Amelia's Trattoria

4.6
1029 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
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

A long-time favorite, but missed the mark a little this time. Service was spotty, and almost a little surly. I’m gonna chalk it up to pandemic staffing challenges. Food was still top. Hoping they’ll be back on form next time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had dinner at Amelia’s with my two daughters. The steak frites was excellent, and my daughters loved their pasta dishes (both had spaghetti and meatballs).

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my friends bday. It was a great experience! Good food and cocktails.

JC
JohnC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent find. Food was literally outstanding with exceptional service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, DELICIOUS FOOD!!!!! Highly recommend!

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vipAshalinda
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to Amelia’s for years and we’re SO happy it survived the pandemic and we were able to go for our 45th Anniversary ❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I have visited many high scale Italian restaurants within Boston (North End, Cambridge, Seaport etc) and Amelias is the only restaurant we both agreed that we have to return to! The service was excellent, the food was to die for good and the drinks were exceptional. For my meal, I ordered the Bolognese which was by far the best bolognese dish I ever had. You could taste how fresh the ingredients were and the pasta was definitely handmade. My boyfriend ordered the lobster ravioli which was also delicious. Would definitely recommend!!!

LD
LindaD
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The highlight of our visit centered on service. Our wait person was outstanding, knows the menu well, and offered good recommendations however our pasta dishes were ordinary. Still, we intend to return and try other items on the menu.

CJ
CJC04
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amelia's has a terrific atmosphere for an intimate dinner. The servers were attentive and knowledgeable without being intrusive. The quality and portions of dishes were outstanding. Highly recommend the carbonara. The wild mushroom Papparadelle was delicious....and having it and other Gluten Free options was a huge plus! You can tell that fresh, high quality ingredients are used throughout. Cocktails were balanced and well made. This was a great way to start back into "post-reopening" dining out!

EC
vipEdwardC
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great upscaled home style Italian food! Find specialty cocktail (A fancy old fashion with the bitters frozen into the ice cube.) and attractive decor. Small and cozy and I liked it a lot. Great for a date.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

P surprised has such a high rating, I wish I could say the food was good but we were disappointed given price. Did not get more than halfway through either dish before leaving. Would personally steer my friends away from this place and toward gran gusto/guilia/pammys/north end

LU
LUCI
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended to me. Food, service, ambiance were all exceptional!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was wonderful, unfortunately the restaurant appeared to be understaffed and it was uncomfortably hot during the late dinner hour

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Sher
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a lovely time and staff were wonderful.

JT
JohnT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Amelias. It is small but beautiful! The chef is consistently excellent and the wait staff remembers us and greets us with bigs smiles.
We really get the royal treatment. We did take out for a year but last night celebrated at Amelias for our FIRST night out I’m ages!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Cambridge we stumbled upon Amelia’s. The food, the service, more importantly the wine were amazing. I would highly recommend the polenta and the pappardelle, but honestly don’t think you can go wrong with anything there.

AV
AlexandraV
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, pasta is fresh, good wine collection and very nice staff!

JD
JenD
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! We had the most delicious shrimp scampi and lobster ravioli! Warm bread and olive oil + Cesar salad to start. Classy, cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Very fine service.

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TheresaT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amelia's is by far my favorite place to dine in Cambridge. The food, the wine, the service and the vibe are all exceptional. Owners Delio and Rebecca Susi have created a beautiful, local gem by putting their love and care into it over many years, and I'm so thrilled to see that it has not only survived but is beginning to thrive again! 💜

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Overall, the service was okay - the place was very understaffed, but the servers were doing their best. However, the food was pretty poor quality for the price. The noodles were quite a ways past al dente and the sauce was severely lacking flavor (very under seasoned). We were also seated in a pretty dark area without lighting, which is pretty not ideal for an evening meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately there was only one server and bartender on staff tonight so service was terrible. We waited 10 minutes to be seated and then another 15 to even get a menu which we had to request. We waited another 30 minutes without any contact with the server even though she came next to us to clear a table. We never got any water, silverware or anyone to even take our drink order before we decided to leave. It was unfortunate as we were very excited to try this place out but their staffing issue was a big problem. I hope they figure this out!

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Nancy
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance of this small bistro, and the food was delicious!

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vipMmarlington
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine. Fantastic service and just a lovely romantic place for dinner.

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Fran
New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was very greasy and overpriced. My pasta was swimming in oil, and my sister's chicken was as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Amazing food. TERRIBLE service. Probably one of the best Italian restaurants in the Cambridge area so worth trying for the food alone but be prepared to wait at least 20 minutes to get your order in, 40 minutes for your food and another 30+mins for your dessert and check. We never got water refills and the waiter never brought our second drinks. Had to walk up to the actual bar to be able to pay. They were nice enough to not charge us for drinks or desserts, only they gave us the wrong dessert to go.

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Maddie
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food and cocktails were great! The servers seemed to be doing the best they could while being short staffed. It took awhile to get our food, but the servers were very friendly and accommodating.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great.

SL
SouthieLocal
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great time; the staff was amazing and the food was great. They were a little jammed when we were there but they kept a smile on their faces and since we were in no rush it didn't matter. Drinks were generous. Loved the grilled octopus as well as the meatballs :)

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Leknug
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amelia’s is the best kept secret in Boston/Cambridge dining. The food is: incredibly delicious, fresh, and plenty. This night we celebrated a special occasion but don’t wait for a special day. You won’t regret it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

AH
AvaH
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a Valentine’s Day date and everything was amazing! My boyfriend got the ravioli with bolognese and I got gnocchi. Highly recommend for a dates because of the ambiance.

CB
vipChristineB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amelia’s always has incredible Italian dishes without the craziness of the North End. The Pappardelle is absolutely velvety, and the staff is so nice!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Very nice spot with excellent and helpful service. We came on Valentine’s Day but it was freezing outdoors and they did not have enough lantern fluid for

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Went here for Valentine’s Day 2021 with my significant other. We had a reservation and were forced to wait outside in the freezing cold for an hour and fifteen minutes until we were seated (along with a bunch of others with reservations standing in a line out the door). The food was good and the staff excellent, but absolutely horrendous job by management overbooking for the evening.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I wish I lived closer so I could go more often

C
Calitri
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Had to wait over an hour to get a table even with the reservation. Good food made up for it

S
vipSusan
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and very attentive service even though we were sitting outside; the temperature was below 40 but the patio heater did a fine job.

j
jlemen1
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been coming to Amelia's for probably 20 years. They have never disappointed. The food is always great, the people very welcoming.

FAQs

Amelia's Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 868-7600.

Amelia's Trattoria is rated 4.6 stars by 1029 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.