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Ambrosia BYOB, Philadelphia, PA

Ambrosia BYOB

4.8
4.8
1033 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Welcome to Ambrosia BYOB contemporary italian cuisine!

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2 people

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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 703-2010

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    ferdinand loka

  • Neighborhood

    Rittenhouse Square

  • Parking details

    Parking is located one block from the restaurant. Off 24th and Samson.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Popular dishes

Menu

Crudo

  • Salmon Belly$12.00

    cucumber, radish, lemon, olive oil

    • 1/2 Dozen East Coast Oysters$15.00

      • Beef Carpaccio$13.00

        capers, shaved parmigiano

        Salads

        • Arugula$10.00

          shaved parmigiano, lemon, olive oil

          • Frisee$12.00

            roasted red peppers, feta, croutons, sherry vinegar

            • Roasted Beets$14.00

              whipped goat cheese, pistachio, orange vinaigrette

              • Crispy Brussel Sprouts$14.00

                labneh, pomegranate, date syrup

                Starters

                • Mussels$14.00

                  shallots, saffron broth, chopped parsley

                  • Grilled Octopus$16.00

                    chorizo, fingerlings, salsa verde

                    • Calamari$14.00

                      capers, olives, beans, Calabrian chili, tomato

                      • Burrata$14.00

                        eggplant caponata, grilled bread

                        • Grilled Artichokes$13.00

                          warm ricotta, basil pesto, served on toast

                          Pasta (Made in House)

                          • Papardelle$24.00

                            short rib ragu, shaved parmigiano

                            • Squid Ink Spaghettini$24.00

                              calamari, crabmeat, Calabrian chili, tomato

                              • Rigatoni$22.00

                                lamb sausage, tomato, broccoli rabe

                                • Ravioli$22.00

                                  filled with butternut squash, brown-butter, sage, pumpkin seeds

                                  • Gnocchi$19.00

                                    baked potato gnocchi, tomato, ricotta salata

                                    • Crispy Gnocchi$21.00

                                      mushrooms, butternut squash, pancetta, brown-butter, whipped goat cheese

                                      • Risotto$23.00

                                        mushrooms, truffle oil, parmigiano

                                        Entrée

                                        • Airline Chicken$24.00

                                          pan roasted, seasonal vegetables, salsa verde

                                          • Chicken Milanese$21.00

                                            marinated mushrooms, shaved parmigiano, arugula, saba vinegar

                                            • Veal Medallions$25.00

                                              prosciutto, fontina, broccoli rabe

                                              • Short Ribs$28.00

                                                soft polenta, shishito peppers

                                                • New York Strip$29.00

                                                  fingerling potatoes, cipollini, stilton, beef juice

                                                  • Moulard Duck$28.00

                                                    pan roasted, carrot puree, apricots, roasted beets

                                                    • Salmon$25.00

                                                      crispy skin, seasonal vegetables, wholegrain mustard sauce

                                                      • Roasted Monkfish$28.00

                                                        mussels, beans, saffron broth

                                                        Sides

                                                        $9

                                                        • Broccoli Rabe

                                                          • Shishito Peppers

                                                            • Fingerling Potatoes

                                                              • Soft Polenta

                                                                Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                What 1,033 people are saying

                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                4.8
                                                                4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                • 4.8Food
                                                                • 4.8Service
                                                                • 4.6Ambience
                                                                • 4.6Value

                                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                                • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

                                                                  Italian

                                                                • Philadelphia

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                                                                • Philadelphia

                                                                  Neighborhood Gem

                                                                • Philadelphia

                                                                  Outdoor Dining

                                                                • Philadelphia

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                                                                  kermitsmom

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  81 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  81 reviews

                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  We were outside, and each table has a divide separating it from its neighbors, so it was quiet.

                                                                2. AO

                                                                  AaaaOooo

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  75 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  75 reviews

                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic! I am an eater and I order lots of food. I loved every dish. Go in your pocket and experience what they have, you will not be wasting your money. Awesome menu. Experience every course!

