Amelia's Trattoria

4.6
996 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 996 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great foot. Attentive server. Can’t wait to return!

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ShirinT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Professional service and great food. Patio seating is perfect with the heat lamp. Definitely going back.

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DocJoe
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, authentic Italian with great wine selection

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James
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and sangria was amazing. Can’t wait to go back!!

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MC60
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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SomervilleEats
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening. The staff is trying very hard to follow new rules while trying to run their kitchen and serve their clients. Everything did take longer than before the pandemic but we are all learning together. We appreciate all their effort and having a lovely meal on their patio during a beautiful summer night.

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SamK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been frequenting Amelia's for special occasions for the last 4 years. The service and food have always been top quality. It is our favorite Italian restaurant in Cambridge. They have a very good social distancing set up for outdoor seating currently, and we received the same experience we expected.

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Dreadful
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were amazing. Our waiter knew the menu and made great suggestions.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was incredibly helpful and on their game first day back after opening. Food was next level tasty!! All plates were cleared and no leftovers to bring home. Would recommend to everyone that likes a good Italian dish!

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vipKristin
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Homemade pasta and fresh sauce. Service was excellent and so attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Friday night dinner at Amelia’s. Family time. Delicious food. Attentive service. Intimate ambiance. Everyone had a great time. The highlights were the Sausage Bolognese and the Negronis.

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JakeJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent. The bolognese was the best. Ceasar salad was the best. Martini's need to be filled to the brim. Don't cheat your guests.

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jeffl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. The menu could be slightly expanded. I has pasta vongole... tasted excellent. portion was on the small side for $24. We would return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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!

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vipMarian
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,

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

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

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Mikecable
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.

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vipTchickpoomTchickpoom
New England
21 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!

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Water3
New England
23 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.

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aronc
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.

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SheldonC
New England
2 reviews
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.

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vippagFlorida
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.

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vipJolo1948
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!

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AndrewJ
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.

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JohnL
New England
18 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

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Margo
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.

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vipSandyk
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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

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

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

Delicious lamb shanks!

Cozy atmosphere

Would frequent again and recommend to friends

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

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

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CutterL
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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice! Great service and delicious food!

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SusanR
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.

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SallyJ
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipcollchar
New England
37 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

FAQs

Amelia's Trattoria does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Amelia's Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 868-7600.

Amelia's Trattoria is rated 4.6 stars by 996 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.