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Coppia

417 NW 10th Ave. (NW Glisan St.) Send to Phone
Wine and food are full partners at this intimate Pearl District spot.
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Coppia Restaurant Review

: "Coppia" is the Italian word for "couple" or "pairing," and here you’ll find wines matched with foods that raise the bar far above a desultory cheese or salumi plate. The emphasis is on subtle, rich flavors and big wines (Barolos, Barbarescos) of the Piedmont corner of Northern Italy. A floor-to-ceiling wine wall dominates the cozy space, dividing it into two rooms: a lighter, outer area where guests may watch the busy street scene, and an interior, quieter one. Every dish on the menu has a recommended wine partner, but choosing your own is also an option. Both small and large plates are offered. For mains, consider the vitello tonnato (thinly sliced veal in a lemon and tuna sauce with a dot of pear mostarda), or the hearty dish with sautéed wild mushrooms and bread. Other choices may include scallop risotto; beef ribs with asparagus, polenta and fresh horseradish; pappardelle with a wild boar sauce; or salmon with a hazelnut and caper agrodolce and arugula salad. If you're feeling conventional you may always order the cheese or charcuterie platters, accompanied by fruit and bread. For dessert, sample the panna cotta or frangipane custard tart with cherries.

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