Papazzio Italian Restaurant

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248 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Papazzio is a neighborhood restaurant. The atmosphere is casual but the cuisine and service are top notch. It's the perfect meeting place for friends and family from the all around the tri-state area.

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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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vipButterfly
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We missed Dominic’s presence and the regular bar tender. My drink was made 2 times and it was horrible. Clearly, the Manager should not be making drinks. The food was good but again, the regular chef was not there. Oh well :(

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MARY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice. We had a group of eight people and we all enjoyed it.

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CatN
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a little disappointed that they charged a $10 cake cutting fee, when the bill was over $250. But overall, very accommodating.

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RodB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Wait staff very attentive. Manager came after our meal and asked us how everything was, told him all was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for Valentine’s Day. Excellent service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of the best places for a good meal, doubly so if you suffer from Celiac disease.

They have a full separate kitchen just for gluten free meals. I especially love their dip that they offer with regular bread or gluten free bread sticks. It'll make you break the cardinal rule of filling up on snacks before you even get to appetizers.

Their gluten free calamari is amazing for an appetizer. I personally enjoy the gluten free fettuccine con gamberetti e pollo florentine when I go there.

My only regret is that they finally put the gluten free tiramisu on the formal dessert menu. They used to have a mini secret menu if you knew what to ask for lol.

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QueensMan
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Went there about a year ago and food was great. This time around, food fair at best. They must have changed to cook or something. Ordered spinach, mushroom, shrimp soup - looked great but was very salty. Main course was a spinach pasta dish. Looked great but was very bland. Putting hot peppers in it did not help. Was very disappointed as I was expecting something really tasty from my last experience.

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baysideann
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted right away, warmly and shown a table. When we preferred another table, there was no issue. There were about 5 different people making sure we were attended to, from the gentleman taking our order, to bread and a lovely dip, constant water refills, and clearing of any dishes that were used. Special kudos to one gentleman, who seemed to always be on the spot, reading my mind, as to what I wanted next. All in all, a very nice dining experience.

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JenniferD
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been disappointed any time I have come to Papazzio.

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vipLuv2review
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food. Loved it! And the live music was a nice added touch.

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MajeedaG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in I felt at home. The staff was very welcoming and greeted us with great smiles. We were seated right away and the waiter was very attentive. The drinks were made perfectly and the food was soooooo DELICIOUS. Will definitely visit again soon.

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vipEstelle
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always the freshest fish and they have great chicken dishes, service is superb. Love this place

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Phil
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for dinner on New Years Day. Food & service were excellent. I have celiac disease and chose this restaurant for there gluten free choices. I was not disappointed. So many choices for anyone who must eat gluten free and just as many choices for those that don’t require gluten free.
Excellent restaurant. Highly recommend

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viplorettapb
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu choices, good food and great service. Would recommend to family and friends.

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woowoo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We did enjoy our meal and our server was excellent and accommodated to all our replacements for our meal. The only complaint is the price. It's more then Manhattan price.

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vipPatricia1949
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another splendid dining experience..

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vipPatricia1949
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our ser er Manny was very energetic and clearly focused on his tasks, however he rushed us at first and never even inquired if we wanted a cocktail or wine.
once he settled down he wasist courteous, competent and professionl and his enthusiasm was refreshing.

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Responded on 18 December 2019

Thank you Patricia!

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suzi
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went to hear Alva Anderson sing like an angel so had dinner as well. The service was top notch. Very attentive staff and the charming manager was gracious arriving and departing. I thought it was a little pricey notably a special appetizer which I didn’t find out until the check came. The Caesar salad was of great flavor but had a couple of near frozen cold spots, something they may want to take note of. Overall a pretty place, friendly staff and generally good food.

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vipdianen
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, amazing service, good location, nice ambiance. Definitely going back!

