Ambrosia Pizzeria

191 Military E., Suite F (at Second Street)
Benicia, CA 94510

Welcome to Benicia! 

Although Ambrosia opened more than a year ago, some of us are just trying them for the first time.  Gracie was impressed!  Pizzas are flavorful, pastas are tasty, salads are fresh, crispy and large enough for two.  

Design your own custom pie or choose one of their specialties.  Your pizza will arrive with plentiful toppings, a medium-thick hand made crust and homemade marinara sauce, garlic pesto sauce, dried tomato and garlic pesto sauce, BBQ pizza sauce or Alfredo sauce.  The ingredients are top-notch with super flavorful pepperoni, surprisingly tasty mushrooms and your choice of cheeses…mozzarella, cheddar, Parmesan, feta, 4-cheese blend or vegan mozzarella.  

The Pizza Margherita is delightful with fresh and tangy flavors.

For meat lovers, the Meat Ambrosia is amazing! Comes with pepperoni, salami, sausage, bacon, ground beef, Canadian bacon and your choice of cheese.  The Skinny Lady Pizza (not a weight loss guarantee!) has dried tomato and garlic pesto sauce, spinach, red onions, bacon, pepperoncini peppers, mozzarella cheese, topped with artichoke hearts and fresh basil—the flavor combo is awesome.   

The fettuccine Alfredo is receiving raves and the Mediterranean salad is delicious! Five hand-made garlic knots, for $5, come with your choice of dipping sauces—you won’t be sorry.  

Dine-in or takeout.

Easy ordering online. Gluten-free available. By the slice or by the pie. Beer and wine available. Small, comfortable inside dining. Ultra-competitive prices.

Is it pizza New York style? Maybe. Chicago deep dish? Nope. Greek Pizza? I don’t think so. California pizza? Sometimes. Benicia Pizza?  Yes, it is!!!

Elsa & Fred 

1 hr, 37 min
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Amazon Prime, Apple TV 

Elsa (Shirley MacLaine) is a feisty, slightly ditsy, good natured and somewhat magical human, living alone in an apartment building in New Orleans. 

Fred (Christopher Plummer) arrives as an unhappy, crotchety old neighbor who would prefer to be alone, no matter what his children think he needs.  This sweet story of love and connection in the autumn of life is charming, unpredictable and ends on a satisfying note.  The chemistry between Fred and Elsa offers some inspiration for what’s possible, no matter your history or the habits of a lifetime. This couple manages to step away from what’s expected—giving them the freedom to follow their hearts and experience the resulting joy.

Many references to the Federico Fellini movie,  La Dolce Vita (the good life), and the Trevi Fountain scenes in the eternal city of Rome give us something to dream about. 

Elsa tells outlandish stories that could be true or not.  Fred discovers his smile and offers a supremely romantic gift. Time is precious and what have they got to lose? 

Set in New Orleans, this lovely film also stars Marcia Gay Harden, George Segal (his last role), Scott Bakula, James Brolin and Chris Noth.  Directed by Michael Redford.

Order in, grab your favorite libation, let go of reality and escape into this easy, entertaining movie.  

Magic Moon gives Elsa & Fred —-  3 ½ Moons out of 5.

Elsa and Frank movie art