Ariccia Cucina

4.7
777 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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Ariccia Cucina will be offering our dinner menu plus New Years Specials.

What 777 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
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
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food quality.

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TimC
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipPleased
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
2 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
31 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipHilaryS
Dallas
11 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.

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NikkiZ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it as always one of my favorite restaurants

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Yummo
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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Jack
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

They’re working from a new brunch menu and it is ‘ok’ at best. Items are overly complicated, and while tasty they’re not as good as previous offerings from here. Service, as ever, remains top shelf.

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Joni
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We tried the pork loin for which Ariccia is known. It tasted good but had a LOT of fat on it. The focaccia was excellent.

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LauraP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ariccia Cucina is a wonderful place to eat. Ate outside on the patio which was so nice. From the moment we arrived, the staff was so friendly and accommodating. The food was outstanding. Will definitely return.

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AnnB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Sunday Brunch. The Toscana toast was plentiful and full of flavor. The Chicken Parmesan Panino was delicious, and the Margarita Pizza as outstanding! We'll definitely be back!

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Foodies
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ALWAYS have good meals here! Never disappoints!

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vipJayEdward
New Orleans
101 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We interrupted our trip up I-85 to try an Italian restaurant with a menu that offered great promise. Ariccia Cucina did not disappoint. Every dish had a distinctive flair and tasted delicious. It was a first-rate meal with excellent service. When we are back in the area, we look forward to trying some of the dishes we didn't have the opportunity to try.

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SDTexans
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amaZing service and food!! It was a wonderful night!!! Perfect ending to a great trip!

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MarisolC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous experience! Without question -- one of the best dining spots in Alabama.

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JonSlow
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first time I saw a whole fish in the US! They have changed the menu and all food was fantastic. Will visit more often hereafter.

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Hanna
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere — ate outside on the terrace. Delicious food and drinks.

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I liked the ambience of the restaurant but I o wish they would include a bathroom for such a large restaurant. It is in a conference center and the restrooms are waaaaay down the corridor. I had the chicken and it was just a bit dry but my wife had the ribeye and it was really good.

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BryanW
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Limited menu items, service was not great, food not all that, had better Italian most anywhere else, expensive bill. Didn't pay attention to detail on our order and appetizer came out minutes before entres. Won't go back.

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ErnieG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special shoutout to our server Maya. She was exceedingly helpful and nice and helped us in any way she could. Definitely one of the highlights of our visit. the food was good and was delivered in a very timely manner and we were surprised to receive a free dessert for our 51st anniversary. the only thing that is a problem is the delay you have on this program when I am typing, very disconcerting.

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JoeB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. Our server, Haley, was exceptional and we enjoyed some laughs with her. Wonderful evening and dinner.

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vipAubie1969
Birmingham
46 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s 70th birthday celebration. Lily was our server and was outstanding- attentive without being overbearing. My filet was excellent as was my wife’s chicken with mushroom risotto.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good, food tasted great, service was wonderful. My on,y complaint was that our main dishes came out before we had even finished our appetizer pizza. Frustrating because then we had to either rush to finish the appetizer and eat the main dish cold or vice versa.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I enjoyed both lunch and dinner at this wonderful Italian restaurant. Lunch service was quick, and there were excellent sandwich and salad options. Dinner was delicious, wonderful wine and dessert. Our server was very knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations. He wash however not as attentive as we would’ve liked - waited to order, and waited on water refill as well as our check to be picked up. That said, we throughly enjoyed our conversation over a wonderful meal. If you’re staying at the Hotel at Auburn, you should definitely make a reservation to eat here!

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience4

For the cost there should be salad or soup and some sort of bread included. The main course was good but we had unfulfilled feelings of the dining experience. Olive Garden offers a better dining experience at a lower cost. We do not plan on returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service

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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 4.7 stars by 777 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.