27 Church St, Cambridge, MA | Directions 0213842.374475 -71.120036
Neighborhoods: West Cambridge
It's okay – I was expecting to love this place. It is close to my house, has a very laid-back atmosphere, is across the street from the movie theater, etc. But unfortunately I didn't like the food. I didn't leave hungry or anything, and my salad was good, but the pizza was burnt, cold and not tasty. Interestingly they managed to burn the crust while not melting the cheese. I ordered the chicken sausage pizza and the "sausage" aspect of it was flecks of ground chicken in marinara sauce. I'll be going back because all our friends love it, but I am not a fan.
Fabulous thin crust pizzas – This place has great thin crust pizzas in all sorts of interesting combinations. The pizzas also aren't filled with cheese unless you get the 5 cheese pizza. A great pizza is the chicken which is full of chicken and vegetables.
Go there early as the line gets long.
Food provisions audacious. – I thought maybe I paid in pesos because what they served made me feel like a starving refugee. I was not expecting pita bread sprinkled with an occaisonal topping to qualify as pizza. I do not understand how they get off calling a giant pile of greens, which I can get at haymaket for a quarter, with some cheese shavings and a touch of dressing (combined 50 cents) an $8 salad.
An establishment of this character offends my sense of justice. If you need persepctive compare the $17 full pizza which weighs at best the same as a 12 piece set of bic medium point pens with the NorthEnd Pizzeria Regina's pizzas that are the equivalent of two reams of card stock paper.
I will not comment on variance of flavor. If there was food on the pizza(pita) it would taste like that food. . . but it does not.
Awesome – This place is damn good. The food (pizza & salads) are excellent, bartenders are cool, and it isn't crowded after 10pm most nights, so relaxing and having a beer or three is definitely an option. Appears to be more upscale than it is, and it draws a mix of 22yr olds to 35yr olds.
Best Pizza/Bar in Town – We enjoy their pizza at least once a week! Not only is the pizza highly addictive, the atmosphere is worth a sit down instead of a take out.
Often Overlooked... – ...since it is across from The Border Cafe. One of the best pizza joints outside of town. With an excellent wine list, it is the place to be when going to a movie across the way. The pizza is original, with while you wait spicy, breadsticks-you must share with the entire bar.
If sitting in the restaurant, you may have to sit with another party. I recommend sitting at the bar for a quick bite with a glass of wine before a good flick!
PS-On Friday nights, you may get lucky and meet Maya.
Different.. – Well, the pizza was very tasty. But its hard to call it pizza.. I grill pizzas all summer myself, and found the crust to be lacking at C1. It was closer to a grilled pita than crust - I feel it needs a little more body to it in order to be called pizza. Call it something else - grilled flatbread - and you have a hit. But I can't buy into it as pizza.
The topping selection was great - I really enjoyed each pie we tried, as far as flavor went. Service was very prompt, and the beer selection was suprisingly admirable. Good snacking, but you might leave hungry.
The restaurant is very nice, a minimalist change from the surrounding spots.
pizza good, service bad – My husband and I went in there I think on a Sunday night. It was pretty slow. The pizza was tasty and a very good beer selection but the bartender was very rude. Surprising since it was slow. I don't think I would want to go back which is ashame since I really enjoyed my food but the service was lousy.
very good, not great! – My boyfriend and I go to Cambridge 1 all teh time as we live around the corner. I am in love with the grilled chicken salad with delicious balsamic cressing (I always add their fressh shaved parmasean also). But the pizza sometimes leaves something to be desired. They need to be hotter and made with more spices, however, the potato pizza is perfection. What a unique an tasty invention!
Have we ever heard of flavor? – While some may enjoy sitting in a cold, minimalist atmosphere, I do not, at least not when I am eating pizza. And this pizza just isn't worth the $15. There are no evenly distributed spices and the flavor is , as the atmosphere, minimal . The secret to pizza is getting the spice content just right, unfortunately this chef lacks that. Good beer and wine selection and we had a pleasant waiter but the bartender was far from pleasant when we walked in, she was actually quite pretentious and rude to us when we asked her abotu the place. Not a good way to start out. I don't think I'll go back.
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