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Ambrosia, Indianapolis, IN

Ambrosia

4.8
4.8
942 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 255-3096

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Our special event room holds up to 50 guests, and we offer a variety of menus to meet your budget while exceeding your expectations. We have AV capabilities, a dedicated event staff, and every amenity for an unforgettable experience! Please call our special events manager, Mindy Warner, at 317-376-9434 to assist you.

  • Neighborhood

    Broad Ripple / Meridian - Kessler

  • Cross street

    Intersection of College Ave. & Kessler Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Ambrosia has a private parking lot behind the restaurant. Over flow parking for Ambrosia is available in the bank parking lot next door.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 942 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Indiana

    Italian

  • Indianapolis

    Best Food

  • Indianapolis

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE. EST CHICKEN PARMIGIANA IN TOWN!
  2. f

    foodie

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we told our server that we needed to leave in less than an hour, because we had a 6:30 show downtown....she did everything possible to help us leave on time....great job....we were early to our show
  3. S

    Steve

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was wonderful and the food was excellent. My wife and I celebrated our 26th anniversary yesterday at Ambrosia and we will continue to return.
  4. BS

    BeckyS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently amazing. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. A family favorite.
  5. TS

    TracyS

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service, it is always a bit noisy thought.
  6. L

    Lashpot

    Chicago

    126 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    126 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great all around restaurant. Thought menu was a little too basic but special pasta was unique and amazing.
  7. BA

    BAMMER

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    David was wonderful Food always good
  8. SK

    StephanieK

    Indiana

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Risotto/mozarella balls were good, not great. I would get a different app next time. The grilled octopus was also good. the first pasta on the menu was delicious. Great recommendation from our server, Shelby. This was my first time eating at Ambrosia, though my husband had been there several times before. Cannot go wrong with cannoli or the affogato for dessert. Definitely worth a repeat visit!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed immensely. (As always) our guests loved it! Very pleasant evening and meal.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time have passed by several times decided to try
  11. SL

    SharonL

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great ambiance. We had a very nice meal.
  12. M

    Meg02

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambrosia was fantastic! We ordered a couple of apps and four entrees. All of them were wonderful! Our server, Bethany, was exceptional. All four of us would highly recommend a visit!
  13. KS

    KSweet

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this restaurant was EXCELLENT! The food, the service, the ambiance, the food (again). I will definitely be back!
  14. JM

    JayM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An excellent family-owned Italian restaurant. We were seated on the spacious covered patio. Started with a cocktail, the Deep Red which was spot on in balance of flavors. The Arancini as an appetizer is quite nice for two, a delicate texture with a not-too-strong red sauce garnish. I had the Pollo Marsala (one of my favorite Italian dishes) which was excellent and my fellow diner had the Ravioli della Mamma which I am definitely getting when I come back. Capped everything off with an utterly perfect Tiramisu. I have driven by the location many times without really taking notice - I will definitely be going back.
  15. v

    viktoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been coming to ambrosia for 30 years and they never disappoint.
  16. R

    Ruth

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely to sit outside. A sunshade kept us comfortable and then was raised after sunset. Two of ordered a special pasta with mushrooms and shrimp; the third person ordered lasagna and was totally happy. Beets were a surprise in the salad which was also pleasantly different.
  17. KF

    KevinF

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for my wife. We both love to eat their.
  18. S

    Stevegio

    Indiana

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Ambrosia is a delighful place to dine; we've gone many times over the years. The wait staff are attentive, friendly and caring; they remember their 'regulars' like us and what our wine preferences are. Their pasta dishes are creative and we always want to hear what their specials are. I highly recommend the appetizer Arancini, the rice balls with parmesan cheese and a bit of marinara.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I enjoyed our dining experience before the Gwar concert. It was our first time dining experience at Ambrosia. Cocktails, food and dessert were delicious. We love Independent restaurants and hope they succeed. We will be back next time we come back to Broad Ripple. Kate and her trainee were nice and professional. Keep up the good work!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time is a good time at Ambrosia.
  21. ES

