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Esposito's Italian Bistro, Aurburn, AL

Esposito's Italian Bistro

4.2
4.2
111 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located in the heart of Downtown Auburn, Alabama, Esposito's Italian Bistro offers fresh Italian specialties with locally sourced ingredients served in a fun, casual atmosphere - just steps from Toomers Corner! Our family owned and operated bistro offers all the classic pasta dishes created with our own handmade pastas including our 13-layer lasagna. You'll also find exceptional dishes featuring beef, pork, seafood and chicken. Vegetarian and gluten free options are noted on our menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (334) 209-6420

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Harrison Axelrod

  • Catering

    We can Cater - Please call for details 334-209-6420 ask for Linda

  • Private party facilities

    We Can Host Special Events- Please Give us a call 334-209-6420 Ask for Linda

  • Neighborhood

    Auburn

  • Cross street

    Between Tichenor Ave & E Magnolia

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 111 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Innovative

  • Alabama

    Good for groups

  • Alabama

    Neighborhood gem

  • Alabama

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here the night before Thanksgiving and when we walked in, I was concerned. There was no one in the restaurant. But we were seated by a very nice young woman, ordered wine and bruschetta and had a lovely time. The ambiance is very nice, a bit Italian rustic but in a good way. We had the ravioli, lasagna and carbonara and all three were very good! I can see where it might be noisy if the place were full but on that night it was perfect! And they serve Four Graces Pinot Noir, which is one of my favorites, by the bottle. We will definitely go back!
  2. AU

    AUgal74

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started our meal with the delicious bruschetta and a glass of Pinot Grigio. The bruschetta was crispy and topped with olive oil and Italian veggies. For dinner we both choose the 5 cheese ravioli with bolognese sauce. It was all well prepped and very tasty! We went for my birthday celebration!
  3. JB

    JBB30269

    Tallahassee

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Consistent!!! Outstanding!!
  4. W

    William

    Greensboro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was exceptional. The staff was friendly, knowledgable, and made great suggestions. The location is hard to beat. Overall Esposito's definitely gets my Seal of approval. A great option in Auburn for date night.
  5. SB

    ShayB

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    I made reservations months ago for a nice family dinner over game day weekend. We have always loved Esposito’s food and were excited to bring our college children and their friends. The water tasted dirty, the wine was great but the lasagna was over cooked- and tasted burned. The chicken parm was tiny and over cooked. The server was really sweet- it was not her fault. The room was extremely loud- not sure why but we couldn’t hear each other talking. Very disappointing experience.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pasta is always fresh. And they have a gluten free option.
  7. t

    tracif

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I got the vegetarian pasta. The sauce was way too overpowering. Service slow. Portions small for the price, though the others in my party seemed to like their food.
  8. SM

    SheilaM

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Service was good, food not so much. Definitely skip the Chicken Parmesan and tiramisu.
  9. A

    Adultwithfriend

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    3rd time there - a nice, intimate experience for a restaurant on the main street. I feel cozy in there - but there are also group tables and I see couples, groups of young people, folks at the bar - it seems to suit everyone. Service was excellent. Pasta could have been a little more al dente, but the sauce was delicious and the brussel sprouts were excellent - perfect balance of sweet and salty.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The apps were e light for our meal!
  11. JK

    JaneK

    Central Coast

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The pork tenderloin was fabulous!!! I will order this every time so keep it on the menu!! My son loves the fettuccini Alfredo with chicken licking the plate clean! I thought the wine pour size was small although the price per glass was reasonable.
  12. LB

    LewisB

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The food was some of the worst I have ever paid money for.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Food was very salty. Service was good.
  14. M

    Michellek

    Atlanta

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Loved Esposito's for Auburn Family Weekend. The kids loved it, food was great and service was fantastic. We had a reservation, which was honored (excellent) and we ordered our food - everyone loved their meals. The place is very vibrant. The college kids loved it and were excited about the ample portions. The prices were very reasonable for what we got. We would go again.
  15. MM

    MikM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, super nice and helpful staff, great place!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Only beer and wine, mushroom ravioli was dry and bland with no sauce. lasagna was ok tomato sauce was bitter. Salmon special was good.
  17. TH

    TedH

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our party of 10 was late arriving and we were taken care of as we straggled in and took our seats. The service was accommodating and prompt.
  18. JH

    JenniferH

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Cute place but 3 of us got pasta dishes and all 3 were inedible due to crazy amounts of salt….very disappointing
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Cute place food is way to salty.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation celebration- wonderful!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting. Good food and comfortable atmosphere.
  22. PS

