Aurora - Soho
An unexpected findAn unexpected find. Went with a friend who lives in Soho but hadn't been. We each really liked our pasta dish. Very flavorful. Very good wine. I wouldn't hesitate to go back. We were there on the early side so it wasn't too noisy. Also we didn't feel rushed although when we left people were waiting.
We also liked the "rustic" decor. All in all a win win5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing... SuperThe food was amazing... Super friendly staff... However the place was empty.. So if you are looking for great food only then yeh..5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGo to Aurora SoHo NOWI went to Aurora on a Wed night with 7:30 res for 2. The dining area was perhaps 1/4 full. I was catching up with a friend, so there was roughly 30 mins of talking before we even looked at the menu; we were not rushed, or approached too often. I rarely eat out, as I cook better food at home than most restaurants (IMO), but I would highly recommend the cuisine here. The bread is amazing, mixed green salad was just right with the amount of dressing, shaved cheese, and balsamic. My pappardelle with lamb ragu was portioned just right, and the lamb was akin to a slow roasted pulled-pork in texture- delicately falling apart, tender and flavorful. Dining area filled by 8p, but still able to converse without raising voices. A gem. Go there now.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious French Toast...comparableDelicious French Toast...comparable to Jane which is my favorite ever. Service was very good, timely with the water refills. Great deal with $17 for an entree and cocktail...I'd definitely go back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAn early, weekday dinner atAn early, weekday dinner at Aurora was pleasant. My grilled octopus appetizer was a bit tasteless but the grilled asparagus & fiddle head fern salad was sublime. My dining partner was quite content with his grilled pork chop entree. Excellent waiter.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFound Aurora on Open TableFound Aurora on Open Table when looking for a place that took reservations and could accommodate a group of six. Checked out the menu online - looked good. The food exceeded our expectations! Loved the flash fried calamari. My leek, asparagus & lobster risotto was perfection. Best dish though was my boyfriends wild mushroom ravioli with truffle oil!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNew Go-To Italian Restaurant!I am Italian and VERY picky when it comes to Italian restaurants. The food and ambiance were so wonderful the first time that I ended up booking a client lunch here the following week. The chicken salad was amazing, as was the fresh pasta, not to mention the wine. I have found a go to Italian Restaurant that is rustic and not over the top, LOVE IT!!!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Italian RestaurantFood was outstanding. Service was great. Nice quiet setting. Excellent place for an Italian meal.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI do not live in the cityI do not live in the city and went to this restaurant with chef friends who do. We all loved it. The food was great and the service was e excellent. Liked it so much we returned the next night.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMJust perfect..OMG, this little SoHo gem is so off the radar. The food is outsanding. All housemade pasta's with expertly prepared sauces come to the table via well trained servers right off the boat from Italy. Ours recommended some great wines by the glass and described each dish so well that we could not decide what to order. Who needs to get into Babbo when this place is wide open and has the same level of food and service at lower prices ?3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFabuous Italian food and hospitalitFabuous Italian food and hospitality. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The staff is very friendly and makes you feel so welcome.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal, tasty wine andGreat meal, tasty wine and very accommodating staff.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcelente Restaurante!!!Excelente Restaurante!! Comida saborosa, muito bem feita. Música ambiente de qualidade e no volume correto. Muito atenciosos no antendimento E a decoração é impecável.
Recomendo fortemente! Mas, faça a reserva.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWent with the evenings specialsWent with the evenings specials as noted by the excellent waiter and we loved the recomendations....he also made a great alternative wine recomendation of a new, not yet on the menu, Brunello and it was outstanding and less expensive than my first choice. Intimate, with great food. What else can I say3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA really great restaurant.A really great restaurant. Friendly staff. Excellent service. And the food, outstanding. We ordered the Divers Scallops which were as sweet as sugar and served with various vegetables and even a slice of bacon. For dessert, we shared the fruit tart which was also very very good. Will definitely return although a bit out of our way.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM