Area Four gets all the acclaim, but this Kendall Square mainstay has been quietly turning out terrific grilled pizzas for many years. The names of the 25 different custom pies (Hasty Pudding Pie, Chomsky’s Chicken) nod to Cambridge’s intellectual scene, but regulars usually opt for the mix-and-match pies that let you choose your cheese and sauce as well as toppings. Wooden pizza paddles decorated by customers and staff hang on the walls.
40 Hampshire St
|Cross street:||at Portland St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–10pm, Sat 4–10pm, Sun 3–9pm|
|Transport:||Red Line to Kendall Square|