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Ristorante Ambrosia

Via Dardano 40, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 604715
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“suckling pig” (4 reviews)
“panzanella” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Dardano 40, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had read a lot of reviews about the restaurant. It is suppose to be the tenth best restaurant in Cortona measured on the reviews on Tripadvisor. The wine we chose they did not have. Two of three starters were disappointing. The main dishes was...More

Thank Turist46
Matteo S, Proprietario at Ristorante Ambrosia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, we are sorry if your experience was really so disappointing, as far as the starters we know it was everything went well and his wife had seemed really enthusiastic about it, talking of second courses, our salmon is freshly processed and cut down according...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just up from the main square is this superb gem of a restaurant. Matteo is a mega chef and his passion shines through in his food. Additionally there is a real slice of history with the Etruscan well at the back of the room.

Thank chris b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a bad experience at another local restaurant with service (who I won’t mention here) and left, so we had to find somewhere for a late meal. We called ahead to see if they could squeeze us in before closing and the Owner/Chef waited...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 15 June 2018

The rating for this restaurant is overblown. The service was good and the ambiance very nice. However, While the food was well received and enjoyed by two of the four of us, my food was mediocre at best. The tomato - bread soup was truly...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We had spent a few weeks in a great home outside of Cortona. We ate wonderful home cooked meals and at many of the restaurants in and around Cortona. We found this once by chance - an accidental opportunity. The staff was fantastic and food,...More

Thank Derek K
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We have tried to dine at this restaurant on previous visits,but were unsuccessful....we made it tonight & were not disappointed. The food was fabulous & house wine at 6 euros for half liter was more than acceptable. We had a number of dishes , appetizers,...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Four of us had dinner here mostly because of the rave reviews. Some dishes were interesting and good (the grilled octopus for example). Others (tomato & bread soup) just completely missed their mark. The suckling pig and duck were done well but nothing out of...More

Thank Serendib100
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

food that say nothing but very expensive. this restaurant is expensive without any reason. you expect that if the price si high, almoust double comparing with other locations ( normal ones with good food ) the quality of food to be a better one but...More

Thank isa18903
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We spent 4 hours visiting various restaurants in Cortona. Matteo prepared his interpretation of a local classic which he calls ‘nude’ Ricotta, flour, egg whites whipped and then boiled drizzled with butter sage sauce... delightful Can’t wait to go back and eat a whole meal

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the restaurant with friends who had been before. It had a fantastic atmosphere, amazing food and Matteo the chef was very enthusiastic about his food. We had a litre of local red wine amazing quality fantastic for 6 euros too. I would highly...More

Thank YvonneStevenson
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 46
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dardano 40, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 604715
  • E-mail
In mythology, ambrosia is the food or the drink of the gods.From this I was inspired to give the name to my restaurant.I want my customers when eat the food cooked by me in a place with unique atmosphere and accompanied by the sound of running water behind them, with the Etruscan well, they feel special, like gods.To achieve this ambitious goal requires care and attention to every details, not only in the kitchen, trying to honor our tradition and at the same time knowing how to be innovative.Tradition and innovation are the basis for the construction of my restaurant since the renovation of an ancient property with its history and its remarkable passages then would become Restaurant Ambrosia.We've uncovered many elements hidden by time (the arches, the inner well and the beautiful stone wall with a fall of rain-fed), but at the same time we used the best materials and modern components to ensure high level services.Combination of tradition and innovation has also guided the choice of menu. This is divided into two parts, one with typical preparation, related to the area where I was born and raised, and one with with a cooking full of imagination, innovation and provocation.I think it's duty of every chef know how to prepare dishes that are part of the context in which they were born and raised, but at the same time to test changes on these bases."A classic dish with a little touch of fantasy becomes a dish unique that only you can find in THAT restaurant, cooked in THAT way, according to the fancy of THAT Chef."
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