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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!
Wellesley, MA 02181
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)
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet on Thursday - Sunday.
Additional Parking available directly across the street at One Washington St.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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