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Coppa

#122 of 2,680 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Neighborhood:
South End
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2178
16173910902
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4:00 pm - 11:00 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 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Coppa is an intimate enoteca tucked on a quiet side street in Boston's...
Coppa is an intimate enoteca tucked on a quiet side street in Boston's South End featuring Italian small plates created by James Beard Awarding winning Chef Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer. Everything is made with locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Coppa has an eclectic wine list, and unique cordial-based cocktails. Please note that our patio is first come first serve and reservations are not accepted for outdoor seating. We only accept reservations for the dining room. A few tables as well as the bar are saved for walk ins. Due to our cozy setting, for reservations of parties over 4 people please call Coppa directly. Cancelation Policy: for parties of 5 people and over a credit card will be required at booking. There is a $35 per person cancelation fee for no shows and parties that cancel within 24 hours of the original reservation.
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  • 12
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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 Italian

extremely authentic small Italian spot in a very romantic corner of Boston. The pastas and appetizers are sensational , highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
jcrowne
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

extremely authentic small Italian spot in a very romantic corner of Boston. The pastas and appetizers are sensational , highly recommended

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Thank jcrowne
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a day in advance so ended up with a relatively late reservation (9pm). We were sat right at 9 however we showed up a little early and found it difficult to linger around the bar. The restaurant is small and they use the bar seats to accommodate walk-ins. The food was excellent. We stuck to the pescatarian options: grilled... More 

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Thank Justin K
McKinney, Texas
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108 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an early dinner before a show. Had booked a reservation a few days out, so no problem getting seated quickly. Intimate sized, bustling. Interesting takes on Italian fare, unlike anything I've ever had. Try the amazing celery Caesar salad. Wow, that is good. Great service, friendly and available. Definitely will return.

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Thank drdmromeo
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So my husband and I had a late reservation (9:30) on Saturday night. We were interested in trying what would be a double chef hit; both Oringer and Bissonette have sterling chef cred so we were getting two for the price of one at Coppa. We were a little early and are not from Boston so we checked out the... More 

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Thank Lisa C
Nassau, New Providence Island
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We had read on the Internet that the pizza at Coppa was rated the best in Boston, so the entire family (6 of us, 2 of whom were pre-teens) were eager to try it out. In our opinion, the pizza was the least good of the many dishes we sampled. The wine list was excellent, and the menu was sufficiently... More 

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Thank Glad2BDone
connecticut
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

what a surprise. Nothing to brag about for decor or ambiance but the food was delicious, and I rarely say that. We started with a celery salad and a mussel bruschetta, both delicious.I had a chicken pasta that was superb. My wife had a pizza that we could not stop eating. a little pricey but delicious. Get there early or... More 

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Thank RXMAN2
New York
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My absolute favorite restaurant in Boston, and maybe top 10 all-time. I come to Boston often and will always make sure I can find time for a meal at Coppa. The restaurant Quaint & cozy. A place where you can go with a group or find yourself perfectly at home at the bar. My choice. At the bar you get... More 

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Thank lasslaby
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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114 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a very authentic Italian space. The servers were terrific , the wine list was excellent and the food is just terrific. The celery caesar salad was amazing . Great cheeses and salumi from Formaggio . Many wonderful pastas - not your typical -wild mushrooms, chicken livers or pancetta and sea urchin . The pizza crust is light and... More 

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Thank Alice S
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

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 

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

Hello, Thank you for your review of Coppa. I am sorry to hear that we fell short of your expectations, and would love to invite you back in to give us another try. Please reach out to me when you would like to come visit us again, and I will personally handle your reservation. Best, Doug Burgess General Manager Coppa More 

boston
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

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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2 Thank hollygolightley13
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 

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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: 16173910902

Price and Cuisine

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

Description

Coppa is an intimate enoteca tucked on a quiet side street in Boston's South End featuring Italian small plates created by James Beard Awarding winning Chef Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer. Everything is made with locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Coppa has an eclectic wine list, and unique cordial-based cocktails. Please note that our patio is first come first serve and reservations are not accepted for outdoor seating. We only accept reservations for the dining room. A few tables as well as the bar are saved for walk ins. Due to our cozy setting, for reservations of parties over 4 people please call Coppa directly. Cancelation Policy: for parties of 5 people and over a credit card will be required at booking. There is a $35 per person cancelation fee for no shows and parties that cancel within 24 hours of the original reservation.
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
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Staying in South End

Neighborhood Profile
South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.