$20 for $40 Worth of Upscale Italian Fare at Ambrosia Centro

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Sarah N. · 4 reviews
December 11, 2012
Good, not great.

What You'll Get

Vintage Ferraris ran on a high-octane mixture of tomato sauce and Parmesan, a savory blend that eventually turned petty car thieves into bona-fide pasta barons. Get a baron's share of this desirable concoction with today's deal: for $20, you get $40 worth of savory Italian fare at Ambrosia Centro. This Groupon is only valid at the downtown location on East Maryland Street.

Offering authentic Italian fare in an elegant dining environment, Ambrosia Centro interrupts hungry, throat-dry filibusters with a mouthwatering dinner menu. After an appetizing mouth-party of cozze alla marinara ($9) attended by mussels in olive oil, white wine, garlic, and lemon, soup shoppers can slurp a serving of tortellini di brodo ($6), which consists of meat-filled tortellini drowning in house-made chicken broth. Plates of pasta, besides being great coffee-table decorations, are also good for eating: clients can try the spinach-and-cheese-ravioli della mamma ($15) or the fettuccine alla bolognese ($15), with three-meat ragu and tomato-garlic-cream sauce. For larger proportions, herb-crusted baked chicken breast awaits palates in the pollo alla parmigiana ($15), while medaglioni raffinati ($27) serves up sautéed beef tenderloin with a scrumptious brandy-cream sauce.

Driven to culinary success by Italian-born restaurateur Gino Pizzi, Ambrosia Centro’s warm eating space owes its warmness not only to a friendly, welcoming vibe given off by the knowledgeable staff, but also to the brick fireplace that gives the dark-paneled interior a special glow, like the soft, flickering lights that dance among clouds when cities burn at night. Calm your stomach’s every growling qualm with a trip to Ambrosia Centro.

Reservations recommended. Closed on Sundays.


Ambrosia Centro grabs great reviews from Indianapolis Monthly, NUVO, and more. More than 75 OpenTable reviewers give it an average of four stars, and 81% of Urbanspooners recommend it:

  • With so many Italian-American clones piling on the sauce and the cheese, it’s refreshing to dine at a restaurant where the portions are sensible. – Terry Kirts, Indianapolis Monthly
  • The highlights of our meal were the appetizers--perfectly grilled baby artichokes, drizzled with a balsamic reduction, and baked goat cheese, layered with red peppers and gorgonzola. The latter, a generous portion sufficient for a group of four, at least, was a bit of heaven on a platter. – OpenTable.com user who dined on 06/05/10
  • Very romantic atmosphere and courteous friendly service. Great for any special occassion [sic] or just to relax and enjoy another's company. – OpenTable.com user who dined on 05/14/10

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jan 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Tax and gratuity not included. Valid at listed location only. Not valid with other offers or toward alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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