Area Four Cambridge

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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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was excellent, they gave a free cinammon bun for my bday which was DELISH, and also gave my pup water, a really great brunch spot.

LE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best squash bisque ever. I hope they keep it on the menu for the entire fall and beyond.

J
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, service and food. Great value for money

s
New England
79 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

They serve good pizza, if dough is not burnt every time.

LE
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best squash soup ever. Great service. Perfect lunch

WL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the servers noted that we were celebrating my daughter's birthday, and brought out a sticky bun with a candle, very festive!

K
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pizza in Cambridge by far. Great service. Great atmosphere.

MT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the pizza here. They always have the standard set, but also always rotate in seasonal/daily specials. Also really like the way they change up the salads to keep that interesting. But the BEER is the reason to go. What a great selection on tap for a small place. Always enjoy it here.

l
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible, booked a table on Oct 4th. 8:15pm. No table available after 10min then they said only the bar behind a group of 15 making so much noice I didn’t hear anything so I left.
Crappy service, unacceptable

z
New England
19 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
3 reviews
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
New England
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
Philadelphia
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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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!

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