AMBROSINI'S
Adelaide, South Australia

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2014 Restaurants & Catering - Awards for Excellence - Best Informal Italian - SA
Established in 1988, this Norwood family business has survived the test of time with third-generation father and son team Remo and Matthew Ambrosini at the helm in the kitchen. The menu offers a wide range of dishes, including house made bresaola, a salt cured beef, succulent roast duck with orange glaze, risotto and popular offal dishes of chicken livers and lamb brains, but vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices are also available. No dining experience is complete without friendly and warm service guided by Paul Ambrosini who is on hand to guide you through the extensive wine list. Only minutes from Adelaide's CBD, this is a popular destination for all occasions, business luncheons to group celebrations or intimate dinners by candlelight.
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General info

Address:

136 Magill Road
Norwood SA 5069

Suburb:

Norwood

Contact:

Cuisine:

European, Italian

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Licensed & BYO (wine only)

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DETAILS

MENU DETAILS
The menu offers a wide range of traditional dishes from home made potato gnocchi to seafood spaghetti as well as classical dishes such as roast duck, one of Ambrosini's signature dishes. Many of Ambrosini's clients return for their favourite dishes some of which are rarely found on menus such as crumbed brains in a nut brown butter or sauté chicken livers with prosciutto and sage. Desserts are all made on the premises from the geato, to the crème caramel and the very popular tira mi su.
The wine list offers a wide range of varietals predominantly from smaller producers whilst the imported offering of Italian wine covers many of the major Italian wine regions.

PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS

When passing Ambrosini's at night, I feel drawn to its warmly glowing dining room. Couples share meals here, and business types do lunch before bringing their families back for a relaxed dinner. The warmth is felt in the ambience, the hearty food, and the cheerful maitre di who will never forget your name. This restaurant houses three generations of Ambrosinis who do it proud. Amabile is now in his late 70s but still makes his own pork, veal and venison sausages, and his special venison casserole.

The Lombardy regional influence is appreciated on a menu not overripe with tomato-based everything. A rustic dish of potato gnocchi, for instance, is served simply with sage and garlic toasted in a nut-brown butter. A Genovese speciality of sauteed veal slices in lemon juice will entrance your senses with its aromatic sauce of basil, spinach, marjoram, pine nuts and pecorino cheese.
Roz Taylor

Specials & Events

This restaurant has not scheduled any event.

Functions

FUNCTION MENU
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MAX SEATING
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Functions
Specially designed function menus allows the flexibility to also cater for group bookings.

Features

All day dining
Function for 50-100
Outdoor Dining
Parking
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Weddings
AWARDS
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Linda - 8/07/2015
Given gift card so thought we would try it out and we are so glad we did. This little place is warm and cosy and beautifully lit. The waitress and the owner were friendly and professional. Judging by the amount of people coming thru the doors on a Tuesday night a lot of people know about this little gem. The food was delicious with attention to detail making the difference. Fish was cooked beautifully and the duck full of flavour. The dessert to share was delicious and we are already planning to go back. Mid to high price range but very well worth it!!!! Thank you
Linda - 8/07/2015
Given gift card so thought we would try it out and we are so glad we did. This little place is warm and cosy and beautifully lit. The waitress and the owner were friendly and professional. Judging by the amount of people coming thru the doors on a Tuesday night a lot of people know about this little gem. The food was delicious with attention to detail making the difference. Fish was cooked beautifully and the duck full of flavour. The dessert to share was delicious and we are already planning to go back. Mid to high price range but very well worth it!!!! Thank you