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Aurora - Sausalito

4.1
160 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (192)
  • Good for Groups (80)
  • Kid-friendly (78)

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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.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Phone number
(415) 339-8930
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carlo Scatena
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Second
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Parking details
3 Spaces in the carport next to the restaurant and parking anywhere underneath.
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Public transit
Bus stop down the street.
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Entertainment
Live music every Sunday.
We have and accordion player every Sunday Night from 6 to 9.
Hope to see you there!
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Special events & promotions
We do hold parties. you can book the whole restaurant for yourself or take half the restaurant over.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
3.7
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHolly (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

This is my favorite go-to restaurant in Sausalito. The manager, Caesar (sp?) always does a great job; he is cordial and helpful and makes us feel very welcome every time I go with friends.

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vipBreizh92 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 4, 2017

Quiet restaurant, away from the busy downtown Sausalito. We loved our raviolis ( cheese and the chicken one). The two of us who took the pizza round them overbaked. Service was very friendly.

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vipTORC (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

cute place. off the beaten path. popular locals place.
crab cakes were too mushy for me, too much filler
caprese wasn't with heirloom tomatoes and I like more basil -leaves versus sliced up
others had pasta dishes, and looked delish.

desserts were fantastic: chocolate tarte & bread pudding

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

What a great find, just far enough from the main part of town to be relaxed and far less expensive than he tourist traps. This place has the feel of a neghborhood favorite where most guests are probably regulars. Good food and friendly service. A keeper!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

The food and service was perfect. Thanks for the great evening of dining!

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Hads (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Great local spot away from the touristas. Family warm feel.

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africanqueen9999 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

What a pleasant surprise, the food was fantastic and the view was so nice eating outside and taking in the fresh air, I will come back and try the pasta next time

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Joanne (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

We've eaten at Aurora quite a few times and have never been disappointed. My only negative comment is wish they would stock up on Beck's non-alcoholic beer. On several dining occasions, they had none.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

Awesome menu, awesome cozy spot, awesome service, Awesome flavor!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

Birthday celebration

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Ella (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 3, 2017

Our server was wonderful and was very kind. He was very friendly and sweet. He went out of his way to make dinner nice for my daughter and I. It's a wonderful neighbor restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

Great place, feels like you are at a local place (not on bay front strip). Our second time there, will go back. Outstanding food, great relaxing vibe, friendly service.

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vipTEPGMK (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

We have been going to Aurora for many years. Went for Valentine's Day. Food was OK, but has gotten pricey.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

We had a lovely Valentine's Day dinner. We ordered more food than usual having the fried calamari apetizer and garlic french bread. My husband had the halibut and I had the salmon.
Both were excellent. The salmon literally melted in my mouth. Service was friendly but not obtrusive. We really enjoyed our meal and will return often.

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MissyT (Raleigh)
2.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

I appreciated them being open over the holiday, but the food was mediocre at best. Service was fine with lots of good coordination between different servers, but most of us were quite unhappy with the food we ordered. Bland for some dishes, way too heavy sauces for others.... No one took home any leftovers as we knew we wouldn't want to dine on that food again. Big surprise as it is located in such a pretty spot. I'm hoping it was just an off day for them!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

There seemed to be only one server and one person bussing. We were charged $38 for a steak that was so undercooked but it was very difficult to get their attention for even water so my husband sucked it up and ate it. My child's penne with a side of one sausage was $15. It was chaotic and overpriced and a real disappointment for a special evening.

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vipAngela (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on August 5, 2016

Pizza overlooked could not eat crust
Not impressed!

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OpenTable Diner (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Vacation dinner, off the main strip in Sausalito. I hidden gem, incredible food without pretentious service. Loved the chicken Parmesan. Good wine selection as well.

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vipLuvgoodfood (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 19, 2016

This was a very enjoyable place for lunch with friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on May 31, 2016

Good vegetarian options and tastefully done delicious dishes

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

We liked our sweet server but he kept forgetting to bring things. The veal Marsala was yummy but too much flour dredge, a little gooey. My Mom liked the Halibut and the Duck was excellent. Super nice staff and nice ambiance! Will go back.

