Coppa

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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!
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Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was absolutely amazing. We had reservations and we were sat down as soon as we arrived. It's not too big but not too small, very quaint and comfy. The food was to die for. The meatballs are the BEST!! Our waitress was an absolute delight, she was very pleasant and knowledgeable. This is definitely a place that I would go back to anytime. Great job!!!

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always go to coppa for dinner and never tried their brunch until today!!! Me and my friend ordered some salumi and cheese, a hangover pizza and the fried ricotta donut. Everything comes in generous portion and tastes great!! Definitely will come back for brunch again and try other items on the brunch menu!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pizza ever. Great drinks. Great pasta. Second time there. Looking forward to my tenth time!!!

LR
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Play list was great. Meatballs and EVERYTHING we ordered were spectacular. Loved seeing the owner/chef in the kitchen; a true hands on operation. Thank you!

B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our food was, for the most part, amazing and the service was lovely. The whole place was packed, and the acoustics aren't great, if you care about that kind of thing - sitting inside it was hard to have a conversation. That being said, it was a wonderful dinner. It's certainly pricey, but not egregiously so. With two healthy appetites, we shared three small dishes and a pasta, and had just enough room to share dessert. The arancini, shishito peppers, and meatballs were very good. The tagliatelle with meat sauce was out of this world. The olive oil cake with figs and balsamic reduction - the cake itself was absolutely fantastic, but the balsamic reduction was too sharp and vinegary, it took away from the rest of the dish. The house red was really enjoyable.

B
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing little spot in the South end. Homemade pasta at its best-bursting with flavor! The Italian Grinder was outstanding too-meats were cut to order! Don’t miss it!

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went here for our 4 year anniversary, and we had a great time. The food was amazing (duck prosciutto FTW), the service was stellar (never an empty wine glass), and the atmosphere was poppin. It is a smallish space, so the sound inside carries, but you adjust. Overall, we had a lovely time with some great food!

L
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place to catch up with a friend or regroup solo. Never disappoints.

R
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coppa was delicious as usual. Our waitress was amazing (wish I could remember her name).

k
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

perfect evening -- delicious & creative dishes that were just the right size in a tiny neighborhood gem

M
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine was delicious... I'm still thinking about the meatballs.
Perfect day date with my husband.

SM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coppa is a wonderful intimate setting in the South End full of charm and delicious food. The pizza is always cooked to perfection, the pastas both creative and classic, and the wine is second to none. I always like coming back to one of my most favorite places in Boston when I am in town.

MJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, and a fun atmosphere, best way to eat is to get a bunch of plates and share so you can try a bit of each!

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Food was excellent.

PG
New England
33 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a neighborhood gem. In the winter, it is cozy. In fair weather, the sidewalk tables are wonderful. Salumi, pizza and pasta - all delicious with a special appreciation for the meatballs. Warm, professional service. A favorite place in a lovely neighborhood for years.

CQ
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coppa is our favorite in Boston. Perfect at lunch time

AK
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food and service were good.

R
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Every dish was superb. My entire family thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

C
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is perfect. The service is perfect and the ambiance is perfect. The Best restaurant in Boston

CC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gorgeous food. Very good service. And reasonable priced

a
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I would recommend it to a friend since the food itself is very good, but it's crazy loud inside and the service isn't friendly. Nobody was rude, as others have commented upon, but the staff is unsmiling and not warm.

KZ
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect experience all around!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Coppa is always a solid dining experience. Their servers are very knowledgeable to give good recommendations to give you a sampling of the menu and pair it nicely with drinks. This is a small plates style restaurant so instead of having an entire plate of pasta or pizza to yourself it is best to share amongst the group to truly have the full Coppa experience. For a group of 4 or more definitely start with some meats and cheeses, try the celery Caesar salad, you can’t go wrong with the meatballs and/or the arancini and try at least 1 pasta. They cook it perfectly al dente with the right amount of sauce to pasta ratio. Their pizzas, while small, are wonderfully crisp with fresh flavorful toppings.

l
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Pork special was delicious. But went to the restaurant for hand made gluten free pasta due to allergy. Unfortunately informed that gluten free pasta is cooked in same water as gluten pasta. Thankfully server let us know. But a bit disappointed that I was not able to eat it.

