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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

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Special Occasion (17)
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Cozy (16)
Casual (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Romantic (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Fun (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Authentic (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Business Meals (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
People Watching (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great first experience at Papa Razzi. Very friendly and attentive staff.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We had dinner at Papa Razzi for Valentine's day. The atmosphere was warm and vibrant, the food was great, and so was the service. There was a mix up where the waiter gave me a $26 glass of wine when I'd tried to order a $9 one, but they just charged me for the one I thought I'd ordered, no questions asked. I would definitely go back!

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service were very good overall. Our server was very nice and friendly, although we had to ask for napkins and bread, instead of it being automatic. In any event, cramming a middle-aged couple out on a date-night in a corner seat, shared with a large group of 8 with young children was a bad idea. Noisy and not the romantic date night experience we were looking for. Every time one of the kids got up to use the bathroom they had to slide out on our side of the long cushion seat that we shared with the group. It was very Applebee's-ish. The poor seating choice took away from the experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2018

It was a cold night but so warm inside. Our food was delicious and our waitress attentive. Great evening.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food! The service was great. The restaurant is beautiful. A very good experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We always enjoy the Back Bay location. Samantha, our waiter, was outstanding and made for a wonderful mid-week dining out experience. The food here is consistently very good and reasonably priced. We will be back.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We celebrated our nephew’s 65th birthday at Papa Razzi on Newbury Street, and had a wonderful time. The menu is varied, and we all relished our choices. Luckily for us the restaurant was not very crowded when we were there, which made conversation easy to hear. I am going to try the other locations and am eager to see how they compare.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great spot, always reliable for good Italian. Great atmosphere.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This place constantly delivers outstanding food and service.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was amazing! Best Caesar salad I’ve ever eaten and the salted caramel gelato is to die for! Katie is a great server as well. We had a great time and will be back soon! :)

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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food and ambiance were great. Server didn't know the menu well and couldn't help us with many of the questions we had. Kinda hard to pitch me on food from the menu when you can't butcher the pronunciation of it.

We came for a special occasion and I left simple, yet clear instructions when I booked my reservation. I talked with the manager about it after and they "just missed it". Didn't apologize or offer to make it right, which was a bummer.

Great food, meh experience.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We waited 15 minutes before our server knew we were there. It was an understandable mistake but she was very casual and did not apologize. We were trying to make a concert and had to be a bit pushy to get her keep us on time even though there were very few other customers. On the other hand, the chef was extremely accommodating of food sensitivities and the food was excellent. I will definitely try it again despite the initial service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I will be emailing the general manager Julian the pictures I took with my camera (:
Thank you for a great dinner & all around great experience! Looking forward to coming to Boston and eating here again !


-Paige Hornbaker

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Romantic, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Nice place for a semi casual dinner. I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The waitress did not get our special request right, but since it was a special request, I don't hold that against her. However, she asked if everything was perfect before we realized that, then she didn't come back so she was a little over eager for her own review.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Fantastic Gluten Free menu and knowledge... highly recommended

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went on New Years Eve and not only was the food absolutely amazing, the drinks were outstanding as well. The service was quick and extremely helpful. Despite our level of inebriation I can assuredly recommend this restaurant to everyone. It was reasonably priced for level of food we received! Everything was just delightful.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

great service and meal was fantastic.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This restaurant was delicious with scratch made food and amazing staff. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food! Incredibly quick service and friendly staff. Everything I need in a restaurant. Thanks!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The occasion for dinner was my birthday celebration. We made the reservation for 7:30. We arrived on time and were seated. Drinks and dinner were fine. When we were ready to order dessert(remember, birthday celebration), our waiter informed us that the kitchen was closed and we would not be able to order an desserts.
So I ask, why weren’t we told this about early closing of the kitchen when we were seated? It seemed other tables were still getting their desserts because I guess, they had preordered their desserts.
This restaurant is off my future list.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We always enjoy coming to Papa Razzi for their Manga Mondays. All of their entrees are $16 and appetizers are $7 or so. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and very professional!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing. Great service. Nice and fresh, scratch kitchen plus they had a ton of gluten free options including fried mozzarella AND chicken parm! Which came out fantastic and i havent eaten in years due to allergy. They were great.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Pappa Razzi on Newbury Street consistently provides a wonderful experience. Very welcoming, great service and the food is always excellent. As suburbanites, we come into town - to the Back Bay - four or five times a year and consider other options, just for a change. In the end, though, we return to Pappa Razzi because we know we will have a relaxed, delicious meal in a warm and friendly environment. We have also found that Pappa Razzi is a great spot for a large group - the servers are well able to cheerfully attend to a celebration, and even make it more fun!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were seated immediately. The service was excellent and so was the food. Antipasto salad was very tasty.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was great for a catch up brunch

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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Pappa Razzi is a great restraunt for people with food allergies. All staff is attentive to making sure the meal is allergen free. All meals are delicious! I strongly recommend this restraunt for all occassions and any day meals.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great meal! Such a nice place with consistently good food . The caesar salad is on point.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Beet salad: not enough roasted beets
Ravioli with tomato sauce: lots of ravioli and chunky tomato sauce
Limoncello marscapone cake: light lemon sponge with light filling. Verdict was scrumptious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

great little resturant, excellent service and amazing food

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·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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 (New England)·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 29, 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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 (New England)·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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A fantastic restaurant for people with food allergies. Delicious food and great atmosphere.

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