Coppa Osteria

4.7
727 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Coppa Osteria is located on the ground level of the Hanover building at 5210 Morningside, nestled between the South Hampton and West University neighborhoods. The restaurant is easily accessible by foot or drive on over, valet is available at a $6 charge. Coppa Osteria offers lunch and dinner service 7 days a week, a full service bar with NFL ticket and a patio perfect for outside dining.
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Houston
51 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a marvelous supper at Coppa. It was late, so we shared a meal - the lamb chops with sautéed spinach was PERFECT.

Service was attentive but not overbearing.

S great choice in Rice Village!

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o
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT FOOD. OUTSTANDING WINE LIST AT A REASONABLE PRICES.

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KM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best gluten free pasta!!! The chef always does a great job. Love this restaurant.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always.

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GP
New England
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

O is an incredible bartender we have experience as bartender several occasions and he was our server for table of 5...awesome!!

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HM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal in a gorgeous setting. Was able to sit outside for dinner and enjoy the lovely patio area. Wait staff was very nice and super helpful in guiding us on best choices to order. Will definitely be back!

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K
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Our server, Rafael, was amazing. He was nice, attentive and knowledgeable! The food was fantastic as well. We started off with a caesar salad, moved on to these wonderful mozzarella sticks and then finally ordered the spaghetti carbonara which was phenomenal! We will definitely be back!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & delicious meal !

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WS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, tasty food, well presented.

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P
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Engagement of girlfriend

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Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought the kale salad and chickpeas appetizers were better than the fish and cauliflower and Brussels sprouts main course. But overall, the food was quite good.

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TW
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to Coppa two days in a row for lunch. Enjoyed our waiter so much that we asked for him again. Superb and confident service. A pleasant and helpful young man. Sure is someone Coppa can be proud of. He knew the menu and wine list well! Thanks so much for a great dining experience!

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Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The good is wonderful at Coppa as are the wines! Our experience was enhanced because of the skill and competence of our waiter, Nico. He was very efficient and attentive. I have been many times to Coppa, but I find the best server by far is Nico. He is a real asset to the restaurant.

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LP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made our reservación atención 7:30 pm considering traffic, arribe atención 7:00 no problem for anticipation, Made party of 5, arrived 6 and a child, Well attended, excellent service, dije just perfect, and the cuisine wonderful! We enjoy our great moment atención Coppa Osteria. Congratulations!

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AD
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coppa never disappoints. The service, food, atmosphere are all awesome. It’s one of our fave places to dine in Houston.

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Houston
41 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience. We love their fresh in-house pastas. They didn’t disappoint. Pasta Carbonara and mortadella filled tortellini were wonderful. Affagato and zeppoli for desert. Service was good. People watching was fun. Packed house.

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h
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Place was cool. It was just my wife and I for the-day-after-Valentine’s, and I didn’t really like passing all that open seating just be sat in the back by the wine cabinets. It would’ve been different if we’d had our 7-year-old with us. But hey, I’m not a big complainant. I don’t make big stinks when I don’t get exactly what I want, but maybe I should have in this case. Besides that, the experience was ok. It’s a nice restaurant, and I would like to give it a second chance. I’ll likely be more vocal the next time, especially if that situation repeats itself.

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JU
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentines

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J
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coppa Osteria is one of the best and most consistent restaurants in Houston. They serve fresh, flavorful food and have a great selection of wines and cocktails. It is our go to family restaurant.

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RP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Frito misto was very good starter. The octopus special with very thick spaghetti, mussels and crushed tomato sauce was very tender and the spaghetti carbonara very rich. Enjoyed our meal and cocktails.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Nelson took excellent care of us as always, and we had an amazing time! Thank you!!

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HF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I have a few constant critisims of Coppa. In general the food is very good. The service is not so great. Servers frequently don't ask or bring the customer what's needed nor what I've asked for. Things like bread, butter, parmasean cheese, craked red pepper, ANOTHER GLASS OF WINE, cream for coffee, sweetner for ice tea...simple items that should be standard for ANY server in the business. You order coffee, bring sweetner and cream! You order ice tea, bring sweetner. Wine class is empty, "would you care for another Malbec"? and... if I order one, actually bring it to me! In addition, there is one waiter in particular that has the worst body oder. Sorry, it's winter and great weather...please come to work clean. It matters to the customer having a nice dinner. Again, the ambiance is amazing, especially the patio dinning and the food it wonderful.

