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Ristorante Ambrosia

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Via Dardano 40, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 604715
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 22:15
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Tue - Sun 12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 22:15
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Durham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food is to die for, its really manna from heaven. Fabulous atmosphere, interesting decoration, a well and water coming down the walls. But what makes it special is the food and the welcome.

Thank Sandra M
Brussels, Belgium
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187 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant's setting is quite exceptional: no outside dining, but inside some kind of cave, with a refreshing water party at the back wall and beneath the restaurant floor. Nice. My wife started with a stylish melanzana parmiggiana dish. A light, fresh starter. I took the more traditional Tuscan charcuterie dish. She continued with a fritto misto of rabbit, chicken... More 

Thank Erik_Tervuren
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161 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The ambiente of this restaurant is very nice, you can see the well under your legs :-) The food and price match. Service also fine. RECOMMENDED!!!

1 Thank Jozef R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Well worth four hours and a not small sum - let Chef Matteo teach you painstakingly how to make four dishes, including two types of pasta, then serve them up beautifully with local Syrah and excellent ambience. We LOVE Ristorante Ambrosia!

Thank Shayna E
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We stayed in Cortona for two weeks and ate at seven of the top restaurants as recommended by Tripadvisor. All were very good with varying degrees of specialisation, although on balance we tended to prefer the more traditional Trattoria. I had the tagliatelle al cinghiale (wild boar ragu) at most of them and was never disappointed. It is best to... More 

Thank Tony G
Perth Hills, Australia
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Tasty Italian food. Value for money. Huge servings and extremely friendly staff set in a very old building.

Thank Dorothee C
Greenville, South Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We went there for lunch. Excellent service and food. Everybody enjoyed the food(6). The desserts were my favorite. I tried all of them and especially liked the soup Ingles. Awesome restaurant

Thank meggiegaddi
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I booked a touring week of Tuscany for a group of 14 of us through an Italian Tour operator, part of which was a cooking class at the Ristorante Ambrosia. To tell you how special this place was, we were meant to be there for 4 hours then head on to Pienza, however we were all having such an amazing... More 

Thank Hoppy22
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We chose to dine here last week because we'd taken a cooking class with the chef, Matteo, and were impressed by his deep knowledge and passion. Dinner exceeded our expectations! Every dish was a treat both for the eyes and the palate. The portions were perfect and the prices reasonable for the quality. (I don't understand those reviewers who says... More 

Thank Kermitsmom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Best service so far in Italy. The waitress and the chefs were very pleasant and made us feel really comfortable at the place. They all speak really good english and the menus are in english as well. The food was delicious. I had the spinach flan, the wild boar pasta and a English Soup. Everything tasty and very well built... More 

Thank Paulo F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$42
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 22:15
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 22:15
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 22:15
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 22:15
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 22:15
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dardano 40, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 604715
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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