Fully licensed authentic Italian café and ristorante Ambrosia has been proving a hit since opening its doors just last year on the bustling Ormeau Road.

With Mediterranean influences, Ambrosia boasts a dedicated Italian gelato ice-cream bar, coffee counter, homemade dessert display, and full bar.

In honour of of one of Belfast’s greatest emerging restaurants, we bring you 11 things you need to know (now!) about Ambrosia!

1. Head Chef Michele

Head chef Michele Francesco from Southern Italy is passionate about the food he crafts. Michele has over 30 years culinary experience – some of which he spent working with Michael Deane during his time at Belfast Castle, whilst he also spent several years working in the Europa.

Michele is renowned in the hospitality industry and brings authentic Italian cuisine to South Belfast.

2. Authentic Coffee


Authentic Italian Coffee available from Ambrosia’s amazing coffee bar is also available for take away. And in even better news – all take away coffee’s are just £1.50!

3. Lunch Deals

Ambrosia - Lunch Meal Deal, 24 inch Pizza

We are struggling to comprehend this ourselves – but Ambrosia’s main course lunch meal deal is just £5! Therefore you could be getting a 24 inch pizza with a choice of two toppings for less than a bottle of wine. Talk about a bargain!

Meanwhile, two courses will cost £7, or three for £9.

4. Decadent Desserts


Authentic homemade desserts are made fresh in house every single day, with options ranging from ice-cream to chocolate fudge cake.

5. Dedicated Pizza Chef

Pizza Chef Giuseppe Laines from Palermo, South Italy has over 20 years experience working as a Pizza Chef!

 6. AND A Dedicated Ice-Cream Bar!

Ambrosia - Italian ice-cream

Ambrosia boasts its very own dedicated authentic Italian ice-cream bar, starting at £1.50 per scoop.

7. Family Friendly


You don’t get much more family friendly than Ambrosia, where Sunday is Fun Day, with kids under 12 eating free all day!
So for every paid adult meal of equal or greater value – you get a kids meal free. Talk about a bargain!

8. Takeaway


With a takeaway menu boasting the likes of chicken wings, mouth-watering pizzas,  healthy gourmet salads – and even kids meals!

9. Value For Money

Every Monday and Tuesday every single pizza or pasta dish from the A La Carte menu is a whopping 25% off! Whilst for two courses it will cost you just £12.95, or three for £15.95.

10. Fully Licensed

As a fully licensed restaurant, Ambrosia boasts a full bar with a staggering drinks menu. Serving up everything from Craft Beer, Cider, Tequila, and Rum – to name just a few!
But if you really want to treat yourself, we recommend the cocktails. For £6.50, take your pick from the likes of the Jamacian Sunrise, Espresso Martini, Jun Bug and more.

11. Award Winning

We’re not surprised Ambrosia was nominated as the Best Italian Establishment by the Food Awards this year.
And is if that wasn’t enough for one year, they were also recently awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
For more info including how to book, check out ambrosiaristorante.com.

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