    PamelaS

    Birmingham

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent although they had run out of all salad items. We will return !
  23. SF

    SheriF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the spinach ravioli and roasted BBQ root vegetables and it was delicious! Highly recommend!
  24. TD

    TomD

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Very comfortable bar. Pasta specials are a great value.
  25. DH

    DaraH

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasantly surprised with our first visit to Esposito’s. Food was excellent. My husband had the 17 layer lasagna and it did not disappoint. Pasta is house made and perfect Al dente. Wine list had lots of good selection and reasonably priced. Service was fantastic. We will be back.
  26. L

    Loro

    Birmingham

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was excellent, friendly and helpful. The menu was interesting, though not large. The chicken tagliatelle was not my favorite, but the caprese salad, lasagna and zeppole were delicious. There are some very nice wines on the wine list. Portions are generous. My only complaint was the noise level - too noisy for a romantic dinner, but a good place for a group to get together. We will be back.
  27. BO

    BOGGEY1

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great chicken tagliatelle and pork loin with mushroom risotto and Brussel sprouts.
  28. MH

    MichelleH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A Mother’s Day dinner with the family. Started with the cheese board and then ordered spinach ravioli- so good! The rest of the family ordered the chicken Alfredo, spaghetti and meatballs and fettuccine Alfredo. Everything was sooo good! Christine, our server was wonderful and great to answer any questions we had about the menu!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience! The food was amazing and all made from scratch. Linda was an excellent server and was so helpful when we had to adjust our reservations beforehand. This was our first time eating here but we will definitely be back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on Saturday of graduation for lunch for a party of 10. Cannot say enough about the service, the food, attention to detail!! My Mother had the pork chop - it was perfectly cooked medium well and still so moist and flavorful. I had grilled chicken with zucchini noodles - tasted great and the chicken was not dry. Perfectly prepared. My son had lasagna - he could not finish. The salads were both a work of art and delicious. Everyone enjoyed themselves- our server was very attentive to my Mother’s dietary needs - gluten, milk & soy allergies. Love love and will go back again
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Looking for place to have dinner to celebrate the end of first year. Being graduation weekend, I was looking for reservation. We happened upon Esposito. There was only bar seating but we had the ability to talk easily.and our service was great! My shrimp pizza was as tough as a cardboard box. My husband had a side of mushroom risotto which was outstanding. His seafood pasta he enjoyed. My son had 7-layer salad which was delicious since he shared with me. We had been driving and were ready to pack up a dorm so no drinks but the bar tender was putting together interesting drinks and pouring lots of wine.
  32. TD

    TomD

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation, arrived on time and were seated immediately. As first time diners, we were impressed with the dining room. Very comfortable. The server was very knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions. The meals were served in a timely manner. Delicious and comfortable portions. We will definitely return.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whoever was cooking in the back need to remain there because the food was phenomenal. Everything cooked and seasoned perfectly.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is top notch. Food was delicious. Will definitely be back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my husbands birthday so we chose Espositos because we had never been. Walking in the hostess was so nice and seated us in a quiet corner in the bar area. She turned out to also be our server. She was the sweetest and most attentive I've ever had anywhere. She mentioned that she had just turned 21 so got help with suggesting a wine for us. Service was over and above! The food was great and we left full and more than happy. We will be back again!
  36. EW

    EllenW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal! And a great server! We’ll definitely go back soon!
  37. BG

    BrendaG

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and the staff was great. I highly recommend the spinach ravioli!
  38. JM

    JackM

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants. Food, service is fantastic!
  39. M

    Meticulous

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time to the restaurant. The service and food were amazing! Will definitely visit again when in town. We had the spinach ravioli dish and it was awesome! 😃
  40. SR

    SandraR

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was always delicious every time I’ve been there. I love when the owner walk around making sure things are going well. Last time we complained about the temperature and he tuned the ac down right the way in the side room where we were.

FAQs

Esposito's Italian Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (334) 209-6420.

Esposito's Italian Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Esposito's Italian Bistro

154 N College St, Aurburn, AL 36830

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Tichenor Ave & E Magnolia

  • Neighborhood

    Auburn

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Harrison Axelrod

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (334) 209-6420

  • Catering

    We can Cater - Please call for details 334-209-6420 ask for Linda

  • Private party facilities

    We Can Host Special Events- Please Give us a call 334-209-6420 Ask for Linda

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