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Papa Razzi

#80 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Back Bay
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159 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2834 (Newbury Street)
+1 617-536-9200
11:30 - 23:30
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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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Winchester, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in and out within an hour before the theater and the food was excellent. We ordered beef carpaccio, caesar salad, chicken piccata and veal piccata and everyone thought their selections were very good. Obviously, the service was very prompt. Mosaics in Women's Room are beautiful.

Thank Jo-Ann M
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241 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful late lunch at Papa Razzi's Newbury St. location. I suppose this is a chain restaurant, since there are many, but the quality of our meals was excellent. Following a fresh Caprese salad, I enjoyed the Quattro Formaggi pizza. Mrs. Gyr pronounced the Cavatappi Affumicati pasta entrée to be excellent. A reasonably priced but lovely bottle of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were extremely pleased to get a table without a reservation on Saturday night, they sat us down right away without a wait. Our food also arrived really quickly. Also loved the atmosphere, it was very stylish and the decor was beautiful. The meal was delicious, we were all happy to have some of our favorite Italian dishes including chicken... More 

Thank Lauren P
Yokohama, Japan
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Had dinner here Xmas week and was presently surprised! The food was amazing and the service was very good. The restaurant was full with locals and also tourists. I loved the veal parmigiano and caprese salad. Located on Newbury street it is a short taxi ride to many of the upscale local hotels in the area. Recommend calling ahead for... More 

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Dalkey, Ireland
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Stylish restaurant entered at basement level where there is a good looking bar area. Seated upstairs , which is very nice. Our server Michael did an efficient job without being intrusive getting us refills as requested and promptly. Dishes were all good. Would definitely go again which states my opinion of how we felt ! Would recommend you book rather... More 

Thank Frank196507
Boston, Massachusetts
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301 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

My girlfriend and I came in here on a Monday night and had Peter as our server. We were very impressed with his knowledge of the menu, his outgoing personality and how friendly he was. My girlfriend had a couple of questions about the menu and he was able to answer all of them and check to see if the... More 

Thank David D
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I called 15-20 restaurants to see what was open on Christmas eve and Christmas day within walking distance of our hotel (the Taj). I found only two - Papa Razzi and Joe's American Grill. We reserved at Papa Razzi for both nights and at Joe's also on Christmas day. Having enjoyed the first night, my son and I decided to... More 

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Bellmore, New York
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136 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We go to Papa Razzi when we just want an Italian meal near Copley Square. It's great when taking college kids (and their friends) out to dinner. The food is good, the atmosphere is very comfortable.

Thank MaD64
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Do not recommend. Is a busy restaurant and service was ok. However the food was poor, of he 4 people I was with no one thought their dish was good and expected a lot better from a restaurant like this. My pasta was raw and the other dishes didn't taste good. Not going again

Thank Ben M
Pelham, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Superior minestrone, excellent bruschetta that we wolfed down, lovely service. Highly recommend as an addition to your day in Back Bay. Remarkably affordable given the top notch scratch menu and ambience.

Thank Cal7878

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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