Aribella

4.8
272 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Our outdoor patio seating reservations are weather permitting. We are open for indoor dining at 50% occupancy. All tables are 6 feet apart for your comfort and safety.Please choose your seating preference.Everyone must wear a facial covering upon entering all dining areas & when not seated at your table.

AriBella services Shelton residents with Italian cuisine within a warm, friendly environment. The establishment gets its name from the owner’s youngest daughter just as some the dishes served are also named after friends or loved ones the owner knows. AriBella pays homage to traditional Italian trattorias with authentic Italian fare and a style that is representative of a Trattoria.

Sautéed clams, scungilli salad, scalloppine Emiliane, pollo parmigiano, gnocchi di mamma Francesca and capellini puttanesca are just some of the food items available. Make sure to check out the happy hour menu at AriBella for a list of wines, martinis, cocktails and domestic or imported bottled beers.

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Aribella will have a special Mothers's Day Menu. We will have indoor & outdoor dining, weather permitting. Reserve your table with a credit card. 48 hour cancellation notice please.

What 272 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
L
Laurie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent, though, we were not offered coffee after dinner. It would have been nicer if the fire logs were lit in the fireplace. Not a fan of the a la carte menu.

TC
TiffanyC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and everything was great! Will definitely be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and always consistent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and people. Good to get back to Aribellas.

FW
FrankW
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service fast and efficient. The drinks were also very good. Over all I would recommend Aribellas.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

AVOID!!! Bad from start to finish, straight out of kitchen nightmares. Family dinner Saturday 7:30 PM. Upon arrival, host couldn’t look up or welcome us until several minutes had passed when she finally says “someone will be with you soon”. Seated and told we need to submit our appetizer and entree order all at once. Wine tasted stale, drinks for the kids were so filled with ice there was barely any beverage. Gave the order and server comes back to tell us the kitchen is out of steak tip dishes that we requested, eliminating 3 main courses from our table. We make new choices and apps arrive. So much salt on the fried calamari it’s overwhelming but we eat it because we’re hungry. Other two apps are not that good. People start leaving and cold air from the doorway is freezing the entire area where we are seated. Table in the next section is disturbingly loud, drunk talking across the room entire time. Entrees arrive and are not good, husband asked for spinach instead of pasta and there is pasta but no spinach, food is cold. So glad we put our entree order in with the apps because it must have been done and not kept warm for 15 minutes. Veal marsala looks pink and undercooked. Unhappy host comes to the table and is unapologetic, unaccommodating and hardly says anything other than we’re very busy tonight. We came in at 7:30, it’s now well after 9 and there are empty tables, what would it be like if the restaurant had been packed? Host barely apologizes, angrily removes the cold food from the bill, leaves check on the table and walks away. Still cost us over $100 for sub par cuisine. No idea why there are so many stars for this place. It is below average in every way. We got McDonald’s drive thru because there was no time to go anywhere else. We’ve been supporting area restaurants throughout 2020. How is my food hotter when delivered to my house from 25 minutes away? Stay away!

SS
SusanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner and appetizers and salad were fantastic!
Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. It was a great, cozy evening! Everything was perfect!

JD
JayD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, nice people, good menu, good food, good value - go there!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Saturday night diner with my wife and my parents. The atmosphere was very welcoming and comfortable. My wife loved her entree saying it is the best pasta dish she has ever had. Lovely evening made even better by the hospitality of a local neighborhood restaurant that we will absolutely enjoy again soon. Thank you Ari Bella for a lovely family dinner during a time when we all truly could use it.

AL
AaronL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at this restaurant. Everything was excellent!

SP
vipStevePapa2525
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All Great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All was good...

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of favorite dining spot. The food was on pint and delicious

BM
BrunoM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

food and ambiance where great service could of been a bit better menu were not removed after we order also finished dishes were not taken away until I asked.

J
vipJacki
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. First time but will certainly be back. Restaurant was warm and cozy and adorably decorated for Valentines Day!
Food was authentic, fresh and delicious. Highly recommend.

MZ
MariaZ
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aribella’s is one of our favorite restaurants! The staff is wonderful & the food is always great!!!

J
vipJasper
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening with friends. Two thumbs up!

