In search of a new favorite Italian spot?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Cambridge, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.
1. Alfredo's Italian Kitchen
Topping the list is Alfredo's Italian Kitchen. Located at 691 Cambridge St. in Wellington-Harrington, the Italian spot is the highest-rated budget-friendly Italian restaurant in Cambridge, boasting four stars out of 44 reviews on Yelp.
We looked there for more about Alfredo's Italian Kitchen.
"We opened our Cambridge location in July of 2014," the business explains in the history section of its Yelp profile.
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Concerning signature items, "Discover real North-End Italian flavor," it states on Yelp in the section about specialties. "Each dish is prepared from fresh wholesome ingredients. Choose traditional or contemporary selections from our extensive take-out or catering menus."
2. Armando's Pizza & Subs
Next up is West Cambridge's Armando's Pizza & Subs, situated at 163 Huron Ave. With four stars out of 236 reviews on Yelp, the Italian spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option.
Yelper Alma C., who reviewed Armando's Pizza & Subs on Sept. 15, wrote, "Solid. Had the ziti pasta with meatballs. It was hot, cooked well, plentiful portions and had good flavor. The crust on the pizza was cooked perfectly."
Bella B. noted, "Old school scrumptious pizza with great hospitality. Nice big slices in a no-frills place, run by the family."
Finally, West Cambridge's Pronto, located at 1 Bennett St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable breakfast, brunch and Italian spot four stars out of 30 reviews.
If you're hungry for more, we found these details about Pronto.
"In a rush?" it notes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties. "Grab coffee, breakfast and lunch to-go in the heart of Charles Square."