Last weekend, my boyfriend Kerrey (@k_rrey) and I treated ourselves to a meal at one of our favorite Boston restaurants, Papa Razzi. Papa Razzi is a small restaurant chain with a few locations sprinkled throughout Massachusetts, but we've only ever been to the Newbury Street location.
Papa Razzi serves delicious Italian dishes and good wine, which makes it a great date spot. They also have a separate gluten free menu, which you can see here.
This visit, we decided to be adventurous and try a new appetizer, Gamberi Spiedo. It turned out to be a nice, flavorful dish involving shrimp, tomatoes, and spinach. Because Italian food can be pretty heavy, it was nice to start the meal with something a little lighter (and eat a few veggies!).
Of course, we also had to order the Mozzarella Fritters appetizer, which is one of our favorites. They are basically gluten free mozzarella sticks, just serviced in a circular shape. I haven't found gluten free mozzarella sticks anywhere else, so these are a fun treat.
The Main Course
I almost always get one of the two gluten free ravioli dishes when I come here because Papa Razzi is the only restaurant I know of that serves gluten free ravioli. Both types are delicious, but I have a special soft spot for the Mushroom & Goat Cheese Ravioli. The first time I ordered it, I thought it seemed like the dish didn't come with a ton of food, but it didn't turn out to be a problem. The dish is very rich and I often have a hard time finishing it (especially after apps).
Kerrey decided to try something new and ordered the Penne alla Bolognese, which was also delicious (despite being a little less exciting than gluten free ravioli). He was also too full to finish.
Unfortunately, we were too full to get dessert! But they do have two gluten free desserts: Panna Cotta, a custard dish, and Gelato & Sorbetto. (My only complaint is that there's no creme brulee.) Maybe next time, Papa Razzi!
Overall, this is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston! It's a little out of my way, but I typically eat at Papa Razzi several times a year. Highly recommended if you're ever in the area!