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Aurora - Sausalito

4.3
4.3
256 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Family owned and operated. Home made pastas, wild seafood, and gourmet thin crusted pizzas. Great food, generous portions, and great service. Very intimate and casual restaurant. Try us and see why our customers keep coming back.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizza Bar, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 11:45 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 339-8930

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carlo Scatena

  • Neighborhood

    Sausalito

  • Cross street

    Second

  • Parking details

    3 Spaces in the carport next to the restaurant and parking anywhere underneath.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop down the street.

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Sunday. We have and accordion player every Sunday Night from 6 to 9.Hope to see you there!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 256 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Marin

    Good for groups

  • Marin

    Healthy

  • Marin

    Neighborhood gem

  • Marin

    Italian

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  1. I

    Izzy

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We happened to pick a very quiet time slot. The day before was super busy! It was the Thanksgiving Weekend, where anything can happen. The wait staff were so gracious, friendly, and accommodating! We shared a full course meal over a two-hour period. It was our first date and the server knew to leave us be, while being attentive to our intermittent calls for more wine, food, etc. The food was excellent! Good quality ingredients and great flavors. I highly recommend this local restaurant!
  2. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the Thanksgiving price fixe dinner - ample portions of perfectly prepared traditional roast turkey with dressing, freshly mashed potatoes, and steamed mixed vegetables. Cranberry sauce serving was a bit small. We split the house-prepared tiramisu dessert. Our reservations were in order and we were seated immediately. Service was attentive. Some might say it was slow, but we are regular customers and the staff knows we enjoy taking our time and not being rushed. We have been dining at Aurora since they opened. Cesar and Nicholas treat us like family. We particularly enjoy the price fixe holiday dinners because we won't have to cook and clean up afterwards. We are very fortunate to have this great restaurant in our neighborhood.
  3. R

    Rebs

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was tasty! Their Parpadelle dish was a standout. We also ordered Halibut, calamari, Cesar salad, side mushroom and Spinach. They were all delicious with fresh ingredients, except the spinach was too salty. Next time I will ask them to hold the salt on the veggies and I can add salt at the table. It is a very sweet family business and even their young children helped serve because they were busy on Thanksgiving day with very little help. I highly recommend this restaurant!
  4. DP

    DebbieP

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a pleasant surprise This is a good reasonably priced Italian restaurant with excellent service Enjoyed it very much
  5. PM

    PMac

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Thoroughly enjoyed the food and service. It was a little noisy upon arrival (not dissimilar to most restaurants); however when the crowd thinned out it was fine. Food was delicious and timing was great. Parking on a Sunday night was a challenge. Wear your walking shoes. I certainly recommend and will be back to see how the pizza is.
  6. WW

    WaywardWanderer

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our wait person was disorganized. The table next to us had another server and got drinks, appetizers and entree while we were still waiting on drinks!! After 50 minutes of no service we left.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience was good. Initially we were seated indoors. But we preferred outdoors so staff assisted us in transferring when a table became available on the patio. Food was good. Staff was friendly. We came after 6 so there was a lot of parking space in the basement.
  8. DK

    DKMUL

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good dinner with friends. The waiter was excellent.
  9. LE

    LatinEd

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Italian food in a small, quiet family owned restaurant. Veal Scallopini Marsala was excellent. Wine list is fairly priced.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente service, delicious food, definitely worth try
  12. P

    Purple

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was really good. Service was slow on a busy night but the people could not have been nicer. We will go back!
  13. RO

    RyanO

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and off the tourist path, no long waits!!!
  14. KP

    KimberleeP

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We went for a leisurely lunch, which was delicious! The service was very good despite being understaffed. We had crab cakes and fried zucchini for appetizers, which were very good. For our entrees, we enjoyed salmon, lasagna, chicken ravioli and gnocchi with pesto. Tiramisu was a10/10! Awesome experience!
  15. LT

    LiliT

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We dined so early we were the only couple in the restaurant the whole time during our meal. It was very quiet.
  16. DM

    DesM1

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect low-key place with excellent food in Sausalito area.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It’s a nice Upgrade pizza shop. Clean
  18. JG

    JimG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meals and Aurora offered a comfortable atmosphere.
  19. R

    Razorback

    San Francisco

    296 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    296 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food & nice people.
  20. AL

    AndreaL

    San Francisco

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The bruschetta and spaghetti arrabbiata were great! All wine (and port) was also delicious. Service a little slow but friendly and satisfactory.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had reservations set for Mother’s Day dinner. We were made to sit out (dirty and cob web covered tables) because they would not allow my wife’s service dog. We waited 20 minutes for anyone to take our order. The wait staff had to come back a second time because they forgot which table we were and we resubmitted our order. First appetizer was the Garlic bread which came out Luke warm and the marinara with it was cold and they completely forgot our second appetizer of the fried calamari. The fettuccine Alfredo with chicken looked completely unappetizing. The chicken had little seasoning and color as well as it was cubed, and tasted precooked and frozen. The Alfredo sauce was bland and the pasta was mush. They must precook and then simply flash boil to heat or microwave. The lasagna was best described as frozen and store bought. It had no texture (baby food consistency) and the mozzarella on top was slightly melted. We decided to try and salvage it with dessert, as it would be hard to get any worse, and it took 15 minutes for them to even bring us a dessert menu at which time I just asked for the check. At the end of the meal when I was handed my check the waiter mumbled that he was sorry with his back turned and walking away. This is by far our worst dinning experience in the Bay Area over the past 6 years. Happy Mother’s Day!
  22. A

