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Ma & Pa Cafe

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Jimmy C


luv it so much

james a


well what can i say its all in the coffee they serve, its the perfect pick me up in the morning. The service is fast and a pleasure, and its my coffee of choice.

Conor L


Strawberry tux.... love it

Jakob C


Der Service ist ausgezeichnet.

Ralph L


Great food at reasonable prices. Thin crust pizza and lasagna is outstanding. Baked Scrod is also very good when available. Friendly wait staff, casual environment.

Kris V


AMAZING PIZZA! Thin crust pizza that stays flat while eating!!! Amazing how it stays flat and doesn't flop down while eating, considering the crust is so thin. In my opinion, that is mastering the art of thin crust pizza making :) Depending on what section the hostess seats you, will determine if you get a good or bad waitress. Some of the older servers could use some retraining, speed things up, and check on you more to see if you need anything while eating....

David C


Without a doubt the BEST thin-crust pizza you can have.

Craig M


A New Bedford Icon. My favorite pizza. Always hot, always delicious. These guys know how to do it. Service is always quick and friendly. A real deal family place. I love it! They have never let me down.

Hungry? Get the Italian Combo Meal. Don't forget the garlic bread.

Mike P


This place is awesome, the pizza is thin crust perfection! Lasagna is delicious and one order feeds 2 people. Its practically the only place that my entire family will be excited for, from toddler to grandpa! Sure the decor is dated and they don't take credit cards, who cares, its all part of the charm. Food rules at this place, and linguicia pizza is at the top of the list. Don't miss it!

David E


I eaten at this restaurant for many years the food is great there I really love they grinders ,Pizza & Specials that they have I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are look for a great place to eat this is great one

Jamie R


Good food at great prices! A real staple of New Bedford! Been going here for years!

Danielle D


Delicious. A must have.

Devin S


I've been coming here every since I was a little kid and it's just the best

Alex P


Excellent food dynamite thin crust pizza. The price is right

Mark B


Love Pa's but seriously only 2 sausages in a large spaghetti w/ sausage? I paid $2 more expecting more sausage not spaghetti. For $10 I could have bought a $5 package of sausage, a 50 cent box of pasta and a $1 dollar bottle of sauce (i love ya but we all know that sauce is Sysco)

Anyway I am and will always be a Pa fan but ya' let me down. #moreMeat&lessPasta for a large.

Ps.... Take out staff. AWESOME

Eric P


Best chicken parmesan sandwich around. Great family atmosphere. Good prices.

Jill S


Crave their thin crust pizza when I'm out of town. Can't find crust this thin anywhere else. Their salads and garlic bread are great too.

Nelson A


Very rude to calling customers called at 8pm when they are open till 9pm and refuse to pickup phone to take an order has happened to me many times and other customers I know

Dalton M


too many flies in my soup but the food was good.

Erin T


Can never go wrong with the lasagna or pizza. We have been going here since winning volleyball games with Voke since 99!

Brian L


Good food at a reasonable price. The linguica pizza is awesome.

Kelly R


Called for 1hr phone busy .I used cell phone to call stated phone number not in use anylonger

Brianna S


Great food

Nicholas C


Tacking onto everyone who recommends the linguica pizza. Thin crispy crust pizza, some of the better pizza I had in MA. Good Italian food too.

Corbin B


This is the best place to go for linguisa pizza in Massachusetts, hands-down. Their pizza is thin-crust style, so be sure to get a lot of it!

Marc D


Good food, good price!

Love their Lasagna!

Linda D


It's so conveniently close to our house. Great food. Low prices. Eat here more than eating home.

Norman D


Great food, amazing portions, great prices, the only thing that stopped a 5th star was cash only policy

Gary M


Good food, light on the wallet. Pleasant experience.

Sarah T


The food is amazing! The place and staff are wonderful!!! I can't wait to come back when I move the next month!!!

Rick O


I have never been disappointed. Been eating here for more than 40 years. The antipasto salad is the best around. Come and enjoy.

Mama D


Great food great price pleasant service. Only thing could use updating inside. A little worn out

Charlie H


Great restaurant. I highly recommend having the linguica pizza and finishing your meal with tiramisu.



Inexpensive and delicious. Good service and selection. Fried ravioli mmmmmhmmm

James C


Great veggie lasagna, good pizza, service is attentive and friendly. Old school decor. Good prices and large portions.



Good food. Signature thin pizza. Generous anti-pasta portion. We were throwing the Mozzerella to the side there was so mumusical. Local favorite. I grew up eating at the Raffa restaurants. This one is cash-only so keep that in mind.

Ty C


Large portions, you will leave full and happy. Staff is attentive and friendly.

Allie O


This place sucks. Not only giving our fries to someone else and making us wait for another thing of fries, they forgot or pizza and didn't know. Even though they assured us that everything in the Box was there. They could also care less when we called back to get our pizza. Don't waste your money on this place, the chicken tenders were obviously Frozen and cooked, and everything was else was okay but not good for what we paid for. The only thing good on their menu was the pizza, but they forgot one! Definitely not going back to this place.

