Papa Razzi - Boston
Papa Razzi - Boston

Papa Razzi - Boston

  • 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)

    Holiday Hours:
    Thanksgiving Day: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
    Christmas Eve: 11:30am - 5:00pm
    Christmas Day: Closed
    New Year's Eve: Regular Business hours
    New Year's Day: 11:30am to 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Italian
  • 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: 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!
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Papa Razzi - Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
145 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (57)neighborhood gem (57)good for groups (42)fit for foodies (34)special occasion (30)romantic (26)great for lunch (23)hot spot (17)kid-friendly (16)notable wine list (15)great for brunch (11)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (10)scenic view (8)Show More
  • Great Service
    Wolfe
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The staff was attentive and the meal service was well timed. Very friendly team and the food was excellent. Out teen children had a great selection from the menu and my daughter's shell fish allergy was taken seriously and handle very professionally.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    CKoerberVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    will always come back here. Nice buzz in the room of people having a good time. Great food...different choices
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gracie
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The dining room was very comfortable, the service was great and best of all the meal was delicious!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    MitchSNJVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We have been to many restaurants in Back Bay and have passed Pappa Razi many times but this was our first time dining there. We were seated promptly on a busy Saturday night and the ambiance is quite lovely. However we were disappointed in the food quality. The lobster filled pasta while tasty was undercooked and the Osso Bucca was excessively fatty. Would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great meal :)
    Abby
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    A bit noisy, but great food and service as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    GRfoodie
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Linguine with clams was a bit salty. Chicken Marsala was ok but vey little Marsala flavor. Pasta fagiole was excellent and our eggplant antipasto was fabulous. Good solid meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food !
    Patty
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    An excellent choice, good food with a good ambience.... will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid restaurant
    Mikey
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Overall we had a positive experience. The food was excellent; my wife got ravioli and I got filet mignon. The server was friendly and competent. The food took a while to arrive but it was hot, so it makes me think the kitchen was slow, not the server. We had 7:00 reservations but were not actually seated until about 7:20. Not a huge deal since their bar is great so my wife and I had a drink. The service at the bar was first rate. Both bartenders were attentive. I wasn't thrilled about being sat at a table next to the kitchen and stairs, but wasn't going to be picky on a crowded Saturday night. We will go back there because the service is friendly, the food is delicious, and their outdoor seating is some of the best on Newbury St.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    You have to make reservations, the place is packed. Would go back the next time I am in Boston.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre service
    MidecoVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Our server seemed really distracted. We ordered an appetizer that never came. She took drink orders for the 2 adults but never asked our 2 kids and walked away. When she came back to the table we ordered for the kids and she didn't get that she completely ignored them. When our dinner arrived we asked about the appetizer and she said she would go get it. We explained we wanted it before the meal, so she said let me check and never mentioned it again. The food was good and served fast, but the server was lacking.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We LOVED our dinner and beautiful October evening on the patio. Every bite was delicious (great bread and oil) and the service was excellent. We'll be back!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have always loved the food here!
    Tigerlilly
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Next time however will request to be seated upstairs as the service in the front corner near the bar was awful!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good brunch
    IsabellaVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    A friend and I had brunch here on a warm Saturday - nice brunch menu. Easily accommodated my dietary restrictions. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    Twin123185
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Nice place, free bellinis with brunch items a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Have to Go to the North End
    BUKHCParentsVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was great. You don't have to go to the North End to get great Italian Food. Portions were large; Service was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great place for last night in Boston. We were hoping to sit outside but there was a chance of rain so outside was closed. We were pleasantly surprised with our table inside upstairs. Ambiance was wonderful. Our favorite dishes were the Porcini Agnolotti (outstanding) Vitello Piccata(great flavors) Our waiter was great. Had this not been our last night in Boston we probably would have dined here twice. We will be back again next year for sure and really excited to try the brunch menu!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lost breadsticks
    BBdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Food, as always, is tasty. Service is great. Why did they stop providing their signature delicious bread sticks?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional, Reasonably Priced
    Ricky
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Right on Newbury St. Very cozy, beatiful, modern inside. Great outdoor seating area. Creative italian cuisine with very attentive and professional staff. It was a pleasant surprise to find that is super reasonably priced. A must if your around downtown Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large italian menu
    njgalinwtVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I know this is a chain, but the food is fairly good. Extensive selection and we enjoyed our pasta's and pizza.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ok dinner
    dineout
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had been there a couple of times before, but the dinner was nothing that I could not prepare at home, That was letdown from the other visits.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice place for dinner
    themethodicaleater
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I had dinner at Papa-Razzi for the first time a couple of days ago. Shared the calamari fritti and insalata di mela to start the meal and both were excellent dishes that I would order again. Unfortunately my main dish, the orecchiette salsiccia, which is an ear-shaped pasta with italian sausage, garlic, broccoli rabe, and romano cheese was average at best. i have had much better versions of this dish at other establishments and i have made better versions of this myself. Everything in this dish was sort of limp and bland. I don't know if it was an off night for this dish or if this is just how they make it. Other main dishes looked and tasted much better. I probably will go back, but I'll definitely order a different main dish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DrBill
