A 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.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went with the evenings specials
Went 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 say
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great meal, tasty wine and
Great meal, tasty wine and very accommodating staff.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
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.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabuous Italian food and hospitalit
Fabuous Italian food and hospitality. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The staff is very friendly and makes you feel so welcome.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
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 ?
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
I do not live in the city
I 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.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Italian Restaurant
Food was outstanding. Service was great. Nice quiet setting. Excellent place for an Italian meal.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
New 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!!!
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Found Aurora on Open Table
Found 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!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
An early, weekday dinner at
An 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.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious French Toast...comparable
Delicious 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.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go to Aurora SoHo NOW
I 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.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was amazing... Super
The food was amazing... Super friendly staff... However the place was empty.. So if you are looking for great food only then yeh..
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
An unexpected find
An 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 win
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a few friends in town for the weekend, but hadn't really planned where to dine on Saturday as our entire day plan was undecided. I scanned opentable for available restaurants but unsurprisingly there were very few that could accommodate a group of six at 9 pm on a Saturday (I booked it at 7 pm). We were greeted by a super friendly hostess (Becky) and given a great table. FOod and ambiance were excellent, as was the service. Definitely a new go-to place for me.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took two girlfriends from
I took two girlfriends from out of town on another friends recommendation and it was superb. Service was fabulous and very helpful
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really enjoy this place!
I really enjoy this place! The service was great and the food wonderful!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place, disrespectful waiter
We went to Aurora to celebrate our daughter's graduation. The neighborhood, the ambiance, and the meal were all wonderful. The food was outstanding: tasty, well-portioned, and reasonably priced. The only discordant note in an otherwise perfect night was the waiter's attitude. He seemed troubled that we asked questions about the menu, shaking his head and snorting when we asked him to describe dishes, when we hesitated about which wine to get, and in particular, when we asked for minor menu substitutions. I travel and eat out at nice restaurants all the time. This fellow has potential but needs to be reminded that in a restaurant, the patrons needs are job one. Otherwise it was a great night, and I would certainly go back again.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
High quality rustic Italian
We enjoyed our last meal as a couple before the birth of our first child. The staff was very attentive to my wife's dietary needs and the food and ambiance were appreciated. If you'd like a non-pretentious NYC restaurant with good food, energy, ambiance, and a reasonably priced menu try Aurora out.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my favorite restaurant is SoHo. Their lunch prix fix is a delicious deal. It has a warm atmosphere and isn't too loud. They also make an effort to use sustainably sourced foods. I've been impressed by their choices for fish specials, which highlight less endangered fish.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have dined at Aurora numerous times. The menu is consistently inventive, seasonal and delicious. The rustic atmosphere seems like a little trip to the Italian countryside. The wait staff is always courteous and attentive. Altogether, Aurora is an outstanding dining experience.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food; Good times
Aurora is one of those neighborhood gems that's worth seeking out no matter where you live.
Each course was excellently prepared; the atmosphere so informal and the service so genial that
everyone at my table left with a smile on their face.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maybe three and a half stars?
First the good--friendly service, attractive setting.
Now the not-so-good:: Some dishes were over the top salty, notably the soup and a scallop entree..Watermelon salad would have been perfect unsalted. Also, although our party of four arrived early, the ear-splitting noise increased as the night went on, It became impossible to talk to my friends without shouting. This has become the norm in most restaurants. Lots of diners don't seem to mind ( that's why I gave it 4 stars) but I prefer a place where my friends and I can carry on a normal conversation.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
AMAZING FOOD, FANTASTIC SERVER !
we had one of our best meals in soho at aurora and we were so pleased and so surprised! the server was amazing and super funny - full of personality and the veal chop was excellent and the pasta to die for! very small place, quaint and super cool!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I thought i was in Italy :-)
Went for dinner here and we were really impressed. Real rustic authentic Italian food in a very nice setting. We got fritto misto and octopus to start and both were amazing. A pasta dish each for mains and they were truly divine, we could have been in Italy, so fresh so simple and so tasty. Wine to accompany the meal was also really nice. If you like true Italian food get in here and check out their pasta. 5 Stars.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simplicity at its best
The food is good. Tasty food prepared simply - that says a lot of the confidence the restaurant has in terms of the quality of their products and the chefs. The beet salad was beautifully presented and delicious. The halibut fish of the day was cooked to perfection. The cheese selection a great way to end the meal. Topped with friendly service and the cosy ambience, Aurora is possibly one of the hidden gems in SOHO. Would definitely recommend this place and happily return for another meal.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I recently ate dinner at Aurora SoHo with a family member who was visiting.
