Coppa Reopens For Waterfront Dining On Eagle Street Pier

After almost a year of closing its CBD location due to the pandemic, Italian restaurant COPPA Spuntino is finally open for both indoor and outdoor dining, this time in a much larger space on Eagle Street Pier.

COPPA Spuntino, or simply COPPA is now occupying the former Il Centro site. Designed to make guests feel like they’re dining on Amalfi Coast in Italy, it has a stunning riverfront location and a menu that focuses on fresh seafood. At COPPA, diners can expect antipasti-style small plates, pastas and mains like roast porchetta with rocket and apple or Pesce del giorno (fresh fish of the day).

COPPA’s meatballs courtesy of Saison Salumi (Photo credit: COPPA/Facebook)

The kitchen is overseen by Chef Vincent Clist, who was the head chef at Abinger Cookery School which specialises in chalet cooking. Like what every chalet chef does, Chef Clist’s job involves serving superior quality meals with an emphasis on fresh produce and at COPPA, he’s going to do that by using the best local catches. 

Photo credit: COPPA/Facebook

Then for charcuterie, the restaurant commissioned Saison Salumi to serve what they call  “Brisbane’s best meatballs.” Saison Salumi is known for its seasonal cured meats, done through traditional slow curing. For drinks, the restaurant boasts an extensive list of wines made in Italy as well as Italian varietal wines made in Australia. 

Photo credit: COPPA/Facebook

While the place was completely stripped back, The Happy Fat Group, the owners of COPPA, kept the original dining chairs and the parquetry flooring of Il Centro. They removed the old private dining room to come up with an extended bar and new booths. They also got the help of architect Adam Laming to design their new contemporary space.

If you’ve missed dining at COPPA or want to know why they’re such a great hit among CBD diners, visit their new location on Eagle Street Pier, 45 Eagle St, Wednesdays to Sundays. They are now taking bookings for lunch and dinner through their website. You can also check them out on Facebook for the latest updates and special promotions.