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Joanne (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

Off the beaten path. Would never have found this restaurant had it not come up in Open Table. We had an early reservation on a Saturday night so when we arrived at 6pm, it was empty. By the time we finished, tables were filling up. Food and service were excellent and waiter -- whose name I do not remember -- was polite, courteous and very attentive. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on April 25, 2016

our experience was not good at all and normally I would be more specific, but this is a local place and I wish them well. Maybe we were there on a really bad night. I'd like to think so. I hope they improve and lower prices for plain pasta too ....sorry this review is not really helpful is it?

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 6, 2016

Visiting San Francisco last week and took a drive out to Sausalito decided to take in dinner
and was recommended Aurora restaurant.

Very pleasant visit - waiter was very friendly (unfortunately didn't get his name) he took time to tell us about the specials and spent a bit of time detailing other dishes on the menu.

All 5 adults went for a different meal and all 5 of us were very pleased with our choices.
Wine was excellent and complimented our meal choices very well.
Desert - Tiramisu was fantastic (home made) light and potent but really really delicious.

All staff attending our table were polite and friendly - thank you for a splendid night.
Well done to all keep up the good standards and would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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FoodForThought (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2016

We had 4 in our party for lunch on a rainy day. The host came outside to help us park, which was so sweet. Parking is impossible in this residential neighborhood, though there is a tiny parking lot right under the restaurant and it's really easy to drive past the parking entrance and not see it.

We had a window table with a great view. The ambiance was wonderful -- simple decorations, quiet so we could have a pleasant conversation, soft music.

The portions were HUGE!

Our appetizers: 1) fried calamari, 2) caprese (tomatos and mozzarella), and 3) rotolini di melanzane (slices roasted eggplant rolled and stuffed with gorgonzola cheese, pesto and walnuts -- heavenly, out of this world, I almost ordered an extra order to take home!). Entrees: 1) Eggplant parmigiana (so big we had to take some home), 2) Fettucine special with fresh seafood in white wine sauce (so big we had to take some home), 3) Linguine with fresh seafood, and 4) Risotto with fresh seafood. We were so stuffed we could not eat dessert, but the chocolate tart with walnut crust sounded so tempting! We will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Food was good. Calamari average. Arrabbiata was great. Lasagne good. Tiramisu ok. Time to get table was too long. Service was impersonal. Don't think I will go back.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

The hubby and I had our date night here. I was disappointed when we arrived to find there was no seating available, despite our online reservation. We were told we could wait at the bar. The bartender never acknowledged us. But that wasn't a big deal, because we don't drink. We were seated after maybe 10 minutes. Our server was "ok". The restaurant was full and there appeared to only be 2 servers working. I must say the food was really good; well seasoned and prepared. That and the company of my husband is what saved this dining experience. I won't be making any special trips here again. too many other options with less distance to travel.

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JustAnotherReviewer (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Simple food done well. We had the fettuccini alfredo with chicken and veal piccata. Both were cooked well. Nice atmosphere - not too crowded, not too noisy. Service was a little slow, but it may be because of staffing. Overall, great find!

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M1m1SanDiego (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2015

Ceasar, the waiter at Aurora in Sausalito, welcomed us warmly, even though they were about to close...on Xmas Eve! We returned on Xmas Day. The food here is just incredible, we had the filet mignon with a wonderful wild mushroom sauce, and Halibut with a lightly creamy picatta/caper sauce. Large portions, and a lovely little pasta Bolognese comes with almost everything. Very attentive to my lactose-free ordering needs. They have amazing traditional Italian cuisine but also excellent non-Italian, as well as vegetarian, so this place can please everyone. Super friendly-yet-elegant staff, warm, upscale, lovely old-fashioned dining room, beautiful little patio, in a cute little quiet residential area, and just 2 miles from the main drag, Bridgeway, and all the hotels and shops. We received much more personalized service and better food here than any of the water-front places in Sausalito, but there's still a little sunset view! Can hardly wait to return!

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vipcarrette (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2015

The food and service at this cute and comfortable restaurant is truly exceptional. There is something on the menu to please any palate - and each item offers a true taste of Italy. I was blown away by the freshly made sauces and pasta - really delicious. And the main courses were great, as well. The wait staff take excellent care of you - without hovering or intruding. I felt they actually cared that I enjoyed my experience with them. I will be back when I am next in Sausalito.

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