Ambrosia

4.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
391 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 391 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
E
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

Report
S
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Italian as it’s meant to be. Honest, hearty and fresh. I was in the mood for something not on the menu (spaghetti aglio olio) and they happily made it for me. The pasta was homemade and prepared just they way I like it. Dessert was superb, as was the attentive service. From start to finish a great meal.

A
Indiana
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ambrosia never disappointments. Excellent menu and wine list. Ask for Chelsea. She’s an exceptional waitperson.

OT
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! The food and service were impeccable. We'll definitely be back.

DF
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and provided a number of good recommendations for both food and wine. The bread was warm and fresh out of the oven. The spaghetti and meatballs were a very well done take on a classic dish.

KD
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and outstanding food make Ambrosia our "go to" place for date night. The lasagna is od country wonderful!

OT
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were impeccable as always! Authentic Italian cuisine. Our favorite restaurant.

OT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience at Ambrosia is always wonderful. We have been going there for 30+ years and it’s absolutely always excellent. Great food. Great ambience. Terrific service. It’s a truly wonderful way to spend an evening either for a romantic evening or dinner with friends or celebrating a special event.

KF
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great. Location of our table was not that good, in the middle of servers` traffic. The first round of chocolate martinis were great, however the second was way off. Glass was not full, and there was scarce amount of chocolate. Server said that second cocktail was prepared by a different bartender. She did offer however to replace it.

GS
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

As always, Ambrosia is an excellent and accessible restaurant. Food quality and preparation are tops and servings are generous. Recently, more entrees have been added as well as a few additional sides. If anything could be improved it would be just a few seasonal sides. So glad it's in the area!

BK
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Greeted with energy and staff reviewed our evening plans. Wait staff superb!! Everyone in party said their meal was excellent. Will definitely return. Have already highly recommended to two friends.

CB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. This is the first time we've dined on the patio. It was lovely.
Dave is the best server!

A
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent variety of Italian food with salads and dessert selections. The peach sorbet was great.

DB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is fantastic, we have really never had a bad dish. Service is very good. We also enjoy the somewhat cozy atmosphere.

HB
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive but not intrusive, just right. Tortiellaci was spectacular.

AD
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Outstanding food and attentive service from the wait staff. Wine selection is very good. We were seated at 6 pm at a table for two in the middle of an empty restaurant for a birthday dinner. We asked for a more private table around the perimeter of the restaurant and were told they were all booked. When we left at 7:30 there were numerous tables empty and several of the more private tables around the perimeter filled with parties of 2. Not sure why our request for a more secluded table for a birthday dinner couldn't be accommodated. We had the goat cheese appetizer, salads, drinks, pasta and fish. The food was well prepared and we will return but will never sit in the middle of the kitchen and patron traffic lane again. Ask for a better seating or bring a party of 4.

LD
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is typically one of my favorite Indy restaurants. But after mediocre experiences here twice in one week (both with out of town guests)I might hesitate on rushing back. The food is usually fantastic but not so much on my recent visits. Also, the wait between a salad course and entree was almost an hour on both visits. Our server was very nice and attentive, this seems more of a kitchen issue.

G
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always classic and delicious food!
Wish they would serve white fish all week!

LB
Indiana
31 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT service and delicious food!

MH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent for all 4 of us. the veal in marsala cream sauce got rave reviews.
Our server Kate was attentive, pleasant, and had helpful ideas and recommendations re: our choices.
Our experience was exceptional. We have already recommended Ambrosia to others.
My friend Bill's birthday turned out great.
Hope to dine with again soon.
Mike Huck

MB
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside. Everything tasted very good. Drinks were slightly expensive, but the food was reasonable for the quality. Service was ecellent—well-timed and enthusiastic. We’ll be back.

JK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

excellent food, service and ambiance, as always for the restaurant.

LK
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was ok. I can make the same at home, but I can cook. I don’t think the gnocchi were house made. The steak was cooked to order and was very good. Salads were fresh. Bread very good. Noisy and busy at 7 just as others reviewed. Not the best pasta but not bad either. Since the steak was very good, I would be interested to see how the other meat dishes were....

k
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Please bring back the original recipe for the bacon grilled shrimp & octopus!
Original appetizer was grilled bacon wrapped shrimp on a bed of dressed greens. Delicious!
The octopus was sautéed & served with baby Yukon gold potatoes & red pepper. Now dry atop a slice of Yukon gold potato. Awful.

GD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great housemade pastas the sauce was phenomenal. If you haven't eaten here you should

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people and the food... everything was amazing!

DG
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat at the bar and got wonderful service and conversation with the bartender! The food was perfect! The only thing I would suggest is give nicer wine glasses to those who buy expensive wine!

MT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. We have taken our kids there for their birthdays every year since their first birthdays. Great food, service and overall experience.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and amiable. The food was excellent. There is bar table seating for those that prefer not to be seated by children.

SP
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine, true Italian food. The pastas are spectacular: lovely alfredo, pesto and bolognese sauces. Tortellini and ravioli perfectly cooked every visit.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

JB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Friendly atmosphere, great food and impeccable service. Our only issue was finding parking but that’s to be expected in this area.

BW
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent , service was awesome. Great birthday dunner

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time when my sister came to town!!

OF
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place!

Report
KI
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and consistently good food. Always a good evening. Wedding soup is phenomenal

ED
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was recommended by a colleague and made a reservation that same day for dinner with my spouse. Ambrosia did not disappoint!!!

SM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant for 15 years. Although I preferred the old location, the place is still close, atmosphere is welcoming. Food is better than ever.

D
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great meal!! Service was good and the Marsala was delicious.

S
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sarah did a super job for us. We arrived at 5:30. By 7 the house was packed. Excellent food. Too noisy to talk across the table.