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“Best Dinner and Cooking School”

Ristorante Ambrosia
Ranked #9 of 109 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 29 - USD 46
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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."
Reviewed 25 September 2017

What an experience! We spent the afternoon learning how to cook (and eat) classic dishes like panzanella and pici pasta. Then came back the next night for a spectacular tasting menu. Classic Italian with a slightly modern twist that satisfies the tummy and the mind. Chef Matteo is a wonderful host and chef.

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Thank petercharrison
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing, leisurely lunch with friends on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Really enjoyed the Tuna ( perfectly prepared), the BBQ chicken ( not what you would think- better) and the sliced Chianina beef . The chef and hostess were extremely friendly- took pictures with us over the artisan well in the floor!

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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) dishes throughout the meal.

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Thank Joshua B
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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
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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 with coconut foam (puerto rico) and chocolate mousse was also very good. Nice staff.

Thank jgskogstad
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