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Ambrosia Restaurant

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Broad Ripple
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5903 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-2553 (Westfield Blvd & Guilford)
(317) 255-3096
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being our 45th anniversary while visiting some family who live in the Broad RIpple section of Indianapolis, we said lets go out for dinner but close by and walkable. Ambrosia being around the corner we said let's try it. Excellent choice we made!! Oysters are something I love and one of the special that evening was Delaware Bay oysters. Being... More 

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really wanted to like this place since it is a local institution but at the price (for pasta) I can't give it a good rating. Service: - ordered 2 appetizers, only got 1 - the waiter was not at all knowledgable about the menu - several times he just said he didn't know or had to ask someone -... More 

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Thank Will O
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

All in all, this was a very nice experience. Dark, quiet space. The grilled octopus appetizer was absolutely delicious! The bread was also superb. My Ligurian seafood stew was good - came with a side of pasta. Our waiter was informative and appropriately attentive. One of our dining companions complained that her vongole pasta was sandy from not-quite-clean clams. Overall,... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a lovely dinner - each of the three of us had something different, and each of us delighted with our choice. Two of our diners also had dessert; the tiramisu and the cheesecake with raspberry glaze. Both were wonderful.

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Thank Nan E
Indianapolis
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

First visit to current location. Facility is well done, including contemporary interior, though flat black soaks up light and (more) elderly group nearby had to pull out a quartz light to read menu. Parking and rear entrance were well laid out for this high-traffic corner. Menu is not extensive. Wife's beet salad was attractive and apparently good. Wife's rustica was... More 

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Thank James S
Indianapolis
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Spent a relaxing night after work at the bar having some wine and salad. The pinot grigio was okay, I wouldn't order it again. The salad looked small but was packed with dark green lettuce, it was very good. I will say there was a loud group that was annoying, this is actually the second time I've been there when... More 

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Thank Irishstud
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I say "surprisingly" because when we first walked in we thought it was just a neighborhood place that may or may not be anything special, but we were wrong! Not only was our food excellent, but the drinks were very good as well. When the waitress learned it was our anniversary, she brought us out a free dessert. We definitely... More 

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Thank DEE T
Indianapolis, Indiana
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200 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

First Class service and food with a nice atmosphere that felt like an old neighborhood place. The staff knew half the customers - very cool. I hadn't been here since the moved and they haven't missed a beat. I love this place. The flavors of the food were fantastic. I normally ignore the side of spaghetti that comes with the... More 

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Thank DuncanRipple
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Ambrosia is the same as always, even though it moved down the road. Traditional Southern Italian with no real surprises. Saturday night, my wife had the flank steak dish, and I had ravioli. Both were very good. The restaurant was packed, and kinda loud.

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Thank Simonandfamily
Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is one of my best friend's favorite restaurant, and we have dined together at Ambrosia at least three times in the past two months. Every time, I have had a great meal. I love the Gnocchi; and just last week I tried the Brodetto, which was excellent. I can't remember the dish my friend ALWAYS orders - it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5903 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-2553
    (Westfield Blvd & Guilford)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Broad Ripple
  • Neighborhood: Broad Ripple
  • Phone Number: (317) 255-3096
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?