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Coppa

#115 of 2,383 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2178
+1 617-391-0902
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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179 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coppa is a very nice modern Italian restaurant. The space is small and cramped but pleasantly decorated. The food is delicious. The pastas are al dente and the menu is interesting overall. I recommend the cacio e pepe pasta with truffles and also the spaghetti carbonara with uni. For a starter the mackerel crudo was also very good.

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Gina C, General Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review of your last visit to Coppa. I am glad you had such a good time and found a few of our favorites on the menu too. Looking forward to seeing you in the restaurant again soon. More 

LexGSR
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a friendly place with a lively atmosphere - a great neighborhood restaurant - that I think aspires to be more fine dining (like nearby Metropolis or Aquitaine). It succeeds in the former but does not get there in the latter. The food was good, albeit a little inconsistent. For instance, the olive appetizer was really great but the... More 

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Gina C, General Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of your most recent visit to Coppa. I wanted to let you know that I was sure to share this review with out owners and kitchen team so we can look to address the inconsistency of some of the dishes on the menu. We hold ourselves to very high standards... More 

London
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160 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went for dinner and ate at the bar. Staff really friendly and relaxed. Nice choice of small plates, mainly a fresh take on Italian standards. Good wines to choose from. Go.

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Gina C, General Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words about your most recent trip to Coppa. I am glad to hear you enjoyed everything so much. Looking forward to seeing you back in the restaurant sometime in the future to try different dishes and wines! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I finally made it to Coppa. The restaurant is small, with tables crammed in close to one another but to be expected due to its popularity. We made reservations and were seated immediately. My wife ordered Prosecco and I got a beer. The waitress said they didn't have Prosecco but had an unfiltered version that came in... More 

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Gina C, General Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write these kind words about Coppa after dining with us last week. I am glad to hear you enjoyed everything you ate and drank. The charcuterie is always something I order when I dine at Coppa as well. Looking forward to seeing you back in the restaurant soon. More 

United States
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Ok, if you are hungry you will spend a fortune but the food is great. Ate here recently with a party of 4. They emphasize Italian tapas style plates. With that said there were many different options and we ate enough to get semi full but the portions are small. The pasta comes in 2 sizes, half and full. The... More 

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Gina C, General Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review after dining at Coppa. I am glad you enjoyed your time dining with us and look forward to having you join us again for lunch or dinner in the future. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Went here with friends for birthday brunch. From the moment we stepped in the room you were so welcomed by the friendly staff. The menu selection was great!!! Salmon Benedict, eggs etc. Not as plainly described by me. Service is uneven because the kitchen cooks the food and served as it is ready so 2 people started their food finished,... More 

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Gina C, General Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write these kind words. I am glad you enjoyed brunch so much and looking forward to having you in Coppa again soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Here for brunch and stared with cheese and meat board which were yummy, but I thought the servings of cheese we selected could have been larger. Meat portion was spot on. We then ordered 3 pizzas and a salad for lunch. I recommend adding pork and a fried egg to any pizza you get-so worth it! Overall it was a... More 

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Gina C, General Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to write such kind words about your experience at Coppa for brunch. I am glad to hear you had such a good time while dining with us. Looking forward to seeing you back in for brunch or maybe to come try dinner. Best, Ryan Millian More 

Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, excellent service, great drinks & wine.... will be back for sure! The scallops were soooooo delicious, truffle caccio & Pepe unreal, pizza was perfect and their cured ham was perfect. Will pop in every time I'm in Boston for sure! High five!!

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Gina C, General Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Kimberly, Thank you for stopping in at Coppa during your visit to Boston. I am glad to hear you had such a great experience dining with us. Bay scollops are hard to beat and cacio e pepe is a must have during truffle season! I was sure to share this review with the rest of the management team and our... More 

Paris, France
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125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

My sister told me that Coppa was a "must-go" when I asked her for a lunch recommendation. I also wanted my new husband to meet best friend for the first time, and this seemed like the place to try (great website, awesome reviews). Surprise: the restaurant is shaped in a hopelessly odd triangle that makes comfortable sitting an impossibility, and... More 

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Gina C, Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

I wanted to personally reach out and apologize for your experience at Coppa during lunch this last week. We shared your review with the rest of the management team and owners so we can work to put systems in place so this does't happen again for other guests. We strive to make sure each guest that dines at Coppa is... More 

New York City, New York
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129 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Coppa is a small plate bistro style restaurant that is small, very busy and a bit noisy. That being said, the food is really good! The cheese and charcuterie selections are great and we enjoyed the meatballs, the squash with burrata and the broccolini. The service was great from start to finish! We will make it a point to return!

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Gina C, Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write these kind words about your last experience at Coppa. It is always nice to hear when guest's enjoy their time here. I made it a point to share you review with the rest of the management team. Looking forward to seeing you in here in the future. Best, Ryan Millian Assistant General... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2178
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-391-0902
Description
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. We offer a patio in the warmer months. Please note that patio & bar are first come first serve. You can book dining reservations on Open Table or by calling the restaurant. Please also visit our sister restaurant, Toro on Washington street in the South End of Boston.

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Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.
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