Coperta

4.6
1001 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Ciao, Benevenuto a Coperta!
We accept reservations nightly and leave some of our dining room for walk-ins. Our bar area is open seating as well. If you do not see your desired time please come in to see us.

We specialize in the Food and Wine of Rome and Southern Italy. Coperta translates to blanket; we want to surround you with comforting food and hospitality during your experience with us. The Mezzogiorno separates from the South from the North of Italy. We take pride in these regions and the history of their food and culture. We offer a full service bar and extensive Wine List of Southern Italian wines. We would love for you to come to see us!

Specials

Wine Wednesdays for 2

Every Wednesday we offer a choice of 3 pastas and a bottle of wine for $50. A perfect dinner for 2!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 12, 2018

Ends: December 13, 2117

Availability: Wed 12:00PM-9:00PM

What 1001 People Are Saying
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Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is charming and inviting. Staff was friendly and welcoming. They did a great job in greeting, explaining the menu and making us feel welcome.
We were disappointed in the food. We started with the Salumi Plate antipasti. There was a fairly generous portion of prosciutto and other meat but only had 4 very tiny crumbles of cheese. We also asked for some additional bread which the server brought out promptly.
I ordered the Cavatelli Ragu. It was so salty I had to send it back. Based on the reaction from our server, this seemed to be a common complaint with this dish. They re-made it and didn’t add any salt other than what was in the ragu sauce. It was a bit better but still quite salty.
My friend ordered Squid Ink Chitarra. It had more corn than Pasta and overall, it lacked the robust flavor you normally enjoy with squid ink pasta. The portion sizes were also a little small for the pricing of an entree.

CC
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The small plate and a salad were perfect for dinner. The pasta expertly al dente, and the sauce delicious. The olive oil used for the salad was nutty and mild with just a hint of lemon. Service was attentive and sweet. Quite a lovely place for a real Italian meal.

JD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family cooks a great deal, and when we go out to eat, we have high expectations. Coperta knocked it out of the park. We had one of the best dining experiences ever. It was obvious the food was well sourced, very well prepared, and presented. Congratulations to the staff and owners. All the best to you.

v
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Coperta four times now and have always left very satisfied with my experience.

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and exceptional food. This was a special get-together and the staff took it to the next level. Thank you!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. I just returned from Italy and Coperta’s Cacio e Pepe was better than anything I had on my trip. Excellent wine recommendations during dinner as well.

r
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We might be a bit old fashioned, but was a bit surprised at the dress attire of the hostess that seated us. We realize that things are much more casual than they used to be, but it did not make a very good first impression when we arrived. Besides that, we thoroughly enjoy Coperta.

JM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

Bad experience. Our drinks didn't arrive until after our food and we were never asked if we would like another. The wait staff was slow all night, and the food was bland and uninspired. The house salad was literally mixed greens with olive oil and salt, no other vegetables, no vinegar, nothing but salt and oil and leaves. In fact, every dish we had was terribly over salted, and lacked any interesting flavors. Besides a weird abundance of corn on the menu, there was hardly a vegetable in sight. Notably the carbonara was plain, salty and seemed to be coated in powdered mozzarella. I make better pasta for my toddler. We won't be returning.

HS
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner and experience at Coperta. The wait staff were attentive and knowledgable and the food was excellent.

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

I was surprised by how busy it was on a Monday night. We had amazing service from Andrew & CJ. The tables are small so they can become a tad crowded depending on how you order and how many things are shared plates. It was quite noisy between 7-8 but easy to hear after that. The food is always divine. It can be pricey but typically well worth it.

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

Best Italian food I’ve had in Denver! All pasta is home made- yum!

N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so impressed we went back the next night. Amazing and authentic Italian food and superb service.

RS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for regional Italian food and wine with great service.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Definitely get the Shishito peppers, cacio e pepe, and the steak. The only issue is there weren't many vegetarian/lactose-free options for our vegetarian, milk-intolerant person in the group. Still a great time!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Everything we had was VERY salty- like inedible salty! We told the server and the manager came over only to say how many good reviews they have received in the past from a few local magazines. Which We were aware of and respected (obviously why we were there)... anyways, if you like salt, this is your place.