Laura M


Okay, so I don't know how my phone knew I was there, location is turned, food is awesome, and abundant. Great wait staff, pretty quiet environment. Thanks PA Raffas, for existing so long.



Awsome food . good service. Ans treasonable prices. Just enjoy

Brandon C


I love pa raffas, they have great Italian food, I LOVE the sauce! The prices are great, especially with how much food you get and the service is good too! Definitely my favorite Italian restaurant!

Erik A


I always come here when I am in town visiting family. I have never had a bad experience here. The food is amazing and I come mainly for the pizza.

Joanne C


Been eating at Pa Raffa's for years now, always delicious never disappointed. EXCELLENT service.

David C


One of my favorite restaurants. Thin sliced pizza, anti pasta is the best.

Hot Italian sub, yum. Old world look inside, seat yourself. Always see somebody we know when we go there.

Kenneth L


Horrible excuse for thin crust pizza! Paper thin and tastes like your eating grease pizza. And the kicker is THAT it is $8.00 for a cheese pizza. Horrible quality for that price. Riccardi's is much better quality and cheaper.

Andy C


I enjoyed this small establishment very much. Great value for the dollar and very pleasant knowledgeable waitresses everything went well. There was a line to get in by 5 p.m. on a weekday. It is a small establishment and well known for its good value and decent food

Tom M


A nice family style Italian restaurant. Great pizza and classic spaghetti, lasagna & seafood dishes. Nice prices, good service. Cash only. There is a fee based ATM available but be careful.

Brendan H


Best thin crust pizza I've ever had, giant antipasta, and an absolute steal for what they charge! (seriously, I wasn't exaggerating, the best thin crust pizza I've ever had.)

Mark O


If you are a fan of the cracker-thin crust pizza that is served in the area, Pa Raffa's has one of the best. I have been eating here since I was a child. The food is of the old school variety, heavy with red sauce and pasta. But it's the pizza that keeps bringing me back year after year. My favorite is topped with linguçia, green pepper and onion. The crust is crispy and barely there to support the generous toppings. Heck, I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. I recommend calling ahead for takeout, especially on the weekend. Pa Raffa's is cash only, so stop at the ATM on the way.

Jesse J


Great Italian joint. We get antipastos and platters to go for parties all the time. Way cheap for the quality. Always great service.

Tony T


I have frequent Pa Raffa's Italian restaurant for years I always walk out pleasantly full have never had a bad experience personally I cannot say enough about the place the food is always top shelf like every time I come in staff is Pleasant and eager to help

Kathy R


The food is good in this family-friendly staple of New Bedford's north end. This is pizza with the thinnest of crusts and antipasto for people who like a little lettuce with their cheese. If you're looking for a foo-foo high-end experience, go to one of the new places downtown. If you want good food and smiling service at a reasonable price, come here. The most important recommendation though is to bring cash because they don't take credit cards.

Christopher R


Inexpensive and tasty Italian comfort food. The space is small and it is a local favorite. Their portions are generous and the thin crust pizza is definitely better than most pizza places in the area. This restaurant has a full bar and an ATM on site. CASH ONLY!



Great pizza and also stuffed quahogs. Ambiance is lacking as is parking. The takeout area is like a small closet. Restaurant could use an update. Usually busy during normal mealtimes.

Jimmy L


Service was extremely good and friendly. I had the lasagna with veal. It was served hot and fresh and there was plenty of food on my plate to fill me up.



Food here is your basic, hearty italian food. You get good sized portions at a very reasonable price. If you want to go for a quick bite to eat or a place to take a family you can't beat the price. It is a family friendly place to eat. The pizza and lasagna is really good.

Taylor C


After having to repeat my simple order for one pizza three times over the phone, I arrived fifteen minutes later to pick up my pizza only to find out they hadn't put it in the oven yet. Furthermore, the pizza was still wrong after repeating it to the young man on the phone several times. To top it all off, the pizza was soaked in grease to the point of it pooling in the center of the pie. Please tell your staff to be more attentive and ease up on the grease.

Leonard B


Great place. Been in business for at least 50 or more years. Great food / Great value

Peter G


Had a great lunch today with my Wife. We had an Antipasto Salad which was huge and very good combo Pizza. Very reasonable prices, large portions and great service!!😊😊😊

Michelle M


I've never been disappointed at PA Raffa's Restaurant. We go often ! The food and service is always good. The only thing I don't"t like is that it is cash only. Oh well not a big deal!

Andrew B


Food was great service quick but dont like the cash only deal

Bob C


Consistently good affordable family style Italian food. The pizza is super thin crust and delicious. The toppings are generous and always fresh. Their antipasto is excellent with fresh ingredients and lightly dressed with their house oil and vinegar mix. My family of four can have a full meal with leftovers, be completely full and have a bill that is substantially less than many other restaurants. Their staff is always attentive and accommodating, many of whom have been the for quite a while. Highly recommend Pa Raffa's.

