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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.

111 Harvard St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Sarturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Portland

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 868-7600

Website:
http://www.ameliastrattoria.com/

Catering:
We offer full catering service customized to your event. Please contact Rebecca at ameliascambridge@gmail.com with any questions.

Parking Details:
On street metered parking available directly in front of Amelia's on Portland St. Draper Lab parking garage is located across the street.

Public Transit:
Ten minute walk from Kendall T-stop (Red line)and Central Square.

Executive Chef:
Delio Susi, Jr.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

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Details
Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Amelia's Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Cozy (18)
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Authentic (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Casual (13)
Romantic (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Healthy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Fun (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (New England)·Dined a day ago

Had to wait longer than our reservation time. They made up for it by a complimentary glass of wine at the bar while we waited. Food and service were, and always is fantastic.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

We loved it and the food was very good!!!!

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was delicious and accommodations were made when I requested to omit ingredients from the entree. Would recommend if you want a cozy and intimate dining with an open kitchen.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was wonderful, service was good, I felt bad or server had to work with the rest of the tables around him, the busser did their share of the work, felt a little cramped in my seat but good experience overall.

Thank you Amelia’s!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Outstanding food and wonderful small venue!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The Cioppino was excellent. The waiter and chef were willing to accomodate a special request for the swordfish, too! Very good!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very good meal, loved the bolognese. Service was attentive without being overwhelming. Only negative was the right fit of the tables. Would/will return.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Amelia's is a great restaurant. Everything was delicious, from cocktails to appetizers, pasta and dessert. Will definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

How wonderful to actually be able to have a conversation!... AND dine with simple and perfectly prepared food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Wonderful neighborhood Italian. Martin took good care of us!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amelia's is awesome! Delicious food and extremely accommodating in one of the coziest Italian restaurants in Cambridge.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

loved our experience ..everything was absolutely delicious with top notch service !

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was attentive but not rushed. Food very authentic. Started with meatballs. Excellent. Every thing that came from kitchen looked wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Pasta is always deliciously prepared with a generous amount of beef. Beet salad was pleasantly crunchy with almonds and good amount of goat cheese.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our favorite restaurant in the Kendall Square area. The food is always exceptional, the feeling intimate, delicious wines, the staff friendly, helpful yet professional. A unique find ..a haven away from a noisy crazy world.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Cozy restaurant with tasty food on a frosty evening!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was good but could be better. Out of Disaronno on a Saturday night. Overall, the food, ambiance, location, and night was great! We will be going back for sure!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Intimate atmosphere, excellent for conversation, food is very well prepared and presented. The waitstaff is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Dependably delightful dining.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on December 18, 2017

First time but great food and service.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always a solid choice for dinner. Food is consistently good and staff is lovely. A nice cozy neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Delicious meal. Wonderful service. It is a classy, friendly, beautifully cooked establishment.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Delicious northern italian food in a cute spot near Kendall Square. We wanted everything on the menu! Bring a warm sweater in the winter - it was a bit chilly in the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food, great wine, cozy atmosphere. Sophisticated Italian menu without being too avant garde. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

food was ok. service was horrible. no professional bartender. waiters are bartenders and I had to send my drink back

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Outstanding food, warm and friendly staff, great ambiance

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

People lovely. Food was quite good and prices were fine.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything is amazing. Everything.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Spicy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We love Amelia's. People are friendly, food is excellent and fresh, wine is great. Wish I lived even closer so that it were in my neighborhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This is the second time in 3 weeks I had to come to the area for business. Had dinner here for the second time, too. Very authentic Italian restaurant. Food is excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful, as always. Very tasty food in a warm setting with attentive wait staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Average. Nothing to rave about. I was disappointed--we really wanted to like it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We love this restaurant, food is always delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The housemade gnocci was absolutely the best I've ever had, it was just perfect. The restaurant is rustic, well-decorated, and no matter what you order you know it's going to be delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Neighborhood gem with delicious food and friendly service

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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