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138 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-8610
(781) 316-2334
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

If your looking for an ordinary pizza shop, Za is not it. but Za has great unique pizza's. The atmosphere is nice and the staff is very courteous

Thank Robert M
Arlington, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Salad and a shared pizza make a perfect lunch or dinner at Za. Excellent pizzas with amazing selection of toppings (e.g. figs). Their beet and goat cheese salad is amazing.

Thank JeffP230
Boston, Massachusetts
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225 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Sampled a few different pizzas here this weekend (take out) as well as the beet salad. The presentation of the beet salad is cool and the taste is very good. The macadamia nuts were a nice touch. The pizzas I tried were the Beef Bomb and Ham & Pineapple, both were very good.

Thank Jill W
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

had lunch there w/ two friends. we all had some sort of pizza and shared a couple of salads. very tasty.

Thank marybeth02140
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227 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We went for lunch with friends after shopping in Cambridge. Our first time there - their first in many years. She thought they had veggie/Mideast stuff, but alas only pizza and salads. My husband & I had salads - the cucumber & mixed veggies and the avocado with beans. Both were on the small side & were better as a... More 

Thank FancyNancyBoston
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212 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Za = just pizza, salad, and dessert. So there's lots of kiddos and parents drinking on a busy Friday night. The pizza has interesting toppings, but the crust is kind of bland. It's noisy and the tables are squished together. The wait staff is very friendly and pleasant. It's a good local place. However, for an outstanding version (with homemade... More 

Thank cootmom
Liege, Belgium
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 !

Thank yowali
Somerville, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I should love this place. The salads are good and the pizza toppings are good. But the crust is just not that great - and for me that is the first consideration when it comes to pizza for me.

Thank GMS22
Boston, Massachusetts
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330 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

If you're looking for fancy gourmet pizza with a healthy twist, this is the place to be. With that being said, I feel Za somewhat misses the true essence of a good pizza. I know that people really do love this place for their odd topping selection, but I just felt it was a little overpriced for the amount of... More 

1 Thank Aram1121
Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Several people told me I absolutely had to try this small restaurant "Za" in Arlington, MA. We were pleasantly surprised by the cool atmosphere, and the pizza's listed on the menu could actually be customized. You could mix and match and create your own pizza. The Salads were magnificent. Especially the Cucumber, olive, radish salad with fresh oregano and feta... More 

Thank Vicki K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-8610
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: (781) 316-2334

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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?