Aurora Soho

4.6
858 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
The Menu:
Aurora is proud to serve innovative Italian regional cuisine. All of our pasta, bread and desserts are made on the premises with fresh, seasonal ingredients.
The Wine List:

Our wine list represents all Italian regions, focusing on ancient, indigenous varietals, in the spirit of tasting Italian wines alongside their regional foods.
What 858 People Are Saying
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Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my 15 year old twins to dinner - their first dinner in New York and the US. The food was delicious - the staff so very attentive and the best atmosphere. The best experience.

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m
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Aurora is lovely place to have a good meal with friends. The food is always good and the atmosphere is charming and cozy. A true neighborhood gem.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I will def go back. Food was incredible. I had the lamb chops. The kitchen was very accommodating I couldn’t eat blue cheese they sever burrata I started and it wasn’t in the menu. Ambiance was fantastic HOWEVER there was no music on. Everything was fresh and timely. 💫

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FB
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here. First time was brunch. The bartender is quite nice, and so are the servers. The menu has few options but everything I tasted was great. This time I had the burrata with prosciutto and the NY strip. Both excellent. I don't remember the name of the red wine I had, it was new to me, but it was earthy and delicious. Fair price and nice brick walls. Romantic ambience. Will be back

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DW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good quality food - quiet - also a good place to eat at the bar if you don't want to sit at a table.

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B
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

So lovely. Always wonderful food and service, the mushroom salad was outstanding

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and such a friendly staff. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and family

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Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All of the above

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful

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RH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience in every detail. Food was amazing.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely and cozy/romantic restaurant with fantastic food and service!💌

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M
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente todo , lo mejor la atención , comida increíble , Jamón serrano exquisito y Ravioles increíbles .Suoer recomendable todo , y el manager Argentino súper amable , correcto y está en todos los detalles

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New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, have been to this place a few times.
App - Piedmontese beef with maitake mushroom and shaved foie gras - 5/5
25oz 40 day aged ribeye - 5/5 (they had 40oz but can ask the chef to cut smaller if for one person)
Ragun- 5/5
Tiramisu -3.5 - too much coffee made the lady finger soggy

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EJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience overall, food was great

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d
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place with excellent Northern Italian - a real find!

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I've been to Aurora 3 times. This last time unfortunately didn't hold up to the other two. The chicken main course wasn't as good (it was dry), though the other dishes we had were excellent. The waiter made a mistake on one dish for our party, but it was swiftly corrected.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, ambiance and people!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service, I will definitely go back.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great value. Love this place.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was absolutely amazing and the feel was so neighborhood but special. Everyone was made to feel like they were important. Highly rate Aurora!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch place! Had a blast as a party of 2. Good pasta and crab eggs Benedict. Not a huge brunch fan, but I would go back any time for the Benedict and pasta!

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F
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place!

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L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cacio and pepe wonderful
The burrata real one even better than Rome
All the staff excellent
Thank you guys. Be always back

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WF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply awesome. The whole experience was perfect. Food excellent and wine recommendations were great. Highly recommend.

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S
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

After a recommendation from a friend, we decided to have lunch at Aurora. We were greeted by the manager and escorted to a cozy table. After perusing the lunch menu, the pris fixe seemed like a good opportunity to sample appetizers, entrees and dessert. We both selected the shaved kale and Brussels sprout salad which was nicely prepared and nice and crunchy. My companion had the pappardelle with meat ragù and I chose the paccheri with tomatoes, eggplant and basil. The dishes were nice and hot and very flavorful. For dessert we shared tiramisu (the best) and affogato. We were pleased with our meals and are planning to return for dinner soon.

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B
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aurora never ceases to impress me with its amazing food and service!

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1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. The food was spectacular and the service was generous and smooth. Definitely coming back soon.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

They didn’t inform open table that we showed up so I just got an email from open table asking why we didn’t show... ridiculous. They even confirmed my first name. Additionally, we asked for bread four times while every other table got it and it took them an hour to bring it. They randomly brought us extra drinks which was random. Overall they just don’t have their act together. ESP after the mediocre service the fact that they didn’t click that we showed up made me angry.

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ES
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had seen aurora passing by before but I had no idea it was such a great place. I took my parents here who were visiting the city and I worried a lot about noise level and it being too “hip and trendy” . However the restaurant was cozy and elegant Italian. Delicious and unpretentious. So happy I chose this place. Will be back again :)

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H
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant never disappoints .The pasta dishes are fresh and the sauces are exceptional.Everything from starters to desert was very good

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food and good wine... I’ve returned here every time I visit New York.

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DE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I was really looking forward to brunch at Aurora with my mom who was visiting town. The service was slow and our server not very friendly at all, in fact all of the staff from the host to who I assume was the manager walking around picking up a glass here and there were not very warm or friendly. I get it's all hipster vibe and everything but come on. The restaurant was very cold from a draft coming in. We arrived shortly after they opened and asked to sit in the back of the restaurant and was told the tables were reserved, but we ate our meal and paid before anyone took those tables. Our food arrived and while tasty both of us got benedicts and they were cold cold cold. I should've sent them back, but we had a theatre performance to get to and so we just ate our cold food. the benedicts came with potatoes and literally there were 3 potatoes on my mom's plate. I should've taken a picture. We paid and left a nice 20% tip despite the poor service, but I won't be heading back to Aurora any time soon.

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RB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aurora remains one of the best dining experiences in NYC. It is consistently excellent; the kitchen is superb and executes classics as well as innovations sure-handedly. The prices are fair and the ambiance is warm and welcoming. This is a restaurant for all seasons and all occasions. Bravo Aurora!

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D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food - great location and friendly ataff.

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R
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazingly delicious. Definitely worth a visit!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Sat us almost an hour late. Stating that they have 2 reservation systems, 1 for OpenTable and 1 that is their own which causes "confusion". So they say their reservations first as priority. Special Short Ribs were overcooked and rubbery making it impossible to cut and eat. Overall a horrible experience.

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SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Definitely revisit in the near future.

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SH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time here. Found on Opentable. Food was absolutely first rate. Unique menu with some very different dishes. I had Wild Boar and was as good a dish as I have had in a long time (and I am not someone who would normally this type dish). Great looking crowd.

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