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Ambrosia Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Broad Ripple
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5903 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-2553 (Westfield Blvd & Guilford)
+1 317-255-3096
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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880 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not the best Italian in the city, but I can't quibble with value for the money. My spaghetti with meatballs was quite good at $16. Sauce was good and pasta was perfect al dente. My wife's dish, Medici, was a nice collection of flavors, but too salty. Biggest disappointment was the calamari, over fried and chewy. But a... More 

Thank BatGuano30
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The best Italian food in Indy hands down ! Great homemade pasta , Octuops was the best I ever had & great ambiance!

Thank Indyman1
Indianapolis, Indiana
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Ann and I had the chance last night to take friends to the ever popular restaurant, Ambrosia. Our friends had not been there, and they were impressed by the happening scene and buzz of the dining room. The food was outstanding. Two of us had the special which was fettuccini laced with garlic, tomatoes, onion, wine, marinara sauce, and fall... More 

Thank indytrims
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

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 

Thank Greg_from_Wayne
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 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 

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

Thank Susan J
Indianapolis, Indiana
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

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.

Thank Nan E
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 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 

Thank James S
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 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 

Thank Irishstud
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5903 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-2553
    (Westfield Blvd & Guilford)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Broad Ripple
  • Neighbourhood: Broad Ripple
  • Phone Number: +1 317-255-3096
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?