Amelia's Trattoria

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$30 and under
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Italian
Delio Susi, in anticipation of his restaurant’s tenth anniversary, refined both his restaurant’s menu as well as its interior design, to great success. Losing none of his Abruzzi roots, the food is clean but clearly Italian, and a little rustic. The warm and inviting room makes the same statement. Drawing on his architectural background, Susi plays with simple organic materials, like square slate tiles and tabletops, and brown leather tufted banquettes. The use of brick plus copper fixtures contribute to the Italian country/casual feel that serves food and wine to match. Wooden floors and European style open windows for the summer add to this ambiance. And red lamps that hang in bright contrast with the earthy tones during the day, shed a sexy flattering nighttime glow. Amelia’s Trattoria offers a personal and authentic dining experience using top local ingredients infused with the heart of its Italian chef.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best food in the area, besides Sulmona of course. The service was beyond perfection. Every time the servers approached the table they had a smile on their face! The food came in a timely manner and was warm and delicious. I would eat here everyday if I could! My husband and I enjoyed the sweet pea arancini, calamari, lobster ravioli special, steak frites, tiramisu and homemade vanilla gelato. We can not wait to go back again!

M
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The decor is wonderful, warm, intimate, attractive. It feels like being in Europe. The food is delicious, with a variety to accommodate everyone, and the service thoughtful, pleasant and unobtrusive. A very nice way to spend a couple of hours,

SD
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great home made trattoria style food including homemade pasta and nice salads.

M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice quiet little bistro. Excellent ribeye steak...a very nicely done grilled salmon. Friendly, prompt service. Small place. Quiet.

TT
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Many times at this lovely trattoria, and always happy with all ingredients. However, our last experience was more minimalistic in terms of offerings around each dish + my Vongole were not that good (freshness + cooking itself). I would stick with strong and steady classics toward the veggie and meaty sections of the menu.
Until our next trial! Overall, recommended!

W
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweet little restaurant with amazing food. The arancini are not to be missed! I’m still dreaming of them. I went with friends and have been here with coworkers in the past, would be a good date spot.

a
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food. High quality ingredients. A bit tight and very noisy. Great for social , but tough for business discussions.

SC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, portions were very generous, service was outstanding, friendly, informative but not overbearing or the least bit snooty. Helped in recommending dishes and also assisted in wine choice. We only shared an appetizer and had our main courses, but were way too full to attempt dessert, so cannot comment on that.

Ambiance was very nice, restaurant is small and intimate, but never felt crowded or too noisy, despite eating on a Saturday evening. Our reservation was at 6pm, strongly recommend making advance reservations as the tables filled up by 7pm.

Will definitely be back for another evening there, to try more stuff from their menu.

F
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very disappointed. The disappointment started even with the bread that was served cold. The Pinot Noir tasted odd. The short rib Ragu was not what it used to be. Seafood pappardelle special was satisfactory.

J
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and wine were wonderful. The waitstaff were excellent. My only complaint is that they have one table too many. They were squeezed so tightly together that I actually could not pull out my chair more than three inches. We had to push our table forward in order to sit down. Everything we ate was delicious!

AJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants but they seemed off their game tonight. One main of wild mushroom pasta with chicken was delicious. Other Main of salmon and fettuccine had no flavor - bland, under seasoned, swimming in a pool of tomato and oil - unpleasant. Not asked if we wanted black pepper and when we asked, got an old-fashioned pepper bottle with old pepper. Asked for Parmesan and received a cup of ‘shop bought parmesan’ worst meal at Amelia and a disappointment to a special evening.

JL
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was a slow cold night, we were able to seat 6 people with a 45 minutes advance on the reservation. everyone had a delicious meal and commented that they would definitely return. We were able to park right across the street at the metered spaces. Very nice Montepulciano for $41.00

M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed at Amelia’s. The food is always delicious. The staff is always friendly and attentive. The theatre is nearby so it makes for a perfect movie dinner night!!
One if our favourite restaurants.

S
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food...small and quiet so our large party could easily chat

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot in a Cambridge I had the Pasta Norma, which was delicious. Waiter recommended adding meatballs and they did not disappoint. Would definitely recommend.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was still eating my starter when the main dish was already brought to the table. It all felt very rushed. The food was ok. I had the grilled octopus as a starter and I really liked it. As a main dish I had the ravioli of the night, which were alright - they used to be much better.

AS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fantastic food. The staff seemed overwhelmed but were very friendly.

MG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lamb shanks!

Cozy atmosphere

Would frequent again and recommend to friends

PG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Live the atmosphere! Very friendly, intimate, but lively. Good food, too! Loved the apps.

CL
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff was amazing front the wan who
Greeted us to the bartender and our server Lucas provided the best service we have had in a long time . Great experience, food was impeccable. We look forward to visiting again

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice! Great service and delicious food!

SR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been to Amelia’s Trattoria for years. After tonight’s excellent dining experience, I’m asking myself what took me so long.

SJ
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous loved it. Great food. Great service. Great ambiance.

c
New England
35 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Greatly enjoyed the food and wine. Good selection and good recommendations.
The service was very good, kept water glasses full
Smaller, but comfortable.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Their connection to open table wasn’t working so they didn’t see our reservation. The only place to sit and eat was at the bar. However, the staff was very professional, helpful and accommodating. The food was very good. The service was a little slow. Again, the food was very good.

NC
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The delicious meatball appetizer was a testament to their Italian heritage.

MT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance although note that it is very small and unable to accommodate large groups.

SP
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First of all, the food was delicious. If you want amazing homemade pasta, this place has got it. That said, our table was not ready for the time of our reservation, so if you are on a tight schedule, this might not be the best option. However, we did receive a complimentary calamari appetizer due to the wait, which was very nice. The restaurant is small, and the tables are quite close together. The table behind us asked if we could scoot our chairs in, but we really couldn’t. We were pressed up right against the people behind us on the other side, and sitting very close to the table. So not the most comfortable way to dine, but the food was truly delicious.

n
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience2

chicken was cold, pink/raw inside...not cooked enough and I felt lucky that I didn't get sick from eating the amount I did before I realized it. Nothing special.

I
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you like polenta this is the place. The noise level is moderate. Reservations are suggested

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff and food was great

J
New England
56 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

An under rated gem near Kendal Square. Service is great people are friendly and attentive food is very good.

l
New England
53 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gnocchi was amazing. Good salads and friendly atmosphere.

k
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderfully intimate neighborhood restaurant, with exceptional food, fantastic service, and lovely ambiance, in the middle of the MIT/biotech cluster in Cambridge. We shared the octopus and the arugula salad with Gorgonzola and pears as appetizers. I had the roasted eggplant with pasta as a main dish. All dishes were outstanding. The cocktail offerings were also great; including a white negroni (made with gin, Suze and Lillet), which was excellent.

SS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved this restaurant. Everything was well prepared and the service was excellent. I will return.

K
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As usual, very very good!

KL
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quiet birthday for a friend. Intimate and delicious. The brick pressed chicken was incredible.

PK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as always!

IC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A really rare example of Italian food in Boston (not US Italian, real Italian)

DM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend Amelia's Trattoria in Cambridge, MA. They consistently provide delicious food and excellent service. The restaurant itself is quaint; perfect for a client meal or a romantic dinner. I can always count on them for a wonderful meal and experience for my guests. If you haven't tried this restaurant yet, you really should.
On this recent occasion, I felt bad because we took the table for quite a long time, but our waiter never showed anything but patience and kindness. My client loved it! Thank you so much to the waitstaff that evening (apologies as I do not remember their names).