February 18, 2011
“Ambrosia, in Greek mythology, means ‘food of the gods’,” Armen Kevrekian says sitting in his sparse office in the basement of his restaurant. Music and kitchen noise filters down from upstairs. “In the south, they have the term ‘ambrosia’ in the sense of ‘let’s have a good time.’ So, they’ll say ‘let’s go have an Ambrosia.’”
Located at East Broadway and Pearl Street, Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar is home to the first wood-burning oven in Eugene. Originally Acuardi’s Old Town Pizza, the redbrick building became Ambrosia in 1987. Kevrekian, the restaurant’s proprietor, purchased the eclectic, multi-leveled space after eating his way around San Francisco and settling on the concept of a wood-burning oven. Read complete article»
February 2, 2010
Armen Kevrekian, unabashed oenophile and owner of Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar in Eugene, savors every chance to share his passion with other wine lovers. At his First Wednesday Wine Tasting & Sale, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. once a month in Ambrosia’s private dining room, Kevrekian treats tasters to a variety of wines which are thematically linked by varietal, region of origin or other traits. A $20-per-person fee includes a taste of each wine and light appetizers, as well as a $5 credit on any wine purchased that night.
September 22, 2009
This restaurant makes the best calzone in the business. Great downtown, loft like setting with a wood fired oven.
Beautiful, delicious, affordable
December 30, 2009
We ate at Ambrosia twice while on vacation and had great experiences. The first night we arrived late so they said they only had a late night menu with pizzas and calzones. Good thing we asked to see the menu because there were other entrees other than what the host mentioned. And it turned out to be delicious. The restaurant is gorgeous with many different old world decorated rooms. Yes, the music was loud but the host turned it down in the room where we sat, when we mentioned the loudness. The service was friendly and excellent. Loved this restaurant. It was affordable. And, it was consistent because I had the same entrees both times, while my husband had two different entrees which he enjoyed. My entree was a chicken manicotti that was the creamiest I have had in almost thirty years. It was excellent!
December 4, 2008
This restaurant is located downtown on 8th & Pearl, in an old brick building. The atmosphere is very warm and cozy. The food is outstanding, and make sure to save room for dessert!
September 18, 2008
robertwhill on City Search
I learned more about how to make a good pizza by eating Ambrosia pizzas than from any other source. But I can only wish that I could cook fish like they do. Nobody can cook a piece of fish like the chef at Ambrosia. Perfection!
Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar174 East Broadway
Eugene, OR 97401 541.342.4141
Tuesday through Friday 11:30am-close, Saturday through Monday 5:00pm-close.