Aurora - Sausalito

4.3
226 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.

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
What 226 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.1
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3.9
ambience
4.2
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nickg
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was worth the drive. For an unknown restaurant it was fantastic. Incisor was awesome

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JackinSF
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a local restaurant away from the main streets of Sausalito. The menu, Italian, is varied with a variety of entrees and pizza. They were not crowded on a Tuesday night and observe the COVID protocols. A very good experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love Aurora! Such a great neighborhood gem in Sausalito and the owner - Caesar- is a terrific host. Italian food was all yummy and a great value. Live guitarist singing Brazilian jazz tunes was added bonus. Definite recommend.

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Cblm
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service with terrific food. Thanks Aurora!

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DesM1
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time to dine here and definitely not last. It is a very nice, home-feel place. Excellent variety of food and desserts. The wait staff is friendly and courteous. Lots of room and has outside dining as well. I also enjoyed the type of music that they play in the background. Really enjoyed the time. Thank you for your excellent service!

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vipMangeshP
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Perhaps the worst Pizza I had in a decade. The eggplant appetizer was also tasteless. To top it, detected an attitude with the server and received no attention / service during the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic fresh Italian food and excellent service! A+++++*

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waitstaff was kind and knowledgeable We had kids with us and they were very professional and kind. Great family business!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall the food was great, however, the bread brought out was burnt, the second basket too. I don’t mind a little burnt crust but nephews pizza was burnt too. I didn’t say anything because they were very nice but the fact that they thought it was ok to serve burnt anything is baffling

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent dinner. Our waiter said 2 people didn’t show up for work so he apologized in advance. There was no need to have said anything as the service was excellent and everything came quickly. The Linguine alla Pescatora was outstanding: everything was fresh and delicious and there was a lot of seafood to pasta ratio. Highly recommend this place.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was just ok

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Aurora is a neighborhood gem! The food and friendly service is consistently above par. It’s delicious, fresh Italian food without extra fluff. They have many star dishes, but our favorites are the Chicken Piccata which is super tender and the Raviolis Al Pollo.

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vipPhilipS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, good location. Great neighborhood Italian place.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great place to visit. Terrific service and food. Only challenge this restaurant has is location compared to other sites—it is slightly off the main street, but it is 100% worth it for the food, service and ambiance. This is a highly recommended restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Service was great and food was delicious. Our preference was definitely for having a view or

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ElizabethS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, fresh pasta and amazing specials. Service was friendly!

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AnneP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lunch for Mother’s Day

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vipCHCSF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Previous reviews led us here and glad we went. This is a solid locals neighborhood place for very good classic Italian food with caring and attentive service at a fair and reasonable price. Great for the family with options for everyone....we’ll be coming back.

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vipSandyW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Good atmosphere, great prices

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Foodie56
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely visit on Mother's Day! The staff was very friendly and welcoming! The food far exceeded my expectations!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience ever , it’s our favorite restaurant we highly recommend it

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vipChrisO
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!! Definitely coming back! Delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service highly recommend it

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vipCALady
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first family celebration “inside” a restaurant for over a year. The food was delicious and the service was excellent and accommodating. Beautiful weather topped off a day to remember!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and good service

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Montana
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A nice, down to earth Italian restaurant. A place for the locals, price is reasonable. It is close to downtown but away from the touristy shops.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came to visit Saisalito

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice group of people running the restaurant!! Food was amazing I highly recommend this place.

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SammyC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I stopped into this delightful restaurant after driving around Mount Tamalpais. My wife had the salmon which she loved and I had the Saltimbocca alla romana with veal. Both dishes were delicious. I am certain that we will visit this restaurant again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time ~ what a great find! Quaint place, hospitable staff and delicious food!! A hidden gem!!

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AndresO
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We had high expectations due to high reviews. The pasta didn’t have any flavor, the pizza’s crust wasn’t thin as the menu stated and the environment was terrible.

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Dumitru
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, great Italian food and amazing staff / service! Ed was really friendly and attentive. Best customer service I've experienced in a long time! By far!
Locally owned business, they deserve our support during these difficult times.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Pastas were excellent

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vipSonal
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a cute family owned restaurant that runs very efficiently. A warm environment and great patio seating

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sfoodlover
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Aurora is a favorite neighborhood restaurant in Sausalito. They are making the best of a bad situation with the outdoor dining. We like the back deck. But the table we had this evening was next to a window with to go boxes piled up. But the wonderful food and service made up for the lack of ambience.

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MariaM
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time. We were celebrating the life of our 97 year old mom. Amid COVID19, my family enjoyed all of the delicious food, especially the homemade Tiramisu. Will definitely come back!

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vipjorge
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Very good food. A nice quiet table with a heater. What else can you ask for these days.

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SaraM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The pizza was nowhere near but we expected from an Italian eatery. It honestly tasted like grocery store frozen pizza. The Chicken Marsala was solid, I'd give it 3.5 stars. The table wine, Ruffino Chianti, was overpriced.

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StephenB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aurora is great ! The food just keeps getting better. Actually their lamb is outstanding

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vipTamP
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I spend a lot of time in Sausalito but this was first time at this restaurant because it's a little further away from center. I met a girlfriend for dinner here. We were disappointed that the pizza we wanted was not available because they ran out of prosciutto so we got the homemade spinach and cheese ravioli with marinara sauce instead which was very good. We shared the spinach and pear salad to start which had a little too much dressing. We should have asked for dressing on the side. For dessert we shared the tiramisu which was amazing, probably one of the best I've ever had. The service was attentive without being overbearing. I will definitely be back!

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 226 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.