Ariccia Cucina

4.7
702 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
What 702 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCarolyn
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

MW
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
32 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
32 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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Marc
Charleston
9 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
4 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.

MJ
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
9 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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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 702 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.