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138 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-8610
+1 781-316-2334
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Bedford, MA
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant for Sunday lunch which was really just great from the root beer to the Kimballs farm corn pizza!

Thank ljkdtm
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had a party of 8 and were seated promptly for 2:00 lunch on a Saturday. Service was quick and orders were delivered as ordered. Salads were ordered and all were excellent. Some of the salad presentations will surprise you. The standard pizzas ordered (cheese and pepperoni) were a little less than ok. The special pizzas ordered (multiple toppings) were... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Salads and pizza. The menu descriptions of the salads, in particular, sound a lot more interesting than the actually are. None of their food will knock your socks off, but it's certainly passable and in good weather you can sit outside. Decent coffee.

Thank Emily S
New England, United States
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A few out-of-town business colleagues wanted to have a quick finger-food lunch as we continued our business discussion over lunch and someone at the venue suggested Za as it was within walking distance, and it was not worth going any further as we were on a limited time for lunch. So, they ordered pizza with several different toppings, and boy... More 

Thank Gabriel C
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

If your looking for an ordinary pizza shop, Za is not it. but Za has great unique pizza's. The atmosphere is nice and the staff is very courteous

Thank Robert M
Arlington, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Salad and a shared pizza make a perfect lunch or dinner at Za. Excellent pizzas with amazing selection of toppings (e.g. figs). Their beet and goat cheese salad is amazing.

Thank JeffP230
Boston, Massachusetts
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251 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Sampled a few different pizzas here this weekend (take out) as well as the beet salad. The presentation of the beet salad is cool and the taste is very good. The macadamia nuts were a nice touch. The pizzas I tried were the Beef Bomb and Ham & Pineapple, both were very good.

Thank Jill W
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

had lunch there w/ two friends. we all had some sort of pizza and shared a couple of salads. very tasty.

Thank marybeth02140
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242 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

We went for lunch with friends after shopping in Cambridge. Our first time there - their first in many years. She thought they had veggie/Mideast stuff, but alas only pizza and salads. My husband & I had salads - the cucumber & mixed veggies and the avocado with beans. Both were on the small side & were better as a... More 

Thank FancyNancyBoston
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229 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Za = just pizza, salad, and dessert. So there's lots of kiddos and parents drinking on a busy Friday night. The pizza has interesting toppings, but the crust is kind of bland. It's noisy and the tables are squished together. The wait staff is very friendly and pleasant. It's a good local place. However, for an outstanding version (with homemade... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-8610
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-316-2334

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?