Area Four Cambridge

4.7
373 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • Local Ingredients
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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 758-4444
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 373 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
service
4.4
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Garlic knot appetizers to die for!! Delicious taco pizza special too.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Delicious pizza! In most pizza places if you order mushrooms as a topping, they just get dried out in the oven. Here they are layered with mushroom duxelle, adding a depth of flavor. Altogether, very very good. We sat at the bar and appreciated the bartender's attentiveness.

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Good pizza severed quickly. Friendly staff. Good beer. We'll go again.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The food was good, especially the zuchini pizza special. We polished it off and ordered another. We had a reservation and we were seated on time. We sat outdoors and the tables were a little tight for four people and food. The service was a little weird. When we were seated the hostess had to clear off dirty dishes that the customers at the next table piled on the empty table. The hostess brought water right away and told us about the specials. A good 15 minutes passed before the server showed up. He asked if we were ready to order our meal. We ordered and he turned to walk away and we had to ask about drinks. The food came hot and fast, but the drinks took another several minutes to follow. We had barely started to eat when the server came and asked how the food tasted, but did not ask if there was anything else. Then he disappeared for 20 minutes. Asked if we wanted dessert and left the bill. A different server walking by collected the check. We got everything we ordered, but it was all very choppy.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The Hawaiian pizza is to die for!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Area Four is always fantastic. They make their own dough and cheese, and the attention to detail shows. I always get the garlic knots supreme (so, so good) and the A4 sausages and peppers pizza. Both amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

We were a party of 5, with 2 kids and 3 adults. It was a great location with easy parking, green space right next door, and excellent food and service!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We sat outside as we had our dog with us. The food was delicious however they definitely need more assistance with servers. We had to wait an exceptionally long time to order as well as to have drinks refilled. The servers were very kind and good at their job just did not have enough support.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My daughter chose this place for her MIT graduation. She could have chosen a more upscale (expensive) place, but Area 4 is a place she has enjoyed over her grad school years and I think it was important to her to share the experience with visiting family and friends. We had a great time. The food, service, and drinks were all excellent. Even though the number guests in our party was adjusted at the last minute, the restaurant and waitress were very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Absolutely wonderful as always! One of our favorite places. Remarkable fresh and creative pizza choices. Our daughter is a vegetarian, and there is always something fresh and flavorful for her. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and we always have a terrific experience. An interesting selection of great local craft beers as well.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

MIT nearby, walkable to everywhere, this is a foodie and everyday good place to eat! Family of four ate pizza, mac and cheese, garlic knots and cookie dessert and loved every bite! We tried to walk off the calories after but all agreed every bite was worth every calorie consumed! This is a local and visitor favorite from what we could tell by our table mates. It pleased all of us - and it got us into a different part of Cambridge for site seeing. We loved it, and found it was walkable back to hotel even though we uber-ed it to the restaurant from our hotel to start.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Excellent food! Pizza was outstanding as well as garlic knots and local charred greens. 😋

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Excellent wood fired pizza, "small"/individual size very generous and reasonably priced. Ingredients all fresh and flavorful. Slight serving accident when server spilled a bottled root beer all over my friend and his white, linen shirt; although the manager brought over the replacement root beer, it was still on the bill. Surprised to not have that comped, at least. Otherwise a lovely experience!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Always great to eat at Area Four. My guests are always impressed with the quality and creativity of the dishes. Love it!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Our waitress, Julia was fantastic. Took great care of us all night!

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

I brought my college aged daughter for dinner. The waiter was pleasant overall but didn’t seem to be interested in serving us as much as other tables where he was excited and charming. When he learned I had a dairy allergy, he told me what I could order but didn’t seem interested in trying to help. It felt like he just didn’t think too much of us, maybe because he thought we weren’t going to spend a lot of money with it just being the two of us. My daughter enjoyed her order, so that was a plus.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Their pizza is fabulous! Two larges and a bottle of wine was plenty for the five us :) Delectable crust - don't change your recipe guys ;)

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

My first time having brunch and it was delicious! Tasty cocktails, spicy skillet eggs, YUM.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The pizza was delicious and it wasn’t too loud. However, the service was pretty spotty and put a damper on the experience.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The food and service has always been good . However today I left the restaurant hungry because the pizza was very charred and although the waitress offered to make us another one we decided to eat around the burned crust but then realized the bottom was also too charred to eat and by then we realized that it was too late to ask for new pizza . The manager didn’t charge us for the pizza but we left hungry . I would go back again ( not soon ) because this was the first time we had bad pizza and hopefully next time this would not happen and if it does we will definitely send it back and ask for a better one . The special salad which was cauliflower with celery and cucumber was very good . We usually order the Brussels sprout salad which is much bigger portion and more filling

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great pizza and awesome beer list

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great place! We go back every week, for a drink, dinner, a morning coffee, or afternoon cocktail. Love their cocktails.
They have an impressive list of beers that is worth checking.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Delicious pizza & salads. Knowledgeable & super friendly service .
Well rounded beer list!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Love this place!! It’s my go to pizza after the Marathon! The food is wonderful and the service fantastic. Friendly, mindful, and delicious!! Thank you A4!!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Endroit très agréable pour un souper entre amis. La pizza était excellente, les entrées étaient originales, très bonnes en plus d'être généreuses. Je recommande ce restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Area Four never disappoints. I dream about their sausage and pickled pepper pizza, hand-crafted cocktails, and giant cinnamon rolls! It's always bustling but feels very homey and welcoming. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Superb brunch, I went for the ‘Hot Mess’. My only advice with this dish would be if you don’t like slice ask for the pepper relish on the side.

Staff were super friendly and I think prices were really reasonable for the quality of the food.

I’d advise booking a table as it was pretty much full as soon as they opened.

Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Love the wood-oven pizzas & the amazing chicken dish. Great cocktails & service.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Tasty pizza and appetizers. Brussels sprouts salad is a must.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Lovely doughy and lightly singed pizza crust. Great local beer selection on tap. Very helpful and nice servers.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Really nice for brunch. Pizzas seemed really tasted, we tried the "messy" brunch plates though. Place is really nice, we loved the decorations.

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Birthday dinner

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Love this place! Amazing pizza. Great vegetarian options. Great location a couple of blocks from MIT.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Always liked the restaurant. The food is a bit salty for my taste but other than that, great place to go.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great pizza and salad. Wine a bit expensive and music a bit loud. Great servers!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Went here for a family get-together. The sourdough pizza is not what I am accustomed to (Italian, Greek, etc.), but it was outstanding. Like most restaurants, it was a bit noisy for a group of six to all hear each other, but that is unfortunately becoming the norm. The pizza was a bit pricey, but it was also rather unique.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Pizza is outstanding and desserts are excellent. Wine selection is good and reasonably priced.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Good pizza. Good service. Decent drink selection. Wish they had more white pizza

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Really really great pizza, super helpful servive, and a very cool vibe. Highly recommended!!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The pizza crust is in the discussion for best in Boston

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