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Papa Razzi

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16 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02481-1705 (River Street)
+1 781-235-4747
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Wilmette, Illinois
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we were in town to take the tour at wellesley the other day and about dinner time decided to find a local spot. a quick review brought up papa razzi and we called for a table. this is an excellent trattoria and is obviously really popular. top notch professionals work the place. though the calamari appetizer was run of the... More 

Thank dominicandandy35805
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It hard for a restaurant to never give you a bad experience, but Papa Razzi seems to have the process down. The food is good, with a reasonable selection of fine meals, nice portion sizes, and great, fresh tastes. But the really special aspect of this restaurant is that even on the few off days, it is still excellent. Having... More 

Thank Caryanna
Hudson, Massachusetts
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611 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not. No. Not for me. Why? I'm not crazy about chains. In particular italo americano southern italian cuisine. With BAD dipping olive oil and hard/cold and stale foccaccia. And OVER DRESSED panzanella salad with droopy and mushy croutons. Pizza is "kinda" ok. Tastes like Papa Ginos. I was hungry, in a hurry, and traffic there is horrible and parking is... More 

Thank Rita V
Wellesley, Mass USA
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I've been a regular customer of Paparazzi Wellesley for more than a decade. Keep coming back for the consistent Italian food & wine that appeals to our family and others. Good pastas, wood-fired pizza, entrees and deserts. Careful: it can get very busy at lunch and dinnertime on weekends.

Thank PatrickRafter
Tampa, Florida, United States
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Ordered a manhattan, they gave me a glass with watered down bourbon. Service was slow, took 30 minutes for antipasti... the antipasto was disgusting, meat was thick and chewy. They messed up my ravioli order and gave me the wrong dish, it was rubbery and hard at the same time. This place is terrible. My Italian grandmother would be disappointed... More 

Thank Brent63
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

My family has been coming to eat at this restaurant for years. The food has been consistently good and you know what you are getting. Wine and beer are consistent as well, better listings that what one might expect for a neighborhood bistro. For frequent visitors (we visit still at least once per week now that we are empty nesters)... More 

Thank Kenneth S B
Boston, Massachusetts
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605 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We have eaten at several Papa Razzi locations and the one in Wellesley beats out some of the others like Framingham and Concord in décor, service and quality of cooking. While the menus are the same at each Papa Razzi, how the food is prepared and presented does make a difference. It probably speaks to the local management and staff... More 

Thank CarpeNox
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We go there on a regular basis (once a month) and simply enjoy the place, from the atmosphere to the menu, the place is always very good. Nice to know that one can go and find a place that consistently delivers a good experience at a reasonable price.

Thank Bixby456
Norwood, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The service was fine. Nothing outstanding. What was disappointing was the quality of the food. The pasta, while expected to be aldente, was too aldente. I ordered the orecchiette Salsiccia. It had no taste. The sausage seemed to have been boiled, of the small amount that I found. Very little vegetables. My companions ordered Veal Scaloppini which was a bit... More 

Thank mauiwith3kids
Medfield, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

A bunch of friends met there because one of my friends goes there regularly and loves this restaurant. I found the food to be pretty tasteful yet a bit expensive. I noticed that the friend who happen to know the bartender and the waiter and waitress is gotten much better treatment than the other 10 of us… She seemed to... More 

Thank Sandra S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Valet Parking, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02481-1705
    (River Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Wellesley
  • Phone Number: +1 781-235-4747
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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Warwick, New York
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?