Ambrosia BYOB

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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Ambrosia BYOB contemporary italian cuisine!
What 202 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food on a very rainy night!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us for a business meeting were greeted as we entered and we were seated right away. Our waiter was excellent and attentive. Each of us had a different meal we all thought was top notch and excellent. We had two appetizers among us which were also excellent. I will be stopping by again very soon!

g
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

This was disappointing as our experience was not comparable to previous reviews. It has the potential to be a cozy neighborhood restaurant but the acoustics are terrible...it is very noisy making it difficult to have a conversation, particularly on date night. Our meals were very mediocre...the ravioli, which sounded awesome on the menu, was dry and unsatisfying. The grilled octopus was not fresh and had a strong 'fishy' aftertaste.

VC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is excellent. The noise level is very loud, hard to have a conversation.

IR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good and fast service. It’s one of the smallest restaurants I’ve been. You will be getting bumped in to all night long.

OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience as always ! Fantastic service ! I had tortellini which is perfection as always !

T
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful New restaurant. Excellent food and service

LZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, I brought 2 friends from Sydney, Australia, who enjoyed it. A bit noisy, but we liked the quaint block and each of us loved out meal.

EG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner, can’t wait to go back.

f
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true neighborhood gem! Ana Jung food and great service

X
Philadelphia
143 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Not our first time eating here and it won’t be our last. We love their pasta dishes, especially the tagliatelle and pappardelle.
Great that it’s BYOB. Also love the panna cotta for dessert. Yum!

AB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely for lunch; too noisy for dinner.

SR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service just noisy will return

RP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with a limited menu with excellent choices

SK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully restaurant and good food,
I’m going again

P
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Foodie heaven. Every dish is prepared and presented meticulously. The staff is very attentive. If anything the service is too fast, perhaps because they are doing so much business that they need to turn the tables over. That's not really meant as a criticism. The food is not cheap, but since it is a BYOB, the bottom line on the bill seems like a bargain. My wife and I also noticed how diverse the customers were in every way, which is a very heathy sign.

SS
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This new place could have the best food in Philly. I have been there twice and the food was exceptional on both occasions.

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is quietly Philadelphia's best new restaurant. The food and service are outstanding, plus it's BYOB which is always an added benefit. Highly recommend.

e
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful meal and awesome ambience.

J
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 4th time and we continue to be very pleased

T
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food good, service good, loud. Neighborhood gem. Cost nice.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

we love your food, staff, and everything about your restaurant, except for the noise level

A
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful spot with very knowledgeable staff! We had the veal and the pappardelle and both were outstanding!

f
Philadelphia
267 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Ambrosia has become a neighborhood favorite for the folks living near Fitler Square. I love the new outdoor space with painted planters recently installed, to create more curb appeal. It's also quieter outside than inside, so take advantage of it while the weather is good! The frisee salad, salmon and monkfish entrees were excellent; one of the most tender monkfish dishes I have had. I think the grilled artichoke appetizer would be better without the toasts-more artichoke, less bread.

AW
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time my husband and our friends were there and we were very impressed. The food was fantastic and the service was great. I highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place with nice outdoor seating. The food was better than expected and actually one of the best Italian meals I have had in a while. Definitely going to be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very favorable the owner came over and talk to us and very kindly gave us the scallop appetizer on the house and it was totally delicious we had a darling family next to us and it was fun to see them and we would definitely go back

SK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have really good time.
I love to go again

T
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb fresh and quality-sourced food in a small neighborhood corner restaurant. Party of 3 especially enjoyed the Calamari, the Airline chicken, the Monkfish, and Crispy Gnocchi.

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family birthday celebration!

p
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small gem that is also a byob. First time for this restaurant. Can’t wait to go back. Inside seating is a little loud but service and dood make up for it. Octopus was to die for.

s
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We go here at least 1 x per month. Great local spot and very consistent quality. A neighborhood byob gem.

BR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. A bit noisy but it was a busy Friday night. Would recommend for sure.

j
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, maybe my new favorite byob in the city! The food was so fresh, presented beautifully, great service, and all around perfect. The mussels, burrata, and scallop crudo to start was amazing, and the pappadelle with short rib ragu was incredible. What a perfect dinner!!

t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was solid, but portions were small and a bit overpriced. Love the BYO option and the outdoor seating.

h
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem. This is a small neighborhood restaurant with delicious food and good service.

w
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely neighborhood BYO. Crispy gnocchi and gaspacho were outstanding. Homemade ravioli with brown butter was excellent but needed a bit of salt. Will definitely be back!

JD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was nothing exceptional , the noise level was deafening inside and we felt that it was too warm to eat outside. The restaurant is unattractive and so though there was nothing horrible about it there are too many better choices for the same cost. No reason to return.

DL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was good and the food was excellent! Will he back!

L
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 1

Go for the pasta and delicious cuisine. Atmosphere is nothing fancy and fairly bare-bones. Service was excellent. Proprietor should think twice about hosting Large parties. The space is not equipped for that. The group near us was so noisy & popped champagne that went everywhere we asked to be moved outside despite the heat and humidity. Restaurants need to invest in better acoustical design & remove a few tables. That’s the price they should pay to have an open kitchen, no tablecloth’s or anything else to absorb sound. Prices are high for the noise & ambiance. But the college students will take over this BYO ( like so many others) and the owner will still make a boatload of money.

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