Ambrosia BYOB

4.8
886 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Ambrosia BYOB contemporary italian cuisine!
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4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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MaryO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Prices are a bit high but the food was really good. If you’re a two top you might get stuck between tables so request something on the end.

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CherylG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another outstanding meal with excellent service. Even in the colder weather, the outdoor seating is warm and comfortable. Knowledgeable, friendly staff and perfectly cooked homemade pasta, crafted on premises. They don't lose their touch, proven by the many diners, including our group, who are repeat customers. We will be back - again.

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vipHarv14
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was superb including the appetizers, entrées, desserts, wines, and service. The one problem, and a serious one, was that the tables were very close together, totally ignoring social distancing.
The cost for everything was much less than we expected.

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vipcaroln
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

George the owner made the experience exceptional because I was in a wheelchair and he was able to make accommodations and the food was exceptional

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Lovey
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

an excellent experience. The food was very creative and exceptional. I highly recommend the duck and octopus.

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LR21
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was efficient. We didn't wait long for our water, bread, appetizers, and entrees. The staff were attentive and friendly. The food was delightful! The space is tight but ambiance was calming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. The artichokes were very tasty and the octopus phenomenal. My pasta special, tortellini stuffed with beef ragu, in a mushroom sauce, was perfect. Pasta was al dente and the mushrooms delicious. I can't wait to return!

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vipAviddiner
Philadelphia
119 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose outdoor seating in a toasty warm booth with 2 heaters for a perfect meal of octopus, calamari, marrow and artichokes. For the main course, we chose the ribs, branzino, gnocchi and papparadelle pasta and ended with a tiramisu and cherry gelato for a delectable dinner. The servers were attentive and unobtrusive. All in all, a wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible and the service was so helpful. Will become a regular spot!

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KTAT
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service never disappoints! It’s a great place to dine causally or for a special event.

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vipleeni17
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance! My "go-to" place to locally dine in Center City.

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vipPhilaFoodies
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

First time my wife and I dined at Ambrosia. We are very experienced diners and are passionate about Italian food. All of the food at Ambrosia (appetizers, entrees and dessert) was genuinely outstanding. And the freshly baked focaccia was superb. Each of our freshly made pasta dishes were extraordinarily good. The restaurant is small and charming though the layout is awkward when entering (directly in front of the bathroom) and a little tight. In addition, the noise level was a bit high (probably because of the 3 large parties dining there that night). The bottom line is that we cannot wait to return to Ambrosia!

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TimD
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Good food but overrated, especially for the price.

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vipTaliaS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great food and such a nice place- would definitely recommend!

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vipSilverQueen
Philadelphia
615 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed lunch in a heated booth. The pasta was delicious. The grilled octopus was a little tough. Servers were pleasant and helpful. The booths hold 4 to 6. You have to reserve for 4 and then call to add 2.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

Food was good but my significant other and I both felt terrible later that night. Our guess was that it was the calamari or the grilled octopus that made us sick.

I’ve heard good things otherwise, so not sure if this was a one off or not but it was certainly disappointing to have that experience.

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vipKACO
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is delicious! Great experience. Tried the bone marrow appetizer and it was amazing.

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AliB
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ambrosia was absolutely amazing! The ambiance was beautiful and the staff were so sweet, hospitable and kind. The food was also out of this world. Will definitely we going back.

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vipvullnetb
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always

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KatrinaS
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was such a great find. We came as the last reservation for lunch and got to enjoy it pretty empty. I can't speak to noise levels when it is full, but it was great place to enjoy good food and conversation. Amazing amazing food. Super cute. Great service.

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JillW
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. We will definitely go back because there are so many dishes we'd like to try! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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BPatel
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The foccacia and dipping sauce was amazing and delicious. Great service as well! They have created beautiful outdoor seating as well

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MaryH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience overall!

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dwgroucho
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I said it bfore and I'll say it again - the best quality value in the city!!

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Barbara
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The Octopus was dry but tasty. Everything else was spot on.

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EDvisor
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always delicious, and it just has a great neighborhood vibe.

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vipSilverQueen
Philadelphia
616 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed ravioli and salmon, sitting in booth. Food was delicious. Service was very pleasant and courteous. I noticed a new heater in the booth, ready for the cold weather. The location is quiet, away from heavy traffic. Close to Schuylkill River Park, a great place to take a walk during the day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Came 15 mins earlier than reservation and offered to wait if necessary. Host put us in an isolated section in front of kitchen and waiter traffic. Politely asked to be moved with the other diners, but after 5 mins of haggling the host finally placed us at an open seat with the rest of the diners. In an obvious rush to turn tables, our food came within 10 mins of ordering. Waiter never asked us how our food was or checked on us. Pasta dishes were mediocre. We ordered dessert and it came within 2 mins of ordering, again rushing us. As we left nobody from the restaurant said anything. Unfriendly service and average food!

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viptm1949
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant. It’s a BYOB, which keeps your tab reasonable. The appetizers, the pasta and desserts are innovative and very tasty. The glass booths outside are private and comfortable. Overall, the four of us loved the meal—there was nothing left on any of the plates.

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Peter
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was a first meal indoors at Ambrosia. From the greeting of the M'D to the waiters, service was excellent. The food was nicely plated, delicious with the most outstanding dish was a polenta that we discovered was mixed with goat cheese. My wife and I shared the veal and beef platter with the spicy peppers as an additional side/appetizer.
Moderately priced for our entrees, a think a pasta dish would make the restaurant a very good value.
While seated close to others, we could hear without shouting, and were very well served by several waiters.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious !
Brussels sprouts, soup of day, homemade pasta, short ribs!!!!! Finished every morsel . Can’t wait to go back

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vipChristopherT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best in the city, hands down!

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vipLansdaleBob
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great service. the food was amazing and we ate outside in glass enclosed heated area

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vipjackthetraveller
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant

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vipfoodie1
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! As always both the food and service were amazing! Homemade pastas and the freshest ingredients. So worth it!

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ReganM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Wonderful meal - my party had in-house pasta and it was delicious. Highly recommend if you're looking for a great italian restaurant in the rittenhouse area.

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vipDbfrei
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outside in heated chalet. Only noise was one loud table 2 tables away.

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ScottB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food ! A hidden gem in Philly !

FAQs

Ambrosia BYOB offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 703-2010.

Ambrosia BYOB is rated 4.8 stars by 886 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.