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Amelia's Trattoria

4.4
804 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Cozy (18)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Sarturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 868-7600
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Delio Susi, Jr.
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Catering
We offer full catering service customized to your event. Please contact Rebecca at ameliascambridge@gmail.com with any questions.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Portland
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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.
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Public transit
Ten minute walk from Kendall T-stop (Red line)and Central Square.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 804 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Second time we've dined here and once again, a really nice meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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Kilimanjaro94 (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding food and wonderful small venue!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Wonderful neighborhood Italian. Martin took good care of us!

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Johnny (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  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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vipLATG (New England)
5.0  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.

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vipVinasco (New England)
5.0  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.

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Lily (New England)
5.0  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.

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vipDebbieWh (New England)
4.0  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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vipJacquelineVG (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Cozy restaurant with tasty food on a frosty evening!

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vipLocalboy2 (New England)
5.0  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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