    DrBillMangez
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is a new old favorite for folks in Back Bay. We've been feasting for years on the native fresh cuisine. The new location is perfect. What else can I say? The sunken patio on Newbury St has a great place to enjoy late night nosh or Sunday brunch. Just don't tell too many people about the place - or I won't be able to get in without Open Table booking me weeks in advance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Papa- Razzi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great restaurant. A little disappointed with my food choice and starter salad. The dessert was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great first time here
    foodlover91
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was great, the only thing is that our server took forever to bring everything out, but he was really nice nonetheless. We might have been biased about the wait since we got there really hungry but oh well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • decent food, good service
    adamVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Ate here and had a nice meal on the outdoor patio. We started with the shrimp appetizer, which we both enjoyed. It was actually our favorite thing that we ordered. Also the bread they serve is good and was nice with the olive oil. For our mains we got a chicken dish with ham and marsala wine and the orecchiette Salsiccia. The orecchiette was good, but not as special as it sounded and there was quite a bit of liquid at the bottom of the dish. The chicken dish was good, but the chicken was a bit dry and overcooked and the dish was less special than the description sounded. Nothing was bad, just not special and with so many choices in the area, I am not sure if we will try again. Service was good.
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  • Bene
    ReRobertaVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    What a nice cozy spot for a business lunch. The salmon dish with roasted beets and arugula was very fresh and tasty. The service was friendly and terrific! Worth going back for sure, as the variety in the menu is nice..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for a quick meal
    yummymummy2VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Italian that is easy and yummy. We go on a whim and can always be accommodated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant
    asagner
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I really liked Papa Razzi restaurant. The pasta is awesome and the wine list is totally adequate
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mdsquared
    MdsquaredVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I am an ambience fanatic This place has it in spades This place defines the best of the Newbury st vibe- indoors and out Good energy but not intrusive Service like your grandma would give you- but all very energetic youthful servers The manager printed our Red Sox tickets from our email to save the day I should probably keep this one a secret if I was smart but I'm from out of town , so....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place but not fantastic
    Luis
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It is a good very well prices place but used to be more in its previous location. Returning table cloths and better service would help to return much of its former glory.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had dinner here recently and just wanted to say the food was fine , price for the area was fair and the service was great.
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  • Good neighborhood place. Not great.
    KatonahfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Four of us went out for dinner and it was fine, but I think we could have probably found somewhere better. The food was uneven ( ravioli undercooked) but the other entrees (chicken parmigiana , and a shrimp dish) were pretty good. The waiter was sweet, but very sweaty and clearly confused .Food took a long time to come. He offered us desert before we were served our main courses, apparently thinking we were another table? He did however bring free ice cream for my daughter, when we told him it was her birthday!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mix of hits and misses
    BostonGurlVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I went to Papa Razzi Boston for the first time on a Saturday evening. We were seated and attended to promptly and the waitstaff was professional and attentive, but the food and drink items were a funny mix of hits and misses. We stated with a pasta item to split that we anticipated to be noodle-based from the menu description, but it turned out to be a ravioli. My husband then ordered a shrimp entree (Gamberi Alla Griglia) and we were very disappointed when this entree, priced at $24.99 turned out to be a grand total of four shrimp (!!! what most would consider an appetizer). However, my chicken entree was reasonably priced and generous (Gallo Al Forno). Overall, an OK experience, but will not likely return to this location.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was mediocre
    KathyJ
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Liked the restaurant's ambience and service was outstanding. The dishes ordered didn't taste very good which was very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner in Boston
    Robert
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    If you are visiting Boston and staying near Copley Square, this is a great find on Newburyport Street. The food and service we we excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Papa Razzi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had to wait for a table even though we had a reservation. Inquire about the table after 25 minutes and told they were working on it. 5 minutes later we were escourted upstairs were there were many empty tables. Food was very good. Very rushed service. Wine, apps, dinner in less than a hour. Too rushed for our taste. Sat and finished our bottle of wine after we paid the bill
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • skizmom
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My salad was great but entree had far too much cheese and not enough veggies for my taste. Server was very polite despite how crazy busy they were. Big student scene.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    thetravelduo
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were so excited walking up to the restaurant. Located in a great neighborhood and in an amazing brownstone bldg. We give 5 stars for the ambiance, food, and service! Rigatoni was very good but the lobster tortellini was amazing!! They also had the best bruschetta we've ever had! Server was so sweet! We will definitely return for more meals here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a good meal
    IlovespicyfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Been here many times, always fun, always good, and a good value. I love that all pastas can be at half portions, and the apps are pretty larges so it's easy to get a bunch and try a lot of different things if you're in a group. Never had a bad meal here, and will definitely come again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Northendamore
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A pleasant surprise, great ambiance, great prices, excellent food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.