My studies led me to start with the octopus carpaccio which included fingerlin potatoes, crushed olives, pickled fresno chil & mizuna. I selected the spaghetti fra diavolo with lobster meat, spicy tomato sauce and calabria chili as my main dish, and malt chocolate cake for dessert. I paired my dinner with Real Ale Rio Blanco Pale Ale for my beverage. Now mangiamo!!!
|Spaghetti Fra Diavolo|
For my main dish, I went with Spaghetti Fra Diavolo. This is traditional Italian spaghetti, served with lobster meat in a spicy tomato sauce and includes calabria chili peppers. It's topped with fresh basil leaves. The chef did not scrimp on the lobster meat--there was plenty of it, and it was quite succulent. The pasta was properly al dente. The sauce was delightfully sweet and spicy and the basil tasted fresh picked. There was a little hint of extra virgin olive oil on the plate, but it also had a little heat to it. Awesome job on the main dish, Coppa!!!
dessert menu was quite good and I ended up indulging. I chose their Malt Chocolate Cake--a sea salt mocha budino, served with malt chocolate crunch and straciatella gelato. This was such a beautiful looking and tasting dessert it might make a lover of good fancy desserts weep a little... that it was finished and they wanted more of it! This dish was a nice mix of temperatures, textures, flavours, with crunch malt that tasted a bit like Macademia Nuts, served on a liquid chocolate substance like a mix between Nutella and the filling of a Lindor Truffle. A nice finish to a great meal! 4 down readers, 9 to go on the list!!!
Report Card for Coppa Ristorante Italiano:
|Lovely interior at Coppa... just before it filled up!|
Spaghetti Fra Diavolo: A+
Salted Mocha Malt Chocolate Cake w/Gelato: A++
Atmosphere (Modern Wine Bar look, open kitchen): A -
Dining Area: A+
Men's Room: B- (needed attention, notified management)
Overall Grade: A-
Coppa Ristorante Italiano is located at:
5555 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77007
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Th: 11 AM-10 PM
Fri: 11 AM-11 PM
Sat: 5 PM-11 PM
Sun: 5 PM-9 PM
And Remember to Eat Happy, Y'all!!!
Mangiare felicemente tutti voi!!!