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Za

138 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington MA, Cambridge, MA 02474
(781) 316-2334
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Ranked #17 of 541 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Ocean, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My son LOVES pizza, In fact he made it a point to find the best pizza in Cambridge. He was not disappointed. He thought his personal pizza was delicious. I have gluten and dairy allergies, so they were able to accommodate me with the wonderful avocado tomato salad. We ate outside and the atmosphere was very nice. The server was... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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Potomac, Maryland
Top Contributor
234 reviews 234 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Decided to try this restaurant when I drove by and saw it pretty busy. Glad I did. The pizza was outstandingly fresh. Staff is very friendly. Would highly recommend the place...

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a pizza and salad place. We split a salad and the fig and Gorgonzola pizza, the pizza flavors wee good, but the crust was a little thicker and chewier than my personal preference. The black bean salad was awesome. Service was good as well.

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Toronto
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58 reviews 58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were a party of six for dinner. We all had pizzas and it was great to see some really unique combinations and ingredients such as mac & cheese, fig, and corn. We started off with a few cheeses and meats from their fabulous charcuterie menu with fresh lardo, bacon, and spicy salami - fantastic kickoff. The pizzas were really... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner at Za after kayaking on the Charles with a group of friends. Our party consisted of 8 and the outdoor seating was perfect. We ordered a variety of pizzas and all were excellent. The salads were unique and outstanding. Fresh vegetables and great presentation. Try the cucumber, tomato and potato salad, the best!

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Cotuit, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We went to Za after going to Mass Eye and Ear. We tried Za and were very pleased with their Pizza's. My wife tried the three cheese macaroni pizza with carmalized onions. Her pizza was great. They don't have a meat lovers pizza so I created my own, it turned out pretty good, the place was full of locals so... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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215 reviews 215 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Really enjoyed Za. I had the avacado salad. Very interesting presentation. Tasted wonderful. Pizza was just the right size. Vegetable toppings were fresh and tasty. Service was a bit slow but they were busy. Waitress was nice and friendly. Good atmosphere

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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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