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vipMarcR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

I don't think I've ever written a bad review on this website but my dinner here was a disaster. I chose this restaurant because the menu has a lot of gluten free options and because is is well reviewed by other dinners. Our waiter was very nice, the restaurant is small but nice and there was a pretty good singer, too. I explained to the waiter that I was on a gluten free diet and he brought me some prepackaged gluten free bread sticks. We enjoyed our mozzarella and tomato appetizer. So, it was a pretty good start. But our main courses were poorly prepared and was not as represented on the menu. I ordered Shrimp scampi over risotto. They brought me Shrimp over simple white rice, the kind of white rice you might get in your $5.99 Chinese takeout lunch special. I pointed this out the waiter, he said he would ask the chef but he did not come back. The manager came over and made up some excuse. She ended up buying us a desert. It was a nice gesture but I was really in the mood for some risotto! Additionally, the sauce in my dish had very little flavor and a gooey texty, it seemed like just cornstarch and water.
My girlfriend wanted steak so I ordered a 10 oz Filet Mignon for her which was $43. They brought her a steak which did not look like filet mignon. Filet Mignon is normally cut crosswise into medallions. This was a solid chunk of meat that looked more like a sirloin steak. She said the meat was dry.
Everything I ate said GF (gluten free) on the menu, including the free dessert. But the next morning, I got a rash that I only get when I eat wheat or gluten.
I cannot explain how this restaurant has a lot of positive reviews. Maybe they changed the chef? Maybe the real chef was off that night and they had a substitute? Maybe the other diners were swayed by getting a free drink or a free dessert. What ever the reason, I recommend staying away from here, especially if you are gluten free. There are many very good restaurants on the same block.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Too noisy. Had to scream across the table.

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NaheimS
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant👍🏽, food was awesome, very friendly staff & great band that played beautifully.. i will be back again👍🏽

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Mands
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Papazzio has a wonderful atmosphere - The ambiance is one that represent an authentic Italian restaurant. The food was extremely disappointing. The sauce tasted as if it was right out of a hunts can -
And the bologense meat sauce resembled and tasted more like taco meat poured over potato dumplings.
Very very disappointing to eat at an Italian restaurant that serves fake Italian - Olive Garden may have made a better sauce.

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vipKatehasl
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Papazzio is one of my favorite restaurants. We're always treated like family. Their gluten free offerings make it possible for our whole family to enjoy a delicious night out with each other. The service is impeccable and the food is plentiful and delicious. The entire experience is a treat!

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Calliope
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

At times the music was too loud and interfered with conversation. When softer with a different song the female she was wonderful.
The vegetable encrusted red snapper was excellent but the pasta with it was inedible. I can’t speak for the other guests with me.

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JoshuaJ
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there and honestly I was taken aback at how nice the place inside. Pretty setting if any of you dudes want to take someone out on a date. I enjoyed their pasta & appetizer fried calamari!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, excellent service but pricey.

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Esther
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never have a bad experience or meal at Papazzio. We often go their for celebratory dinners or whenever. Dominick the owner is always so welcoming to us and always spends time at our table talking. The food is great, valet parking and the ambiance is nice. BTW, if you love Cosmopolitan martinis, the bar tender there makes the best!

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stever
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live jazz band. Very nice. Food and service great

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vipFoodmonger
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Disappointing experience
Food was underwhelming. Ordered calamari basically it was fried tentacles clustered into one piece. Other than the sweet potato gnocchi—which was delicious ! —the pasta dishes were average. Also ordered risotto as side dish. Essentially it was flavorless boiled rice
Mixed drinks also were so-so
Would not recommend coming here . So many better Italian places nearby !

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Teddy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, music was great. But overall the restaurant is very pricey. $32 for shrimp parm. That is alot!

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LINYGuy
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Small place, free valet parking, friendly staff, excellent, tasty food. Have not had a bad meal there. Even the desserts are really, really good. Wish I lived closer, would go more often.

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Rolly
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place. Large selection of gluten free food which was important to me. Service was fantastic. Above and beyond.

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vipMarty
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great host.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was excellent. Loved the ambience also. Very relaxing!

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MarlaP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here. The experience was great both times. Service was great and food was delicious! Place is small so best to make reservations.

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vipJoanne
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

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vipCarmenC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is friendly & make great recommendations. The service is amazing & the food is excellent. Thumbs up for Papazzio. One suggestion, they should have a children's menu. All kids love pasta, but if children order pasta, they do not have a kids portion.

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vipGabby
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and ambiance.

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ErinK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for having an establishment that is safe for those of us with celiac disease to be able to sit back and enjoy a delicious meal & beverages. It is hard to find a safe place for us without worrying if we will get sick or not. Thank you! More people should start safe places as well, there are not many of them out there.

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