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Za

138 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474
(781) 316-2334
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Ranked #3 of 88 restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Pizza, Vegetarian
Most recent review
- Jun 12, 2014
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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164 reviews 164 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

If you're looking for fancy gourmet pizza with a healthy twist, this is the place to be. With that being said, I feel Za somewhat misses the true essence of a good pizza. I know that people really do love this place for their odd topping selection, but I just felt it was a little overpriced for the amount of... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Several people told me I absolutely had to try this small restaurant "Za" in Arlington, MA. We were pleasantly surprised by the cool atmosphere, and the pizza's listed on the menu could actually be customized. You could mix and match and create your own pizza. The Salads were magnificent. Especially the Cucumber, olive, radish salad with fresh oregano and feta... More

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We had tickets to a show at the Regent Theatre and stopped here for a bite to eat first. We ordered two salads and one pizza. The pizza was a bit unusual, bacon and potato, so we were looking forward to it, but the salads arrived first and we were amazed. They were in the shape of a cylinder, with... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews 106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We got a bunch of takeout for a party at a friends house. The different pizzas (potato, macaroni and cheese, and custom deep dish) were each very good. The salads, particularly the beet one, were a big hit. The only caution is that the price/calorie (or price/pizza size) ratio is pretty high. Still, it's good stuff and there's no reason... More

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Boston Ma
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We are locals and love coming here. We eat a lot of pizza, but this is where we go for more special occassions. The menu is simple - pizzas and salads - but everything is really good. My favorite salad is the beet and goat cheese, but I have had all of them, and can recommend every single one. The... More

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We found Za several years ago during a visit to the area and have returned several times. We enjoy both their innovative and interesting pizzas as well as the standard varieties. Service is always pleasant and efficient. After a meal that includes their wonderful salads, a variety of pizzas and great desserts, we left happy and with plans to return... More

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Tried it on a whim after reading Za's great reviews. Beet salad, potato/bacon and shitake mushroom pizza were the items ordered. Delicious food, very nice presentation, very high quality ingredients and ample portions.

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Boston, MA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We just ate at Za again, and as always it didn't disappoint. We did have to wait for a table, but it's a smallish restaurant that is very popular, so we weren't surprised. The service was attentive without being pushy. The Caesar-style salad was remarkable -- a fabulous homemade dressing really stood out -- and I also enjoyed an amazing... More

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Salt Lake City, UT
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The pizza selection is amazing! The menu has items that are available year round, they also have a fabulous seasonal menu. Wait staff is friendly and helpful with menu selections. Nice neighborhood feel. I will definitely be back next time I am in the area!

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Arlington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The food is imaginative, the pizzas are not the usual margarita pizzas, but Mac and Cheese, Figs and blue cheese, chicken and broccoli and much more, try the salads, they are delicious !!! The service is very, very friendly !!! A very nice place in Arlington!!

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