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Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar - MGM Grand

4.1
4.1
67 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

For those seeking an intriguing nightlife experience and contemporary cuisine, Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar features a menu of lightened up Italian classics that are meant to be shared and curated cocktails in an inviting, provocative atmosphere. Inspired by Milan at dusk, Ambra’s rich jewel tones, earthy accents and warmly lit lounge offer lively sophistication coupled with a vibrant atmosphere, providing the perfect backdrop to start or end a night out. A modern, sultry vibe and alluring energy provide guests with a space to gather, connect and enjoy a memorable night. Whether they visit the lounge for post-show craft cocktails, linger longer over shareable Italian cuisine or sneak into the intimate speakeasy known as Privata, Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar tempts guests to gather in style. Contemporary Italian dining, creative cocktails and modern mystique. This is Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (702) 891-7600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dai Matsuda

  • Neighborhood

    MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

  • Cross street

    Tropicana

  • Parking details

    Valet & Self-Parking Available For detailed information about parking at any MGM Resorts destination, please visit mgmresorts.com/parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Assaggi

  • Barbabietole

    roasted red beet agrodolce, sherry vinegar, pickled mustard seeds, medjool date, marcona almonds, whipped goat cheese

    Antipasti

    Suggested Pairing: Feudi di San Gregorio, Falanghina del Sanni, Campania | Italy 2017. Choose 1

    • Insalata Rossa

      radicchio, red oak lettuce, grapefruit, blood orange, radish, pomegranate, roman sheep milk ricotta, balsamic vinaigrette

      • Ostriche

        ½ dozen chilled kumamoto oysters on the ½ shell, caviar, strawberry-hibiscus gelée, sparkling rosé mignonette, whipped crème fraiche

        • Big Eye Tuna Carpaccio

          black truffle, walnuts, shiitake mushrooms, wild arugula, parmigiano reggiano

          • Asparagi

            charred asparagus, sunny side duck egg, fontina fonduta, aceto balsamico tradizionale

            Secondi

            Suggested Pairing: Rocche Costamange, Nebbiolo, 'Roccardo', Langhe | 2017. Choose 1

            • Tagliata di Manzo

              prime new york steak, wild mushrooms, salsify passato, black truffle sughetto

              • Branzino

                grilled mediterranean sea bass, cauliflower, lemon-caper butter

                • Sweet Maine Lobster Risotto

                  butternut squash, saffron, uni butter, gold leaf, crème fraiche, caviar

                  • Lasagna al Forno

                    wild mushrooms, basil pesto, robiola, black truffle besciamella, bloomsdale spinach

                    • Spaghetti Pomodoro

                      san marzano tomatoes, basil, chili, extra virgin olive oil

                      Dolci

                      • Dark Chocolate Budino

                        Stracciatella gelato, luxardo cherries, vanilla bean whipped cream. Suggested Pairing: La Marca, Prosecco, Veneto, NV

                        Last updated: February 5, 2020

                        What 67 people are saying

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                        4.1
                        4.1 based on all time ratings
                        • 4.2Food
                        • 4.2Service
                        • 4.2Ambience
                        • 3.7Value

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                        1. VC

                          VirgilioC

                          Houston

                          65 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          65 reviews

                          Dined on March 15, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Excellent food, wine, and service (thanks, Dave). A great choice for dinner after the show.

                        2. FM

                          FredM

                          Louisville

                          13 reviews

                          5.0

                          13 reviews

                          Dined on March 13, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          I took some customers here for dinner while in Vegas for a trade show. The food and service were excellent.

                        3. k

                          karen

                          Calgary

                          6 reviews

                          5.0

                          6 reviews

                          Dined on March 7, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          It was my daughters birthday and because we love Italian we chose Ambra. It was the perfect spot and because they knew we were celebrating, we were given a private clam shell table overlooking the entire restaurant! We shared and chose the carbonara. The homemade pasta was to die for! Cooked to perfection and totally filling. I was not disappointed. It was also nice to be served by someone who just knew our tastes. I wonder if it was because it was a woman ); I truly recommend Ambra for any occasion or just for a dinner away from the crowds.

                        4. S

                          Sc135

                          San Diego

                          17 reviews

                          vip
                          2.0

                          17 reviews

                          Dined on March 1, 2020

                          overall2food1service3ambience2

                          The food was horrible. Lasagna was dry, tasted like bad hospital food. Speakeasy was a joke. We had anticipated a nice cocktail and atmosphere, no bartender, we had to ask a waitress to come in to take our order then they brought the drinks from elsewhere despite an amazing looking bar. Very disappointing given the high competition for amazing restaurants in Vegas. The only positive is the server who was nice and manager who was sympathetic and comped the horrible lasagna. However, we should have been paid to endure such a horrible experience. Unless they make big changes this place should and will die quickly.

