Ariccia Cucina

4.6
721 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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Experiences

  • Piccolo 241 Live Jazz Experience

    $10.00 per personPrepaid

    Apr 9 - Jun 25, 2021

    Join us each Friday in 2021 in Piccolo 241 for live jazz! In order to accommodate social distancing guidelines, the weekly jazz events are offered as a ticketed experience only, with reserved seating from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person For more information and to see upcoming performances and events please visit www.aricciacucina.com. Piccolo 241 is located inside The Hotel at Auburn University adjacent to Ariccia Cucina Italiana.

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
What 721 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarkS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding. My ribs were tender, but the serving was sparse. My wife had roast chicken with mushrooms and risotto. Unfortunately. The chicken was overcooked and dry. We both enjoyed our salads and the bread.

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vipAubie1969
Birmingham
44 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We've been coming here for years and food and service are consistently good. My prime ribeye was overcooked (well instead of medium-well - didn't want to take the time to wait for another) but the taste was good and the meat was pretty tender nonetheless. Haley is an outstanding server.

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JasonG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

While I appreciate that there is a new executive chef and there are going to be menu changes, the execution of those changes was not great. I had the carbonara and it was very underwhelming, bordering on poor. The service continues to be very good.

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Auburnfan
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Three of us tried the Porchetta and it was great! Great cocktails and wine to match our meal. Check it out.

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vipJimC
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I know students serve us but there were so many mistakes. Missed a full order etc. We ask for wine, you were out, asked for another one you were out. You said you keep 4 bottles of each wine but Easter wiped you out. You have too many wines on your list and perhaps keep 10 bottle each and cut you list down.

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Lulu
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our server Rose was great and the meal excellent!

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vipJaneK
Central Coast
62 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server never checked to see if our appetizers were correct so I waited 10 minutes with the wrong salad. Fettuccine Alfredo was exceptional. Disappointing when you have to pay for bread at an Italian restaurant...

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Bltilley
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Great experience.

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Corryc
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

First time guests celebrating a 75th birthday from out of town. Not a good dining experience at all. Table was for six; not five which is what our reservations were for five. They sat us right in the middle of the room and there were several large groups at the bar area who were extremely loud. When I asked to be moved they didn’t accommodate us.

Then, when we went to order drinks, the waiter, who had to go ask someone else whenever we had a question , didn’t know anything, they were out of Reisling and white zienfendel !!

Reservations were at 7:00 pm and when we went to order they were already out of porchetta.

Overall, I wasn’t impressed.

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vipMeganH
Birmingham
28 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We had a bad table. We were sat in front of everyone and the noise bouncing back made it difficult to hear. Our service was excellent.

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MichaelF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!

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Wesley
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been making carbonara for the last 2 years or so, and having it here absolutely blew me away and made me reevaluate my recipe!

Amazing service, and amazing food, I would recommend to anyone who loves fine dining that doesn't leave you broke!

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Grace
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The carbonara was quite good, and I really liked the affogato the waiter recommended. I wish the hummus came with another piece of bread. The outdoor seating was lovely, but the seats were obviously coated in pollen.

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NamrataG
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The ambience was great and the cocktail I ordered was great. The service was exceedingly slow, and the food was average. I have had carbonara across the globe to include in Italy and this was NOT one of my favorite. It was watery, more boiled than cooked and I could not get the flavor nor taste the creamy sauce. It felt like a boiled preparation to me with no seasoning. My husband ordered the ribeye and he was disappointed at the first presentation of it though the waiter was nice enough to give him a second try at it (cooked so rare he could not eat it). I would say the waiters were nice and courteous and gave us an extra discount. so nice ambience; I would not go back for the food. perhaps for the cocktail.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to food was perfect and the service was outstanding. The waiter was very nice and was constantly checking on us making sure we had what we needed and they had valet parking for free.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Everything was great, except nobody came to my table after my order was served to me. So, I could never ask the waitress for any condiments, which I wanted, and which I told her about right before I was seated. Hence, only two stars for service.

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vipKevin
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Devin is now in my top 10 of best servers ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place to have dinner with family

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vipCarolyn
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so nice there. We ate outside and it was beautiful and we had the sweetest waitress..

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TomL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic! The bruschetta was average - the rest of the food was AMAZING! Was had pastas, plates, and focaccia breads. We were there for a Saturday dinner, so the place was busy, but service was good and they were ready for the rush. We will definitely be back to this gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pizza was cold. Pasta and food tasted great.

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SallyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haley, our server was wonderful. Explained the menu and took her time with us, she had a mask on but you could tell she was smiling. Wonderful place! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, food, wine!

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JacksonT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic job by the entire staff, we enjoyed a great meal and will definitely be back.

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REHEEC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at Ariccia. There were some new appetizer options since the last time we there, and we tried a couple. The oyster scampi was the best I've ever had. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Our waiter was the kindest human!

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PreciousP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ariccia Cucina was absolutely wonderful. The ambiance was impeccable. The waitress was very well I touch with our questions and needs. We definitely look forward to coming again.
Food was great!

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EdmundW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were seated quickly and had a server take our drink orders immediately. The Mimosas and Bloody Mary's were very tasty. We both ordered sandwiches, salads and fries. All the food was good. The music was in the background and pleasant, in fact we decided to have another drink each. If you want any condiments for your salad, fries or sandwich, you should order with your food. The sandwich, (grilled chicken on a baguette) only had tomato, lettuce and a slice of cheese, so make sure you get your favorite condiment ordered, when you place your order....otherwise, it will be dry and a little tasteless. The salad (Caesar) and fries were very good.

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JimN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Price for lunch was great. My wife's food was cold but wait staff made sure it was taken care of immediately. Main course actually came out before the appetizer. I would go back since the service and food was good.

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MarciaW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines our server was aware and anticipated our needs. We had dessert flights and drinks which were very good. Overall lovely experience and one I would definitely do again.

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MarciaW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Piccalo for Valentines and jazz. Can't wait to go back. Couldn't ask for better music, a warmer atmosphere, or better food. Wonderful experience.

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BrittneyR
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not a lot of food for your money, but it was good. I wish there were more appetizer options.

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JSAU
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great dinner overall. Food is always superb. Service is always relatively attentive. Definitely not the place to go if you are in a hurry but certainly food that is worth the wait.

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vipTheatergoer
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

great meal for all ages and occasions. Food is excellent as is the service.

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GiGi
New England
35 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening/dinner with my daughter and her friend. Service is always spectacular.

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Lovewine1
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent Italian restaurant, clearly best in Auburn.

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BrittanyD
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and wonderful service. The focaccia is always a great start with their Ariccia salad. Perfect date night.

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Excellent
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate delicious Focaccia Romana, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Fried Brussels with kumquat marmalade & grana padanos, Salsiccia fennel sausage pizza, and Pancetta & Apple Piadina gorgonzola dolce pizza in the bar near a cozy gas fireplace while sitting in the most comfortable chairs. The fantastic ambiance is hard to beat in the whole Auburn-Opelika area and the perfect place to relax on a Friday evening with your wife and daughter. Taylor Z. is excellent at customer service and is very knowledgeable about the menu. The bar makes a great Old Fashioned drink, but I wish Belgian trippel or quad ales were available on tap or even at all.

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GiGi
New England
35 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came into Auburn to take our daughter out. She made the recommendations and reservations. We were so surprised and loved everything!

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 721 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.