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Cambridge 1

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27 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3715
(617) 576-1111
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Reliable thin-crust pizza

The toppings are interesting and yummy, and the crust enticingly thin. If you're into puffy doughy thick crusts, you may have to enlarge your horizon, though you may find yourself really enjoying yourself. Although the primary items are pizza, this is not a pizza joint, meaning that it's a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
CliffHugger
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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319 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is better than average pizza places but it is not so fancy in therms of taste and variety on the menu. Could be a lot more exotic for the location and competition around Harvard Square. They are clean and nice but need a bit more audacity on the menu, including more choices for people who do not want... More 

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Thank Danuza
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was looking for an easy place to have dinner by myself after arriving in Cambridge for work the day after. I was early on a Sunday night and seating was arranged with choice for table or at the bar at my own preference. I preferred the bar. I was set up with water and very nice crusty cheese straws. I... More 

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Thank rliem
Boston, Massachusetts
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123 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The toppings are interesting and yummy, and the crust enticingly thin. If you're into puffy doughy thick crusts, you may have to enlarge your horizon, though you may find yourself really enjoying yourself. Although the primary items are pizza, this is not a pizza joint, meaning that it's a bit more expensive. The service is good, the decor is elegantly... More 

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Thank CliffHugger
Cambridge MA
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The variety of pizzas is impressive and their taste can't be beat. The crust is thin and often cooked till it's color is rich and at it's fullest flavor. The ingredients are fresh and of good quality. Cambridge 1 is spacious, the room is open to contrasting views--one bucolic, the other typical Cambridge street scene. You may sit at the... More 

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Thank Langdon+lLangdon
Cambridge
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Highly original combinations for gourmet pizza, but unfortunately the flavor combinations often don't work, and the pizza is usually overcooked.

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Thank CharlieW338
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We had a great experience at Cambridge 1! The pizzas were incredible, and the gnocchi was very tasty too! They were also very accommodating and let us make meat dishes into vegetarian ones, or add tomato sauce to pizzas that didn't have it. The potato pizza was mindblowingly good -- the crust was perfectly thin, and that smoky, chargrilled bottom... More 

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Thank Michelle W
Menlo Park, California
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I first went to Cambridge 1 about 10 years ago and it's still well worth a visit. There is lots of great pizza in Cambridge and Boston, and I do not know if this is one of the best, but for the overall refined casual lunch or dinner in a slick setting in the heart of Harvard Square, this place... More 

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Thank peter s
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Cambridge 1 used to be one of my favorite restaurants when I live in the area about 5 years ago, so I was really excited to go back. Our experience this time was just kind of "eh." The pizza was still tasty, but my was not even warm when it came to our table. The atmosphere is great, and the... More 

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Thank Amanda F
Modesto, California
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Good pizza, salad, soup, beer and wine, friendly service and room. Thin crust pizza. The servers were attentive and I appreciated the micro brews.

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Thank John M
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Great place, unpretentious and delicious. Both the pizza and the pasta dishes are delicious. The rugula salad was also yummy. I really enjoy its ambiance and setting. Very nice!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3715
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 576-1111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?