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Papa Razzi

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Back Bay
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159 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116 (Newbury Street)
The Copley stop on the green line is right across the street.
617-536-9200
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Description: Papa Razzi offers the best of Italian scratch cooking: simple recipes,...
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!
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  • 124
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  • 149
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 23
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian Food

Myself and hubby visited on a Monday night; all entres are $16 and appetizers $8. Great price! We had the antipasto and shrimp for appetizers. Both were great, the shrimp were over cooked but a nice grilled flavour. The antipasto had roasted red peppers, mushrooms, olives, cheese, 3 types of meat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
hlmmurphy
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St. John's, Canada
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St. John's, Canada
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and hubby visited on a Monday night; all entres are $16 and appetizers $8. Great price! We had the antipasto and shrimp for appetizers. Both were great, the shrimp were over cooked but a nice grilled flavour. The antipasto had roasted red peppers, mushrooms, olives, cheese, 3 types of meat, bread and arugula. The antipasto would have been enough... More 

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Thank hlmmurphy
Missoula, Montana
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I went here for a dinner out of hopes for yummy pasta. The service was excellent, wine selection decent, fun- vibrant atmosphere but the food was rather- lackluster. Will all the yummy food options in Boston, I will opt for trying somewhere new rather than returning here.

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Thank christiemb
Montague, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waiter very attentive but not obtrusive, rather noisy ( definitely go upstairs). Pasta so-so and wine from moderate to very expensive. Salad good. Not so great for vegetarians.

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Thank Olga H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Papa Razzi a few times over the years and never leave disappointed. The ambience is comfortable and relaxed with slick friendly service. No quibbles regarding the food which also comes at reasonable prices. Well worth a visit when in town!

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1 Thank rdslight
London
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157 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a basic but pleasant italian restaurant. The staff is great and helpful. The food is quite nice and will definitely come back!

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Thank Londoner1710
Amsterdam, Nederland
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113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant to try when you're in Boston. I would really recommend the thin-crust pizza, especially the four cheeses one! Nice location and staff:)

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Thank LizaV26
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice bustling Italian restaurant - serves mainly southern Italian, but the pasta was very good. Also outstanding is the antipasto tray, frittata, salumi and soups. Good espresso. Service is casual but it works as all are cheerful.

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Thank Paul O
Brattleboro, Vermont
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99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Went to Papa Razzi for a 1pm ish lunch. As it turned out they where still serving brunch in addition to their normal lunch menu. We also had reservations and I recommend them, the place was busy and if we had to wait it would have been a long while. Most of the party I was with had lunch fare... More 

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Thank sVT_traveler
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Let me start by saying we are big fans of Papa Razzi, and have visited for many years. Food is predictable, but reliable, and we have favorite items, and are never usually disappointed. However, at our most recent meal (Dec 23), we found the food mediocre at best. The rigatoni con luganega was incredibly greasy, the insalata di campo had... More 

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Thank NETraveler2011
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Paparazzi has the best Italian food on Newbury Street. I used to take a client there who loved the food. The staff is very very professional or they were when I was there. I too liked the food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 159 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116
    (Newbury Street)
  • Public Transportation: The Copley stop on the green line is right across the street.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 617-536-9200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

Neighborhood Profile
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.