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Esposito's Italian Bistro, Aurburn, AL

Esposito's Italian Bistro

4.7
4.7
92 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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

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What 92 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Best Value

  • Alabama

    Notable Wine List

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation celebration- wonderful!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    PamelaS

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent although they had run out of all salad items. We will return !
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. L

    Loro

    Birmingham

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 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.
  8. BO

    BOGGEY1

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great chicken tagliatelle and pork loin with mushroom risotto and Brussel sprouts.
  9. 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!
  10. 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!
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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!
  17. 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!
  18. 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!
  19. 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!
  20. 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! 😃
  21. 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.
  22. S

    Samylamby

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a nice first time experience at Espositos! The wine selection was surprisingly good. The dipping oil for the bread was great. The chicken tagliatelle dish was delicious and the zeppolas for dessert were amazing! I look forward to coming back!
  23. G

    Gene

    Atlanta

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Very loud!
  24. F

    Fancy9800

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed the restaurant, food offerings and service except our waitress didn’t get our orders correct for the kids meals. It was to be buttered noodles separate from the meatballs and sauce. They mixed it together. And when we asked about it they said it would be 30 minutes to get it.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Busy night due to AU a basketball game but food was delicious!
  26. MG

    MaxG

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food, wine and coffee were really good. Service was good on a busy night! We’ll be back!!!
  27. C

    Cathy

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was excellent. Given the restaurant was busy, the waitress did a great job.
  28. SB

    SelinaB

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Super tasty and affordable Italian food! Great deals - check out the webpage for daily specials! Love this place.
  29. SM

    StephanieM

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    With 3 kids as Auburn students, and husband as Alumnae, we have been dining in and around Auburn for many years but never had tried Esposito's. We couldn't have been more satisfied with our experience. What a fantastic way to end a day of Auburn basketball and celebrate a victory over Oklahoma and quality time with our kids. Our party of 6 was well served with truly delicious appetizers and entrees. Additionally, the wine prices were reasonable and the selections of both wine and beer were well curated and diverse. The restroom was pristine and clean and well appointed. Walking back through the bar I noticed the cool two-top booths and hinted to the guys that they should think about Esposito's as a great date night option;-) Try the Pesto Chicken Tagliatelle-YUM!
  30. PC

    PatC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just fun with fun friends!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fast and friendly service. The food was also extremely good and not over priced. Perfect sized portions as well
  32. AU

    AUfoodie

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A hidden gem for Italian food. Would love to take clients to Esposito's, if only the staff had more of a 'uniform' look. Even just a white shirt and black apron look would help. The any 'jean's and t-shirt' look doesn't do justice to the food and service.
  33. k

    kayp

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect portions for sharing!
  34. LE

    LiteEater

    Los Angeles

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great pasta!! Great service and reasonable prices!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fabulous meal and the service by Kristine was impeccable. If you are in auburn it’s worth a visit.
  36. GC

    GCameronS

    Birmingham

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The four of us were seated at the bar unexpectedly. We had reservations and arrived on time. There were several available tables They refused to seat us at a table. The bar was so high I could not use a knife and was unable to eat much of my meal. The hostess was rude. The tables remained empty throughout our meal.
  37. CG

    CissyG

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was average. Chicken Parmesan had lots of pasta, too much sauce and an over cooked piece of thinly cut chicken breast on top. Cesar salad was good, as were the fries. The other dishes in our group were underwhelming. Service was okay. Had to find the server to get plates for the appetizers. Even with a reservation, we were initially seated in a high traffic flow area but our request to be switched to an open table was accommodated. Automatic 20% gratuity added to bill for 5 people, which was surprising. With the many restaurants in Auburn, won’t be in a hurry to return.
  39. AM

    AmyM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was fabulous.
  40. k

    krism

    Jackson Hole

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed our dinner and would definitely dine here again!

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 92 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 p.m.


Booked 12 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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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