Papa Razzi - Wellesley
Papa Razzi - Wellesley

Papa Razzi - Wellesley

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.paparazzitrattoria.com/
  • Phone: 7812354747x
  • 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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • 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. Papa Razzi in historic Wellesley features a private dining room that can accommodate up to 100 guests for a seated event and 175 guests for a cocktail reception. In addition to our private rooms, we have 2 semi-private rooms available that can accommodate up to 50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Timothy Devaney 7812354747x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: River Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet on Thursday - Sunday.
    Additional Parking available directly across the street at One Washington St.
A word from Papa Razzi - Wellesley
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 - Wellesley reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (46)good for groups (42)kid-friendly (34)fit for foodies (20)great for lunch (20)special occasion (18)great for brunch (13)notable wine list (10)romantic (8)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Return Customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My friends & I meet at Pap Razzi 1-2 times a year We are always satisfied
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Brunch!
    blrboston
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Went for brunch and had a wonderful meal - eggs benedict with a mimosa included! The restaurant was pretty empty for a Sunday morning, which was great in terms of not having to wait, but not a lot of energy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We won't be back...
    RealtorMomVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    What is it with this restaurant? Waiters take diners for granted, like they're already counting their tips because they're always busy. Service is lousy - waiters don't write anything down and get the meals right so they think they're 'so professional', but we only saw our server three times during the entire meal. Even when he greeted us, he took 3 drink orders, then left the table without taking the other 3!! He made no apologies about coming back a full fifteen minutes later with the first round of drinks, then took the next round of drink orders! Then immediately disappeared before we could put in our appetizer orders to accompany our drinks! It was the longest meal I've ever had. Bread sticks didn't show up until the appetizers :(
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great meal!
    CHL12
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The menu is great, and the wine list is worthy of an occasion. Best part of this location is that even when the restaurant is fully seating, it is never noisy and you can always enjoy the conversation at your table. The wait staff maintains a good pace.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We enjoyed our brunch dishes (thin-crust pizza with grilled fruit, crepes with mixed fruit), the complimentary bellinis, and the Sicilian limoncello cake -- all were very good, but the pizza was probably the best item. Service was very friendly and attentive. This was a good spot for marking a birthday with a group of people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    Beth
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Papa Razzi in Wellesley is a cozy neighborhood restaurant that always delivers consistent food and great service. We split a caprese salad to start (half was just perfect and drizzled just right with balsamic vinegar). My friend ordered a chicken dish and substituted a side of linguini with garlic, and I did the same with the grilled salmon. Our server never hesitated to make the substitution, and we were both really pleased about that, as well as the tremendous amount of garlic! We finished off with espresso. We were catching up and celebrating a birthday, and our server never rushed us along. This restaurant is a favorite of ours- we always know what to expect, and we're never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    OY123
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Go there all the time - food is always fresh and delicious...have never had a bad meal .... Service is generally good - but can be a little iffy. Wait staff is always nice - but sometimes they are either over worked or a little absent, other times they are very much present.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Gluten-Free choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I always rely on Papa Razzi as a "go to place" when meeting friends. I can safely eat gluten-free with a number of delicious choices
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RobertVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Not the same as it was. New wait staff still learning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gluten Free
    TedH
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    They have a separate gluten free menu, and were even able to make one of the specials gluten free.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was consistent as what you'd expect from this chain, and our service was great. Tiramisu is really something else - highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Wednesday night Pasta
    sneezeme
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Enjoyed this restaurant, local favorite, consistent food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I frequent many Papa Razzis. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere positive. On this visit we had a waiter that was less than attentive and abrupt. He appears bored and distracted.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Having a nice dinner
    Grandmasandy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was good as always great spot for dining in your neighborhood not totally expensive which is a plus
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinners - the manzo salad is delicious and the kids menu is varied and very reasonable. Our family of four looks forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nonameVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Restaurant and menu have changed, not for the better, since the last time we were there. Not a single decent red wine by the glass, including the most expensive. Wines overpriced, in general. Menu OK, but much more limited than before. My dish was delicious (bass stuffed and served over spinach) but the other diners with me were disappointed. We'll probably try it once more, since we've enjoyed the place for years, but if it is similar, that's it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food over cooked
    Zack
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I ordered veal scallapini and it looked like it had been cooked and then cooked again and heated up. I should have sent it back, it was appalling, but I know I won't go back so that's it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New server
    DonccpaVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a new server and he was not very well trained. Next time will probably return to the service that is expected.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LAjack
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We went for brunch free mimosa with egg dish.The service was very good outdoor patio is nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slow service, over salted food
    boredinWellesley
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was tasty but after a few bites the over salted pasta was too much. Service was very slow although the restaurant was not crowded.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie4sure
    foodie4sureVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Reliable consistent very good, however the temperature in the restaurant is too cold and uncomfortable
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good casual Utalian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food was great and service was friendly but a bit slow.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hopegina
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    like a lot... the noise level by the 'event room' open for cocktails is very loud.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thoughtful but quirky service
    DanTVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I recently went to eat here with my wife as I heard they had a gluten free menu. (I notated that I was on a paleo diet when making a reservation). I was brought gluten free bread without asking for it, although I couldn't eat it as I had mentioned I couldn't eat grains, potatoes, dairy, sugar, etc. A manager and server came to listen to my needs and promised to accommodate and we're able to work out one dish that would be okay. Although my plate came out with potatoes on it, they offered to replace it with vegetables and the food was fine. Overall a pretty good meal out on such a strict diet.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pasta Night
    candygirl
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We dined at Paparazzi in Wellesley on Wednesday, August 7th. The server was attentive and very efficient. The food was wonderful; the portion of pasta and pizza was great and the portion of gluten free chicken parmigan and pasta was plentiful. We would recommend this to anyone who needs to follow a gluten free diet; there are numerous choices as well as those who enjoy pasta.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Understaffed
    jrjr
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Service was friendly but incompetent. The wrong beers arrived. One salad rather than the two ordered. Still, food was competent as always.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We're Back
    BlondieVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Mangia Monday promotion is a great deal with $14.99 entrees. We've become regular Monday night customers this summer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable Group Brunch
    Ronnie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had an enjoyable group Sunday brunch for 18 people. The food was delicious and well prepared, and came out hot. Our waiter (Kadir) was beyond fabulous. Waited the table alone and did a spectacular job with great humor, paying attention to the details such as refilling coffee cups, etc. We all had something quite different and all the orders came out together, and correctly. The decor and ambiance were quite nice. The restaurant is much bigger, and much nicer, than it appears on the outside. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going thru the motions.
    JennVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    No one there seems to be trying very hard to make their diners feel that they wish to return anytime soon. The food was mediocre and the service robotic.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    diningone
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Ordered the cavatappi with eggplant. The eggplant was burnt and the pasta was very Al dente. Sent the dish back it was corrected a bit but pasta still chewy. Ordered the blood orange martini which was very strong of alcohol and not smooth to drink at all. Atmosphere is very good but would not return due to the poor good quality.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • missing waitress
    gr13VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Several times during our visit, our waitress disappeared for 10-15 mins at a time...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good at Wellesley site
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    This Papa Razzi has consistently good food oven many years We prefer driving here rather than dining at the Framingham location where the food has been inconsistent for many years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Took too long to place order from sitdown to actual order with waitress
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fourth of July
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    While we dined on the Holiday, the dinner was still nothing special (which was anticipated). The thing that stood out was overall service which was below expectations. One has to expect that working the holiday is going to bring in some potential staffing issues, but the was a manager walking around. No water, no bread, no return to refill drinks and food that did not stand out to bring you back. Have dined here before, so was not expecting anything all that special, just some basics would have helped here. Might just have been the night, but the dinner and experience was not worth the cost.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 70 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 509 reviews are from the Papa Razzi - Wellesley reviews archive.
  • Keeps getting better
    BabyBack2BillVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Really enjoyed the experience (food, drink,service & ambiance). Been to this restaurant several times and it never disappoints. Even though it was busy, we were able to dine at our own pace. Hope to be. ck soon!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Meal, A/C Needs Fixing!
    RealtorMomVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Wow, we were a party of five, and we ALL had WONDERFUL dinners tonight! Honestly, we'd stopped going to Papa Razzi (Framingham) because the food had become horrible - mostly the lack of coordination from the kitchen, getting orders wrong, over-cooking orders, constantly having to send half of our meals back... But tonight we were so impressed that we made reservations to come back again before we left! Our only complaint was that it was terribly warm in the restaurant, and they told us the A/C was working at capacity. We're hoping they will fix this before summer gets any hotter!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrible experience
    Lika
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We were waiting for waitress to get the order for 30 min. it looked like all the stuff ignored our table.We came to celebrate birthday...but had horrible experience.Never again to Papa Razzi - Wellesley.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BobB
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    veal parm was too salty and undercooked. slow baked chicken , lemon, spinach too salty oil and garlic pasta was excellent , probably because it was not prepped
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service.
    Gfdiner
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    As a person with celiac disease, eating gluten free is not a fashionable option for me but a necessity. I have to say that Papparazzi is probably the best at making sure I am safe...and the food is excellent too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch is great
    CarlT
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The Sunday brunch at Paparazzi is a real bargain. You can order from the regular menu but the brunch menu has some great items and they are all reasonably priced. The bonus is a bellini or mimosa which is included in the brunch menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet