Ariccia Cucina

4.6
789 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Inspired by a hilltop town of palaces, vineyards and poets, Ariccia Cucina is a modern Italian escape. Small plates of arancini and fresh bruschetta to share, herbs tucked into slow-roasted porchetta, vino bianca and rosso on the tables, conversations buzzing and glasses clinking—at long last, a taste of authentic Italy. Our large open kitchen invites you into an exciting culinary world. The cozy fireside lounge or bar are great places to relax after work with a delicious drink and appetizer from the Bar Menu. Or catch up with friends and enjoy beautiful weather with al fresco dining on the open-air patio.

Ariccia Cucina Italiana is committed to ensuring your safety is our number one priority. We have taken significant measures throughout our dining room and operation that you will see upon dining with us. We have also pledge our commitment to the Alabama Restaurant Promise. For more information on this promise please visit arhaonline.com
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

We will be offering a five course, prix fixe dinner menu only for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner from 5 PM until 9 PM. The price is $85 per person. The menu can be viewed at aricciacucina.com

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

We will be offering a five course, prix fixe dinner menu only for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner from 5 PM until 9 PM. The price is $85 per person. The menu can be viewed at aricciacucina.com

What 789 people are saying
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ChrisW
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was beyond reproach. The food was excellent and our waitress was super nice and attentive.

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Jake
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were not told that our 2pm reservation would give us 20 minutes to enjoy our thanksgiving. The girl that served us was right there saying the buffet was closing. $328 for empty food containers and nothing to enjoy
We live here in Auburn and had out of town guests. You all really made a great impression

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WilliamH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service4ambience2

I paid $225 for two buffet tickets ($65 each), bottle of wine ($45) a tip of $30 that I had no choice in paying. . .all for two plates of mediocre food. This is totally overpriced.

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CatherineS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ambience, pasta & service!! Easy valet parking. Highly recommend Ariccia.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Football weekend so restaurant was crazy busy. We felt super rushed the whole meal. The mushroom appetizer was cold and hard to cut and I was not impressed with the meal that was described as one of the 100 meals you should have before you die. If that’s in top 100, I’m afraid to see what the other 99 are. I really want to like this restaurant but I’ve eaten here twice and left disappointed both times.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The four of us each had a different menu item and all were excellent. Service was good and our waitress was knowledgeable and able to answer all questions. She was spread thin across several tables so the beverage refills were a. bIt slow, but she was working hard. It got a pretty noisy as the place filled up but the food made it worthwhile. We’ll go back.

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pattien
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The wine menu could have been better, but good overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was superb.

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vipNancyP
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating here and this restaurant is becoming my favorite when I'm in Auburn. The food is delicious and the service is great. It's also a bonus to have valet parking since parking downtown can be challenging.

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JD11
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Bolognese was delicious, the scampi pasta was mediocre. Although the sauce was flavorful the shrimp was overcooked and the pasta was thrown in all clumped together. I've been here several times before and this was uncharacteristic quality from what I've come to expect from Ariccia, maybe just an off day.

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WillF
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Bread was stale for bruschetta. Porchetta was a little weak. Not much with it and a lot of fat. Usually meet good but last night was off the mark.

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vipAUparents
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Had reservations at least two weeks in advance. Was seated in bar at a small table instead of dining room. Didn’t question the seating. The food was good but the table was to small for full service dinner. Felt cramped. Would have liked a warning prior to dinner if this table was my only option.

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vipLisat
Atlanta
89 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Apparently the menu on open table is not the menu at all.
We reserved based what we choose from that. I feel it unusual that spaghetti is not on a menu of Italian. So we went elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing & wonderful experience here with outstanding and authentic Italian food!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing I couldn’t have asked for a better night we were celebrating our anniversary they gave us a card and a free dessert I loved it. Our server was outstanding the food was great the only thing I didn’t like were the drinks but the sweet tea omg good desert lord Jesus I can’t stand pumpkin

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DurwardS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service in a great location. Walk to campus.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent! Timely service. Very relaxing and so comfortable outside, we didn’t want to leave.

