Ariccia Cucina

4.6
683 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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  • Valentines & Jazz in Piccolo

    $25.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2021

    Join us for Valentine's Weekend in Piccolo. On Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th. Tickets are $25 per person and include live jazz, reserved table from 8:30-11 PM, two sweet treat flights throughout the evening and a "his and hers" cocktail. Ticket reservations are required

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 683 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrittanyD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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
30 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!

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DavidH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate dinner at Arricia Cucina and were very well pleased. The server was very attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. The food was plentiful and tasted great. Auburn is fortunate to have this restaurant. Thanks

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TiffanyM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate breakfast. Food and service were both great. Appreciated being able to make a reservation because had to be done in time to catch airport transportation.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire Ariccia team made our 16th anniversary very special, we are so glad we decided to spend our special evening with them. From the appetizers to dessert, everything was cooked to perfection and service was extremely attentive. I would recommend Ariccia for any dining occasion, you will not be disappointed!

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MtotheW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We definitely enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere and the food was delicious!

MK
MarKat
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I didn’t think the bolognese sauce was a good as my last visit. Alfredo was great though.

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Lamade
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food. Fun night celebrating my 60th birthday with friends and family. Short ribs were super tender with a perfect apple purée, fresh fettuccini Alfredo was perfectly cooked, pepperoni pizza was delicious, butternut squash ravioli with brown butter and shrimp were eaten up! We tried 4 desserts—our favorite was probably the salted caramel gelato. Would go back again.

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MarcC
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice hotel restaurant. Attractive. Made a reservation. We were seated on time at a table directly under a very cold AC vent that was blasting cold air on us. I asked to be moved if the AC couldn't be adjusted. The young gentleman manager said he wasn't sure that could be done because they had a number of reservations. Ah, I too had a reservation and while half the tables were still empty I didn't want to sit at that table. It was discussed and fixed. The waitress was very happy and pleasant despite maybe having too many tables to handle. My daughter loved the house made ravioli. I went with the "Top 100 meals to have in Alabama" recommended porchetta roast w canalini beans and brussel sprouts glazed w kumquat marmalade. The beans were pretty good. The glazed sprints were good/unique. The porchetta took "fatty" to a new level. It was like a less than moist pork tenderloin wrapped in a one inch thick skin and fat layer. Eh. But the hotel and restaurant were attractive and had a great location. We'll go back to both.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic night. The food was amazing, the beverages refreshing and Crystal our waitress did a fantastic job. Very friendly and served our many needs quickly. She was wonderful. Thank you.

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MeganR
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and great service! Not too loud and not too quiet

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ShelleyN
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great. Very attentive. Food was excellent. Enjoyed everything. One of my favorite restaurants in Auburn.

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MegJ
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Have eaten here before and really enjoyed but my last visit left me very unimpressed.

Ariccia Cucina
Responded on December 2, 2020

Dear MegJ, Thank you for visiting us again and I am sorry that this experience did not meet your expectations and the experience you received on your previous visit. I would like to hear more about your experience and how we can improve and regain your business. My direct line is 334-321-3165 if you have a few moments to share. Thank you again for visiting us

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JC33328
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All dishes were delicious except the oyster scampi. Skip that one..

Ariccia Cucina
Responded on December 2, 2020

Dear JC33328, Thank you for visiting us and glad you had a great experience. We appreciate the feedback on the Oyster Scampi and will share with our team. The feedback always helps us grow and improve. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff above any expectations!

Thank you for the true southern hospitality experience!

Ariccia Cucina
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you for your great comments and feedback. We have shared this with the team and look forward to welcoming you back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner.

Ariccia Cucina
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thanks for joining us for Thanksgiving! Glad to see you had such a great experience with your friends and family.

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Dano
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was really good. We (a party of 3) arrived at 1:00 pm to an empty restaurant and many dirty tables. We got the girl working the bakery to seat us. Our wait staff was friendly but forgot to turn in our starter order. Hence, we received our starter with our main course. The wait staff said "sorry, I forgot to turn in the order for the appetizer". I really thought she should have given that to us complimentary as she was the one that missed the mark. Oh well, life goes on.

Ariccia Cucina
Responded on December 2, 2020

Dear Dano, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and I am sorry that the service levels fell short. We certainly will use this as an opportunity to teach our team for improvement and growth. Thank you for visiting us and we would love to see you again

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vipScottA
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haley (sp?) was our server and she did an awesome job.

Ariccia Cucina
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you ScottA for the review. I shared your comments with Haley and the Ariccia team. See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful, great place for excellent pasta

Ariccia Cucina
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you for the great comments and review. Hope to see you again soon!

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the antipasto board, plenty for three before our a la carte dinner selections.
Suggest these delicious dishes: brussels, mushrooms, salmon Caesar salad, carrots with rice.

