James Beard Award winning Chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette wanted to create an Italian restaurant with a cozy atmosphere and an inventive menu featuring small plates. They succeeded in a big way. Coppa is the neighborhood (and Boston) favorite. It is a cozy restaurant with only a handful of tables. Combine that with all its accolades and you realize why planning to dine here is worth the effort. Coppa is open for both lunch & dinner, so if you are looking for lunch this may be an easier time to get a table. If you want dinner either go at 5pm and eat early or stop by an hour before you hope to eat — incase there is a wait. Some of the shops along Shawmut Avenue will provide a nice distraction if you are waiting. In the warmer months Coppa offers a tiny patio which can speed up the wait. “The food is certainly worth it,” is what we hear constantly from guests and friends. Coppa is most loved for the smaller portions so if you want to have a little pasta and pizza, you can. It’s a wine & cordial only bar, but with such amazing food you won’t even notice.