Ambrosia

4.7
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452 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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vipartsmart
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped for dinner on such a busy day that we only remembered it was our anniversary as Sara poured our wine. As expected, the service and food was great. We did not expect to receive a bottle of wine from our delightful server, Sara. What a kind surprise!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, another great meal!

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RaymondM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Nice place for a family Friday night dinner . Food and service good . Ambience not so good . Could be so much better with a white tablecloth , small vase of flowers , candle etc . Just a few special touches could make this excellent rather than pretty standard . Not ideal for a special occasion but fine for a simple night out .

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Acanary1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so yum!

The staff was lovely and accommodating.

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vipAlex
Indiana
53 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is consistently excellent. Definitely try the tortelaci - it was amazing!

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AnnB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambrosia is a delightful restaurant. My date and I shared a four course meal which was absolutely delicious. We started with Delaware oysters which were so fresh and tender. The special salad of the day was extremely flavorful, as were the grilled baby artichokes. The tortellaci (homemade pasta stuffed with veal), paired with glasses of Altesino supertuscan, was the best part of a delicious authentically Italian meal. Definitely the most authentic Italian food I have had in the greater Indianapolis area.

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ZachC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service like always!

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vipMaryF
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous meal and service!

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vipJaneS
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The chicken marsala was great. Portions were huge.

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vipBarbs
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambrosia never fails. The food was delicious. The service was great. Our server was Kate. I would ask for her again. She didn’t rush us and was very attentive. Great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service from Dave Butts.

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MichaelF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Not rushed. Had time to enjoy drinks, enjoy appetizers. Food was outstanding.

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our experience was OK, but not exceptional. Not quite what I was expecting based on other review. My wife got a chicken dish and the meat was rubbery. Calamari appetizer was excellent. My pasta entre was average. But nothing better than you can get out of a frozen/microwave meal. Portions were small enough to leave plenty of room for dessert. Place was crowded even at 5:15, so they must be doing something right. Server was fine, nothing extra, but nothing missed.

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CarlR
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and really great service.

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vipChrisV
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food.

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Ellie
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambrosia is by far our families favorite for just a special night out or perhaps just when we’re hungry the food always delivers I did find my portion of fish stew a bit small as I was still hungry after. and that was a bit annoying but my family thoroughly enjoyed their portion size. service it was all delightful experience just try to get some more seafood into that seafood stew thank you very much

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JasonB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in Indianapolis. Terrific good. Great atmosphere. Perfect service. Great for a quiet date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place but still good for kids. They were so accommodating. Really enjoyed it.

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JaneW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy Food! Great drinks! Go soon, go often! Can’t wait to be able to sit on patio in the spring!

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MelissaJ
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Valentine’s Day date!

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vipMcter
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food and excellent recommendations from the server (we ate at the bar). The only downside was that the bartender didn’t know what “up” meant when I ordered amaretto. He asked if I wanted it on the rocks and I said no, up. He shook it on ice and poured it in a glass with shaved ice and an orange peel. I really just wanted amaretto up. Other than that the meal was excellent!

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vipHill
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service from Michael. Food is always outstanding

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MrCJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic

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vipCleo
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food and service were very good. It was my first time eating inside and I am not a fan of concrete floors and exposed duct work look. It was very loud because of this. Very hard to carry on a conversation at our table of 4.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We appreciated the staff getting us in a little earlier than our scheduled reservation however we were put in a room that was used for a party. As a result I believe we were the only table in that room that our server was assigned to so felt forgotten about. The food was very good. This was our second visit and have to admit the service was far better the first visit.

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DanielS
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and good food.

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vipJaneS
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Michael, was outstanding!

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RachaelT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The food here was excellent, the hostess was also very nice. We had an issues with our waiter being very inappropriate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My friends and I dined at Ambrosia during the Indy devour event. We all ordered off the Devour menu which had great choices.
I ordered meatballs , which were good but not hot.
Wine, instead of salad.
Chicken dish with green beans. Also good but Chicken was not hot and the plate looked dirty around the edges. A scoop of mashed potatoes would of been a nice addition.
The dessert was good.
Again, this was good just didn’t blow me away.

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Dino
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

They ran out of item on Devour menu and we had substitutions

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such a hidden Gem! For Devour it gives people a chance to try different places but it also gives people a great experience of what the menu offers. The wine selection was amazing. Awesome place for a family all the way up to setting in the corner for a date night. No kids menu that would be the only draw back I seen.

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MisterMo
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's LOTS of other restaurants around, and Ambrosia has quickly risen to the top of my favorites list. The staff is exceptional too.

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VanessaC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best Italian food I have ever eaten. Everything on the menu is absolutely delicious! The service is great, everyone is friendly and inviting. We have brought all our out of state family here and we will keep coming back again and again. Love it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The kind that makes you say “Wow”!!!

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FranklinM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was extraordinary, and the service was top notch.

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DanS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always enjoy going there for dinner. Waiters and staff are very friendly. Their people
have worked there for a long time and take good care of you.

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BruceE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are a fan of Italian food, Ambrosia is a must stop for you. Great flavors pop on all the dishes. The service is prompt but not pushy. You cannot go wrong with the lasagna. Enjoy!

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JuliaR
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. We would recommend. Not very busy mid week.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Our server was great and attentive. However, the food took a long time to come out (we were there 1.5 hours before receiving our entrees) and the food was extremely displeasing. Bland, tasteless, and cold are a few words I’d use to describe our dishes. Very disappointed in our experience.

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IndyEL
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Ambrosia for New Year’s Eve, and we may now have to make it a tradition. The place was booming all night, but in a great way that gave the place a fun vibe. Our server was tremendous and attentive - the crowd was an addition, not an issue.

My wife and I both had one of the special entrees served that evening - scallops with sautéed spinach all over a bed of parmesan risotto. I enjoy good scallops at places like fine steakhouses, but this dish was hands-down the best scallop dish I’ve ever had.

We topped it off with some apterifs and a cannoli - obviously - which did not disappoint. We are definitely coming back soon!

FAQs

Ambrosia does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Ambrosia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 255-3096.

Ambrosia is rated 4.7 stars by 452 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.