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“Unique pizza, very busy at lunch time.” 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 #58 of 559 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Massachusetts
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49 restaurant reviews
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“Unique pizza, very busy at lunch time.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We have visited Cambridge 1 (so named because many years ago it was fire station Cambridge 1) a number of times since it replaced the former Young and Yee Chinese restaurant. It has a range of seating options. There is a long counter along the front window with stools, which is fine if you don't find pedestrians looking in at you. There is the usual bar counter, some unusually high tables in the middle, and standard tables at the rear with views of the old cemetery. It's mostly pizza that is very thin. If you only like the traditional pizza house-style pizza, this is not the place for you. If you are up for a different approach to pizza, you will have a significant range of options and natural ingredients in building a pizza to for your taste. Give it a try.

Although we arrived during their very busy lunch time, the service was very good. The two of us ordered our own half pizza and a beverage for a total with tax of about $35.

  • Visited February 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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102 reviews 102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“So very Cambridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Have a half pizza and enjoy your partner's half over beers.
It's enough!
With Great salads.
And do look over the lovely historical Cambridge graveyard of the 1600s.

Visited January 2015
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Kigali, Rwanda
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“They call this pizza?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you're on the Atkins diet, this may be the pizza place for you. Otherwise, I'd keep right on walking to a real pizza parlor. The "crust" is more like a wafer-thin cracker as opposed to a thin yet still-made-of-bread base that I expect and love in a thin-crust pizza. If I'm going to eat pizza I want pizza in all its bready, saucy, cheesy, topping-ed glory. I don't want to be teased with a diet pizza; I'd much prefer a nice bowl of salad greens if I'm keeping it light.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Lisbon, Portugal
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Delicious pizza.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

if you love thin-crust topping-loaded pizzas, this is the place to go! We always order two different halfs as it is plenty for two people.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Huge delicious pizzas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Delicious thin-crust gourmet pizzas in a great location just off Harvard Square. Love that they offer half pizzas too: the portion sizes are huge!

Visited September 2014
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