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About Aurora Soho

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.

510 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:45pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Thompson and West Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(212) 334-9020

Website:
http://www.aurorasoho.com/

Catering:
Please inquire for details.

Executive Chef:
Riccardo Buitoni

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Aurora Soho Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Cozy (7)
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Neighborhood Gem (7)
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Romantic (6)
Authentic (5)
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Notable Wine List (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We choose to celebrate our sun's Birthday at Aurora based on Open Table reviews, menu and price list, we were shocked to see the the menu prices at the restaurant arr 20% higher then the one's presented in Open Table!! It was even more shocking that the manager response was simply: "we apologize for the inconvenience ". The pasta is good, and the wine list options are great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The evening at Aurora started great. 15 minutes wait, although we had a reservation, but no big deal: we were very much looking forward to having dinner. Food was very good and solid (not exceptional), the wine chilled to perfect temperature. With that, heading for a 5-star review. Towards the end of the dinner, however, waiter and manager came nervously to our table three times, asking us to leave in more and more commanding voices, because of another group with a reservation. Given that we were waiting ourselves and just had a rather expensive dinner, tone and approach were, in our view, neither professional nor acceptable. Too many good reviews led to this attitude towards guests, one has to suspect.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Was Halloween and the city was crazy as always but Aurora Soho was so nice an fun, excellent food and the people was so nice.
Very recommended

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food and service fun spot

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Need to give more rigatoni in the bolognase, and don't sit parties next to each other when there is open space.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was delicious. The drinks were really good too, the service was impeccable and when the bill came after eating and having 4 drinks each it was less than expected. We loved it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing food, great service - love Aurora Soho! We went with friends to celebrate our anniversary. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Overall good expeir

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the delicious meal. Lovely waiters

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

I've been to this restaurant before and it has always been a favorite. Ambiance is perfect. Small bar in front and a small dining room in back. Happy Hour drink was a twist on a Negroni. Instead of gin and campari, it was campari and prosecco. Very good drink. Bartender friendly and a good mixologist.

Appetizers: The cheese plate is wonderful with two great jams/chutneys. Fritto Misto of seafood and veggies was cooked perfectly and not heavily breaded.

Entrees: Rigatoni Bolognese was fabulous; one of the best I've had. Pasta cooked perfectly. Two fish dinners as well that were large and delicious. Halibut and a whole Sea Bass.

We were at the bar for a long time and then at the table. They never tried to rush us which was delightful. Will definitely eat here again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This place never disappoints. My wife and I had our post city hall reception here and have since returned several times. The service and food is always exceptional. I never skip an opportunity to dine here when in lower manhattan. They also have a Brooklyn location with a nice outdoor area.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent food, very accommodating (added extra person at last minute) and nicely staff/environment!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I just enjoyed a birthday dinner with three of our adult children at Aurora Soho. We all absolutely loved this restaurant. I loved the rustic decor and cozy feel. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. The food was excellent. We ordered several appetizers and every one of them was excellent. I especially loved the sea bream tartar which was a daily special. My two girls loved the pasta. There were several vegetarian options and the price was quite reasonable!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I like the relaxed and chilled ambience here in this restaurant.

Tags: Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Food was delicious and unusual. Place is adorable and comfortable. We had good drinks and excellent food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Very good food, but a bit prizy.
Some of the waiters could have more attention to the customers.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Have been there several times. Never disappointed . Food is outstanding ! Service is great. Even the decaf coffee is good. There's several dishes with truffles and mushrooms. They are favorites. Had Bronzino as well this time and it was cooked perfectly. Nice varied crowd. Kids, older people and in betweens. Only drawback is that the outdoor part is tiny and very close to the long line of traffic for the Holland tunnel. Indoors very cozy though.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Everything was excellent!

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Todo delicioso
Servicio excellent
Regresamos seguro

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

great pastas! nice & mellow atmosphere. gives you a warm, cozy neighborhood feeling.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Love this place and every step of the meal process. 100% Recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We had a very italian dinner on Tuesday and it was fantastic, tasty, authentic.
I really appreciate the wine suggestions and the summer truffle pasta was excellent.
Bravi.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

I am an usual customer, the always do they're best to make me and my guests comfortable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Our second visit in as many weeks, and we brought a friend from out of town. Again the food was creatively prepared and very tasty. And the large wine list merits many more explorations.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Thoughtfully prepared meals, both Antipasti and Primi. Mushroom lovers will enjoy the Crostone and the Mafaldine. A lengthy wine list with many unfamiliar selections needs to be explored, and we will be returning to do that.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Surrey)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner at Aurora. Service and food were very good. Can't help but feel that the restaurant does not live up to its full potential. The location is great, the decor interesting but the restaurant was about half full on a Saturday night. Not a great energy. If you need a spot for a quiet dinner it would work very well.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Cozy ambiance for Brunch. It's great if you don't want to wait on a line. Make a reservation and you will be graciously and effortlessly seated. Had the duck and waffle, simply amazing. Duck was cooked to perfection and waffle was light and fluffy not an overwhelming dish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

food was great, and place fun. but it was tooooo hot at dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great prix fixe menu. Good food, nice sized portions. Will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The food was amazing! But ther service was awful. Our server was rude, unfriendly, forgetful and rushed us (even though the restaurant was empty). Not worth it, find somewhere for the same expensive price but with better quality service and a better experience.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Excellent food. Small place but comfortable. Wine was excellent. Service good.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Seated immediately. Wish AC were stronger. Fish was perfectly cooked. Pasta was great with nice chew to it. Enjoyed everything we had.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Exceptional Italian

I know there are 100s of Italian restaurants in NYC, but this is special. Both high-level and homey. Home-made fresh pasta, killer salads, great appetizers. We have had: octopus app, fennel salad, lamb chops, I paccheri (vegetarian pasta dish), and all were great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Very noisy very narrow
Was like to be in the subway at the worst hour.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

While the food was really good, my party of 3 was less than impressed with the service. The tables were very close together and the hostess made no effort to move the tables to allow patrons to access the bench seating along the wall. This happened not only for us, but the other 3 parties that got seated around us. Patrons shouldn't have to move furniture to get to their seats.
Our server left a lot to be desired. We had questions about some of the ingredients in the dishes, so we asked her what they were, and how some of the dishes were prepared. She had trouble answering the questions and ended up not sounding very knowledgeable about the menu in general. I could understand that for a special, but these were regular menu items. And, at no point during the meal did she come over to our table to ask how things were or if we needed anything else.
We didn't let this detract from the food, but I'd definitely think twice about going there again given the less than average service that you expect at a NYC restaurant.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Excellent and interesting pasta. Quiet enough to hear your dining guests while still feeling like you're out in a vibrant establishment.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Everyone in our party of 6 raved about the food. The octopus appetizer was superb as was the lamb. Pasta and fish dishes also received great reviews. Warm, cozy ambiance created a perfect setting for a friends' get-together.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Our first visit to Aurora Soho, and what an unexpected surprise. Each of our appetizers, and our entrees were excellent, followed by a dessert that we shared. Wine list was a very expansive, mostly Italian wines, and we were able to find a very moderately priced, very drinkable red.

I realize this might sound like a 'fake' review, trust me, it's not, but food, service and ambiance were all excellent. Only little negative was tables were a bit snug.

Will definitely head back !!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Bad food. Good ambiance and poor food

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