Aurora Soho

4.7
1024 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Aurora is proud to serve innovative regional Italian cuisine. All of our pastas, bread and desserts are made on the premises with fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Our wine list represents all Italian regions, focusing on ancient, indigenous varietals, in the spirit of enjoying Italian wines alongside their regional foods.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1024 people are saying
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AdelinaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. The service is excellent. The wine selection is very good. If you want a good meal this is the place to go.

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AriannaD
London
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, proper Italian one, not American versione of Italian’s dishes. I’m Italian, born, raised and living and I can say the food was really similar to what my Italian’s nonna cooks. Well done

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spectacular! Food was fantastic, Rudy made the best drinks ever and Guadalupe took amazing care of us! The host David was also great!!! Our fav place in Soho!!

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Jessi
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight . No complaints food ,drinks and service always to notch. Love the cozy dim lights ambiance. Thank you Aurora.

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vipTINAR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience at Aurora Soho was outstanding!

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Heidi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! One of the best meals in NYC!

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vipTableForFive
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful brunch. The Nutella French Toast and Frittata were excellent!

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NYCEater
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Not a great brunch. We had brunch at the restaurant and we ordered two sides -- bacon and poached eggs, that were to be eaten with an order of avocado toast. The bacon was not particularly flavorful and incredibly salty. What was more disappointing were the poached eggs which were cold -- literally cold to the touch. The kitchen did offer to make new eggs but we were in a hurry and very hungry and so ate it. At the end, we might have expected the eggs not being charged, but they were and we had an offer of a free espresso, but since we already had coffee, we didn't want that. Altogether, a disappointing brunch. Perhaps it was an off day.

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JenniferE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING..... food and service, definitely recommend!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a cute find. First We sat by the bar for a drink and the bartender was extremely friendly. Overall the restaurant had romantic lighting and noise level was low. I had white white (skimpy pour) but my spritz cocktail was good.. my fiancé had old fashioned and he enjoyed it.
I had the Ragu pappardelle pasta and my fiancé had the squid ink seafood pasta. We both agreed mine was better but we were both happy with dinner. I enjoyed our dinner here. The restaurant was hip and cosy However, we were sitting very close to the tables on either side of us

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WHUAN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was pretty standard and price was fair. My biggest concern was that none of the waiting staff was wearing a mask and the tables were not spaced out at all. If that doesnt bother you then this place is not bad. I would return if I was in the area but not a must to travel for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great ambience and service

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vipSwede
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch! The food was fantastic

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KathyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Perfect location, staff was attentive but did not rush us in any way. The menu offered a wonderful variety for brunch with some unique and delicious offerings. The food was delicious. Would definitely return, perhaps for dinner.

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vipNiki
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was efficient and helpful. It was an enjoyable lunch.

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JudiH
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Waiter never came back, forgot drinks, 3 ppls food wrong. Food delivered at different times. Just overall disappointing

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ThorstenDM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Absolutely rude bartender who abused the fact that the ever so kind owner had a day off.

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DrBetty
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience for our 7 family members. Service was extraordinary; food perfectly prepared and way yummy; noise minimal allowed us to hear each other glowing about the food. The perfect host Mae sure we were done in time for our 7:00 Broadway show. Adore NYC and Aurora!!

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Mom2divas
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went out to brunch on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Very attentive service. Would have loved a few more options on brunch menu. I had forgotten what it felt like to listen to honking horns while sitting outside. Overall a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maya…… My queen my legend

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MichaelM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service. GREAT PLACE. Was a little on the warm side temperature -wise, but that won't stop me from going back!

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AnnH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious lunch - from first to last. Highly recommended.

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KenH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Service was a little slow for only having a few tables but the services was very good otherwise.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very pleasant staff. Food is excellent. A bit noisy if sitting outside but that’s everywhere. I highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a nice meal with delicious food

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Bonnieh4
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place as we ventured out during a super rainy night with storm Ida. Mia was amazing and we can’t wait to return.

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Catherine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful brunch with a group of ten. Adults and children. The menu was amazing and had something for everyone. Service was outstanding and we all had a lovely time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Maya was so sweet she made our night so special! She really needs a raise!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall good spot , good food, good ambiance, would go again

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Reece
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cacio y pepe pasta reminded me of how much I love Italian food! Great service as well.

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JasonE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious food and friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pasta was fantastic!! Loved the vibe. Would def go back

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ClarkeL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Overall, I will say the food was pretty good and the place was clean, but it wasn't worth the $165 I spent on a meal for me and two girls. Also my credit card was overcharged by $25!!! The croquettes were really great and I would recommend them if you go; however, I would NOT recommend this establishment. The place had a great ambience, but the waitress was awful--slow, inattentive, and just plain rude! She hardly checked on us and was quite rude any time we asked questions. Also, I wasn't a fan of broccoli and asked for a substitute (all the sides cost pretty much the same) and she said absolutely not, so I basically had a huge piece of chicken (that wasn't very flavorful) along with 3-4 small potatoes. It was really a letdown. When I ordered a drink, I saw the waitress standing around for a very long time doing nothing (there were only 3-4 tables being served in the entire establishment)... it took her 10-15 minutes just to bring a water. It was a ridiculous wait. Then at the end, we waited nearly 30 minutes just for the check after we were finished. For three people, my bill was $165. It definitely wasn't worth it. The experience was really bad and you would think they would've given us better attention given that they had hardly any customers at the time. Oh, one final note. Something that made me very uncomfortable - the waitress stood there over my shoulder and asked me to fill out the tip amount in front of her. It was really awkward and rude (again). No surprise. DON'T GO! There are much better restaurants we found in SOHO that were much better.

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dlmphs58
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in NY! Incredible food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food was very good but the restaurant had minimal to no AC and it was already 88-90 degrees outside. Wish I knew cause it affected the experience as we were hot all dinner

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vipCraigE
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed dinner. Gazpacho followed by the whole branzino and pasta with seafood. Very comfortable dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Forgot we existed. Waited almost half an hour without any sign of water, or a server. Funny, we were the only people of color there and it was nearly empty when we sat down. They started seating large groups of new people (not people of color, surprise surprise) before they even glanced at us. I had to flag down the host, in a nearly empty restaurant, for water.

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vipPatriciaM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

When I come to NYC, I love to eat at Aurora. Last night, my experience was poor. I had a reservation at 7:15. We were on time and seated. We ordered drinks. Our waiter left and we did not see him again for 30 min. Our drinks arrived an hour later. Communication between the wait staff and kitchen was off. Three appetizers arrived at our table that we had not ordered. We told the man who brought them to the table that we had not ordered them. He located our waiter who then came over and removed two of the appetizers and took our dinner order which included the one appetizer that remained on our table. We wanted to order wine but the waiter never brought a wine list and we still did not have cocktails. We each ordered a pasta dish. The kitchen sent out two orders of pasta for us to share. Once again, our order was messed up. The waiter came over and told us the kitchen made a mistake. He was surprised that we still did not have our cocktails. The server took away the two pasta dishes and promised to bring out four pasta dishes in about 15 mins. The pasta came out and was delicious. No cocktails, yet. Cocktails arrive while eating. We asked for our check and paid. Aurora’s was a disappointment last night. I understand that restaurants are struggling trying to hire people. What bothered me the most was no manager being present and apologizing.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great quality, fresh and delicious. Highly recommend

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You can order delivery directly from Aurora Soho using the Order Online button. Aurora Soho also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 334-9020.

Aurora Soho is rated 4.7 stars by 1024 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.