Papa Razzi-Cranston
Papa Razzi-Cranston

Papa Razzi-Cranston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.paparazzitrattoria.com/
  • Phone: 4019422900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    M - Th 11:30am - 10:00pm
    F 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Sa 11:30am - 11:00pm (brunch until 3:00PM)
    Su 11:30am - 9:00pm (brunch until 3:00PM)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hillside Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Papa Razzi-Cranston
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-Cranston reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)great for outdoor dining (22)good for groups (20)special occasion (19)fit for foodies (18)great for brunch (15)great for lunch (14)romantic (13)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Slipped a bit recently
    jamesVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I have been to Papa Razzi a few times and found it to be good and reasonable. For whatever reason, it just did not seem as good as I remembered and expensive. The waiter raved about the Gallo al Forno, described as slow-roasted lemon-garlic all-natural chicken, herb-roasted red bliss potatoes, garlic, wilted spinach, so I tried it. It was just roast chicken, the same as you find at any supermarket, with just barely roasted potatoes and spinach. that seems to have been steamed and had very little flavor. This was over twice the price of a whole market roast chicken. My companion ordered Ravioli al Pomodoro which as a modest portion that she said was OK but nothing special and, again, seemed expensive for what you got.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good....
    MADL
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Always enjoy our time there- the food, service and atmosphere is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mostd discouraging dining ever
    love2eat
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I had exactly three medium size shrimp in my pasta and shrimp dish. Sauce would be better if it were from a jar of Cianci marinara. Seriously, do people actually dine here on a regular basis?If so no wonder the city is filled with grumpy people. I left there still hungry for good food. My dining partner's appearance of ordered pizza was disgusting looking with ground bits of sausage and a tan color to the sauce, paper thin pizza that easily should have been replaced by frozen pizza from any market frozen food aisle. Salad was amazingly fresh, crisp, and pleasant to the taste .Bread was pretty good but had to ask for more. The wine was decent but expensive. I will never return and wished someone had warned me about this establishment.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JerryB
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I like the atmosphere. The food is good, but the portions are small for what you pay. Drinks are pricey as well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful as always
    Review
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Consistently good experience - great food - fantastic service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always impressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We visit several times each year, and always enjoy fresh, creative specials and excellent personable service. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent food
    GfMan
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have been to the boston location on several occasions and the good/service have been fantastic. I wish this were also true in Cranston. The food was decent except for the gluten-free pizza, which I would not recommend to anyone but at least they're trying!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our first time to this restaurant. The food was delicious, sangria was out of this world. Our waitress was warm and did a great job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I thought it was way over-priced and the service wasn't all that great. Every time we go here, I feel like I'm being rushed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food for a good price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    In comparison the prices aren't that bad and the food is really good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wonderful meal. Accommodated my friends gluten issues. Waitress, Samantha, is always our special request!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This will be our place...
