Butternut squash oven seared with ricotta salata, red onions, pine nuts, capers, and garlic. Fresh Rhode Island squid seared with garlic, parsley, and balsamic vinegar. Organic New York Strip, oven seared with a spicy ginger tomato sauce, served with young chard, golden raisins, and pine nuts. Melanzane pizza with roasted eggplant, cremini mushroom, and red pepper, with smoked mozzarella and baby artichoke. These are just a few of the dishes available at Coppi’s Organic, in Washington DC. Opened in 1993, Coppi’s is an Italian restaurant specializing in organic, local dishes.
The night we visited, the place was packed with a lively but friendly crowd. Unfortunately there was a slight mix up with our reservation, but the friendly and attentive staff found us a seat at the bar and served up some tasty appetizers on the house while we waited for a table (giving us a chance to sample the house wines). Once a table was found, we tucked in to some delicious, and reasonably priced, pizzas (the medium pizzas come out at $12.95, and are more than enough for one person). Checking with the waitress, we were told that pretty much all of the core ingredients were organic, apart from some of the imported meats etc. So next time you are in DC, and you are looking for an informal, green minded eatery, we would certainly recommend Coppi’s.