Food was very good & reasonably
Food was very good & reasonably priced. Our waitress was fine, but not great. Example: She did not offer fresh gated cheese for the pasta dishes, we had to call her back to ask after we saw other servers at other tables.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was amazing and delicious.
The food was amazing and delicious. I went with my boyfriend and made last mintute reservations. Our waiter was busy yet still very attentive and gave use outstanding service. Overall great experience, great food and great wine.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
For Easter brunch my daughers
For Easter brunch my daughers and I had the french toast piled with fruit - delicious! My husband ordered salmon, he said it was OK, a little rubbery.
This is my favorite brunch spot! Wait staff always friendly, helpful and efficient.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had the Osso Boco and Spaghetti
We had the Osso Boco and Spaghetti Alla Bolognese - it was excellent! Our first visit to the newer Boston Newbury St location; very nice. Service was superb and the manager even paid us a visit to make sure all was well (which it was of course).
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chichen Risotto was not as
Chichen Risotto was not as good as the meat risotto we had last time.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was excellent except
Everything was excellent except we experienced slow serving of the main course. Paul
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good place, GREAT service.
Papa Razzi gets 5 stars for its service - Aside from being nice and polite and helpful, the staff was knowledgable about the menu and very friendly. I'm vegan and always have trouble finding something acceptable to eat and my server knew exactly what I could order and ever support staff member who came to bring salads or entrees made mention that it was vegan - something VERY important - it's a nice reassurance that my meal has been prepared to my dietary restrictions. I should mention that this all happened on one of the busiest dining days of the year - the night before Marathon Monday. I will definitely be back and will recommend it to others.Well done, Papa Razzi, well done.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and service!
A delightful restaurant with a good menu selection. Service was good, food was nicely presented and delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, great service on
Good food, great service on Newbury st. Would visit again.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
This small chain restruant is always constant in its presentation and preparation of well prepared Italian dishes.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good value for money
casual evening meal, good food, fast service. Good value.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food--reservation problem
I had made a reservation for 7:00 for 3--two of us got there at 6:45, and asked that when our other guest arrived, she be ushered to our table. We were told "Of course--no problem!". When 7:30 arrived and she hadn't, one of us called her; she said that she had been at the bar, waiting, since 7:00--that they had no reservation information under either of our last names. When we checked on that, the hostess (someone different from who originally seated us) told us that once a party was seated, the reservation name was immediately eliminated from the computer screen. VERY POORLY HANDLED!!!!! We had someone waiting for a 1/2 hour because of the restaurant's ineptitude. We were very upset, for obvious reasons.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
location, food, service - fabulous
Very nice selection of interesting; yet, Classic Italian dishes served with sincerity and friendiness in a super neighborhood hot spot. For family or romance, this is a good pick.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friend and I went to catch up and have dinner. We sat on the patio out front and had a great dinner and conversation. The food was amazing! I have lots of food allergies and there was an extensive gluten free menu and they were very accommodating. Our server was friendly and prompt. Great experience overall! I will defiantly be going back and recommending it to my friends.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We often go to the North End
We often go to the North End for great italian, now we have a new favorite in the Backbay. Good selection of wines, very good menu, and the services on a very busy Saturday night was outstanding. We'll be back for sure.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
The staff was very friendly and attentive. They were patient with half our party being late and happily accomodated our toddler. The food was excellent. They have gluten free pasta which made my day and even the simple Pasta Pomodora dish I ordered was surprisingly tasty!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were vacationing in Boston, and this restaurant was recomended by a staff member at our hotel. The neighborhood we walked through was delightful. The food was delicious. The staff and ambiance were marvelous. After a long day sightseeing in Boston, this was the perfect place. Our experience at Papa Razzi was truely delightful and delicious.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
amazing grad dinner
My family and I ate here for my graduation dinner, and I couldn't have been happier with the experience! They sat us (party of 5) at a spacious table inside, and noise wasn't a problem at all. The food was phenomenal, easily the best trout I've ever eaten. Everyone in my family really enjoyed their meals (which is no easy task) and the portions were a good size (big but not huge). Service was good, a little bit slow on the bread and water, but our waiter was very pleasant and knowledgeable. The chocolate cake is the best I've had in Boston, better than finale by far! This is a great place for a special occasion or date, but I'd recommend getting a table inside, the patio looked cramped and noisy.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gluten free options
My husband, Daughter and I, who has celiac disease, all loved this restaurant. The service was very good as his knowledge of the menu and recommendations were right on. The gluten free bread brought to the table was a great surprise and very tasty. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Veal, chicken or steak, they are all great, no one had fish so can't comment. Portions are generous. Our waiter, Jamal, was excellent and very attentive without being overbearing. Prices are reasonable.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a lovely Father's Day brunch. Attentive service, great food and a menu that pleased everyone in the group.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian Gem on Newbury Street
Been a fan of Papa Razzi for a long time..first visit to the one on Newbury Street since moving to Boston from Short Hills NJ. Food quality and presentation were top notch. Server (Juan) was very attentive, well informed, and had a great smile. Looking forward to coming back for another enjoyable meal.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent in every way!
Dining at Papa Razzi was a wonderful experience. My husband couldn't stop raving about the Friday night special that he ordered (the lobster with linguine) and my rigatoni was just as enjoyable. Excellent service without being overbearing. Will definitely return on our next trip back to Boston.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and a good atmosphere.
Good food and a good atmosphere. The service was very good and all our food selections were delivered on a timely basis.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely experience
The night was perfect! Beautiful environment, delicious food, great service, everything making up a good dinner with friends. I would suggest Papa Razzi for friends, couples, families.. I will definitely be back again in the future. Just be aware of the fact that groups of more than 4 people can not sit at the restaurant's patio. But the place is fabulous indoors, anyway.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best service on newbury street
Ive been to the paparazi a couple of times now. But this recent trip our waiter was awesome. The customer service was great. The food and drinks came out very fast. He was very attentive. Paparazi is always my place to go whenever i want pasta.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
never a bad meal
We attend the SoHIP summer early music series at Emmanuel Church on Newbury St. Papparazzi is our current favorite pre-concert dinner venue in the area. When the weather's right, the outdoor seating is lovely. This time we deemed it too hot and sat inside, which was comfortable, quiet, and cool. We love the fact that you can get half portions of the pasta dishes. We enjoy that variety and have tried (and liked!) most of the dishes on the menu. Our usual pattern is to share a salad, two half portions of pasta, a single glass of wine, and a dessert with capuccino. This time we had the risotto special, which really was special, and the cavatappi, a long-time favorite. The chocolate cake was quite nice - really chocolate, not just icky sweet.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good restaurant! Wonderful
Very good restaurant! Wonderful food, excellent service.; fairly priced. Here are two plusses; Cloth tablecoths and napkins: and NO televisions in the dining area!!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch service
I visited for a weekday lunch service with a group of five. The service was very fast and our server was courteous--not overbearing but attentive. We ordered the crab sandwich special of the day, chicken parm, pasta with sausage, and a few salads. The food came out together and everyone enjoyed their food. I don't know what the dinner prices are like but the lunch prices were much lower than I expected considering the ambiance, which was very nice.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great choice for lunch
The outdoor patio dining area looked very inviting, however there was a line. My friend and I had to get back to meetings at work so we took a table inside. We told our waiter that our time was limited. He was very accommodating, took our order right away, and food was delivered quickly.
I enjoyed the Fried Clams, which was a generous portion, tasty and crispy. However, far too many French fries which were not cooked as well. My friend enjoyed the Chicken Insalada. Bread was delicious.
