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Papa Razzi

#58 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Back Bay
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159 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2834 (Newbury Street)
+1 617-536-9200
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Today
11:30 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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Carlsbad, California
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163 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you can stand the volume you will enjoy your supper here. Busy but worth it for the food. Fast service and dishes are hearty and yummy.

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Thank copejenney
Averill Park, New York
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I were walking on Newbury Street, looking for someplace for a drink and came across Papa Razzi. Located downstairs in a great old building, we found the bar to be a great place to settle in. Drinks were reasonable, bartenders were friendly and nice, and we decided to have supper at the bar. I had a margherita... More 

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Perth, Australia
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and had dinner at Papa Razzi on the Saturday evening of the Head of the Charles River Regatta (22 October). The city was extremely busy with huge numbers of competitors and spectators flooding into Boston for the 2 day event. Fortunately I had booked a table. Even though the restaurant was very full, service was not compromised in... More 

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Spring, TX
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here. Waitress helped us decide on entrees and had great recommendations. We didn't have the kids with us, but I'd take them. Calamari was particularly delicious - not too much breading and perfectly cooked, not rubbery.

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Thank Calmwac
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted Italian and this place had good reviews, which turned out to be true, in our experience. Our party had the house salad, mushroom ravioli, gnocchi, pizza and fried calamari -- all very good. Great bread with slightly peppery olive oil for dipping. Entrees $13-20+. Servers were attentive. We would go back next time we're in town.

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Thank elaine w
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I brought my boyfriend here for his 30th birthday!! I had called ahead of time to see if the staff could bring us a glass of Prosecco each after we ordered and if they could put a candle in his dessert. All my requests were met and the staff was excellent!! The food was exceptional!!

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Thank Michelle E
Kittery, Maine
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

For a place that was very difficult to get into and boasts great Italian food, II was surprised at how mediocre their pasta is. Their pizza is great, nice selection of wine and friendly wait staff.

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Thank xxlilsxx
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice people, environment, very good pizzas and pasta. 100% recommended! Not very expensive for what they serve.

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Austin, Texas
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great food and great service and great location in Old Boston. Everything was perfect. Highly recommended for Italian.

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Thank Drew S
Honolulu, Hawaii
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had dinner on a rainy Saturday night. The location of the restaurant on Newbury was very convenient as our hotel was a couple of blocks away at Copley Square. We were seated promptly in a nice booth upstairs for a 5:45 pm reservations. The restaurant was almost full already. Service was very prompt. The wine list was reasonable. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2834
    (Newbury Street)
  • Public Transportation: The Copley stop on the green line is right across the street.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-536-9200
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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Staying in Back Bay

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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.
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