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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
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.
Returned for first time in couple years since moving away & was every bit as good as previous encounters. Food is just exquisite. I'm normally not a ravioli fan, but order every time there, & daughter, who I took for first time, is now another fan. Expect to see us both again.
Fabulous food & great service. Thanks! It would have been perfect, but...
Unfortunately, the tables are quite close to each other. As such, the people at the table particularly close & next to us were loud and didn't seem to realize we did not really want to hear all the conversation that they were having... not sure that a bigger space would have helped in this case.
in my opinion, they are a it under staffed for their wait staff...that did not hinder the quality of service, though. you could just see the staff working extra hard. a full time bartender would be recommended. the waiter/host/server/bartender (all were 1 guy) was phenomenal and very personable. food was amazing
Our first visit to Amelia's Trattoria was delightful. I requested a corner table which was waiting for us when we arrived. Not too noisy on a Saturday night. We all ordered one of the homemade pastas on the menu and we were not disappointed. Very delicious. Beet salad was yummy, as were the desserts. Really nice spot for a leisurely dinner with our friends.
I looked up Amelia's on Yelp and over 700 people can't be wrong. This place is AMAZING! The food was outrageous. The service attentive. It's a small place but it wasn't overly crowded at the time we dined. Before even ordering, we were provided break with a hummus looking spread...only it wasn't hummus. It was cannelini beans with seasonings and olive oil from which I could have easily made an entire meal. We ordered mussels and polenta to start. The mussels were delicious and fresh. The polenta, served with sausage and fennel was served on a cutting board with a pie server. It was creamy and flavorful and I may have finished almost all of it before my boyfriend had a chance to try it. For our meal we had the short rib ragu and instead of having it with fussili, they were more than happy to serve it over pappardelle for me. Couple of glasses of wine and cold beer, and we were two happy campers. Only drawback is parking but be patient, it is worth it. We will be back for sure!!!
Amelia Trattoria has apparently been in business for over 17 years, but we just heard about them. Also they seem to own or be related to Sulmonella, which is a nearby, larger place that recently opened. Who knew?
Anyway, this place has great Italian food. Al dente pasta, delicate sauces, just really good all around. And they have a full bar that can make martinis -- they even have the cocktail onions for gibsons -- which for me takes it from being on par with many North End places to being even a bit superior.
It is small, like places in the North End, but it is comfy and less noisy, as one might expect in/near Kendall.
Great ambiance in a cozy dining space! Definitely had that "neighborhood" vibe. Everything--from the bread and spread to the entrees to the dessert--was tasty and memorable. Martin and the entire serving staff were attentive and efficient, never intrusive. The salmon was perfect; wish the veal saltimbocca was topped with fontina (not mozzarella), but the sauce was spot-on! Will definitely return to try the house-made pastas.
We were two friends getting together after several months. We ate outside where there are a few tables abetting the restaurant wall and near the street. Not much street nice. Service was attentive. We had meatballs and Ceasar Salad for starters. Tasty.For main: ravioli with mushroom sauce and spaghetti alla vongole. Moderate portions. Good baked bread. Overall -- pleasant meal.
This was my third visit to Amelia's and again the experience was great. I ordered the mixed greens salad and the chicken entree and both were excellent. My companion ordered the veal and was pleased to find it on the menu and consumed it with gusto. The service was attentive but not intrusive. We arrived early so the noise level initially was very low but only escalated to a moderate level this time. We would definitely go back again.
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