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About Papa Razzi - Wellesley

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!

16 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02181
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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:
River Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(781) 235-4747

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

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet on Thursday - Sunday.
Additional Parking available directly across the street at One Washington St.

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. Papa Razzi in historic Wellesley features a private dining room that can accommodate up to 100 guests for a seated event and 175 guests for a cocktail reception. In addition to our private rooms, we have 2 semi-private rooms available that can accommodate up to 50 guests.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Papa Razzi - Wellesley Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (26)
Casual (23)
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Special Occasion (20)
Good for a Date (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Fun (12)
Business Meals (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Authentic (7)
Cozy (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Healthy (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Romantic (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food
Consistently good. Love the ravioli and calamari
Good got family groups and couples

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server Missy was so great. She was friendly and kind.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Went to this Papa Razzi because Framingham closed. Found the food to be the same quality and the service very good as well. Their pasta is good for the price.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The service and the food are always great here. I’m on a special diet and they are always happy to help!! Love this place

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Lovely birthday lunch. Waitress very attentive. Good good.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always good. Nice, comfortable. Excellent consistently good food. Atmosphere is great and you can have a conversation without shouting. Love this place. Love the veal scallopine.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My favorite restaurant - best Martini’s , Best gluten-free pizza - great service!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Several couples got together for New Years Eve celebration. Open Table reservation was promptly honored, though inadvertently, some of our party were initially seated apart at a different table. Appetizers of antipasto and calamari were tasty as was my veal parm. Others enjoyed their meals too. Wine was fairly priced though pour was a tad light. Waiter was friendly & competent though not as accessible once meal was served for drink refills.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We've been dining at Paparazzi for 23 years. This was our worst experience. Could not get a second drink when our first drinks were gone. Started meal without drinks until I had to go to bar myself. The waiter came to find me at the bar while I was there.. (that round of drinks WAS included on our tab..shameful). Could not order the usual hot coffee drink (Roman Coffee) that I usually have, which was always on menu and which is currently on menu for that location on their online menu. Waiter and hosts all mystified about hot coffee drinks. Paid $12.50 for samubuca and coffee separately. A coupon presented to server for free appetizer (from previous visit) was not removed from bill. Had to remind server, redo bill, etc. I completed a survey, as I have always done with positive remarks, for Paparazzi directly (per their email request). Two days later, have not heard from anyone. Service has fallen way off... cannot recommend to anyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

usually a very good place to go. been here so many times I can't count anymore but seem to have hit a post holiday dud.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Server was fine, food was good, bread was late arriving. We were seated in a booth next to the kitchen which was noisy, drafty and isolated. The staff was preparing to close, there was lots of traffic and noise from the kitchen.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our go-to restaurant for Christmas Eve. Holly was our server this year. Very attentive. She was awesome. She's a keeper!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I was disappointed that your delicious chicken salad was not available:)

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We love Papa Razzi's and were very disappointed when the Hanover Ma location closed.
My husband loves and claims it is the best bolognese he has ever had.
We are also big fans of the panznella salad.
We now travel on occasion to enjoy.
We always have had a great experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Service was friendly and not rushed. Chicken piccata with asparagus risotto excellent. it was a birthday so we enjoyed free piece of chocolate mousse cake. Only issue was burned bread under the lovely tomatoes on the bruschetta. Plenty of scallops on the special risotto dish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Service was slow. Waiter disappeared often. It was a busy day however

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Christmas time is no time to eat here at lunch
a zoo, cold food, bad service
no parking
a terrible lunch

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

We have always enjoyed our meal whether a date night, friends or with children.

For this particular visit -
Our meal was prepared very well. The Chefs always do a great job here as do the staff who bring out the dishes. Our family has dietary restrictions, allergies and the like and this has been one of our go to places from a casual dinner to a celebration.
However,
Our server ignored our table completely. This included the basics - bringing out bread, water refill and taking our order until we got up to request it. She clearly made us feel unwelcome. All patrons regardless of allergies/dietary needs or diverse backgrounds should be treated with respect and the same. We have never been treated or looked upon this way before. This experience was unexpected.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Mangia Monday is a great deal. Food was excellent along with the service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent, attentive service from wait staff, and several gluten free options. You cannot go wrong here. As a family with food allergies, it can be very had to eat out, but Papa Razzi Wellesley is very attentive, takes food allergies seriously, and offers delicious options. It's a treat to go there.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

All good. Reliable. Nice wine list. Nice table right by the fireplace.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was great, service was attentive and the room is very pretty with a large fireplace. Even though it was quite busy, it wasn't noisy, nor did we ever feel that we were being rushed. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was delicious...service attentive, but intrusive..special requirements accommodated happily...lingering over coffee not a problem!
A wonderful afternoon......

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Perfect place for lunch on a snowy day!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Awful! It's the "China Buffet" of Italian chain restaurants. This was our second try in ten years. The first time there was a mouse running around, so we left. We decided to try it again, they were late sitting us, it was noisy, loud, smelled like restroom, etc. We just left.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent table service by Gil.
Well run operation by Gary Morrison.

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

Have been a member and fan of PR for years. I have seen the decline and our dinner Saturday was pretty awful.
Bisteca steak was over cooked & Brussel sprouts were hard as golf balls. Veal scalloping was great but potatoes were all over cooked and burnt. Their stand by pasta w sausage is always good.

Will be a while before returning. Dinner for four was $280 (with tip) I expect a whole lot more!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food always good. Love going here. Consistently excellent and very pleasant atmosphere

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Took unusually long to be acknowledged by the waitstaff, approx. 15 minutes. The Pollo Scallopini arrived with barely any sauce on it, maybe a tablespoon at best. We requested some additional sauce, which did arrived quickly. Unfortunately it was too bitter to use.

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Friend’s Birthday.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Excellent dinner, we had our usual and were surprised and and happy with mangia Monday!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Disappointed in the special, the lobster was overcooked and had a rubber like texture

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

As someone with Celiac disease, it can be difficult to eat out safely, but Papa Razzi in Wellesley takes food allergies very seriously. The wait staff is educated, the gluten free menu has several options, and the food was delicious. We can go there for a meal at any time, and I know they are going to properly prepare with food allergen safety taken into account, and we'll get great service from the wait staff. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Amanda our server was awesome! Thanks for the great service. The food was very good and the cocktails were delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Love this place every time I go! Everyone there is so helpful and the menu is great!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Got together with friends for my birthday for brunch. Food and ambiance was perfect. But all of that pales in comparison to the friendly and very attentive service provided by our server: Dustin. He is an asset to Papa Razzi and made our brunch experience beyond outstanding.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We enjoyed our food, drinks, service and the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We love this restaurant and often go out on the weekends with teen daughters. When we arrived this night, our table was not ready at the reserved time, highly unusual. We stood at the hostess stand for 15 minutes (20 since we arrived early). Apparently a very large group had created a bit of a time crunch. Anyway, the GM was manning the hostess stand, and he was incredibly polite and polished. What I appreciated was the way he comp'ed our first drinks as an apology. So instead of frustration, we feel more loyalty - just to be acknowledged in that way. Well done!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Aline is very nice , we got the beet salad, 4 cheese pizza and Gnocchi. Delicious

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We waited an intolerably long time for our meal, over 45 minutes, without explanation from our server, who seemed content to mutter his own dissatisfaction with the kitchen but did nothing to assuage ours. They comped the meal in the end but the lack of attentiveness and explanation was disappointing.

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