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

Amelia's Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
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Cozy (16)
Casual (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Romantic (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
Fun (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Lovely wait staff. Very attentive without being intrusive. Food was delicious, atmosphere cozy, great for conversation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The service and atmosphere were conducive for conversation. The food was excellent from the scallops to the gnocchi and the homemade pasta and great wine selection . I would definitely recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Superb menu, nice portions. A definite value for your meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

very yummy caesar salad and linguine vongole. i get the same thing everytime!

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Small menu, small setting, big taste, try the arancini!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Lovely intimate restaurant near GOOGLE hq

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Never disappointed here! We took friends from out of town for an early dinner and they fell in love with the place.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We had the best meal. We split 2 dishes and they were totally fine about that. It's too much food when we have our own and often restaurants are not happy with that.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The food is good, but warning--spicy items not always marked as such (the linguine alle vongole had an over-abundance of red pepper). True trattoria-ambience with tables close together, but nice vibe.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Service was excellent and the food was really good - every time we eat here, we wonder, why do we not come here more often

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Loved the food! Space was a bit tight.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Great service and great food. Outdoor seating was a plus!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Always great food and wonderful specials. The kitchen made a sauce special from scratch because my friend wasn't sure she'd like what was on offer!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Delicious pasta and great atmosphere. We had a lovely dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I cannot believe that I did not know about Amelia's until now!! We asked how long the restaurant has been there, and the answer was 16 years!! Such a lovely, traditional Italian restaurant, with a modern feel. The food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was beautiful. We did eat outside, which was lovely, but just be prepared that it is a busy street and there are cars speeding by your table. However, that was no big deal. What a great find!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Excellent meal. The food was all well prepared, fresh and delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I was lucky enough to find Amelia's while in Cambridge for my class reunion. The food was fresh and absolutely delicious. The portions are generous and each dish is prepared fresh. I have already recommended the restaurant to some friends who are visiting Boston this summer. I wish i lived closer

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Graduation

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 (New England)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Great service and the food is always wonderful. Limited menu but adequate. Two ravioli specials with hand made pasta, both excellent. Fantastic polenta.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 17, 2017

We loved our meal! The staff is so friendly. The service was a little slow but it was really fine because we didn't mind. The food is amazing!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 16, 2017

First time @ Amelia's - very engaging and attentive staff. Well prepared meal - no room for dessert. But we'll be back !

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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Good food in a cozy atmosphere

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

This is one of my favorite places in Cambridge! The hand cut pappardelle is incredible. But everything on the menu is good. I've been living here for almost a decade, and this place is a Cambridge gem.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

One of my favorite places! Food is amazing, great selection of wine, nice ambiance!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 10, 2017

It was small inside but the pasta was amazing!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Very convenient to our movie at Kendall, and the food was great!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised at this restaurant and that we had never been there before. I went with a friend and we both had the salmon special, which was delicious. The bread, which has a bit of salt on the top with some type of bean dip is hard not to devour.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Charming, intimate bistro with excellent food and service

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

My colleague and I really liked it! The food was very good! Nice Italian wine recommendation that provided a light red that paired well with the mixed seafood and pasta dish. The classic pana cota was a nice desert but the chocolate with pistachio desert was the bomb! Would definitely go back!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I have been to Amelia's many times and always enjoy it...from the food to the small, special feeling of the restaurant to the warm people who work there. The salmon special tonight was delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Delicious, updated italian fare done perfectly in a small comfortable atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The food was decent but not really special. I like al dente, but the pasta in the ravioli was very under cooked. The veal in the osso bucco was chewy. Noise level was good for conversation

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Food was superbly prepared and presented. Our Calamari was tender and the risotto was creamy and flavorful. The beet salad was delicious although could have had more goat cheese. Our entrees were also really tasty - Veal Saltimbocca melted in your mouth and the gravy was awesome would have like more potatoes and vegetables though. Gnocchi was also good and portion was generous. Lastly the pasta with short ribs was tasty with generous portion. All in all it was a good meal and we will return again.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Loved the ShortRib Bolognese, really tasty, well prepared and just enough be comfortable. Can't wait to go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Everything about our dining experience was wonderful!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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