About Papa Razzi - Framingham

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!

155 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:
M - Th 11:30am - 10:00pm
F 11:30am - 11:00pm
Sa 11:30am - 11:00pm (brunch until 3:00PM)
Su 11:30am - 9:00pm (brunch until 3:00PM)

Cross Street:
Route 9

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(508) 848-2300

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

Executive Chef:
Kevin Dilibero

Private Party Facilities:
As an Italian trattoria, hosting personal gatherings isn’t just what we do, it’s what we love. We welcome your next celebration, outing, or corporate event with enthusiasm and passion. Our dedication to fresh cooking and warm hospitality will put you and your guests at ease, and our private event planner will cover every detail to ensure your occasion is flawless. Our state of the art private dining room can accommodate up to 45 guests for a seated dinner or buffet and 30 guests for a business meeting. Visit our website to learn more about private event opportunities.

Private Party Contact:
Leah Drummond: (844) 870-1067

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Papa Razzi - Framingham Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Went to Papa Razzi for a pre-theater meal. The hostess was able to seat our party of 6 promptly at a nice table. We informed the waitress that we were on a tight schedule and she made sure that our orders were taken quickly and served promptly. Three of us had the Bolognese which is always great and the others had ravioli. One person who had the ravioli special thought it was a little too sweet for her liking but everyone else enjoyed their meal.

I recommend Papa Razzi for a nice meal out at a restaurant that presents itself as being more upscale than it's menu prices reflect. So its a nice place to eat without a hefty tab.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

My husband thought the chicken parmesan was about the best he's had. My beet salad was good, but the panzanella there is even better. Our server, Caryn, was outstanding. She timed everything perfectly and was very friendly and pleasant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

First time at Paparazzi. We each had salads, they were very good. I ordered the Rigatoni, it was ok, not much flavor to it, salt helped. Friend ordered the risotto with asparagus, they forgot the asparagus, the risotto was very good though. The waiter took forever with our drinks. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. I mean $17 for pasta? Maybe if it was handmade in the kitchen.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Family of four out for a Saturday evening meal. 1 chicken piccata, 2 spaghetti bolognese and 1 lobster tortelloni. All were excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Our server was at the table at all the right times and was very pleasant. We loved the bruschetta appetizer as well as our salad and ravioli.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We had a great time at Pappa Razzi on Monday night. They are running a super nice special, so our meals were extremely reasonable. The kitchen was incredibly accommodating of all the various dietary needs at the table. We will be going back!

My favorites included the beef carpaccio, and the filet balsamico. My biggest disappointment was being told about a special ordering it and having the waiter come back to tell that the could no longer serve it. Others especially liked the Panna Cotta with passion fruit sauce.

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

It's a great place to have dinner. Five of my friends had a wonderful dinner Everyone was pleased. The server was great and the value on Monday evenings is great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had an excellent experience on a busy Sat. night, with two small children in tow. Our waitress Marion was attentive, knowledgeable, and very accommodating to our party. Really enjoyed the meal. Will be back for sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was fantastic, the waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. I thought the food was expensive, but the dining experience was wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I have been to Pappa Razzi a few times and IMHO, it is well above what you typically get at chains. Our dinner started with great fresh bread and a great shrimp appetizer. For our entrees I had the Veal Shank Special which was delicious and my wife had the Chicken Picatta. Desert was a great lemon flavored cake which we loved. The service by Mary was top notch, professional!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great service and attention to details. User friendly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Although my husband ordered bolognese, it was pretty much meatless. When he spoke to the manager about this, he was told the meat was ground so fine he just couldn't see it! He did offer to tell the chef about our comment. Really?

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Our server and the manager were excellent! We have food allergies and they did an amazing job as usual which is why we come back!! Thank you!!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We requested a quiet table and received an excellent one, far away from the crowds. The food is very good, not great, but consistent. The server was a little to anxious from my perspective, interrupting several conversations over the course of the evening.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This place is pretty consistent and they are knowledgable about gluten free needs. My meal was very good and I even got a gluten free roll that was warm on the inside and crunchy on the outside. I have been before and will go again. The waitress was great.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Always consistently good food. Friendly atmosphere. Convenient location with easy parking. Everything made to order and they'll customize to taste. Never any complaints!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We stayed simple... Caesar salad, Beef Carpaccio, Grilled Chicken. The chow was very good and served nicely. I've noticed on recent visits the veggies on the grilled chicken were very sparse... would suggest they serve a more reasonable portion. My Stella on tap was almost flat... replaced with a perfect Stella.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We always enjoy being at Papa Razzi. Terrific menu, food, service, and ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great gluten free chicken parmigiana and Caesar salad