                                                                3. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Each dish was great!

                                                                4. P

                                                                  Pete

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Delicious dinner! Loved the octopus and duck Service was gracious!

                                                                5. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Tallahassee

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  The weather was lovely so we sat outside. The service was prompt and the food delicious!

                                                                6. n

                                                                  nikoleb

                                                                  Caribbean

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Finally made our way here and it definitely exceeded our expectations! The complimentary focaccia and sauce are so so good we had to ask for more. I ordered the truffle tortelloni and my bf ordered the seafood pasta special; they were both so delicious and flavorful. The staff was very attentive and so nice. We will definitely be coming back!

                                                                7. JG

                                                                  JenniferG

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Fabulous Sunday brunch!

                                                                8. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The best!!!!!!!

                                                                9. H

                                                                  Heidi

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Everyone is terrific at this place and so is the food

                                                                10. S

                                                                  Sssss

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Good neighborhood gem, dog friendly restaurant

                                                                11. D

                                                                  Dbfrei

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Excellent outdoor accommodations. Food as usual was excellent.

                                                                12. SB

                                                                  StephenB

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                  Outside seating. Great

                                                                13. f

                                                                  foodiedudie

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  287 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  287 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Everything was delicious. The soft shell crab pasta special was great. Get it while you can!

                                                                14. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Excellent food and service

                                                                15. s

                                                                  sandro

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Absolutely loved Ambrosia! The food was fantastic!!

                                                                16. r

                                                                  rochuck04

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  38 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  38 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  Lovely spot, obviously popular. The staff was welcoming, informative and attentive. Despite the busy activity, we never felt rushed. Each serving was excellent from the foccacia cubes with dip, excellent just right chew on the calamari appetizer to my veal scallops with broccolini side and my husband's beautiful servicing of large tortellini with mushroom filling an light cream sauce, we enjoyed every bits. This includes the leftovers for lunch the next day. Couldn't help but enjoy a lovely airy tiramisu (to share). Yes I would recommend Ambrosia to friends. The BYOB is a plus for us.

                                                                17. OR

                                                                  ORod

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  amazing food, great service, nice ambience highly rec

                                                                18. JW

                                                                  JillW

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Absolutely love this place. This was our second time here and it was outstanding again, The crispy Brussel sprouts and grilled octopus were excellent and the fish-pasta special with stone crab and mussels was outstanding! The service was good too. I highly recommend Ambrosia BYOB!

                                                                19. E

                                                                  Epices6

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  First off: three excellent dishes. The mussels in a saffron broth, with a little heat from small slivers of pepper; the short rib with polenta and gremolata: a beautifully rich and immensely satisfying dish; the perfectly cooked Moulard duck breast with roasted beets and a delightful sour counterpoint provided by apricots. The grilled artichokes with warm ricotta made for a good bruschetta-like starter, the crudo of salmon belly is also an ok dish. A truly bad dish: the Cacio e Pepe plate: way overcooked bucatini in an insipid sauce that reminded no one of pepper or pecorino. This in a place whose owner lived in Rome for many years. Please! I also don't understand how a serious restaurant still serves dishes with "truffle oil" - a cheap and overwhelming chemical compound that is the ruin of many an otherwise good dish.

                                                                20. P

                                                                  Palmbreez

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Wonderful food and service as usual. Thanks!

                                                                21. S

                                                                  Sarah

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Lovely al fresco dining experience on a weekday evening. Our group of four all raved about the food, wondering how on earth we’ve never been here before. Shared a bunch of appetizers and pastas. Highly recommend the crispy brussels and squid ink pasta. Great service. Perfect evening.

                                                                22. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The food was fabulous. I only wish I could have eaten more. They outside dining is really nice. I look forward to coming back soon.

                                                                23. MK

                                                                  MaryK

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Really good food - nice outdoor setup. Great service. Good value

                                                                24. J

                                                                  Janessssy

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Absolutely amazing food & service! But especially the food!!

