Aurora Soho

4.7
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908 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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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.
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New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Happy New Year!
We’ll be back in 2020.

DK
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice space and great service. Menu diverse. Definitely will repeat

l
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kept secret in NYC. Absolutely love this place. I always feel like i am being welcomed into a small restaurant in Italy. We had a fabulous price fix lunch for three courses for $27!!! . My husband had the chestnut gnocchi off the regular menu. It was truly the lightest gnocchi i have ever had. My fritto misto was fabulous and the caccio and Pepe pasta brought me back to Rome. I will continue to dine here whenever i visit NYC and want Italian food, which isn’t often since i am Italian and rarely eat Italian our!

MI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were both excellent
Will definitely go back

EN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal - will definitely return.

Very professional.

DC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous food

RC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Cozy restaurant with great fixed price lunch menu. This is the second visit I have made here on my annual trip to New York and it was an enjoyable lunch. Service was friendly and attentive and good and wine were excellent. Good location to explore the shops if Soho.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and great food!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was terrific. I would consider this on par with places charging twice as much.

AL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good for everyday dinner. I will go there often.

f
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

authentic new york restaurant with great menu and fabulous sunday brunch - cocktail or juice included. Bloody mary and frittata were amazing. cant wait to go back. all 5 of us concurred.

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, charming setting, service rather cold, long wait despite reservation

NE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got our table on time, the stuff was so patient and nice, the food was amazing and the environment was perfect we will definitely going back!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday. The desert they served with a candle looked and was special and delicious!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Although we had a reservation, we had to wait 15 minutes for our table. No big deal except the service got progressively worse. Between the waitress and the manager we all felt like we were bothering then and that they had better things to do with their Sunday afternoon. It took 10 minutes to get water and another 10 to get lemons for the water. By 1:30pm, they were out of 3 items from the brunch menu. The place was crowded and perhaps they did not have enough staff but, to take it out on the customers is unacceptable. The food was good - mot exceptional. Two people in our party enjoyed the balsamic bloody mary’s. I will not go back. Too many other options in NYC for weekend brunch.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always!

JD
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a beautiful meal and wine and nice ambience

MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, the lighting is dim and the music in the background matches the theme and ambiance spot on. Service is great, food arrives quick.

CG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Aurora Soho and it was fantastic. The atmosphere is cozy; the seting arragnement is a bit tight yet you didn't feel cramped. The background music was just enough to dampen any conversations at the tables near us. We started off with the Prosciutto & Burrata and it was excellent. For dinner, I had the Pappardelle al Ragú while my wife chose the butternut squash ravioli special. This was the best Italian food we have ever had! Pricing was very reasonable too. Never thought I could get such a good dinner at such a great price in NYC.

CF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Small intimate restaurant great for a date or dinner with friends.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quaint ambience and delicious food. The wait staff is present when you need them but not hovering. You certainly don’t feel rushed. We are looking forward to dining there again.

RB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great deal for brunch! Will definitely be back

J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! We enjoyed an arugula and artichoke salad, that was refreshing. For mains my husband had the pasta special which was bucatini pasta with golden tomatoes and lobster which he really enjoyed and I had the pappardelle Bolognes which was the best I have ever tasted. They make fresh pasta and you can taste the fresh herbs used in the dishes. Everything was perfect. The prices were extremely reasonable. We did end up having dessert and coffee and at the suggestion of our very competent waiter we ordered the torta di chocolato which was a dark chocolate torte with a scoop of salted caramel gelato. Delicious! The waiter also brought out 2 glasses of Prosecco at dessert time to help us celebrate our anniversary! We highly recommend this restaurant that I found by reading reviews on Open Table and I’m so glad we went. We will be back! Service was so on point!

TT
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homemade pasta here is always excellent.

T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and fantastic atmosphere.

w
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I took my 2 aunts and best friend here after finding it on google. Food was absolutely amazing. Server was super sweet. Drinks came from the bar and took forever. The hostess was either having a bad day or just miserable bc he didn’t smile once or make anyone me feel welcomed what so ever. My guests pointed it out so it was pretty obvious. He being the first person people see when they walk into the establishment, should make people feel welcomed .

CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Aurora Soho. The food is excellent, (the mushrooms were fantastic!) and the decor is rustic super super super pretty! It is what you want from a Soho restaurant. It is a little too noisy and it is a little hard to have a conversation but we spent one of the most romantic and lovely night ever.

WO
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Buena atención. Falta algo de ambiente. Poca variedad de entradas. Muy buena pasta

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic dinner

JA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The ambience was lovely but the fruit salad not so much. Bruised fruit, soggy blueberries. Coffee weak. For such a lovely place you could maybe do better?

J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Truly a nice little spot! Everything we ordered was great- pappardella, branzino, PROSCIUTTO AND MOZZARELLA, fried calamari/Veg, the only mild disappointment was my gnocchi- which was merely ok- it was very bland and either under or overcooked- I honestly couldn’t tell which... Admittedly, it was much better the next day at home, where I jazzed it up a bit. Not to be forgotten are the desserts. The chocolate pie item with the hint of salt (sounds weird I know) was FANTASTIC, and the panacotta was unusually good, a tad less sweet than typical.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming here for years. It's my favorite Italian place in the city. Everyone I've brought here adores it. I highly recommend it.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We sat at the bar so we wouldn’t have to wait for the table. Food was great. Bartender had no personality and barely interacted

NG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have never been disappointed by Aurora. Wonderful, inventive dishes. Friendly, attentive service.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I certainly enjoyed the food and the ambiance. That being said, their air conditioning was not working on a day a heat wave was prevalent. So, that certainly did not help.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing staff and the food was amazing

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fabulous food, and attentive service... one of my favorite NY restaurants!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The price for the special of the day was priced tricky, $3 per ounce, caught us out a little. The food was good but the surprise when we got the check was less than ideal

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO delicious! We had an earlier reservation time, so we were able to snag one of the cute outdoor tables on their patio. The indoor seating looked very cozy too! The pasta dishes were phenomenal, and the tiramisu was delicious. Definitely a 10 out of 10!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fulfilling meal. Great and fast service