HOUSTON -- Houston Restaurant Weeks is in full swing, and we've found a great deal at one of Houston's newest and most popular restaurants.
Coppa Osteria is showcasing Chef Brandi Key's "greatest hits" of contemporary Italian cooking, all at an unbeatable price.
During Restaurant Weeks, participating restaurants offer a $35 3-course dinner, with a portion of the cost going to the Houston Food Bank, but Coppa gives you even more than that. The popular West University restaurant gives you a 4-course meal for the same price, which offers diners a chance to enjoy a full 4-course meal, for the price of an entrée.
"Coppa is one of the restaurants that has four courses on their menus so you're really getting a great deal," diner Fatima Morales said.
"I love the Zeppole – it's like a donut or a beignet," she says of one of the popular dessert-course options.
Diners can choose from starters like fried chickpeas or marinated olives, appetizers like meatballs or caprese salad, entrees like spaghetti carbonara or chicken with polenta, and desserts like lemon pudding cake or cannoli.
Chef Key recommends her signature dish -- the Spaghetti Carbonara.
"It's the dish that got me this job," she said with a laugh. "We put everything together tableside, so people get to see and smell and actually experience seeing the sauce actually get made."
More importantly, Key encourages diners to come out and experience new restaurants or new dishes to support Houstonians in need.
"What we do as chefs is we feed people, so to be able to have people come into the restaurant, experience what we do and then be able to give back to the community, it's huge," she said.