Sun-Mon, noon-11pm; Tue-Sat, noon-midnight
6 at 28th St.
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
14th St. to 38th St., First Ave. to Sixth Ave.
With a menu strong in classics such as veal Parmigiana, fettuccine alla Bolognese, and fried calamari, Coppola's is the place for you if you like your southern Italian straight up and your dining room bustling. In the warm, airy space, framed posters of Campari and other Italian products are hung on the walls, lovely gold foil has been applied to the stamped ceiling, and large flower arrangements and battalions of Coppola Vineyard bottles stand guard in the corners. (Don't let that vino's film-maker origins mislead you: Coppola's doesn't have much more to do with Francis Ford Coppola beyond the fact that most of the lusty dishes here go down easy with a glass or two of his red.) The crowds here, equally divided between well dressed Murray Hill homeowners and large groups of friends and family, may come mainly for the happy vibes, but they're also drawn by the easy-to-share, big-flavored dishes, which include thin-crust brick oven pizzas as well as outstanding ragus and other braised-meat dishes. Even though it may be a challenge after such hearty food, most everyone seems happy to finish their meal with a chocolate mousse cake, tiramisu, or another generous serving from the dessert cart.Extra
Coppola's slightly more streamlined delivery menu is significantly cheaper than the one available in-house.Recommended Dishes
Veal saltimbocca, $23