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Papa Razzi

#71 of 2,383 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 - 00:00
Closed now
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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I ate at Papa Razzi with a group of colleagues who were in town for a conference. I enjoyed my meal, but a couple others felt the food was mediocre. I'd rate the service as excellent and if you like to make modifications to what's offered on the menu, this is your kind of place.

Thank LeannLewis
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bruschetta and Ravioli was very good. Very good service and a cosy restaurant for couples. The apple strudel was great with ice cream.

Thank Abhishek S
Kanpur, India
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very upscale feel and superb service. Good for romantic meals. We came during afternoon tea so just ordered a ravioli and dessert. Both were good.

Thank V3AS
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely Italian restaurant in Newbury street, ate there with a group of five , we share all sorts of Italian dishes, and enjoyed them all. Good wine, good food, good company.

Thank erka60763
Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here 4 times and found it very good. The food is excellent but in cold weather if you are near the windows upstairs it is very cold. The cold wind comes whistling through the thin window panes. We were trying to find a table away for the noisy guests at other tables upstairs and therefore had to... More 

Thank 37margot
Colchester, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food at this Italian restaurant. There is plenty of choice on the menu and the service was first class. My only concerns are the noise levels on the upper floor and the drafts from the bay windows if you sit near them on a cold day. Otherwise there is a lot to enjoy and commend at this lovely restaurant.

Thank ExaminerUk
Winchester, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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242 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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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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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