Ambra, the itsy bitsy Italian restaurant by husband-and-wife team Chris D'Ambro and Marina De Oliveira will officially open tomorrow, September 29, at 705 S. 4th Street in Queen Village. Here's a primer to get you started.
The restaurant will be open Thursdays through Sundays, with a $65 four-course prixe fixe only, add the $35 beverage pairing if you please (the wine list will be primarily-Italian wines, plus a few amari). Reservations begin at 6 p.m. and go until 9 p.m. and you can book your table through Reserve. Make sure to include any allergies or dietary restrictions in your reservation.
D'Ambro's brother, Joseph D'Ambro, founder of The Joseph D'Ambro Collection Inc., designed and built-out Ambra's gorgeous interior—an impressive mix of hardwoods, concrete, and metal-work. You might've seen Joseph's talents elsewhere, too. He designed and built Talula's Table, Restaurant Alba, Kennett Square's Sovana Bistro, and Ame in Wayne.
Here's a neat, little tidbit: Ambra's name comes from D'Ambro's grandfather's original last name, which he changed to disassociate himself from some "less than savory" family business in Italy.
Take the tour here, and try it out starting tomorrow at 6 p.m.