                        5. D

                          Djwood

                          Minneapolis

                          3 reviews

                          4.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on March 1, 2020

                          overall4food2service5ambience5

                          The staff and atmosphere of the restaurant was amazing! The only downside was the food. I had the Veal Chop that was cooked to medium (which was perfect) but the meat was luke warm. My wife's was pasta was chewy and overall to salty. I would definitely go back again but try something different on the menu.

                        6. T

                          Tias

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on February 29, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Amazing experience overall. The food and atmosphere was beyond what we expected.

                        7. BM

                          BrendaM

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on February 29, 2020

                          overall4food3service5ambience2

                          Excellent restaurant for a group. We had 6 in our party. They took reservation, had a lovely round table ready for us. The waiter was attentive and help with great menu suggestions

                        8. C

                          Cindy

                          Detroit

                          26 reviews

                          vip
                          1.0

                          26 reviews

                          Dined on February 29, 2020

                          overall1food1service1ambience3

                          The worst food I’ve ever eaten in Vegas! My spinach lasagna was dry and overcooked. Our waiter left mid meal. No one checked on us and server took my half eaten meal away before I could say anything! Had to wait forever for our bill. The restaurant was not busy at all as we were there early 6pm. I would not recommend this restaurant at all!

                        9. v

                          vegeater

                          Seattle

                          7 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          7 reviews

                          Dined on February 18, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Wonderful service. Great dishes, but not too much food. Very nice ambience and decor. Great to eat there before seeing a show.

                        10. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Phoenix

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on February 16, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          From the food to the service this entire experience was fantastic! Between our group we got 5 entrees, 2 pastas, 3 appetizers & 2 desserts & didn’t have a single complaint about anything!

                        11. m

                          motown

                          Las Vegas

                          12 reviews

                          vip
                          1.0

                          12 reviews

                          Dined on February 15, 2020

                          overall1food2service3ambience2

                          I am a retired Las Vegas Strip Concierge with 15 years of experience, and have dined in literally hundreds of Las Vegas restaurants. I took my lady friend to dinner at Ambra for Valentine's Day after seeing Cirque, KA. It was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. First, they seated us at a table facing the kitchen entrance. Secondly, it was extremely cold in the restaurant. Next, the menu was the prix fixe, but they could not offer all that was on it? The size of the portions were tiny (enough for a children's portion), despite the enormous price per item. The entrees were barely warm when we received them, and with the cold temp of the restaurant, they were cold almost immediately. Lastly, during my Concierge career, I have booked restaurants for guests thousands of times. I would never recommend Ambra to any of my guests. I personally will never dine there again.

                        12. HM

                          HandM

                          Cleveland

                          10 reviews

                          5.0

                          10 reviews

                          Dined on February 4, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Service was impeccable! Food was delicious. I'd highly recommend this restaurant in the MGM Grand in Vegas.

                        13. LA

                          LeighAnnT

                          Indiana

                          5 reviews

                          4.0

                          5 reviews

                          Dined on January 31, 2020

                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                          Great restaurant in a good location. The food was tasty - plenty for the two of us with bread an appetizer a salad and good sized dinner portions.

                        14. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on January 31, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                          Food and service was great but food was definitely overpriced.

                        15. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Minneapolis

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on January 30, 2020

                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                          Bolognese is 🔥🔥🔥

                        16. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          New York Area

                          6 reviews

                          vip
                          1.0

                          6 reviews

                          Dined on January 28, 2020

                          overall1food1service3ambience2

                          The food was awful. Not edible. The seafood tower came out frozen and tasted like it had been doused with vinegar. The pasta came out hard as if it was previously cooked and put in the oven to re-heat. The noise level was so high, no one could hear each other speak severely limiting conversation.

                        17. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Milwaukee

                          10 reviews

                          vip
                          1.0

                          10 reviews

                          Dined on January 21, 2020

                          overall1food2service1ambience4

                          Quality of the food is just horrible. Like other reviews the service was poor. I asked how much was a high end bourbon and the response was "to much". I would not book an evening at this restaurant you will be sadly disappointed

                        18. AC

                          AndreaC

                          Las Vegas

                          5 reviews

                          5.0

                          5 reviews

                          Dined on January 20, 2020

                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                          Fantastic food. Large portions. Great service. We had reservations at 7:45 before the show, but weren't seated until close to 8:15 so it made it a little rushed.

                        19. JL

                          JenniferL

                          1 review

                          2.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on January 19, 2020

                          overall2food2service2ambience4

                          Food was mediocre and service was terrible. Our server was rude and dismissive. My feeling was that he was irritated that we didn't order alcohol. We hardly saw him at all. The food is very overpriced for the taste. I had the spaghetti, my friend had ravioli, and my other friend had the lobster pasta. Again, it wasn't terrible food but for the price we expected much more. We had much better food at every other restaurant that we went to.

                        20. PM

                          PamM

                          1 review

                          2.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on January 19, 2020

                          overall2food2service2ambience3

                          Squash blossom - thin skin filled with 3 TBS of white glop Lasagna was torched so that top layer resembled a burned rectangle of cardboard. Sauce, only at bottom of the dry stack, was good. Caprese salad - ice cold tomato slices surrounding a dollop of bursts. Very little flavor; no imagination

                        21. FF

                          FrankF

                          Las Vegas

                          3 reviews

                          vip
                          4.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on January 11, 2020

                          overall4food4service3ambience4

                          Very good italian food, the lobster spaghetti diavola are highly recommanded

                        22. LB

                          LauraB

                          1 review

                          2.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on January 9, 2020

                          overall2food3service1ambience4

                          It was a busy night, but after several issues, there was just no excuse for the experience that was had dining here. To kick things off, the server had no knowledge of wine and when asked about a bottle flat out said "I don't know" and did not offer to go ask anyone else. Then she brought the wrong bottle of wine. Before ordering, I informed the server of a seafood and nut allergy and asked what dishes should be avoided. Grilled zucchini was ordered as a side. Another server drops off the food and places down the "grilled zucchini with capers and anchovy". When our server returned I asked her what was in the zucchini and if there was anchovy. She said oh are you allergic to all seafood, I think it has a fish sauce? Needless to say the zucchini was not eaten and she didn't even bother to offer to take it off the bill. After finishing the meal we sat at the table for a good 20 minutes before she ever came back to see if we wanted anything else or the bill. Overall the food was just okay and the service was awful. Not one I'll be going back to.

                        23. FM

                          FamilyMan

                          Chicago

                          6 reviews

                          2.0

                          6 reviews

                          Dined on January 8, 2020

                          overall2food4service2ambience2

                          Reservations don’t mean much here. We checked in and waited in line 20 mins to get seated in a very crowded, loud area at an undersized table by rude and snobby hostess. Food was fantastic. Waiter was decent. Bus boys are overly eager to clear plates. It’s expensive but we expected that given its on the vegas strip.

                        24. TD

                          TonyD

                          Cleveland

                          9 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          9 reviews

                          Dined on January 7, 2020

                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                          Ordered family style for a combination of American and Asian guests… The Branzino was fantastic, chicken Parm and several pasta dishes were all very good. Reasonably priced good service and great flavors, will recommend and will come back!

                        25. AP

                          AmberP

                          Oklahoma City

                          9 reviews

                          3.0

                          9 reviews

                          Dined on January 6, 2020

                          overall3food3service5ambience3

                          A bit surprised by their limited menu regarding entrees and pasta dishes and no port wine. Be aware that anchovies are used in several dishes but not specified other than “not vegan.” Fantastic service and comfortable seating, music fairly loud. Food was good, but for the amount spent, there are far better places in Las Vegas.

                        26. E

                          Eric

                          Orange County

                          39 reviews

                          vip
                          4.0

                          39 reviews

                          Dined on January 4, 2020

                          overall4food5service5ambience5

                          The food was excellent. The service was fantastic and very attentive. Considering what I ate, I felt this place was a little over-priced. But it's Las Vegas dining in a high-class resort; so we should expect higher prices. I'm looking forward to coming back with some friends.

                        27. NY

                          NYEdiner

                          Austin

                          11 reviews

                          5.0

                          11 reviews

                          Dined on January 3, 2020

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We chose Ambra Italian Kitchen to celebrate a friend's birthday. Excellent choice for a relaxing meal. Thanks Ambra for being part of our Vegas memories

                        28. d

                          dsaggy

                          Hawaii

                          15 reviews

                          5.0

                          15 reviews

                          Dined on January 2, 2020

                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                          Just looking for a good place for dinner and it was way better than anything we had had for three days prior Very good!

                        29. TK

                          ThomasK

                          Oklahoma City

                          1 review

                          1.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on January 1, 2020

                          overall1food2service1ambience1

                          Went on New Years; service was awful and food was mediocre. Waited 45 minutes for the appetizers, sure wish Fiamma was still there

                        30. GC

                          GregC

                          Washington DC

                          7 reviews

                          5.0

                          7 reviews

                          Dined on December 31, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          My wife and i made reservations at this restaurant for after the Michael Jackson ONE show. We arrived 1/2 half hour early and the hostess was very accommodating and sat us within 5 minutes. My wife and I started off with the meatballs and Caesar salad. The salad was good but the Meatballs were to die for and highly recommended. I ordered the Taglitelle bolognese and my wide with Spaghetti Pomodoro. These were fantastic. I recommend if you want extra sauce you better order it when you order your meal as they make the sauce when they make the dish. They do not have a pot of sauce to scoop from. Our serving team was Erika and Joseph. These two were very attentive and had just the right touch points. They were not overwhelming and gave great recommendations for dishes and also provided guidance based on their questions and our answers (i.e. do you like spicy, etc.). I highly recommend this restaurant

                        31. SS

                          SSSh

                          Louisville

                          6 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          6 reviews

                          Dined on December 31, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Delicious! Would definitely come back again. Great drinks and food.

                        32. KM

                          KarinaM

                          Las Vegas

                          9 reviews

                          3.0

                          9 reviews

                          Dined on December 29, 2019

                          overall3food3service2ambience5

                          The menu was limited. I expressed dissatisfaction with my meal and our server ignored me. I've never been to a restaurant that didn't try to make a customer satisfied.

                        33. k

                          kohl

                          Cincinnati

                          110 reviews

                          vip
                          2.0

                          110 reviews

                          Dined on December 23, 2019

                          overall2food2service2ambience3

                          Wow. They were out of drink mixes for the drinks on the menu. All we got was a "sorry." My dinner, chicken parmesan, was burned. Blech. I recommend you go somewhere else.

                        34. W

                          jackieW

                          Dallas

                          6 reviews

                          3.0

                          6 reviews

                          Dined on December 22, 2019

                          overall3food4service2ambience4

                          Food was good. Service slow, waiteress got mad when wanted separate checks....the place is nice, wasn’t busy probably due to service

                        35. J

                          Jack

                          Detroit

                          134 reviews

                          vip
                          4.0

                          134 reviews

                          Dined on December 16, 2019

                          overall4food5service5ambience5

                          This was our first time here. We shared the meatball appetizer which was very good and the lobster spaghetti which was also good. At over $40 for the spaghetti, the portion was skimpy, with respect to the lobster and the pasta. At that price, it should have been a huge portion and it was not. Next time we are at MGM, we will go back to Wolfgang Puck nearby for equally good food at a more reasonable price. It is not as fancy but that is ok with us.

                        36. DD

                          DDJV

                          Las Vegas

                          4 reviews

                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on December 7, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Yummy food however small menu and not a lot of variety. Not many options for vegetarians.

                        37. H

                          Heath

                          Houston

                          5 reviews

                          3.0

                          5 reviews

                          Dined on December 6, 2019

                          overall3food5service1ambience3

                          Sorry. Second trip to this restaurant. First was excellent beginning to end. This time server was rushed and unfocused. Continually cut my order off. Told us that we were ordering too much food, wrong food, etc. I. Won't leave the server's name here but if the management would like up know they can contact me for details. Food was awesome.

                        38. JB

                          JenB

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on December 1, 2019

                          overall3food2service5ambience4

                          Chicken parm was great. Pasta - the reason we came - was terrible. Somehow mushy and al denté at the same time.

                        39. CL

                          ChrisL

                          Atlantic Canada

                          3 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on November 29, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          An exceptional meal and great service. The Chefs menu allows for a nice smattering - however it’s a vulgar amount of food (tremendous value though, for Vegas). My dining companion, who is a well travelled eater, noted his veal Marsala was likely the single best dish he has ever consumed.

                        40. AD

                          AllisonD

                          San Francisco

                          28 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          28 reviews

                          Dined on November 27, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Terrific ambiance and great food

                        FAQs

                        Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar - MGM Grand is rated 4.1 stars by 67 OpenTable diners

                        Not bookable

                        This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

                        • Cross street

                          Tropicana

                        • Neighborhood

                          MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

                        • Hours of operation

                          Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
                          Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

                        • Cuisines

                          Italian

                        • Dining style

                          Casual Elegant

                        • Dress code

                          Business Casual

                        • Parking details

                          Valet & Self-Parking Available For detailed information about parking at any MGM Resorts destination, please visit mgmresorts.com/parking

                        • Payment options

                          AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                        • Executive chef

                          Dai Matsuda

                        • Additional

                          Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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