Cambridge One

Cambridge One, a funky pizza place you probably didn’t even realize existed, is tucked away on Church Street in Harvard Square. The building was once the home of the Cambridge fire department but is now the place to come for delicious and unique flame grilled pizzas.

This isn’t your typical cheese and pepperoni – we’re talking fresh mozzarella, gorgonzola, steak and lobster covered masterpieces. There are 13 pizza varieties, so don’t get overwhelmed during your first visit. Trust me, you’ll want to come back for more time and time again. I never thought I would want ‘salad’ on my pizza, but Cambridge One has made a believer out of me with their grilled steak, gorgonzola and arugula pizza. And the potato, fontina, parmigiano, romano, rosemary, garlic pizza packs a terrific blend of mashed potato and pizza goodness. If this isn’t the perfect comfort food, I don’t know what else qualifies. For those who aren’t ready to break too far way from the familiar, there is an Italian sausage, ricotta, tomato, and fontina steps. Health conscious diners can indulge on a variety of simple but mouthwatering salads such as the bibb lettuce, grape tomato, cilantro, gorgonzola, and Dijon vinaigrette delight.

The open kitchen contributes to the informal and casual atmosphere, while the brick exposed walls and decidedly simple décor provide an urban loft feel. And don’t feel shy if you’re asked to share a large booth with strangers. It may turn out to be a good networking opportunity if you put your HBS skills to work.

It’s a quick walk across the river to Harvard Square, so use this chance to take in some fresh Cambridge air. If you must drive, scarce on street parking is available as well as an expectedly overpriced pay lot nearby. Taking the bus or T to Harvard Station, biking, or hoofing it is the best way to go.

Ultimately, this cozy pizza joint provides reasonable prices, creative food, and a relaxed vibe. Don’t miss out!

Half Pizzas $7 – $13 each
Whole Pizzas $13 – $24 each
Salads $6 -$9.50 each
Beer, Wine, and Mixed Drinks are also served (price varies)