Ambrosia

4.7
278 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Ambrosia was founded on the principle that the best food - and the best times of our lives - begin with love. In the Pizzi family kitchen in Liguria, Italy, the dinner table was a treasured space for family and friends. Since 1979, the Pizzi family, which now includes Gino's daughters Manuela, Anna, and Francesca, has been bringing that same love and commitment to the Ambrosia kitchen. Regular patrons and staff are all part of the family, and first-time visitors are welcomed like old friends.

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Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 278 People Are Saying
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BB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good and service was exceptionally well. Ambience is cozy with dim lights.

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RD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter David was fabulous--attentive and personable. The food was amazing. we had drinks and appetizers prior to deciding on our main dishes. The shrimp appetizer was our favorite. Sauces are homemade and you can taste the difference. We had a larger party and each got something different...seafood ravioli was a huge hit as was the spinach ravioli, chicken parmesan is a solid classic too. We will definitely be back!

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NJ
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious authentic Italian food combined with outstanding service. It doesn’t get any better than that!

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M
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Consistently a wonderful experience. We really enjoy going.

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TD
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was wonderful!

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B
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our son and daughter in law treated us to dinner here, they had never been either. We were seated in an alcove which was very nice (little less noise than main space). The appetizer - cheese torta w/crispy bread rounds was very delicious. Our waiter even brought extra bread rounds to help finish it off. Son had fish stew, daughter in law had tortellini, I had spinach ravioli, hubby had lasagna. Portions were ample. Salad of arugula/parmesan was fresh. Had one chocolate cake w/ganache frosting split between 3 of us. Prices were reasonable.

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OT
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food, drinks, and service. Large portions. One of the best in value for upscale Italian restaurants in town.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My wife liked her wine. The beet and arugula salad was mostly beets which I thought it was more of a salad. I didn’t enjoy it. There was minimal goat cheese and arugula, mainly big chunky beets. The calamari breading was light which I liked but it had no seasoning and the cocktail sauce tasted like Heinze ketchup with a small hint of horseradish. My Lasagna was very salty. I returned it finally after two bad courses and replaced with Chicken Marsala. It was a bit above average and I enjoyed it. The waiter comped the meal which I didn’t feel was necessary but was a nice gesture. My wife liked her clams quite a bit. I personally wouldn’t choose this place again but would give it another shot if someone else chose it. I may have ordered wrong for me but I’ve had everything I ordered before and was excited to eat it but was disappointed. It was a anniversary dinner which my wife and I hardly get out due to young kids. This just sort of made the date less enjoyable than I hoped. Good thing I had amazingly beautiful company.

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b
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in town! Friendly people from entering to exiting your dinner. The food and drinks are outstanding! Great wine selection too!

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Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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KS
Indiana
81 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambrosia is great for authentic Italian and we love going for special occasions. The oysters are a great starter - so fresh and delicious. Our server was fantastic; she was well-versed on the menu and helpful without ever being intrusive. Both entrees were fantastic - chicken lasagna and spinach ravioli. Everything at Ambrosia was a 5 star experience.

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TG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable service from the moment we walked in. The atmosphere was cozy, food was deliscous, and service couldn’t have been better. We were given a complimentary dessert for it being our first visit. They had also heard we were newlyweds and a manager brought out a bottle of champagne for us to take home on the house. I can not recommend this place enough. We will be back, and often!

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Z
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had an early dinner before a show. Service was fast but server seemed to direct us toward the specials (more expensive) than menu items. I had the chicken saltimboca which was very good. My wife had the seafood pasta plate and indicated that the fish was rather “fishy” tasting. Overall good but would not say totally excellent.

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DP
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single thing was wonderful! We’ll be back soon!

