Ambrogio15

4.6
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An authentic but unique Milano gourmet pizza, a special dough recipe, an innovative pizza-making process, high-quality Italian ingredients, a holistic approach to the food and beverage world, a focus on sustainable agriculture and farming, along with a deep love for Milano, where Andrea, Giacomo, and Luca grew up, and for San Diego, where they studied, worked and became who they are now. These are some of the concepts that make up the Ambrogio15 project. The idea was born in both Milano and San Diego, in the minds and the hearts of three young Italian guys who decided to leave the corporate world to begin a new adventure of passion, friendship, and a bit of foolishness.
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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

They were extremely short staffed so service was slow, not like normally. Food was still really good!

A
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Such a great find! We made a reservation here on short notice after a day at Mission Beach "just in case" and turned out to be critical as we watched a number of people turned away as capacity was hit pretty quickly. The staff was incredibly kind and attentive in spite of the fact they happened to be short handed due to a couple of their servers being sick. We brought my mother-in-law from out of town who was absolutely blown away and my wife has designated this place as "our new date spot". The Burrata e Prosciutto Crudo was a hit all around with the Scrocchiarella alla Nutella ending the night on a high note. Definitely will be back for more.

PW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The staff did a heroic job of keeping an overflow Valentines Day evening crowd happy. We’ve eaten here over the past few years since they opened and quality of food is stellar.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Long wait for Valentine’s Day, even with a reservation. The manager made us feel welcome and offered complementary champagne while we waited.
Salad and pizza were very good. Good place for any casual or special occasion.

A
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was outstanding but the noise level makes it difficult to maintain normal conversation they need to soften the walls with some fabric

KW
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Ok but nothing special

l
Denver
70 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We love thin crust pizza which this was. But we prefer it hot which this wasn’t.
Do not order the caeser salad. It is a mixed salad with tomato.

a
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Family friendly New Year’s Eve dinner Their pizza rivals authentic Italian pizzas. Takes me back to Venice. Pizza is a must order here. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

T
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was awesome. Place is a bit overpriced. My pizza came out first, and it was cold. I was half done with mine before my wife's came out. Caprese salad was 4 little slivers of tomato, with 4 nice size pieces of cheese, but way over priced.
Only saving grace was the great server.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was incredible and service was friendly. Great selection of beer and wine. Best pizza in San Diego.

A
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Really poor quality pizza. The crust and sauce had no flavor, and the toppings were sparse and soggy. All other cities have much better pizza- Nederland, CO Crosscut Pizza- Chicago- Gino's, Malnati's or Al's- Seattle- Pizzeria Credo, any pizza place in NYC. The service here was super rude and condescending, too. Trip advisor reviews have never been farther off base. We actually threw away the leftover pizza- just shockingly terrible.

B
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The flavors are perfect! We had 2 different salads and burrata to start and shared 3 pizzas with our group. Super fresh concoctions with premium ingredients. The vino was also delightful! Montepulciano di Abruzzo. Belíssimo!!!

YS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner in a very nice setting.

PC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service! Could've used a little more salt but otherwise fantastic

MT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

19th Anniversary. Weekend trip to Carlsbad. Ambrogio was one of the highlights of the weekend. Outstanding service and top notch food quality. I prefer a little more crisp on my pizza but it was still fantastic. Fennel, orange and olive salad was amazing too.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Milano! Charming owners and staff. Fabulous!!!

KE
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best pizza in SD if you like the Northern Italian thin crust style. If not, go someplace else.
Very good Italian wine list and very generous antipasti. A find!

B
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our last night in San Diego, I decided to take my wife to Amrogio15 as she was wanting pizza. It was some of the best gourmet pizza we've had (and we have experienced a lot of great pizza). The staff was wonderful in helping us with our food, wine and beer selections. We would highly recommend this place for the excellent food and laid back vibe. It was a great way to cap off a wonderful week in San Diego.

CP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The cheese pizza that we ordered was all sauce and minimal cheese. The crust was soggy. The staff was friendly and nice, the noise level was high even though only 2/3 full.

Ambrogio15
Responded on November 18, 2019

Dear guest, I am sorry to read that your experience was negative, as we work daily to provide a memorable pizza experience. An authentic Italian pizza requires just the right amount of ingredients; we top our pizzas with a whole Mozzarella Fiordilatte (or Bufala if requested) of 125 grams, more than that would overpower every other flavor. Also, it's normal that a fresh mozzarella makes the pizza softer, I understand you might not be used to it though. Best

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MS
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent pizza (thin crust). Very tasty. Their basic salad was also delicious, containing croutons and shaved romano cheese.

K
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was overrated. Pizzas were avarage. Service and ambiance were good.

CD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably high quality all around: food, service, ambiance. Easily the best pizza in SoCal and among the best dining options in San Diego. Highly recommended.

EL
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service is not consistent. Ordered 3 pizzas, 2 salads and 1 appetizer, 3 desserts. We were there for over 2 hrs., spent almost an hour waiting for pizzas. With 3 small kids, not a good experience

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!!!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top 3 pizza I’ve ever had

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JT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a top notch artisan pizza joint with some excellent breads and appetizers. Highly recomended.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too full to comment! So good!

SW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Come here at least once every time I am in town

OT
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The selections of entrees, appetizer, and other items is wonderful. Fun to watch the cook doing his thing. We came into the restaurant first time about 5:30 and it was quite a while, especially for the children, as we were served after a lot of grub hub and take out boxes were ahead of us. I know there's only so much room in the pizza oven, but the restaurant was almost empty and it was almost 45 minutes until we were served. However, the desserts were AMAZING, and the pizza was delicious as was my carpaccio. We'll be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very attentive and helpful choosing menu. Items. The food was fresh and full of flavor. We didn’t have to wait any time for a table nor for our food. Only draw back, it was very noisy in the restaurant.

CS
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! Great food and great service! Love their chocolate salami for dessert! Try it!

M
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything!!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Awesome place.

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in San Diego. Great service too

b
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very good Italian wine list. Owner, Giacomo, is knowledgable and helpful with the wines. My wife and I dine here regularly and are always happy we did.

AG
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing pizzas! Better than many we have esten in Italy!

DL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place! One of the best pizza's I have ever eaten and in the spirit of Italy-Sicily where I am from. One spectacular pizza is enough for two. We actually get two pizzas and it is enough for three nights. Their salads are light, but abundant, also enough to share. The atmosphere is very relaxing and the staff is friendly and competent. We go here regularly and have never had one adverse experience in food or service. Parking can be an issue and we often park in the street to the north and walk. It is no big deal - this place is worth it. We make reservations even though we are eating around 5pm and have no problems. Ambrogio15 could get hopping if it were full and might be loud if it were full. We look forward to going there regularly. Don and Donna Liponi

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. One of my best dining experiences ever. EVER. Wait staff was amazing and knowledgable. They picked us a perfect meat and cheese plate, perfect wine and perfect pizza which was the best I’ve ever had. EVER.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average. Gluten free options below average

SV
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner during holidays in San Diego. Very nice place. Pizza’s tasted exactly like in Milano, we enjoyed the evening at Ambrogio15. We warmly recommend this place to anyone wishing to eat a real Italian pizza