Food & Drink


2018 Winner: Coppa

Coppa, with its close quarters and packed South End patio, is still crushing it with Italian small plates, local and imported salumi, wood-fired thin-crust pizzas and Italian-sized (i.e., not oversized) pastas. For a place from Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette that also serves a sea urchin-and-tongue sandwich, the polpette are a pretty straight-up affair: pork and beef in red sauce with Parmigiano. Credit current chef de cuisine Brian Rae for wringing deeply satisfying flavors from a classic palette.


253 Shawmut Ave., Boston • (617) 391-0902

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