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“Wonderful staff, could not be more grateful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Coppola

La Coppola
86 Regent Street, Leamington Spa, England
01926-888873
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful staff, could not be more grateful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited la coppola as a group of 12, and due to a mix up the table was cancelled (not the restaurants fault) half an hour before we arrived. The staff could not have dealt better with the awkward situation, they gave us our original table, having to move (graciously) some already seated diners, and our evening was back on track. the settings are a tad overblown, the food is a ggod basic standard, some dishes are fantatsic, the pasta just ok, but I am very very fussy with the basics. Also a little expensive, but you will have a very nice night and special experience.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A real gem: MOlto Bene ����������”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This restaurant is a gem, that we were lucky enough to savour, in the lovely Regent Street of Leamington Spa. We were travelling from Staffordshire, and meeting our friends from Buckinghamshire, so we chose to rendezvous in Warwickshire. We would unquestionably book here in advance next time to repeat the experience of "La Coppola" over a chain. The atmosphere was warm and friendly, the food was delicious, the staff were attentive and humorous and the fish platter for two was MOlto Bene: absolutely divine. Looking forward to going again...

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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“Authentic Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Superb food.
Biggest oysters I've ever eaten. Part of a lovely fresh fish menu.
So much choice on the menu it was difficult to choose.
In the end I had calves liver cooked with sage, truly delicious. It was served with a red chilli, not sure whether this was just for presentation, however it complimented the liver amazingly well.
Vegetables were beautifully cooked too.
Would highly recommend.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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“Rome rival !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The last 2 weekends we have had weekends in Rome & Zurich, our meal today at La Coppola in our home town was as excellent as the dining experiences we had in very expensive Zurich & expensive Rome. Service was more attentive today than it has been in the past. Food is delicious, portion size are good when supplemented with their tasty side dishes. If you want to enjoy this restaurant on a Friday/Saturday booking in advance of the day is essential unless you are like us & enjoy eating mid afternoon (between lunch & supper). Highly recommend

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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“As an Italian, it doesn't impress...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

In general, Italian restaurants are distinctly average in the UK in my opinion, due to the fact that I've lived and been raised in Italy. La Coppola has good food but seems to be trying to deliver in a very "un-Italian" way, by being pompous and over the top. This goes for both the decor, which is very plastic and fake, to the food, which looks like it's trying to be French (small portion sizes and fancy presentation).

The food IS tasty, but the portion sizes leave much to be desired for the price. Italian food is by no means expensive to make, so this links back to my fancy presentation point.

I think for most Brits, this will be ideal. As an Italian, a bit of a disappointing experience, albeit the chefs can clearly make good food.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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