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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

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
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Romantic (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Authentic (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
People Watching (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Business Meals (6)
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Hot Spot (5)
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Notable Wine List (3)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 11, 2015

Server was super friendly but seemed either a little overworked or new. The guy who brought our main course was reluctant to take away our salad plates. One meal was not prepared properly. Food was good but they seemed under staffed and not very efficient.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on April 8, 2015

First time and the experience was great. Server was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 7, 2015

Everything was wonderful - EXCEPT - we so do miss those breadsticks!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on March 30, 2015

Our food and the service were great. Wish they didn't serve veal though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on March 28, 2015

Great food especially the chicken with mushroom. Ambiance was great. Quiet and servers were friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 23, 2015

I was on a business trip to Boston and love to explore new restaurants. I used OpenTable and found Papa Razzi on a Monday evening. Monday is the best day for this restaurant. They offer one-price Monday for all meals on the menu which is a great deal, they also offer discounted wines that are a great deal as well.

The Veal Parm was great, the bar was great and the wine was great.

Perfect experience for a fantastic price. Would recommend highly.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on March 5, 2015

Great first time experience. Food was phenomenal especially the pizza

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2015

Delicious appetizers and generous portions. Popular tourist restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 20, 2015

Food was great I recommend the bruschetta appetizer. We sat upstairs where you can look down below to the bar area and people dining and the service was great. Pasta was amazing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Went here for Valentine's Day with my boyfriend who is from out of town and he absolutely loved it. It was a great date-night spot that didn't break the bank. The spaghetti w/ littlenecks was to die for. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2015

I've been to this restaurant two times now, and with both experiences I've never been disappointed! I'm very picky when it comes to food, and paparazzi truly delivers on flavorful meals.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Papa Razzi was a great date location - super convenient, being a short walk from the Copley stop on the green line, and absolutely delicious with many options on the menu. The pasta was amazing and you could most definitely tell that everything was made from scratch on the premises.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Went here for a Valentine's Day dinner and it was nice! The tables were a bit close to each other and I think if the restaurant had been more full it would have been pretty loud. Still a good ambiance though. A lot of people must have canceled due to the bad snowstorm as there were some empty tables and we showed up 10 minutes early and were seated right away. Or maybe it's just always like that. Either way no complaints! The service was excellent and our food came very quickly. Pasta was not the best I've had but still very tasty and the venue worked very nicely for a Valentine's Day.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Pasta was quite tasteless and bland.
Chicken was half cooked.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2015

Great atmosphere with great food and very good service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2015

Papa Razzi's food was delicious. Two of us got pizza (the Pollo Arrabbiata) while the other two got pasta (the Penne All'arrabbiata and the Ravioli Al Pomodoro). We loved each dish! The pizza was a particular favorite, and by the end we were all too full for dessert. Would definitely return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2015

The dining room has a very relaxed atmosphere, had the chcken parm and it was delicious. The service was great. I would definitely come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Excellent Service and Food. This restaurant was in a perfect location for First Night

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Don't bother making any reservation in advance . I made a reservation 10 days in advance so I can get a table or a booth something with littel more privacy , they stuck me in the middle of the hallway on a tiny table . So much for a special night out.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2014

We've been going to Papa Razzi in different locations for years, but the Boston restaurant is our favorite. It's the perfect location to meet up with friends, since there are many parking lots available in the area. They have valet parking on site, but it's also an easy walk from the Clarendon St. garage, which only charges $10.00 if you enter after 5:00 pm. Food at Papa Razzi is excellent and plentiful. The Rigatoni con Luganega, Penne all Arrabbiata, Pollo Piccata, and Spaghetti Vongole are our usual go to favorites. Service is outstanding! It's a good idea to make reservations for a Saturday night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2014

This location has some work to do but not a bad meal. The bread was dry. The risotto was too starchy and bland, not creamy as risotto should be. The almond cookies were very hard too. The waiter was great and recommended a good wine. The chicken was nice and tender. The gluten free accommodations were great. Sounds like this place need a little tweaking in the kitchen. I have not recently had any negative comments about Papa Razzi's in Concord. Try that locaiton!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2014

Great food and service. Thank you for the Gluten Free menu. It was a little loud (though we were sitting right next to a large party), but otherwise everything was perfect. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2014

