Took a high school student
Took a high school student group of 24 (18 students, 6 chaps). We were treated very curteously, quickly and the food was awesome. The servers very friendly as well.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good Italian restaurant
Located on a quiet corner in Sausalito, Aurora provides an authentic home-cooked Italian menu with delicious dishes and friendly atmosphere. The nightly specials are consistently good, and a recent cannelloni was excellent. The vibe is friendly and relaxed, and it is a pleasure to be able to talk to a companion without having to strain to be heard.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We drive from Napa just to eat here
Food abounds where we live, but you can't beat the fresh food selections, the atmosphere or the warm, accommodating service at Aurora. We go for lunch on Sundays with family, and we feel like we're in Italy! Long leisurely meals with family, good conversations, great food and a nice bottle of wine make for a very relaxed Sunday afternoon. It's location is in a neighborhood not right in the center of downtown tourists, so we feel like locals when we're there. We highly recommend Aurora.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant north of the GGB
We live in San Jose and when we find ourselves Sausalito, we go to Aurora. Food, atmosphere, location, and staff are excellent. It's friendly, fun, clean, accessible, away from the crowds, and our food has always been perfect for us. It's the kind of restaurant we tell ourselves that we need to frequent more often....if only we can get up there more. You will not be disappointed when you go.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
More fans of Aurora added!
We picked up a relative, who is moving to the area, and a friend at SFO, stopping to have dinner at Aurora on our way home as we often do. Our latest family member and friend are now fans of Aurora too! Fresh food, wonderful Mediterranean sauces, a good bottle of wine in a setting conducive to relaxed dining and long conversations. From cioppino and fresh pacific salmon to risotto and lasagne - everyone was pleased. Try the crab cakes as an appetizer!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect dinner spot
Great food and service on a busy Saturday night, attentive staff, great salad, my veal limone was perfect and I love the unique mashed potatos with minnced carrots and cheese, they were awesome
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
out of the way gem
Aurora is on the main road , but a bit out of the way. Nevertheless it was a wonderful experience. Wine prices are reasonable and the food was excellent
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aurora,good food, great service
Aurora,good food, great service and very pleasant atmosphere. Prices moderate.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a family reunion
We had a party of 11 and we were treated like old friends. The dinner choices were all delicious - good solid Italian cuisine. I would definitely come back. Plus they had parking, no small thing in Sausalito.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A sweet little place
Aurora was a sweet restaurant. The food was very good, and the customer service was adequate. There wasn't a view to speak of, but it was in a very sweet neighborhood. I recommend it.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Aurora Restaurant was affordable, delicious and the service was fabulous. I would highly recommend my friends and family to try this restaurant. I loved the Calamari Steak and the pasta was exceptional with a very light sauce. What can I say - I am Italian and I am very particular about my food. Aurora it located in Novato and Sausalito, so I would highly recommend that everyone try this restaurant.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet neighborhood spot
Quiet neighborhood spot with excellent Italian food, family run and operated. Out of the tourist zone and very friendly staff.
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed a delightful dinner out in a Sausalito neighborhood on a splendid night. It was an evening where the weather was a blessing so ate on the side deck. I ordered veal cooked to perfection. Others shared the calamari steak with delight. Side mashed potatoes were creatively prepared and complimented the entrees. Tiramisu was an appreciated finish to the meal! Our servers showed a sense of humor to match the challenges each of us offered to the staff. We had a great time and enjoyed dinner.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like being at home.
We met friends visiting the Peninsula with Aurora being the half way point for us and closed the restaurant. We would have stayed hours more we were so comfortable. The seafood is absolutely fresh and prepared Northern Italian style with lots of fresh vegetables. Our waiter recommended a personal favorite of spicy a dish up with Italian peppers, which was outstanding. We return to Aurora again and again.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome, home cooked Italian
Awesome, home cooked Italian Food. We love it and will be back!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic Italian fare, excellently prepared, at reasonable prices. Served in a casual atmosphere appropriate for special occasions or simple family outings.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad we came back
It had been awhile since we visited Aurora, not for any reason other than a busy schedule. So glad we decided to try it again thanks to the ease of booking on Open Table. Food was great and it had a warm family-owned atmosphere. We will be back sooner this time!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Bride Loved this Dinner
I hit a home run when I chose Aurora for our Wednesday night dinner. She called it "comfort food" that reminded her of her growing up in an Italian American family on the East Coast. It was great to have a place to park. Our greeter, waiter, somalier Sean was the best and really made the meal. We shared everything which was good since the portions were very "American" sized
* calamari fritte was nicely done but I missed the tentacles
* the special was lasagne which was very nice
* a dandy little tiramisu
Sean suggested a Sauv Blanc with the calamari and I chose a Chianti Riserva for the lasagna.
I very nice Italian American-style meal.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and live music!
Not only did we have great service, but the food was amazing. There was even someone gently playing an accordion! I had the Linguine alla Pescatora and it had so much seafood I was shocked. I've never written a review on here before, but this place was so good I just had to share!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM