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About Papa Razzi - Boston

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!

159 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
All OpenTable reservations are for inside dining only

Hours:
Mon – Thurs: 11:30am – 10:00pm
Friday – 11:30am – 11pm
Saturday - 11am –11pm
Sunday – 11am – 10pm

Cross Street:
Newbury Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 536-9200

Website:
http://www.paparazzitrattoria.com/

Parking Details:
There are several public lots nearby the restaurant.

Public Transit:
The Copley stop on the green line is right across the street.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Dilibero

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have premium space for private events accommodating up to 100 guests. To view our private event menus visit our website at www.paparazzitrattoria.com.

Papa Razzi - Boston Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Casual (20)
Special Occasion (20)
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Neighborhood Gem (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Authentic (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Cozy (15)
Romantic (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fun (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Groups (12)
People Watching (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful family experience at Paparazzi. The service was stellar and everyone was pleasant and welcoming even though the place was packed! We asked the staff to help deliver a special holiday message to our son and they jumped right in with the surprise. Highly recommend the food as well. We sat close to the window into the kitchen and it was clean and humming along. Overall a five star experience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Went there for dinner with my sister. The wait staff seated us within a few minutes of our reservation. The restaurant was packed. The waitstaff was friendly and the ambiance was nice. The food was okay. Nothing stellar. It had a decent menu but the food we got lacked the flavor I was used to. For the money, I wouldn’t go back, there are much better choices in the area.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 7 days ago

great little resturant, excellent service and amazing food

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

We enjoyed it so much that my husband returned 2 nights in a row while taking a course at Copley Place!

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great good wine and service...we enjoyed our meal very much.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Papa Razzi is one of my favorite eateries on Newbury Street. Classy yet affordable, this restaurant has a modern Italian menu that rivals some of the most notable restaurants in Boston's North End. The atmosphere is great for a casual conversation while the wait staff is friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend Papa Razzi for everyday dining as well as special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Had a wonderful evening and great food and services!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Authentic
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

This restaurant has always been one of my favorite restaurants. The food is amazing and good price, the service is also very good as well the food arrived pretty quickly. I definitely recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good local go-to restaurant that is charmingly designed , welcoming, reliably consistent, and well priced.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The portions were adequate except for the expresso. It was only half a cup.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Exceptional food! Good prices! Best Italian we've had. Very cool atmosphere.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I had noted on my reservation my purpose was to arrive 15 minutes before my date to have some flowers waiting in his seat at the table. They booked us in a private cozy curved booth for two, and two waitresses gushed about the flowers to him. Even though we wouldn't expect any mal-treatment towards a gay couple in progressive Boston; it was still very nice to receive their compliments. The cocktails and wine were tasty, meal was good, dessert was excellent. Overall a beautiful date night! Will certainly be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Service was very good, with an enthusiastic girl explaining menu, specials and wine very well

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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The restaurant was definitely acceptable until the bill arrived. I was charged $3.50 for a teabag and hot water. I knew the price when I ordered the tea, but actually thought at this price, a pot of tea would have been offered. When the server asked if I wanted a 2nd cup I said yes. When I got the bill, I was charged $7 for 2 cups of tea --2 teabags and hot water. I did question this and was told another cup was used and then had to be washed, and, well, sorry about that. I felt this was really bad business marketing (we're a group of women who meet monthly), and it left me with a bad taste, (sorry), and questioning returning to this restaurant.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We never get tired of PapaRazzi!! Great service, food, and atmosphere. The wait staff is friendly and the manager always stops by to be sure that everything is ok. There's a nice selection of entrees on the menu, and it's reasonable priced.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, People Watching, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent meal - fresh and cooked well. Very good service and receptive to caring for food allergies. A little too noisy for my taste but willing to overlook that shortcoming. Would eat there again and would recommend it to friends.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Average italian. Nothing special or notable about it. I was hoping it would taste better based on the reviews. I would recommend this place to anyone taking their grandparents out to dinner. In my experience, older diners like blander food that meets expectations and offers no surprises. This is that kind of traditional italian fare.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very poor service. Server was in a bad mood, not interested. Became friendly at the very end and helpful when we were about to sign the bill, expecting a tip.
We had noticed that the service at the property was getting worse, but this time it was the worst. Will probably not come back to write you a long time.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was good but service was terrible!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We loved our experience at Pappa Razzi Tonight. Service was outstanding and food excellent!! Beautiful area of town. So easy to walk to from our hotel. Everything from salad to main course was amazing. My husband had gluten free pizza. It was the best ever! You honestly could not tell the difference, or should I say taste the difference.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

