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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    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
pizza like never before

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
sonali s
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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51 reviews 51 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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Del Mar, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We loved the creative and fresh ingredients on the pizzas. Mac and cheese was exceptional. Also, the spiced pecan appetizer was quite tasty and a good value (loads of pecans). Wine is reasonably priced and the pours are very generous (good if you are walking back to your hotel).

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Nice and ample seating, good choice of drinks, and great pizzas. Make sure you ask for their bread basket, and olive oil, the olive oil is fresh and very good. From a value perspective, this place scores high, a dinner for two would be well below $50.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I really enjoyed Za. I had been once before, but this time was even better. We were seated outside on this balmy September night, and the service was splendid. The waitresses were accomodating and efficient. The pizza itself was incredible! We had ordered the mac and cheese and the fig and gorgonzola to share, and both pizzas had immense range... More 

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Ocean, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?