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$20 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Papa Razzi
Inside an open-air kitchen in the Westfield Garden State Plaza, chefs transform fresh and imported ingredients according to Italian recipes for dishes that include hearty pastas ($12.99–$18.99), cuts of veal with butter and parsley ($21.99), and pizza baked to a bubbly golden brown inside oak-burning ovens ($10.99–$11.50). See the full menu.
Inside the Garden State Plaza mall lies a gateway to the past, where flickering flames illuminate the charred interior of an oak-burning pizza oven, and the aroma of bubbling sauce made with freshly crushed tomatoes mixes with wisps of Frank Sinatra's silky voice. The charm that surrounds the rituals of Italian cooking drifts into Papa Razzi's dining room from an open-air kitchen, where cooks bustle around steaming pots of pasta. The culinarians use only fresh and imported ingredients when cooking, just as Old-World chefs did before they took jobs fixing the cleaver-wielding robots that would replace them.
Behind a wood-accented, 15-foot bar, mixologists sling a list of libations that includes mimosas, sangria, and wines selected to complement meals. In the dining room, fresh flowers sit atop white tablecloths, and celebrity photographs line the walls, reminding guests of treasured nuggets of pop culture.