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Ristorante Ambrosia

Via Dardano 40, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 604715
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“suckling pig” (4 reviews)
“panzanella” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Via Dardano 40, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

We had a wonderful experience here celebrating our anniversary. A quaint little place with a cool atmosphere but limited seating. The staff was very nice and the food was amazing. We ordered four things from the menu to split, but were brought three extra (free)...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing restaurant,good service,very tasty food,I took black pasta with raw shrimps,was 5 stars!What ever we ordered was delicious!

Thank Наталья Н
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The negative part: The fried Zucchini flower was to doughy and the meat in the main course didn't have that good meat taste you would expect in Tuscany. It was also cold. The good part: the squid starter was different and good, the 2 desserts...More

Thank jgskogstad
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Stopped here for lunch by accident. Almost a back road beyond the main piazza in the old city. Very good. Ask for a table in the very back of the place that opens up to an outdoor patio with a great view of the valley...More

Thank napavisitor
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Ristorante Ambrosia is a short walk from the centre of Cotton's but worth the 7 minute stroll. It's got a very quirky and attractive but compact interior, with an impressive water feature! The star attraction though is the food. The menu is original and inspired,...More

Thank Darrell M
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here several times in the last few years and the food is excellent, there are no duds on this menu! The service is lovely too, friendly and helpful, and the chef Matteo often comes out to check that everything is to your...More

Thank JeMi1906
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This was by far the best of the three restaurants that my wife & I visited for evening meals during our recent short stay in delightful Cortona. We were seated over the fabulous Etruscan well - on its see-through glass panel! The menu offered some...More

Thank EddieDell
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is a superior restaurant in a town which has a number of good restaurants. It is located in a wonderful old space with its own Etruscan well cleverly featured at the back of the restaurant. The food is excellent and the service also. The...More

Thank dinerCambridge
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Our family of 10, ranging from great-grandparents to two small children under 3-years old, dined at Ristorante Ambrosia. The food was fresh and delicious. My husband and I particularly enjoyed the beef tongue appetizer. The suckling pig was tender and flavorful. The beef stew risotto...More

Thank SHG57
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Matteo has a real passion for the food he produces and his introduction to simple food cooked well was refreshing. A real Tuscan gentleman.

Thank 59gromit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 46
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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