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Ristorante Ambrosia

Via Dardano 40, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 604715
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bbq chicken” (3 reviews)
“suckling pig” (3 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

It's fine dining without the price tag! Impeccable service and lots of nice touches. A complimentary welcome glass of prossecco sets it all off. The food is wonderful, the house wine is good and not expensive ( €4 for .5 litre). Complmentory cantuccini and liquor...More

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 15 February 2018

The chef and his girlfriend welcome you with open arms. We had the best prepared meat in Cortona and we know a lot of restaurants after 20 years.The Cantucci was home made and the brownies with pears in rum were incredible. You have to try...More

1  Thank yvonneluwema
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We signed up for the lunch time cooking school and it was absolutely fantastic! Chef Mateo was wonderful (and his English is perfecto) and the meal was delicious. We met really fun people and cooked like we worked at the restaurant. Two days later we...More

Thank Sue M
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....More

Thank petercharrison
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...More

1  Thank cheesypapa
Reviewed 18 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 11 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 2 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 1 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$49
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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12:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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12:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
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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