Coppi was the first authentic Tuscan Trattoria in the East Village, where the
owners, two sisters born and raised in Pistoia, Tuscany (just a few miles from
to reproduce the recipes that their mother made for them growing up by having
her fly in and teach the chefs first-hand.
Coppi became a huge attraction in the East Village, with a beautiful
atmosphere, heavenly food, and a Tuscan style garden in the back.
was brought to the attention of the New York Times shortly after, and received
two stars from them in the reviews section.
in the kitchen, the owner's sister Maristella was helping as a cuisinier and
met her future husband, Esteban Molina, a mexican sous-chef.
fell in love, had a beautiful daughter, and went off to eventually start their
own restaurant a few blocks away.
restaurant, a zesty fusion of Tuscan and Mexican food, open in 2007 and was
named after their daughter.
achieved their individual successes, the sisters along with Esteban decided to
bring together both of their businesses and had the idea for I Coppi Di
has the original menu from I Coppi, but also includes some of the specialty
dishes specific to Matilda.
COPPI DI MATILDA embodies the most important values of Italy, FAMILY and FOOD,
and it serves genuine, original specialties from the owners’ small town in
Tuscany at very modest prices.