    thomandnancy
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We met at Papa Razzi for the first time on 8/5/2013 and knew right away we had met that someone special. Papa Razzi cranston will be our spot every year on August 5th. We enjoyed fond memories as we dined on perfectly prepared Cod. The free dessert offered to us in honor of our anniversary was a very special touch. Thank you for a very special night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant ambience, food - not sure
    Themanwithnoname
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The dining room is a decent size and has a nice open feel. We had a dinner reservation, and it was comfortably lit for a night time meal. Our server was very personable, and came by as often as needed. The bread service was very good. I had a mushroom risotto, which was very good. My wife had a gluten- free chicken Parmesan, which I tried, and it was good for a gluten- free dish, though the chicken was burnt on the underside. Overall, it was a good experience, and I'd go back to give the food another try.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoor dining- lovely summer night
    MrsM
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Our group of 4 chose to eat outside on a lovely summer evening! Though the table was small for our party, we managed well. Our appetizers: Caesar salad, minestrone, and eggplant rolatini were wonderful! Dinner: salmon and chicken piccata were very good. Two of us ordered the same entrée: chicken scallopini. Unfortunately, it was deep fried, which was a surprise, and having been pounded so thin, was drastically overcooked. After informing our server, she relayed the message to the manager, Jack, who came to our table, very apologetic. He compped us our appetizers and made sure we were satisfied with everything else. This was the first time we were dissatisfied with our meals, so we will return. :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinningmaster
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Nice place for alfresco dining. Gluten free pizza isn't the best. However, at least they offer it. Entrees were much better. On a nice evening this is perfect, and very close to the gazebo (if it is a night with scheduled entertainment). We'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great atmosphere, solid food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our first experience at Paparazzi was a good one. The servers were attentive, and the food was not extraordinary, but very tasty. Too many Italian restaurants overwhelm with portion size—my husband and I got pasta dishes that we could easily finish (a good thing in my book). The bolognese could have been more authentic (touch more cream, a glimpse of carrots, not only a meat sauce), and I was happy with the vongole, although it was a bit salty (although some was due to the briny clams). Prices were reasonable. We would gladly go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summer dining promotions
    Hartsdale
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Papa Razzi restaurants never disappoints. We had dinner reservations to celebrate my Mother's birthday in RI and were pleasantly surprised to learn that on Mangia Mondays any entree is offered for $15.99. Food was delicious and service very attentive. We wish that Papa Razzi would re-open where we live in Westchester County, NY.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Service
    JGRI
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Have been a few times. Food and service has always been good. Food comes out quickly which is good if you don't like to wait but if you are not in a hurry you may want to wait a little while to order if you want to enjoy a drink for a little while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    HighStandards
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have gone to paparazzi for years. Their food and service is continuously excellent. Recently my wife became sensitive to gluten. Paparazzi is one of few restaurants that has a gluten-free menu!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shortage of Eggplant?
    cranstongourmandVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife ordered Cavatappi Affumicati. She couldn't find the eggplant. However, the dish was loaded with bland tomatoes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food.. Service was off
    swafluffy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Seated right away, outside. Waited.. waited… finally drink order given.. drinks came.. NO setups, No water and NO bread.. had to ask .. just an OFF night for our wait staff.. not a bad meal at all and would go again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 55 reviews are from the Papa Razzi-Cranston reviews archive.
  • Not impressed
    SorelyDisappointed
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Considering I had asked for a table for four to be reserved even though we were a party of 2, the reservation should have been available but instead we were given a two-seated. Prices are much to expensive for the quality of and the amount of food given. I would most likely not choose this place to go to again. This was the first and possibly my last time. Also, the waitress came back saying my credit card was declined. When I got home I went online to find out that my credit card was just as I had expected FINE with plenty of room for a $19 charge so did she try to put in $1900??? Who knows but definitely not impressed with the place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fathers Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service was good. I had steak, which was very fatty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Fun, and Service
    JanaBee
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We love Pappa Razzi! Except for one new problem for us: My husband and I have been going to Pappa Razzi for years to have our favorite dish, their Spaghetti a la Bolognese. We returned last night to find someone has tampered with the recipe. Terribly disappointing for us, food-wise. It is just not the same. But our service was, as usual, excellent and so was the ambiance. Just fix that recipe and we'll be totally satisfied!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jason
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Panzanella salad was fair. Pricey for not much food
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy to return to this restaurant
    Rosey
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This was my third visit to PapaRazzi. It is a very spacious, clean restaurant. The food is good and imaginative. The restaurant has gluten-free offerings, but you will have to ask for that menu. This is a perfect restaurant to visit if you have other plans for the evening. You will be able to make it to the theatre, etc. If we were staying later, I would like to order appetizers, which looked delicious and maybe stayed for a drink after dinner as well. A customer loyalty card is offered as well, although it was not mentioned on Saturday's visit, and we had forgotten ours anyway. No problem, though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Busy Night
    susan
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I have been to PapaRazzi several times and returned to celebrate an early Mother's Day. It was a very busy night. The food was good, not what I remember from past visits. Our service was good also, but was often lax at times. I will return because I have always had an excellent experience in the past.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RWHogg
    bhockeyVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    This was a disappointing visit, and I say that only because our visits in the past have always been great. It started with my not being able to order my favorite drink because they had no cucumber, not even in the kitchen. How can a restaurant not have a single cucumber? Though the restaurant wasn't very busy we had to wait constantly for our server to come back. And, I could hear him just over the wall talking to other servers. That doesn't mean that we won't return. Papa Razzi has quickly become one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    clickmatch
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I really like the food here and their infused olive oil is fantastic as is the focaccia they serve it with. I've not encountered a menu item I haven't liked in the dozen or so times I've been there (over 10+ years) and always look forward to eating there. The staff is always helpful and considerate. In fact this past visit I had ordered an expresso martini and it was the dark type and had wanted a different version, which they replaced without another thought. (It's the ultimate espresso martini, and it's awesome).
