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Papa Razzi

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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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Today
10:30 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yummy

One of the few places open after one of the many storms that pounded Boston this year. After walking from my hotel looking for something other than hotel or mall food I was welcomed by two very helpful young ladies that offered menu suggestions and were happy to help with a togo order. Mushroom... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
AKFly
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Anchorage, Alaska
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Anchorage, Alaska
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

One of the few places open after one of the many storms that pounded Boston this year. After walking from my hotel looking for something other than hotel or mall food I was welcomed by two very helpful young ladies that offered menu suggestions and were happy to help with a togo order. Mushroom ravioli was wonderful a little too... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food is pretty and usually really salty. Staff is friendly and always helpful. It is reliably good. And the folks are accommodating.

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Airdrie, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

The spaghetti and pizza are fantastic as well as the sangria. The chocolate brownie dessert is very tasty. Service is good as well as the price point. Location is also great if you are out shopping.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is an old fashioned pasta and meatball sort of restaurant. If you want new wave Italian go elsewhere. This is traditional fare cooked well, served professionally, and well priced. If you are in the Copley Square area, this is worth walking a few blocks for a meal. There is two floors and the upstairs keeps you away from the... More 

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I live right down the street from this restaurant and, because of what I perceived as a confusing decor, I really never felt motivated to go. When I finally did go, I was pleasantly surprised at an appealing menu and a broad range of options for a non-meat, carb-averse eater. I will go again.

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Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was looking for some authentic Italian eats but I was in Copley Square with snow everywhere & didn't want to go out to the North End and wait outside to get into one of those small restaurants. After a quick search on MapQuest to see what was nearby, I found Papa Razzi (love the name!). The staff was friendly,... More 

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New York
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Although the restaurant was packed, we were seated only a few minutes after our 8 PM reservation time. The service was friendly and prompt and we enjoyed our meals.

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Rincon, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

During the recent storm to hit Boston, we wanted to have dinner close to our hotel so we wouldn't have far to walk, so we chose Papa Razzis, just a few steps away on Newbury St. What a great decision. The food and service were great and the atmosphere was cozy and comfortable. We sat near the window and watched... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

arrived for a family dinner tonight and was extremely disappointed. The maitre d seated a drunk party of 7 people next to us. they continuously made sexist and racist remarks throwing the f bomb every other word When we complained to the staff they told us we would have to speak louder. they did not approach the party and continued... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a really good Italian restaurant. Upscale, warm and comfortable atmostphere. Have been going here for years. Love it!

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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: Doing business, Entertaining clients

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?