Aurora - Williamsburg

4.7
480 reviews
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Italian
Join us for Presidents Day
Monday, February 18
We will be open for Brunch & Dinner

Established over a decade ago, Aurora restaurant is a landmark of the Italian cuisine in the vibrant neighborhood of Williamsburg.
Aurora creates a perfect balance of tradition and innovation, with a great respect for seasonality, by combining top quality Italian imports, sustainably grown local produce and house-made specialties. 
The wine program offers a list of over 150 labels, along with craft beers, signature cocktails, and a full liquor bar.
The rustic and charming dining room with exposed brick walls and high ceilings, opens to an intimate, leafy garden, enclosed during the colder months, and perfect for a relaxing dinner "al fresco" during the warm season.
Aurora is a great spot for a romantic date, a casual getting together with friends, or private events.

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us for EASTER!

We will be open for BRUNCH & DINNER

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 480 People Are Saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Three stars because the apps were decent. The caccio e pepe was pretty bland and a little over priced for the portion size. Server never asked us if we wanted another drink, or checked in to see how our food was. It was pretty clear that we didn’t eat our pasta and even then we were never asked if everything was alright.

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p
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was good. But they hurried us along! Crowded & quite noisy

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aurora has been a go to spot for me for awhile. They haven’t disappointed me yet.

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BG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for a 2nd anniversary dinner. We were not disappointed. Had the Wagyu tartar and artichoke apps to start, then split the caccio e pepe, with cheese for desert. Everything was perfect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful—had my birthday here, very fun!

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant ever! Amazing food. Excellent ambiance. Superb service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

My parents were in town. They messed up the reservation & refuses to sit us outside because they had only reserved a 2 person table for a reservation for 3. Hostess was super rude about the whole ordeal.

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C
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

a big disappoint from previous meals. Quality of food was not good. Fish entree was dry. Pasta entree had no taste.

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aurora never disappoints. It is hard to pick one thing, everything is delicious.

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

Wonderful our favorite local Italian.

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HF
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here but hopefully not our last. Every course was superb. The charred octopus, the inky pasta with crabmeat, the skirt steak, the dark chocolate cake, even the coffee that tasted like melted ice cream...all of it great.

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j
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding with great cocktails & wine list! Service was warm & knowledgeable!! Would certainly go again & recommend it !! Loved it!!

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

unbelievable food, attentive staff, the exterior garden was cozy and lush

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LN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an unbelievable place. We love this place so much we are getting married here so it's safe to say I highly recommend it. The food and drinks are incredible. The staff is super nice and the energy is calm and serene.

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HK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is incredible in every way. Incredible food, atmosphere, wine!

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ES
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was amazing, so fun and friendly, really enhanced the experience.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious and cozy! I loved the garden and had a great time! I will come back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Nice setting

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 4th visit to this restaurant over the past several months. Food and service were excellent, as always! Glad to see that my favorite dishes were still on the menu, along with some imaginative specials. Looking forward to coming back!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing spot for brunch!

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KR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought Aurora was very cute! I just wish they had a bigger menu however what they made; they made well.

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N
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food, great service... pasta cooked perfrctly. Delicious wine. Staff is amazing

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

yummy yummy so delish would go again yum yum yum make my tum so full

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c
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service! And not to expensive for the quality. Highly recommend

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favorite local place! Outstanding food that never disappoints. Great atmosphere and everybody is so friendly. It feels so relaxed

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aurora and its impeccable staff are delightful consistently, lunch, brunch, dinner, special occasions and anything that could become a memorable food outing. Top among favorites!

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We’ve been coming to Aurora since it opened. The food is consistently outstanding.
We had a lunch reservation and stood in line for 20 minutes while the single hostess tried to handle the whole process. Get that poor girl some help!

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Guam
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

肉も美味しいが、パスタがすこぶる美味い。
ホームメードのパスタを使っているということで…
納得です!

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TL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely conservatory meets hipster vibe. Food was original without being unrecognizable. Would put gluten-free possibilities on the menu so potential patrons know they have options.

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HB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I come here it’s amazing. The food, atmosphere, and waitstaff. Delicious and beautiful, my favorite spot in Williamsburg

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B
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A funky little surprise in Williamsburg great food.

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FU
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch -- food was amazing as always -- fresh and flavorful. Our waiter was wonderful -- very helpful in making our food choices and picking our glasses of wine. Didn't rush us -- very attentive. Been here many times for dinner and my second time for lunch. Never disappoints.

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Cancun
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place punches way out of its weight class for both the price range and the neighborhood. It's the kind of perfect food and warm service you expect from a Danny Meyers or Tom Colicchio restaurant where you'd pay double the price and have to uber home from Manhattan. Serious neighborhood gem.

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p
New York Area
326 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Forts time at Aurora and hope to be back soon! We started with the grilled octopus it was delicious. My wife had the spinach and cheese ravioli and I had a special tortellini stuffed with butter nut squash in a butter sage sauce, yum! Wine list is exclusive Italian

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Came here for a birthday and had a reservation. I was told we could only get a decent table if we were out by a certain time. Guess someone else’s reservation would be more special than ours. They forgot to bring my coffee the. Refused to honor my open table reward when it is the same as a MasterCard. Though the chef did a good job the service and customer care was beyond poor.

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BF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Cute place, probably best during the summer. Food is awesome but the drinks are a bit much for me. Lots of butters and tart tastes. It’s a pricey joint for me.

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DS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food, atmosphere and service

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M
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always so nice and such amazing food

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time, at the restaurant. We will celebrate my daughters birthday for brunch. it was Awesome.

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TK
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding experience at Aurora! The service, food and ambiance was perfect for our birthday brunch special occasion! The frittata was best I’ve ever had! Thank you.

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