Papa Razzi - Boston

4.6
1333 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner to carbo-load the night before my daughter and her friend raced in the Sprint-Bs. Perfect location, great server, good ambiance, and delicious food. Totally exceeded our expectations.

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J
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is good and I didn't have to wait too long for the food. I like how the chef deliver the food to our table.

Joyce

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I try to go here every chance I get. Simply great staff, great quality food, and fast service. There used to be one closer to me on the south shore but sadly the strip it was in had to be torn down due to plumbing issues. There is parking right next to this location right to the side of the restaurant, and if you’re not driving in, the green line/Copley is about a 600 ft walk. Lots of cute little shops around too. Always a favorite. Love this place and it’s consistently fantastic and quaint.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food but service was slow

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KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at pappa razzi on Valentine's day. Ambiance and food were tasteful. Prices were perfect. I was pleased that the menu wasnt pre-fixed for the evening. Would highly recommend it and return.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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JA
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great time, and a fantastic waitress. We’ll be back!

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b
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome margherita pizza and brownie sundae was delish. It was hard to hear our waitress, but it didn't seem too loud in the restaurant overall.

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BK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for dinner. I always enjoy dining at this location.

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AM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is my g-to restaurant on Newbury Street and I have recommended it many times to friends.

I still miss Papa Razzi's in Burlington, MA - which was also a favorite.

Very good food at very fair prices and also very good service.

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KC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, terrific food - even gluten free and fantastic manager. Favorite place in Boston.

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J
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Subpar Boston restaurant. We had to wait over 15 minutes past our reservation time for a table, where the host proceeded to sit us at a table in the middle of the corridor where servers where passing with food trays over our heads. The space was clearly overbooked when we arrived but the restaurant cleared out. The food and service is mediocre at best.

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GB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family friendly, cozy restaurant with well done Italian classics - also have a couple of creative salads which is a nice touch. Lots of good, reasonably priced wine on the wine list too. All in all - a very nice place with friendly service and good food.

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Fun. Lively. Excellent food. Thoroughly enjoy our experience every time we go with our college age kids and friends who have a variety of dietary needs.

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SK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food; outstanding service from Sam. Everything was freshly made and incredibly tasty. We would definitely return and recommend.

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D
Indiana
95 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Waited but a few minutes for table, service was prompt and server was nice; pleasant and just the right amount of attentiveness.
Excellent location.

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New England
89 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We arrived a bit early for a Saturday night dinner. The host informed us that he couldn't seat us immediately, and it would be a wait of 10 minutes. He kept his promise and all was fine. Our server was overwhelmed with tables and orders so he was somewhat slow, but kept apologizing for it ... which we assured him was fine with us. The food came out of the kitchen very fast and was of good quality, but seemed over priced for what it was. I had a similar meal the night before at a restaurant in Manhattan that was almost as good for less than half the price. If you like big quantities of Italian food, it's a good choice.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner Saturday night. We will go back there soon.

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NB
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Papa Razzi is "an old friend" in my restaurant adventures. While I'm particularly fond of the Panzanella salad, the pasta and protein dishes, soups, and salads are consistently good. Staff is friendly and well trained. I enjoy the ambiance. I frequently recommend Papa Razzi in Concord and in Boston to friends because they are so dependable and consistently good.

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F
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. The service was terrific and the table was nice

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D
New England
24 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our food was delicious and our waiter was great! The neighboring table was too loud we couldn’t even have a conversation. But, we still love PapaRazzi!!

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MF
New England
32 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food, as usual. Reliably so. Especially the grilled salmon over Panzanella salad, which is my lunchtime favorite. I do wish they still served the delicious focaccia bread here that they make and serve at other Papa Razzi locations, and used to serve here as well, instead of the ordinary sliced bread they offer. Their failure to serve the focaccia here is a real miss for them, as it's the kind of unique detail that creates repeat customers. Other friends have noticed and commented on this as well. Thus the four stars instead of five.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Starting to look tired. Bench upholstery was ripped. Dishes chipped. Glasses etched. Server was great.

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Have eaten at Papa Razzi several times outside during summer always enjoy. Considering this visit was NewYears Eve can't complain. Ended up sitting at the bar. Food was delicious and the bar tenders were great!

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MC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I went to Papa Razzi to celebrate our New Year's Eve engagement and the experience was perfect. The food was perfect (as always) but the impeccable service was even more impressive given the restaurant was fully booked for the holiday. We will continue to visit Papa Razzi for holidays and special events as they are the most reliable place for quality food with great atmosphere.

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PN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I am a true foodie and have always thought of Papa Razi as an OK restaurant. They proved me wrong and on New Year's Eve at that. I made a reservation for 4 and at the last minute asked to change it to 5. They accommodated us on NYE! They could not have been nicer. Service was good, even though it was packed. They could have used another bartender, but drinks were still good. The food was fresh, well prepared and the portions were large (we had 4 boys in the group). I would definitely go back with a group.

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BS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

overall a good place for Dinner and that too on Newbury street.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NYE Dinner - Restaurant was busy but we had an amazing experience! Waited <5 mins for our table after checking in with the hostess. The manager asked us if we wanted to wait 2 mins more for an even better table (which he didn’t have to do) so we waited and the spot was great! Food was amazing - generous portions. Get the red sangria if you like wine, comes in a huge glass and was delicious. It was loud as expected on NYE but wasn’t unbearable. Waitress was great too. Overall, had an awesome experience and definitely will be going back!

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KN
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The hostess was not friendly at all. We were waiting to pay a bar bill and she snapped at us are we ready yet. Part of the reason we picked this place was the reviews indicated spacious seating. Not this time they squeezed a round table in a walkway against a half wall. Service from wait staff was excellent, as was the food.

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S
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

PapaRazzi is our favorite restaurant in Boston. The food is always great, and the servers are knowledgeable and friendly. The atmosphere is cozy and casual, but it's also a great place for a romantic dinner or special celebration. Rigatoni con Luganega, Shrimp Scampi, and Pollo Picatta are always delicious. We miss the Spaghetti Vongole and the Mista salad since they were taken off the menu - please bring them back!! Kudos to the hostesses, chefs, servers, and bartenders who all take pride in what they do to make your visit to PapaRazzi so enjoyable.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table was ready as soon as we walked in. The server was pleasant. The food was outstanding! Everything the three of us ordered we loved. The atmosphere was pleasant and lively. We raved about our experience all night. We were all very satisfied with our experience.

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s
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

everything was good but the gnocchi. The gnocchi was heavy and the sauce was disgusting with way to much basil.

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OA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Such a nice big restaurant space in a city that doesn't offer quite so many spacious spots. Great location. Such a shame the food is so disappointing; pricey inexpensive ingredients inexpertly prepared and indelicately served. Meatballs and spaghetti. Chicken and penne. Ceasar salad. These dishes should not be drab, watery, or tasteless, yet they were. All eight of them. Waiter was cheerful. Tried his best. Can't help what goes on in the kitchen but all in all too much rah rah rah and not enough attention to service. We won't be back.

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X
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here on Christmas Eve and we all enjoyed our meals. It was crazy busy but service was excellent, timely and personal. If they can manage that on a really busy night, it reflects a very well run establishment. Menu is pretty standard Italian, standard and tasty.

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RP
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service and value. This restaurant is very consistent.

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D
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, great food. Our bartender, with lights as round her neck, was friendly and accommodating . I wish I lived in Boston, i would be here as much as i could.

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PO
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I loved it. Quick service, good food, great ambiance, not exorbitantly expensive. We’ll be back!

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l
New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Used to much better service. Asked for “light dressing on the salad .... salad was drenched in dressing.

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