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Za

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138 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington MA, Cambridge, 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unbelievable Pizza

I ate a pizza with green peppers, olives, and sausage and it was one of, if not the, best pizzas I've ever had. I realize everybody has their own take on what great pizza, and there are some pizza snobs who'll say things like "it's good, but it's not good pizza," but this pizza I ate at Za was 10... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Steve L
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Butare, Rwanda
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Butare, Rwanda
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I ate a pizza with green peppers, olives, and sausage and it was one of, if not the, best pizzas I've ever had. I realize everybody has their own take on what great pizza, and there are some pizza snobs who'll say things like "it's good, but it's not good pizza," but this pizza I ate at Za was 10... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We really like this restaurant. We frequent this restaurant on a regular basis. The stafff is great, as well as service. Enjoy talking with Jeff the manager as well as the staff.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

With all the great choices, this just wasn't it. Funky chorizo and pickles pizza was salty but nothing more. Not-Called-a-cesaer-salad-but-that's-what-it-was was just boring (where's the flavah?) Nice patio, but not again.

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Buffalo, New York
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My only complaint about Za is that I was not made aware of its existence sooner! Za's menu is phenomenal. They have an excellent selection of appetizers incorporating fresh locally grown ingredients. We settled on the air popped popcorn topped with melted butter. We loved it! It was a perfect light appetizer. My dad ordered the kielbasa appetizer, which was... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I do not understand all the reviews here raving about the place. Service is friendy and great. Pizza is very average, no wood fire oven and american style pan pizza. Ingredients are fresh so thats good, but very weird and not very Italian ingredients. No where close to what I would call a good pizza..

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

You won't be disappointed with the food itself. I give them one star off for their prices. They need to take down each price by $2-5 on some items in my opinion. Other than that it is a great place to dine.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Its a pizza place. The pizza is ok. Wont really blow your mind. Avoid the chocolate goat cheesecake like the plague...its nasty. I was up all night puking my guts out. Wasnt a pretty sight. The cool thing about it was not only did I get to taste the pizza going down...I got to taste the pizza coming back up.... More 

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Liege, Belgium
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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 !

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this not like any other pizza place you've been before. it offers the most uncommon pizza toppings. you will definitely visit the place again. the creme brûlée is great too.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

While visiting Cambridge on business this past week in March, I visited the Za Restaurant and ordered a take out as I had to write a couple of reports for work and due to time constraints I couldn't dine in. I ordered a salad and a specialty pizza. For salad, I had the, "Hass Avacado, Black Bean, Tomato, Red Onion,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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