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Bad Meal made for a Bad Night

Sofia22 Mar 20, 2011 03:28 PM

So, we decided to spend a few extra dollars and stop in at Papa Razzi in Framingham, we got stuck in the very last booth at the farthest part of the restaurant, half the place was empty, our food took forever and it was cold and over cooked, not going back again!

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    treb Mar 20, 2011 05:13 PM

    Nothing's changed.

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      CookieLee Mar 20, 2011 05:16 PM

      If half the place was empty, and you didn't like where they sit you, you need to speak up. Restaurants will always try to sit people at the most undesirable tables. Speaking from experience, I found it very painful to ask for another table. I got over it by asking as often as I could! Now, if I really don't like the table, I ask for another choice without feeling uncomfortable.
      As to the food, that's too bad. I haven't dined at a PR for a v. long time. I remember them being pretty good.

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      1. re: CookieLee
        hotoynoodle Mar 20, 2011 11:02 PM

        they are not trying to give you the worst table. they are seating the room so it looks full, and then seating the servers. if you don't like your spot, SPEAK UP

        1. re: hotoynoodle
          CookieLee Mar 21, 2011 05:37 AM

          That is one of the reasons they will seat you, to make the room look full. However, if a room is empty when you get seated, and they offer you seating near the server station, etc. , they're also trying to fill the most unpopular seats.

      2. Bob Dobalina Mar 21, 2011 04:56 AM

        Absolutely agree to speak up when getting shafted with the table.

        1. ipsofatso Mar 21, 2011 07:51 AM

          Never struck me as a chow-worthy endeavor now I know to avoid it. What did the fiasco cost you BTW?

          1. C. Hamster Mar 21, 2011 07:54 AM

            Nevr had anything but crappy food at a Pap Razzi. The only time I go is with kids.

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            1. re: C. Hamster
              treb Mar 21, 2011 08:25 AM

              Why punish your kids with that swill.

              1. re: treb
                C. Hamster Mar 21, 2011 08:32 AM

                Here here. They aren't my kids ... am just a part of the entourage.

                I should consider myself lucky, though, because the alternative to PR is Friendly's.

                1. re: C. Hamster
                  treb Mar 21, 2011 08:38 AM

                  Friendly's, now I remember, eons ago, when they had the big beef cheesburger special, yum. But now, never. Com'on C.H foodie, take the lead and show your gang what you've got.

                  1. re: C. Hamster
                    Ralphie_in_Boston Mar 21, 2011 09:27 AM

                    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I once had a good experience at Papa Razzi...the Lower Falls location, years ago. There, I said it. Someone at my table had a pasta dish with fresh tomatoes /garlic/basil, and it was fresh. Simple to make, but for a chain establishment, surprisingly fresh. Another diner had a ravioli (don't remember the filling) with a type of cream sauce, that they also enjoyed. I don't even remember what I ordered but it wasn't so bad either.

                    I was expecting "Olive Garden" but it was much, much better.

                    1. re: Ralphie_in_Boston
                      hyde Mar 22, 2011 01:52 AM

                      that was years ago. used to go as it was an acceptable middle of the road place to lunch with the parents. lower falls used to make a very good antipasto plate that was enough for a meal, after being twice served a hackneyed version of same that was ice cold,(not just cool, really cold!) and overcooked pasta we went elsewhere. manager change? possibly, seemed like they gave up caring.

                      1. re: hyde
                        Ralphie_in_Boston Mar 22, 2011 08:41 AM

                        That's a shame. Thanks for the report on that location.

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