Papa Razzi - Framingham
Papa Razzi - Framingham

Papa Razzi - Framingham

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.paparazzitrattoria.com/
  • Phone: 5088482300x
  • 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: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Dilibero
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: As an Italian trattoria, hosting personal gatherings isn’t just what we do, it’s what we love. We welcome your next celebration, outing, or corporate event with enthusiasm and passion. Our dedication to fresh cooking and warm hospitality will put you and your guests at ease, and our private event planner will cover every detail to ensure your occasion is flawless. Our state of the art private dining room can accommodate up to 45 guests for a seated dinner or buffet and 30 guests for a business meeting. Visit our website to learn more about private event opportunities.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 9
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Papa Razzi - Framingham
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 - Framingham reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (24)special occasion (16)neighborhood gem (14)great for lunch (13)fit for foodies (12)notable wine list (10)romantic (7)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Excellent Service and Good Food
    DoughboyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I ate here for the second time and each time found it excellent. The service is really good and the food is prepared as described. The accommodate you want pasta vs potato or a different vegetable. It is a very nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was ok
    glittorgirl
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    PROS: For a busy restaurant all of our food came out rather quickly. CONS:Our server was nice, but didn't tell us about any dinner specials (We found out there were dinner specials because another server was telling her table). The food looked good on the menu, but was too salty to eat.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice, quiet dinner
    carlsgal
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    There were 4 of us in our party, and we were celebrating 2 birthdays. So thoughtful of the restaurant to give 2 free desserts--totally unexpected! Dinner was excellent, great waiter. We'll be back there again. Next time, we'll try the brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sadly service was terrible
    Meri
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food was delicious. We waited 20 minutes for soda and never saw our waitress after meal was ordered until the bill was dropped off at table. Very nice waitress but awful service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Always can trust that you will have a good meal. They usually have one or two additions to the menu and excellent salad choices.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable Italian
    AndreiaVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Haven't been to Papa Razzi in years and was pleasantly surprised how good it was. I had read some mediocre reviews so wasn't sure what to expect. It depends on the location apparently and Framingham was pretty good...near Shoppers World and Natick Mall, plenty of parking, open space dining area and delicious food. I know some reviews complained about price to portion size, but I thought it was just perfect. I don't go to Italian restaurants expecting to bring home leftovers. Portions were just right and I prefer quality over quantity any ways
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Work Gathering
    DivaDiner
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food is decent, haven't had a bad meal there yet. Staff is accommodating, especially for large groups. I like going there with the office crowd. Food is always the same, meaning, they aim to please. Menu isn't too complicated. If you want a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs or a nice salmon, they have it all there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable meal
    SusanSVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Papparazzi has a nice menu and good service. Our entrees were wonderful but we had to send my husband's minestrone soup back because it was too peppery. The waitress was professional and gracious and immediately removed the soup from our bill. We visit this restaurant regularly and find the food enjoyable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fabulous
    GlutenFreeVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Whether you have gluten allergy or not the food is alwyas great. My nephew, who also has Celiac disease, and my husband both had Penne Con Pollo - naturaly my nephew was gluten free. The pasta was as good as regular - the Misto Salad was also outstanding and my husband loved his Caesar Salad. I'm addicted to their gluten free pizza. We had a fabulous waitress - very attentive. Their martinis are also my favorite! there. I've never had a bad meal - I recommend it to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was very good. We were a party of four and we all had very good dinners. The pasta bolognese was delicious as was the special of osso bucco. One of us had the salmon and she said it was delicious. I had the pollo al forno and as always it was great. We dine at Papa Razzi often and always have a delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visiting Friends
    AcrossAmericaVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Good local meeting place ! Friendly service, good food, good wine list! Adult audience
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable
    JoPatVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food is always consistent one of our favorites
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I had never been in this Papa Razzi and was surprised how nice it was. The decor was very modern and up to date. The food was very good and we had great waitstaff
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Toughtoplease
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It was our waitress' first night on the job, I think, and she really did not know what she was doing. Food is always mediocre. Had the grilled jumbo shrimp for $24 and all I got on my plate were 4 shrimp, some greens and what was supposed to be polenta. Better to stick with pasta here-I should have learned my lesson last time when I ordered salmon.
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  • Consistently very good
    Loukewarm
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Once again our small group (3) dined out at Papa Razzi in Framingham. We are ALWAYS pleased with the food and the service there which is why we continue to return. Our waitperson was very pleasant and attentive without being annoying. That's a plus and a talent. We'll be back !!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So Bummed
    HungryCouple
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Second disappointing visit this summer; i rarely write reviews. This was our go to place for a wonderful family meal. Our server was helpful but the food delivery was so slow. Also the usually large bowl of soup is now a cup size! Soup was acceptable but not excellent, They ran outta Veal we ordered at 7pm on Saturday? So ordered the bolognese dinner ,asked for a little bit more sauce given that we wanted a protein meal. The entry ended up with even less meat sauce than I would have expected before asking. The chicken with broccoli over pasta was over cooked almost nuked so tough that unable to chew the meat. rather than complain and embarrass the staff and our guest, . ...maybe just the Framingham restaurant is poorly managed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Manager
    Bruce
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My wife has recently developed some food sensitivities. The staff, particularly the manager was wonderful at making recommendations and offering to revise recipies as needed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italy at its best!
    serioustraveler
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Papa Razzi in Framingham (please note location; others are not as good) is a comfortable place to enjoy a delicious and leisurely eaten dinner. Our server realized that we were two old pals getting caught up and didn't rush us. She also offered half portions of the giant salads so that she we'd have room for our dinner. I had a delightful, properly cooked Pollo Alla Valdostana. It was a generous serving of hot (temperature-wise) melted cheese, prosciutto, mushrooms and chicken. My linguine arrived as I had requested: with olive oil and garlic. It was not overcooked. Our wines were served cold and tasted wonderful with the meal. It was a real treat. For a chain restaurant, you can't do better for Italian food cooked to order.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambiance
    Renata
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The atmosphere was welcoming and comfortable. The staff pleasant, willing to please and helpful with questions. As the evening wore on, the noise level was high...to my dismay. The food presentation made my mouth water, but the pasta was a little tough, but it was flavorful.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better When You Go Off Peak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Had some gift cards I needed to use up so went early, before the crowds. There was one large party in the private room that seemingly slowed down our meal. Our excellent waiter apologized for us having to wait so long for our apps. The food just doesn't present a good value... too expensive for the quality of what they present. Our meal was better than the previous visit... but now no compelling reason to return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, Great service
    lookingfortreats
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We have been here before and it's my husband's favorite restaurant. Made reservations for our anniversary and couldn't be happier with the service and food. Every time we've been here we have had great servers, knowledgeable of the menu and wine list. Beautiful space, delicious food and drinks, friendly servers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre food, similar service
    noms
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A main reason we chose this place was for their extensive gluten free menu. However, that only helps of they bring out the right food! Despite the manager double-checking, they still made the wrong gluten-free meal (which the did graciously take off the bill). Of the four dishes, only one was worth eating. Everything else was something you could get from a carryout place. Mine wasn't even hot, as though they'd finished it 20 minutes before everything else and left it on the warmer. There were several people involved with our table, and none took ownership of making the food right. In one word, I'd say this place is fine, but not worth the money.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy!
    JOHNVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We were seated at a table pretty much in the center of the place and the noise made it difficult to have a conversation. Food is just not very impressive. All 4 diners at our table had nothing to rave about.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • On the Decline
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    What happened to this once reliable spot? One used to be able to count on Papa Razzi for a nice meal... not any more. Our last visit will be our last. Mediocre food on par with school dining hall food and poor service provided by a novice college crew is rounded out by a maddening noise level... and way overpriced for the privilege. Cost cutting is apparent in the quality of the food. Sad to see what's happened here.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sueandjack
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    No prices for glasses of wine only bottles had prices
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Class
    Firstclass
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We've had dinner at Papa Razzi Framingham a number of times and each time was as good as the previous. To me dinner is a celebration to be enjoyed with good food, good wine and great friends, Papa Razzi provides the good food and good wine, that's all one can ask for. The prices for both the meal and wine are reasonable and the food is very well prepared. My only negative comment is the noise level which is a bit to high. I certainly feel with a quieter atmosphere Papa Razzi would surpass any restaurants on the "Golden Mile" or for that matter in the Metrowest area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 423 reviews are from the Papa Razzi - Framingham reviews archive.
  • Dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Very good service as usual. Food is always served perfectly. Good value. Large portions enou to take some home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    RuffRony
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Excellent food and service. Wait staff was pleasant. Very accomodating for a very special birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Dining Experience
    BeckyJean
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    When we arrived for our reservation we were seated right away. The table was beautifully set. Service was very good. We ordered and enjoyed the bruschetta and a caprese salad while we waited for our entrees. Good fresh tomatoes, plenty of fresh mozarella, basil, etc. Great flavors. The lobster filled pasta with creamy cognac sauce was especially outstanding. The portion sizes were just right. We shared desserts and coffee afterward, a lovely ending to a truly great meal. Papa Razzi did not disappoint in any way!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The kitchen was busy so there was a delay in our meals. Our waiter gave us regular updates, kept checking to see if we needed anything else and aplogized profusely each time. It was all very transparent. He was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the same
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Papa Razzi has been a favorite for years and years but since the recent change in ownership and management it won't survive. The menu is limited and even their classic's like Bolognese had scant sauce and had no flavor. Someone had the veal piccatta and it was like eating cardboard. We had to call our waiter over three times to get service and the restaurant was half full. Going out for dinner? Choose anyone else but Papa Razzi!
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  • Disappointing
    Foodie28VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We are frequent diners at this Papa Razzi location but our last visit left a poor taste in our mouths. After being seated promptly (thanks OpenTable) and greeted by our waiter, we ordered our meals and waited almost 50 minutes to be served! Our food arrived with no waiter in site. My dish, a special that evening, was bland and cold only I could not order anything else because we did not see our waiter again for another 30 minutes. I was forced to order a to-go meal and was not even asked why my meal had barely been touched. No offer to exchange it, nothing! At 7 months pregnant, and starving, I was extremely unimpressed by the lack of service and quality of the food, which we usually quite enjoy. A very disappointing visit to say the least.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not a great value for price
    nrtrlnrtrl
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Service was extremely slow. Quality of food was mediocre. Much better Italian restaurants available with faster service and better food quality and flavour.
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  • Delivered
    TheAtrainEats
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My son is a fanatic of steak. Being his 18th birthday I did not want to disappoint him. There is only one choice on the menu, but my son kept commenting on how amazing the cut was and that even at well done it was melting in his mouth. Overall the food was very good, I had the gnocchi and it did not disappoint. Desserts were also very good, the gelato really is for two, and the mascarpone was delectable. Our server attentive. Nice overall experience.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great choice!
    Cece13
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    This un-chain-like restaurant is consistently great and always a top choice either in town or in the suburbs. Every once in a while they'll change an item on the menu, but if you'd like it your way (the old way), they're extremely accommodating. The staff is extraordinarily pleasant and attentive, yet not overbearing. We'll be back before long.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DorDor
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Food was very good service was slow and the noise level is very high, but it was a Saturday evening.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, as usual!
    Gastronomer
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Service was outstanding. All of the dishes were excellently prepared. I was looking for comfort food from a fantastic selection of dishes fit for an Italian foodie. Found it! The Gnocchi were awesome. The atmosphere feels elegant starting at the greeting station yet we were comfortable in casual clothing. I often recommend this restaurant to my friends.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian specialities - gluten free
    radiantfloors
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    They have a pretty good gluten free menu. It's a bit pricey, but way more reasonable for lunch. Very good service!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buono
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We went with 4 people who hadn't ever been, everyone was pleased and surprised that it was as good as it was ! The menu has been recently updated and they have good selections - Saturday nights they offer oso buco which is my personal favorite. Definitely happy faces after dinner.
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  • Average Experience
    Christineab147VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Usually I am blown away with the service and food at Papa Razzi. Our server was friendly, but he forgot my drink until he was reminded half way thru our service. He told us that our appetizers and entrees would have to come out at the same time, because the kitchen was very busy. That's a new one. They ended up coming out 10 minutes apart. They did change the menu and my favorite tortellini mushroom dish is gone, but I will be back to try some of the new entrees.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.