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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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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Special Occasion (20)
Casual (19)
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Cozy (17)
Romantic (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Authentic (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Fun (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food, varied menu and a friendly, professional staff who provide excellent service. We live nearby and eat there often.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

PapaRazzi is our favorite restaurant in Boston. Our meals on Friday night were excellent, as usual ( pollo piccata, spaghetti vongole, rigatoni con lugenaga, penne al pomodoro). Service was a bit off that night, with fairly long gaps in between ordering drinks and receiving them, even though was not very busy when we got there. I still would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 6, 2017

MIxed review. Pasta dishes are good. Meat dishes not so much. We had an excellent waiter who went out of his way to please. The wines by the glass are priced too high proportionate to the food prices: $19 for a measured 6 oz. glass. Over $100 total for an everyday dinner (2 entrees, 2 glasses of wine, 1 salad.) If you want more locals like us, it's got to be a better value.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Service took a long time for a weekday lunch. When we asked the server if our dessert was ready (after 10 minutes) she said, I guess I could go check. It was ready and we were annoyed as the lunch took over 90 minutes.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This used to be a great restaurant with the best Caesar salads ANYWHERE... I used to eat there once or twice a week, for years. Unfortunately, those days are gone. I went there now that it's cooled off, since I know they've had the air conditioner broken off and on this summer. I was so looking forward to a great Caesar salad there but it was soggy and not very tasty... I think maybe it waited a long time before they served it (the waitress was swamped and not very available so maybe too few waitstaff for the customers). Some of the wines weren't very good--which I wonder if could be due to the A/C being broken... I mentioned it to the manager when she came over to inquire how everything was but, when I mentioned that, she was quick to dismiss herself. It was as if she was "supposed" to visit the customers but really didn't want any real feedback. I miss the good ol' days of Charlie Sarkis running Papa Razzi as something to be proud of!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always happy to eat at Papa Razi solo or with a group. Love the daily specials and enjoy variety of menu options with my favorites being risotto, puttanesca pizza and the ceasar salad.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

My son and I eat here every time Im in town to see him at school. We really like it. I think the only comment/request I have is that we would like an alfredo type sauce-or variation option in your pasta selections! :)

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was good but felt it was overpriced. Service was very slow and inattentive (for ex., we had to ask three times for a spoon and a napkin). Ambiance was nice though and the location was convenient.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed an excellent lunch in the popular Boston neighborhood.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 30, 2017

This is good southern Italian food. The basics are very good even for a Jersey-Italian snob like myself. The pastas are cooked to perfection, the parms are giant and the apps are delicious. Noise level is not good and the service could be better. Notwithstanding, we visit every time we come to Boston.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2017

They have a wonderful Monday pricing scheme. Made the good meal a great value.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2017

We live in the neighborhood and this is our go-to favorite.
Everyday dining but also when we have guests visit everyone is always happy. The food is great but the main plus is the staff. Really terrific.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

This is our go-to restaurant! Best calamari in town and excellent service every time!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I actually made these reservations for a friend who came to town with his girlfriend to see the Sox play. They raved about the place. Loved the food, the atmosphere, and the view over Newbury Street. A home run:)

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

It was attentive but slow service -- we were there 1.5 hours even though we didn't have cocktails or dessert (although we did have an appetizer). I think other people were happy with their food but my margherita pizza was not very good. It IS a nice location on Newbury Street. Large portions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our server was kind but a bit pushy. He kept coming every 5 minutes to ask if we finished picking from our plates ... we're a bunch of slow eaters and he was very antsy about it. Other than that everything was awesome!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

In town for Sox game. Good family place. Loud which was fine. Great food.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Samantha was an incredible server and she had an incredible attention to detail, my wife and children thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience with her. As well, the food was excellent and the gluten free menu provided my daughter with a great meal! One of he highlights of our dining in Boston by far!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Had a very pleasant dinner. Wait staff attentive. The food was well prepared. We stuck with the classics which is what we wanted and we were not disappointed.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Business Meals, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Bit pricey but that's Boston. Food was excellent Menu is rather limited for Italian restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Love the food, service, and location, but hate having to shout at the staff and the people I'm having dinner with. This restaurant is VERY loud.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

This was our first time at a Papa Razzi and we were disappointed. The location was chosen due to its proximity to the Weston Copley Plaza where we were meeting our niece. We arrived and were seated promptly but before we settled were asked if we were ready to order. We asked for a couple of minutes to review the menus. After just a couple of minutes our server was back and we ordered a bottle of wine but she took off before asking if wanted anything else. She returned and we completed our drink order and again asked for a couple of minutes to review the menu. This is the pattern throughout out stay, we felt as if we were being rushed out the door. This happened when the restaurant was being renovated and was not busy with plenty of open tables. Their version of bruschetta was terrible, a chunk of bread swimming in a sauce of tomato and mozzarella juice. The Rollitini was bland and Veal Parm tasteless. The special seafood linguine was good according to our niece. Overall, not what I expected from the feedback I have had from friends.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Not the best italian food I've had but good. Service was also good.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great service, food and big portions!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great meal and lots of Gluten free options too!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Pizza is not tasteful, the quality of topping (tomato and mozzarella) was really low

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

have been to several Papa Razzi"s. Get place to be. If we are back in the US in the Boston region, we certainly come back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We went there for an Italian evening (as my daughter needed it). We had a "sufficient" pizza and my wife had a good vegetable soup.
Nothing extraordinary and the staff was kind but not very warm.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

3rd time here and it was amazing per usual. Great food, drinks, and staff. Love the location and atmosphere. Their chicken parm is delicious, try the lobster pasta!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Service was great, as usual. I was disappointed that the carpaccio no longer comes with toasted bread points and the special horseradish creme fraîche.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Dined here after a day of shopping on Newbury Street. The exterior is being renovated so the windows were covered. The interior was nice except for fruit flies at our table. The food was good and the portions were generous. Service was marginal bordering on poor. Our server went missing for extended periods of time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Was under a restoration, everything was delicious. The restaurant was not crowded because we went for a late lunch. Big place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food here was fantastic. We each ordered a delicious caesar salad and entree. Both of us took half home, and I can say my roasted chicken was just as good the next day. We shared a tiramisu for dessert and it was divine. Absolutely great value for the price, awesome service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Food was amazing, it was a great find while we were staying in Boston for the night.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Bonne nourriture mais atmosphère sacrifiée par un éclairage trop fort pour l'heure du repas. Avisé de ceci, la direction a immédiatement tamisé les lumières...à la fin du repas! Un peu trop tard.

Autrement, la nourriture était excellent et le service courtois. Merci Miguel.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Very unhappy. Food was good but would have appreciated a note or a heads up that the restaurant was under construction.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The Best Calamari app I have EVER had! Our server, Robert, was personable and informative. We are still a bit delirious from having great food experiences on Newbury Street and Cape Cod... and it was weeks ago. There is some renovation on the exterior - don't let that discourage you but I strongly encourage reservations. There was a queue waiting for a table when we arrived. We were seated promptly in a spacious booth for the 5 adults - and table space for normal size plates of food! We were not at all rushed (to 'turn the table'). Memorable for the food, atmosphere, and a joyous gathering of friends!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Was waiting for table more than 30 min, even though reservations was made.

Tags: Healthy
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Reasonably priced pasta options with a good selection of wines. It was a great option after shopping on Newbury St. They had a gluten-free pasta option which was great!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great eating dinner on the early side! Very quiet and quick!

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