Food Porn: Ambrosia

I’ve wanted to try Ambrosia for a while now; I’ve passed it countless times while traveling down Elmwood and I have heard only good things from my friends that live in the area.  I absolutely love Greek/Mediterranean food and I’m embarrassed by the lack of that cuisine featured on this website.  Aside from Falafel Bar, which is conveniently located down the street from my work, I don’t visit many Greek restaurants, but I’m slowly trying to change that.

Ambrosia is probably best known for being a great breakfast/brunch restaurant.  They offer the typical breakfast line up of pancakes, omelets, waffles and eggs.  But they also are known for their Greek cuisine and they have a very nice selection of souvlaki’s, gyro’s, salads, and Greek Pizza’s.

I ordered their Corfu Greek Pizza.  Ambrosia’s definition of “Greek Pizza” is essentially replacing the pizza dough with a large grilled pita.  For this specific pizza, instead of tomato sauce and mozzarella, it was covered in spinach, red peppers, black olives, tomato, and topped with crumbled feta.  It was probably a little thicker then I would have preferred; I was hoping for a something that was going to resemble a flat bread pizza.  Regardless, it was quite delicious and it was so packed with toppings that these four small pieces actually filled me up for the rest of my work day.  For about 10 dollars its a healthier meal then some of other lunch/dinner options in that area of Elmwood.

For a side dish we ordered their Potatoes Kazaklar.  Walking into Ambrosia I knew I was in the mood for some delicious Greek potatoes.  I’ve had some really good offerings at the Washington Market and Cedar’s Pita Pockets at the McKinley Mall.  Cooked potatoes mixed with some grilled onions and garlic then sprinkled with crumbled feta…fantastic.  I don’t think I could imagine something that could be eaten for breakfast that would help recover from a long night of drinking better then this.

Alli ordered the Ambrosia Chicken Souvlaki, which was different from their regular “Chicken Souvlaki”.  The Ambrosia-style has no onions and no peppers and is instead served with a side of their housemade Garlic Dijon Dressing (which I suggest ordering on the side for any dish at Ambrosia-its great for dipping).  Nothing too ground breaking in terms of Greek cuisine, but it’s a nice idea to cater to that large group of diners who normally ask for no onions with their meals (like myself).  While the chicken Ambrosia served with this dish was top notch and plentiful, we could have used a larger serving of pita bread.  They also went a bit overboard with the feta, though many Greek cuisine lovers may not consider that a bad thing.

From the outside, Ambrosia can appear to be out of a diner’s price range.  And since they don’t have a website or menu online, it’s hard to find out what they really offer.  However, if you like breakfast and/or Greek cuisine this should definitely be on your list of restaurants to try.  The prices are extremely reasonable, you will spend anywhere from $6.00 (most breakfast options) to $14.00 at the most expensive (a Maza type Pita Platter).

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4 thoughts on “Food Porn: Ambrosia

  1. De

    These are probably the most delicious looking bunch of plates I’ve seen in a long time.

    • Don Burtless

      if you couldn’t tell…we are big fans of feta. hahah, but they all were delicious.

  2. greek food appears to be mostly crumbled feta cheese with pita pockets

    btw, i ate a falafel wrap for lunch today and it was delicious w hot sauce

    • Don Burtless

      its not really, its what non greek restaurants do. just like buffalo means hot sauce and blue cheese, and just like mexican means cheddar cheese and jalapeno’s

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