    Alexk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Waited 35 minutes to be sat after our reservation time and no one came to apologize or make up for it. Had to ask for water, silverware and plates multiple times. Appetizers all tasted like they weren’t homemade and the overall quality was not good. I would not return here.
  23. KP

    KathleenPC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We ate at Aurora on Mother's Day. I believe they had double booked reservations, as they had reservations written in a book when we arrived, and our name wasn't written down. The host/server found our name, seated us early, and took our order at our scheduled reservation time, which was great. We then waited about 80 minutes for our main courses, which were delicious. All very fresh. Servers were polite and courteous. I would eat here again on a non-holiday/busy day. Extra servers seemed to arrive after the main rush. It looked like the restaurant hadn't planned for such a large crowd on Mother's Day.
  24. j

    jodijam

    New England

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our food! Quaint little place!!
  25. J

    10Jello

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good family spot! Laid back atmosphere with locals.
  26. D

    David

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    My family dined here for Valentine's Day dinner--our first time at this restaurant. The server did not write down our order, and we had to remind her at least four times of various items. The food took forever to arrive--even the appetizers. The appetizers were actually the best part of the meal: the smoked salmon with arugula and capers was nicely done, as was the green salad, which had a light dressing; the cheesy garlic bread was nice and soft with a slight crunchy char here and there, and was great dipped into the marinara sauce. The halibut entree was overcooked, but had some nice flavors, including, once again, capers. The crab ravioli had good crab meat, but the pasta was soggy and not up to par. The staff was friendly, just very slow and not very communicative.
  27. P

    Petey

    San Francisco

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 48th anniversary of celebrating Valentines Day since we were married. We had seen Aurora many times but never ate there until Valentines Day dinner. Our service was excellent as was the food. We both started with a glass of Bocelli Pinot Grigio. We enjoyed the Aurora salad and the smoked salmon with arugula and capers. Both were excellent. For our main course we had the fresh crab raviolis and the linguini pescatore. The seafood dishes were outstanding. We had no room for dessert. This was our first but it will not be our last. Highly recommend Aurora for a great dinner.
  28. D

    Debbie

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    A gem of a restaurant at the south end of Sausalito. I’ve eaten at all the restaurants in town and have forgotten about Aurora because I never drive by. Since December we’ve been back four times. Yes, it’s that good. Thursday night they have a guitar player singing Brazilian songs. What a treat. The main courses are served with perfectly cooked veggies, mashed potatoes, and bread served at no charge. We’ve had the fish, eggplant and chicken parmigiana, and pasta dishes (which do not include vegetables). But you get a plate full of pasta. Parking is easy which is under the building. Lots of spots alway available. The server was great.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Disappointed usually when we book for birthday we get at least a birthday greeting. They were low staff and takes forever to get attention for service
  30. JM

    JulieM

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We always enjoy the food here and the service is always great.
  31. D

    Dann

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
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    lisar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were late becuz part of our party got lost on Christmas Eve but they were understanding and very welcoming and we didn’t feel rushed even though it was past closing time. Food was amazing and staff so pleasant!
  33. R

    Razorback

    San Francisco

    296 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    296 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food. Good people running the place. Very good waiters. Don’t need anything else.
  34. P

    Patty

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Always great service from warm and welcoming staff. Nice menu offerings. Delicious Aurora salad and Creme Brûlée. Three of us had pasta dishes, all different, and all were good. Garlic bread wasn’t very garlicky. A nice meal.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was good. Caesar Saladcwas excellent. I had petrale sole which was perfectly prepared. Only downside was the potatoes as a sided were cold. The dinner plate could have been warmed. Apple tart dessert was excellent
  36. R

    Razorback

    San Francisco

    296 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    296 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We have been here 3-4 times in the last couple of months and we like it better each time we go. The staff is efficient, responsive & good at their jobs. The food is very good and the selection is broad for these hard times. We will continue to go again and again.
  37. j

    jorge

    New York Area

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual. Great service, great food and excellent value.
  38. j

    jorge

    New York Area

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came back after eating there two days earlier. The second day was just as good as the first. Great food and experience at a very good price.
  39. R

    Razorback

    San Francisco

    296 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    296 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food & accommodating staff.
  40. AL

    AndreaL

    San Francisco

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our first time dining at Aurora and we were pleasantly surprised. We shared the bruschetta and caprese salad which were both good. I ordered the arrabbiata pasta which had great flavor! My partner ordered the carbonara and requested light sauce which came out perfect. We had the apple tart for dessert which was just ok, Overall, we had a great time and although it was chilly outside, we were able to sit next to one of the heat lamps which helped. We will definitely go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Aurora - Sausalito offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 339-8930.

Aurora - Sausalito is rated 4.3 stars by 256 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Aurora - Sausalito

300 Valley Street #207, Sausalito, CA 94965

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Second

  • Neighborhood

    Sausalito

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 11:45 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizza Bar, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    3 Spaces in the carport next to the restaurant and parking anywhere underneath.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop down the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlo Scatena

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Sunday. We have and accordion player every Sunday Night from 6 to 9.Hope to see you there!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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