Area Four


Chef Michael Leviton of Area Four - Boston, MA

500 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 758-4444
Hours: Mon-Wed 11:30am-10pm; Thur-Fri 11:30am-11pm; Sat 4pm-11pm

With its metal tables and chairs, wood-burning oven, and plop-in-the-middle-of-MIT-location, Area Four seems the perfect college hangout, but Chef Michael Leviton swears it's not an under-20s spot. In fact, the Newton-based chef chose the space for its Cambridge vicinity, not because of the studious clientele, but for the space itself. And while the bright floor-to-ceiling windows and industrial décor are appealing, it's Leviton's food that really draws us in. That wood oven pumps out addictive pizzas (such as the oh-so-cheesy baked clam and bacon variety), roast chicken, and crusty breads, while Leviton’s carefully crafted riffs on Italian classics (romesco with creamy house-made mozzarella) leaves you wanting more. In any dish, his simple approach on big, bold flavors provides a wonderful, clean marriage of what food should be.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Crystal Valley Farms Roasted Chicken, Arugula, Butternut Squash, Sourdough Croutons, Apple Cider Vinaigrette, and Roasted Apple and Pumpkin Seed Salad
  • Wellfleet Cherrystone Clam and Bacon Pie

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