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
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Area Four is a wonderful place to get a quick bite, have a date, or a party.
Even though the menu is not big, the food is amazing. I love their in-season pizzas and the salads.
The oven roasted chicken which is to die for! A must eat in the Boston or Cambridge area.

F
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food with a lovely open kitchen to see the kitchen cook the food in the wood oven

H
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good salads, tasty thin crust pizzas with some inventive toppings.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I’ve been here twice before, several years ago, and I remember having to fight to get a reservation for brunch. I made a reservation Friday evening for Saturday morning and I see now why there was no wait. I ordered something I had eaten before and it was underwhelming this time around, but the bigger issue was my boyfriend’s food. He ordered the Ranchero Hot Mess with no cheese and of course it came with cheese. He hates cheese and this happens to him all the time, so he has grown accustomed to it. No problem - we tell the food runner it was supposed to be without cheese and her question was “did you tell the waiter that?” Not “sorry” or “we will fix it.” Two minutes later they put down a new plate without cheese and the eggs are RAW. I don’t mean the yolk is runny, I mean the White is soup. We wait a few minutes for our waiter and he never came back (and hasn’t since we placed our order) and so we have to grab the waitress from the table next to us. We ask if they can please god the dish further, as the eggs are raw. It comes back a few minutes later, and I’m not sure what they have done, if anything, because the eggs are still completely raw. At this point we can’t ask again, so my boyfriend takes a spoon and sifts out all the eggs he can, so that he has something to eat. We finish our meal and wait about another 20 minutes before our waiter comes back for the very first time since we ordered. Service was awful, food was awful - never going back.

b
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great time, no line, not waiting prompt and fast service. The food was amazing and creative.

LE
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Kale and Brussel sprout salad--perfect meal on a summer day.

AL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service at a reasonable price which can be hard to find in Cambridge

i
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Awesome Neapolitan pizza. They do it right. The sides and salads are also top notch

B
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the menu and service.

NO
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Our server was quick, sweet and attentive! The salad and string beans were delicious, however, the margarita pizza fell short. The center of the pie was so soggy it tasted a bit raw. There was so much water left over from the mozzarella it never had a chance of getting crispy. Disappointed with the pizza.

DB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great dinner. we LOVE the supreme garlic knots with a salad and a pizza for a complete meal for two.

a
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Pizza a bit overdone. Service was not very attentive. Long wait for drinks and orders.

MG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great good, great service and there is always seating which makes it my go-to.

YD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent, seating outside was not very comfortable and service was ok

h
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Although only a Thursday, the noise level make talking impossible.
It hasn't always been so, and I was definitely disappointed

A
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always good food. Not fancy but reliably good. Sitting outside on a warm evening was great.

J
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid upper-scale pizza place. Great pies, large beer and cocktail menu and interesting appetizers. Good service. Always a great place to get an after work weekday dinner with friends

DO
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to eat outside and the food, service, and ambience were terrific. Totally recommend it and will go back myself.

e
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome as always. fresh summery salad with peas, asparagus, candied nuts and pecorino-yum!
pizza was outstanding--flavorful crust like no other and house made mozzarella--other worldly.
Server couldn't be more accommodating--even got us the ingredients for the lemon vinaigrette dressing on the salad--super nice!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent the afternoon exploring with my wife on our wedding anniversary weekend.

AT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was very good. We made a reservation for 5:30pm on a Friday and we had to wait about 20 min for our table because apparently it was not ready. However, when we got to our table we noticed the entire area was empty with many tables available. Those tables were probably reserved for other people, but I don’t get why it’s best to make us wait if we had reservations too. We were generally ok with this, but my biggest issue is that on top of this, we were rushed to leave at the end of our meal because they had many customers waiting in line. This was very rude.

S
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was ok but nothing to write home about. The prices seemed disproportionate to the quality and quantity of food. The pizza's are their best deal and the chicken is the worst (my meal).

SF
New England
32 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm summer Friday night, waited for a table outside (inside was noisy, and we are older). Kale/Brussel Sprout salad and pizza special were delicious.
Service was courteous and attentive.

MJ
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great staff

M
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food is so good and the service was kind but pushy where it’s not necessarily welcome to have a leisurely meal

DA
New England
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. Sits right next to parking garage so easy to get to. Awesome patio vibe in the summer.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pizza. Nice outdoor eating area.

C
New England
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hot mess is one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten!

AA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My top spot for pizza.
Strongly recommend the Hawaiian, breakfast pizza or fontina-mushroom.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Area Four’s bacon and clam pizza is the best pizza in the Boston area!

CB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

For a decent wood fired pizza I would recommend Area 4. I wouldn't recommend it for the menu variety...no salad offered at dinner. I wouldn't recommend the waiter we had...serviceable but not outgoing or welcoming. I wouldn't recommend the one person bathroom, with lines at the door. I would recommend Filippe the bartender. Outgoing ,personable and a skilled Mixologist. Overall, a rating of fair is fair.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food in a nice atmosphere

l
Cincinnati
155 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is really some of the best "new" pizza in Boston! Sat at the bar on the 4th of July and had a great time. Katie the bartender was terrific! Tried the special pizza because it sounded so good. It was one of the most perfect pizzas ever - the crust, sauce, cheese and toppings were all spectacular! It was so delicious that I ate the whole pie and even had a tasty slice of margherita from the friendly people sitting next to me! I would go back right now but I was just visiting Boston for a few days.

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

Margarita pizza was ok, I’ve had better. Veal meatball and pea soup was excellent. Service was standard. Table layout could use some work. Too close to other tables.

GH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place, helpful and friendly staff, they accommodate requests (I showed up 45 minutes early relative to my reservation and still got a table very soon. The food came quickly and was of high quality. I also had a fantastic espresso from the bar, where people were equally friendly. I would certainly come again.

EV
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Host/manager was wonderful, and took great care of us. Food was great... kale salad w hazelnuts, yum!

JA
New England
28 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. The pizza was amazing!

F
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

e
New England
24 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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