Aurora Soho

4.6
846 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 846 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service!

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OT
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 31, 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 26, 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 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, ambiance and people!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

Great food, great value. Love this place.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 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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OT
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 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place!

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L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 10, 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 January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 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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OT
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 18, 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 13, 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 10, 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
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 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 8, 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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 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
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 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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BP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a cozy setting. Would definitely go back again!

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R
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Found Aurora earlier this year after doing a speakeasy tour and I’ve been dreaming of the cacio e pepe ever since. Was so happy to bring my son and his girlfriend for a rainy night pasta meal. We will be back!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food fantastic service. Just too loud for conversation.

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l
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was a little slow, slow to get bottle of wine, slow to entrees

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a
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite place when visiting NYC, love the kale and brussel sprout salad, delicious homemade pastas, very dependable

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LS
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A real neighbourhood favourite. Inventive rustic Italian food served with a warm smile.

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GH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really good food made with the best ingredients, we loved every bite.

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n
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great seasonal menu. We had dinner and were seated in a quiet corner table. Brussel sprouts were great as well as fish special of the day. Many healthy options. Highly recommend.

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GH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Enjoyed the restaurant. Food was good. Although servers were very friendly and accommodating the service was very slow. In spite of that I would go back again, hoping it was an off night.

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DM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really delicious food. Very noisy. Small but very active bar scene.

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j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 1

excellent food, good for groups, friendly service. we went for very early dinner so couldn't say anything about noise level as not many dine that early.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Service was quick. Overall, good experience

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