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Cambridge 1

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27 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3715
+1 617-576-1111
11:30 - 00:00
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Dayton, Ohio
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this wood fired pizza restaurant on a busy Saturday evening. Their gnocchi was outstanding. The thin crusted flat bread pizza is very good.

Thank grannyr0sie
Boston, Massachusetts
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140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before you commit to Cambridge 1, check the menu. It is quite limited (although they have added some soup and pasta) and definitely not your conventional pizza place. Two of us generally split a salad (they are relatively simple) and a large pizza, divided so we can get two options. Decent beer and wine list. The pizzas are very thin... More 

Thank bangsibear
Somers, New York
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262 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We stopped by here for dinner and tried out a few of the pizzas. My favorite was the one with spinach, artichoke hearts, chevre, and roasted tomatoes, very tasty. The grilled chicken pizza was good too. They had a nice beer menu, with several good choices if you want to get a pitcher for the table. As for the sizes,... More 

Thank James W
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Yes, this restaurant is conveniently located near the heart of Harvard Square. Yes, the interior has cool, clean lines and a hipster vibe, so much so that reportedly "Facebook was born in meetings held here." But so what? The proof is in the pizza. Happily, from the "spinach, artichoke hearts, chevre, slow roasted tomatoes" to the "tomato, fontina, romano, garlic,... More 

Thank William M
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A hip, modern pizza alternative with tasty thin crust wood oven pizzas and a great selection of salads and beers makes for a great value-based restaurant option in the Harvard square area.

Thank Pedro A
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I went with a good friend to this restaurant for dinner. The service was friendly and patient - we were catching up and took some time to place our order (the restaurant was not full). The decor is comfortable and casual. It was quiet enough to have a conversation without straining to hear, unlike some other restaurants in the area.... More 

Thank happyinboston
Alexandria, Virginia
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99 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Great location, lovely staff, meh pizza. Much of Cambridge 1's menu consists of interestingly topped thin crust pizzas. Unfortunately the pizzas tend to get a little soggy and cool off so quickly that after first Alice you are eating cold pizza. They do have large tables, a good beer menu and a right off Harvard Yard.

Thank Jeanine W
Ashburn, Virginia
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151 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were looking for a place for a late lunch on a Sunday. This worked well because it was empty and had a cool clean look. The beer selection was good, the free breadsticks on the bar were tasty and the menu seemed to have a lot of different selections. But the pizza was a little different. The ingredients were... More 

Thank laguna5243
Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
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125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The pizza combinations were all really nice, and we ordered steak pizza and the chicken pizza, which were both great. However, service was a bit sub-par. For example they brought out the soup with the pizza instead of before, and it took them too long to take our check from the table and too long to fill our water It... More 

Thank Kyle S
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We are always happy after eating at Cambridge 1. If you like arugula, adding dressed arugula to your pizza is a delicious way to get some greens! It's been less packed in there recently, I think they need better signage, because anyone waiting in line for the Mexican joint across the street is really missing out on great food, FAST... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3715
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-576-1111

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