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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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4.5

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 (22)
Authentic (19)
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Casual (17)
Cozy (17)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Romantic (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Fun (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 7, 2018

Cozy restaurant with tasty food on a frosty evening!

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food4
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service3
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 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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food5
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service4
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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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food4
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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 16, 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 16, 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 12, 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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food5
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·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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food5
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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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food3
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Outstanding food, warm and friendly staff, great ambiance

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food5
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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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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything is amazing. Everything.

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·Dined on November 18, 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 17, 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 12, 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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·Dined on November 10, 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 5, 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 5, 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 3, 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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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful evening dinner at Amelia's. The food was excellent and the restaurant provided a warm and intimate environment. The service was great and the servers were pleasant and attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Truly brilliant! I live in RI and every time I’m in the area I must make a visit here! Food is on POINT! Beet salad and mussels is a great lighter meal! You can’t go wrong with any selection!

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Overall it is excellent but it is little bit uncomfortable if you seat in a small space. Mussels and Clams were salty.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food... great selections... all aspects of meal were terrific.... great place for a date.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Nice menu, good food, good wine list, good service, and close to Kendall Square Cinema

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Amelia's was a gem! Awesome food. Quaint atmosphere, very small restaurant so we felt special to be there. Overall a beautiful place to enjoy an evening out.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food here is always fresh and flavorful. The wait staff is efficient and attentive. Specials are usually goddess.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

What a surprise! The food was fresh, the pasta was delicious. It had nice options for wine by the glass. Salads were huge, fresh, and beautifully presented. Service was fast and friendly, but not pressuring and you never felt rushed. Really great find!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great place to eat and relax. Food is very good. Downside is they have not tackled Gluten free as a topic.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Small with only minimal staff. But received excellent, knowledgeable, attentive service. Courses came out quickly. Good wine list. Food well presented and very tasty!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 12, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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