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253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2178 (South End)
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Ranked #30 of 2,852 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $30
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
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary, Pizza & Pasta
Neighborhood: South End
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I love this place. It's a hidden gem tucked away in the south side. The food is incredible. Some delicious rustic pasta dishes. Some contemporary items as well. My favorite are the tuna crudo with olive dashi, the potato gnocchi with sunchokes, and oyster with whatever they like to do. Listen, this place rocks!!!

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Forget music & fashion...go for the food! Italian Tapas (what a concept!!) paired with interesting wine/beers & select cocktails. Hubby & I sampled Beef Heart Pastrami Bruschetta w tasty Harissa, paper thin Parma Prosciutto sliced to order, a savory & spicy salad of Burrata/Sausage/Muhammara on gorgeous variegated Winter Chicory, a Spaghetti Carbornara (all pasta house made) deserving of applause &... More 

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Bar Harbor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great Italian tapas . We loved the small plates concept. You can try many dishes without fear of getting outside your comfort zone. The pork parmasan was made from the tender pork cheeks. Tender and delicious. Carbonara with sea urchin was also inspired and fantastic. Many great choices, take your servers suggestions and explore.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice beer and wine selection. Great small plates. It was still warm enough in early October to sit outside. Delightful! You must try thr brussel sprouts -amazing!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We decided to try the restaurant due to good reviews but we weren't impressed. The two dishes we ordered came quite late even the restaurant was empty for Sunday brunch. Our waitress was rude. The pancake dish came out burnt. and even though one can tell. Our waitress didn't think so. After we sent it back, they apologized with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This place is amazing. The Chef combinations are unreal. The Pasta with Lobster and Brussel sprouts are exceptional. This is a must stop if your visiting Boston.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

This little restaurant is just few blocks away from the main action around Copley Square and is well worth seeking out. They do not accept reservations but they do have a waiting system on the night you turn up. Beware, it can be up to 2 hours. We were lucky as the wife and I only had to wait 20... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Delicious small plates served "Tapas" style. I found the menu interesting, wish the portions were a bit larger, but delicious nonetheless. The restaurant itself is small and cozy. It does get noisy so if you are looking for a quiet romantic restaurant this is not it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great place in Boston where you can enjoy a little dolce far niente. The key to loving this place, however, is to realize that your food will not come out to the table all at once - and they make no claim that it will. Your entire meal here can have a very leisurely pace. So grab... More 

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New Hampshire, US
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The food here was excellent, Italian cuisine served as small plates that come to the table as they are ready. This is a great place to share with everyone at your table and keep ordering until your full. I would recommend making reservations as we were there on a Sunday night and saw multiple parties leave because they had no... 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 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary, Pizza & Pasta

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