Aurora
Aurora
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Aurora

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://zhospitalitygroup.com/aurora/
  • Phone: 9149212333
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
    Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Purdy Ave. and Elm Pl.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Aurora
Located on Purchase Street in the quaint, seaside town of Rye, New York, Aurora ushers diners into an authentic Italian oasis, where the smell of wood-fired pizzas, rich, homemade pastas, and sumptuous entrees create a mouth-watering welcome. The restaurant’s bright, airy interior and soft color palette call to mind a Tuscan dawn, providing a soothing and sophisticated backdrop for an unforgettable meal.
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Aurora reviews from OpenTable diners
  • So Disappointed
    ChowHoundVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The reviews for this restaurant were great, but our experience was so disappointing. Although the food was excellent, everything else left much to be desired. The noise level was brutally loud! Our foursome could not have a conversation because we could not hear each other. (There are just too many tables and not enough soft surfaces and fabrics to absorb sound.) Also our waiter was extremely indifferent. When asked to substitute an ingredient in a pasta dish, he simply said no without checking with the chef. Plus it took a long time for him to take our dinner and desert orders and barely checked in with us during the meal. The high-hat light over our table was so hot that it was burning the top of the head of one of our party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Warm and inviting
    Joan
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Aurora has always been one or our favorites. It is consistent with a wonderful and warm atmosphere, very good selection and preparation of food and an extensive wine list. Many options by the glass as well. The menu tends to change to refelect seasonal specialties but the majority of the menu remains true to itself. We can always count on a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Good Dining Experience
    CJMCVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    The food was excellent and the service was top notch... I have been there several times and it is reliably very good. On weekends, it does feel cramped and gets very loud, so I would recommend Aurora for weeknight dinners or lunches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very, very fine food!!!
    ItalianMama
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    I am of Italian descent, raised on Grandma's REAL Iltalian food with ingredients grown in her garden. I ususally hate going to Italian restaurants because.. it simply isn't Grandma's food. This place is now one of my favorite! The food is fresh, flavorful, imaginative and spiced to perfection. My husband & I have traveled nearly 50 miles in less than 3 weeks to eat there. My only complaint is the noise level. It has an active bar scene which does get loud; but since the food puts me on cloud nine, I don't let it get to me. Recommended wholeheartedly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rye Girl
    lsmry
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Such amazing service, incredible food, and terrific ambiance. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to catch up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    An old friend and I met to catch up and so that I could help her in her job hunt. We met for a late lunch in August and the place was semi-busy. We sat at a 4-top table and had room to review and update her resume. We ordered from the prixe fix lunch menu and got a hearty portion for 3-course meal. I ordered a delicious gnochi and she had the panini -- both were memorable. We stayed past the average lunch crowd catching up and the service slowed down significantly. When we needed the check our waiter was in the back and it took us a while to leave-- then again we did have a late lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and very relaxeatmospher
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Went with family for my wife's birthday. They looked after us perfectly and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend a visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was so loud you couldn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    It was so loud you couldn't hear the people at the table with you. Took away from the enjoyment of the meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good by Westchester standards
    Suky
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    This restaurant would not stand out in Manhattan, but for Westchester, it's a good find. Our food was excellent and the setting very pretty. Somewhat pricey, as most decent restaurants in this area are.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sat in bar at high top table
    westchesterfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Sat in bar at high top table by open window which helped keep the usual load noise of this restaurant to a reasonable level. Wonderful evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food here is awesome.
    EXCELLENCE
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    The food here is awesome. Service is also good but could be better. I will definitely go back. The area is very nice to hang out. The only drawback is the sun was in our eyes throughtout the dinner as we had a 06:30pm reservation and was seated in front. Also it was hot as the air-condition was not blowing cool. As i said i would go back because the food was so good but will sit in the back. Good times with my guest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuesday Wine Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    Half-price wine on Tuesday with an excellent wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, a lot of neighborhoo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Food was good, a lot of neighborhood people present. Service was not great. Server was not very attentive hadto ask for water twice....I think because we didn't have any wine he did not pay attention to us. Everyone around us was getting food but our order noting special never came out and waiter didn't even bother to say anything or apologize or anything. Food was good when it finally arrived
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    The resturant is always busy and the food is always fresh. Service is very good and the wine list is excellent. Pizza is delicious and the salmon is my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb experience. Great fun.
    WriteonVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Superb experience. Great fun. Food was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Tuesdays!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    Excellent wine list at 50% off. This is a gastronomic adventure. Have tried almost every item on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent
    TasterVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    Always consistent food and good service. A great spot for a night out with the family or another couple.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud noise ruined experience
    diner
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Very nice and good food but way too loud to have a nice conversation with friends we hadn't seen for a long time and that was very disappointing. Choices for noise level should include "Too Loud" because the "Energetic" option is offensive when what you really want to do is rate the place as too loud for enjoyable conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We arrive early at 5:30 and
    Superb
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    We arrive early at 5:30 and were glad we did because as the evening progressed it became too noisy to talk. The waiters initially seemed more interested in talking to each other, and than as it got busier they were eager to move us along. The food was good but it took a while to get anyone's attention to get a glass of wine because they were engaged in their own conversations.The noise level made it impossible to talk and noone was particularly friendly . Maybe they have to know you. This was our first time there and we were not impressed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went with a group of 5.
    HRJMVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Went with a group of 5. Seated promptly, service was friendly and attentive . Food was good. Enjoyable night. Great pizza and appetizers. Good pasta, too. Would return again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Possibly the loudess restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    Possibly the loudess restaurant I have ever been in and I lunch all most every day in NYC.Absolutely could not hear across the table too many poeple shouting over too much wine.. the food is quite good but an unpleasant experience overall will not go back
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was nice, however parking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    It was nice, however parking is costly in Rye and not too nearby restaurant
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was very good and the
    LohaVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    Food was very good and the option of gluten free pasta was a real plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aurora was a great deal for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Aurora was a great deal for Hudson Valley Restaurant week. Otherwise it could get a little pricey. The food is inventive and leaves a lot for pescetarians like me. Interesting pastas and good use of more exotic ingredients like truffles. Portions are a good size where you don't feel stuffed but at the same time feel like you got a nice amount. The tables were a bit close so that I heard my neighbor's entire conversation but quiet enough to have a romantic date evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'll be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Fresh, satisfying food and half-price wine on Tuesday = great combination!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT LUNCH SPOT
    westchesterfoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    Excellent choice for lunch with good and delicious menu options at special lunch prices. Most enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall a very good experience.Nice
    MartyBVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Overall a very good experience.Nice choices on the menu and the food and atmosphere were excellent. The only negative was that we felt we were a little rushed . Maybe because it was a Saturday night and they were busy. We had to ask for bread and olive oil. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Great food and service on a busy night such as Valentine's Day. Beautiful decor. Very impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love this restaurant! The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Love this restaurant! The food is delicious. I would def recommend it - in fact I already have. I would def go back. If you like fresh mozzarella try the burata- amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch prix fixe lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    Great lunch prix fixe lunch was awesome Service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for lunch but noisy
    LifetimeNewYorkerVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Good place for lunch but too noisy and tables too close for personal conversations.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiters basically ignored
    GrandiVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    Waiters basically ignored us. They were standing next to us in a group of three talking. No one asked if we wanted dessert, more wine, coffee. We finally got attention and asked for coffee. He came back later and asked what kind, never had written it down. Never checked back. Getting a check was as tho we were disturbing them. Now, realize this was lunch! Also after 2 and place was fairly empty. Food very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good meal with good
    TasterVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    Always a good meal with good service, never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite local restaurant.
    LadydiVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    Our favorite local restaurant. Friendly wait staff and consistently good food. Roast chicken is my favorite and my husband loves the chicken Milanese.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious food... quite noisy...
    jezekVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    delicious food... quite noisy... but the service and food make up for that.... always busy... you can tell we're not the only one's that like the food...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was our first time dining
    5Hands
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    It was our first time dining here and we will definitely be back! Good food, nice environment, great location and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food in Rye-a must!
    BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    Excellent food! Great service- food served hot and tables cleaned promptly even with a packed house. The manager was outstanding! Came to the table to check if we were enjoying ourselves. Fantastic place and well priced. Easy parking too
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent and friendly. The
    TasterVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    Consistent and friendly. The food is always good and the feel of the restaurant is welcoming and warm. Been coming here for years and have not had a bad experience. Food is solid.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent
    TGNYVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Food was good -- not great, but always consistent and I will return. I had the halibut which, for the money, is a bit of a small portion and I wish it came with something other than spinach (I should have asked). It was a bit dry this time, but ok. My BF had the braised short ribs with mashed potatoes as his side and both were very yummy. We shared the sorbet, which was good. Only drawback was the table of loud wenches next to us who ordered round after round and only got louder. The acoustics, overall, are pretty poor but one can deal with it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice, comfortable restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Nice, comfortable restaurant. A little noisy when it gets full. Nice menu and wine list. Shortribs on polenta were excellent. Pleasant efficient service. 25% off a bottle of wine if you order before 7pm, a good deal if you don't mind eating early.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic