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Ambrogio15 in Phoenix

Led by Michelin-starred Chef Silvio Salmoiraghi and Executive Chef Fabio Pizzigoni, Ambrogio15 is the newest Italian restaurant in Phoenix, offering guests authentic plates from the famed paper-thin pizzas to refined seafood delights. 

After a successful grand opening this past spring, the highly anticipated Ambrogio15 is now open in Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix. The Italian concept stems from Ambrogio15 Restaurant Group, an award-winning brand with five concepts established throughout San Diego and now a sixth in Phoenix. 

Stepping into Ambrogio15, guests are enveloped in a sleek and airy Milan-inspired ambiance. The elegant lounge area welcomes patrons with a distinctive wine tower showcasing an extensive selection of boutique wineries in Italy curated by co-owner Giacomo Pizzigoni. The main dining space, adorned with bespoke leather-wrapped booths and vibrant botanics, offers an intimate yet stylish setting, boasting rich wooden tables, black accents and neon writing buzzing “Let Them Eat Pizza” on the walls. 

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Ambrogio15 is helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Silvio Salmoiraghi and Executive Chef Fabio Pizzigoni, both of whom are renowned for their extensive expertise in the culinary arts. “I started cooking at home when I was little,” says Chef Pizzigoni. “I always saw my mother cooking, and I started to cook with her, or while alone, when I was 10. At the age of 14, I started cooking school.”

For guests of Ambrogio15, Chef Pizzigoni ensures a dining experience marked by healthy cuisine and natural flavors derived from quality ingredients.

“What I want to convey to diners is that modern Italian cuisine always uses fresh, quality products, without using any type of processed food or gluten,” says Chef Pizzigoni. “We cook with international techniques that respects Italian cuisine. Traveling influenced me a lot, especially my experiences in France. France opened up a new world to me in terms of technique and a way of looking at cooking. But, culturally, I am still very attached to Italian cuisine.”

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Chef Pizzigoni stresses the importance of understanding the culture, history and evolution of cuisine to aspiring chefs and recommends that they delve into these subjects to make sense of cooking. 

Drawing inspiration from Milan, Italy, the menu features an assortment of plates, including Italian-style steaks, seafood and raw offerings such as oysters and an assortment of crudo. Some must-try plates include the octopus carpaccio with Italian chimichurri, lemon and chili; the Salamino Piccante pizza with San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, spicy salami Calabrese, fresh rosemary and an aged parmigiano reggiano; and the Carbonara Ravioli with egg yolk, crispy guanciale and Pecorino Romano. 

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Adding to the allure of Ambrogio15 is the cocktail lineup curated by Marco Russo, an award-winning mixologist from Italy who is most known for founding Bar1930, the first speakeasy in Milan, and Backdoor43, the world’s smallest cocktail bar. Russo brings his expertise to Ambrogio15, with signature sips including El Milanes, a sip served in a pearlescent shell with Old Overholt Rye, Fino Sherry, saffron syrup and saffron; the smokey Il Diavolo with Patrón Silver, smoked chili, cacao liquor, fire tincture, lime and smoked salt served in a breathing clay skull; and the fruity Brazilian Punch, shaken with Avua Amburana, Casamigos Cristalino, lime, guanbana, guava and rose water. 

A bite from the dolci menu is a must to complete the experience, with sweets including the Tiramisu Di Chef Fabio, with ladyfingers, Vergnano Espresso and mascarpone; caramel flan, with fresh berries, raspberry sorbet and caramel; the Chocolate Surprise with hazelnut, amaretto and mint; or opt for the Dessert Plateau to try an assortment of each. 

Ambrogio15 is open Sunday to Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

For more information, visit ambrogio15az.com.

2502 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 112
Phoenix, AZ 85016

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