Best of Boston

2004 Best Harvard Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

Cambridge, 1

The menu of pizza, salads, and one dessert may sound like no great shakes, but at Cambridge, 1, a devotion to simplicity makes the food soar. Said pizzas are extra-thin-and-crispy ovals topped with flavor-packed ingredients that range from basic tomato and garlic to sliced and truffled mashed potatoes with Fontina and Parmesan, a combination known to make diners close their eyes and savor the moment.

27 Church St., Cambridge, 617-576-1111,