Papazzio Italian Restaurant
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We missed Dominic’s presence and the regular bar tender. My drink was made 2 times and it was horrible. Clearly, the Manager should not be making drinks. The food was good but again, the regular chef was not there. Oh well :(
The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice. We had a group of eight people and we all enjoyed it.
I was a little disappointed that they charged a $10 cake cutting fee, when the bill was over $250. But overall, very accommodating.
Service was excellent. Wait staff very attentive. Manager came after our meal and asked us how everything was, told him all was great.
Went for Valentine’s Day. Excellent service and food.
Easily one of the best places for a good meal, doubly so if you suffer from Celiac disease.
They have a full separate kitchen just for gluten free meals. I especially love their dip that they offer with regular bread or gluten free bread sticks. It'll make you break the cardinal rule of filling up on snacks before you even get to appetizers.
Their gluten free calamari is amazing for an appetizer. I personally enjoy the gluten free fettuccine con gamberetti e pollo florentine when I go there.
My only regret is that they finally put the gluten free tiramisu on the formal dessert menu. They used to have a mini secret menu if you knew what to ask for lol.
Went there about a year ago and food was great. This time around, food fair at best. They must have changed to cook or something. Ordered spinach, mushroom, shrimp soup - looked great but was very salty. Main course was a spinach pasta dish. Looked great but was very bland. Putting hot peppers in it did not help. Was very disappointed as I was expecting something really tasty from my last experience.
We were greeted right away, warmly and shown a table. When we preferred another table, there was no issue. There were about 5 different people making sure we were attended to, from the gentleman taking our order, to bread and a lovely dip, constant water refills, and clearing of any dishes that were used. Special kudos to one gentleman, who seemed to always be on the spot, reading my mind, as to what I wanted next. All in all, a very nice dining experience.
I have never been disappointed any time I have come to Papazzio.
Great atmosphere, service and food. Loved it! And the live music was a nice added touch.
From the moment we walked in I felt at home. The staff was very welcoming and greeted us with great smiles. We were seated right away and the waiter was very attentive. The drinks were made perfectly and the food was soooooo DELICIOUS. Will definitely visit again soon.
Always the freshest fish and they have great chicken dishes, service is superb. Love this place
Went here for dinner on New Years Day. Food & service were excellent. I have celiac disease and chose this restaurant for there gluten free choices. I was not disappointed. So many choices for anyone who must eat gluten free and just as many choices for those that don’t require gluten free.
Excellent restaurant. Highly recommend
Nice menu choices, good food and great service. Would recommend to family and friends.
We did enjoy our meal and our server was excellent and accommodated to all our replacements for our meal. The only complaint is the price. It's more then Manhattan price.
Another splendid dining experience..
Our ser er Manny was very energetic and clearly focused on his tasks, however he rushed us at first and never even inquired if we wanted a cocktail or wine.
once he settled down he wasist courteous, competent and professionl and his enthusiasm was refreshing.
Thank you Patricia!
Went to hear Alva Anderson sing like an angel so had dinner as well. The service was top notch. Very attentive staff and the charming manager was gracious arriving and departing. I thought it was a little pricey notably a special appetizer which I didn’t find out until the check came. The Caesar salad was of great flavor but had a couple of near frozen cold spots, something they may want to take note of. Overall a pretty place, friendly staff and generally good food.
Great food, amazing service, good location, nice ambiance. Definitely going back!
I don't think I've ever written a bad review on this website but my dinner here was a disaster. I chose this restaurant because the menu has a lot of gluten free options and because is is well reviewed by other dinners. Our waiter was very nice, the restaurant is small but nice and there was a pretty good singer, too. I explained to the waiter that I was on a gluten free diet and he brought me some prepackaged gluten free bread sticks. We enjoyed our mozzarella and tomato appetizer. So, it was a pretty good start. But our main courses were poorly prepared and was not as represented on the menu. I ordered Shrimp scampi over risotto. They brought me Shrimp over simple white rice, the kind of white rice you might get in your $5.99 Chinese takeout lunch special. I pointed this out the waiter, he said he would ask the chef but he did not come back. The manager came over and made up some excuse. She ended up buying us a desert. It was a nice gesture but I was really in the mood for some risotto! Additionally, the sauce in my dish had very little flavor and a gooey texty, it seemed like just cornstarch and water.
