You don’t need to go to the North End for memorable and affordable pizza. There are plenty of options throughout the neighborhoods of Cambridge offering up fresh pies with tons of toppings and a variety of specialties. Whether you want delivery, pick up, or a place to enjoy a meal with a cocktail, the Cambridge options below won’t disappoint.
74 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA
Sicilian versus regular pizza? That is the question at “Noch’s,” located in Harvard Square. Both are memorable for students who can’t get enough of the low prices and tasty pizza. It is the perfect place for a slice on the go or a hot sub; the steak and cheese with mushrooms, onions, and peppers comes right off the grill and into their hearty sub roll with melted provolone cheese. They are open until 2:30 a.m. on weekends for your late night pizza cravings.
2. Oggi Gourmet
1350 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA
Oggi, which means “today” in Italian, pays tribute to the fresh, creative daily specials found at this award-winning restaurant in the Holyoke Center Arcade in Harvard Square. Though the burgers aren’t too shabby, the star of the show is the homemade pizza. The flaky crust is sprinkled with sesame seeds and the pizzas are served with their signature red tomato sauce. Top that with melted cheeses such as feta, goat, or mozzarella, and enjoy grilled, roasted, or marinated veggies and smoked meats on your gourmet pizza.
3. Cambridge 1
27 Church St., Cambridge, MA
This high-quality restaurant is definitely one of Harvard Square’s best spots for beer and thin crust, charcoal-grilled pizzas. There are many specialty pizzas available, in half or full sizes. Memorable options include the #9, which features Bolognese meat sauce, tomato, fontina, and romano, and the #5, which has potatoes, fontina, parmigiano, romano, rosemary, and garlic. Cambridge 1 is conveniently located near the movies, shops, and dessert spots in the area.
4. Emma's Pizza
40 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA
Right in Kendall Square, Emma’s is a cozy pizza restaurant featuring a variety of crisp, thin crust options. Guests rave about their Famous Fling salad featuring spinach, apples, onions, gorgonzola cheese and toasted almonds, with their tasty secret dressing. Amongst the many pizzas, the #3 on the menu stands out with its roasted sweet potatoes, baby spinach, and caramelized onions, along with goat cheese, garlic rosemary sauce, and mozzarella. If you can’t choose one from the many specialty options, you can do a half and half pizza as well.
5. ZING! Pizza
1925 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
ZING! Pizza in Porter Square is a tiny spot with 7 kinds of thin crust pizza available daily. They change their menu based on what is in season and use fresh toppings such as local vegetables and an organic tomato sauce. Keep it simple with their cheese or pepperoni pizzas or try something new like their Blue October pizza. It leaves an impression, featuring roasted butternut squash sauce, topped with fresh baby spinach, mozzarella cheese, caramelized onions, and blue cheese crumbles.
47 Palmer St, Cambridge, MA
Sip a glass of cab or a seasonal beer at Veggie Planet pizza, where they have been serving excellent vegetarian and vegan cuisine for 10 years. With a creative menu that can be served on pizza crust, coconut rice, or brown rice, the possibilities are endless at this small Harvard Square favorite. Vegetarians can’t help but love the Oddlot, featuring fresh marinated tomatoes, spinach, and homemade tofu-basil mash topped with kalamata olives and fried garlic.
7. Newtowne Grille Food & Spirits
1945 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Trivia, check. Pitchers of beer, check. Great pizza and cheap pub grub, check plus! Newtowne Grille is the favored dive bar in Porter Square. Customers keep coming back for pizza and beer specials, along with music from the juke box. It’s a pretty simple casual place for watching a game and relaxing with the locals.
228 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Beauty's offers fresh salads, subs, and pizzas daily, right in Kendall Square. They have a long list of unique offerings available in three sizes, including a Cajun pizza, Hawaiian pizza, and even cheeseburger pizza. Their user friendly website allows you to view their extensive and creative menu and order everything online.