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st visit
    Steve
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We enjoyed our stuffed eggplant appetizer and Chicken Parmesan dinner. The staff was pleasant and friendly. We were suprised no sides like a salad or soup were not included with the entray. Looking forward to our next visit here.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch was delicious
    Review
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Wonderful brunch specials - and fantastic service - another great experience - "in my own backyard"!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently great
    MVKMOM
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Food is consistently good. Great classic entrees with some new ones added. Best chicken parm and piccata ever
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food had a burn odor
    KennyHollyVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We have always had a great dining experience at Papa Razzi. This was the first time the food was not that good. The chicken, veal and vegetables all had the odor and underlying taste of being burnt. It was like it was cooking in the kitchen while something else was burning and the smoke got into all of the food. Dissapointing, but we will return and hopefully this was a one-time thing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Have been to this restaurant many times and enjoy it. Food and service is always great. However this time we had a very bad experience with service and I do believe it was because of the waiter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was good. frittata little
    BriCharlesVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    food was good. frittata little on small side. great service
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu
    luveatingout1
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Although some of the new additions to the menu were interesting, I was very disappointed that some of the favorites were removed. Very much miss the Veal Chop, Grilled Salmon has been replaced with what I felt was an inferior recipe. And adding pancetta to Spaghetti Vongole is something to reconsider.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Closing Time...
    DukeDeV
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    My friend and I were the last ones to leave the restaurant. Staff were seating in the dining room for what seemed like a meeting. We never felt rushed or pushed out the door. We decided to leave only because we knew the restaurant probably needed to close. I've been to Papa Razzi many times. I am vegan and always get a salad. It's really the ONLY restaurant with a delicious salad on the menu. It's not your run-of-the mill mixed greens thrown together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First off, we were seated
    DiningOut
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    First off, we were seated next to the bar and the front door. Every time the door opened, a blast of cold air hit us. I wanted to move but friends were at the bar so we stayed where we were in order to converse with them peroodically (our decision). I ordered the lobster special, a spaghetti dish with chunks of lobster. It sounded like a great meal choice but what I received was spaghetti with an enormous amount of chunks of tomatoes and very little lobster. The sauce was just okay, nothing to really set of the lobster. I wouldn't order it again. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. For dessert, she recommended the lemonciello marscapone cake and I was thrilled with it. Overall, the atmosphere was wonderful and festive but not too loud.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food...
    outtolunch
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food was excellent. I was there with two friends - we shared everything. They were wonderful about putting things in three plates. We were a little surprised and disappointed in the service. Had to ask for bread. Our waitress definitely had other things on her mind. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generally a positive experience.
    Damian
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Generally a positive experience. First timers and we will probably come back although we do not eat out very often. Food was good but my Angel Hair alio olio was not very well prepared or served. Waitress was a little loud but attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.