Ariccia Cucina
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you JohnT for the great comments and suggestions for other diners. Hope to see you again very soon!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect ... and that not just boasting the service was great food came out quickly and the atmosphere was set .. highly recommend

Ariccia Cucina
Responded on December 2, 2020

Great to hear such glowing comments DavidM! We truly appreciate your business and thank you for recommending us to other diners looking for great options in Auburn!

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chmire
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great and food and drinks were good. The only reason they are not getting 5 stars is because the restaurant was virtually empty on a Saturday night and they were out of their signature dish when we ordered at 7pm.

Ariccia Cucina
Responded on December 2, 2020

Dear chmire, Thank you for joining us during the Auburn vs. Tennessee football game. We appreciate the great comments on service and food and apologize that our signature dish was out. Next time you are visiting I would love to help set up your reservation and ensure that our delicious Porchetta is waiting for you! My direct line is 334-324-7152 if I can help you set that reservation up!

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JenniferO
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our food and had wonderful service! Thank you!

Ariccia Cucina
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you JenniferO for the feedback on both food and service. Glad you had a wonderful experience. Hope to see you again soon!

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Seth
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience started out a little rocky due to the fact that my wife and I sat there for 45 min without being waited on until Mr. Devin came to us. Later in the meal the manager approached us and was very sorry and very kind making our Initial bad experience turn into a great one!

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CBailey
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

First of all the server, Devin, was great. There was zero issue with service from him and we tipped him accordingly. However, we sat outside and called before to ask if there were heaters and they said they had them. However, the mmm heaters were broken. Next, there were two cute mice that scurried around the whole time outside. The food was average and the wine was over priced. I was hoping for some type of comp from management for enduring mice the whole time eating but we didn’t get one. Because of all of this I them two stars and those go to Devin.

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NatalieC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside for dinner and it was the most relaxing evening. We were the only people out there the whole evening, it was quiet and perfect for us to unwind from the week. The food was good overall, the bruschetta was my favorite. We ordered a margarita pizza and fettuccine alfredo with salmon. The drinks were a bit heavy on the alcohol, the other flavors were barely there, but overall it was a good experience, the staff were super friendly and attentive.

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vipPennyG
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a wonderful experience at Ariccia recently. Our server was very friendly and did a great job suggesting wine to match our dining choice. Additionally, he allowed us to make a minor substitution to one of the pasta dishes which was delightful and much appreciated. The entire dining experience was top-notch and the food was exceptional.

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daksum
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in Auburn, reservations are definitely helpful. Wonderful food, staff, wine selection.

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vipTanyaL
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant dining experience.

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CliffCraving
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter and her two roommates out for dinner during our visit to Auburn. Location was perfect, but dinner was even better. Everyone enjoyed their meals and we all left stuffed and happy.

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RhondaL
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service !

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SelinaB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night. We were sitting outside - amazing ambience! The waiter was attentive but gave us enough time to just enjoy. The food was absolutely fantastic - rather high prices but worth it! - home-made pasta and tiramisu with a real espresso.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s 21st bday

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SamanthaS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Italian cuisine with plenty of options! Great cocktail selection ask well. We loved the Focaccia Romana and Bluesy Mule!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The bar section was incredibly loud and ruined the ambiance, everything else was lovely though.

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Alsbari
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian restaurant in the heart of Auburn University. Both food and service were outstanding. The atmosphere is beautiful.

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vipStoweski
Tahoe
30 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was terrific, service pathetic and surprisingly the wine selection was barely pedestrian. We had higher expectations.
If we lived close by, we would still dine there only because of the quality of our dinners.
I hope management ups their game and equal the service to the food

Ariccia Cucina
Responded on October 30, 2020

Good Morning Stoweski, Thank you for your feedback on our restaurant, Ariccia. I am glad you enjoyed your meal, but I apologize that the service levels were well below expectations. If you have a few moments I would love to speak more about your experience directly to understand our shortcomings so we can use this for areas of improvement and make it right for you on your next visit. My direct # is 334-321-3165 and look forward to speaking with you. Thanks for your feedback Adam Keeshan

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious house-made pasta. Excellent wine. We enjoyed the evening at Ariccia!

Ariccia Cucina
Responded on October 30, 2020

Thank you so much for the nice comments. We look forward to seeing you again!

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GaryW
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The pasta dishes were had we're good but not exceptional the sangre de puerco was tough, dry and almost unchewable. I thought the bottle of Jordan reserve chard was very good but not outstanding the menu was 2017, but the bottle was 2018. Service was attentive, and well trained, but the bucket slow cooked pork did not live up to it's hype.

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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 4.6 stars by 683 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.