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Ambrosia Restaurant

5903 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220 (Broad Ripple)
(317) 255-3096
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Ranked #267 of 1,992 restaurants in Indianapolis
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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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75% Recommend
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Contributor
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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Indianapolis, IN. USA
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

What a difference from the previous long-time location on Westfield Blvd. My partner and I had to pay the parking meters in the past...and not worrying if we'll run out of meter time is much better. The menu is not extensive, but there are several familiar items plus some new dishes. The room has an upscale look - frankly we... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We had dinner here recently with another couple and were all highly impressed with the quality of the food and the exceptional service. The wine recommendations were great as well. In fact, we were so impressed, we scheduled a rehearsal dinner here for later in the year!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The best part of our dinner was our wine selection. The salad was dreadful, bread nice & crusty. Pasta dishes were very average or below. We have been to the previous location a couple of times & wanted to see if there was an improvement at the new location. The setting is lovely even though the food was not.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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236 reviews 236 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Our family tradition on Sundays has been eating at Ambrosia for dinner. We are now on our 4th generation of this family gathering. WE were concerned that when the restaurant moved to its new location on College Avenue, it would not be the same. It was closed for a number of months and behind schedule for its planned opening. It... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Love ambiance of new location tho parking is a challenge. Had a quickie dinner before event so just pasta mare. Reasonable amount of seafood but sauce was too spicy (which I don't recall from the menu). Tasted a friend's pesto ravioli - not to my taste. Menu is interesting enough to try again when I have more time for leisurely... More

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