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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for a Date (19)
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Authentic (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Casual (10)
Romantic (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

My boyfriend and I had a lovely belated Valentine's Day dinner. I had the gnocchi and he had the veal and both were excellent, as was the whoopie pie (delicious!). Great date night spot.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on February 16, 2017

A lovely little restaurant tucked into an unsuspecting block of Cambridge. We really enjoyed our cocktails and found our food good (but surprisingly sweet for pasta). Small salads were perfect and a nice compliment to the pasta. Prices were reasonable for the quality and taste. I've already recommended it to friends and plan to bring my partner there soon. Make sure you have a reservation for busy nights.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food isn't very creative. Spaghetti with clams was not good. Clams we're chewy.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2017

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Despite having a reservation my girlfriend and I were aggressively rushed out by stay which compromised the experience even though the mall was delightful

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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal. Interesting menu options for both carnivores and vegetarians.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Always a great meal. The polenta with Italian sausage appitizer is very good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Went there spur of the moment after I drove by and saw the name (which was the same as my wife's). Very pleased at the delicious Italian food and nice wine pairing. I had the bolognese ragout paired with the Sangiovese. Perfect combo for a winter evening. We will be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2017

I have been going to Amelia's for years and have never been disappointed. This week was no different. I love the food and the atmosphere and service are amazing!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Great food in a charming setting with good service. Never had a bad meal here. It's very convenient to the Kendall movie theater.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2017

The perfect portion size

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Lots better Italian restaurants out there. I would not return as the food was mediocre.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2017

My second time dining here. Absolutely great food. Everything was prepared beautifully and the flavors were amazing. A very nice cozy small local restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Amelia's is a family favorite in Kendall Square. While Boston's North end has a huge Italian scene, it is harder to find authentic Italian in Cambridge. Amelia's is a gem -- small, cozy, perfect for a winter night or a summer afternoon. Convenient location for a pre- or post- movie meal at Landmark Kendall Cinema. Some of the best pasta I've had -- ask for their Carbonara (on their 'secret menu' it's always available even if not on their regular menu). Not a great place for a large group, but great for a celebration of 6 people or fewer.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fun, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

New Years Eve Dinner was a great experience.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Amelia's is a neighborhood gem, providing a cozy festive atmosphere that serves the Kendall Square theater community and the high-powered intellectual, technology fueled clientele adjacent to MIT. It is a small restaurant with great service and wonderful food, and good wines available at reasonable prices. I make an effort to stop in whenever I visit the Boston-Cambridge area!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Very pleasant and friendly place with a small menu of well-prepared and presented food.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Casual
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food4
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on December 8, 2016

Great find in the Cambridge area. Small, cozy, great service, food was great and definitely will return.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2016

This small restaurant feels like a rustic Italian trattoria with only a few tables and a half-dozen seats at the bar. There is nothing fancy about the decor, but it has the charm of a favorite neighborhood spot. The food is excellent -- all hand-made pastas and carefully prepared dishes. The cocktails are also good. The staff is friendly and attentive. We would definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2016

The only "just okay" choice were the mussels appetizer. The polenta with shrimp was out of this world! My husband had a wonderful rack of lamb; one in our party of three had the home made paparadelle with mushrooms -fabulous; and I had the squash gnocchi which I have had before and ADORE. We had a blackberry sorbet for dessert. The Washington State Sauvignon Blanc (can't remember the name) was fantastic also! The ambiance is just great and our waiter was terrific (don't know his name either).

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Last minute reservation, turned out to be a fantastic experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Cozy and very enjoyable. It's a bit noisy in the cold weather when full and all the windows are closed, but excellent food and generally good service. Nice wine selection.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Excellent, as usual. Food, ambience and service always great.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2016

lucky for me i can walk to this local haunt and enjoy lunch, dinner or take out. the staff is incredibly nice and well informed, they even noticed may comment when making a reservation and addressed it! very pleasing. I almost always get the same thing and am satisfied with it - spaghetti bolognese. with a lovely red wine - the evening goes fine! I'll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

I thought is was just OK, they were very nice but the food was nothing special

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2016

Great food and great service with the exception that they were unable to keep my reservation and so we had to eat at the bar.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Excellent Italian very close to MIT. Worth visiting

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Very delicious. Great fresh ingredients. Wonderful service. Everything perfectly cooked. Great bartender too. Wish I lived in Boston so I could go more often.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Happy Hour, Outstanding Value
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Very tasty and comforting meal. I really enjoyed the atmosphere, it was lively without being loud and the small scale of the restaurant really suited me. Plus I enjoyed the affordable wine selections, because while I enjoy great wine good wine at decent prices is even better.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2016

they were particularly accommodating in terms of our reservation and we loved the atmosphere and the food

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Loved the warm olives. Meals were tasty and arrived hot and together.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2016

Had a nice Italian meal. Well prepared but could have taken more flavour. Friendly staff. Very nice atmosphere. Definitely recommend but of course not cheap. Oh yes good selection of wine.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2016

Food not up to a previous visit. Veal was Mediocre because poorly seasoned. Good ingredients and portions The service was the real problem. Had only one sever and one busboy. It's a small place but major errors. Had to ask 3 times for bottle of wine we ordered which took 15 minutes to get. Busboy cleared all but one setting and then didn't come back for it until dessert was served 15 minutes later. Disappointing after a very good first visit. Off night?

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 15, 2016

I found the food a little salty. Otherwise it was good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Smallish corner trattoria minutes away from the high tech cluster around MIT. Excellent food, service with a smile and a rare find. The menu is small but the food is delicious and the experience is one to be enjoyed. Besides the fantastic entrees of seafood dishes with home made pasta, we had one of the best tiramisu desserts I've tasted in a long time. We will definitely go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2016

I have been to Amelia's Trattoria twice, and have enjoyed myself each time. The tables are typically for small parties of 2-4 people, and it's a great spot if you want delicious food while actually being able to hear your friends. The waitstaff are incredibly nice and make you feel like you're dining with family.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2016

Amelia's is a lovely little trattoria, a small neighborhood gem. Excellent food and service. I had been looking forward to trying this restaurant for some time and was not disappointed. I look forward to a return visit!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Food was so good I'm surprised the place wasn't packed. We will definitely go back!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2016

Amelias has been consistently excellent for years- especially the home made pasta (including gnocchi) and sauces.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Great neighborhood restaurant, upscale but not froofroo. Good food, good service.

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