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Papa Razzi

159 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #253 of 2,818 restaurants in Boston
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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192 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

On the corner of Newbury and Dartmouth,we had no problem getting in.Above average pasta fare,but I considered a bit expensive for what it was: 60 dollars for 2 courses,2 drinks and 1 dessert

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Walking down Newbury Street, we chose to stop at Papa Razzi because it wasn't overly crowded and seemed reasonably priced. We were not disappointed. The ambiance was nice, as we were able to sit outside on the lower-level streetside patio. We started with the bruschetta, which was only two pieces of toasted bread piled high with tomatoes and mozzarella. (More... More

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were walking along Newbury Street in the Back Bay neighborhood on a recent visit to Boston and decided to stop for a bite to eat. We walked in to Papa Razzi by chance and asked if they had seating available. We were sat immediately upstairs as the outdoor patio was full. The decor is charming and comfortable in a... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

There was a wait for the outside seating, so we chose to be seated inside. Nicely decorated, this was a great find on Newberry Street. My husband hade the veal Parmesan, which was one large, tender and flavorful piece of veal served over pasta with marinara. Delicious...as good as we have ever had anywhere...better even. I ordered spaghetti Vongole, also... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Visited Papa Razzi during a vacation in Boston on a really, really busy night for the restaurant (which might account for the off aspects I mention below). We ordered the gnocchi, the cavatappi pasta and salads. The cavatappi pasta was excellent. The gnocchi had good flavor but was a tad overcooked, but fine. We liked the fact that we could... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I found this place on trip advisor and I liked it. Good italian food and a nice choice of wines (also half bottles). A mistake was made in the order, quickly fixed and as a compensation the coffee was on the house. Very good service. Friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is visited by both business people and families.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Pizza was like came out of microwave, then we ordered the special Scallops. Scallops themselves were pretty good size, but way overcooked, completely dry, and the sish was 26 dollars, price compare to pretty high end restaurant. Service was OK. Our waiter felt bad to see our disappointed faces.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We were staying at nearby Copley Square and visited Papa Razzi having seen its reviews on Trip Advisor. The service was attentive and quick and the food very good. I had spaghetti with meatballs and others in my family had chicken with lemon and penne with chicken and asparagus. The food was well proportioned and very tasty. Overall an enjoyable... More

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East Coast
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Had lunch here one day with a group of friends. Hostess on phone and at front door was friendly and helpful. Chicken was cold for those of us who ordered it and portions for other guests were small for prices. Bathroom was not clean. After ordering the first set of drinks we did not see a Drink Server until we... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stumbled on this restaurant using Trip Adviser. It is very close to Copley Square where our hotel is, but worth the walk if you have to come a distance. Food was good and there was a great selection. We went by chance on a specials night when all the main courses were $15.99 and this included the steak. This was... More

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