S
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried a variety of dishes (there were five of us) and each one was excellent! We will definitely return.

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and excellent service; Italian bistro atmosphere with focus on food from different regions of Italy changing each day.

NT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to Coperta for a 5 year anniversary and it did not disappoint. We both ordered the prix-fix menu and each dish was delicious. I read once that the measure of an Southern Italian restaurant is their cacio e pepe because it’s a simple dish that can’t be faked, and if that’s the case then Coperta crushed it because theirs was delicious. Service was friendly and helpful for recommendations around town. Highly recommend.

k
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Have been here several times and had fabulous service and food. This time it was a miss. Service was awful and made for a really bad experience.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was wonderful. The server seemed annoyed and frustrated with our group from the moment we sat down. I have eaten at Coperta about 6 times and every other time we have enjoyed a delightful server.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food, wine choice is solid, and definitely try the deserts!

B
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Yes, I would recommend Coperta, with a few caveats. This is our fourth time at Coperta-- first 2 times were great, the last 2 not so much. Do not go on a weekend. Service is extremely slow. It takes a long time for a drink order to be taken, let alone delivered. Serving sizes are disappointing. The entree size is not much bigger than the primi, yet costs almost double. The food is tasty and desserts are good. Just be prepared to spend a lot of money and time, and perhaps leave a little disappointed.

JB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is delicious.
It feels a bit cramped and from my seat, it was not a pleasant view.
Service was quite good.

B
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The room was fairly warm on a warm summer evening. They had a fan which helped a little. Food was very good and the portions were reasonable.

RR
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Coperta. Team service was fantastic. Waiters knew the menu options well and made great recommendations. Service was attentive, but not intrusive. We had Aperol Spritzers for cocktails, and they were fantastic--best I've ever had. They had an interesting selection of starters, which were delicious -- suppli, a breaded and fried ball of risotto with mozzarella inside, and the other marinated olives with buffalo milk mozzarella. For primis we had Rigatoni Carbonara and Cavatelli Ragu--both delicious.

My only suggestion to the Coperta team : get better air conditioning!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an awesome place! A must go!!! The staff and food are soo delicious!

The best olive oil ice cream... hands down my favorite desert anywhere!

DN
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and server couldn’t have been nicer. She was very knowledgeable, helpful and attentive. We tried the chef’s recommended small plates to start followed by salad and pasta. So many delicious flavors! I can’t remember the last time I had such a great meal. The price was very reasonable for all that delicious food and a bottle of wine.

Y
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at this restaurant. Food and service is superb, would highly recommend for any occasion

SF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic in EVERY way!! Food was incredible, atmosphere was great! Our server, Gabriell did a wonderful job explaining the menu and recommending. I can not wait to go back - this is my absolute new favorite restaurant in Denver!!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Felt like we were back in Italy. ❤️

c
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food but noise level too high.
Difficult to speak to dinner companion.

PP
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

One problem was that most of the food was over-salted for our taste.

OT
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic food
adorable restaurant
a real gem
ask for Sarah she makes a great meal even better

MK
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was very hospitable. The waiter was very engaging and did an excellent job waiting on our table of 5. The food was delicious, and served in a timely way. Our group was celebrating a birthday. Our waiter was very helpful in the selection of dessert that were appropriate to share, and all was delicious!

CJ
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always love the authentic dishes! We will be back monthly

AP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place-southern Italian dishes, good wine, fun atmosphere. Whenever I'm in Denver I have to eat here. Delicious food, fun place to eat. Try everything, including the Spuzzarelli (little tastes of different things). There's nothing better than pasta with breadcrumbs on it!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Wished they had more variety and heartier dishes. More protein options. Not many kid options

OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food!

SH
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall we had a wonderful experience. Unfortunately, the air conditioner was not working or wasn't working very well and it made sitting through dinner miserable. Once we finished with dinner we were eager to leave.

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