“The food and atmosphere are just not worth supporting this guy's terrible mismanagement and behavior.”
“The coffee was excellent.”
“The food was not bad, it was just nothing to speak off, and when venturing through the kitchen to get to the men's room, I did not feel so right having just eaten what I did after seeing the kitchen.”
“usually go at lunch time because the lunch menu is great.”
“actually ran into one of the best waitresses there I've had, who no longer works there (surprise surprise) and she just told me that her checks from the restaurant bounced.”
“The food was authentic homemade style and the service was very friendly.”
“Bottom line, these days, I would think that restaurant need to go out of thier way to offer a great product, great service at a good price to get more people to come in and spend thier hard earned money.”
“The service was extremely slow and on top of that they "forgot" to tell us that they were out of our order so we had to wait an additional half an hour to get our food.”
WOW this place its a JOKE ((( STAY AWAY ))).
Same Menu for the past 5 yrs and nothing to enjoy
the Owner DELIO SUSY has the personality of one left sandal ((( what a JERK )))
prices are high and there so many people trying to work and he is abusing them Keep their money and tips.... if you have no common sense ignore this warning!!!
people get hire and fire like no other place in the area....!
Try some place else you will do the right thing this guy Don't need to be in biz no more.
keep the pizza, get a new owner!. My girlfriend and I ate a late lunch at Amelia's kitchen in west sommerville. The weather was perfect so we decided to go for a walk. We noticed earlier in the day that someone was actually sweeping and cleaning up the front sidewalk of the restaurant, so we thought...wow! If they care so much about the sidewalk, they must care equally to the service and food, right? WRONG! We were served by a waiter that had a cell phone that kept ringing and complaining about being there on his day off with the cook. They had a great special yesterday that was a personal pizza and soda FOR 5 BUCKS!!! The pizza was delicious and we loved the fact that someone was offering a great pizza at a decent price (being that TUFT University is literally 4 blocks away ) our food came out on time and hot. Once the owner came in and he started swearing and bragging about how he was going to fire his server once he came in. He probably said the word bull s**t at least 6 times while we were there. We felt very uncomfortable, so we asked for bill and left. Bottom line, these days, I would think that restaurant need to go out of thier way to offer a great product, great service at a good price to get more people to come in and spend thier hard earned money. Lets not even talk about the fact that you have to walk through the kitchen to use the restroom (which looked like a scene out of a devils rejects movie decorated with plastic floweres) and hand sink only had cold water. Next time I will order the pizza to go and not have to deal with rude owners and waiters.
Over rated, over priced, inconsistent, and intimidating owner. This restaurant owner turns over waitstaff like that's his only job. He has forced out some of the the best waitresses there I've had in just a few months. One waitress told me there's been about twenty waitresses lost in about two months. I just assume he's the one who has forced out most of them because of his overall dimeanor, the way he treats them, and lack of sensibility in helping out. I've sat there waiting for a to-go order while the waitress ran around doing a million things and he sat there on the phone. He berates his employees in front of customers too. I actually ran into one of the best waitresses there I've had, who no longer works there (surprise surprise) and she just told me that her checks from the restaurant bounced. That she was actually paid in BAD checks! That's terrible. Not only is it going to go out of business soon, it's a such a small establishment you would think the owner would learn to make the room more comfortable for all the customers. I've seen him actually lecture other adults on leaving something behind at the restaurant. He is just plain rude. I've been there a total of three times to witness all of this, and I will not be returning ever again. The food and atmosphere are just not worth supporting this guy's terrible mismanagement and behavior. I'd rather walk the extra mile to the next italian joint.
My Favorite small Italian place. I have had nothing but positive experiences at Amelia's Kitchen. The wait staff are very nice. The food is great too. I usually go at lunch time because the lunch menu is great. Hands down this place has great Italian food and the pizza is fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant, ignore the negative reviews and try it out your self.
horrible people mediocre food. The owner is cranky and rude, the food is just mediocre and overpriced. I would eat here occassionally if it weren't for the horrible atmosphere and abusive owner. Never again.
Make sure read before visiting.... I recently visited Amelias with my girlfriend, we were first put off by being greeted by a rude man, who later turns out to be the owner. The food was not bad, it was just nothing to speak off, and when venturing through the kitchen to get to the men's room, I did not feel so right having just eaten what I did after seeing the kitchen. I am sticking to my Anthony's in downtown for my authentic italian fod.
Great neighborhood spot!. The food was authentic homemade style and the service was very friendly. Their pies are out of this world! Ignore the earlier negative reviews and go check it out for yourself!
Great experience - Good Food, Good Service and Friendly atmosphere. I bought a $25 Entertainment coupon and was a bit concerned after reading some of the prior reviews. Our experience was the exact opposite of some recent reviewers. The waitress was friendly, the service was prompt and the food was good. We identified that we had a coupon when we ordered drinks and she immeidately told us that the $35 minimum applies to entrees only. There were three of us,so meeting the $35 minimum was no problem. We ordered the calamari appetizer and it was the most tender we have ever had. From the conversations going on around us, it was obvious that most patrons are regulars. The appetizer was delivered to our table hot and in less than 10 minutes. Our main courses came out about 15 minutes later. Again they were freshly cooked, hot, and very good. The cook came and asked us if everything was okay. There was only one waitress. She was serving five tables so she was busy. But she was friendly, prompt, and attentative.
DO NOT GO HERE!. DO NOT GO HERE! I did not enjoy my experience here. When I went there was only one waitress for the entire place. The service was extremely slow and on top of that they "forgot" to tell us that they were out of our order so we had to wait an additional half an hour to get our food. Meanwhile the manager/ owner was wandering around ignoring everyone. They clearly do not get the meaning of customer service. Once we got our food it was boring and bland, not really much better than a chain food restaurant for a supposedly homemade Italian meal. I couldn't agree with the other reviewer more. If you want amazing Italian food in Somerville go to Lil Vinny's on Medford street. Their service is superb as well!
WORST. RESTAURANT. EVER..
This place is awful. They had one poor waitress trying to cover the whole restaurant...which was obviously too much for one person. I think their tactic is to make the customers feel sorry for her. The owner was present, but didn't bother to help her or even address any of the four tables of unsatisfied customers that we saw.
The chicken parm was the worst I have ever had - I actually couldnt eat it! The chicken was dried out and tasted like it had been frozen and thawed several times over. The pasta sauce was little more than ketchup. The diet coke was flat. They brought out the wrong entree for my boyfriend and apparently made the same mistake with the couple sitting next to us. Being only one waitress, it was several minutes before we could get her attention to correct the order. As we were waiting (an eternity) to pay the bill,we saw several people try to use coupons and they were being denied for various reasons.
I eat out all the time in Cambridge and Somerville and this is singularly the worst dining experience ive had.
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