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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time! Our server was wonderful and very helpful and informative. The food was amazing. We ordered the caprese, calamari, mare, tortellini, lemon sorbet, and tiramisu and it was all great! Hope to come back soon

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d
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ok Indy never ceases to amaze me.... how can this amazing restaurant that makes hand made/home made al-dente pasta be number 17 on the list of Italian restaurants in Indy???? How can a chain restaurant owned by Chili’s Corp. be 7th????
I tell you what.... you guys can stay there..... i will pick Ambrosia every time!!!!! What a jewel of a place!!!The food is perfect every time... (we go monthly before our show at Clowes.... )
Btw Rich was a fantastic server ask for him if u want a seamless evening filled with great food & relaxing experience.....

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DF
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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SE
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing, lovely environment, lots of food for the price point, my only complaint was that it did take our food a while to come out of the kitchen. Worth the wait, but still a bit more of a wait than usual.

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DG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I have gone to this restaurant for many years. This time I was very disappointed as were my guests. The calamari was over cooked and the other dishes were so so. But the service was dreadful. We struggled to get our waiter to pay any attention to us. Sad. This use to be my favorite restaurant.

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GL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, fantastic service and awesome atmosphere.

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UL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Food was awful. The Filet Mignon was chewy, fatty and watery. The brandy peppercorn sauce was greasy and the sauce on the spaghetti tasted like it was out of a jar.

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B
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy going to Ambrosia. The chicken parm is delicious, great bar too! We also are very excited when we get our favorite waiter. David knows his menu and never,ever hurries you through a meal!

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A
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food, and service with a smile. Whether casual or special occasion, its a go to for sure!

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R
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Ambrosia, as we were celebrating Valentine's Day a bit late. The food was wonderful. Our service Karyce did a great job serving us, but she provided us with great food recommendations. It was a great evening.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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BS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I have been a customer of Ambrosia's for over 30 years and will not stop anytime soon!

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JP
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long time favorite of ours. Great food. Never had a bad experience in 30 years of eating here.

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SS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A good friend recommended Ambrosia. We celebrated both Valentine’s Day and an important anniversary by dining at Ambrosia. It met all the expectations we had from the recommendations. The food was delicious. Perhaps the only possible disappointment was that my husband was surprised by what he got when he ordered the salad. I think he expected more greens than he got. Maybe pictures of the menu items on the menu would help? The wait person was very attentive, too, without being a nuisance.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our experience at Ambrosia was amazing thanks to our phenomenal waitress. She recommended all of the best foods and a wonderful wine to pair it all with. We were celebrating both Valentine's Day and my wife's birthday and they made us feel very welcomed and helped us celebrate. I would definitely come back to Ambrosia in the future.

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F
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

People were great and food was solid. Aaaqaaaaaa

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PD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, bar service was slow but we didn’t mind, our server Isaac was great. Will return!

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KV
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!!!

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Background noise level created a wonderful ambiance. The food, oh my goodness, delicious pasta choices; they were made in-house. It was a great evening.

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m
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was great, and the food was good.

There was nothing wrong per se, but I expected it to blow me away considering the size of my check...and it didn't.

For one thing, I know most upper echelon restaurants do it, but I don't like having specials rattled off to me. I want to read them on paper so I can get a sense of what I would be ordering. It's just so hard to remember everything the waiter says. At least give us the option of reading them!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This restaurant will always hold a place at the top of my short list. I have never received anything less than perfect service here and the wait staff are all so kind and very well versed in the food that they serve and also the wine list! Tried our servers favorite wine and I was not disappointed.

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shane, our waiter, was attentive and friendly. Our meals were delicious.

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JH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, great food and service. Our favorite Italian restaurant in the Indy metro area
Prices are not cheap but very reasonable for the quality of food and service. The quantity of food usually results in leftovers we get to enjoy at home.

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A
Indiana
39 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful menu choices and excellent meal from start to finish. Noise level was acceptable for a Saturday evening.

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A
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great versions of old favorites. It will become a new favorite place for us

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Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming and warm ambience, a touch too loud if you are seated in the side rooms. The food was on delicious and our waiter worked his tail off albeit he was slammed too. I will be returning very soon

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