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Amelia's Trattoria

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111 Harvard St, Cambridge, MA 02139-2801
+1 617-868-7600
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Tampa, Florida
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232 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small trattoria is charming and busy. The night we went it was bustling but not overly noisy. The service was good. The wine list was more than adequate and prices reasonable. The toasted focaccia bread and tomato spread was fabulous. The mussels app was great as was the baby arugula salad. The butternut squash gnocchi was disappointing with only... More 

Thank phmokda
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We began our dinner with the calamari appetizer; an intriguing unusual preparation. The lemon risotto had a lot of potential but the grains of rice were a bit too toothsome. A bit more time and broth would have made it amazing. My husband and I shared the mushroom tagliatelle and that was very good. Our son enjoyed the short rib... More 

Thank Rosemary K
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

So my darling husband arranged for a babysitter so we could have a grown up evening...just the two of us. We have four lovely courses and the dinner was fabulous. For appetizers, we shared truffle frites and PEI mussels. Perfectly cooked French fries with a luscious truffle mayonnaise...absolutely decadent. The mussels were delicate in texture in a white wine broth... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We walked around Harvard then MIT and decided we wanted Italian. "Around Me" app sent us here. Good thing we trusted our instincts. A quick call for reservations and we were set. Sweet little corner restaurant with available outdoor seating. They met us with a smile and offered us sparkling water. Our party had spaghetti with huge tender meatballs with... More 

Thank SallyD123
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We eat here once a year on our annual trip to Boston for medical stuff. Amelia's NEVER disappoints. This time we could only get in for lunch, but I had arancini and the most amazing spinach salad with pancetta cracklings, goat cheese, caramelized onions and lemon vinaigrette! My spouse had a porchetta pannini and a mini Cesar salad that was... More 

Thank mikey2032
Perth, Western Australia
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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

It's about 2 hrs since we left Amelia's and it's only just now I have warmed up after what was probably the coldest restaurant I have ever been in. A warm pleasant night outside but with air-conditioning turned down to winter Boston inside - simply don't know why they did that. Ok so either get a table outside or rug... More 

Thank TrumanWA
Boston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This small trattoria has delicious I Italian food We had a great calamari dish and the pasta of the day. Both were fantastic. Servers were helpful. The only reason I did not give this a 5 is that the environment is ok but not as interesting or romantic as other small restaurants. There also is an outdoor seating area for... More 

Thank Caroltod
Roland, Arkansas
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We went to Amelia's for a celebration of my niece's graduation. There are only a few tables so I assume you need advance reservations. The whole experience was delightful. The food was excellent, and our waitress, Julia, (or if she is Italian, Giulia ), was outstanding. She was so bubbly and friendly and enthusiastic about the food. Just hearing her... More 

Thank sschmitz01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Always good whatever you take . Pasta Special every lunch ..the dilemma is the choice . Good wine and good expresso of course .

Thank Patrick T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This place was recommended by the hotel, a close walk. It is a small family owned Italian restaurant, and it is excellent, The menu is limited, but they have incredible specials, try them. The wines by the glass are good, especially the super Tuscan. Go early, or make sure you have reservations, they only have a small number of tables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Harvard St, Cambridge, MA 02139-2801
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-868-7600
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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