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Oct 17, 2008 06:14 AM

Zing Pizza, Porter Square, Cambridge - yum!

Stopped into this new pizza joint on in Porter Square Cambridge, home to the old Falzone's (whose sign still has not been taken down yet). They don't have an official menu yet, but are offering salads, several types of thin crust pizza - think Emma's style - blue sky sodas, and roti. I opted for the chicken roti, whose filling included squash, potatoes, green beans, and chickpeas. The roti was fresh made to order and the curried filling delicious. They'll be offering a varied menu soon. For those environmentally-conscious amongst us, looks like they're using recycled containers and composting waste. Lovely.

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  1. Do you know the address? I was not familiar with Falzone's. Thanks in advance.

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    1. re: mats77

      1923 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

    2. Thanks, Gini, this is really good news!

      1. Has anyone else been to Zing's yet? I'm hoping to try it this weekend but would love any other reccomendations on things to try.

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        1. re: italyinmind

          Literally, the review at the top of this page is my experience at Zing. Like I said, pizza is yuppy style, but I adored the roti most of all.

          1. re: italyinmind

            Putting aside Gini's excellent palate, why not just check it out? Isn't that what hounds do?

            From the now abbreviated Chowhound Manifesto:

            "Chowhounds blaze trails. They comb through neighborhoods for culinary treasure. "

            1. re: beetlebug

              Agree completely, bettlebug, but being the indecisive hound I often am, it never hurts to have suggestions!

          2. I also tried the "omnivorous" roti (sounds pretty much the same, different greens) and found it well-cooked and well-meaning, but bland. Don't feel the need for another. it was a fair amount of food ($7). Nibbled a sample of pizza--crackerier crust than I like but interesting topping, seems worth a shot. Cute little place, very young vibe.

            1. Ordered from Zing this past Friday—I had a buy-one-get-one-half-price coupon that, oddly, applied to deliveries only. (The opposite of Dial-a-Pizza!) We got feta salad, the Annie Oakley (not my favorite—oily eggplant slices on top of a normal pizza), and the Blue October (delicious—butternut squash+mozzarella+caramelized onions). Thing is... it took <strong>two hours</strong> to arrive. Clearly they have a kink or two to work out.

              On the other other hand, they gave us coupons for future free pizza and the leftovers fed several people for several days, saving time over the weekend....

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              1. re: djd

                Pizzeria Regina does that too with their eggplant slices. You have to cut them really thin - the eggplant is like a big sponge - and fry them hot or else they get laden with oil. So gross. For eggplant on pizza, Armando's has the right idea - eggplant dice, bread and fry - smaller pieces are crunchy, not heavy.