RJ
RyanJ
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so lucky to have food this good in the center of town.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

JD
JeffD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food. Friendly service. Good spacing between tables.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome, our go to spot for a great meal. The food is consistently excellent from appetizers to dessert.

MN
MeltingNOT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Food was fabulous. Ambience was warm and cozy even in the big room. Service was a nice relaxed pace and a great time was had by all...as usual. ☺️

PP
PatriciaP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at a table a good distance from other tables. The holiday decorations were lovely. Our server was very attentive but allowed us plenty of time. The menu and specials were extraordinary. The food was excellent. Love this restaurant!!

AR
AliceR
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in lovely surroundings. Beautiful Christmas decorations with a rustic feel. Can’t wait to go back.

BO
vipBillO
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great time, great food, great drinks!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Favorite go to spot.

NL
vipNicoleL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
62 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ate outside on the patio. Lovely setting. Although it was an unusually warm evening for November they did have heaters available. Our server was very nice & did a great job dealing with the restrictions we are all dealing with due to covid. All of us enjoyed our meals.

C
Carlm
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal, I had swordfish with shrimp and my wife has a steak, we sat outside, Music, lights and wine, how can you beat that

JB
JackB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Shelton. Always great food and service.

E
Eddie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean facilities and very friendly efficient staff.

PB
PaulB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent locally owned Italian restaurant. Fantastic drink / martini menu. Great appetizers. Homemade pasta was delicious, especially the gnocci. Seafood entrees were also excellent. Service was friendly and attentive.
The only disappointment was dessert. The "chocolate bomba" was obviously stored in the freezer for some time, with frost and freezer burn. Stay away from that.

RD
RaymondD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always!! Service awesome!!

C
vipConnecticutfriends
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great night.

LG
LaurieG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening. We sat outside and it was so comfortable and a heater was right by us. I started out with the best cosmo. The food was delicious. I had the salad special with romaine, tomato, bacon and Gorgonzola and veal Marsala. It was such a relaxing evening.

H
vipHunterje
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a great place. Stacy bartender is amazing makes great drinks

GM
GMlad
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great experience. Fantastic and friendly service every time. Thank you.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night.

C
Chris
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My wife and I were looking to try a new place for her birthday. We came across this restaurant and saw that it had good reviews so we decided to give it a try.

PARKING- There is a decent amount of parking spaces for this establishment but the parking lot is very tight.

AMBIANCE- The ambiance is nice. We we're advised this restaurant has been opened for about 17 years and recently they added a main dining room to it. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating.

SERVICE - The service we had was good. In the beginning the waitress was very attentive and had a great personality. As the dinner progressed, she seemed to get busy as we had to ask the bus boy for another round of drinks.

MENU - The menu is has a lot of good Italian options. On top of the normal menu, they offer a lot of nightly specials. There were approximately 3 special apps offered, 2 salads, and 3 dinners.

FOOD - We started off with the calamari which was a decent portion. The calamari was lightly fried and tasted fishy. The sauce that it came with was very good. For dinners we ordered the Pappardelle Amantea (pasta with mixed seafood) & Seared Sea Scallops. Both dinners were very good. The pasta appeared to be homemade and all of the seafood in the pappardelle tasted fresh. For the Seared Sea Scallops, the scallops were cooked to perfection.

PRICES - The prices at the establishment for everything we ordered were very good.

OVERALL - I would return to this restaurant and recommend it. I would have preferred to be seated inside the restaurant. We made prior reservations and were advised there were no indoor seats available with due to other reservations. However, we heard people talking about how they hoped to be able to get in as the restaurant looked busy and they had no reservations. That group of people were able to find a table inside the main dining area.

CP
ColleenP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Saturday for my birthday, deciding to try a new restaurant we have never been previously. I am so glad we chose Aribella! The ambience is great, the patio was beautifully lit and the fireplace indoors was great for a colder fall evening. The food was delicious and our server, Michael was amazing! He was polite and attending and did a wonderful job. All staff, from the hostess to other servers, were great! This was our first, but definitely not our last time dining at Aribella!

FAQs

Aribella is rated 4.8 stars by 272 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.