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“Great Local Pizza” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Za

Za
138 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington MA, Cambridge, MA 02474
(781) 316-2334
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Ranked #38 of 503 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
“Great Local Pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This place has fantastic personal sized pizzas - they have tons of great pizza topping combos, but still allow you to make your own pizza.

We get take-out pizza from here once a week and always enjoy it. The cheese to sauce to dough ratio is perfect and not overwhelming in any way. We have also tried some of their salads and while they are on the smaller size, they are great for an appetizer.

During the summer months, they have great tables where you can sit, enjoy a beer, and hang out. The service outdoors matches the service inside.

We really enjoy getting take-out here and have enjoyed using their patio on warm summer nights!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Acton, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Boring, bad pizza”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Went to Za for an early dinner after a holiday weekend matinee at the Kendall movie theater. Seated quickly, and service was attentive. (Did I mention that the area was unusually quiet.) We ordered the beet salad and an assortment of pizzas. The salad was not; it was more of a mixture of diced, cooked (or maybe canned) beets and feta cheese smooshed back in the can, then slid out of the can as a cylinder of beets and cheese. I love beets, but not these beets. The pizzas tasted like frozen dough with tasteless sauce, and a light smattering of non-descript toppings (a veggie pizza lacking a rich assortment of the local bounty currently available) and grocery store shredded parmesan. And these little (10") pizzas are aggressively priced.

Visited September 2013
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Mascouche, Canada
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

For our 10th anniversary my husband and I went for diner at Za. Pizzas were great so as the charcuterie and cheese plate. Excellent service by Nataliya!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good food served well.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Not bad. You definitely need to kinda guess what the food will be like. I find the portions a bit small. On the other hand, the atmosphere, the table spacing, comfort and great staff make this a 'go to' place for meetings and casual dinners.

  • Visited July 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loved everything about this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Ordered their specialty pizzas to share...all three were amazing. Great service and environment. Best arugula salad ever. Would eat here again and again but now back in Michigan :(

  • Visited September 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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