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253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2178 (South End)
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Ranked #44 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South End
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115 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Boston, MA
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Coppa is always a delight, even though I always like to get there right as they open to avoid the wait. The food is truly delicious and unique. The owners, despite being semi celebrities, are very hands on - I've often seen them there, in the kitchen or even fixing the ac. This place makes a great aperol spritz and... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Just delicious! Nothing more to say. Great bar, fun atmosphere, outdoor seating....everything you could want. Every time we get the wood roasted meatballs, arancini and a pasta. We love coming to this great south end spot!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I finally got to sit down and enjoy Coppa! Coming off of just winning James Beard Best Chef Northeast, the place was buzzing. As soon as you walk in you feel like you are a part of the family. The atmosphere is so BIG you don't event notice how small the restaurant actually is. I loved having the opportunity to... More

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Westhampton Beach, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a post-graduation dinner for six at Coppa. The Italian tapas style menu was varied and interesting. Our waiter helped us order the perfect amount of food. We enjoyed sharing the various dishes which were delicious. Highly recommended for someone looking for a fun dining experience.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great small plates, excellent handmade sausage. tiny outside sidewalk dining, wonderful for a summer lunch. A tasty neighborhood gem in a quiet spot.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Coppa is a small italian tapas restaurant tucked away in the south end of Boston. The food is exceptional. I have been here many times and I have never been disappointed. I usually go here on Sunday for brunch. They have delicious food and drinks. I strongly recommend this restaurant. It is truly a hidden gem.

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went to Coppa upon recommendation of a friend. The place is small, and gets filled up quickly tending to get a little loud, but it is quaint little gem. Some items are hit and miss. I had the meatballs in tomato sauce for appetizer. Good, (especially the sauce), but nothing spectacular. I followed up with the Pig's head terrine with... More

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Temecula, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I discovered this restaurant when I was researching places to eat and was so impressed with the food that both my friend and I dined there again the following night. The pizzas are excellent and the crab crostini was delicious! The staff were also very attentive, and there was a nice selection of Italian wines. Even though the restaurant has... More

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Missouri City, Texas, USA
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This was our second time dining at Coppa. It was great to know in the spring and summer months they have outdoor seating since it is a small space. The food was excellent again. There were some new menu items, and we also had repeat items again. Because you are having small plates/tapas portions, you are able to sample some... More

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Montreal, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I ate brunch at Coppa with a few friends on a Sunday. We shared most of our plates, and I believe it was the tastiest food I've eaten for brunch! Their creme fraiche, crab omelet was delicious. The atmosphere was relaxed, the neighbourhood is beautiful if you have time for a stroll. Would recommend this spot to anyone who enjoys... More

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