Aurora Soho

4.7
1012 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

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Casual
Fun
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 1012 people are saying
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MichaelM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
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
6 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
1 review
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Pastas were salty. The pork chop special was perfect though!!! So good. This place is definitely worth it. Ambiance & service compliments each other.

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AnelaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Food, service and ambience were perfect! The drinks are amazing!

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vipMikeD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside during a beautiful day. Normal NYC noise & traffic. Meal started with Tuscan Kale salad absolutely delicious. Shared the cacio Pepe. Very well peppered and creamy. The meal was a very well done branzino with a caponata. The dessert was a very nice amaro with an incredible semi-freddo dessert. Just a great experience!!

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JKoc
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious start to finish. Cozy and off the beaten path.

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vipJimL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Disastrous.
Understaffed.
Too many probs to list.
Won’t go back.
Staff kind but couldn’t make it work.
A shame.

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LynneK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time back post-pandemic year. They are still excellent and have set up the space thoughtfully to give diners confidence. Food was great as always.

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vipmemcd
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We met up with an old friend for the first time since covid. We were looking for outdoor dining but the outdoor venue here was uninviting so we decided to venture inside. That was a wise decision. The dining room is spacious and inviting. The staff were welcoming and efficient and the food was great. What else can I say? We had bronzino that was outstanding. The price was right , no one rushed us so we had lots of time to catch up with our old friend. We'll be back!

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vipKevinS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very nice, will definitely be returning thank you!

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vipfoodlover
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Second time at Aurora and it did not disappoint. Delicious food and great value for the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and service. Ok

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pasta

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Cindy
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood place. Very good food. Nice staff. Recommend!

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HunterJ
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Crab Benedict so good. Frittata delicious. Loved everything and would recommend.

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vipNsampat
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food is excellent but the service was very slow. We were sitting there for 30 minutes before someone even took our drink order.

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IARCIP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our hostess/server was not very attentive and seemed annoyed we asked her questions about some dishes. The food was good, but not great. When she brought us the bill, she stood there AND WAITED FOR US TO take our money while the bus boy stood next to her. He then proceeded to clear off the table while we were still drinking our wine! He took my napkin while I was still seated finishing my wine. Very disappointed with the service. Will not be back.

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longfellowm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had much better experiences in the past. No dish really wowed us and the service was good but not outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great and the restaurant is delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipGreB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was really good and the service outstanding. It’s not very pretty inside or nicely decorated but the food is worth the trip.

FAQs

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 1012 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.