Armando's Pizza - 163 Huron Ave - Cambridge MA

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA

Armando's Pizza - 163 Huron Ave - Cambridge MA  When I give directions to my Cambridge real estate office it's all about food - we're around the corner from Hi Rise, across the street from Sarah's, and next door to Armando's Pizza.  If you're at all familiar with Cambridge you'll know right where we are.

Armando's Pizza in Cambridge MA

Armando's Pizza has been a Cambridge institution for decades.  It's not a big storefront so it might be possible to overlook the restaurant - if you weren't brought up in Cambridge, if you don't work in the neighborhood, if you haven't been introduced by your foodie friends, or if you haven't come across all the online rave reviews.

Armando's does a booming business and once you taste the pizza you'll understand why.  You can get regular - "New York style" pizza some call it (thin crust) or Sicilian (deep dish) by the slice or the pie.  There are also a variety of grinders or subs, dishes including chicken or veal parm, salads, and soup.  The Armando's Special - sort of an omelette on a sub roll - is one of my favorites.

Armando's Pizza Menu and Counter

Armando and Dorothy Paolo bought the pizza place in 1971.  The business is very much a family affair - nowadays it's more than likely that grandson Michael will be behind the counter greeting customers by name.  Kids often get a free pack of cookies, the walls are covered with team photos from the Little League teams they've sponsored for decades, and for years Armando was our office Santa Claus.

Wall covered with Little League team photos

Business is brisk - families, local office workers, cops, kids from the school around the corner, construction crews whose pickups line the block at lunch time - we're all in line for a slice and a soda.  Multiple pizzas are boxed, stacked and delivered around town at lunch and dinner time.  Fast, friendly, inexpensive, and best of all - mighty tasty.  Once you're introduced to Armando's chances are you'll become a regular too.

Armando's Pizza is at 163 Huron Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138.  The phone number is 617-354-8275.

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Elizabeth Bolton is a real estate agent at the Coldwell Banker office next door and writes about real estate in and around Cambridge on her real estate blog where you can also search for homes for sale in Cambridge and in Massachusetts.

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Ryan Shaughnessy
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Elizabeth - I find it funny - but we give directions in the same manner.  The landmarks are all eating establishments or watering holes.  Great little pizzeria.  I love the non-chain pizza places.  My favorite for many years (now gone) was Rossino's in St. Louis.  It vacated when its building was redeveloped as condos.  it was a hole in the wall located in the basement of the building.  Good pizza - great service, atmosphere and history.

Aug 06, 2009 02:33 PM #1
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Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Ryan ~ Love the litttle hole in the wall places! I'm not the world's most adventurous in terms of new places to eat so it's always great to find out about another one from somebody - get there before they're gone!

Liz

Aug 08, 2009 12:36 AM #2
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Michael Bergin
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This may be a candidate for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Wait until you see an episode of the show and you may think the same thing.

Aug 13, 2009 08:29 AM #3
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