If you're looking to put all five senses into high gear, head over to Amelia's,
a small, come-as-you-are restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine in West
Somerville's Teele Square. Over 15 homemade pasta dishes are made to order,
including gnocchi and lasagna. In a dish called fettuccine mamma, chicken,
sun-dried tomatoes, and broccoli are sautéed with the noodles in a sauce
of olive oil, white wine, and butter ($7.95). Arancinis, or rice balls, are
stuffed with ground beef, mozzarella, and peas ($2.75 each). A thick slice of
veggie pizza is topped with mozzarella, carrots, cheese, onions, zucchini,
peppers, and broccoli ($1.50). Generously sized calzones with two fillings --
say, broccoli and onion -- are $6.50 (meat is $1 extra). Diners eating alone
can read the news clips, chosen by Amelia's children, that cover the tables.
Amelia's Kitchen, located at 1137 Broadway, in Somerville, is open Monday
through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.
to 11:30 p.m., and on Sunday from 2 to 10 p.m. Call 776-2800.
-- Nancy Kalajian