Chef Patron Chris Farrugia has been a familiar face in the restaurant scene for many years. Despite fierce competition, Ambrosia has always maintained its popularity both with the lunch crowd as well as with the evening diners. Nestled in the heart of Valletta in picturesque St Christopher street, it’s a hop, skip and jump away from your evening at the theatre or your morning spent shopping and sightseeing. Its timeless atmosphere is both warm and elegant, and the comfortable chairs and leather banquet bench allow you to relax and linger long into the evening. A quick business lunch is just as easily catered for with attentive and efficient service. Over time, the restaurant walls have collected a selection of hand-penned quotes from diners varying from personal to inspirational.
The menu is adjusted daily depending on available quality produce. Every dish is polished and well presented using the freshest of ingredients and a sprinkling of imagination. Starters may include a twice baked goat’s cheese soufflé nestled in a rucola salad; fresh burratina with mango purée and chilli oil or grilled local asparagus with pecorino salad. Your main should include a hearty slow cooked octopus stew with chillis; breaded escalope of veal with sage and lemon butter or braised local rabbit with dates and juniper berries. All mains are accompanied with vegetables and potatoes. As a suitably delicious ending to your meal try the noteworthy ‘afugato al cafe’ or the baked lemon and orange blossom cheesecake for dessert.