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.
Great time, great food, great drinks!!
Excellent! Favorite go to spot.
Always great food and service!
Ate outside on the patio. Lovely setting. Although it was an unusually warm evening for November they did have heaters available. Our server was very nice & did a great job dealing with the restrictions we are all dealing with due to covid. All of us enjoyed our meals.
Awesome meal, I had swordfish with shrimp and my wife has a steak, we sat outside, Music, lights and wine, how can you beat that
One of my favorite restaurants in Shelton. Always great food and service.
Very clean facilities and very friendly efficient staff.
Excellent locally owned Italian restaurant. Fantastic drink / martini menu. Great appetizers. Homemade pasta was delicious, especially the gnocci. Seafood entrees were also excellent. Service was friendly and attentive.
The only disappointment was dessert. The "chocolate bomba" was obviously stored in the freezer for some time, with frost and freezer burn. Stay away from that.
Great meal as always!! Service awesome!!
Excellent food and service. Great night.
It was a wonderful evening. We sat outside and it was so comfortable and a heater was right by us. I started out with the best cosmo. The food was delicious. I had the salad special with romaine, tomato, bacon and Gorgonzola and veal Marsala. It was such a relaxing evening.
Always a great place. Stacy bartender is amazing makes great drinks
As always, a great experience. Fantastic and friendly service every time. Thank you.
It was a great night.
My wife and I were looking to try a new place for her birthday. We came across this restaurant and saw that it had good reviews so we decided to give it a try.
PARKING- There is a decent amount of parking spaces for this establishment but the parking lot is very tight.
AMBIANCE- The ambiance is nice. We we're advised this restaurant has been opened for about 17 years and recently they added a main dining room to it. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating.
SERVICE - The service we had was good. In the beginning the waitress was very attentive and had a great personality. As the dinner progressed, she seemed to get busy as we had to ask the bus boy for another round of drinks.
MENU - The menu is has a lot of good Italian options. On top of the normal menu, they offer a lot of nightly specials. There were approximately 3 special apps offered, 2 salads, and 3 dinners.
FOOD - We started off with the calamari which was a decent portion. The calamari was lightly fried and tasted fishy. The sauce that it came with was very good. For dinners we ordered the Pappardelle Amantea (pasta with mixed seafood) & Seared Sea Scallops. Both dinners were very good. The pasta appeared to be homemade and all of the seafood in the pappardelle tasted fresh. For the Seared Sea Scallops, the scallops were cooked to perfection.
PRICES - The prices at the establishment for everything we ordered were very good.
OVERALL - I would return to this restaurant and recommend it. I would have preferred to be seated inside the restaurant. We made prior reservations and were advised there were no indoor seats available with due to other reservations. However, we heard people talking about how they hoped to be able to get in as the restaurant looked busy and they had no reservations. That group of people were able to find a table inside the main dining area.
We went on Saturday for my birthday, deciding to try a new restaurant we have never been previously. I am so glad we chose Aribella! The ambience is great, the patio was beautifully lit and the fireplace indoors was great for a colder fall evening. The food was delicious and our server, Michael was amazing! He was polite and attending and did a wonderful job. All staff, from the hostess to other servers, were great! This was our first, but definitely not our last time dining at Aribella!
The staff was very attentive, made us feel welcomed and well trained. Food was just amazing!! I cannot recommend it enough!!
When I arrived I was directed to the bar for a table when I had specifically requested a regular table in the dining room inside. No problem we were set up with a table in the dining room. They were very few people there at the time. My wine arrived quickly.We ordered an app, calamari, very good- tender! Our entree seemed to take a while to arrive. My osso bucco ravioli was so-so. Not much flavor, not much filling. I would not order that again. My guest ordered pappardelle with truffle oil, again, nothing to write home about. Overall, underwhelming. Plus, my biggest issue is the busboy who kept coming over to the table to ask if we’re “still working on that”, which we clearly were, multiple times. I commend him for being conscientious, but it was overkill.
It was our 1st time out since March for dinner, the food was wonderful and we felt safe
Aribella has a very large menu with several interesting specials as well. The decor is lovely as is the outdoor flower filled patio. Service was excellent. My octopus appetizer was outstanding. The 2 veal dinners my dining companions ordered were very good. My only
complaint was my halibut was way overcooked. However overall I was pleased and would return.
As always, AriBella provided another fantastic dining experience. Even with stupid COVID requirements in place, the dining room was warm and inviting. Our server Stacy was knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing and the food was absolutely spectacular. We had a number of salads and appetizers including the grilled wedge and the meatballs (we’re in LOVE!) and the small plates (game changer!) of delicious, light and heavenly house made gnocchi which would have floated off the plates were they not coated with two different, utterly delectable sauces (Mama and Genovese, either of which I’d be happy to drown in). Since it was our daughter’s birthday, we had to have one piece of cake and chose carrot. The cake was moist and delicious and the frosting light and silky (mascarpone?). As always, a delightful evening.
We love this restaurant! Our favorite wine, great drinks and super food, from apps to dessert. Can be pricey, but so worth it!!!
Great place! Never disappoints!
Food and service were both terrible 😞 - what a shame
Great food and service. Lovely outdoor patio . It’s our favorite !!
The food, service and ambiance was wonderful. I have been there several times and every meal was top notch.
My entree was prepared wrong. They omitted one of the ingredients (peas). When the waitress brought it back there were only a few peas.
Then she brought me a bowl of hard peas. Disappointed!
Also, I had a reservation for outside and the hostess insisted I requested inside. We were seated outside but not on the nice patio. We sat right near the door.
Food was good, service was very personable. We dined inside and there was ample space to maintain safe distancing. Overall, a great evening out with friends.
We really love this place, food is always high quality.
Highly recommend this gourmet Italian Restaurant. Beautiful place to eat. Food is extremely good!
We love this restaurant! The food is delicious and we always get great service!
Outdoor dining food was good - service was better - always a favorite!
Outstanding as always!! Food is exceptional and the service is spot on.
Excellent dinner!! Fantastic food and ambience! Outdoor seating was perfect!
Food was good 😋😋😋
Stacy was our server, great job young lady 👍
Everything was excellent as always. It was terrific to get out again with friends. Staff wore their face masks at all times, had to eat inside due to rain, tables were six feet apart so we felt safe at all times. Restaurant was immaculate. The food was delicious. Ordered some of our old favorites and were so happy that the taste was as good if not better than we remembered.
Last minute idea. Had no problem with reservation. The staff always makes us feel welcome and the food was excellent as well as the service. It was a nice night to sit on the patio.
Will definitely go back again! Great food and service.
Aribella is rated 4.7 stars by 251 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.