Aurora - Williamsburg

4.7
1096 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
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.

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 1096 people are saying
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vipHongT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was different from the pastas, fish, steak, grilled octopus, and calamari!!! Service was wonderful, and the ambiance was great! Definitely coming back next time I’m in town!

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valebv
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, had several options. Took my mom there to celebrate her Anniversary and we both enjoyed the ambiance and food

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ChristinaT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant gets very very noisy but all else was excellent! We love this place and try to frequent as much as we can.

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Livvy
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time at this beautiful restaurant and I enjoyed it as much as the first time. The staff is all so kind. My boyfriend is vegan and although they don’t have vegan options on the menu that accommodated him and his diet. The place is gorgeous and the food and drinks are perfect.

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vipMargo
New York Area
210 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Calamari had fried zucchini to make it look like a bigger dish seved with sour cream? Pasta dishes good authentic and delicious but small portions ans overpriced! Service adequate wine pours terrible!

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ALfoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is amazing and came out quickly... wait staff was very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Staff was great. Food and ambiance was fantastic. I highly recommend....

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AmyG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, was seated exactly on time, service was excellent, beautiful interior and garden rooms all made for an all around perfect lunch for a party of 7.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Food was amazing, service was terrible. Been here several times but this is the first time experiencing terrible service. Waitress never came to check on table not once, ordered a bottle of white wine and was left on the table to get warm. Finished the bottle before main course but she never came back to check on us so we never got another drink the rest of our dinner. Truly ruined the experience because food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner very much. Thank you.

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vipAlexeiOrlov
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aurora always delights .

Apart from an excellent menu the restuarant always offers daily specials .
Fabulous ambience , impeccable service and an efficient , highly professional Front of House .

Most certainly one of the top 10 in all of Brooklyn

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super
Good service and great food

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ChristiS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food and great spot!! Did not disappoint at all! Would totally recommend to everyone!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was even better! Highly recommend their Cacio e Pepe as well as the NY Strip. Our Prosciutto/Burrata appetizer was amazing. Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

we had a large party & service was excellent!
Our waiter Guillermo was awesome.

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Bomberolli
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

No vengan options if not a pasta al pomodoro, found it very poor. The meat looks amazing tho and worth a try. Magic atmosphere but we experienced a poor service l.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Steak... Ehhh.
Everything else wow.

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vipFUNZIE
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites. Food and service is always outstanding.

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ElviraT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been eating there since it opened and it never dissapoints.

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vipMickL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Had the ribeye....Utterly dislike my steak delivered into cut slices, 32$ for three slices of a ribeye...Romenesco underneath was cold. It was odd.

I've been coming here for years...it has been much better all around. This used to be a favorite of my wife's and I. I think we will give the other spots a try.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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VishalVaradharajan
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Ambience was excellent. Limited but excellent options for vegetarians. Love the Croquettes, Cacio é Pepe and Raviolis. Only thing that put me off a little bit was the restaurant demands you order your food completely all at once ( Understandable given foot traffic but you would want some time for the price you pay at the restaurant). If you're on the lookout for a quick eat and not looking for seconds- I will recommend Aurora

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GloriaY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, we had dinner at the terrace and it was really nice. Very nice decoration and ambiance.
The food was very good and our Italian waiter was great!

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is amazing. Some of the best pasta I've had in NYC. My server couldn't care less about my table though. Took forever to come back and take our order, and then rarely checked in with us. At one point, we had to catch him while we were using the bathroom because he wouldn't come to our table. For the price I'm paying for the meal, you'd expect a little better service. I'd still recommend coming for the food, and maybe you'll get lucky and have a better waiter.

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vipPhillip41
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Birthday dinner for eight people was perfect! Kudos to the restaurant team from the manager-owners down to the busboys for their caring and charming manner !The food is consistently delicious and the atmosphere in the garden room was lovely and warmed well by a large heater ! We were not charged for a mistaken expresso order, which was quickly replaced !

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Melissa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and great staff!

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KarenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD WAS AMAZINGGGG best pasta I've had since visiting Italy

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JoseS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific. The food and flavors were fantastic. The garden was so comfortable.

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vipMeganA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the server were very nice

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to aurora several times over the course of the pandemic— and in spite of all the challenges the service industry has had aurora has come out on top. They’ve managed to continue to deliver a high quality product!

This was a special occasion as we celebrated my mother’s birthday for the first time in a group setting since before the pandemic and aurora made it memorable. Service and food were above average and the cocktails (especially the grand st. continue to dazzle).

Thanks aurora- we’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Rushes through the whole meal. Main course arrived 6 minutes after ordering. Spoke to the waiter and manager and their attitude was not one of concern. Not the best for a first date.

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Slovespasta
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! After all these years, still great quality, excellent service, and one of the most beautiful outdoor gardens.

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Sharon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio, great food, great service! Great for special occasions.

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vipAlexeiOrlov
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guest was late and I sat there like a pumpkin. What did the restaurant so?
They were incredibly kind and attentive and made me feel at home. And finally my guest arrived. And just like everybody else I bring to this wonderful restaurant he went away a massive fan.
Food sublime
Service - superb!
Ambience - wonderful

….And no-I’m not paid to say these things. Life has been good to me and I am fortunate to have any choice I wish - and yet I return to this wonderful place time and time again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from the food to the service to the ambiance. Loved the food everything was so delicious and priced fairly!! Can’t wait to go back again and try more of their food!

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NancyR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great ambience!

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Buhbuh8yrd
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Busy place and for a reason.
Staff was always moving and we had to wait a little for items to arrive, but that wasn’t the staffs fault by our view.
And, wow. When whatever it was did land at our table, I was absolutely satisfyingly happy in my mouthfacehole. Sitting in a garden during a morning rainstorm and drifting off, only to be awakened by deliciousness in drinks and food and desserts. I can’t wait to come back and try more. Ignore everything I just said. Stay away. Go to the place down the street. It’s so cool. You’ll love it there.

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LauraL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space and the food is always amazing

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vipAlexeiOrlov
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to enjoy authentic Italian food served with such style and attention to detail

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Neal
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent cooking with outstanding ingredients; shoulders above what I could make at home. Cool vibe, feels like being in a rustic setting but very professionally managed.

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You can order delivery directly from Aurora - Williamsburg using the Order Online button. Aurora - Williamsburg also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 388-5100.

Aurora - Williamsburg is rated 4.7 stars by 1096 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.

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