The food was outstanding. The pulpo was expertly cooked to melt-in-your moth perfection. The buratta was fresh and the prosciutto was soft and nutty.
As a main, we shared the Montauk bay scallops and a special pasta with truffles in a butter emulsion. Both were heavenly.
My only complaint was the speed of the device. While they were quite helpful and friendly (maybe too friendly?), it took a while to get the check even though there were only about 5 parties in the whole place. Also the waiter came back 3 times to check what we had ordered - he kept forgetting. Write it down next time buddy!
Overall it was fantastic and I would return.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Aurora is Always Lovely
Aurora is one of those restaurants that could almost make you believe you are in Italy. The food is exceptional and the waiters all have that wonderful enthusiasm about the food that is only found where flavor and preparation are the number 1 priority. I love this restaurant. It is consistently good, the staff is very nice and the food is superb.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place, really good food!
Great place, really good food! And Stefano is the best waiter in the town!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun little gem
We went there without expectations, and were thoroughly surprised by the vibrant yet cosy ambiance, a food selection that was outstanding, and very nice and fun waiters
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A feeling of local in trendy soho
Lovely evening meal with our kids. Very authentic Italian food, wonderful scallops charming service. Didn't feel like NYC. Intimate dark dining room with brick walls. Recommend highly.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really good meal and slightly different than most Italian. Every course worked. Service was not great but still attentive. Many have commented about the noise level, but the restaurant was full and we had no unusual issues with the noise level. Very enjoyable and will go back
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am from the west coast and pride myself on finding little gems for dining in NYC. This So-Ho spot was fantastic. The menu (in my opinion) offered just enough variety and selection with a mix of Italian and Mediterranean dishes, and delicious seasonal specials. I went with my brother, who is also a foodie and a wine snob, and we had trouble deciding among the lovely choices. We ended up with four appetizers, two entrees and a dessert...all were wonderful. The manager also recommended selections from the wine list for the the of wine we were choosing (Barbaresco) that were perfect. I am looking forward to a return visit very soon!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
very nice place in the heart
very nice place in the heart of soho, went wife my wife for her birthday and she loved it.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location, great food
We ate at this restaurant whilst staying in SoHo. It was very convenient for our hotel and easy for friends who were coming into town to find. The servicce was excellent, very friendly and attentive. The quality of the food was very good with plenty of choices. We would definitely go back if we were in the area and would thoroughly recommend.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always forget how good it is!
this is a hidden treasure. Authentic, fresh, great specials, my new go to place for drinks and dinner. Had the gazpacho saturday night and cannot stop thinking about it. Brunch is also sublime. Service is attentive, without being overbearing, and anything you order is guaranteed delicious -- kudos to having one of the best ITALIAN restaurants in the city. I have taken several clients here, and they have gone back subsequently without me, which is always a testament to someplace great.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for Sunday brunch (first
Went for Sunday brunch (first time) - excellent food, good value
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant is a true
This restaurant is a true gem! The food is creative, beautiful and delicious. The service is gracious and attentive.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food - Great Find
Rolled the dice and for once decided to select a restaurant using nothing but the search features in Open Table...Was not disappointed. The reviews were spot on and the food was AMAZING. Great service and very authentic...even down to the beer selection. Will definitely return.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, fantastic food without pretention at a good price!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Williamsburg to Soho
Authentic Piemonte / Italian experience with expertly prepared seasonal wholesome ingredients .
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, everything is delicious and the wine menu is huge.
The only negative point during my last coming was the delay to get the table based on my reservation with Open Table => 45 minutes...
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a very special place
This is a very special place with outstanding food. They change their menu frequently, so there are always wonderful surprises.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty and creative food
We went for Thanksgiving and although it was a 'set menu' the choices were still plentiful. The food was not boring at all, very creative and tasty. Not the usual Italian place. The wine list is extensive although a little bit pricey - we landed on an $80 bottle which was good enough but would've like to have some more options a little friendlier on my wallet.
Enjoyed the atmosphere, its cosy and the service was pleasant. I still don't understand why restaurants put 2 people RIGHT next to another 2 people when there is ample space around. Its not only Aurora but a NYC wide thing. I wish they would STOP doing that - especially when we have taken the time to reserve a table. Its not like we are a walk in.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love, love, love this restaurant
My second time at this restaurant and loved it even more than the first visit. Perfect little spot in Soho.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM