Aribella

4.6
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186 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

AriBella services Shelton residents with Italian cuisine within a warm, friendly environment. The establishment gets its name from the owner’s youngest daughter just as some the dishes served are also named after friends or loved ones the owner knows. AriBella pays homage to traditional Italian trattorias with authentic Italian fare and a style that is representative of a Trattoria.



Sautéed clams, scungilli salad, scalloppine Emiliane, pollo parmigiano, gnocchi di mamma Francesca and capellini puttanesca are just some of the food items available. Make sure to check out the happy hour menu at AriBella for a list of wines, martinis, cocktails and domestic or imported bottled beers.


What 186 People Are Saying
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4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
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A
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Cozy and comfortable restaurant - hidden gem with amazing food and drinks!

FP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Wonderful evening. Food was delish and the atmosphere was very relaxing. Will definitely be back.

S
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was quick and professional. Food arrived at a good pace and apps came with plenty of time in between main course. Food was delicious.

A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time patron. Fully enjoyed the meal, service and atmosphere.

H
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Stacy the bartender makes fabulous cocktails

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service.

SU
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our meal and most certainly will return. One thing to warn you though...this is NOT the place if you are looking for a quick in and out. All of their food is made fresh to order, and on a Saturday night, at 7:00 PM, it took nearly 90 mins to get our salads/appetizers! In the long run it was well worth the wait and next time I'll remember to not let myself get so hungry before going. Our server was very good and I don't blame her...I can only assume it was the kitchen. Thinking it might have been an off night, I mentioned it to a colleague who has also been there and she said the same thing. Not really a criticism, just take note!

KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice ambiance. Quiet and relaxing dinner. Noise level was excellent compared to so many restaurants that are loud
Food very good, though portions a bit small for price

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Would recommend to friends

CB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Used to absolutely love the pizza...was so crispy, last 3 times it was like soggy frozen pizza...I asked very politely what they had changed...”nothing” was the response I received.

Deserts are fantastic, other dishes are usually great. Had an issue once with the salmon...took the entire meal to cook it...we had all finished when it finally arrived...it was raw.

a
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastik dinner ,food was excellent,perfect service

MH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Everything was fine, it just wasn’t overwhelmingly great. Not sure that it would be our first choice for our next night out.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was good. Food was delicious. My only recommendation is that the bread should be served warm. But I still give the restaurant 5 stars because every thing else is worth it. :)

PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful everything. We will be back again. Perfect evening.

LF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good, but all the dishes we ordered were excessively salty. Pricey for quality served. Better quality, same prices at IL Palio.

CR
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our food and had very good service! It was very noisey....so you had to speak up to be heard. Though the ambiance was lovely.

NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such friendly knowledgeable staff and definitely recommend this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite spots...Stacy in the bar is a good friend of our grown children. She’s the best, followed by the great food and staff! Always a great time!

AT
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a wonderful meal, especially loved the banana cheesecake dessert. Waiter was friendly and helpful with suggestions, would definitely go again.

KS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had dinner on the terrace / patio on a beautiful Saturday evening. The food was excellent and the service was first rate. The cocktails were very reasonably priced. Kudos to all!

DM
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food was excellent and server (who was owner's daughter) was personable and friendly. The only issue--was finding the place--for a newcomer to the area it was hidden in the back, so we called and they were very helpful directing us.

JA
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, great service and comfortable atmosphere! Recommend & will of course return again.

BD
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely! My friend and I always went there when they served lunch. It was our favorite place. I do miss having lunch there, however, dinner was fantastic.

I highly recommend Aribella. It remains my favorite restaurant.

MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was amazing and our waiter Brandon is always great!!!!

B
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Took my Dad there for his 83rd Birthday. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We have always been pleased with whatever we order at Aribella.

JA
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

The atmosphere was cute and comfy. I would suggest a business casual attire. No need for a prom dress, ladies - but dress pants for guys or gals seems about right. The location was a bit tricky. Not too noticeable from the street - watch for the sign out front!! I recommend parking on the side lot & walking down the driveway around the back patio to the side entrance rather than parking in the back lot, which was a bit "tight". The reservation helped, no wait. The hostess was very kind & attentive, especially when I said we hadn't been there. Very nice, night out with my husband. Not too loud, not too quiet. I had the appetizer, fried mozzarella, which was different & would definitely order again. 2 small round pieces of very fresh mozzarella on a bed of arugula salad. For dinner I had the Pollo Florentina, which was delicious. Chicken, with fresh spinach & mozzarella with mashed potato. My husband had a cold seafood salad for an appetizer which he loved and for his main dish he had Pappardelle Amantea, which was home made pasta with clams, calamari, shrimp, scallops in a spicy marinara. No room for dessert! To end my long review - it was a quick decision to go here, very happy with the restaurant & the delicious food, we would absolutely return!!! The only thing that was a 3 star worthy comment was the waiter was a bit slow. We couldn't tell if he had a lot of other tables, but the wait between apps, dinner, check would've been much more appealing if it were quicker. He was very nice though, including the bus boy. Professionalism & friendliness was there. My husband & I recommend this restaurant without hesitation. Form your own opinion but at least you'll get a good meal. The home made pasta is what I'm going back (soon) for next since he said his was phenomenal & that was most of the meals I kept seeing come out. Yum...I'm hungry now! Haha. Do yourself a favor - come here! Hats off to the chef & staff. Bravo!

R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

This was our second time eating here, and we were very excited as our first time here was wonderful. Tonight the service was very slow. One person's seafood was overcooked (a bit rubbery) and one person's plate had been under the lights on one side a while, as half his plate was hot, and half was tepid. The server was personable and lovely when we saw him but a bit overextended. Sitting outside was perfect!! It was quiet and the patio is very pleasant. Perhaps because we were sitting outside the problems occurred. We shall definitely try again.

TV
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very pleased with food, service, ambiance - looking forward to returning soon - highly recommend !!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The grilled romaine salad is delicious. Everyone in my party enjoyed their meal. Expensive, but worth it.

TC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Every thing was very good. Initial service was a little slow but nothing major. Very enjoyable experience

FK
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

My overall experience was good but the noise level was high. When the place is full as it was, we had to raise our voices to hold a conversation. I don’t like that. I prefer a more quiet and cozy ambience. The goat cheese salad was delicious and the fried calamari was tender but not flavorful. My husband had the veal Marsala and he enjoyed it, O had penne with peas and it was so hard to chew. I don’t mind al dente, but this was plain hard. Next time, if I order pasta, I will ask to cook it through for me. I would recommend and we will go again, but not to have a conversation.

DL
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenonal! Best Ever! A Shelton Masterpiece! Heavenly!

k
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and served quickly. Staff was extremely friendly and it was very quiet and comfortable in the restaurant.

EC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal

B
Dallas
134 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have dined here many times and the food is usually very good. Everyone at the table basically cleaned their plates. Large menu with something for everyone.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and service.

P
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent dining experience every time we come to Aribella.

r
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and value are amazing!
Love this restaurant!

CT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good Italian restaurant. Linguini and clam was excellent. Nice atmosphere. Can be a little loud at times but overall a very good to excellent dining experience.

DT
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We met another couple for dinner on Saturday night. This is a favorite restaurant for my husband and I. The food is always fantastic, no matter what we order. Service was great - we were catching up with friends and never felt the pressure to hurry up and order/eat. Before we knew it, we had been at the table for 2 1/2 hours. The staff is very kind and courteous, offering up suggestions when we couldn't decide between entrees. I highly recommend this restaurant for a quality Italian dinner.