News & Specials
LOBSTER NIGHT First Thursday of the Month
CRAB NIGHT Third Thursday of the Month
SUNDAY BRUNCH Make your reservation!
TUESDAY Martini Night - All Martinis $5
WEDNESDAY Is For Wine Lovers
HALF PRICED WINE
This includes all bottles and wines by the glass from regular wine list.
(excludes reserve list and major holidays)
THURSDAY 60 Wines by the Glass
Every wine on our regular wine list is offered by the glass.
LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, SENIORS RECEIVE 15% OFF THE FOOD BILL.
Please mention this promotion to your server to receive the discount.
Ages 55 and over
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Off premise catering is now available for your home, office, sales meeting, or get together.
Paparazzi Italian Restaurant is excited to offer the same high quality ingredients and care in preparation that is enjoyed in our restaurant every day. Our prices are competitive and our food and service will make you feel like a star.
In addition to hosting parties in our Private Dining Room at Paparazzi, we can deliver to your home or place of business. Bar staff and servers are ready to serve you if you prefer. Whether your event is a small house party or a large corporate function, the same attention to detail will mark our service. Order from our menu or we can customize menu items to suit your tastes and budget.
The staff at Paparazzi takes great pride in providing an authentic Italian experience along with exceptional service. Our owners and chefs have been professionally trained in Italy and America in order to give a complete Italian culinary experience. We offer a variety of freshly made pastas and our chefs take great pride in serving only “from scratch” cuisine.
Our mission is simply - to make every event memorable.
Located at Lafayette Village in Raleigh, Paparazzi is dedicated to the idea that every guest should be treated like a star.
The restaurant reflects the family’s philosophy of blending the classical and neo-classical elements of everyday Italian life.
The menu, architecture, and ambiance of the restaurant were created with this respect for the traditional, while infused with the contemporary. The interior space is reminiscent of Old World Italy with domed ceilings and comfortable wooden floors, while the new age bar offers the modern convenience of HD TVs and a sophisticated sound system. The Private Dining Room may be customized to accommodate special events, which offers complete audio-visual autonomy for any type of party or business presentation. The room is available for private events everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Outdoor courtyard dining is also available.
The menu adheres to these same principles. It offers classical Italian dishes that have become part of the American tapestry, while introducing its fair share of the interpretive, creative, and innovative. The regional recipes are authentic and passed down from generation to generation. They are marked by freshness and seasonality. The wood-fired oven, visible from every seat in the dining room, imparts a special flavor and aroma to the Artisan Pizza as well as other specially prepared dishes. Imaginative desserts put an exclamation point on the dining experience.
The Wine List is designed to take the stress out of the selection process. While it is descriptive and friendly, the knowledgeable staff is eager to assist. Specialty martinis, customized cocktails, top-shelf spirits, and craft beers are also available from our unique drinks menu.
Paparazzi offers Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Sunday brunch. Parking is also available adjacent to the restaurant and the parking deck.
8450 Honeycutt Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
at Lafayette Village
Su 11a–2p (Brunch)
& 4p-9p (Dinner)
MANAGING PARTNER – Joe Forgione Sr. A New Jersey native, Joe began his food service career while working his way through school.
After graduating Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA., he settled in New Jersey to begin his career and raise his family. He gained experience and management skills by working in the family business and becoming instrumental in its success.
In 1998, Joe fulfilled a longtime wish to move to Boca Raton, Florida, where he served as General Manager for two restaurants—Ocean’s 11, a fine dining establishment and the more casual Cougar’s. When the company was sold, he joined the team at Mizner Country Club. Joe came to the club with considerable catering, banquet and event planning experience. As the Food and Beverage Director, he oversaw all aspects of the food service operation, social activities, and entertainment. During his administration at Mizner, a la carte and catering sales doubled. His success there led to an opportunity to oversee the entire Food & Beverage operation at Woodfield Country Club, a “Platinum” designate club. In his position as Director of Dining Services, Joe initiated training programs for both staff and managers raising the service level at this premier club. While at the peak of his career, the opportunity to spearhead his own restaurant proved to be irresistible. In 2009, along with his oldest son Joe, the vision for Paparazzi at Lafayette Village was created.
MANAGING PARTNER – Joe Forgione Jr. Joe Jr. brings fifteen years of food and beverage experience to Paparazzi. Living in south Florida, Joe managed Cougars Restaurant and Nightclub and Oceans 11 Restaurant, both family-owned and operated. Most recently, he was the owner and operator ofThe Exchange Lounge in downtown Boca Raton, FL. Originally from New Jersey, he apprenticed at The Manor, a world-renowned fine dining and banquet facility.
Joe Jr. will head all day-to-day operations. Inspired by his mother’s and grandmother’s talent for cooking and recent trips to Italy, he understands the significance the dining experience can have for families, friends, and colleagues. His commitment to excellence extends beyond his attention to details; he also strives to create an exciting and fun environment that reflects the Forgione family’s appreciation for fine food and wine. Creating unique and fun cocktails, libations, and martinis is Joe’s specialty. Guests will sense his talent when they enjoy his signature drinks infused with fresh ingredients. Both the drink menu and the stylish bar were designed by Joe.
With Paparazzi Ristorante Italiano, Joe is proud to once again create, along with his father, Joe Forgione Sr., a dining experience that is sure to be memorable for his guests.