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138 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington MA, Cambridge, MA 02474
(781) 316-2334
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid pizza place

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Santiago1109
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Arlington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a nice, small, local spot - good for families as well - for some 'za. The pizzas are unique as are the salads. Windows open out onto the street for those warm summer days.

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Sarasota, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We ordered Pizza to take out and it arrived promptly on our arrival. These pizzas are good, but not the traditional sort, with potatoes, and what have you. If you like that variation, it is OK, but I prefer Italian Pizza that does not add a lot of idiosyncratic extras. Take your pick. nice, friendly people. If you eat there,... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I've been here about 20 times in the past four years. I like the modern setup (including the outdoor seating), the beer selection is good and the pizza is good (although I really would like to see the menu updated). It's a good place to bring friends or colleagues after work.

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Windham NH
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Za's offers a range of creative 10" pizzas, drinks and coffee. We had a goat cheese and shiitake mushroom pizza, which was delicious, and the the chorizo and pickle pizza which was unusual but just as delicious. Decaf Latte's were great, but a little small. We paid about $43 for lunch for two. The room itself is a little blah.... 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?