within the same week. Yes, it is that good!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One word: authentic.
    BorninDC
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I want to expressly commend the restaurant for a great dining experience! The food was exceptional and authentic. I had friends visiting from out of town and they are continuing to rave about the food, two days later! The place has a romantic ambience, but still offered a perfect setting for three friends to reconnect over wine and good food. Kudos on great service and food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Little Find
    DaleTyVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great food. Small setting. Linguine Carbonara and Clams Fra Diablo were both excellent. Nice that they also had pizza so our picky son was happy. Only (slight) issue was the service was a bit unenthusiastic.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Coppola's West
    1librarylady
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great service by a very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Appetizer of baked asparagus with crab meat was delicious! The Capellini Coppola, Veal Parmigian and the Sea Bass were enthusiastically devoured by everyone at our table. There were no leftovers to bring home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 249 reviews are from the Coppola's West reviews archive.
  • Food was very good
    ELC123VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food was very good. The service was odd, in that they rushed us through our meal, taking plates away quickly, and yet were inattentive in important ways.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy Italian
    UpForGoodFood
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This should become a neighborhood go-to for affordable italian. Its one long room with booths on both sides, not that big overall, and we were near the service area which was disruptive. Had grilled calamari, 3 stuffed mushrooms and mussels/clams-good, but small portions to share. I had a lovely bronzino, others had chicken marsala, various pastas much enjoyed. They ran out of several specials, the wine, etc, to the point that selection became a crap-shoot. Service was kind but undistinguished (poured second bottle tasting into the first wine). Despite the clunkiness, ambience was friendly and attentive, and the evening was enjoyable
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was great
    NotfromNYC
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great little Italian restaurant. The service was attentive and prompt. The price was excellent for good food and atmosphere. The chefs were able to accomodate requests for certain veggies not in a dish or to make a soup with veggie broth instead of chicken broth.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    ejkelVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Small, comfortable and great food….brought the kids for dinner….everything was nice
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Night Out
    fisheaterVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    This restaurant is very family friendly, particularly before 8 pm. Since we eat early I don't know what the later crowd is like. The food is good, not outstanding, and it's just a comfortable place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stick to what you know
    livinginnyc
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Have been here numerous times and always order the same dish. Same for my husband. This time I tried the veal piccata in butter etc. I asked if it could be prepared with as little butter as possible. The waiter asked the kitchen and told me that was fine. The dish arrived, swimming in butter. The veal had a strange taste. Since my husband's dish was fine, I did not send mine back or I would be waiting for something else while he ate. This was a great disappointment to me as veal piccata is not that difficult of a dish to make. Be weary of the "special" wine offer. The wine was priced at $40 and the average price of the wine was $9.99. Most wine gets marked up anywhere from 2 or 2.5 - 3 times the cost in a wine store..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food misrepresented, disappointed
    Italophile
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Cioppino mentioned risotto in ingredients. A cioppino is a fish stew, not a risotto, so I asked. Was told it was a mistake. then told it used to be served on top linguine, now risotto. I asked if it were a risotto or a fish stew. definitely a stew was the reply. 70per cent fish. It was three pieces of fish filet on cooked rice (somewhat crispy from pan cooking) and two mussels, two shrimp, three clams. Sauce was equiv. to salad dressing, barely creating a film on bottom of dish. I asked for, received sauce/broth to add. Taste not bad, not cioppino however. Pasta carbonara tasted like no fresh ingredients were used, nor dairy. Pasta over cooked to mush dish overall. Olive oil was weakest I have ever tasted, possibly cut with vegetable oil.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite place
    DKFLVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Coppolas is one of my favorite places in NYC. Classic, warm atmosphere coupled with amazing food, Coppolas never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent all around!
