Amelia's Trattoria

4.6
1020 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1020 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Amelias. It is small but beautiful! The chef is consistently excellent and the wait staff remembers us and greets us with bigs smiles.
We really get the royal treatment. We did take out for a year but last night celebrated at Amelias for our FIRST night out I’m ages!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting Cambridge we stumbled upon Amelia’s. The food, the service, more importantly the wine were amazing. I would highly recommend the polenta and the pappardelle, but honestly don’t think you can go wrong with anything there.

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AlexandraV
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, pasta is fresh, good wine collection and very nice staff!

JD
JenD
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect! We had the most delicious shrimp scampi and lobster ravioli! Warm bread and olive oil + Cesar salad to start. Classy, cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Very fine service.

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TheresaT
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amelia's is by far my favorite place to dine in Cambridge. The food, the wine, the service and the vibe are all exceptional. Owners Delio and Rebecca Susi have created a beautiful, local gem by putting their love and care into it over many years, and I'm so thrilled to see that it has not only survived but is beginning to thrive again! 💜

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Overall, the service was okay - the place was very understaffed, but the servers were doing their best. However, the food was pretty poor quality for the price. The noodles were quite a ways past al dente and the sauce was severely lacking flavor (very under seasoned). We were also seated in a pretty dark area without lighting, which is pretty not ideal for an evening meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Unfortunately there was only one server and bartender on staff tonight so service was terrible. We waited 10 minutes to be seated and then another 15 to even get a menu which we had to request. We waited another 30 minutes without any contact with the server even though she came next to us to clear a table. We never got any water, silverware or anyone to even take our drink order before we decided to leave. It was unfortunate as we were very excited to try this place out but their staffing issue was a big problem. I hope they figure this out!

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Nancy
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the ambiance of this small bistro, and the food was delicious!

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vipMmarlington
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and wine. Fantastic service and just a lovely romantic place for dinner.

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Fran
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

The food was very greasy and overpriced. My pasta was swimming in oil, and my sister's chicken was as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

Amazing food. TERRIBLE service. Probably one of the best Italian restaurants in the Cambridge area so worth trying for the food alone but be prepared to wait at least 20 minutes to get your order in, 40 minutes for your food and another 30+mins for your dessert and check. We never got water refills and the waiter never brought our second drinks. Had to walk up to the actual bar to be able to pay. They were nice enough to not charge us for drinks or desserts, only they gave us the wrong dessert to go.

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Maddie
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Food and cocktails were great! The servers seemed to be doing the best they could while being short staffed. It took awhile to get our food, but the servers were very friendly and accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great.

SL
SouthieLocal
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a great time; the staff was amazing and the food was great. They were a little jammed when we were there but they kept a smile on their faces and since we were in no rush it didn't matter. Drinks were generous. Loved the grilled octopus as well as the meatballs :)

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Leknug
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amelia’s is the best kept secret in Boston/Cambridge dining. The food is: incredibly delicious, fresh, and plenty. This night we celebrated a special occasion but don’t wait for a special day. You won’t regret it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food

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AvaH
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a Valentine’s Day date and everything was amazing! My boyfriend got the ravioli with bolognese and I got gnocchi. Highly recommend for a dates because of the ambiance.

CB
vipChristineB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amelia’s always has incredible Italian dishes without the craziness of the North End. The Pappardelle is absolutely velvety, and the staff is so nice!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

Very nice spot with excellent and helpful service. We came on Valentine’s Day but it was freezing outdoors and they did not have enough lantern fluid for

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Went here for Valentine’s Day 2021 with my significant other. We had a reservation and were forced to wait outside in the freezing cold for an hour and fifteen minutes until we were seated (along with a bunch of others with reservations standing in a line out the door). The food was good and the staff excellent, but absolutely horrendous job by management overbooking for the evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I wish I lived closer so I could go more often

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Calitri
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Had to wait over an hour to get a table even with the reservation. Good food made up for it

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vipSusan
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and very attentive service even though we were sitting outside; the temperature was below 40 but the patio heater did a fine job.

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jlemen1
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We have been coming to Amelia's for probably 20 years. They have never disappointed. The food is always great, the people very welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great foot. Attentive server. Can’t wait to return!

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ShirinT
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Professional service and great food. Patio seating is perfect with the heat lamp. Definitely going back.

DJ
DocJoe
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal, authentic Italian with great wine selection

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James
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and sangria was amazing. Can’t wait to go back!!

MC
MC60
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very Nice!

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SomervilleEats
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening. The staff is trying very hard to follow new rules while trying to run their kitchen and serve their clients. Everything did take longer than before the pandemic but we are all learning together. We appreciate all their effort and having a lovely meal on their patio during a beautiful summer night.

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SamK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I have been frequenting Amelia's for special occasions for the last 4 years. The service and food have always been top quality. It is our favorite Italian restaurant in Cambridge. They have a very good social distancing set up for outdoor seating currently, and we received the same experience we expected.

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vipDreadful
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meals were amazing. Our waiter knew the menu and made great suggestions.

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Mike
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was incredibly helpful and on their game first day back after opening. Food was next level tasty!! All plates were cleared and no leftovers to bring home. Would recommend to everyone that likes a good Italian dish!

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vipKristin
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Homemade pasta and fresh sauce. Service was excellent and so attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful Friday night dinner at Amelia’s. Family time. Delicious food. Attentive service. Intimate ambiance. Everyone had a great time. The highlights were the Sausage Bolognese and the Negronis.

JJ
JakeJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Excellent. The bolognese was the best. Ceasar salad was the best. Martini's need to be filled to the brim. Don't cheat your guests.

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jeffl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant. The menu could be slightly expanded. I has pasta vongole... tasted excellent. portion was on the small side for $24. We would return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down best food in the area, besides Sulmona of course. The service was beyond perfection. Every time the servers approached the table they had a smile on their face! The food came in a timely manner and was warm and delicious. I would eat here everyday if I could! My husband and I enjoyed the sweet pea arancini, calamari, lobster ravioli special, steak frites, tiramisu and homemade vanilla gelato. We can not wait to go back again!

FAQs

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

Amelia's Trattoria is rated 4.6 stars by 1020 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.