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Ambrosia Restaurant

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5903 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220 (Westfield Blvd & Guilford)
(317) 255-3096
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Founded in 1979 by Italian-born restaurateur Gino Pizzi, Ambrosia has...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 27
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Same food quality after their move to College ave

Remains my favorite Italian in Indy. The previous location in Broad ripple was a bit quieter, their outdoor seating is now on the busy College avenue. The interior is a bit more modern though. The food quality is still there as well as the excellent service. Nice addition is the parking in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
guy_wolff
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Remains my favorite Italian in Indy. The previous location in Broad ripple was a bit quieter, their outdoor seating is now on the busy College avenue. The interior is a bit more modern though. The food quality is still there as well as the excellent service. Nice addition is the parking in the rear. Would expect more choices of fish.

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indianapolis
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a higher-end Italian restaurant with a long history. The food is reliable and authentic. What keeps me from rating this place any higher than average is the service. We had to ask for bread. I felt like they were always trying to up-sell me. Order a glass of wine and they try to sell you a carafe. They... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Wine selection is not great. No top end Italian wines. Wine is not served at the proper temperature. I had some suspicious, possibly bad, wine here and asked the waitress if she could taste it and give me her impression. It might have need to breathe a little longer. She did nothing for about ten minutes. I asked her again... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Food was very nice, It is very chic and sophisticate place. Service was excellent. They have a huge selection of wine, which is always a plus

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very simple put this is the best Italian restaurant in Indianapolis. The food is authentic Italian and just as good as if you were there. Gino, the owner, is as Italian and friendly as they get and it filters down to his entire staff. The atmosphere is also authentic with all the beautiful family pictures which grace the walls and... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Had a very good dinner here tonight. The new building is nice and I agree with other reviewers that it is loud but I don't think that it was tough to hear my dinner companions. I had the chicken parm which was awesome. Appetizers were expensive but good. No reason to get the bruschetta as it was expensive but bland.... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Good value, excellent food, good service. The fish Amok is great, as is the curry. Usually a good selection of desserts. I have never been disappointed when eating here.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I was a regular at their former location. This was the first time at the new one. Though the ambience was quite nice, I miss the ambience of the old location. The food on the other hand is just as good or maybe even better. We dined outside. It was a great experience - even sitting right on College during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This restaurant has always been good, but this dinner was superb ! The new location is definitely a plus, & the menu has some new dishes worth checking out. Jeff (our waiter) is one of the best servers in the city & we could not have had better service ! I highly recommend this restaurant !!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The new Ambrosia location exemplifies all that was good about the original. Intimate setting, fabulous food, and superb service. It was too cold to sit outside, but that looks inviting as well. Great place for a date dinner, or romantic evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5903 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220
    (Westfield Blvd & Guilford)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Broad Ripple
  • Neighborhood: Broad Ripple
  • Phone Number: (317) 255-3096

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?