Area Four Cambridge

4.8
448 reviews
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$30 and under
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Area Four Cambridge and our A4 outposts are united by creativity, fearlessness and an unrelenting commitment to quality. Our team is made up of passionate and forward-thinking specialists on the cutting edge of their craft. We aren’t fancy or fussy. We believe in real, straightforward food and drink.
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New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Area 4 is a great place to meet friends for a beer and some outstanding pizza and salad. Special pizza's routinely show up that are very creative and seasonal. Draft beer is different every day.

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RM
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Superb, thin crust, wood-fired pizza. Ordered the marinara pizza with just a touch of pecorino cheese, and shared the cauliflower appetizer. The pizza was excellent. With the cauliflower, it derived all of its flavor from the sauce on top. It would have been far better had the flavor been infused throughout (e.g. marination prior to baking).

Very busy spot in the heart of Kendall Square. Also they validate parking which is rare in the area!

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LR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was first rate. A bit noisy for me but a great vibe nonetheless. My son recommended and loves the place happy I could treat he & some college friends to brunch. They loved it. Great place for brunch.

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KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely fantastic pizza. Tried the soppressata and the mushroom and fontina, both divine. We also had the shaved brussels and kale salad with the small order of the garlic knots per the recommendation by our very kind server. Everything was delicious! Will definitely return.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza pizza pizza - not sure what else there is to add but this place is off the charts yummy!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing “supreme” garlic bread!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such kind staff! Brought us a sweet treat at the end of our meal for our anniversary.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for helping us surprise my boyfriend for his birthday! :)

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RL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Loved my breakfast at Area Four. Great shakshuka, service was prompt but not annoying.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love getting brunch here. Their breakfast pizza is fantastic!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Do it. Great location, nice staff, great food, pizza is on point

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MP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had one of the BEST pizzas I have ever had here (your butternut squash pizza is incredible), and the mac and cheese and drinks were PHENOMENAL. Our waiter saw that it was my birthday on my ID and brought out a free skillet cookie for my birthday! it was DELICIOUS. The salt on top, couldnt get enough! this place is wonderful and i will most certainly be back.

My only comment is i wish the barbie drink was sold at this location!

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SL
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Area four is one of my favorite restaurants and I keep returning. The food is great and the staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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CT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great and interesting food choices that branched out from a usual pizza place.

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O
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ham and Pineapple and Mushroom and Fontina pizzas were both standouts. Very excellent. Service was very friendly and fast from both the host and waitstaff - hostess was very welcoming. I would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys a good pizza with friends.

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HF
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed all our dishes: Margueritta pizza, mushroom pizza, lamb/pork meatballs and garlic knots. Went late afternoon so noise not a problem.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have the best breakfast sandwiches in the Boston area!

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R
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Gracious service, interesting, well-prepared food. We made reservations for a "quiet" table on a busy Sunday morning and it was ready for us. Waiters (three at different times) were all polite, thoughtful and efficient. Three of us ordered a "Hot Mess" and each of us loved what we got. But can there be too much bacon? Unbelievably, yes, when added to a plain pizza! Our only "won't do again" from an otherwise great Sunday lunch.

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A
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

3 people had dinner, 2 thought the pizza was very good, 1 thought it was good. All 3 thought the Mac and cheese was watery and just okay. We all loved ordering 8oz beers, allowing for more experimentation. The appetizers weren’t very creative and didn’t appeal to any of us.

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SJ
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I went for Brunch. We made reservations. We were seated right away. The food was delicious. and the staff was phenomenal!

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EP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is always great, and the service is just as good. We frequently eat here with our kids without any problems. You have to get the chocolate chip macadamia nut cookie with a scoop of ice cream for dessert ...it’s banging.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great pizza!

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k
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The Special Pie (the Reuben) was not good at all because the toppings and cheese were too much for their thin crust and was extremely soggy to eat.

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LS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Quality pizza on the whole (you must be ok with black charring on your pizza in order to enjoy it at Area Four. Sticky buns and choco croissants very good. Nice assortment of beers on tap. Popular place - I would encourage reservations. Host was friendly and waitress was provided great service.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tine

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A
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing special.
We took a simple margarita pizza and a shaved brussels sprout/kale salad.
The pizza is thin crust, and it was good but not exceptional.
The salad, when mixed with the dressing, was nice. However, it was not mixed well before serving, so part of it did not get the dressing and was somewhat dry.

All, in all, it is a decent spot. Not amazing.

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D
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was below average.

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B
New England
40 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service excellent. Tables are a bit too close together. My friend had to keep getting up so the person on the inside table could get out and back in again. It was like being on a plane!

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z
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem! Area Four is a great restaurant for a quick bite, a drink, or a hang out with friends and family.

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OT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Pizza was soggy and not hot enough despite good ingredients.
Chopped Kale and Brussel sprout salad was fabulous but Waiter forgot to bring it until reminded.
Lighting so low you cannot read menu.
Maybe students have low standards but not good enough for adults dining

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PG
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food; a bit pricey but a great experience

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Birthday dinner with women. The food was delicious, easy comfortable atmosphere.

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KQ
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I'm a frequent flyer to Area 4 both in Cambridge and in South End. I love them both, it's really my favorite goto spot around town, never had a bad meal or have had bad service there.

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MR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious pizza...Three of us split a margherita pizza and an amazing salad and it was plenty! Their cocktails were great, made a mean old fashioned 👌🏽 Will one hundred percent go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

white anchovy pizza really good, salad fresh and tasty margarita pizza not great
Service was poor- we were the “waiters” as our waiter was not tuned in

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T
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to have their brunch. We were amazed by their french toast. So tasty! We sure will bring friends to have brunch in Area 4.

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PL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Area 4 for meeting our god daughters. Perfect inter -generational location.

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k
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for New Year’s Day brunch and it was delicious

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation for New year's Eve, but nobody let us know they'd be closed. Showed up on time to a darkened restaurant. Would have been ok except that nobody from the restaurant ever attempted to apologize or offer an explanation for the oversight.

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L
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great pizza! Staff was super sweet to the kids in our group and had high chairs and crayons ready to go

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