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Aurora Ristorante Italiano

€€ - €€€Italian
8 Commercial Blvd, Novato, CA 94949-6177
+1 415-382-8488
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tiramisu” (3 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 21:30All hours
€€ - €€€
8 Commercial Blvd, Novato, CA 94949-6177
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, I liked Aurora Ristorante. The service was very good - Julia friendly and attentive. The short comings were in the food. The flavor of the lobster bisque was fine, but it was too thick. I prefer more of a creamy texture, this bordered on...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This place is a bit off the main path, located in an industrial area just down the street from the humane society so more of a local place than for the traveller, the owner has other restaurants in Marin county. The theme is Italian and...More

Thank wpaapw
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This establishment is a hidden gem off Bel Marin Keys Boulevard in a small commercial mall. Flavors and freshness of the food is overwhelming with great recipes in true Italian style perfectly prepared. The restaurant is very clean and smartly decorated. We enjoyed an intimate...More

1  Thank Wallytheplumber30
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great Italian favorites. The veal melted in your mouth, Lots of variety on the menu. The Scallops were so fresh. You could cut them with a fork.

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Our family loves thus place . Dad always took us here when we visited. I loved the Calamari steak that they serve here

Thank zuni P
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The pannacotta was a delightful surprise. A generous serving topped with a strawberry maceration that tastes of grand marnier with a hint of cinnamon. A light and delicious ending to a perfectly prepared meal.

Thank seb656
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We went there for a large family gathering where the host knew the owner so we may have received special service but the foow was very good.

Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure where the folks ate that gave the poor reviews. This was our last night after a week in Sonoma and Napa. The food and service were exquisite.I had the Snapper special and my wife the salmon. Salads were great as was the...More

Thank StorminW
Reviewed 19 February 2017

After living in the area for many years, I was surprised I had never heard of Aurora until a client mentioned how we had to try it. Looking at the reviews here and on Yelp, I made reservations for a late Valentines dinner last evening....More

1  Thank Epiphany1953
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our food. Service excellent. Gluten free options much appreciated. Would recommend. Easy parking. Great before movie at smith range regency.

Thank JudyJudyJudyH
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Commercial Blvd, Novato, CA 94949-6177
    (Bel Marin Keys)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Novato
  • Phone Number: +1 415-382-8488
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