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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
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
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Casual (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Great for Lunch (18)
Good for a Date (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Business Meals (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Cozy (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fun (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Romantic (7)
Healthy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Authentic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines Day

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

It is my girlfriend’s favorite restaurant! We went there for Valentines Day and she loved it!

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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Many gluten free food options included on the separate GF menu. We've never had a bad meal here. They take allergens very seriously. Wait staff is very attentive and helpful. Great atmosphere and delicious food. We always look forward to our meals at this Wellesley location.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Parking is difficult. Get there early.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

In our party were a gluten free person, a milk allergy and a chicken allergy. We all were accommodated
nicely.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is always decent but not great. Fun energetic yet elegant ambiance.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Hamilton was our waiter. Very attentive and polite. Food was prompt and great.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I meet clients here and asked for a quiet booth, away from the major dining area. Everyone is always great finding a perfect table. I ordered a salad thinking it would be easy to eat while chatting. The lettuce was shredded and that made it difficult to pick up on the fork...while really paying attention to my client.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Good timely service, good food. Perfect for groups.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

You can always count on getting a good meal at Papa Razzi. The regular menu is great, but the specials are always worth trying. The service is fast and friendly. They have great cocktails too. WE eat here on a regular basis.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our server left a lot to be desired. He was very slow coming to the table and then too much time before taking orders for drinks. Not very attentive

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Never had a bad meal or dining experience at Papa Razzi. Took my parents out to dinner here most recently. My mother has celiac disease and they were very accommodating and careful with her gluten free meal. Our waitress was attentive and nice and put up with my dad's silly jokes like a pro.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We have always enjoyed Paparazzis menu and bar offerings. The service is attentive without being smothering. Great experience overall.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Everything is excellent - valet parking through the dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Papa Razzi is always a terrific place to diner. Very attractive, friendly, good space between tables, courteous and attentive servers. The good is consistently good. Not gourmet but delicious. The chicken parmigiana is among the very best!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We went for my wife's birthday. The waitress acknowledged this at the end of the meal with a birthday candle in our complimentary dessert. (Nice Touch of the complimentary dessert). The food was pretty good. Service was good overall. Will return.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everyone in our party of four was very pleased with the food and service. It was a very busy Saturday night and still everything was done spot on. Warm rolls and breadsticks to start. Then a variety of flatbreads and a basic chicken dish as entrees, all served simultaneously and at perfect temperature. Great execution! Also complementary valet parking is truly convenient.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It took over an hour to be served our food. Will only do take-out in the future.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great mid-range choice or lunch or dinner. I have honestly never had a bad meal here or taken anyone here who didn't like it. The pasta dishes are more authentic than you get from many higher-end Italian restaurants in the Boston area.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

I was entertaining a client who had indicated that this is their favorite Italian restaurant in the Wellesley area. The restaurant was accommodating of my request for a table located in a quiet corner so that we could conduct business relatively undisturbed. Our waiter Gil was attentive without being intrusive. Apps and dinner were all delicious; well prepared and brought to the table while still hot! Would highly recommend the restaurant for those who enjoy Italian food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Miami)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Lovely birthday lunch. Waitress very attentive. Good good.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 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 December 31, 2017

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 24, 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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