Anmarie D


Great pizza, loved the crunchy thin crust. It was a nice change. Staff was attentive and friendly. It was a little dated, and could use some upgrades to the seating/dining area

Bill J


Food and service are VERY good very clean pleasant staff best veal parmesan I have had in years prices compared to other places around are GREAT!!! Recommend that you try it been there couple of times now VERY pleased

Eric V


I recently traveled to Massachusetts to my hometown of New Bedford. Upon my stay, I made it a priority to stop at this place. I always eat there as a kid and couldn't wait. I was surprised to find that the service was kinda had suffered over the years, but there was mo mistaking the food. It was as amazing as I remembered and always is. When I come back to town again I will most definitely be stopping by and you should too, trust me, you won't be dissappointed!

Wayne T


Best pizza around. The food is always delicious and the prices are good. My family loves this place

Sheryl L


Good portions, reasonably priced. Lasagna is delicious. Only take cash, but they have an ATM in side.

Ernest R


I have been coming here for 20years for their languisa pizza. Most other food I have gotten here is good. I keep coming back even though I live in Rhode island.

joe g


The food and service here is outstanding. But the scallops I ordered had to be sent back and not eaten because they were water logged and mushy. The linguica pizza is the best I ever had. I have to rank this restaurant in my opinion the best Italian restaurant I've ever eaten at. If you eat here you will be hooked forever.

Lexi F


Love love love this place. Every time I come the food is delicious never disappoints. (Especially the lasagna). The service is awesome I went there last week picked up my food then I got home realized that they had forgotten to give me some of my order. When I went back to pick the rest up they gave me my food and a gift certificate for my troubles! I’m only giving a 4 star review because it’s cash only and that can be a real pain in the butt.

Ivy D


Went there today for lunch with my Mother-in-law because she loves the veal parm. We ordered our food, and even though there was very few people in the dining room our food took a long time. When our food finally did come (not all at the same time) the chicken parm. that we ordered was completely burnt, it was burnt before they covered it with sauce and cheese but apparently they hoped they could serve it to customers anyway. The waitress then said that that was normal and it was just the skin (who cares what it is, it's burnt.) We tried to order a pastrami sub with provolone cheese instead and we were told they don't have provolone cheese, they only have "pizza cheese". What kind of Italian restaurant doesn't have provolone cheese?!? My advice: Go somewhere else.



Best restaurant you can ever go to. Great food, great service, and best of all, great prices

Peter G


Always been good ever since i was a kid. Very reasonable prices and retro environment

David S


If you like thin crust pizza then this place is for you. They have some of the best pizza in town, and honestly some of the best pizza I have every tasted. The sauce has the perfect flavor, and the cheese blend is amazing. Also, order the garlic bread, you will not be disappointed! I’ve been going to pa raffas for about 12-15 years and I’m never going to stop going.

Daira M


Meat sauce lasagna was surprisingly delicious... Steak n cheese was one of the best i have ever had steak was well cooked n they use a very good bread for it. I hightly recommend this place...its delicious n affordable.

Monica G


Love their Pineapple & Bacon pizza!! The bacon is so crispy, crunchy!! The thin crust makes for a great balance to the toppings.

Stephen K


This is the spot for great affordable food. I love them all deeply,both the staff and the menu. This is also a nice romantic spot for the sentimental minded. Bring someone you love and love the food together.

Trish S


We were seated promptly. Bit of a wait to get starters and dinner. Food was hot and delicious. Very generous portions!

Gary V


On February 11, 2013 while the city was buried under a foot of snow, i stood in line waiting for my pizza.. Oblivious to the fact that the beautiful young woman waiting in front of me would be my future wife! So it was only fitting that i would propose to my sweet Tess at the same famous landmark.. Which i did on Monday 2/11/19.. She said YES!!

At this time i would like to thank the Raffa family and staff for their eager willingness to make our special nite perfect!! A special thanks to Mike the manager, and Bridget who was so personable and had such a big part in the surprise!

Thanks again.. Gary & Tess💗

Steve C


Every time I come to New Bedford, I make sure to eat here. They gave perfected the thin crust pizza. Their other dishes are outstanding too. The servings are generous and the staff are friendly. Price is really good too.

Anthony F


Food great. Would have given 5 starts but my pizza was made wrong. Double check before you leave. I'll definitely be back though.

Devin E


Food was alright but the service was excellent. Talked to someone named Michael over the phone and was very helpful. He informed me about the ingrediants that were used to make the Ziti and it turns out I was alergic to one! Such a great help!

Tom M


Service is attentive, fast and frirendly The food is authentic Italian comfort food tried and true for around 60 years.

Prices are very reasonable especially for senior citizens . Lunch specials are awesome for $5.00 with a 15% senior discount after 1pm.

All the pizzas are amazing and OLD world.

The place is a throwback to the good old days of quality.

Its like eating at your grandmother's.

Can't wait to do it again.

Wayne h


Good food. Great service and low-key environment

Robert B


Excellent as I always has been since I started going there 55 years ago !

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