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££ - £££Italian, Pizza,
253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2178
+1 617-391-0902
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2178
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Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Upon our arrival I was a bit taken back, it isn't much on atmosphere. Although I realize it was a a small Italian cafe? Within moments I felt relaxed greeted by the staff. Music could have been slightly lowered for conversation. The food is Great!...More

Thank stlucia6
Gina C, General Manager at Coppa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2016

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your review. You are correct, Coppa is quite small but i am glad to hear that you were still able to feel relaxed at moments while dining. The music does tend to be loud, but we are more than happy...More

Reviewed 6 March 2016

Friendly service. We shared two pizzas, both were good although we struggled to finish, especially as the Salsiccia was a little heavy going with the different cheeses and caramelised onion.

Thank libertino23
Gina C, Manager at Coppa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2016

Good Afternoon, Thank you for joining us at Coppa! We are happy you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to having you in again. Best, Gina-Marie Ciccotelli Director of Operations

Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Visiting the beautiful city of Boston for my daughter's job interview. Our hotel concierge suggested Coppa, and my daughter and I were so glad we went. The pizza we had was fantastic, and big enough to share. The atmosphere was really nice too. Young professionals,...More

Thank Ancalu12
Gina C, Manager at Coppa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2016

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your kind review of Coppa. We are so happy that you and your daughter had a great experience. Hopefully we were a good luck charm to your daughter with her interview! We hope to see you again at Coppa soon....More

Reviewed 8 February 2016

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

Thank jcrowne
Gina C, Manager at Coppa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2016

Good Afternoon, Thank your for your review. We are happy to hear you loved the pasta and appetizers you had. We look forward to having you back! Best, Gina-Marie Ciccotelli Director of Operations

Reviewed 7 February 2016 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...More

Thank Justin K
Reviewed 26 January 2016 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....More

Thank drdmromeo
Reviewed 13 January 2016

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....More

Thank Lisa C
Gina C, Manager at Coppa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2016

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your wonderful review of Coppa. We are so happy you had such a great time and felt right at home. Cant wait to have you all back in soon! Best, Gina-Marie Ciccotelli Director of Operations

Reviewed 4 January 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...More

Thank Glad2BDone
Reviewed 3 January 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...More

Thank RXMAN2
Reviewed 2 January 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...More

Thank lasslaby
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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
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Kelly G
6 February 2016|
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Response from Gina C | Property representative |
Good Morning, We dont have gluten free pasta or pizza, however we do have several gluten free options. Best, Gina
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
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
  • E-mail
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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