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Ristorante Ambrosia

Via Dardano 40, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 604715
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“suckling pig” (4 reviews)
“bbq chicken” (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 6 days ago

The rating for this restaurant is overblown. The service was good and the ambiance very nice. However, While the food was well received and enjoyed by two of the four of us, my food was mediocre at best. The tomato - bread soup was truly...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had spent a few weeks in a great home outside of Cortona. We ate wonderful home cooked meals and at many of the restaurants in and around Cortona. We found this once by chance - an accidental opportunity. The staff was fantastic and food,...More

Thank Derek K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have tried to dine at this restaurant on previous visits,but were unsuccessful....we made it tonight & were not disappointed. The food was fabulous & house wine at 6 euros for half liter was more than acceptable. We had a number of dishes , appetizers,...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had dinner here mostly because of the rave reviews. Some dishes were interesting and good (the grilled octopus for example). Others (tomato & bread soup) just completely missed their mark. The suckling pig and duck were done well but nothing out of...More

Thank Serendib100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

food that say nothing but very expensive. this restaurant is expensive without any reason. you expect that if the price si high, almoust double comparing with other locations ( normal ones with good food ) the quality of food to be a better one but...More

Thank isa18903
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We spent 4 hours visiting various restaurants in Cortona. Matteo prepared his interpretation of a local classic which he calls ‘nude’ Ricotta, flour, egg whites whipped and then boiled drizzled with butter sage sauce... delightful Can’t wait to go back and eat a whole meal

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 3 April 2018 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 18 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
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Restaurant Details

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