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Papa Razzi - Wellesley
Papa Razzi - Wellesley

Papa Razzi - Wellesley Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.paparazzitrattoria.com
  • Phone: (781) 235-4747
  • 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, American
  • 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 (781) 235-4747

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!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Several times during our visit, our waitress disappeared for 10-15 mins at a time..."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Took too long to place order from sitdown to actual order with waitress"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a large table with a reservation and were shoved in a table that didn't really fit. What is the point of a reservation if they are going to shove you in between tables. Service was slow and red gnocchi and spaghetti sauce was not very good. White creme sauce and brownie sundae were great."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I had my first veal parmesan in 25 years since being diagnosed with celiac disease. What a treat! Papa Razzi has been a reliable restaurant for those of us who need to eat gluten-free. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Paparazzi is no longer a 'scratch' kitchen - we were told by our waitress because the new owners found inconsistencies. What this means is that much of the food is pre mixed or prepared, and you can't ask for exceptions - e.g. can't ask for the bolognese sauce without the pancetta. The pancetta, even when 'pre-cooked' in the sauce, isn't browned first, and ends up being fatty hunks in the sauce. This used to be my favorite restaurant, but the trouble I had ordering pasta in a red sauce with mushrooms and sausage (because what is on the menu includes smoked mozzarella) caused such an uproar that I don't want to go back."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My 75-80 yr old parents, my 6 year old and I had delicious dinners, super service and delightful ambience at Paparazzi last week. Menu choices abound, execution was very well done in service and taste. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "have eaten here for lunch, dinner, and also take out. Bread sticks and foccacia bread wonderful. Salads wonderful, along with pasta. service wonderful. Enjoy this location, and will come here again."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I have been here dozens of times over the years, (and the one in Burlington, MA, too). Usually for a birthday or some other kind of celebration. The food, service, ambiance and drinks never disappoint!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We always feel the food is more consistently better than the food at the one in Framingham. Had the chicken catchetore special- very good"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The veal parmagiana was absolutely sensational. I told the manager how good it was."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Food is always consistent. Great meeting spot for after work dinner. Service is always good."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We were accommodated as a small group of six as requested in a private area in the back of the restaurant near the large fireplace. Everyone food was excellent. Wine and beer selection were excellent. Service was perfect. The restaurant was full on Friday nite so I would suggest reservations. Parking is limited but across Washington Street the is a large lot. It was our 40th reunion from Boston a College and we had a memorable dinner!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We made a reservation and were placed right next to the kitchen entrance when the rest of the place wasnt even full, ordered off the gluten free menu and 3 of us went home with an upset stomach probably because the food wasn't cooked enough, I've been going to papa razzi for years and a bene member this was by far the worst experience I have had, go to the other locations"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I have been going to Papa Razzi's in Wellesley for years and have always enjoyed the food, ambience and service. This visit was not up to par with past visits. I'd heard that the restaurant was under new management, and I hope that it will be back up to past standards soon!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "food is good for lunch; they have very good pastas. Bread is always good. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Beautiful place, and super busy for lunch on a Monday. So busy, that we had to ask our waiter for water. He never checked on us after that until he dropped off the bill - not even asking if we wanted coffee or dessert. I did ask him for coffee and he told us he would brew a fresh pot which was nice. We did ask the Mgr. why such poor /non-existance service and he said they only had 4 waiters that day. Now I could understand a little better but where was he during the rush? He could have certainly circulated and asked if we needed anything. I don't blame our waiter , I blame the mgmt and thus not sure I would recommend going for dinner if they have problems serving a lunch crowd."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I made reservation for Mother's Day, 6 p.m. We were seated in the bar area which was disappointing, and our server was not of the quality I am used to having at Paparazzi. Come often for brunch and the server on Mother's day, while adequate, was not as attentive. Combined with the bar area seating, a bit disappointing for this mother! