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#101 of 2,750 Restaurants in Boston
#113 of 2,967 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
South End
Pizza, Italian, Spanish, Contemporary, Pasta
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253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2178
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great tapas style italian!

Great place to come on a date! Small, intimate restaurants with lots of amazing Italian dishes to share. Definitely a top spot to go in Boston. Also in a very cute area to walk around after.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was a pretty good evening. Really enjoyed the squash and sage tagliatelle - one of the best Italian dishes I've ever tasted. But the sea urchin carbonara was unnecessarily pretentious and average. It smacks of a lack of imagination to take a classic dish and plonk a weird ingredient in it, and claim it as your own. It didn't taste... More 

Thank Duunx
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had high expectations for Coppa but, unfortunately, were totally disappointed. The space is small but cozy and warmly lit. If you go in the cooler months make sure you get a table away from the door as it opens directly to the outside and lets in the freezing cold city air. The food was rather bland and unimaginative. Ken... More 

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

Hello, First, I would like to thank you for the feedback regarding your recent dining experience at Coppa. I am sorry to hear that your visit was less than what you were expecting. I would love to invite you in for another meal, on us. I am sure that your next visit will surpass your expectations! Please contact me via... More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to come on a date! Small, intimate restaurants with lots of amazing Italian dishes to share. Definitely a top spot to go in Boston. Also in a very cute area to walk around after.

Thank lbw57
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a change of pace from oysters and seafood, we decided to take a taxi to the trendy South End and try this much lauded Italian restaurant. It's hip with good loudish music and cool staff. As we were only wanting a light meal, the highlight for us was the potato, baccala and ricotta pizza which was as good as... More 

Thank 16R25D
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic South End restaurant, the sort of place every neighbourhood should have.We visited here several times on our recent trip to Boston. Great staff who looked after us like locals. Nice vibe and authentic small plate sized Italian style dishes and an interesting cocktail list which was a bit different.

Thank Michael N
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a gilt city menu offer to try this place and so decided to make it special and take my other half for a weekday lunch. The place is small with a limited number of covers so we made a reservation. The service was excellent and the food on offer for the menu was wide and varied. We enjoyed... More 

Thank merlincryst
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coppa is one of the best italian places in Boston. I've been to so many, and this ranks in the top 3. It's small plates so you can try many different things (like the rice balls - which are AMAZING). Get here early - its a small place and gets crowded.

Thank Todd M
Quebec City, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Good ambiance, very good service, very good food. Would however benefit to serve wines at good temperature (red italian between 60-64F). Our red wine was definitly (far) too warm (around 80F). Also, on the logistic dimension, the restaurant shall benefit to consider adding a second toilet. A single for a whole restaurant is not enought. Still rate it 5-stars. It... More 

Thank Luc P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

OH MY GOSH. Best meal I've ever had? Quite possibly. Coppa is a delightful south Boston gem, and well worth the trip and the bill. A friend and I went to Coppa on a delightful warm Fall evening for dinner. We sat outside, which was the perfect ambiance to people watch and enjoy autumn in Boston. The service was great,... More 

Thank Molly S
Burlington, Vermont
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Came here for my birthday and honestly speaking the staff was incredible. They were very attentive and service was anything but lacking. The food however was kind of awful... The only thing I enjoyed was the Italian Grinder and even than was subpar. For being a butcher-style establishment I find it disappointing to receive a bowl of bones with nothing... More 

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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian, Spanish, Contemporary, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?