                                                                25. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Baltimore

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Absolutely outstanding- from the homemade pasta to the outdoor booths. This is a gem of a place and we will be back. Attentive service and a wonderful food selection. We enjoyed the quinoa salad, crispy brussel sprouts, gnocchi and pasta of the day with kale pesto. Oh- and the homemade bread and dipping sauce is amazing to. Great value too. This one is a keeper.

                                                                26. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Delicious, delicious food… we sat outdoors in a booth and felt totally comfortable since we are a Covid conscious bunch. It was a perfect evening and dining experience!!!!

                                                                27. D

                                                                  Daria

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Birthday dinner for my daughter. Our first time there. Start to finish, food, service and ambience were amazing!!! We’ll be back!

                                                                28. CB

                                                                  CecilB

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Was there with our grandson and three classmates from U of PA. Dined outdoors in private glass cubicle. Set up was quick and gracious. Loved the environment!

                                                                29. LP

                                                                  LisaP

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Wonderful dinner in a beautiful area. Great service

                                                                30. LR

                                                                  LaurenR

                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great place! Apps and gnocchi were delicious and the service was friendly and prompt. I would 100% go back!

                                                                31. TD

                                                                  ThomasD

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  It is located in a wonderful corner spot near Fitler Square in center city Philadelphia. The staff is pleasant and the menu is wonderful. The seating is comfortable either inside or outside.

                                                                32. R

                                                                  Raven

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  74 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  74 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                  overall3food5service4ambience1

                                                                  It was a srtrange lunch we had with another couple. The door to the courtyard was left open on a cold April afternoon. The result was the restaurant was freezing. The soup of the day was gazpacho, a chilled soup. Wonder how much gazpacho they sold? The food was uniformly excellent for all four members of our party. Our trip to Ambrosia last summer was was delightful. All the restaurant has to do is close the door when its cold and it would be fine.

                                                                33. F

                                                                  foodiefromFilly

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  51 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  51 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  I had lunch at Ambrosia twice this week! I just had to have their crispy Brussel sprouts with labneh and pomegranate seeds a second time as well as a second chance to finish lunch with their pear sorbet, a truly authentic taste. This time we sat in their glass enclosed booths, where the sun streamed in and the cold wind stayed out. It’s my 3rd time there, and I’ll be back!

                                                                34. L

                                                                  Lordy

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                  Ambrosia now serving wine and beer but still honors BYOB.

                                                                35. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The food was absolutely extraordinary. We tried so many items, and everything from the bread to the squid ink pasta was delicious. Definitely a must try!

                                                                36. SQ

                                                                  SilverQueen

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  640 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  640 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                  Enjoyed outdoor brunch - eggs benedict with avocado. We sat at a table next to the building, not in booth, as booths are reserved for larger groups. Weather was fine so no problem. Servers were helpful and friendly.

                                                                37. e

                                                                  ekr2020

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Delicious meal, excellent service and charming evening.

                                                                38. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Amazing food, warm service and an exceptional outdoor dining space of fully enclosed individual chalets. Can’t recommend highly enough.

                                                                39. MS

                                                                  MayaS

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Amazing! Affordable, deliciously fresh, and outstanding service.

                                                                40. MG

                                                                  MichaelG

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Had a great meal! Everything was delicious and can’t wait to go back.

                                                                FAQs

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

                                                                Ambrosia BYOB is rated 4.8 stars by 1033 OpenTable diners.

                                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                Booked 2 times today
                                                                Google Map for Ambrosia BYOB

                                                                231 S 24th St Philadelphia, PA 19103-5529

                                                                Additional information

                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                  Rittenhouse Square

                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                  Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                  Italian

                                                                • Dining style

                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                • Dress code

                                                                  Business Casual

                                                                • Parking details

                                                                  Parking is located one block from the restaurant. Off 24th and Samson.

                                                                • Payment options

                                                                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                  ferdinand loka

                                                                • Additional

                                                                  Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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