Coppa Osteria

4.7
1205 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

About

Nestled between the South Hampton and West University neighborhoods, Coppa Osteria is the perfect pairing of food and lifestyle. With craft cocktails and an extensive wine list, it's easy to find the perfect beverage to pair with the Italian-Mediterranean cuisine. The Dough Room - where handmade pastas and pizza dough are made daily - takes center stage. Neapolitan inspired pizzas, such as the Coppa Peperoni and Carnissima, are crowd favorites. Diners also flock for the Fritto Misto, Burrata Pomodoro and Spaghetti Carbonara (Coppa's signature dish). Complete with a lively bar scene and a large outdoor patio that lends itself to sipping rosé and taking in the surrounding neighborhood scenery, Coppa is the ideal setting for an intimate evening with family and friends.

Dough Room available for parties of up to 12, call 713.522.3535 to reserve.
Located on the ground level of the Hanover building at 5210 Morningside.
Accessible by foot or car, open 7 days a week.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food could have been served hot and not at room temperature.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great place! The best pasta ever. I went two times in a row to eat there 🤩

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The service was horrible then he made an error on our ticket and when he caught it he added it without making us aware of it. We used to visit this restaurant often and we stopped because of the management and service. This was horrible and I spent 150 for two people

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Ryan
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant and even better service! Waitstaff is extremely friendly and professional! The outdoor dining is a great vibe! Pasta is excellent and so was the focaccia.

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RyanF
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. A little loud, but it was a holiday so that may have had something to do with it. Would highly recommend for a date night.

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RalphD
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the service are always superb. One of our favorite restaurants in Houston!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rafael is the absolute best. Excellent climate and food was perfectly executed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Can never go wrong to come here for dinner or a special occasion. Thank you Coppa!

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Miguelg
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Our server recommended the best wine with what we were looking for.

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NidiaC
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our meal and our server was warm and welcoming. The chicken in my husband’s dish was a bit dry but the rest of the food and dessert made up for it.

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GolfGuy
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always solid, very good service.

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foodie
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always fantastic- wonderful friendly attentive waiter

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vipKellyL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was good as always, but the service was terrible, I’ve never before eaten a $31 plate of pasta with literally nothing to drink, we asked one of our servers for drinks, he disappeared and 10 min later we still had no drinks we asked the chief server, who apologized profusely, but went away and did not bring the drinks, he went back to serving others, relying on his partner, Mr. no show, to bring them, whic he finally did another 5 minutes later, I literally had to ask my daughter for her water, I had nothing to drink!!!! VERY DISAPPOINTED in the service, not the kind I expect from them!!! Not sure if we will be back, probably not soon!!!

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vipspingirl
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

For a Sunday night, the tables were packed tightly in the space, the first wine was not good at $16 but the second selection better. Servers dashing around but not good attention to details; took a long time to get our check. Bolenase shells was flat and the pasta seemed undercooked. Overall - good but not the excellent experience I was hoping for. The long table behind us were a rowdy family celebration with too much shouting for us to hear ourselves think.

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vipNyctravelet
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and will be back. The wine was great and ambiance outside too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Boyfriends birthday

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vipDSenior
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with okra and cauliflower. Both good, okra very good. Ladies shared broccoli salad and I had chopped. Both very good, especially broccoli. Sea bass and spaghetti carbonara excellent. Coffee very good and warm milk a very nice touch.

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vipMicheleM
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing but gave it 4 stars because our server was pretty much MIA. Great restaurant!!

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CaitlinC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The atmosphere is great! I would recommend this as a date night spot, but the music doesn’t match the ambiance. The food is good but my meal came out cold and my husbands was warm. Good portion sizes and nice waiter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary service with Rafael
Food was elevated last night and wow
Thank you Coppa

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Qwertyuiop
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service, good selection of wines by the glass Lovely to be able to eat pasta with a wheat allergy as well!

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vipsm28185
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another dinner at Coppa, another amazing experience! At this point, I’m not sure if it’s better to sit at the bar or sit in the main dining room area, because the team at the bar has consistently taken such great care of us! I’m not sure if we just didn’t remember correctly, but this felt like the first time we received bread service of any kind - it was welcomed, but still a surprise. The side of Crispy Potatoes was delicious, though I do wish we had a little more of the garlic aioli (very tasty). The Italian Sausage pizza was fantastic, with or without the actual sausage. The pizza had a good amount of heat, while maintaining its flavor without burning the tongue. The crust was good, but I can see why some might want it to be a little crispier to avoid the pizza being too soft overall. The Spaghetti Carbonara was very creamy and a solid carbonara overall. It was also a nice dish to share along with the pizza. The entire meal was capped off beautifully with an order of the Tortino dessert, which had a great mix of textures and a delicious and decadent flavor profile. Easily one of my favorite places in town for nice date night out or even a relaxing meal with a small group.

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vipKristy
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Woman at the front was rude and couldn’t be bothered to even hold door open. We were sat next to the door where people kept coming in an out despite there being many open tables. We ordered a cheese/meat board that had old grapes and pears, foul tasting olives, and cheese that was almost past prime. Pasta was too al dente.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful! Was visiting and dined there two nights in a row! Spaghetti carbonara was so good! The meatballs we’re great and the lobster and crab cannelloni was excellent! Service was great! Will go back next time we are in town.

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vipToby
Houston
104 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love it for brunch, consistently reliable food quality and great service. The Coppa Pepperoni pizza is yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner.

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vipLionelJ
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 4 of us really enjoyed our entrees. The Snapper special was one of the best prepared entrees we have had in a long time. Alberto was very helpful and attentive! Thanks!

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Carl
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here, it was my friend’s favorite Italian restaurant & their birthday. Everyone is very friendly, they switched waiters in the beginning. It was pretty much seamless, the food was excellent & I wood recommend the restaurant. Pretty busy even on a Monday night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never… FAILS.

Thank you!!

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PickyEater
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coppa Osteria has been our favorite spot for special occasions for several years now, and they’ve never, ever disappointed. Excellent food, wine, vibe, crowd, and all around fun place to gather with loved ones to celebrate life. I’m a big fan, and will return soon.

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luv2playvb
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burrata Tartufo is amazing! Get the donuts for dessert too. Request Alfredo as your waiter-hes very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and food.

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Toffee18
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a family dinner with my teens. Wonderful attentive service in a beautiful atmosphere. Focaccia with butters and oils were an outstanding starter. Chopped salad could be more flavorful. Cannoli with seafood was very rich and delicious. Veal piccata is the best. Seafood scampi had giant shrimp.

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Dalton3344
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful seat outside and I truly appreciate it all. I wanted to surprise mu husband with an Anniversary dessert but, didn't get a chance but, we will be back. I am not 100% but, I believe Manuel was out waiter and he was Fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic quality of food !

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my partners birthday and I added a note but they did not bring him a dessert as the normally did in the past. We LOVE Coopa!

CJ
CJB46
New Orleans
45 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really good food, inspired modern Italian. Just can't go wrong.

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vipAfromHouston
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and a great location is in the Rice Village. You imagine you are in a cafe somewhere in Europe. Service was excellent and again the food will want you coming back again and again.

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vipTasty
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty pasta. Loved it!

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BarbH
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. We had two diners in our party with food allergies and everything was done to make sure the meals were prepared correctly.
This is the most crowded restaurant I have dined in since the pandemic. The tables were very close together - making us a little uncomfortable. It also made the noise level a little loud.

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You can order delivery directly from Coppa Osteria using the Order Online button. Coppa Osteria also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Coppa Osteria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 522-3535.

Coppa Osteria is rated 4.7 stars by 1205 OpenTable diners.

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