Opened in 1999 as an homage to chef-owner Delio Susi's mother, Amelia's Trattoria has long been a favorite among the Kendall Square academics and professionals. It's no wonder - the intimate and inviting dining room is an ideal spot for a business lunch and, with its full bar and carefully-honed menu, even better suited for a wind-down drink after work or a relaxing dinner. The wooden floor and brick walls, accented with copper fixtures, give the room a rustic Italian vibe - light and airy during the day and warm and cozy in the evening.
Taking its cues from its Abruzzi roots, the menu at Amelia's is full of clean-flavored, hand-crafted cuisine. Susi has become known for his handmade pasta (especially his gnocchi) and his skill with meat (especially braised short ribs). And, just as his mother taught him, he uses the best local ingredients he can get his hands on.
111 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA 02139