KG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! Caesar salad is a must so unique and any pasta or pizza dish you can't go wrong!

C
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a delicious dinner at Coppa this past Saturday. The duck procuitto was delicious, as was the pasta special we had that night (pork shoulder tomato and pepper ragu with a hazelnut pepper pesto), the pizza was flavourful due to toppings but no where near as amazing as the pasta. If going back would skip the pizza in favour of the delicious pasta.
This was the only restaurant I encountered on my whole visit to Boston that would not serve alcohol unless you had a MA ID or Passport. Given that I don't carry my passport around I was unable to enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, SO other travelers be prepared!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I ate dinner here a while back and loved it, but the brunch is very limited, especially for vegetarians. Portions are small as well— and I’m not a large portion eater. I wouldn’t return for brunch although sitting outside was nice enough.

s
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a recommendation by a friend. Hands down one of the best meals I have had. My 12 and 14 year old boys agree. Even the gluten free noodles were good!

AN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Copp’s felt like a neighborhood restaurant. The quality of the food was outstanding and we felt that the price point was on target. The wine choices complemented the food well and the pours were generous. We would definitely return. Because of the size of the restaurant I would definitely recommend a reservation.

AJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE Coppa. Food is outstanding. And waitress was so accommodating to my food restrictions which I very much appreciate.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the freshness of the ingredients

M
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coppa never fails. It’s always so good. Loved it AGAIN!😂😂. Took a friend from out of town for lunch and he was very impressed!

Thanks again. See you soon!

b
New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good. They start with Italian classics and then spin em up with modern touches. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Seriously. Do yourself a favor and go.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent

HS
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had an excellent meal here - they accommodated our change in reservation without blinking an eye. They then proceeded to serve us delicious salads, pastas, pizza, and one of the best tiramisu desserts I've ever had. The lemon budino was delicious, too! And a fantastic negroni. You can sit outside if the weather allows. The bartender was so friendly and helpful! Great place!

LI
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

My friend from NYC whom I wished to show him the South End neighborhood visited the Coppa for dinner. For the first course I ordered the cheese board consisting of four different cheeses. Well, it wasn't served on a board, the portions of cheese were tiny and the crackers served with it broke as soon as the cheese was spread on them. For the entree we both ordered the carbonara pasta. After an almost half hour delay I inquired (politely) the status of our order. Her response was rude and in the order of your lucky you're dining here. When the entree finally arrived it was a tiny bowl of pasta (each order cost $25.00). In summary if you want to go to a pretentious psuedo-sophisticated restaurant with high prices, rude staff and small portions this restaurant is for you.

p
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Such a great find. A must return!!

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Our experience was so horrible that writing about it would not come close to explaining how truly offensive and lack of customer service this restaurant is towards its customers. Because of our gender and age we were ignored and discriminated against. It took over 45 minutes for the waiter to take our order and the restaurant was half empty, it was another 30 minutes to get our first course and it was not what we ordered. Our bottle of red wine was warm and we had to ask for them to chill it then they never brought it back to us? But charged us $65 for it! Our server who doubled as the bartender argued with us when we asked where our food was, we were never offered water either. I plan on calling the owner and speaking to them in person, I also will write a letter to the Globe because of the discrimination we experienced.

CQ
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just the best Italian in Boston. Perfect for week-end brunch or lunch.

TC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I suppose that I have usually been to Coppa at lunchtime, when it is nicely calm and quiet. At dinner this week, it was very loud, loud enough that I could not talk to the person sitting diagonally opposite at a small 4-person table. The waiter was charming, and some of the food was excellent, but several things we ordered lacked finesse. For instance, there was so much oily pesto on the pasta that the cockles vanished. A sweet sauce overwhelmed a small piece of swordfish. The soppressata pizza was also unduly sweet. We were there for just over an hour, we spent $200, and we didn't have a lot of fun.

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