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Papa Razzi- Boston
Papa Razzi- Boston

Papa Razzi- Boston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.paparazzitrattoria.com
  • Phone: (617) 536-9200
  • Hours of Operation: All OpenTable reservations are for inside dining only

    M - F 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Sa - Su 11:30am - 11:00pm (brunch until 3:00PM)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Corey O'Shea
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: We have premium space for private events accommodating up to 100 guests. To view our private event menus visit our website at www.paparazzitrattoria.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Newbury Street
  • Public Transit: The Copley stop on the green line is right across the street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are several public lots nearby the restaurant.
A word from Papa Razzi- Boston
Papa Razzi offers the best of Italian scratch cooking: simple recipes, fresh ingredients, and passionate chefs. Inspired by the modern trattoria, each of our convenient locations makes it easy to enjoy a heart-warming meal from our wood-fired ovens. Everything from thin-crust pizzas to favorite pastas are made to order in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. We look forward to your next visit!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Was really disappointed that they no longer serve their homemade breadsticks"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Just arrive to Boston Back Bay area this restaurant is located in a very known street. Althou only have q few rables outside,you get surprice when get inside. It is a nice clean and big restaurant. Food was good and serve pretty quick. We had a great time."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We went for dinner at 7:30pm and there were plenty of tables on a Wednesday. Our server David told us it was his first night working at this Papa Razzi location but that was barely noticed. He was very nice even though we took our very sweet time before ordering and between courses. The food was great, portions were acceptable and the ambience put pulls everything together. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Papa Razzi's outdoor patio this past weekend. Great cocktails and wine selection. We started with the fried mozzarella cheese which was delicious. I tried the Lobster Fra Diavlo which had TONS of lobster meat and just the right amount of spice. The desserts looked great however we declined. Definitely going to be back to enjoy the patio!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It was a such good quality and price few years ago... Now it is more expensive and the food is average low quality including the size of the plate. They were famous for bread sticks and focaccia... But they don't serve it anymore. Service is now terrible.... Slow....and not kindly... They really don't care about the customers. I won't go in this place anymore"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Restaurant changed management. The things we liked best--the tasting flights of wines, delicious salads, shrimp-spinach appetizer--are gone. I used to love the pazanella salad, so vinegary, full of bread, and large. Last night's version was 1/2 the size and had a handful of tiny croutons which looked packaged.NO vinegar but but a creamy sauce. (I had asked sauce on the side.) Ironically, the prizes of dinners have been raised as quality has dipped."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Gluten Free pizza is hard to do well, and P-R has the best I've ever had...great service....will return."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "What stood out was the service. Friendly, professional, with appropriate spacing between courses. Value/cost excellent. Would return next time in area."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Semi-New location on newbury.. nice outdoor patio area.. unfortunately very long wait time for outside on a nice day since its small. Inside is nice, clean, and plenty of seating. Food was very good. Meatball pizza, and panni sandwich were spot on, fresh, and tasty.. Service was good as expected. Always try to visit this place when I visit boston, and i would tell you to do the same."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a delightful time with delicious food! Our waiter was great. We would definitely go back if we didn't live in San Francisco!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our waiter was very attentive and just a great person. I miss the focaccia bread though"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "5-28-14 at 6:15 PM. Cold rainy night in town, we walked in and pleasantly greeted to either go to our ready table or wait at the bar for our other guest to arrive. Bartender gave us a good recommendation on a wine choice, our guest arrived and went up to dinner in this beautiful restaurant . As our waitress said ,the special beef short ribs was a melt in your mouth delight. Truly SPECIAL! Veal parm, excellent and huge! Gnocchi, great as well. Tiramisu was fantastic , not soggy or spongy , with a nice espresso. Very pleasant waitress, at our service, while we visited family from Ohio. We have been here many times, great atmosphere and outdoors in the summer is a true delight. On of the best restaurants in Boston! They never disappoint."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Came here due to the Gluten-free menu options noted on their website. Located on vibrant Newbury St. it has a large and nice interior but dining experience was overall disappointing. Servers seemed confused and generally "tuned-out" Took them about 15 minutes to track down one dog-eared gluten-free menu. Why not asterisk the GF options on your regular menu? My husbands bread arrived at the table before his meal - they promised to bring GF bread but it arrived long after my entree. The GF pizza crust was ok, but the pizza tomato base was heavy on the oregano and tasted like Prego from a tin. When I think wood-fired thin curst margarita pizza I think fresh DOP tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil - this was poor interpretation"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Service was wonderful. I mention and issue with one herb, chef made everything from scratch, waitress was superb. Food fantastic. Can't wait to go again"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The menu offered a wide range, including ideal selections for the dieter among us. The service was prompt and attentive. It was just what we had hoped for a relaxed weekday lunch."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This is an awesome place to have some great Italian food."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Commencement weekend dinner. Excellent food although on Sunday night they had run out if veal and steak and our first choice of wine. But meal second selections were all good "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I went to Paparazzi for mother's day and we had a really good dining experience. The place was very crowded, given the holiday and a gorgeous spring day, but the staff was very accommodating given we were a bit early for our reservation. The menu only had a few brunch items but the food was delicious!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Visited Papa Razzi - Boston but thought it was just okay. We waited a bit for our waiter but was to be expected as it was Friday night. After ordering, however, we waited quite a while for our drinks and had to ask for bread. We ordered soup - ministrone which was okay and Pasat e Fagoli which was awful. It tasted like chili!! For our entrees, we ordered Chicken Sorrento, Penne con Pollo and Rigatoni con Luganega. Each one was 'fine' but nothing to write home about. It was a one and done for us. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I took two business associates for lunch yesterday. No water for 20 minutes, got our soup in about the same amount of time. Lots of angry diners! No bread basket either, and no wine that was ordered. Other waiters had to help and they were not happy about it to the point of being rude. The food is so delicious that I can't figure out why they can't hire enough employees to serve patrons. Maybe call and get to-go food! Very sad!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Have been a loyal customer for many years but won't be returning. Had a server who was also waiting on a table of 14. Which meant terrible service for us. Had to ask for water 3 different times from 3 different people. We ordered pizzas that took 1.5 hours to come out. Life is too short to wait that long. No attempt to make amends from the server. Had to wait 15 mins just to get water. If you can't handle that many people in your restaurant then don't accept more reservations"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "After an impromptu lunch or was it brunch we thought that we should really see what they could do and so made a reservation for dinner a few days latter. It was a good decision and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Writing these comments in New York we are able to put the attitudes and service levels experienced in Boston into context. On bangs for your bucks it's Boston by a country mile!"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "As someone who does not get to go out with my boyfriend regularly, we had a very nice date night here on Sunday 4/27. The host was pleasant and our server Paul was amazing. He was exactly what both my boyfriend and I look for when we go out to eat. The food was delicious as well! Overall it was a great night and we will definitely be returning soon :)"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great food and great service. Always come to have aldo as my server, he always remembers me, what I ate last time and it's so considerate. I have absolutely loved both brunch dishes I've had so far and always look forward to my weekend mornings here"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We booked our table a month in advance through open table and they did not have it when we went to eat our pasta dinner the night before the marathon. Needless to say we were very disappointed. The hostess did not suggest any alternative for us. Luckily we spotted two seats at the bar and ate there. Unfortunately this made for a disappointing dinner. Our trip to boston included 3 bookings through open table and there were no problems with the other reservations. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Great gluten free place for my daughter with great dining options for me to carbo load prior to running the Boston Marathon. Only had penne pasta available for GF, hopefully they can have more options next year."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We totally enjoyed everything about this restaurant. Will definitely go back next time in Boston. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I ate here with friends before the Boston marathon. I had made reservations. We were seated promptly, service was good. I had the potato gnocchi and it was excellent. My friend asked for some changes to the menu and the chef was very accommodating. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I had a 12:30 reservation on a Tuesday and I'm glad I did because the restaurant filled quickly. The wait staff was highly attentive. Food preparation was slow (32 minutes for my chicken parm Panini) but the portion was huge and delicious. The ambiance is nice. I will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The Ravioli with spinach was amazing. The waiter was extremely friendly and sociable. The setting was a dimly lit dining room with dark furniture and decor. I highly recommend it for great Italian pasta dishes. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The place was way too crowded and extremely noisy. I could hear conversations from several surrounding tables. Wait staff was not very attentive and the food was good, but way overpriced. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was my first meal after getting off a 7 hour flight so I was quite jet lagged. I was expecting a quiet, cozy bistro type atmosphere but the place was packed and very, very noisy. I didn't mind too much as it kept me awake. The service was very attentive from the hostess to the waitress. I ordered the spaghetti bolognese. It was ok but as with most restaurants in North America had far too much salt. I also ordered a green salad but they used iceberg lettuce which made it very watery. Good place to for a drink at the bar with your mates but as a romantic dinner for two, I would choose elsewhere. Finally, the manager kindly waited with me to flag down a taxi which he didn't have to. Overall great service with ok food. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We had Sunday early dinner at Papa Razzi. The service was good, and the waitress was friendly.We sat outside on Newbury which is always nice.. The appetizer Calamari was just ok, however the entrees were very greasy. each and every one of us had a different dish...Only my 7 year old enjoyed her cheese ravioli (it was with butter, no red sauce) . My and my wife risotto were barely edible. My 10year old son would eat anything with red sauce in it...He could not eat his spaghetti with meatball .."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I've always loved Papa Razzi but I hadn't ever been to this location. Great spot!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I came here to treat my girlfriend out to a nice dinner. Prices seemed fair for what was being served and certainly can get to be expensive depending on what you get, just don't drink a lot or you'll be looking at a $200+ bill. I ordered Lobster tortellini which was much better than I expected. The dish's seem to be well proportioned so you wont leave over stuffed but certainly full. We went on a Friday evening around 6:30pm and were out by 7:45 which brings me to my next point. The service was FAST, possibly a little too fast but okay none the less. They looked understaffed but our waitress was still a stones throw away and continually checked with us. Great place to eat when you're feeling semi fancy and want good food that's not a chain."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Excellent place for dinner! Even though we show up 30min earlier then our reservation, we were immediately given a table. Our server was really nice and accommodating. It was my first time and I'm coming back for sure!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is our go to restaurant when visiting Boston! Always a great meal! Staff is friendly and knowledgable, the specials are delicious."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I've been going to Papa Razzi for years and it is always consistent, flavorful, affordable (compared to many other Back Bay restaurants) and I always seem to get a nice table (that part could be luck, or possibly even related to OpenTable.). Their Chicken Parm is the best I've ever had and the people I've taken have really enjoyed their meals. (The piece of salmon was quite big). Making a reservation through OpenTable could not be easier. My only disappointment is they closed the one in Chestnut Hill."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Calamari was the best, ever! Service: Jordan made us feel welcomed and very comfortable. Staff was engaging but not hovering. I look forward to bring friends the next time we are in town, maybe even a special trip just for dinner. Salmon was heaven."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner at Papa Razzi. The service however was very bad! Although the restaurant was not very crowded at all the waitress could not wait to get us out of there. She was rude, got our plates from the table while we were still eating and brought the check without being asked for this. We were going to order coffee but the check was already on our table. Fortunately the food was oke so I will recomend this restaurant but hopefully the waitress will be fired soon!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014