My girlfriend wanted steak so I ordered a 10 oz Filet Mignon for her which was $43. They brought her a steak which did not look like filet mignon. Filet Mignon is normally cut crosswise into medallions. This was a solid chunk of meat that looked more like a sirloin steak. She said the meat was dry.
Everything I ate said GF (gluten free) on the menu, including the free dessert. But the next morning, I got a rash that I only get when I eat wheat or gluten.
I cannot explain how this restaurant has a lot of positive reviews. Maybe they changed the chef? Maybe the real chef was off that night and they had a substitute? Maybe the other diners were swayed by getting a free drink or a free dessert. What ever the reason, I recommend staying away from here, especially if you are gluten free. There are many very good restaurants on the same block.
Too noisy. Had to scream across the table.
Awesome restaurant👍🏽, food was awesome, very friendly staff & great band that played beautifully.. i will be back again👍🏽
Papazzio has a wonderful atmosphere - The ambiance is one that represent an authentic Italian restaurant. The food was extremely disappointing. The sauce tasted as if it was right out of a hunts can -
And the bologense meat sauce resembled and tasted more like taco meat poured over potato dumplings.
Very very disappointing to eat at an Italian restaurant that serves fake Italian - Olive Garden may have made a better sauce.
Papazzio is one of my favorite restaurants. We're always treated like family. Their gluten free offerings make it possible for our whole family to enjoy a delicious night out with each other. The service is impeccable and the food is plentiful and delicious. The entire experience is a treat!
At times the music was too loud and interfered with conversation. When softer with a different song the female she was wonderful.
The vegetable encrusted red snapper was excellent but the pasta with it was inedible. I can’t speak for the other guests with me.
It was my first time there and honestly I was taken aback at how nice the place inside. Pretty setting if any of you dudes want to take someone out on a date. I enjoyed their pasta & appetizer fried calamari!
Good food, excellent service but pricey.
Never have a bad experience or meal at Papazzio. We often go their for celebratory dinners or whenever. Dominick the owner is always so welcoming to us and always spends time at our table talking. The food is great, valet parking and the ambiance is nice. BTW, if you love Cosmopolitan martinis, the bar tender there makes the best!
Live jazz band. Very nice. Food and service great
Food was underwhelming. Ordered calamari basically it was fried tentacles clustered into one piece. Other than the sweet potato gnocchi—which was delicious ! —the pasta dishes were average. Also ordered risotto as side dish. Essentially it was flavorless boiled rice
Mixed drinks also were so-so
Would not recommend coming here . So many better Italian places nearby !
Food was delicious, music was great. But overall the restaurant is very pricey. $32 for shrimp parm. That is alot!
Love this place. Small place, free valet parking, friendly staff, excellent, tasty food. Have not had a bad meal there. Even the desserts are really, really good. Wish I lived closer, would go more often.
Very nice place. Large selection of gluten free food which was important to me. Service was fantastic. Above and beyond.
Great food and a great host.
Great food and service was excellent. Loved the ambience also. Very relaxing!
This was our second time here. The experience was great both times. Service was great and food was delicious! Place is small so best to make reservations.
The staff is friendly & make great recommendations. The service is amazing & the food is excellent. Thumbs up for Papazzio. One suggestion, they should have a children's menu. All kids love pasta, but if children order pasta, they do not have a kids portion.
Great Food and ambiance.
Thank you for having an establishment that is safe for those of us with celiac disease to be able to sit back and enjoy a delicious meal & beverages. It is hard to find a safe place for us without worrying if we will get sick or not. Thank you! More people should start safe places as well, there are not many of them out there.
Papazzio Italian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Papazzio Italian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 229-1962.
Papazzio Italian Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.
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