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Coppa

#36 of 2,673 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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South End
Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Contemporary
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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, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 47
    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 food, great service, fun atmospher

We had a great dinner - the meat selection was delicious! We loved the small plates which allowed us to sample a large portion of the menu and try out some first-time foods for us. The service was great. It is small and get it a little loud, but we enjoyed the cozy setting and didn't have any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Will H
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had a great dinner - the meat selection was delicious! We loved the small plates which allowed us to sample a large portion of the menu and try out some first-time foods for us. The service was great. It is small and get it a little loud, but we enjoyed the cozy setting and didn't have any issues carrying... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This restaurant is much like a tapas bar, except Italian fare. The ingredients and pairings are really special. Our server was great at helping us wade through the options and make choices. The food was all excellent!

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Woodmere, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

More evidence that South Boston continues to rise. This shoebox sized (seats about 36 people inside) Shawmut Avenue, corner establishment, was crowded on a Saturday night in May. I'll describe the menu as a bit eccentric, with several items I've never seen on a menu before, so if you're adventurous, you might want to indulge. Being a bit conservative, we... More 

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Kincardine, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Coppa was an incredible dining experience, exceeding our high expectations. Snuggled into a quaint residential corner of Boston, the menu provided a sophisticated and truly Foodie Worthy meal. We shared 9 plates between two of us, stretching our time there as long as possible. Our waiter and serving staff were attentive, really helpful with our selections and let us take... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Almost everything here is house made , The pastas, the charcuterie everything . I walked by one morning and through the window I saw pasta drying , and a half of a pig that they were getting ready to butcher in house . The quality of the food in incredible . In addition to amazing food the staff is very... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Simple dishes, nice ingredients, excellent service but overall , nothing I would absolutely have to return for. Just OK overall.

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

Good Afternoon, thank you for your feedback on your dining experience at Coppa. I would like to hear more about what fell short for you and invite you back to dine with us. Please email me directly at Info@coppaboston.com. I look forward to hearing from you. More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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133 reviews 133 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My daughter and I tried the tasting menu here recently and it was outstanding. I loved the creativity of the small plates. I have never been a fan of oysters, but they were amazing here! The beef heart pastrami was great; a dish I would never have ordered but was my favorite on this menu. Wonderful wines including a great... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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307 reviews 307 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Excellent food - the chef is doing some very interesting things with this menu - good Italian base, with clever recipes. Started with some oysters which were fresh and flavoursome. The marinated mushrooms also great. The 'Sea urchin and roasted tongue panino with pickled mustard seeds' was an interesting option and was excellent - see photo. Tries a few other... More 

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boston,ma.
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you ever wondered if Jamie Bissonette might have over-extended himself with his (and Ken Oringer's) Boston Toro, and the new NYC Toro outpost, on top of all the media events for this James Beard winner, I'm here to quell your concerns. We had one of the best meals in memory when we went to Coppa for an early dinner... More 

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Vancouver, B.C.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

I don't get the previous reviews. At best the place is just okay and average at best. Maybe it is trendy to jack up the price in direct collation to the size of the smallness of the portion and if so this place has it down to a fine art. You will walk away hungry and wondering why you spent... 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: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Contemporary

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

Questions & Answers

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