705 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
What was once a storage unit is now a stylish and tiny (we're talking just 16 seats) Italian tasting-menu-only hideaway. The idea for Ambra was born when chef Chris D’Ambro of neighboring restaurant Southwark took notice of the unused space and transformed it into a gourmand's gray-walled escape: sheer white cloth is draped over mounted lightboxes on one wall, a crude unfinished wooden palette obscures light from outside on another and rough stone slabs are visible from every vantage point. Four-course meals ($65) consist of an antipasti, primi, second and dolci, with two choices per course (plus, amuse bouche and canapés). Opt for the beverage pairing ($35) and each dish will find it’s flavor soulmate in a glass of wine.