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D
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Dinner with friends. Most of my poor review comes from the restaurants inability to properly split a check and difficulty using an opentable electronic gift card.

Splitting a check- I cannot understand why this restaurant cant provide a table with a proper accounting for a split check. My friends drink wine, 2 bottles during our recent dinner. My wife and I drink very little, none of the wine, and Coppas inability to spilt a check properly resulted in my paying for our friends wine, and a much larger bill than I should have had. I am not going to make a scene at the table and rather just sucked it up.

Using an open table gift card- first time trying to use a gift card and it went horribly wrong. First, it took the waiter and manager 4 attempts to use the electronic gift card. Once they figured it out they applied my gift card to our friends check.

So not only did I get overcharged for my meal and drinks I also was not given credit for my gift card.

The result- my meal should have cost a total of about $80-100, but I actually wound up paying $180!!!

I should not have to endure the embarrassment of haggling over my bill with the waiter, it should just be processed correctly from the beginning.

Very disappointed with the whole experience and I would love a credit back...we’ll see.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a great birthday spot!

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JS
Chicago
173 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every respect

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GS
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding!

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I have been eating at this restaurant since it opened. The overall experience has declined with the biggest decline being the food quality. Disappointing.

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KM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some family from out of town came in. We went here for dinner and it was wonderful. I am gluten free and the chef made my meal perfect. I had shrimp scampi. It was so delicious. My guest were vegan and they loved the meal the chef prepared. It was one of the best meals I have had in a long time. The employees were so kind. Thank you everyone for taking care of us.

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NE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was great to have a space kid friendly, but the problem is that they don’t have the space or area for a changing room.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Service was slow and inattentive. Loud obnoxious rap music playing loudly that nobody enjoyed - several tables were complaining. Appetizers and main courses all delivered together instead of being coursed out.
For some reason they lit up the patio heater without asking any customers, several tables had to gang up and ask them to shut it off. Really disappointing compared to my last visit.

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SG
Houston
115 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed our meals as usual. Great location in the Rice Village. Candlelight makes the restaurant feel cozy. Usually pretty packed on Friday nights so get a reservation. We enjoyed the cheese board, and all of our pastas.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service, and experience!!

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SB
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went here for my daughter's birthday. We were excited to try a new place and since she lived in Europe for awhile, she was looking for something rather authentic. We started with the Tuna Tartare, which she said was quite good but I didn't try. Also had the Burrata arancini, which was good but I thought it needed to be served with a larger portion of sauce. Daughter had the Carbonara which she absolutely loved and thought it to be very authentic Italian. I tried the Creste di Gallo alla Norcina. It was tasty, but again I felt like they "skimped" on the sauce. It was a little on the dry side. (Although I ate the leftovers the next day and it was much tastier the second day.) We also had a side of brussel sprouts; I am not even a fan but these were melt in your mouth good.

The atmosphere is lovely with a tall candle burning on each table. I was surprised to see so many families with young children, but it wasn't disruptive at all.
It was a little disappointing that no "birthday dessert" was delivered, especially since I had put it on the reservation, and they asked when we walked in whose birthday is it? I would go back again though. All in all, it was a very pleasant evening and meal.

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E
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was wonderful. My husband is disabled and the wait staff and front of house went out of their way to help him. Not our first experience there and won’t be our last.

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DS
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding! We sat outside. The weather was perfect for a Houston night. This is fast becoming one of our favorite places to dine.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful!!

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XM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was amazing. Our waitress in New Year's Eve was very sweet and went beyond regular service.
She definitely made our evening special. We would have liked to hear different music or something special to happen at midnight, but it was fine. We enjoyed the food, it was delicious!!
Thank you Coppa Osteria.

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SG
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for New Year's Eve dinner, and was impressed, as usual. Had the meatballs and chopped salad for apps - excellent! Then on to Porcini Paparadelle for me, and Spinach Tortellini for my husband. Both were excellent, we cleaned our plates. Wine list is extensive, and affordable.

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D
Houston
59 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this romantic, candlelit restaurant! And the wine prices make it even better! Wonderful experience from start to finish! We’ll be back.

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