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Amelia's Trattoria

4.6
4.6
1047 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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.

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Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 868-7600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Delio Susi, Jr.

  • Catering

    We offer full catering service customized to your event. Please contact Rebecca at ameliascambridge@gmail.com with any questions.

  • Private party facilities

    At Amelia’s our staff will help you make the most of your special event. We work with you personally to attend to every detail of your dining experience, from customizing your menu to choosing floral arrangements for decorations. We can comfortably accommodate 40 people for dinner or 50 people for a stand up cocktail reception. Whether it is a graduation, baby shower, corporate event or anniversary, our dining room is intimate, cozy and flexible for any type of occasion. For more information or to speak to the chef about a customized menu please call the restaurant.

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Portland

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Crispy Calamari$12.00

    Preserved Lemon Risotto, Horseradish Aioli

    • Antipasto For Two$18.00

      Chef's Selection of Assorted Meats and Cheeses

      • P.E.I. Mussels$12.00

        Stewed in Basil, Slow Roasted Tomatoes, White Wine, Garlic, Butter

        • Caponatina$10.00

          Roasted Eggplant, Capers, Plum Tomatoes, Mint, Foccacia Toast

          • Soft Polenta$12.00

            Wild Mushroom Braise, Crispy Sage

            Pasta

            • House-Made Spaghetti$16.00

              Plum Tomato Ragu, Basil, Shaved Parmesan

              • Ravioli of the Night$20.00

                Ask Your Server for the Ravioli & Sauce of the Night

                • Braised Short Rib Bolognese$20.00

                  Fresh Fusilli, Shaved Parmesan Cheese

                  • Linguine alla Vongole$19.00

                    Fresh Clams, House-made Linguine, Red or White Sauce

                    • House-Made Gnocchi$19.00

                      Butternut Squash, Brown Butter Crispy Sage

                      • Spaghetti alla Carbonara$19.00

                        Crispy Pancetta, Parmesan, Onions, Egg Yolk

                        • Wild Mushroom Risotto$25.00

                          Green Peas, White Truffle Butter, Shaved Cheese

                          Small Plates

                          • Mediterranean Olives$10.00

                            Shaved Fennel, Red Onion

                            • Fire Roasted Red Peppers$10.00

                              • Marinated Roma Artichokes$10.00

                                • Polenta$10.00

                                  E.V.O.O., Garlic, Parmesan, Bruschetta

                                  • Truffle Frites$10.00

                                    Salads

                                    • Classic Caesar Salad$12.00

                                      Lemon Parmesan Croutons, Romaine Hearts, Shaved Parmesan

                                      • Baby Arugula$12.00

                                        Sweet Pears, Gorgonzola Cheese, Pecan Citrus Vinaigrette

                                        • Mixed Baby Field Greens$7.00

                                          Balsamic Vinaigrette, Sweet & Sour Onions

                                          • Baby Spinach$10.00

                                            Caramelized Shallots, Vermont Goat Cheese, Crispy Pancetta

                                            Entrees

                                            • Pesce di Notte$24.00

                                              Ask Your Server about the Fish of the Night, Changes Daily

                                              • Chicken Milanese$17.00

                                                Fresh Mozzarella, Stewed Tomato Three Cheese Risotto

                                                • Off The Bone Beef$25.00

                                                  Short Rib, Sweet Pea Polenta, Shoestring Onion Rings, Pea Tendrils

                                                  Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                  What 1,047 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                  4.6
                                                  4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 4.8Food
                                                  • 4.5Service
                                                  • 4.5Ambience
                                                  • 4.5Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                  1. SB

                                                    ScottB

                                                    New England

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent as always. A go-to place for great food.

                                                  2. E

                                                    Evan

                                                    New England

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Great food. A bit pricey! We will come soon and suggest to friends!

                                                  3. SS

                                                    SsSs

                                                    New England

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food was Amazing. Service was good. Very popular spot!

                                                  4. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Philadelphia

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                    overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                    We made a reservation for 10 people but they did not have enough room when we arrived. We eventually were placed outside at a table but heaters did not work. The service was very slow.

                                                  5. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                    overall3food5service1ambience3

                                                    good food, but was overbooked. didn’t get seated until 30 minutes after i arrived despite arriving on time for my reservation. hesitant to come back despite the delicious cocktails and food

                                                  6. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New York Area

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Brought friends from out of town. Calamari was excellent. Negroni with Amaro was outstanding. Had the veal with pasta and it was amazing. Not a lot of meat but I really liked the dish.

                                                  7. O

                                                    Oldtimer

                                                    New England

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    A neighborhood gem. Glad it has survived the pandemic.

                                                  8. JI

                                                    JohnI

                                                    Philadelphia

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food and service! The octopus appetizer was the best I've had.

                                                  9. 1

                                                    123456

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The creamy mushroom ravioli were excellent. Highly recommend.

                                                  10. AD

                                                    ADiner

                                                    New England

                                                    78 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    78 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Highly recommend Amelia’s Trattoria. The food, service and ambiance were fantastic. I had the Caesar salad and chicken parm. Both were delicious!! The service was impeccable.

                                                  11. n

                                                    nutans

                                                    New England

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                    Despite having made a reservation, no table was available for us. I find this to be totally unacceptable.

                                                  12. j

                                                    jillc

                                                    New York Area

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Love this restaurant, the cook is wonderful and its cozy

                                                  13. MB

                                                    MaryellenB

                                                    Chicago

                                                    1 review

                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                    overall1food5service3ambience1

                                                    As always, the food was really good, but they have crammed so many tables into a small space - the noise level was intolerable, and no one in our party felt safe from Covid. We will not return until outdoor dining is an option.

                                                  14. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Philadelphia

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing food and ambiance

                                                  15. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Ravioli of the day was the most delicious dish! Will definitely be back

                                                  16. JR

                                                    JR1234

                                                    New York Area

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 10, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The food and the service was amazing as usual. The best Italian!!

                                                  17. MD

                                                    MattD

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Best food I’ve had from a restaurant in a while. Staff was very well trained and knowledgeable.

                                                  18. L

                                                    Loulou

                                                    New England

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent food! Everything is delicious a very nice presented.

                                                  19. MF

                                                    MegF

                                                    New England

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Scrumptious food and excellent service as always.

                                                  20. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on January 26, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    The food is out of this world good for friends get together ,special event , or date night!

                                                  21. d

                                                    donaldn

                                                    New England

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 21, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                    A great local place, near the Kendall theaters Good Italian food, not overprepared Try the chicken Parm . The pastas are terrific.

                                                  22. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New England

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 15, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I had the special lobster ravioli and it was just amazing! This restaurant never disappoints. My all time favorite place to go out and eat!

                                                  23. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New England

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 6, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The Amelia’s staff bent over backwards to make our January 2021 visit wonderful. We booked outdoor seating through Open Table, but were told when we arrived at the restaurant that outdoor seating was actually closed for the winter, so we thought we were out of luck on the safe dining experience we had hoped for. One of the two waiters on duty volunteered to throw on a coat, set up an outdoor dining table and a heat lamp, and handle our outdoor table on top of his full slate of indoor patrons, and both waiters came out multiple times to check on us and refill beverages, despite the freezing temperatures. I’d go back for the phenomenal service alone, but the food was also flavorful, creative, and well cooked, and the restaurant itself is charming and cozy with just the right level of sparkling conversation noise (as observed from the check-in stand). This is a great date night spot.

                                                  24. O

                                                    Oldtimer

                                                    New England

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Lovely neighborhood restaurant with outdoor tables under patio heaters as well as indoor space.

                                                  25. j

                                                    jonespones

                                                    New England

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing duck ravioli

                                                  26. SB

                                                    ScottB

                                                    New England

                                                    18 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    18 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Emelia's was excellent, as usual. Having recently eaten at several good Italian restaurants in and around Boston, I want to si gel out Emelia's for the value of its food and wine.

                                                  27. G

                                                    Geminus

                                                    New England

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Cozy atmosphere and delicious food! Great service and cocktails, too. I've driven by this restaurant for years and finally booked it for Christmas Eve dinner. It did not disappoint, and I look forward to returning again soon. The pappardelle with wild mushrooms was delicious, as was the beet salad. Check the restaurant's website for the menu, as the OpenTable menu is different from the current offering.

