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Papa Razzi

16 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02481-1705
+1 781-235-4747
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
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16 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02481-1705
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though full they had our table ready right at 2; no wait at all. It was raining, their free valet service was a welcome feature. Service wasn't super fast but frankly that was perfect for this occasion. The bread was great as always! two...More

Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service excellent served quickly and pleasantly. Our waiter understood gluten free so made my visit easy when ordering. The food was amazing and I'd definitely recommend this location and chain.

Thank jobob10
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...More

Thank dominicandandy35805
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

Thank Caryanna
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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...More

Thank Rita V
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank PatrickRafter
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Brent63
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...More

Thank Kenneth S B
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...More

Thank CarpeNox
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...More

Thank Bixby456
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Do they change the menu for Easter or do they have specials for noontime dining?
8 April 2017|
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Response from CarpeNox | Reviewed this property |
Pappa Razzi typically has an Easter Sunday featured menu. It gets busy that day so reservations are recommended.
Do you have a holiday menu for Easter?
8 April 2017|
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Do you have any food for s Vegan?
19 May 2016|
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Response from PatrickRafter | Reviewed this property |
They have a wide selection of pastas and salads if that qualifies as vegan. Just tell your server and the kitchen can usually meet your needs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
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
  • E-mail
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!