Inspired by a hilltop town of palaces, vineyards and poets, Ariccia Cucina Italiana opened in 2001 in partnership with Auburn University and its sister campus in Ariccia, Italy.
Ariccia is a modern escape that focuses on the best Italian food, wine and community in Auburn, Alabama.
Ariccia honors the classic central Italian cuisine, focusing on the freshest seasonal products, Italian meats & cheeses, signature Porchetta, house-made focaccia and Auburn’s best wood-fired pizzas.
Located inside The Hotel at Auburn University, Ariccia is an upscale casual restaurant offering an intimate setting from candlelight to al fresco dining where guests can experience a “secret garden” atmosphere with surrounding hedges, a large fountain and pergola with twinkle lights. Ariccia offers breakfast, lunch, dinner & Auburn’s favorite brunch spot. Curbside and family meals to go, as well offerings from our weekly Mercato are also available.
A winner of Wine Spectator’s 2020 and 2021 Restaurant Award’s “Best of Award of Excellence,” Ariccia offers a 1,500 -bottle wine cellar, intimate bar with specialty cocktails and craft beers on tap.