                                                  28. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New England

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    amazing! food was incredible

                                                  29. K

                                                    Kayd444

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                    overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                    First time going here, and have to say I was astound it was the place to be. The waiters were kind and generous very helpful and polite, will definitely be going back.

                                                  30. A

                                                    Antonella

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Although we made a reservation, we had to wait an additional 40 minutes by the door before we could sit down. Good, service were great, pricing fair.

                                                  31. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New England

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Fantastic bolognese, the bread they gave us when we sat down had a wonderful spiced olive oil (don’t know how else to describe it), and the waiter was very kind. Nice cozy atmosphere

                                                  32. J

                                                    Jojo

                                                    New England

                                                    68 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    68 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 9, 2021

                                                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                    Much too noisey might consider curtasins or rugs.

                                                  33. K

                                                    Kara

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Exceptional service and food. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone looking for a good meal and overall dining experience.

                                                  34. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New England

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    1.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                    We made a reservation for 7:30 on a Friday night. We arrived at 7:25. The place was packed and there was another group of three in front of us that also had a reservation. Everyone seated was either at the very beginning or in the middle of their meal. At 7:45 I finally asked one server if there was a chance we would get in and he said he had no idea and that the computer allowed overbooking? He then offered us to sit outside - it was 35 degrees and no one was crazy enough to sit out there. I have no idea what that means but after waiting for 20 minutes past our reservation time, we went down the street to a different restaurant. I hate to give a bad review but they need to figure out how to deal with reservations.

                                                  35. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New England

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    2.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                    overall2food2service2ambience1

                                                    Packed in like sardines; we had a reservation but they were not prepared. Main courses served at same time as appetizers; rush rush rush. Never again! Poor drink quality.

                                                  36. LM

                                                    LindelaniM

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Had a wonderful waiter who made my birthday dinner very special! Everything was absolutely delicious!

                                                  37. W

                                                    Wally

                                                    New England

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Two friends celebrating both birthdays. Food was delicious, staff friendly, helpful. Special birthday treat at end of meal.

                                                  38. PM

                                                    PhilipM

                                                    New England

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 24, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food great attentive service!!

                                                  39. M

                                                    Margo

                                                    New England

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    We haven’t been in over a year and a half. The food did not disappoint! Looking forward to our next visit.

                                                  40. SR

                                                    SatisfiedReviewer

                                                    New England

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on November 17, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                    The quality of the food for the price made it worth going back for more.

                                                  Safety precautions

                                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                  • Physical distancing

                                                    • Limited number of seated diners
                                                    • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                    • Extra space between tables
                                                  • Protective equipment

                                                    • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                  • Screening

                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                  FAQs

                                                  Amelia's Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 868-7600.

                                                  Amelia's Trattoria is rated 4.6 stars by 1047 OpenTable diners.

                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                                                  Make a reservation

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                                                  Booked 17 times today
                                                  Google Map for Amelia's Trattoria

                                                  111 Harvard St. Cambridge, MA 02139

                                                  Additional information

                                                  • Cross street

                                                    Portland

                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                    Cambridge

                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                    Dinner
                                                    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
                                                    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    Italian

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                  • Dress code

                                                    Casual Dress

                                                  • 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.

                                                  • Payment options

                                                    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Executive chef

                                                    Delio Susi, Jr.

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

                                                  • Phone number

                                                    (617) 868-7600

                                                  • Catering

                                                    We offer full catering service customized to your event. Please contact Rebecca at ameliascambridge@gmail.com with any questions.

                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                    At Amelia’s our staff will help you make the most of your special event. We work with you personally to attend to every detail of your dining experience, from customizing your menu to choosing floral arrangements for decorations. We can comfortably accommodate 40 people for dinner or 50 people for a stand up cocktail reception. Whether it is a graduation, baby shower, corporate event or anniversary, our dining room is intimate, cozy and flexible for any type of occasion. For more information or to speak to the chef about a customized menu please call the restaurant.

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