    LDewey
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This is a great Italian restaurant in NYC. Great food, service and a great atmosphere. Fun times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid, Classic Italian
    BartonKeyesVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Very good food. We did think the service was a little unfriendly--maybe because we had our 11-year-old son with us and they didn't seem very family oriented (or just would have wished for more adults at the table and a bigger check)--but it was basically all right.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We like so many items on the
    Squasher
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    We like so many items on the menu that it's hard to choose.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic brick-wall, red sauce
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Classic brick-wall, red sauce UWS Italian. It never disappoints -- especially on a chilly night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We went there for a late New Year's Eve dinner. They had a prix fixe menu for $49.95, which was reasonable for the options offered. The restaurant markup on the wines was pretty typical and not excessive. The food was standard fare; nothing to rave about and nothing to complain about. The restaurant is small and the table are packed in as close as they could be so the restaurant was quite noisy. We have always had good service at this restaurant. Our waitress was properly attentive and made helpful comments when we asked her about the difference between the two ripassos on the wine list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great carpaccio, good ambiance
    yumfood
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    The restaurant is very nice and cozy. We had a reservation for four people, and ended up bringing five and they still accommodated us. Excellent service. We had carpaccio and calamari as appetizers and we all loved the carpaccio, the arugula that came with it was very fresh. I had penne with vodka sauce, which tasted amazing with the right amount of tomato and cream. Someone else had the pork chop and they said it was the best they'd ever had before. The had quiet jazz music on, the atmosphere in general is very calm and enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great authentic Italian
    Happy
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We tried this restaurant for the first time on Saturday night. The food was very good and very authentic Italian (e.g., the red sauce tasted like it had been cooked forever with all the right ingredients). We were w our three kids who were welcomed and treated well ( they also behaved well which helps!). Everyone in my family would love to go back again some time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the Coppola I used to know
    Feingirl
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    I had not been here for many years. It has changed to the point where it does not resemble the neighborhood gem, with classy food that I loved. Food is decent, red sauce Italian, good but not great. Service could use some work. Drink orders should be taken asap. Bread should be put on the table asap. It was about 20 minutes before we had either. Despite the fact that they were not yet crowded. When I am in the mood for a good Eggplant Parmasian I probably will go back. The Linguini in White Clam Sauce was also not bad. They got very busy. Apparently other people like it more than I did. Judge for yourself.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    This was my second visit to Coppola's West. Made a point of returning this trip to once again enjoy the braised short ribs. Have recommended your restaurant to anyone I know who is going to NYC. Thanks again for a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
    plinkle
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    My husband and I had a delicious, delightful dinner at Coppola's West. All food was perfectly prepared, the wait staff was nicely friendly, attentive but not overbearing. The restaurant felt comfortable enough to have a nice conversation without 'bothering' other diners. No one tried to hurry us. We left full and happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere!
    Becky
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Food was excellent! Our group had everything from spaghetti to seafood and we all were very pleased! Great service and great appetizers. Little crowded, but that added to the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good and reliable
    RobboVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Is this the best italian restaurant in NYC? No. However, the food is hearty and good and old fashioned and very reasonably priced. Nice warm environment, nice wait staff and food good. What more can one ask for? If you are looking for gourmet, move on. If you want a nice Italian meal at a reasonable price, go no further...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place to talk
    GalinaVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    I can't say much about the food here because my caeser salad and stuffed mushrooms were fine if uninspiring. What I can comment on is the noise level. It was a busy time on Friday night and I was delighted to find that Coppolas is a place where one can actually have a conversation without shouting across the table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Find!
    Jimtrack
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    I always make it a point when I'm in NYC to visit this neighborhood gem! The food, as well as the service, is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We try to eat here when ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We try to eat here when ever we visit New York - the food is consistently good and we enjoy the atmosphere. Always excellent wine choices as well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    BarnstablerwVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Coppola's west is always a "go to" place. We know we will get a very good meal with equally as good service. Also they are great at honoring reservations and special table requests.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but diasappointed
    live2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    The place is cramped. Too many tables. The guy pouring water was all over me reaching across to my wife's glass. Dining is not a contact sport. The food was ok. I expected tablecloths based on a picture I saw. There were none. Must have been the East Side location. It makes a difference to me.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small neighborhood find
    CassidyAthena
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    A typically pocket-sized brownstone on theUWS, Coppola's West has done a great job of maximizing space and decor. They had a large group w/ children that night, but wouldn't recommend. It is*very* cosy. Service was very attentive,helpful and friendly. Wine by the glass was just ok; I didn't see the wine list. However, the food was amazing. The hands down winner was my home made Pappardelle with braised short ribs -- such short ribs! All home made pasta dishes were great and al dente, as was a seafood risotto which they happily substituted out shrimp for scallops. Opening salads: green apple, caprese and tri-colore were all great, dressing was perfect. Chocolate mousse pie was outstanding, flan just ok, but if that's the worst ..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accommodating
    so006453
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    We were late and they held our reservation, and when we arrived, we were pressed for time because we had only an hour for dinner because of theater tickets. The staff could not have been more accommodating, but we never felt rushed. The food was very good and the atmosphere was warm and traditional. Would recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate