Ambrogio15

4.7
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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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JohnO
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal. The city shut down that day for restaurants except for outside dining. The ambience and service were fantastic. We have been to Italy many times, and I or at least a moment felt like I was in Italy. Just great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

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Foodie60172
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Can’t wait for the Del Mar location to open in October!

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vipGeniaS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pizza in San Diego. Took me back to Milano Italy !

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Jenny
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Overall, the food was good. The pizza crust was very thin and crispy, so I would give it a high rating. The red sauce was very fresh, maybe a little on the light side in terms of amount. I thought the salad was overprices and it would have been helpful if the menu indicated "enough for two" (maybe it did somewhere and I just didn't see it. Service great and venue great...doing a wonderful job in the Covid 19 era. The main thing with the pizza is that it was cold by the time it was set on our table. The cheese was beginning to congeal...we were literally sitting twenty feet from the oven. It's something that needs to be piping hot.

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Woody
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Pizza was five stars! Dessert was out of this world!

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Ambrogio15
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here in 3 weeks and outstanding each time.

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vipConnieT
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and eclectic wine selection.

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vipTaylorD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza was AMAZING!! I can’t believe we waited so long to try this pizza! I had the prosciutto and burrata pizza and it is hands down the best pizza I ever had. 5/5 will definitely go back!

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Jared
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got nice and quiet outdoor seating. Entire staff was welcoming and didn't make us feel rushed when we stayed past close!

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AxelK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite restaurant. Pizzas are great. Friendly staff

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Delicious
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wearing masks as the new normal we were welcomed with such appreciation! The waitress was wonderful - the wine selection perfect as well as the carpaccio and pizza! Thank you

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DanK
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first meal out since everything shut down. Very enjoyable as usual. Best pizza in town, and tuna tartare appetizer is also great.

They did a very good job with reservations, social distancing, masks, etc. We will be back.

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Ambrogio15
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Great salad, especially the dressing, and potato and prosciutto pizza. Lovely hospitality as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal great service

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KatieJ
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was quiet and cute. I would definitely go back again and suggest this as a cute date spot or chill hang out for friends to catch up.

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here just before the shut down staff were very professionial and friendly.

We had the carpaccio for starter and it was so tender , it just fell apart as you tried to get it and the lime in it was new for me but tasted really good.

This was the best pizza I have ever eaten and I’ve been lucky enough to go to Italy to eat it. If we were local this would be somewhere we would go back time again as the food, setting and service was perfect.

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vipMicL
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an ahi appetizer, pizza, focaccia, and two desserts. There were 4 of us and we brought home a piece of pizza and 2 pieces of focaccia. The pizza was very good and thin crust. The focaccia had a filling between the slices. The gelato affogato and salami chocolate were amazing. It just looks like salami it’s actually chocolate and biscotti. Everything was great but it is very loud in there. It was hard to hear across the table. I think sitting outside when it is warmer will be perfect. Despite the noise level it was a very good meal.

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archgal
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love well-made types of dough. This is your place every type of Italian bread, from pizza crusts to these fluffy appetizers. They also specialize in premium sourced cheeses and cured meats, you will think you are in Milan. Well done! I only wish they were open for lunch!

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vipLynniego
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service and the food was fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
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!

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Argos
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.

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vipPWag
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Alvanalv
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

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

Ok but nothing special

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viplovefood
Denver
71 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.

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vipal0ha
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.

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vipTony
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Anne
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.

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vipBenissimo
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!!!

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

We had a great dinner in a very nice setting.

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PhilC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipMartyT
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKENT
San Diego
54 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!

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Breck
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.

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CaryP
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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vipMathSpokenHere
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.

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Ambrogio15 does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Ambrogio15 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 291-8650.

Ambrogio15 is rated 4.7 stars by 318 OpenTable diners.

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