Ambrosia

4.8
607 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 607 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
service
4.7
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BarbH
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was wonderful but waiter was not as attentive as in previous visits.

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DaxP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambrosia has become one of our favorite go to restaurants in Indy. Never disappointed!

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SusanC
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Service was fabulous. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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tkmbl
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best! Fantastic food and impeccable service, it’s perfect every single time I go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the second time we have gone here to celebrate a birthday! The 3 of us really enjoyed the menu options and the long list of wine options.
We had the house Cabernet (2 Bottles) per the suggestion of our waitress. Two of us that had the special and the other had the shrimp. The portions were perfect and left some room for dessert. We did get an appetizer as well.

When I made the reservation I did indicate we were there celebrating a birthday so I wish they could have seated us in a better spot. I have only eaten here twice and both times we were sat right next to the kitchen and wait station. Being a head hostess at a 5 star restaurant in college I would not place someone there if they were there celebrating a special occasion. Those tables tend to be one of the worst due to all the traffic.

Our group actually plans to be back sometime in June and we are looking forward to it.

RJ
RJaM
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We have found the quality of the food to be consistent each time we east at Ambrosia. David is an excellent server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Lovely evening. Highly recommend

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vipOurFavorite
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambrosia is a must. It is our go to place and has been for over two years!

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dnpindy
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable for great food and service. David is an attentive but unobtrusive waiter.

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vipJennyS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant, yet casual, dining. Delicious Italian food, always!

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KrisD
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was amazing. Server was a bit slow and we had to ask for bread. He was nice enough. We will definitely be back!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server. Food was great. Can’t wait to come back again and again.

MF
vipMaryF
Indiana
43 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambrosia is always fabulous! Great food and service

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vipJillD
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and amazing service! This place never disappoints

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David
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was amazing.

For the food, my wife and I split the calamari, Penne alla Medici, and a slice of apple cheesecake. We weren't stuffed, but we were both satisfied with the amount of food. They started is with some nice soft bread with olive oil. The calamari wasn't rubbery, and it was perfectly fried. The cocktail sauce was pleasant. The Penne alla Medici was the second time I have ever had a 10/10 entree at a restaurant. It was a really nice balance of all the flavors and had a nice mild kick to it. The apple cheesecake was very interesting and had a nice layer of carmel.

For service, the server was very polite and had great recommendations. Management checked on us once to ensure everything was going smooth. I used a site called flower petal to have a dozen roses delivered and they were already on the table and prepared before we arrived.

My wife ordered a long island iced tea and she said it was really good.

This place is definitely a nice restaurant and the price is great! I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a romantic italian dinner.

CG
vipCanonGirl
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love ambrosia!! We have the stuffed mushrooms, Miata salad and the Branzino special. All was delicious!

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TracyS
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food as expected. Kate was a wonderful server!

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Ebgmo
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

In town for a college visit, we had dinner here because we wanted a good Italian place with a heated patio (brought our dog). It was an unusually chilly evening so we had the patio to ourselves. The heaters were OK, though we didn’t take our coats off, but they ran out of gas towards the end of dinner. Otherwise, it was a really nice evening. The food was delicious, and the service was attentive. Try the burrata salad appetizer and the arancini (rice balls). Oh and the five layer chocolate cake!

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CarolW
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!! Fabulous food, a great cocktail, wonderful waitstaff and Frank Sinatra singing in background. It doesn’t get any better than this. Go! And be sure to order the three color salad (sorry. Don’t know how to say it in Italian)

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight we visited for my birthday. Can never go wrong with Dave waiting on us. He always brings conversation to our wonderfully attentive experience. They really try to make your dinner special. We got all of our favorites off the menu because they knew we were coming. The food is as amazing as always and so quick!
Love ambrosia

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vipLana
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Helio and the food was terrific!

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vipDanielle
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This was our first time here. Our server was delightful and had wonderful suggestions for us. The food was good. The lasagna was not our favorite. We hope to give it another try in the future.

JN
JordanN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambrosia is our favorite place for Italian food in the whole city. The prices are affordable and the food is AMAZING. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the calamari was delicious, as was the gnocchi. best old fashioned i’ve ever had. Dan, Mindy, Sophie, Dave and Kelley always know how to make customers feel like family!

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bernardB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ambrosia has always been a special place to dine, and this (our anniversary) was no exception. Great food and dining experience, and as the first actual sit-down dinner outside in a restaurant in over a year, it was great to feel safe and enjoy someone else doing the cooking! The cocktails were delicious, and excellent choices of wine by the glass.

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AshlyK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ambrosia is a great date night spot with great wine & food!

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vipAngelaC
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun time was had by all. Excellent service!

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vipMarkE
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to change our reservation at the last minute, and they were very accommodating. We really enjoyed our dinner, great food, with a very nice atmosphere. I highly recommend Ambrosia.

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vipDoodlemom
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful service, nice atmosphere

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CarolynW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a birthday celebration and it was just the right place. Always a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambrosia is always my go to when wanting a really good Italian dinner.
Easy location, great layout, and great food.

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vipCharlieF
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Just very noisy. Mostly because of the table next to us. 6 top and all unruly - but we all knew they had a good time. :^)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Inexperienced server

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Reagan
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. This is our favorite place for everything from a celebratory drink at the bar after work, to our wedding rehearsal dinner, to a special date night. No matter the occasion, you can never go wrong Ambrosia.

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Joan
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Maybe more knowledge of the wine selections.
We always enjoy our dinners at Ambrosia. My favorite Alfredo Fettucinin!
Glad to be back!

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vipTemiF
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had an excellent sever, Kate did an awesome job. I would preferred more arugula on the prosciutto salad it was loaded with meat and not enough greens. Chicken marsala was delicious. Will definitely return.

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EricB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for a Sunday evening dinner! We were seated at a great table and the atmosphere was lively, but still very easy to have our own conversation. Kate was our server and did a wonderful job. The pace of the evening was perfect, not rushed, and not ever left wanting... We were there to enjoy the time and that we did. I will be requesting one of her tables when making our next reservation. The food was near perfect and met our expectations for the evening. We each just had salad and a main course... would recommend the RUCOLA e PROSCIUTTO and BARBABIETOLA salads along with the POLLO MARSALA and MAIALE SALTIMBOCCA... Wonderful evening. Thank you Kate.

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

food not as fresh as usual- tortellini soup was so very salty

service spotty

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RickyW
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food,fair price!enjoy enjoy!!

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vipKFlynn
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We love Ambrosia. The food is great and the atmosphere is even better. We had a bad experience this past weekend with poor service but that was an anomaly.

FAQs

Ambrosia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 255-3096.

Ambrosia is rated 4.8 stars by 607 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.