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Ambrosia Restaurant

5903 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220 (Broad Ripple)
(317) 255-3096
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Ranked #273 of 2,001 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Price range: $0 - $50
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Broad Ripple
Cross street: Westfield Blvd & Guilford
Description: Founded in 1979 by Italian-born restaurateur Gino Pizzi, Ambrosia has quietly flourished as an environment where food, drink and conversation can be enjoyed in equal measure. Whether you come to Ambrosia for quiet one-on-one conversation, relaxed dinner with friends, a wedding reception or other large-scale events,Gino Pizzi, and the rest of Ambrosia"s knowledgeable staff are dedicated to ensuring that your experience is characterized by the unhurried charm and authentic cooking that are the two inseparable components of true Italian dining.
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English first
Indianapolis, IN
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This restaurant has to be the noisiest place I have ever eaten in. There is nothing in the facility to absorb and sound, and almost every diner, aware of their inability to hear anything, was practically screaming. Conversation was impossible. Our waiter had to come around to each person individually, lean over close to that person, and almost yell to... More

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indianapolis, IN
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I really liked the atmosphere of the previous location. This one is extremely noisy, perhaps due to all the hard surfaces. A bit overpriced on the pasta dishes. Can a waitress be TOO solicitous to the point of being intrusive? Food was generally good.

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Chalmers, Indiana
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I had anticipated eating at Ambrosia for sometime. We finally made it there and were somewhat disappointed with the atmosphere. We ate inside. We were surprised how on display one feels seated in this restaurant. Perhaps it is where we were seated, but it was not conducive to a romantic dinner which was supposed to be the object of this... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Had several dinner there since they moved to the new location....parking is now sooo much easier on their parking lot. Best mussels I had in a while, the Italian Wedding Soup is outstanding and the Veal Piccata is served with plenty of Veal in a succulent lemon butter sauce with capers. We were always welcomed there in a friendly way... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our dinner at Ambrosia was just lovely! We sat outside and enjoyed the hustle bustle of SOBRO go by while we enjoyed our delicious dinner and velvety wine. The outdoor experience is not especially a serene atmosphere but then you know that when you choose to sit outside. We enjoyed excellent service and yummy Italian food as well as the... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant several times and it is always a great experience for us. I always get something different and it is great. They had oysters on the shell and I really enjoyed them. If you love great Italian food you will love this place and they have super drinks.

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Zionsville, Indiana
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Well, certainly not as charming as the old location . It is smaller and extremely noisy. We were a party of 4 adults with a reservation . We sat in the bar at a nice window table. Immediately we felt rushed. Some young ladies had come in and even though there were empty tables toward the back, they apparently wanted... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This was our first experience at the new Ambrosia and we were not disappointed. There was a group of us out celebrating a birthday and we had a wonderful time. Our server was very good in not rushing us and even found us a bottle of wine that was not listed on their menu, so we started off on the... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My wife has wanted to try the new location of Ambrosia. Mother's Day was a great reason to try the new location. Atmosphere new school Italian. We liked it. My daughter did miss the beautiful bar at the original location but we agreed change is good and it is light and airy with just a touch of Classic Italian with... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I was not a fan of Ambrosia for years but their move to a new location was a positive change. It has a much better feel. Quality Italian food with good service. Much more energy.

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