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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” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Dardano 40, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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11 - 20 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 27 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 18 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
Reviewed 15 March 2017

February was a lot of firsts and this was one of them. Matteo was in fine form great menu and service. The selection were all well prepared especially the pasta. Had the Wine reduction cheese tortalini and a local steak specialty. All was delightful and...More

Thank Local-Beer
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Our last evening in Cortona and we were out on a cold quiet Wednesday night after experiencing a busy city filled with Italians vacationing for their Nov. 1st long weekend. We really wanted a Porcini soup and had our hotel call ahead to see if...More

Thank Jill925
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Excellent food and excellent service. Everything you order here is well prepared. I will return next time I am in the area.

Thank idbgreen
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Matteo and his staff were excellent very welcoming and great service. The suckling pig was delicious although the amuse bouche at the start was not good.

Thank Imlawson
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Six of us gave a collective "wow" after dinner last night. The best, most interesting, and creative dishes all in the Tuscan tradition. Ambrosia had been recommended by the chef in our cooking class as the place to go. It was at the end of...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We thought we had a reservation at the no1 restaurant and ended up at Restaurant Ambrosia instead. How lucky for us. It was excellent. The menu items were traditional with a twist. The tagliatelle with wild boar was the best we've had ( our fifth...More

Thank MaryClyburn
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Don't be fouled by his young looks and deep voice! Chef Mateo prepares traditional Italian meals, but gives it his own flair. Like the deconstructed eggplant parmesan appetizer we had. The restaurant is small, but he likes it this way, so he is able to...More

Thank Sigrid V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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