Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Houston >
Oct 1, 2011 06:17 AM

Coppa Restaurant on Washington

my 2nd visit, thought i'd try happy hour yesterday.. Had a Dolce Vita like/sized Italian w/homemade sausage pizza. Very good but not quite up to the level of the tasty DV pies. Nothing to complain about though,, the $5.oo happy hour price is remarkable! Also shared another house speciality,, the meatballs.. three slightly larger than golf ball sized "all beef" meatballs were also very good. Washed it all down with a happy hour French red
Reasonably priced Italian fare tho limited dinner menu, bargain happy hour bites/drinks (bellini was killer) Coppa is a nice stop on Washington.. Warmly lit, attentive and friendly service, attractive crowd, outdoor seating, nothing to complain about except the valet parking, which is a fact of life in H-town.
Owners of Coppa, Ibiza and B19 the same. Chef from SF.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Thanks for the report. Good to have another place to try on Washington when I'm willing to brave it (crowds, traffic & silliness).

    I often wonder what the area will be like in 10 years. Will it go the way of Richmond (so popular for bars & restos in the 80's/90's & now dead) or stay filled with interesting, fun places?

    1 Reply
    1. re: DaTulip

      A friend of mine who lives in the Heights and I were having this conversation the other day. He firmly believes Washington will go the way of the dodo and Richmond and fade. Let's hope old places like Los Dos Amigos, Wabash Feeds, Mardi Gras Grill on Durham, Laredo's and others don't get plowed under. We were thinking of new hotspots. He mentioned Airline, I threw out third ward, but on further thought I think Harrisburg could be it, with the light rail being built. Anyway, it will be interesting.

      Mardi Gras Grill
      1200 Durham, Houston, TX 77007