Esposito's Italian Bistro

4.7
27 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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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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vipMisterMangiare
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service st this trendy Italian Bistro a stones throw from the Auburn University campus!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We came on the night before Auburns spring graduation, so it was very busy but we were well taken care of and the food was delicious! The Alfredo had a little too much pepper in it for some people’s tastes in our party, so beware if you aren’t a pepper fan. The bread and cauliflower spinach dip were amazing. Great wine selection for a good value!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food. Homemade pasta and great appetizers. Manager Linda super nice.

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vipLynnG
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindsay and Linda were fabulous!

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vipJaneK
Central Coast
63 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice wine list reasonably priced

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wareagle34
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were able to get a reservation last minute when every other restaurant was packed....and now we know why. The service was subpar, the food was ok and they have no liquor license. It took way too long for food to arrive, drinks to get to the table, etc. on top of that, it seems like one of our servers might have been drunk.

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vipLiteEater
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!! Great food! Great service! Very reasonable prices!

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vipLiteEater
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Reasonable prices!!

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AnnN
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food! Great value and yummy. The the lasagna and fried artichokes and awesome. We go about once a week.

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JackG
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. Food was excellent.

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DYum
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated promptly and greeted by our server quickly. Our entrees arrived within 20 minutes and the lasagna was delicious. Would definitely return to try more dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Good food and atmosphere.

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Katie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our first time visiting Esposito’s and it was an awesome experience! Food was delicious, service was perfection, and overall value was a 10! We wished that the lighting was a little dimmer for more ambiance, but we really enjoyed our visit and will be back!

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Corky
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great homemade pasta and bread and my wine was a great addition. I sure hope everyone in Auburn will try out this little gem - would love to try sometime for lunch and get one of the pizzas.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fantastic and I can’t wait to go back! Great service and unbelievable food! Best tiramisu I’ve ever had!

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AmyS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was great and the pricing was very reasonable.

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vipRandyC
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit and it occurred in October 2020 during the Covid pandemic; therefore, might not be a true reflection of normal experience. Two of our party had caprese salad which was excellent. Also superb was the house salad of asian greens, pecans, carrots, onions, and pecorino Romano. In fact, I thought the house salad was the better choice. We had 3 different entrees (all 3 pasta): tagliatelle bolognese, fettuccine Alfredo, and chicken basil tagliatelle. All were outstanding. The menu is simple and well planned. There are several more substantial entrees for bigger appetites. There is a small, but excellent desert selection. I heartily recommend the cannoli, but tiramisu is available for those who find this Italian confection endearing. Detractions were minor and could be attributed to the constraints of life in a pandemic. Entrees were a bit slow arriving. Service, although pleasant was somewhat lacking in attentiveness. Unfortunately, the bar only serves beer and wine, but has a good selection of both. The wine selection is adequate but does not include pricey vintages. Again, not a problem for me as I find bargain wines to be quite satisfying when carefully chosen. This is a really nice restaurant with excellent Italian food, well prepared and delicious. The casual atmosphere and lack of pretentiousness adds to the enjoyment. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience!

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DonnaP
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drink and service

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vipMartySNashville
Nashville
87 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Three of us had pasta dishes. I had the lasagna and it was excellent. It would have fed all three of us because it was huge. The sauce was great. Will return someday.

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vipManhattaner
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really good. First time in. The Canoli was spot on. Also, both pasta dishes we had were excellent. No complaints.

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Flygroup
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food was bland, bruschetta was hard as a rock and tasted stale. Maybe it was just a busy night but not impressed hope it gets better. Locations nice.

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vipDisappointing
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have enjoyed this restaurant on multiple occasions. Consistently good. Caesar salad is the best I've ever had. Pasta and seafood items always fresh. Brunch was great as well! Nice ambiance. Great addition to downtown Auburn!

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afreeman3336
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wonderful service - Robert was spectacular. Food was great took a while to get our order, but in fairness we had a party of 12. Overall, was a great experience.

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vipTerryF
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

entrees were good and reasonable priced. Menu is somewhat limited. Wine prices were very good. Our server was ok but not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Getting meals a tad slow, but just because of a rush of people arriving about same time for dinner. Very happy to have this addition to Auburn for authentic Italian downtown.

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vip1237Elm
Birmingham
30 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I strongly recommend you try this excellent new Italian place on College in the heart of Auburn. I was there for the first time with a group. Every course of the meal was outstanding. Appetizers were great. The entrees were served with large portions. The fresh pasta and bread were excellent. Give Esposito's a try - you won't be disappointed.

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 4.7 stars by 27 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.