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Amelia's Trattoria

111 Harvard St, Cambridge, MA 02139
617-868-7600
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Description: 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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Description: 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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English first
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We just happened upon this little bistro - maybe 25 seats inside with a pretty patio too. The food was delicious- try the specials - the plates are too amazing to eat. Well priced for the portion size and the homemade focaccia is yummy. Super service too!

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Basil Gimlet cocktail was an excellent start. Very unique and refreshing on a hot summer day! The antipasto plate was a great start and the seafood risotto was a hit with the entire family. The desserts were delicious. The service was excellent. Friendly, warm and observant. Our waiter even steered us away from the more expensive bottle that I... More

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New Smyrna, FL
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

During a 2010 visit to Cambridge, we really enjoyed our meal and put Amelia's on our "we've got to go back" list. Well, we did. And, now we wish we hadn't. The food had lost much of the light touch that had made it so enjoyable before. And, the service -- if you aren't one of the local regulars --... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We ordered mushrooms pappardelle and olives with fennel salad. The salad was ok. The pasta was good but with very few mushrooms. The portion were big. ( enough for us).

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San Miguel, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We where in the area for a few days from the california central coast (wine county). We're used to bringing our own wine and paying a corkage fee but I guess that's not done in Cambridge. No worries we picked a nice Tempranillo and had probably the best antipasti plate since Rome. I had promised my wife Spaghettis Carbonnara since... More

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is an amazing place. Delicious food, the waitstaff is so accommodating and we loved the ambiance. I would definitely go back - I would love to try it out for lunch.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Yummy! That is what I always say when we visit this restaurant for dinner. It is always delicious for dinner and just as good for lunch. If you are looking for an upscale feeling lunch in the Kendall Square area...you have found your place. And the prices are still reasonable. Great for a business lunch! It is a little snug... More

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

After a recommendation from a pair of friends with a great track record, we bumped this to the top of our list. We booked a table using Open Table and showed up on time. Immediately I could tell this was going to be tasty and expensive (I was a little surprised on one of those accounts, read on for the... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Four of us returned to Amelias and are we glad we did. The food was excellent , the service unhurried and the prices very reasonable. This is a place to try when in the area!

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Rye Brook, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A friend and I enjoyed a very nice prix fixe meal at this out of the way local Italian eatery. This isn't the easiest place to find, and parking isn't readily available, but once you make it inside the food is tasty, the service is prompt and friendly and the prices are reasonable. This is an excellent choice for good... More

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