Area Four Cambridge

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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
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Pizzas!! Great service, great ambiance! The outdoor seating is wonderful!

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New England
22 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We return to Area Four whenever we want to eat amazing pizza. All of their food that we ate there was delicious. It is a real gem. We aren't that fond of their cocktails. That's an area we think they can improve in.
All in all a very recommended place to which we will return again and again.

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B
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice clean contemporary setting with good service. Pizza was good - crust was crisp and chewy. Toppings could have used a bit more cheese and less of the chili oil that topped our pizza.

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CL
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Pizza is great. The service could use improvement. We waited a very long time to order drinks, and our server was not very attentive.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great with kids

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RB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Pizza has fresh crusty chewy texture. Toppings were not your standard pepperoni. Fresh unusual salads with healthy but tasty ingredients. You can feel healthy while indulging.

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is awesome, super fresh, crazy flavorful, perfectly prepared. Wine is great! Seating indoors or out is lovely and easy.

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G
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything came out at the same time (apps, beers, and pizza), which fought us off guard. Other than that it was all great. The pizza is top notch and the garlic knots are really great. I had patio seating so it was pretty noisy by the road so I can’t speak to the noise level inside. Service was good.

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HE
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Area Four! As usual the food was good, the people were nice, and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming!

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MG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately, we found the salad to be drenched in dressing. However the pizza crust wasn't overly baked and the cookie for dessert was delicious. The service was slow and while we tried to get the attention of our server a couple times, it just didn't seem like they saw us. Maybe they need more people to wait tables, I'm not sure, but it made the overall experience just okay.

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FF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation for two but they accommodated three of us. It was a slow Sunday evening but the staff was attentive.

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M
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pizza was good! The garlic knots were not. Good service. They were taken off the bill.

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RV
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza was DELICIOUS!!!! Its nice and crunchy and the toppings are perfectly balanced. Lamb salad was very delicious as well . Will most definitely return! Also quick service, everything arrived in a reasonable amount of time.

The only thing that might turn some off is that the menu for lunch does not have a lot of options so if you like a lot of options you may not be happy, but their options available are delicious!

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SH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The pizza was blah.

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PN
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The Pizza is the best I know in Boston and even for Italian standards at an ‘ok’ level.

However the service leaves to desire. I am European and therefore aware that I am used to a different restaurant culture.

Still, I don’t like it when ppl constantly hurry their customers and interrupt conversations. -At some point even to ask me if I wanted my food to be boxed while I was still eating (?!). The fact that my two friends were done eating doesn’t make this less rude.

Unfriendly male seating host. Always.

The worst though was what happened with a large group I joined later: Area4 doesn’t split bills the way customers want. They let us do the job which was extremely annoying given the large nr of people and made us lose about an hour of our time. We stayed long until after the place was officially closed and instead of finally doing it themselves the staff would keep brooming around and ignoring us. We
really wanted the tip to reflect our disappointment but area4 automatically includes a 20% tip for larger groups.

If you’re used to American service you might find these things less troubling. So enjoy.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

My best friend and I each got the Hot Mess and neither of us could remember the last time we'd eaten something so amazingly delicious!!

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CE
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here a few times and really enjoyed every visit. This one was extra special as we got to try the the brunch menu and the offerings there are great. Very creative dishes with healthy flourishes. All at a good price point in a beautiful modern and hip spot.

Our server took great care of us and the staff in general were attentive. There was some delay getting our table ready due to a lingering party on a rainy day. It was a kind gesture to provide us with a giant pecan roll soon after we were seated.

Best of all, the guest of honor this Mother’s Day, my wife, was very happy with her visit and the rose the staff presented to her. Very sweet.

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ZM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific, per usual.

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E
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I was able to book a table of 3 at 6:30 on Sunday night on the day. We ordered the mushroom pizza and the carnivore pizza, both of which were good but became cold pretty fast. It'd be better if they could keep the pizza hot a little longer. The server didn't check on us often which I liked at the beginning of the meal but had to wait for 30 min for a check. Other than that, overall good.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, cool spot

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R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! The pizza is delicious. Highly recommend!

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New England
41 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pricey pizza dinner but very good. Service was spot on.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, reasonable prices, great vibe

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C
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Brunch was wonderful, something for everyone on the menu!

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MO
New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Great brunch and pizza but the service is super slow so don’t go if you’re in a hurry. The drinks come from the attached cafe I think which means the waiter has to wait and go over and pick them up or check frequently to see when ready. We were seated for 38 minutes before we got drinks (thank goodness we ordered food and drink at same time). Waiter did not know which drink was which and accidentally gave me sisters drink and I drank half of it before my actual drink came out like 10minutes later. At that point didn’t want to risk waiting another 38 minutes for repeat drink so didn’t bother to order another one. He also never offered refills on paid drinks like coffee but did refill water. I would say the bad service was just us but I noticed other parties wondering about the wait for service as wel. The breakfast skillet and pizza were delicious, and hot right out of the kitchen. It’s a nice ambiance and easily accomadated large party with a baby which was great.

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MT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
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 on April 17, 2019
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
3 reviews
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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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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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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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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