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Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Osteria Coppa awarded prestigious 2015 Wine Spectator award
Coppa is proud to be among the restaurants from over 75 countries who earned a prestigious Wine Spectator Award for their outstanding wine programs.  We invite you to take a look at our wine list, and join us for HALF OFF Wine Wednesdays to enjoy some of these top selections for yourself.


How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in San Mateo
Includes alfresco dining at Michelin Guide-recommended Osteria Coppa

Bay Area A-List Winner

Voted 2015 "Best Italian Restaurant" in the Bay Area by San Francisco Bay Area A-List
More than 37,000 voters, over 6,100 nominees and 169 winners

San Mateo: As Fresh As It Gets Award

Osteria Coppa awarded with the San Mateo County: As Fresh As it Gets award for 2014-2015

Bay Area A-List Winner

Voted 2014 "Best Italian Food in the Bay Area" by San Francisco Bay Area A-List
Over 22,000 voters and over 7,700 nominees

Inside Scoop SF

Michelin Guide names Osteria Coppa in 2014 Bay Area Bib Gourmand Picks


Caltrain: Your Hop-Off Dining Guide
Osteria Coppa named one of the best bites within stumbling distance of Caltrain stops from San Francisco to Palo Alto

SF Weekly

Peninsula Dining Update: Osteria Coppa Opens for Brunch

Edible Silicon Valley

Edible Silicon Valley features Paul Shenkman as a Passionate Hospitality Entrepreneur

San Francisco Bay Area A-List

Voted 2013 "Best Italian Food in the Bay Area" by San Francisco Bay Area A-List
Over 22,000 voters and over 10,000 nominees

ABC7 The Bay Area A-List

Voted 2012 "Best Italian Food in the Bay Area" by ABC 7's Bay Area A-List
Over 72,000 voters and over 10,000 nominees

Inside Scoop SF

Michelin Guide names Osteria Coppa in 2012 Bay Area Bib Gourmand Picks


Osteria Coppa named Zagat’s “10 Hot New Restaurants in the Bay Area”

Grub Street San Francisco

"Unterman Adores the Pasta at Osteria Coppa"

Sunset Magazine

Sunset Magazine names Osteria Coppa Pizza one of the top new pizza hotspots in the Bay Area

Tasting Table

"Noodling Around: Multicourse all-pasta menus at three Bay Area Restaurants"

The Examiner -

"Osteria Coppa makes pasta that is simply to die for..." says the San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco BayList

Osteria Coppa voted "Best Italian Food in the Bay Area"
Best of the BAYLIST 2011

Osteria Coppa: A Slice of Italy in Downtown San Mateo
"San Mateo's Osteria Coppa, which opened in summer 2010, is authentically Italian."

Osteria Coppa now open for lunch weekdays and dinner every night
"Opened in mid-2010, Osteria Coppa has been growing steadily in popularity in San Mateo and is showcasing their success with a new lunch menu!"

Gentry Magazine

San Mateo Downtown: Vibrant Dining, European-Style Boutiques, and More
"We're dreaming about the Tajarin with Black Truffles and the Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder with Creamy Polenta and Broccoli Raab."

San Jose Mercury News

SJ Mercury News Top Ten Dishes of 2010: Osteria Coppa's Tagliatelle Bolognese

San Francisco Chronicle

Osteria Coppa a nice addition to San Mateo
"Osteria Coppa, which arrived in downtown San Mateo in August courtesy of the owners of Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, celebrates simple Italian fare...." 

San Jose Mercury News

"SJ Mercury News Review: Exquisite pastas and more at San Mateo's Osteria Coppa"

Weekend Adventures Update

Weekend Adventures in San Francisco & Northern California by Carole Terwilliger Meyers
“…a perfect dinner”

Sante Magazine

Paul Shenkman Named National "Restaurateur of the Year" by the Prestigious Santé Magazine Awards Committee
Local Bay Area restaurateur earns top Grand Award, following in the footsteps of last recipient, master chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck

Zagat Buzz, San Francisco Edition

Attic and Osteria Coppa Add Sizzle to San Mateo
"Don’t look now, but Downtown San Mateo is hot, at least in terms of food choices."

Tasting Table

Pasta Prince ... Chanan Kamen goes to great lengths to produce superb pasta
"Chanan Kamen knows his noodles. The executive chef of the brand-new Osteria Coppa in downtown San Mateo spent five years running the pasta station at the famed Quince."

Culver City Restaurants–San Mateo's Osteria Coppa hits the ground running
"The density of Culver City restaurants is daunting. When it seems like we can’t cram any more eateries into the downtown area, here comes another one. But thankfully, we have a bit of a reprieve, so I’d like to introduce you to another find, this one in the San Mateo area, just south of San Francisco."

San Francisco Chronicle

Osteria Coppa Opens in San Mateo
"Julie and Paul Shenkman – the husband-and-wife team behind Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay – have teamed up with Sam's chef-partner Lewis Rossman for a second restaurant. And this time around, they've gone Italian."

Martini Life

Viva Italia: A Serious Italian Hot Spot Opens in San Mateo
"Another suburban, Italian restaurant? Old news, you say. But wait, there's more! The head chef and menu designer at Osteria Coppa is none other than Chanan Kamen, who spent the past five years in the kitchen at Quince, hands down one of the most revered San Francisco restaurants."

Grub Street San Francisco

What to Eat at Osteria Coppa, Now Open in San Mateo
"We checked out Osteria Coppa via a test dinner last week (it officially opens tonight), and chef Chanan Kamen (previously executive sous chef and pasta maker at Quince) is doing some nice stuff in the pizza, salumi, and fresh pasta department that is sure to fill a gap in the newly bustling dining scene in downtown San Mateo."


Osteria Coppa: Big time Italian just south of the city
"Moving out of a city can be a traumatic experience, unless its called Daly City, in which case -- shame on you for living there in the first place! For a chef moving out of the city to make your own sojourns more palatable, hit Osteria Coppa."


San Francisco Fall Restaurant Preview: Osteria Coppa
"Extending the city’s zeitgest for pizza and other Italian fare down to the Peninsula, this just-about-to-open osteria (owned by the folks behind Sam’s Chowder House) on the main drag in Downtown San Mateo will feature artisanal pies and seasonally driven pasta."


TREK: Osteria Coppa
"What: Quince alum Chanan Kamen dishes up artisanal pastas (agnolotti dal plin filled with veal, pork, and guinea hen) and pizzas with fresh ingredients from the Palo Alto farmers market."


San Mateo Joins the Artisan Pizza/Pasta Craze
"Now that a chef is confirmed, here's some news for you San Mateo dwellers..."