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Coppa

#39 of 2,708 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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South End
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary, Pasta
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253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2178
617-391-0902
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for date night!

My husband and I decided to try this place for our last dinner in Boston and loved everything we ordered! We eat a lot of Italian at home so we don't normally eat Italian out, but this is not typical Italian! We shared two small plates and then each ordered the small portion of pasta. Though... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Michele J
Good for:
  • Large groups
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English first
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I decided to try this place for our last dinner in Boston and loved everything we ordered! We eat a lot of Italian at home so we don't normally eat Italian out, but this is not typical Italian! We shared two small plates and then each ordered the small portion of pasta. Though surprisingly filling for such... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Service is excellent. Location is great for people watching - especially sitting outside. Food is tasty. Just be aware that this is yet another small plate place - so be prepared to order lots of plates if you are hungry.

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Birmingham, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Originally made a last minute reservation for dinner Saturday night at 10:30, but showed up around 9 and got seated at the bar within 10 minutes. Service is friendly but not pushy, and happy to offer recommendations. The crudo appetizer and celery caesar were fantastic and full of flavor. We sampled a few of the pasta dishes and the burratta,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We recently enjoyed a beautiful night dining al fresco at Coppa. The menu is Italian tapas (mostly small plates divided into apps, entres, pasta, pizza). The food was super fresh and interesting. We really enjoyed the pizza, burrata, and meatballs. You cannot chose wrong as long as you like the ingredients. The staff was pleasant and low key. The wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Wow! That's all I can say about the surprise on the menu - a grinder (known to us in Boston today as a sub). The super thinly slice prosciutto, the layering of just the right ingredients in just the right quantity, the crusty outside and soft inside of a perfect sub roll, the "hots" condiment that really makes the sandwich... More 

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Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

After having lived in the South End for about 3 years I can't believe I have not discovered this place until now! From what I understand, same owners as Toro (which I know well). I thus was not surprised when I discovered another selection of excellent cocktails. I stuck with the Ginger Julep, which consisted of Slow and Low rye,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Smallish Italian restaurant off the beaten path in Boston's South End. Brunch for three was $50, which I thought was reasonable for the quality of the food. It's a bit noisy and there were two large parties of families adding to the generally casual atmosphere. Would love to go back for dinner sometime.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very nice dinner, tapas style plates, creative menu, food was good Some interesting stuff going on here on the menu, I would ask lots of questions. I ordered a pasta dish that was described as chicken sausage and roasted broccoli and I expected pieces of both, when what I got was a sauce with chicken sausage and broccoli mince- it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a small restaurant on a quiet street corner of Boston's South End. They have a small menu - a few pasta dishes, pizzas, warm and cold appetisers. We had arancini, sardines, a pasta dish and a white pizza. All were very good. The house red, available by the carafe, was quite drinkable and reasonably priced. There is a... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Memorable dining experience at Coppa for dinner. Nice, thoughtful (predominantly Italian) wine list. Meatballs, cured meats and burrata/beets dish were great. The star of the night was a dinner special with pasta and rabbit sausage. Amazing! Restaurant was busy and constant line of people waiting to be seated. Service was a bit disorganized but compensated by a very kind young... More 

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Additional Information about Coppa

Address: 253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2178
Phone Number: 617-391-0902
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 to 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Contemporary, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2178
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: 617-391-0902

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 to 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Contemporary, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?