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138 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474
(781) 316-2334
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
casual lunch spot

had lunch there w/ two friends. we all had some sort of pizza and shared a couple of salads. very tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

had lunch there w/ two friends. we all had some sort of pizza and shared a couple of salads. very tasty.

Thank marybeth02140
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181 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We went for lunch with friends after shopping in Cambridge. Our first time there - their first in many years. She thought they had veggie/Mideast stuff, but alas only pizza and salads. My husband & I had salads - the cucumber & mixed veggies and the avocado with beans. Both were on the small side & were better as a... More 

Thank FancyNancyBoston
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187 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Za = just pizza, salad, and dessert. So there's lots of kiddos and parents drinking on a busy Friday night. The pizza has interesting toppings, but the crust is kind of bland. It's noisy and the tables are squished together. The wait staff is very friendly and pleasant. It's a good local place. However, for an outstanding version (with homemade... More 

Thank cootmom
Liege, Belgium
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Very special and good pizza ...; try the one with potatoes ... very similar à la Flamescke des vosges et de l'alsace, TB bière et salade très originale best place to eat pizza in arlington near Boston !

Thank yowali
Somerville, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I should love this place. The salads are good and the pizza toppings are good. But the crust is just not that great - and for me that is the first consideration when it comes to pizza for me.

Thank GMS22
Boston, Massachusetts
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324 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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 

1 Thank Aram1121
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

Thank Vicki K
Boxford, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

Thank Svetlana09
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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176 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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 

Thank jackonferry
Boston Ma
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 138 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: (781) 316-2334

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Vegetarian
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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