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Pinocchio's Pizza & Subs

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74 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5928
617-876-4897
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Real people serving real pizza

This place has been in business for more than 40 years, and yet it's still making amazing pizza, served by wonderful people who actually care about you, in a gruff way. It's a big part of Harvard students' lives. The pizza is perfect. If in doubt, just order 2 slices of whatever they have.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Veritas V
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New York
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pinocchio's (made famous as Mark Zuckerberg's favorite late-night spot near campus) is a decent pizza joint relatively close to Harvard Square. The pizza isn't fantastic, but it's one of the better options in the area (I think of Cambridge as a bit of a "pizza desert"...). Worth dropping by for a slice if you're in the area.

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Thank RunrDave
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has been in business for more than 40 years, and yet it's still making amazing pizza, served by wonderful people who actually care about you, in a gruff way. It's a big part of Harvard students' lives. The pizza is perfect. If in doubt, just order 2 slices of whatever they have.

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Thank Veritas V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

one of the most favoured place of harvardians. I specially loved the pizza crust more than top. and it is also famous for Zuckerberg's favorite tho

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Thank Kh A
Bloomington, Minnesota
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I have to begin this by saying I'm not a Sicilian pizza fan. I should have gotten a thinner crust pizza slice or tried the Italian beef sub my friend raved about. That said, I did not enjoy my slice of sausage thicker, doughier pizza. I loved the "joint" though. Great spot. I'll just try something different next time.

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Thank curlz83
Davidson, North Carolina
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Good small local place right by Harvard square, walking distance. We loved the Italian subs -- so good! It's a bit crowded inside but food is ready fast and people are in and out.

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Thank Amanda M
Calgary, Canada
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is iconic Pinocchio's Pizza & Subs set in the centre of the hallowed Harvard Square in Cambridge. This is where great minds have all shown that nothing can withstand GREAT ZA !!! I don't need to describe the brilliance of this place with superlatives. Go there and experience nostalgia, history, and the best za you've ever had. Note- not... More 

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Thank Showbiz M
Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I've eaten at Pinocchio's several times and have never been disappointed. It's a unique local eatery that serves a wide variety of delicious Sicilian slices. You can't go wrong with the cheese steaks either, I usually get one of each. Affordable for the area as well.

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Thank Jim B
Wichita Falls, Texas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What this locally-owned pizza spot lacks in ambience, it makes up for in pizza. This is seriously the best pizza I have ever eaten. The crust is perfect and the toppings are fresh. Then the price point seals the deal. Worth twice the price - don't miss this!

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Thank KariLynn11
Paris, France
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

the best pizza slices out of Italy. All types of pizza are delicious and the prices are fair. We also ate the classic steak & cheese sub. Divine! In short, we found the paradise of the palate. highly recommended

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Thank pierop_11
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

The best Steak, Cheese and Mushroom Sub !!! It is delicious !!! The pizza is also great, tasty and full of flavour !!! Best sub and pizza around Harvard !!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5928
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-876-4897

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?