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#108 of 2,371 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South End
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2178
+1 617-391-0902
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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108 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Coppa is a small plate bistro style restaurant that is small, very busy and a bit noisy. That being said, the food is really good! The cheese and charcuterie selections are great and we enjoyed the meatballs, the squash with burrata and the broccolini. The service was great from start to finish! We will make it a point to return!

Thank Mark S
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I joined TripAdvisor to help guide people towards things that I've personally enjoyed - not to complain. But the experience I had this evening at Coppa was disappointing and I'm hoping that writing this review will help others plan better that I did. Basically, I recommend that you plan to go here in even numbers - especially if you (a)... More 

1 Thank Lilly F
Gina C, General Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Hello Lilly, I want to first and foremost apologize for your unpleasant experience with the host and table, as well as having to wait past your reservation time. We have reviewed your comments as a team and will be sure to take the correct training measurements to ensure it doesn't happen again. We apologize for any wait that you might... More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Five colleagues and I enjoyed a fantastic and fun dinner of small plates and pizza at Coppa. The pastas, charcuterie and pizzas were all delicious. The bone marrow pizza was especially good. Nice selection of Italian wines, and very good service.

Thank SharonDStuart
Gina C, Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in to dine at Coppa with your colleagues this last week. I will be sure to share your kind words with the service team as well. Looking forward to seeing you back in soon for some more pizza and pasta! More 

Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were holidaying in Boston for a few days and we visited Coppa on a Saturday evening. I made a reservation online beforehand – I think you might struggle to get a table without a reservation especially at the weekend. The food was delicious. We had a sharing platter – a huge selection of lovely cold meats and cheeses –... More 

Thank holiday100010
Gina C, Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this great review. So glad you came into Coppa on your travels. Looking forward to seeing you back in next time you are in Boston. More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

For the second time in the past month my wife and I had dinner at Coppa in the Boston south end. The first time I enjoyed the food but I needed to go back and confirm that this small charming restaurant has some of the best food in Boston. The " stuzzichini" I ordered were done to perfection : the... More 

Thank Luciano M
Gina C, Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review! Glad to have you and your wife back in at Coppa and look forward to seeing you again to continue you great experiences with us! I will be sure to share this review with the rest of the management team and staff. More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had an absolutely fantastic meal at Coppa when we were recently in Boston. The service was great, food was amazing especially the Squid Ink pasta special we had. My only wish was they had a full liquor license instead of just a cordial license. With that said though the ginger julep I had and the wine... More 

Thank bpd524
Gina C, Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your time at Coppa! Like yourself the staff also is in love with the squid ink pasta dish and can't get enough of it. Looking forward to seeing you back in soon. More 

Marshfield, Massachusetts, United States
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

One of the last warm evenings of summer in Boston and we wanted to eat in the South End after working at BMC that day. Several friends had recommended Coppa and we were not disappointed. It was lovely to sit outside and watch the neighborhood go by as we sipped wine and enjoyed several small plates (marinated local mushrooms, roasted... More 

Thank Michelle M
Gina C, Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Thank you for these kind words about your experience at Coppa this last month. The patio is truly a magical place to step back and relax as the South End world goes on around you. Looking forward to seeing you back in to try some more snacks and wines! More 

Miami, Florida
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259 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Coppa is a wonderful morphing of a neighborhood dining spot and a high-end restaurant. The vibe is all neighborhood casual, but the level of the cuisine, the wine and the service is from a high-end restaurant. Pastas and pizzas are inventive - the summer corn pizza with scallions, cheese and a hint of jalapeño was wonderful, and a more autumnal... More 

Thank Lyn_Farmer
Gina C, Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of your time at Coppa. It is always great to read about guests who love dishes and menus that reflect the changing seasons. Looking forward to seeing you next time you are visiting Boston! More 

Leavenworth, Kansas
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140 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Came in for a few drinks with a friend. The interior is very nice. The food menu looks interesting and everything is hand sliced and made right in front of you. Cheeses and meats looked delicious. Pricey for sure, but worth stopping in. Bartender friendly enough.

Thank Bellenelle2918
Gina C, Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We would love to see you in soon to also enjoy some of our savory or sweet items off the dinner menu. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We love Coppa. My husband and I have been there numerous times over the last few years. Every visit leaves us wanting to go back. The small dishes are great. The pastas and pizza are fantastic! The service is great and the drinks good. We love the ambiance of a small restaurant in the city! Our favorites include the meatballs,... More 

Thank Bethberrie
Gina C, Manager at Coppa, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued support of Coppa. We always love having familiar faces join us for lunch or dinner and I know the service team always bonds with these guests. Looking forward to having you back in soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2178
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-391-0902
Coppa is an intimate enoteca tucked on a quiet side street in Boston's South End featuring Italian small plates created by James Beard Award-winning Chefs 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. We offer a patio in the warmer months. Please note that patio & bar are first come first serve. You can book dining reservations on Open Table or by calling the restaurant. Please also visit our sister restaurant, Toro on Washington street in the South End of Boston.

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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.
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