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Papa Razzi

159 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
617-536-9200
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Ranked #224 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Cross street: Newbury Street
Transit: The Copley stop on the green line is right across the street.
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!
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Stopped in to this place after shopping for a few hours on Newbury. Had found it online and was excited when I learned that they had gluten free pizza so I made sure that my friend and I stopped in during our 3 day trip to Boston. After walking by many places on Newbury street that were packed, we found... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Went there on a nice chilly spring afternoon and sat on one of the outside tables. Had good wines by the glass and a great burrata. Unfortunatelly I could not stay to dinner.

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This little "Italian" restaurant on Newbury Street (not very far from the public library) is well worth trying out. It is a charming setting, with an interesting interior and an even more interesting brick patio out front (which is lower than the sidewalk level). I had the Tortelloni All'Arragosta (lobster-stuffed pasta) and my wife had the goat cheese-stuffed halibut. They... More

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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98 reviews 98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were strolling down Newbury Street mid afternoon Saturday and decided we liked the look and menu of this place. The outside seating is limited and looked a bit cramped. We opted to eat inside. The atmosphere was relaxing and a bit upscale. We had a second floor table with a view of the lower bar. Our waiter was personable... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great food and wine. But it was the first place in my life were we were served food first and wine after..quite confused.Thanks we had our water before.

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Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My wife and I shared Gnocchi and pizza and both were perfect. They reminded us of the same items we had in a restaurant in Florence a few years ago. Believe me, that's quite exceptional. Based on this simple lunch I'd like to go back for dinner. The restaurant is nice enough for a more formal dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We saw this on trip advisor and was able to reserve on opentable within an hour. Seated on time and our server was very pleasant and knowledgable. Great wine choices and the specials were pretty great. Hawaiian snapper and lobster basil risotto. Husband had the chicken parm. The tomato sauce was fresh and full if flavour. Will come back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A real treat! Just realized I was a guest here so didn't pay myself, but I would have gladly done so. Really excellent food, a really good wait staff, and very reasonable prices, especially for Boston. My only complaint was that it is a loud restaurant.

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Melbourne, Fl
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We made reservations via OpenTable.com during the Boston Marathon, a very very busy weekend. We arrived and were seated in minutes. The staff was extremely friendly. I had the mushroom risotto and my wife had chicken with asparagus risotto. Both came out promptly and hot. Nice wine selection. We recommended this restaurant to others in our running group and they... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Food was excellent and the atmosphere was cool as well. Only thing that kept me from grading it as excellent was an incident at our table between the two waiters over who would actually wait on us, it was extremely unprofessional. Almost ruined our entire experience but I'd like to think this was a very freak incident. Hopefully!

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