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very mediocre food. Very noisy. Fair acceptable, but not great.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Everything was great until we left. I went with my wife, brother, and his girlfriend. My brother and I each gave a credit card to split the bill in half. We failed to check the receipt. When my brother got home he noticed they had charged the entire bill to his card. They also charged half the bill to my card. When you go there just check your bill before you leave.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Live Sports
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Very good restaurant but you pay for it.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Best Italian around !! the waiter we got was excellent. Never had to ask for refills and recommended really good drinks !

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Long wait between server visits...... needed to chase down the check....

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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food and service was outstanding. We were celebrating a birthday for my 93 year old dad and they made him feel very special. Veal and steaks were some of the best we've had. Half Caesar salads were also good and large. Waitress made an effort to have me pick out a bday dessert without anyone seeing. It was sent over "on the house" which was lovely.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had a really nice meal here. The food was wonderful; I had the grilled shrimp and linguine special and my wife had ravioli with house red sauce. Our waitress Mary was awesome, she was attentive without ever being distracting. We even had dessert and coffee, something we rarely do. It made an ordinary dinner out a special evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2017

They always do a great job with allergies. Server was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

My only concern was that I got charged for both my soda water orders. I've never been to a restaurant that charges me for each soda water.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great service and delicious, consistent dishes bring us back again and again. We love the atmosphere and the fact that the kitchen is so willing to customize dishes to suit the diners' needs. We had a nice table for our large group, and the service was excellent from start to finish.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Delightful weeknight meal -- dinner salads, carpaccio, filet balsamico all cooked to perfection and complimented nicely with their house red wine. This wine is smooth and suits my palate better than the super Tuscan on the wine list. We eat here fairly often and never disappointed. Very accommodating kitchen when special diets are required. Highly recommend a very competent, well-trained, professional staff. A good value restaurant we enjoy more than some higher priced Italian restaurants in the area. Food and service consistent at all locations.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Excellent dealing with a dairy allergy. Great food and service was attentive.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at Papa Razzi. Food allergies and restrictions handled with care and utmost attention. Managers, especially Stephen, make every effort to assure you have a good experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The restaurant has a good kids menu and the pasta is a favorite of our two granddaughters. My wife had a chicken dish which was ok, a bit bland. The dish was supposed to be served with red bliss potatoes but instead came out with ziti. Not having remembered my wife asked our server if the dish was supposed to be served with pasta and she said yes! My veal parmigiana with linguini was fine and I enjoyed it. I ordered a cappuccino to finish off the meal but it arrived barely luke warm and had to be redone by my waitress. Overall our experience was a bit disappointing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Papa Razzi has been one of our go to restaurants, I don't know if it was an off night or a change in business. I recognize the small differences, I had the swordfish special and could tell that it was part of portion control and the bar drinks have changed some what to tighter pour control.
Other higher end franchised restaurants have also started this trend. Some people do not mind it I guess, but I like fresh cooked portions and hand poured drinks. That being said we still had a good meal and the staff is very nice.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great service and great meal! Will definitely return.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Overall experience was very good. The food was very good, well presented, creative and plentiful. I usually have bad experiences at restaurants. I am in the food industry and typically prepare dinners much better then most restaurants and at a fraction of the cost. We were celebrating our 31st Wedding Anniversary, so going out for dinner was special. I was happy we chose Papa Razzi's. My wife and I split the Antipasto, Lobster Tortellini and Veal Scallopini . There was plenty of food. The server was pleasant and attentive. She brought the split entrees on separate plates starting with the pasta course and them the Veal, which added a classy touch. We ended with a nice piece of Tiramisu, which they graciously comped to congratulated our milestone. The only downfall was my cocktail, Maker's Mark Summer. It was very expensive for the size of the drink. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and will frequent in the future.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Food always seems just way too salty so I usually just ask for less sodium.. but other than that it's always a nice experience. Not to crowded usually and good service.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We arrived at 7:30 and we're seated promptly. It was a little noisy due to a few large parties however the food came out quickly and perfectly!! None of us had a complaint about the food and actually hours later said "whoa, that was a great meal!"

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Extremely loud when restaurant is busy.

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

Pleasant place with good location, good food and reasonable prices - portions ok. Better option than bertuccis or olive garden

Tags: Casual
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