2nd visit in one week. Again great food and excellent service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Nice, homey atmosphere. Comfortable seating. Pleasant waiter. Food wasn’t anything special. Pasta was done properly, but no one loved it. My veal piccata tasted fine, but the meat was tough and difficult to chew. The salads were good. We had an ok bottle of wine. I guess for an everyday dining experience, everything was ok. Price was reasonable because we were there on a Monday. Don’t know that we’ll go back when there are so many Italian restaurants in Boston to try.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A nice, reasonably priced meal with a great Back Bay vibe. We all stuck with pasta and risotto dishes and were very happy overall. I wouldn't say that any of the dishes were particularly noteworthy, but they didn't disappoint. Great outdoor space. Had the weather been a bit warmer, we would have been happy to sit outside. Nonetheless, our table inside the restaurant was perfect. It's a great place to take a hungry college student during Parents' Weekend!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our "go-to" place in Back Bay. Food is always good with excellent service. You can't go wrong here.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The Chef at this place can cook! Our dishes all had excellent sauces, and the food was freshly prepared. Reception was a little chaotic (Saturday night), and service at the bar and at the table was good, but not what I'd call charming. All in all, I'd return for the food!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We are frequent diners at PapaRazzi. We love the attentive service as well as the delicious food. Portions are ample, and prices are reasonable for Boston. Great menu selection.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We went on a Monday, when they had some amazing specials! I think every entree was only $16, and if you got an appetizer with an entree, that was only an additional $8. Such an amazing deal! If I lived in Boston, I'd go there almost every Monday. I had spectacularly good filet mignon for $16...wow! All the food was delicious, and the service was wonderful. I liked sitting in one of the booths on the 2nd floor...great for people watching!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Waiter kept disappearing for long periods and food was just okay.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great meal and excellent service. It is a must visit when we go to Boston.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was great! Our server was very attentive . Overall a great experience!

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

I was visiting Boston and was recommended to Mama Maria's - not worth it. Then my brother whom has eaten at Papa Razzi suggested that I go to Papa Razzi - Amazing food, atmosphere, great price. I will absolutely return there when in Boston again.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Came to BU for parents weekend. Found Papa Razzi on Open Table. Excellent service. Food wonderful. Will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Our server, Noa, was very attentive, wonderful to chat with and gave us good recommendations. She made the meal special. The quattro-fromaggio GF pizza was wonderful (as usual) and the beet salad was a nice complement.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The food and service at Papa Razzi never fails to impress!

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We'd had a heavy lunch that day, so we decided to go light on dinner. We ordered two salads (about $12 each) and an appetizer to share. As we weren't spending too much, the staff decided it was okay to pretty much ignore us. No water until we asked for it from a passing staff person, passed off to another waitress, no asking how things were, no clearing of finished dishes, and a very long time to give us the check. And the place wasn't even busy. I don't need much attention, but getting zero is not what I expect.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Took a long time to get seated despite reservation but rest of meal was fantastic. Very full, crowded. Reservations necessary.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food very blah. There were 4 of us and we all had different meals and no one liked it. Also one of us had plastic wrap in our salad and even they were just thrown together. I guess turning the table is more desired by ownership than pleasing the customer.

Our server though was attentive.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great place to have Italian food in boston... Very good pasta

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a lovely dinner of minestrone, gorgonzola salad and pizza with sausage and pepperoni...with wonderful wine and beer. Sitting out on the terrace was fantastic!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Terrible service. A dish with roasted eggplant had 6 or 7 tiny pieces and was all pasta. Our complaints were dismissed.

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