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We go to PapaRazzi in Wellesley every year on mother's day. It is one of the few restaurants that has a nice table cloth and good food that is kid friendly. this year the service was not good however, never got drinks refilled, bread refilled. it took a long time to even get the check at the end and the restaurant was not that crowded. we have had good service in the past so not sure if this is just an isolated incident. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Amazing food and excellent service!! Worth every penny..."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Took my mother for mothers day. The staff was great and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I made a reservation for Mother's Day for a group of 6 and it was very enjoyable! I loved having our party at a round table in the corner of the restaurant so everyone can look and speak to each other; it made it much easier. The grilled tomato and spinach benedict was delicious and the fresh squeezed oranges in the mimosas were a perfect touch :) I will definitely come back again soon. Thank you again! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We visited one of our favorite neighborhood places - only to discover that changes had been made to the menu. We were disappointed with the changes. Butter is no longer served with the breadsticks - and rather than the delivery of fresh-from-the-oven focaccia bread, it is now in a basket on the table (and wasn't very warm). Also one of my favorites, the lobster ravioli, is no longer on the menu - having been replaced with a lobster tortelloni. While the flavor was the same, the pasta on this new dish was hard in the middle. My husband enjoyed his Penne Con Pollo - and we shared a nice bottle of wine. While the food was still good, we were not impressed with the changes and are giving the restaurant fewer stars than we have in the past. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I have been going to Papa Razzi for over 12 years and always look forward to it ...until now. The chain has switched hands and there are major changes in the restaurant. The menu is now cardboard with no specials, the classic's are no longer available making options much less. The food quality also has gone downhill. I got the veal and it was like a piece of wood. Unfortunately, there is a lot of competition for Italian restaurants and I have seen the end of my visits to Papa Razzi. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We always enjoy going to Papa Razzi. I have a favorite chicken dish and at 6:00 they were already out of it which was a disappointment. But, I found something else to order so I was happy. They have great salads!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My husband and I often enjoy date night here. The food and atmosphere are always perfect. Excellent tiramisu. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I didn't think the menu qualified as brunch. It was essentially their lunch menu with a few items added for Easter brunch but only 3 menu items included anything breakfast-like. My husband's food was completely cold. I asked for a knife and water for my daughter and they were never brought to us. Service was friendly but slow. However, my father-in-law loved his chicken parm. Will not go back."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "It was our first visit to the restaurant and we were not disappointed in the food, the staff or the service. There was, however a private party in one of the back rooms that was having a great time while two of the young guests were literally running around the restaurant playing what looked like a game of hide and seek. A sensitive situation for any establish I understand but it should have been handled better. We will be back because as I mentioned everything else about the experience was quite good."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I ordered a dish I have enjoyed before and it was dried out and tasted horrible. In addition, my spinach was cold. When I was asked by a gentleman who seemed to be in charge, how I was enjoying my food, I told him. He seemed uncomfortable and said he'd tell the chef and that was it. The restaurant really needs an overhaul. Although I have eaten there fairly often, I'm done. There weren't many people there for a Saturday night so I don't think I'm alone. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was Excellent, service was slow. We had party of 6 and it took awhile for drink service, water refills and bread refills."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "This was the only place on a Sunday night that would take a group of 9 for my birthday dinner. We had a reservation at 7:15 and the party was there right on time. Yet, a table was not available. We thought, oh it won't be long. It took a good 20 minutes before one of my friends went back up to the hostess and made it clear that the reservation was made my a birthday girl (me) and finally said, give us a few more minutes. Finally seated, we order drinks, though they were out of the blood orange margarita... we went with the sangria. It was good. the food was delicious and so was the bread. Our server managed to keep up with our table of nine. But apparently he had no idea that we were there for a birthday!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Food was fine, however, the staff had not planned for our reservation and the wait was long. The waiter was efficient, but not at all friendly. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Since the new ownership of the Papa Razzi in Wellesley we have seen the service and organization deteriorate. Waits are long and waiters are confused. The reason we keep coming back is that the food is consistently wonderful and if possible has become better. We keep hoping they will get the whole experience right. The food makes it worth trying."
    Dined on 4/13/2014