Happy Friday Night
While I don't dine here very much it is like coming home after a short vacation. Warm welcome, excellent food and outstanding service. It's a great way to spend any night out.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always enjoy lunch or dinner
Always enjoy lunch or dinner at Aurora. Food is always fresh and wonderful. Can be a little noisy when busy.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cute little restaurant with
Cute little restaurant with great tasting food and a very nice and accommodating wait staff. My party of 3 all enjoyed our meals, especially the Lobster Bisque Soup. I would come back just for that. Thank you for an enjoyable dining experience.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's out of the way in Bel
It's out of the way in Bel Marin Keys. Food was very good, we had the calamari (lightly fried) special pasta and sole, all were excellent. Prices are very reasonable. Very cheerful service even if they weren't quite on top of it (forgot to check if everyone had silverware after entrees were delivered, and didn't check back to see if people wanted another glass of wine)
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have eaten at this restaurant
I have eaten at this restaurant quite a few times & have always found the food to be excellent, the service friendly & efficient & the prices moderate. I have recommended it to quite a few people who were looking for a restaurant in North Marin. I also found the wine selection very nice & again the prices moderate.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small neighborhood restaurant
Small neighborhood restaurant with a small but inviting menu. Fish dishes are flavorful with fresh fish prepared in tasty sauces. Pasta is fresh and tender. I had a pasta dish with bits of tenderloin in a wine sauce. Meat was cubed and tough, sauce unremarkable. Fish dishes are your best bet. Service excellent.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were there foe Mother's Day with two children 7 people in all. The food was excellent ! Everyone loved it!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I never tire of this place
An out of town guest at the last minute and she said she wanted Italian. I said I know just the place. Wonderful food, wine and ambience. It was so nice to be able to relax over dinner and not worry we were holding other diners up. I love this place.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took friends who are "regulars"
We took friends who are "regulars" to Aurora as we knew that it was their favorite restaurant. While we had been there for dinner before this was our first lunch visit and it did not disappoint. The special seafood salad was delicious and hit the spot on a rather hot day. My husband and I both had it and were satisfied enough that we decided not to eat dinner that day. Our friends enjoyed their sandwiches, though couldn't quite finish them as they were too full. The wait staff were most pleasant and helpful. I wish that Aurora were closer to our home so we could eat there more often, but we will return when we are in the Novato area.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and reasonable prices. A neighborhood gem! I love their calamari dore and their rib eye is always cooked to perfection.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our meal and service were excellent. The whole dining experience was completely enjoyed by myself and my friend.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were delightful. It was quiet, and away from the downtown area, so less hectic. We loved it.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
great neighborhood restaurant
My friend and I loved having lunch on the deck. We both ordered salads that had tomatoes in them. We were anticipating great tomatoes, as there are wonderful ones at the farmers markets now. We were disappointed that the tomatoes were hard and tasteless.We love Aurora, have been there before and will return, but I just thought you might appreciate this feedback. Thanks.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely service/Excellent food
This was our second time dining at Aurora. The staff is very accommodating and knowledgeable about the food and wine. Among the four or us, two had the scallopini with mushrooms, one had the salmon and one had the fish special. Everyone truly enjoyed the food. The last time we went, we asked for a special dish to be available - one that was not on the menu. The special dish was provided. I recommend this slightly off-the-beaten path restaurant.
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tucked away on a side street
Tucked away on a side street of a small industrial area of Novato, it would be easy to pass by this restaurant. But that would be a mistake. This place is great! We've gone there several times, and each time has been wonderful. The service is impeccable, the kitchen is great, and they can handle large groups well. We will definitely go back, but probably not as often as we would like. My only criticism is that they no longer allow dogs on the outdoor patio. Apparently they used to allow dogs to accompany their human diners, but stopped that practice. We enjoy dining with our well-behaved canine companions, and would welcome their return to this amazing restaurant.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good meal, interesting
Always a good meal, interesting specials. This restaurant is always consistently good./
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of 18 and I expected to be crowded into a corner of this small restaurant. To my delight, we never felt cramped or rushed. From the delicious Italian food, to the truly outstanding, friendly and efficient accommodation by the owner and servers the Aurora Ristorante is a gem.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
I LOVE this restaurant and
I LOVE this restaurant and the staff: Sergio, Luis and Christian are all excellent at their jobs. The food is outstanding....this place is a gem !!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aurora a true pleasure
I only found Aurora becasue of Open Table. Just in town for the night and looking for something close. So glad I chose Aurora. The service was wonderful, and all of the dishes we fantastic. Especially the home made Ravioli that had some kind of Pumpkin cream sauce that was the best I have ever had. Overall, a great place to eat!
10/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Friendly, courteous staff
Friendly, courteous staff and a tasty fish special made this a great local find. Will definitely go back.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM