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“Lovely decor, good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cambridge, 1.

Cambridge, 1.
27 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3715
(617) 576-1111
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Ranked #43 of 541 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“Lovely decor, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Pros:
* Charming space: slate table-tops, wood paneling, brick walls, nice view of the First Unitarian Church Old Burying Ground
* Good pizza: crunchy thin crust, fresh and delicious toppings
* Small but nice selection of micro-brews on tap
* Not expensive
* Great service, accommodating of special requests
* Not too busy, making it a nice quiet place to eat

Cons:
* I got the tossed baby arugula, fontina, parmigiano pizza, which has no tomato sauce. It was a bit dry and under-seasoned. I asked for balsamic vinegar and it really kicked up the flavour :)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
CO
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64 restaurant reviews
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Dark, cozy eating spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Cambridge, 1. in Harvard Square is a reliable spot for both a pseudo-quick bite as well as a longer, more substantial dining experience. The restaurant itself is QUITE DARK,which lead me and my partner to sit at the bar by the window (just so we could see the food!). The noise level is relaxed, despite the populated dining area - good acoustics! The food is solidly good - not amazing, but DEFINITELY not bad. I prefer a thin crust to be a bit crunchier than what is produced here, but the food is delicious. What is really unique is their offering of ordering one pizza with two choices of toppings, one on each half. On my last visit, we ordered half portobello mushroom and half roasted tomato and caramelized onion. The sprigs of fresh scallion topped off the flavor palette wonderfully! Their salads amazing - fresh, simple. And the tables/bars have a spicy oil that is perfect for these salads. Service is great, and the price is right!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MA
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant, peaceful, great food and beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We went there for a pre-concert quick dinner. I was impressed by how visually attractive and peaceful the place felt although it was nearly full. Even when it filled up completely the noise level was still lower than one would expect. We had thin crust pizzas, which arrived quickly and were delicious. The beer was also wonderful (Dogfish IPA). Would go back again often.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A favorite in the Square.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I love the high quality ingredients used at Cambridge 1 and the unique flavors of their pizzas are a welcome change of pace from your average pizza joint. However, on my most recent trip I was disappointed that our pizza was burnt on the bottom.

We received attentive service as is my usual experience at the restaurant and only waited 15 minutes to be seated - not bad for a Saturday night in the Square.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Augusta, Maine
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I had a great pizza here. I was attracted by the wood smell outside. The pizza was delicious. Very fresh. The beer was great too.

Visited August 2012
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