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Recommend by another gluten free friend on Instagram (follow along: @celiacinthecity) and SO glad I tried it while visiting Boston!!! GF menu, manager discussed options, server was on top of it and made suggestions, assured me it would be celiac safe. Had chicken parm and it was amazing!!! Will be back any time I'm in Boston!!
While I am not celiac I do have several food intolerances including gluten, eggs & diary. Everyone at Papa Razzi in Boston was wonderful & very accommodating from the Asst General Manager Julian to our waiter. The restaurant has a "scratch kitchen" so they can cook to a customer's needs. I'm not overly sensitive to cross contamination so I cannot speak to whether they have separate gf facilities but they will discuss all that with you. They had egg free gf pasta so they made me a version if their spaghetti vongole - pasta, clams, pancetta, white wine... & I asked them to add shrimp as well in an olive oil & garlic sauce. It was fantastic!
Wow. Is all I can say. My jaw hit the flow when I could actually order fried cheese and chicken parm with pasta Alfredo. It was phenomenal. I devoured as much as I could then took the rest home and could wait to heat it up the next day. No sickness I always wait to review just in case.
Amazing! The fried mozzarella was delicious! Chicken parm was best ever and they are so celiac aware, very pleased.
They had a GF menu and asked about allergies/restrictions before anyone ordered. I got a warm, GF roll delivered to me with the other appetizers, then a GF margarita pizza. The crust was Against the Grain-esque and the toppings were delicious (especially the sauce). The only thing I wasn't all that into was the cocktail (Rosemary, gin, cranberry- shouldn't have been so bland). I would go back.
I was so excited to try the breaded and fried mozzarella, but the whole meal was just kind of disappointing. My server was extremely nice and checked on me often, but getting my courses from the kitchen was a sloooow process. They were kind of busy and maybe there was extra time for GF precautions in the kitchen, but if that is the case I feel like that should be stated on the menu and/or by the server. I started with the Mista salad, which was described as a mix of Boston Bibb, Red and Romaine lettuces. While the serving was generous, it was about 95% Romaine. The GF roll that was served with the salad ranged from room temperature to cold. Strike 1. The fried mozzarella looked terrific - four slices of breaded and fried cheese surrounding a scoop of marinara. The breading and the marinara tasted good, but the mozzarella itself was extremely bland and the marinara caused the bottom of all four pieces to be soggy. Strike 2. Main course was Pollo Picatta. The sauce was delicious and the risotto was pretty good, but the chicken was overcooked and dry. Strike 3. I did not complain about the first two courses because I was hungry and it was taking so long to get the dishes out. I didn't want to wait for a re-do. But after the third course was yet another disappointment, I said something to the server who immediately got the manager. I didn't say anything about the salad, but I informed him of the soggy mozzarella and the dry chicken. He took the chicken off my bill and promised to speak to the chef about putting the marinara in a cup. The next time I'm in the area I may give them another try.
I have been to a few different locations and in general, they are pretty good. The Cranston location did not offer me bread (not that I needed it), and when I did have it offered in MA, it was actually pretty terrible. I've had a few salads and gf pasta, and I don't have complaints. I did get one salad served to me with croutons, but they were very apologetic and a new salad was re-delivered by the manager. I will go back, but whenever anything like that happens, I'm a little wary.
All of the food is amazing and they make everything to order so anything can be modified. My best friend works at this branch. She says it is considered as important to be allergy trained as it is to learn the menu for servers and hosts alike at this place. Have never gotten sick here.
Amazingly careful about GF!!!!! If someone states an allergy, a manager must oversee the entire cooking and preparation process, and they will personally bring it to the table. Gluten-free focaccia bread too! Every sauce is made to order so even things that had dairy in them can be modified.
I think Papa Razzi is great! Went here with my cousin and my sister (who is also celiac). My sister got GF pasta and I got a pizza. Both were really good - all of their GF stuff is homemade, which I really appreciate. The pizza was pretty big, especially for a GF pizza, and I had plenty left over. I got the quattro formaggio and loved it, some of the best GF pizza I've had. I would definitely come back.
My server was very knowledgeable about gluten free. The manager came over and told me my French fries would be made in a GF frier. I had a burger on a GF bun with sweet potato fries. The manager personally brought me my entree. I highly recommend this place!
I went to a catered event here. We had a few brunch choices. When I asked for the frittata without crostini, the waitress immediately asked if I needed a gluten-free meal. She brought me the delicious frittata and substituted the tiramisu dessert with a bowl of fresh fruit. Everything was done without any attention being brought to me and the only people who even realized hat I had a special meal were the folks sitting with me! Well done!