    EricS

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Has been one of our favorites since celebrating our engagement there in 1994.
  22. GR

    GreatRestaurant

    Indiana

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious 😋
  23. JR

    JR2723

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great food. We sat on the patio and the noise from College Avenue was overbearing at times--so you might consider that when being seated. Otherwise, fantastic evening, with great food and service.
  24. AR

    AnnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was OUTSTANDING! And the service matched the great food! We also loved our specialty cocktails. It was a perfectly lovely evening! Thank you, Ambrosia!
  25. DW

    DavidW

    Indiana

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing meal. The prosciutto wrapped shrimp appetizer, the spaghetti with lemon and shrimp, the swordfish special, all were memorable dishes. Gabby provided excellent service. The cocktails were nicely made. Would definitely recommend!
  26. LM

    LondonMom

    Naples

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outside table. A bit noisy with the rush hour traffic. Our server was charming and aided us in selecting our meals. We split an arugula buratta salad which was simply dressed with a generous portion of the cheese. The linguine with shrimp in a white wine sauce was heavenly and my friend’s bolognese superb. Tiramisu was generous and melted in our mouths. As always Ambrosia does not disappoint!
  27. KC

    KenC

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Menu had great options and food was very good. Wine list was solid. We had an app, wine, pasta, and dessert. Service was the right amount of attentiveness and ambiance was good. We had a nice date night dinner and the prices were reasonable.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome!!!
  29. MH

    MartinH

    Indiana

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a family birthday celebration. Adam was our server - he was excellent! The food was great and everyone enjoyed what they ordered.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  31. SE

    SEBindy

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time. Amazing food and service. Prices a bit high, but some of the best pasta in town. Don’t miss the risotto balls!
  32. P

    Platinumjstrain

    Indiana

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambrosia seems to be in good hands after Gino Pizzi turned it over to his daughter and son-in-law. We had outstanding service from a very new server, Nicole. She accommodated our whims and got the kitchen to go along. As a result, we had the meal we wanted and expected.
  33. F

    Foodieyum

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was decent for price, but nothing I’d go out of my way for. It was extremely noisy when we were there, to the point I was getting annoyed trying to hear my date speak. Our server also wasn’t the best. The server at the table next to us was on it though. Might give it another try, but definitely not on the must return list.
  34. KO

    KevinO

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, ambiance… all amazing!
  35. GE

    GreatEvening

    Indiana

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again…..our visit was exceptional. This is truly our favorite spot!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The lasagna was to die for. Great ambiance, the restaurant is perfect for almost any occasion wether its date night or celebrating a special event.
  38. l

    luvnewplaces

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our evening at Ambrosia far exceeded our expectations! The food and cocktails were absolutely delightful and our server was amazing. His energy and recommendations were spot on. Hope to be back soon.
  39. L

    Luvtoodine

    St. Louis

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were in town moving our daughter into Butler University and wanted a nice family dinner. The food & service was excellent! We had some great wine, a couple of appetizers, the arrancini & the grilled artichokes. Both were very good! All of our entrees were delicious, especially my grouper w/ the angel hair pasta! We will definitely be back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took another couple with us for their first visit. We all loved our dishes- Bronzini fish over angle hair instead of the risotto, Rigatoni, and Chicken piccata. David provided us with outstanding service per usual. We were time crunched to make a jazz kitchen show. He made sure our food came out quickly and perfect. We love this place!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

Ambrosia is rated 4.8 stars by 942 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Ambrosia

5901 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Intersection of College Ave. & Kessler Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Broad Ripple / Meridian - Kessler

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Ambrosia has a private parking lot behind the restaurant. Over flow parking for Ambrosia is available in the bank parking lot next door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (317) 255-3096

  • Private party facilities

    Our special event room holds up to 50 guests, and we offer a variety of menus to meet your budget while exceeding your expectations. We have AV capabilities, a dedicated event staff, and every amenity for an unforgettable experience! Please call our special events manager, Mindy Warner, at 317-376-9434 to assist you.

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