I coppi di Matilda
I coppi di Matilda

I coppi di Matilda

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.icoppidimatilda.com/
  • Phone: 2127773355x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30AM - 3:30PM

    Dinenr: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30PM - 11:00PM

    Friday & Saturday: 5:30PM - 11:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Maristella Innocenti & Esteban Molina
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch
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Getting there

  • Cross Street: AVENUE C
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from I coppi di Matilda
We bring to New York Tusc-Mex cuisine, a combination of Tuscan and Mexican home cooking. These two cuisines complement each other in an exciting new blend. Our menu offers a rich variety of choices, from standards such as pasta and quesadillas to the chefs’ fusion creations that introduce new herbs and condiments to each tradition.

At I coppi di Matilda’s, expect to find the friendly atmosphere of a Tuscan “trattoria” or a Mexican “restaurante familiar”, in a playful but stylish setting that is fully dedicated to the chefs’ daughter and the blending of two cultures.

A string of words in Italian, Spanish and Matilda’s parlance, envelops the dining space to celebrate what binds the creators of Matilda: the love for food, diversity and family.
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I coppi di Matilda reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)kid-friendly (2)fit for foodies (2)good for groups (2)romantic (2)great for brunch (1)special occasion (1)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great combination on menu
    GOODSTUFFVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The menu has great choices, they mix Italian and Mexican foods very creatively. The food was fresh and very well presented. The prices for drinks were very reasonable and good wine choices. I enjoyed the fish tacos and the pasta dishes. This is not like the old I coppi but a wonderful surprise new version.
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    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Great Italian/Mex Fusion Place
    ManhattaniteVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food was delicious. We both ordered the ribs which were served with mash potatoes. The meat just "melted off" the bone. The orange hibiscus sorbet was also great. Our waitress was kind and attentive. We recommend this place highly. It is worth the "trek" to the far-east village.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 132 reviews are from the I coppi di Matilda reviews archive.
  • It was bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The service was horrible. And the food was mediocre at best.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a day
    luv1022
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Firstly it was cinco de mayo, I thought the mexican side of the restaurant would come out, however no drink specials. There was one waitress working the whole restaurant and boy was she testy. Would not let me use my scoutmob coupon even though there were no specials. The food the was fair; my friend got a paninni and there was a whole cube of garlic and an inch and a half red hot pepper, her mouth was on fire! So I thought the safest bet was was the churro- worst choice ever!! They tasted like Chinese noodles, there was hardly any cinnamon sugar and the chocolate it was paired with was too strong and over powering with mexican flare. Overall an Epic Fail of a cinco de mayo dinner. I hope their Italian food is better.
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  • Inventive menu, great execution
    Palefire71VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Everyone in our party loved their meals, which were generally Italian-Mex fusion, leaning a bit more to the Italian side. The huitlacoche ravioli were original and delicious. Attentive service and a great vibe.
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good fresh food
    Robbie13
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I like this place. My only complaint was the French toast for brunch was extremely small. It was delicious though.
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    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant and the show
    OliviaVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The restaurant and the show are both fantastic! Service was great and you never felt rushed. Liked the mix of mexican and italian food and liked the fact that they were very good at guiding about coeliac safe food. Will recommend to others, thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • East Village Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I have been here several times and the food and service are always excellent. The owner, Esteban, is warm and welcoming. Fresh food mixing the Italian and Mexican cultures (for example, rosemary steak tacos with arugula). On my most recent visit, I really enjoyed the passion fruit margarita, using fresh fruit puree.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and fun!
    Chiceat
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    I had an amazing jalepeño margarita, some delicious bistec tacos and some polenta with creme fresca. All was delicious and our waitress was super nice and accommodating. I would go again just to sit at the bar (which is dimly lit with tiles all over the place)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Its a nice restaurant for a small group. Its very intimate so the atmosphere is what won me over here. What did not win me over was the food. I had the lasagne and it basically burnt the top of my mouth and was overall subpar. Not sure if I would even remember to recommend but the atmosphere was nice for dinner.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • meh!