Dining room was pleasant and not noisy. Service was excellent. We enloyed our lunch and made it back to our meetings on time.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for special events and
Great for special events and group dinners. The food was good and the service was excellent.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love italian food
I love the pastas and pizzas here. The sauces are made to go which is amazing and fresh. I love the rigatoni and magharita pizza. Favorite dishes ever. Service can be slow sometimes but its tolerable.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great and the
The food was great and the service was friendly. The experience could have been better if the restaurant was willing to accommodate a larger party outside. There was plenty of space but the hostess was unwilling to allow a group of 5 on the patio.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent wine list, amazing
Excellent wine list, amazing service.
Beautiful setting. Overall I was extremely satisfied.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful outdoor dining.
We enjoyed tasty food and attentive service on the patio during one of the last nights of summer.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best of Boston
Delicious food. Wonderful service. Excellent atmosphere. Definitely a must visit on Newbury.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Boston Saturday at 8:00
My wife and I chose this place from the reviews and we were not disappointed. I had the Spaghetti Bolognese and my wife had the Penne All Arrabbiata. Both were served quickly and steaming hot! Our server was Jacqueline and she was a gem (ask for her); pretend it's your birthday and she will sing a rendition of Happy Birthday that will knock your socks off! Great food, ambiance, and a little entertainment - what more could we ask for?
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed Every Moment
The food, the staff, and the restaurant ambiance was spectacular. Papa Razzi is our new favorite restaurant on Newbury Street! Can't wait to return!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
From start to finish our experience at Papa Razzi was simply wonderful. We had a reservation for an inside table but when we arrived there was only a 30 min wait for the patio so we decided to have a drink at the bar while we waited. The bar was busy but not overcrowded, the bartender was attentive, friendly and poured expert drinks. The hostess came over twice to politely update us on the status of our wait time. We were seated on a cozily heated patio. The atmosphere outside was relaxed and the sound level great for conversations. Our dinner server was excellent and the kitchen easily accommodated my gluten-free and dairy-free dining companions. Everything was delicious and the hostess thanked me by name on our way out the door. Amazing!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I ordered the insalata di papa salad which crisp, light and delicious. Then I got the penne arrabiata with tons of roasted garlic and spicy flavor, I loved it! Warning: if you don't like full spicy flavor this dish is not for you. The service was really great too. Can't wait to go back.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant and comfortable
Shiraz good red. Rigatoni with sausage yum.
Something for Italian lovers
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was so charming, our server Jackie was exceptional, and management stepped it up big time when we had a small issue and it was resolved in a very timely manner. The food was very nice and presentation was as well. Although we ate inside, the outside dining area looked very inviting and they thoughtfully had tall patio heaters that other restaurants on Newbury St didn't have. It was a lovely experience that we definitely would recommend for everyone to try!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful Italian experience. We had carpaccio and the minestrone to start. We didn't really care for the unusual presntation of the brucchetta it was too chunky and difficult to eat. However the flavor was great. We made our own risotto with mushrooms and asparagus. Yum!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time there
This was my second time there and it was great. The service was unbelievable and the food came out very fast. I would go there for lunch since I work around the corner
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Papa Razzi Gem!
My first dining experience at Papa Razzi was a success. I enjoyed the atmosphere and setup within this restaurant. I ordered their version of Chicken Marsala and it was good. I could taste the blackened flavor of the chicken more than the marsala sauce provided which was my only dislike. I would be willing to go back to try another dish. The short ribs were delish! Overall a great experience. Their drinks were awesome and our waiter was great!!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always stop by when in town! Great salads! Great pizza!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A place we have enjoyed over the years: good food, ambiance, a great place to meet friends, to linger and visit.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great location on Newbury
Great location on Newbury St. The waiter didn't try to rush us out. The food was very good.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
ORECCHIETTE SALSICCIA & PENNE ALL’ ARRABBIATA was DELICIOUS YUMMY that we pretty much ate it all. happy i went here to celebrate my birthday for the first time.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful server and great food
We had a great brunch at this location. Our server Mick was friendly and prompt. Food was very good. Definitely a nice place for brunch or lunch.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM