About Coppa

Inspired by the slow food movement of italy…

handmade pasta at Osteria Coppa
Tagliatelle Bolognese
Lamb, Fava Beans and Pecorino Cheese Pizza at Osteria Coppa

Named a Michelin Guide “Bay Area Bib Gourmand Pick” and one of the “10 Hot New Restaurants in the Bay Area” by Zagat, Osteria Coppa specializes in fresh, modern Italian cuisine.  We feature handcrafted pasta, hand stretched thin-crust Neapolitan style pizza, antipasti, house cured salumi, and other Italian specialties.  Our menu changes regularly, based on the offerings of local purveyors, artisans and farmers, and we are committed to using the freshest, most flavorful seasonal products we can find.  We also support and use organic, natural, and sustainable ingredients when possible.

Located in downtown San Mateo, our kitchen is led by highly talented Executive Chef Chanan Kamen, who perfected his artisanal techniques at San Francisco restaurants Quince and Jardinere, and New York restaurants Picholine and Tabla.  He further honed his skills by working at seven different restaurants in Italy, in seven different regions, each of which bears a minimum of one Michelin star.

The team behind Osteria Coppa also includes partners Paul and Julie Shenkman and acclaimed chef/partner Lewis Rossman, who own our sister restaurant Sam’s Chowder House in Half Moon Bay.   Paul Shenkman previously founded Pasta Moon and Cetrella Bistro & Café, both in Half Moon Bay.

In addition to our dining room and full bar, we offer outside patio seating, complete with shade umbrellas for sunny peninsula days, and cozy heaters for cooler days.