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About Amelia's Trattoria
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.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Sarturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
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We offer full catering service customized to your event. Please contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
On street metered parking available directly in front of Amelia's on Portland St. Draper Lab parking garage is located across the street.
Ten minute walk from Kendall T-stop (Red line)and Central Square.
Delio Susi, Jr.
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
Amelia's Trattoria Ratings and Reviews
I arrived about ten minutes early and a waiter told our table wasn’t ready (totally understandable) although there were plenty of empty tables. He didn’t offer me if I’d to wait at the bar and just walked away (and yes, he was rude; I figured he was having a bad day.) The restaurant has a rather small and intimate space so when I stood there and waited, it was really just awkward. After about two minutes I felt so awkward because by that time it was awkward for me to ask if I can wait at the bar, so I left to take a walk outside before my friend arrived. After a few minutes, my friend arrived and we went in. Even at 6 sharp, which was our reservation time, the table wasn’t ready. We waited. Got seated past our time. After dinner, while we were having dessert, we got moved to the bar because they were lacking tables. They did offer a free extra glass of wine (that is, IF we were to order more) which we said no-thank-you to. I’m a frequent eater at Amelia’s and there’s usually this wonderful guy who remembers me every time I go and I had the most amazing experience every time I went, but this particular night was absolutely bizarre.
It's a very intimate setting, with a nice menu. We had two salads, split an entree, and an appetizer. The soup of the day was loaded with seafood, but not as spicy as we had hoped. However it was delicious. All the portions were generous. Wait staff was attentive, but not overbearing.
Never disappointed here. Found it by accident several years ago and visit 2-3 times a year. We like the coziness of the place, the staff is always friendly and helpful and the food is always awesome. Our only "negative" observation is that the menu hasn't changed for some period of time, although the specials generally give some additional options.
I have eaten at Amelia's three times now and I am convinced that it is my favorite Italian restaurant in Cambridge. The food is excellent; the dishes are well thought out and properly portioned, and delicious. Pricing is right on point, and the staff do everything they can to make your experience enjoyable and special. I love the small size, as it makes every patron feel special.
Food was good. Had the calamari and meatballs for appetizers—smalll portions. Ordered the spaghetti w. White clam sauce, for my entree, again the portion size was skimpy for the price of $ 20ish. While the food was three stars , I felt somewhat ripped off due to the small portion to price ratio. Come on Amelia’s don’t be stingy.
We had two family members coming into town who were craving Italian food. Now generally, we would just go to some usual spots in the North End, as you can't really go wrong there. However, having recently moved to Cambridge we decided to gamble and try somewhere NEW. I know, crazy.
After a bit of due diligence, Amelia's popped up as having good reviews, was much easier to get to than the North End of Boston, so we gave it a shot. And boy, did it pay off. I would say that their gnocchi and raviolis match if not beat any that I have ever had in the City of Boston, which I can assure you is a lot. Their food is rich, seasoned well, and overall was quite a treat. Next time you're in the mood for Italian, skip the North End and go to Amelia's.
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