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Cambridge, 1. Restaurant Review: It's essentially a pizza parlor, yet somehow Cambridge, 1. seems like much more, straddling the lines between bustling café, neighborhood bar and urban nightspot with remarkable ease. Chalk part of its allure up to a room where exposed brick walls, concrete floors, recessed booths and woody minimalism mingle to dramatic effect. By day, the customers keep their eyes on the ballgame; by night, crowds dressed to kill---or at least to dance---keep each other in their sights. The flexible vibe comes courtesy of the savvy owners of Audobon Circle, Middlesex Lounge and Miracle of Science, among others. The rest of the credit goes to pies with pizzazz. The crust is thin and yeasty, in the designer vein, yet also chewy, like that found at some corner joint in New Haven. The range of toppings and combinations, from potato-Fontina-garlic-rosemary to Bolognese ragù, is limited in scope but not in appeal. Salads reveal a breezy Mediterranean sensibility; try the iceberg wedge with roasted shallot dressing, or the bresaola, arugula, shaved Parm, olive oil and lemon. Also located at 1381 Boylston St., 617-437-1111.