Ariccia Cucina

4.6
767 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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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
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 767 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NikkiZ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it as always one of my favorite restaurants

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Yummo
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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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JoniP
Atlanta
5 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
99 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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ChamberlainW
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We stopped at Ariccia Cucina on a road trip for some pizza and pasta. We needed gluten free options and the restaurant provided both. The gluten free crust is a cauliflower base and it was excellent; the pasta was also stellar. As an extrovert I hoped for more conversation with the staff but no one was rude and they were tentative. All in all a great experience and I certainly would come back for the great food. They even had the kitchen sign a card for the anniversary we were celebrating!

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Brian
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere ; not a ton of variety on menu. Quality good.

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SusieC
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was beautiful. Our server, Taylor was wonderful. The Manhattan cocktail was exquisite as were the Aperol Spritzs. As for the food, the stars were the Ravioli and the Pizza the Bolognese was just okay. We will go back it was such a nice evening.

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vipBethL
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner at Atticus last night. The food was great however we have a few suggestions. The bruschetta was good, but needs some improvements. First the bread is way to big and bulky for an appetizer, also the sliced in half cherry tomatoes fell off the large piece of bread. The bruschetta would have more flavor with chopped/diced tomatoes, more basil, garlic and olive oil out in smaller toast points or smaller bread. The pasta dishes were good and everyone enjoyed them very much. I ordered the short ribs and although the presentation was beautiful, the meat inside was ice cold. When I mentioned this to the server they politely brought me a new one and it too was cold in the center. This was quite unappetizing for a meat dish and the price I paid for this entree. The salad we ordered was dripping in dressing and was unappetizing due to that factor. We asked if it was big enough for to ladies to share, and were told no, it was big enough to share, especially after the appetizers. Our service was good, until the restaurant became busier and then we had a hard time getting our server’s attention. All in all, it was a nice dinner, but as one who cannot eat pasta, I was disappointed that there were very few non pasta dishes on the menu. I would like to see the menu to include more fish dishes and more chicken dishes.

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, staff was very friendly! Amazing gluten free options and variety!

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MendyH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom enjoyed her birthday card and service was impeccable. My dad enjoyed the steak. He said it was cooked to perfection

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vipEdicito2018
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Beautiful restaurant. Server got some of the orders wrong, only poured our one initially, and was not terribly helpful with recommendations of food. My short rib was delicious, but cold. 2 people ordered the pork special which was basically mostly fat - daughter said it tasted like a bad chimichurri sauce.
Not worth it for the money.

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McKayP
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress Haley was so energetic and genuine. Jordan helped her and because of them I had the best desserts: lemon ricotta cheesecake and the crunch cake. Both ladies made our dining experience extra special. You could tell they cared about their job and wanted to make our anniversary night extra special. Absolutely loved it! Hats off to the chef as well the food was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone went out of their way to make us happy.

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RayJ
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Jazz Experience at this venue is the best I have enjoyed in Alabama. I go to a lot of them. 5-21-21 was ectrA special because La'Roy Bodiford on Sax and the other musicians. It was a night to remember.

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MadisonP
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband got a medium rare ribeye and it was cooked to perfection. I got the ravioli and added salmon and absolutely loved the ravioli and salmon was okay but a tad over cooked. Would order again though. Highly recommend this place!

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AmeliaC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer! Food was excellent! Jazz in the lounge was an awesome experience! Definitely going back!!

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LarryL
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mothers Day dining experience. The food was great and the staff attentive. A better dining experience than many restaurants in Atlanta.

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vipSusanC
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had made reservations for a large group and was unsure of exactly how many there were actually going to be. The hostesses were so kind and accommodating. The restaurant itself is lovely. Our server was attentive and offered suggestions. Our group tried a variety of things on the menu and everyone commented about how delicious it all was. If I’m staying in the area again I will definitely go back.

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TomL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well staffed with friendly people. Fantastic food always served with a unique twist.

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Eeekooo
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, prompt service.

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JackG
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Bamabound35555
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pros: Excellent service, food is very fresh and seasoned well. Very comfortable atmosphere.

Cons: Parking is hard to find, portion size is small for the value

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MichalB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with timely, warm service. We were celebrating a graduation and the staff made a point to congratulate him! We ordered several appetizers and entrees and everything was absolutely delicious. Definitely recommend.

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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 767 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.