    IZ817VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    unappealing on almost all levels. the place is a mess! food is blah -we had the guac, the lamb tacos, the spaghetti and the lasagna.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    Tea141414VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Mexican and Italian fusion....wasn't sure what to expect but everything was amazing . I loved the pork tacos, the salmon, the goat cheese raviolis, the red wine, the chocolate dessert with Carmel icecream. The service was excellent and owner is very accommodating and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience, small portions
    Kevo
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    This is a great little place with awesome happy hour deals and yummy drinks. The food is good but portions pretty small. I'll be back for the brunch.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Offbeat and fun!
    JaneDos
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    I went to Matilda with a group of five and we really liked the unique menu and fun drinks. The waiter was attentive and open to being creative with us on drink choices. Music playing in the backdrop was retro Euro-80s which we enjoyed (a little Echo and the Bunnymen anyone?). Prices are reasonable. I will go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent and different
    Jeff
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    This was recommended as a "hip" spot, which it wasn't, and it was really light on AC on a very hot day - but the Mexican Tuscan food was very good and well presented.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Fusion
    Krista
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Each meal had a way of incorporating italian and mexican food and it was all crazy delicious.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thought this was a great combinatio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Thought this was a great combination of mexican and Italian. Service was really nice and very accommodating. My only critique was that I thought the food was going to be really spicy (for the items flagged with 3 faces) but didn't find it spicy at all. Think when go back will ask them to really kick it up a notch. Will return as thought atmosphere and food was great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We always enjoy dining at
    Gemma
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    We always enjoy dining at Matilda's. Very friendly owners make yhou feel like welcome guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is great. They do
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    The food is great. They do a great job balancing Mexican and Italian flavors to create new and interesting dishes. The drinks were very good also and one of my friends copied down a drink recipe because he really wanted to be able to make the delicious drink again at home. The owners are very involved and very friendly. One of the owners was our waiter and the service was very good. The drinks are comparable to many other similar place, but the food prices are pretty low so it's definitely a good deal. I was here with a group of 7 people and they had no problems accommodating a somewhat large group. This was my third visit and I would definitely go back.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was okay. The service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    The food was okay. The service was a bit inconsistent. There were two large parties dinning while we were and it was unbelievably loud. This was exacerbated by the loud music. It was almost impossible to hear my dinning companions. Overall, probably wouldn't go back unless someone else selected it.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-Valentines Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    We went on a Sunday so it was very quiet which was great. We purchased a Gilt City Deal for a Pre-Valentines day dinner. We had a bottle of white wine which was good - im just a fan of wine in general :) For an appetizer we had the guacamole which was good with chips and awkward bread. For dinner I had the sirloin which was not amazing but the potatoes were good. The special of the day pasta was AMAZING - my date had it and it was fantastic. I love that some of the food has a kick to it. For desert, I had a warm chocolate cake with gelato. The cake was ok - not rich enough for my liking but the gelato was fantastic and the presentation was good. Service was great and friendly. Definitely a cool vibe in the place. Would definitely go again.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was not bad.. Music was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Food was not bad.. Music was kinda weird at the beginning but it gets better through the night. Service was okay.
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  • The place and service was
    Finally21
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    The place and service was great but, the food wasn't very good. I had the short ribs and my siter had the pollo tecato and they weren't good but, her friend had the fajita and they were delicious. This lady, who i think was the owner/manager was really friendly and nice and honestly asked us about the food and she acknowledged our concerns!
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for Birthday dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Had my birthday dinner with a small group there. We had a great time! The waitstaff was really nice and attentive, the music was fun but not too loud, and the food was really interesting and delicious! It was worth it to go so far over to the east side because everything was so good. And the prices made it a good place to go and share a bunch of things. The margaritas were also very delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place has a really nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    This place has a really nice feel and good food. Enough said.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it was a quiet monday, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    it was a quiet monday, but the service was great. guacamole was wonderful.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I loved this restaurant!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    I loved this restaurant!! The food was very good and the service was extraordinary. They also have really good happy hour deals. I wish it wasn't on Avenue C, but I will make the extra journey to go back because the food really was that good. I recommend the braised pork and peaches tacos for an appetizer, they are out of this world!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The braised short ribs and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    The braised short ribs and goat cheese ravioli were fantastic. Would definitely return!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • While I would recommend Matilda
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    While I would recommend Matilda for the food (great mix of tuscan/mexican food - especially the basil guacomole and goat cheese ravioli) I would not recommend them for their service. Once our inital order was taken it was nearly impossible to get our waiter's attention. It seems that this must be a restaurant for regulars because the waiter seemed to be friends with every other table. Maybe they already have all the clientele they need and are not interested in new customers. They certainly will not be making a regular out of me.
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  • The portions were a bit small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    The portions were a bit small for the price (which ranges from about $12 to $24), but the great quality made up for it. Next time I'd probably pick a bit more budget-friendly location. I felt like I should have gotten double the amount of food I did in a $16 entree. Definitely worth a visit though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique food, inviting atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    It's a bit off the beaten path, but worth the trek out to Avenue C. Matilda offers a unique blend of Mexican and Italian flavors, which work surprisingly well together. I'd never have thought to put basil in my guacamole, or to top my goat cheese ravioli in mushroom sauce with pico de gallo. But it works!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy food and decent service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    Yummy food and decent service. I went about a year ago and the food was better then, but this time it was still good.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fransisco was attentive and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Fransisco was attentive and a great source of info!1 Ask for him when u go. The tacos were delish, and the dessert -churros good- but a little dry. Hope to go back soon- romantic atmosphere- close and secluded ;)
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    late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A-Ma-Zing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2012
    I took my partner here for an intimate going away dinner. One, the place was just to ourselves, so that's always an added perk & also to know that you'll get individual service and quality food. After a couple hours searching a place that was open a little later, with a great ambiance and vegan/vegetarian options, I ran across Matilda. Even though not as convenient to get to as other places, this restaurant is well worth any travel! The menu was impressive, our server was out of this world & the food was delishious! Highly recommended as a place to share great food/drink with a loved one. I'll DEFINATELY be back!
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Italian/Mexican cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    The Italian/Mexican cuisine here is inspired and delicious! The menu is so varied and interesting, everyone will find something great, even in a large group. The management and wait staff are warm and welcoming, making everything extra special. Their love of food and hospitality really shines through, so one has an eating experience you can usually only find in a family trattoria in a small town; take a vacation on the LES!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lots of kids running around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/5/2012
    Lots of kids running around (strangely) and there was a screamer
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mexican-Italian fusion may
    Puff
    Dined on 8/28/2012
    Mexican-Italian fusion may not sound great, but it was amazing. Will definitely go back to Matilda!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I saw the restaurant on Gilt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    I saw the restaurant on Gilt City and it looked interesting. I made reservations for brunch and had a very pleasant experience. The food was interesting combining both Mexican and Italian flavors but was not very high-end. I would like to see a broader menu, especially if I was to go for dinner. I recommend for brunch or lunch. The spaghetti carbonara with chorizo is amazing. I could eat it regularly.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Bougth one of those deals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    Bougth one of those deals for this restaurant which got me one appetizer, two entrees, 1 dessert and a bottle of wine for $57. We started with the guacamole and chips which was standard and a blue cheese salad with pancetta. I should have known that the blue cheese would have been too overpowering for me so shame on me for ordering that. My girlfriend had the salmon which she liked and I had the braised short-ribs which, while tender and smothered in sauce lacked flavor. We declined dessert as we were both full. All in all, we had a good experience though I'm not sure I would trek all the way to Avenue C again for, what I think of as, average fare.
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  • All I have to say is,"don't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    All I have to say is,"don't bother." If a Mexican restaurant can't even get the margarita and guacamole right, we're all in trouble.
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    • Noise LevelModerate