Newton >Food & Dining > Papa Razzi
Can't go wrong. Never blown away but never dissappointed. Service is sometimes a bit slow but after a day of shopping and chasing the kids around a great place for a nice little break.
Popular New England chain is all about comfort, from calm surroundings to hearty, family-friendly Italian fare..
As part of the far-reaching Back Bay Restaurant Group, Papa Razzi mirrors sister establishments like Joe's American Bar & Grill and Charley's by serving an accessible, family-friendly menu at affordable prices in a relaxed setting. Soothing color schemes and black-and-white photos of the famous and infamous (a nod to the restaurant's name) provide plenty of atmosphere, as do gregarious, attentive servers. When there's a wait, there's a well-stocked bar for passing the time.
While perusing the menu of colorful salads, wood-fired thin-crust pizzas, and made-to-order pasta dishes, most diners absent-mindedly devour a basket of warm, freshly baked focaccia and breadsticks. Palatable insalata di campo, which combines mixed greens, dried cranberries, tomatoes and Gorgonzola in balsamic vinaigrette, makes a worthy starter. Among the signature pastas, the Porcini tortelloni, smothered in a savory wild mushroom and tomato sauce, is a sturdy crowd-pleaser. For dessert, creamy gelatos provide a cooling finish.
it was ok. Went to this place during lunchtime, as always, to try pasta. The place is good, the soup, recomended by server, was good. but the chicken pasta(i think pon con pella) was very bad, it was too much of garlicky. Though server was good, at times it was like he is forcing me to eat everything over there by asking again and again, though my tummy is very small ;-)
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