A friend and I wanted a place to take our middle/high school aged daughters out for a holiday dinner. Both girls have limited palates. Papa Razzi has a nice ambience. Fancy enough so the girls could get dressed up. Portions are large. Girls were able to split their meals - caesar salad and chicken parmesan- and still did not eat it all. Lobster Ravioli very good. Service good, attentive. Wine was decent. Good place for large groups and families or friends out for an evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2014

You can get a decent meal at a reasonable price and it's very close to where I live. If you go on Mangia Monday, it's even more of a bargain. I still wish Bouchee was still here - the food was special.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2014

This used to be a cozy, low-key place for dinner, with tables clad in tablecloths and fast and efficient waitstaff. All good things must come to an end. Gone are the table cloths, the good waiters, the piping hot focaccia bread and the ambiance in general. Instead, behold large families with screaming kids, badly washed dishes, clueless waiters and the sort of atmosphere one would expect to find in eateries much lower on the to totem pole.

The food is still good, but i happen to know lots of places with good food, that don't require noise-cancellation equipment. Let's hope that whatever this place is going through is just a phase and not an end-game...

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2014

The food was absolutely delicious. Our server was attentive and kind.
But I was expecting more when it came to the details.

Only three complaints.
1. My date and I were greeted by two managers and a host, all at the same time. A bit of an overwhelming and unnecessary greeting.
2. We were seated at a corner booth that was 8 feet from a closet. No problem with that, but it was distracting that their staff kept coming and going putting things away and getting things out, sometimes leaving the door half open with backpacks and jackets hanging out on the floor.
3. The party two tables away, wearing shorts and t-shirts made me a little confused why I was wearing a bow tie and paying $80 for dinner.

But again, the staff was kind, and the food was delicious, but I felt that their attempt at being an upscale restaurant could have been better executed in the details and atmosphere. Or they could have lowered their prices 15-20%.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 22, 2014

The staff was attentive and the meal service was well timed. Very friendly team and the food was excellent. Out teen children had a great selection from the menu and my daughter's shell fish allergy was taken seriously and handle very professionally.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2014

will always come back here. Nice buzz in the room of people having a good time. Great food...different choices

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2014

The dining room was very comfortable, the service was great and best of all the meal was delicious!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2014

We have been to many restaurants in Back Bay and have passed Pappa Razi many times but this was our first time dining there. We were seated promptly on a busy Saturday night and the ambiance is quite lovely. However we were disappointed in the food quality. The lobster filled pasta while tasty was undercooked and the Osso Bucca was excessively fatty. Would not go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2014

A bit noisy, but great food and service as always!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 13, 2014

Linguine with clams was a bit salty. Chicken Marsala was ok but vey little Marsala flavor. Pasta fagiole was excellent and our eggplant antipasto was fabulous. Good solid meal.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2014

An excellent choice, good food with a good ambience.... will be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2014

Overall we had a positive experience. The food was excellent; my wife got ravioli and I got filet mignon. The server was friendly and competent. The food took a while to arrive but it was hot, so it makes me think the kitchen was slow, not the server. We had 7:00 reservations but were not actually seated until about 7:20. Not a huge deal since their bar is great so my wife and I had a drink. The service at the bar was first rate. Both bartenders were attentive. I wasn't thrilled about being sat at a table next to the kitchen and stairs, but wasn't going to be picky on a crowded Saturday night. We will go back there because the service is friendly, the food is delicious, and their outdoor seating is some of the best on Newbury St.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2014

You have to make reservations, the place is packed. Would go back the next time I am in Boston.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2014

Our server seemed really distracted. We ordered an appetizer that never came. She took drink orders for the 2 adults but never asked our 2 kids and walked away. When she came back to the table we ordered for the kids and she didn't get that she completely ignored them. When our dinner arrived we asked about the appetizer and she said she would go get it. We explained we wanted it before the meal, so she said let me check and never mentioned it again. The food was good and served fast, but the server was lacking.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2014

Next time however will request to be seated upstairs as the service in the front corner near the bar was awful!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2014

We LOVED our dinner and beautiful October evening on the patio. Every bite was delicious (great bread and oil) and the service was excellent. We'll be back!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2014

A friend and I had brunch here on a warm Saturday - nice brunch menu. Easily accommodated my dietary restrictions. We will be back for sure.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2014

Nice place, free bellinis with brunch items a nice touch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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