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vipPinkTulip
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great supper at Ariccia Cucina the Friday night before an Auburn Football game. The atmosphere was amazing with celebrities passing through and the Raptor Center had a display out front. The service was professional and food top-notch. I will definitely dine there again.

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Sandy
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous pasta dinners!!!

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MCShaw
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was good but the service was slow and several drink orders never made it to the table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The place is nice but they unfortunately undercooked my pasta twice and it was a bit chewy. Pretty restaurant though!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food quality.

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TimC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice brunch in Auburn on Sunday after the game. All the food was excellent as were the Bloody Mary's.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,great service and great atmosphere! Can't wait to come back!

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vipPleased
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Delicious food. Service was great

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vipNashvilleNativ
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love meals here when we visit Auburn. Excellent dining and food. Great atmosphere and convenient when staying in the hotel. Always a favorite!

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Dave
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good overall!!

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Jaychung
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in the town. Good wine selections.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite tasty. And not terribly expensive

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vipLgeg
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Noisy, over rated, porchetta was dry and should not have been served, pasta was undercooked, sauce was bland and nothing was seasoned or even salted. Won’t be back.

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HalM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice experience. Appreciate the waiter offering a free dessert in honor of our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service and food I’ve had on a long time. Delicious!

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AmyC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I have been here many times and was disappointed with the reduced menu choices. Our food was good, but the items we had to select from was a lot less than we had in the past. It was my husbands first visit, and he was not impressed. What we did have was good and our service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Food was alright— greasy, cafeteria Sysco style food

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vipMeganH
Birmingham
32 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were perfection. A jewel of the southeast.

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vipHilaryS
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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iKAK94
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, food was just okay. Glad we were able to dine there.

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staceyb
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wish we could have sat outside the restaurant was a little cold - so bring a sweater
The service was amazing
I would like to have seen a bigger selection of pasta

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I knew from the moment we walked up to the hostess desk, saw a mostly empty restaurant, and then were told it would be a few minutes before our table would be ready, that this restaurant was suffering from being understaffed. We had a 6pm reservation and we were finally seated around 6:20. We ordered our drinks (3 iced teas and 1 glass of wine) that arrived fairly quickly, but our glasses went empty without being refilled most of the evening.We ordered bruschetta as an appetizer. 20 minutes later and we still hadn’t received it.I asked our server if we could just have some bread and butter while we waited for the bruschetta.Her response was that they didn’t provide complimentary bread and that there would be a charge of $5. I was taken aback by this and asked her to please bring it out anyway. With the frequent apologizing for our waits, you’d think they could’ve given us a bit of bread. We never received the bread but did finally receive the bruschetta.The menu was very limited.I was disappointed seeing only a couple of pasta dishes. We had 3 orders of the Porchetta di Ariccia and 1 of the ravioli. The Porchetta is named as one of the 100 dishes in Alabama that you must have before you die.It didn’t live up to this rating. It was fair, but nothing spectacular. Trust me, you won’t be missing anything if you meet your demise before having this dish. For dessert, 2 of us had the cheesecake and one had the chocolate tart. The cheesecake was horrible (I would be shocked if it wasn’t frozen-definitely not homemade), and the tart was about the size of a silver dollar and about 1/4” high. Overall this was such a huge disappointment-especially since we were treating someone for her birthday. I doubt we will ever be back, nor will we recommend Ariccia. We live locally and my husband and I are in positions to provide restaurant suggestions to out of town visitors. Ariccia won’t be on the list. Being attached to the #1 hotel in Auburn, I hope that Ariccia can step it up.

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AmyB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arriccia provided an ideal location for an Auburn graduate's family celebration.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ariccia Cucina using the Order Online button. Ariccia Cucina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (334) 844-5140.

Ariccia Cucina is rated 4.6 stars by 789 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.