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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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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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91 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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146 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Unicornsandrainbows
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93 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

What we had was a pita bread with some toppings spread over it. While the taste was fine, it should not be called pizza. Food was cold. Server was friendly.

Thank Tonsoffuntravel
Columbus, OH
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Read that this was a good place for visitors so headed over at 11:45am for an early lunch. We were one of three parties in the whole place. The guy at the entry said to pick a seat anywhere in the back section. So we chose a table for four for our party of three. Then after several minutes we... More 

Thank JenColumbus_OH
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The pizza is very good. Other choices vary--depending on how busy they are and who is cooking that day--it's uneven. Lively bar scene! Can be noisy in the front unless you get a booth. The back room/space is quieter and has huge windows. Service is unobtrusive and generally well-paced.

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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you want to grab a slice on the run, go to 'nocs. But if you want to sit down, have a beer and a chat, and enjoy a fancy pizza - this place is perfect. The best pizza is the chicken one. I also like the view out the back of the graveyard.


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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
USD 30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
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?