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Aurora - Sausalito

3.9
3.9
281 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Family owned and operated. Fresh Homemade Pastas, Award Winning Pizzas and Wild Seafood. Great food and service. Very intimate and casual restaurant.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Home Style
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizza Bar, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 339-8930
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Carlo Scatena
  • Neighborhood
    Sausalito
  • Cross street
    Second
  • Parking details
    3 Spaces in the carport next to the restaurant and parking anywhere underneath the building
  • 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, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 281 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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281 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful early Valentine's dinner while we were on vacation in San Francisco. The waiter was very friendly and gave us great recommendations. The clam linguini and tiramisu were my faves.

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  2. TobieS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pear salad was excellent as was the gnocchi! The service was great. We’ll be back!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Parking was confusing. Some items on the menu were not available.

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  4. UrmilaV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible service and below average food. Please save your money and go somewhere else.

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  5. JulieE

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We checked in with a reservation and they seemed very confused. I think they added another party but we had a reservation. The service was very bad. The waiter came over with the specials before they gave us menus. We ordered a soup (never arrived) and appetizer and the appetizer arrived after we ate our meals - the food took so long, almost and hour and my teenagers were starving. They never asked us if we wanted more drinks and we did manage to get another serving of bread to eat while we waited.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff friendly. Food okay - nothing to write home about. Would I go back? - probably not.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So happy to have found this gem! Food was creative and delicious. They even provided a menu link to see pictures of all their dishes. Service was always present but not over bearing. Best Bruchetta I’ve ever had.

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  8. AnnZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The foods were delicious and the server was friendly. I will definitely go back. Highly recommend.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service. Highly recommend good for families or couples.

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  10. AndreaL

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent salads, love the pasta all'arrabbiata and bread pudding, my husband loves the prosciutto & arugula pizza, super easy parking

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  11. JoannaL

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Delicious food we got a margarita pizza, pollo ravioli and veal piccata 100% recommend and we would come back next time we visit Sausalito.

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  12. Rosana

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    In arriving at Aurora, I sensed tension between the Hostess-Waiter and the Busboy, which was not a good first impression. In sitting at our table, we waited almost 20 minutes to place our drink and appetizer order. Food was ok.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. AlexW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I am always thrilled to try a local restaurant but was disappointed and hoping things get better. The service was subpar and disorganized. We were sat with no menus, then, got some and no water. Then got water and still no server. The server seemed distracted and not happy to be working. I ordered the ravioli, it was fine and a Pilsener which I finished before the pasta came and never asked if I wanted anything else. Drinks and deserts were being plated at the bar, so I could see that they used a big tub of vanilla ice cream, Hershey's syrup and Rediwhip to make a sundae. They were using Kirkland Cranberry and lemonade for drinks, not exactly high quality unless you like corn syrup. The staff all looked tired and bored to be there. Great location and a bit of a view, but needs some energy and some management upgrades, and better quality products to be able to charge restaurant prices for Costco products that I wouldn't buy at home. Sorry its not worth another visit at this time!

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  14. ANNER

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely restaurant, friendly staff and great food

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  15. Rebs

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing again! Best Parpadelle with Ragu in the Bay Area bar none! Best Penne with Vodka sauce! Amazing Canadian bacon “ham” and Pineapple pizza! I am a huge fan!

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  16. LisaW

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Heard great things about it, but thought the food was marginal at best. Food came out cold, but the dishes were replaced. Service was very good and had a very decent pour on wine by the glass.

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  17. JaneE

    Tahoe

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    just wow. We were staying at Cavallo point and this little restaurant outshines the fancy resort in every way

    1 person found this helpful

  18. DebHow

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place for authentic Italian food (with a full bar right near the kitchen, if that's where you'd prefer to sit), in a large room with lots of windows, although no views of--but not far from--the waterside, and with some dedicated parking, about a five minute drive from central Sausalito. Our server was very attentive and pleasant, too!

    1 person found this helpful

  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine’s Day. We loved it all! Our first time, and we live nearby, so we’ll be back!

    1 person found this helpful

  20. FranV

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiters and staff are so nice and welcoming and the food is amazing!

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  21. JeanN

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice small neighborhood Italian family run restaurant gave us a sweet Christmas Eve dinner with excellent pasta. We'll be back!

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  22. JamiK

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice waiter but service was slow at first . Food overall good quality . Ambiance casual and nice.

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  23. JanB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We made sure to make our reservations for 5 and had no problems getting our table (there was only one other group there). By 6:00 people started coming in and once full it was quite loud and difficult to have a conversation (which is understandable). The highlight of the evening food wise was the desserts. My mother and I definitely could have shared one.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. Alleycat

    San Francisco

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious- sever was very pleasant. Will be back

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  25. StuartK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This resturant was awesome! The food was delicious and a good value! The service was also impeccable and very impressive also given the fact that there was only one server for the entire dining room! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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  26. Izzy

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  27. JohnH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  28. Rebs

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  29. DebbieP

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a pleasant surprise This is a good reasonably priced Italian restaurant with excellent service Enjoyed it very much

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  30. PMac

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. WaywardWanderer

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  33. DKMUL

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good dinner with friends. The waiter was excellent.

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  34. LatinEd

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as always!!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Italian food in a small, quiet family owned restaurant. Veal Scallopini Marsala was excellent. Wine list is fairly priced.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente service, delicious food, definitely worth try

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  37. Purple

    Washington DC

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really good. Service was slow on a busy night but the people could not have been nicer. We will go back!

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  38. RyanO

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and off the tourist path, no long waits!!!

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  39. KimberleeP

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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!

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  40. LiliT

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We dined so early we were the only couple in the restaurant the whole time during our meal. It was very quiet.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Aurora - Sausalito using the Order Online button. Aurora - Sausalito also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 339-8930.

Aurora - Sausalito is rated 3.9 stars by 281 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Aurora - Sausalito

300 Valley Street #207, Sausalito, CA 94965

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Second
  • Neighborhood
    Sausalito
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 the building
  • Public transit
    Bus stop down the street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • 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, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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