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About Coppa

Coppa is an intimate enoteca tucked on a quiet side street in Boston's South End featuring Italian small plates created by James Beard Award-winning Chefs Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer. Everything is made with locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Coppa has an eclectic wine list, and unique cordial-based cocktails.

Please note that our patio is first come first serve and reservations are not accepted for outdoor seating. We only accept reservations for the dining room. A few tables as well as the bar are saved for walk ins. Due to our cozy setting, for reservations of parties over 4 people please call Coppa directly.

As Coppa is a small intimate restaurant with limited seats, we do ask if you are running late to please call and alert the host. If the party does not show up, the table is given away after 15 minutes. Thank you in advance!

253 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Wine Bar, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Milford Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 391-0902

Website:
http://www.coppaboston.com/

Parking Details:
On street parking. Please watch out for South End Resident permit only parking. There are metered spots on Tremont Street and Washington Street (parallel to Shawmut Avenue).

There is a parking lot at 60 East Berkley Street. 617-262-0691

Public Transit:
Closest Lines:
MBTA Orange line- Back Bay Station (10-15 minute walk from there)
MBTA Green line- Copley Station (10- 15 minute walk from there)
MBTA Silver Bus- East Berkley Street stop or Union Park Street stop (both are a 5 minute walk from there)

Executive Chef:
Jamie Bissonnette & Ken Oringer

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact Gina Ciccotelli at Gina@CoppaBoston.com for more details on private and semi- private events.

Private Party Contact:
Gina Ciccotelli: (617) 391-0902

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Coppa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (48)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
Good for a Date (32)
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Creative Cuisine (30)
Cozy (28)
Authentic (22)
Romantic (21)
Tapas (21)
Casual (20)
Fun (20)
Great for Brunch (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Local Ingredients (6)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Healthy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

My second time here and the food was fantastic - arancini, delicata squash dish, and carbonara especially - but the service was downright rude. Our waitress treated my friend with unmasked disdain, walked away from our table several times as we were asking questions, sneered at requests we made (that were made humbly and politely) and then just disappeared for about 20 minutes. It put a real damper on a night I’d been looking forward to with my best friend who was visiting from NY. I wanted to share this restaurant with her and catch up, and sadly, we left feeling treated like second class citizens. I won’t be going back anytime soon.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Always a favorite place- this time of year it can feel very cold every time the door opens if you’re up front.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Food is always unique with each item tasting delicious. Celebrating a birthday here means a candle on gelato.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great pizza/pasta, great ambiance, great service. Would definitely come back! Excellent date spot

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Coppa was absolutely wonderful!!!! My daughter and I are still talking about the delicious meal we had in this wonderful neighborhood spot. The service was friendly and excellent!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Another delicious meal at Coppa. We ordered the Arancini, House Salad, Roasted Delicata Squash, Tagliatelle con Sugo, and the Margherita Pizza, and the Chocolate Gelato to share. The house red wine is always a good choice as well!

We'll certainly be back again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

While it was good, I just dont think it was worth the price. Wouldnt recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Coppa has been a favorite place to come (even though we live an hour away) for a very good dinner. The menu this time seemed more limited and more common. Three of the dishes we had were excellent and two were ordinary. We will definitely go back, but not for a while. Oh, and the room was too cool.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

It was my birthday, I noted that and they didn’t make a single mention of it. Food was good but not so good that I wanted to order until I was full.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great food if you like creative Italian. It’s a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Honestly i was blown away by Coppa! In from out of town it came highly recommended and didn’t dissapoint. The food, the wine, the service, the ambience... everything was delicious and perfect! I’m back home now and wish i had Coppa in LA to go to all the time! A must try!

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderfully cozy atmosphere and great service. Food was excellent as well with a beautiful variety of options!

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Duck prosciutto, beef heart pastrami, roasted rabbit on pasta & bone marrow on pizza?? Yes please!!

Delicious, thought out & surprising.

Most pleased. Will look forward to returning.

Tags: Tapas, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I always want to order everything on the Coppa menu.
Making a choice between the inventive salads, the pizzas, sandwiches
and small plates is a delicious conundrum!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was very good. Service was slow.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and service but very small and crowded and noisy restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and atmosphere, cozy. Small plate Italian food, love trying all the different small plates.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always a delicious delight. Elevated pasta and pizza. Pumpkin hummus with black sesame brittle to die for. Meatballs forever. Fennel pollen on your pizza anyone? This is the place. GO!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had an excellent brunch! I loved my shakshuka and Bloody Mary.

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Sit at the bar! Much more fun!

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The small dishes were interesting. The pizza was burned on the edges and of a on the crunchy side. One can have more authentic pizza in town elsewhere.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Hands down, favorite restaurant in Boston. The staff is amazing, the food is incredible, and it's reasonably priced. Love the vibes, the coziness, and the energy. BEST pizza and pasta, great drinks, cute outdoor seating!

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I was traveling for business and wanted a fun-friendly atmosphere with bar seating (since I eat solo often), great wine, and small plates for tasting. All things checked off with Coppa, not to mention the food was fantastic! Great for dining solo since larger plates can be ordered by half plate allowing single diners to try more things off the menu. Devin, my bartender/server made sure I was well informed, made great suggestions, and was hands down a pleasure. Let's put it this way, when I met a girlfriend for dinner the very next night, guess where I ended up? Yep, Coppa for 2 consecutive days! I've already recommended it for a friend visiting Boston this weekend! Go to Coppa, say hello to Dustin. You won't be disappointed. Buon appetito!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food was outstanding, service was great, atmosphere was quaint, but warming, only downside I would say is it is very pricey for the VERY small amount of food you get. It if wasn't for this I would go back. It is tapas style, but too expensive for what you get. Drinks menu is equally over priced. 1 can of local beer was $10 (sold $4 elsewhere). 2 people with a pasta and a pizza and beer a piece was about $70 and we left still hungry, but tasted amazing so there's that.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was great. That celery caesar was amazing. Pizza and fried green tomato sandwich also so tasty. Would definitely recommend!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Loved the food! Cool place. My wife and I were visting Boston, and found this place to be a great gastropub serving some good dishes. We cleaned our plates well after every dish!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Wonderful service, cozy and romantic, and the most delicious food!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Every time I go to Coppa, I like it more and more. Reservations can some times be hard to get, but it is totally worth it.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Notable Wine List
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 16, 2017

My sister and I were visiting from out of town and made a reservation with OpenTable. We were seated quickly and the food was delicious! They were very accommodating with my peanut allergy. Thank you!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Coppa is a great restaurant. I would have given it five stars, but the fact that they make gluten free pasta homemade but only serve it as having been cooked in a non-gluten-free pot of hot pasta water makes the gluten free pasta option pointless. I did not know this going into an Anniversary Dinner with my boyfriend who has Cecliacs, and unfortunately the menu options for him were very limited.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This place is a gem. Food is f*cking fantastic. Staff is great.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Love this place so much! Can't wait to go again :)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This restaurant shows how food-savvy people like to dine. The paradigm of 'modernist' dining.
Oh, and above all, simply delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Live Sports, Organic, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Still one of my favorite restaurants in Boston! Food and service is always fantastic.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Ok, this restaurant and guys who work there ARE AMAZING! I and my fiance were celebrating his birthday there. I added a special instruction during table reservation, that I want to order a dessert with a candle and a cup of espresso for my man after our main dish. After we came, we were seated at the desired table outside (it was too noisy inside, even though it was Wednesday) but the weather was so nice, so we decided to stay outside and enjoy our dinner there. We had a tomato salad with melon as our appetizer and also ordered 2 pastas and pizza. The food was outstanding and very traditional. Everything was delicious. We also ordered 2 cocktails to warm up our stomachs before the food. They were made just perfect as well. By the way, our waitress helped us to figure out what to start with, what dishes are the most popular one and also helped me to choose wine for my pasta. I was pretty nervous about my special request, so I asked their admin if they got it. He came to me saying "a dessert with candle and a cup of espresso?" I was SUPER surprised and agreed, he said "you got it". And WE GOT IT! My fiance loved the surprise and enjoyed his dessert and coffee. Long story goes short...Coppa is THE BEST RESTAURANT I'VE EVER BEEN. And their worker are VERY attentive and careful. We will definitely come back for more.

P.S.Sorry for such an odd review, I'm just TOO excited about our experience!!!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This was my first time dining at Coppa restaurant and I had heard many great things - all of those were true! I would go back in a heartbeat. My date and I sat outside, which was lovely and inside seemed chic and cozy. For a Wednesday night it was packed, so get there early! Overall, a must-visit.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

A bit liberal on the salt. I'm guessing it was an honest "oops", because it would be hard to believe that they intended it to be so salty, but was difficult to get through the meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Coppa is a nice, intimate neighborhood spot in the South End with great small plate fare. The waitstaff was courteous and friendly, and all of the dishes we had were creative and delicious.

It was a nice relaxing, deliberate atmosphere and I wouldn't recommend Coppa if you're in a hurry or on a tight schedule - but why bother eating carefully prepared dishes if you don't have time to enjoy anyways?

The only negative was lack of parking. We ended up going to the 100 Clarendon garage and walking back, making an evening there reliant on nice weather.

Highly recommended off the beaten path spot!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I had mistakenly made a reservation for the wrong night (and therefore didn't have a reservation made for 4 people on a Saturday night when we showed up), but they were graciously able to accommodate us and we were seated within 10 minutes.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was my second time at Coppa and it did not disappoint. We came here for our first anniversary and had an amazing meal, such a nice server who explained all of the fancy wine and cheese offerings to us and did not rush us at all with ordering our next course. I would recommend Coppa to anyone and everyone!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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