Aurora - Williamsburg

4.7
1070 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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

We will be open on NYE with a special a la carte menu available on our website. Also join us for NYDay Brunch. Happy New Year.

What 1070 people are saying
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vipMeganA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the server were very nice

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AO
vipAlexeiOrlov
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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

AO
vipAlexeiOrlov
New York Area
47 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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valk
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Made 6:30pm reservations felt immediately rushed as soon as we got there- we were rushed to order drinks and entrees, it was very evident that our server was rushing us out of there- at the end of our meal we were offered dessert and instead we ordered a second bottle of wine- we had about 1/4 of our bottle left when someone from the restaurant approached us telling us we need to hurry up and "leave" because of the second sitting, having worked in restaurants, I completely understand what its like when there are second seatings waiting for their tables however this was completely inappropriate behavior- we had been there for about 80 minutes and there was still a bottle of wine on the table- you do not rush paying costumers out of their table, which had been reserved days prior to the reservation, especially when there is still food and beverage on the table. Will definitely NOT return. 0/0 service

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vipConsistentlyExcellent
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place to have a nice quiet brunch!

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MikelG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arora never fails never disappoints it’s the best restaurant for a cute date dim lights amazing food great conversation

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

10/08/21
Unfortunately the garden was not available due to a wedding rehearsal dinner so we ended up eating outside on the sidewalk.
We were seated promptly. Our server was very attentive. We were a party of 6 and we each had a pasta for our main course. We ordered 4 different pastas, each was very good to excellent. Overall it was a very pleasant dining experience

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

the cacio e pepe rocked my world! our server was an absolute sweetheart as well; kind and attentive.

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vipAlexeiOrlov
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has become my go to favourite. It never disappoints and front of house run by the wonderful CJ is gold standard

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LorenzoB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aurora never fails.
The food, the ambiance, the service.... it's always an amazing experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many, many times. Each as good as the last❤️❤️❤️

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

We love the food and everything!

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Carrielee04
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We ordered $30 gnocchi with black truffle and chanterelle mushroom and it wasn’t served with black truffle. We realized after we finished our meal when we saw some other guest getting the same pasta we had we truffle on it.
“Manager” didn’t try to do much at all instead of insisting that our pasta was served with truffle which wasn’t. Honestly I have no reason to lie about things that we didn’t receive especially we’ve already paid our bill. It was just handled really poorly. I won’t be returning.

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MichaelK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!!! Thanks for the great food and service 😀

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Wynn
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My boyfriend is dairy free and there weren't many options on the menu for this since it sounds like they already make their sauces before with cheese already included.

The porkchop (special) was amazing. The tuna tartare was good but not wow-ing. The steak was pretty disappointing, definitely could have made this better at home. The sides for the steak came out cold, and I'm not sure if that was the intention, but added to the disappointment.

Ambiance was fine. It was definitely another one of those industrial-chic type of Italian places with vines around the garden - definitely not an authentic Italian. This overall seemed like a restaurant that would be considered great in a smaller city, like Charlotte NC, but not the authenticity you would want from an NYC restaurant.

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vipLoveDiningOut
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were both top notch!

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EllenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great host CJ. Went Out of his way to treat us well. Great food and wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The host was not friendly and set the evening off to a bad start. Everything after that was great. We had to put $25 per head on a card to reserve; fine. Got a text to confirm; fine. Got a call to confirm- ok is there an issue? Upon arrival- refused to validate that we had the outdoor seating we thought we reserved. “First come first serve” was the response. After taking a cc, texting and calling to then get there and be met with nothing but negative attitude- not planning to go again or recommend to anyone else. It’s too bad when you feel like you are bothering folks by coming to their establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ones the outdoor deck- delicious food and fireworks across the sound. Lovely!

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esasa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it's a great place to gather outdoors for an intimate dinner or celebration. one of my favorites. the cacio e pepe, yellowfin tuna tartare, salads and tiramisu were standouts on my last visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Croquettes

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vipFalcons
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio setup was warm and inviting with the many sparkling lights and wood tables. Since you are in a busy section of Brooklyn, there is traffic noise. The food and service were exceptional.

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vipBarbieGirl
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Great food. Options for indoor or lively outdoor backyard

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JanetM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is simple and delicious! Simply love this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints! Amazing food & kind staff

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PatRR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Aurora for years. Whatever we have it is always delicious.
The staff is interesting and excellent. One never feels pressured. It is amazing that the high standard has never flagged.

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vipJennyT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The calamari was fine… nothing special. Just calamari. Everything else…. Well…. Some of the tastiest food we have ever had. Anywhere!!! It was incredibly noisy, though, so if you are sensitive to noisy places, it may not be for you. Try one of the other appetizers as you would waste your time with calamari you can get anywhere. Tasty wines, too, and the gelato was amazing!! Great value for money with attentive staff and food you rarely get even at a Michelin starred restaurant….

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vipAlexeiOrlov
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This time around a special shout out to the most wonderful waiting executive … Antonio …
He knows more than just how to serve a plate to the table. A fabulous ambassador. And how can we forget CJ front of house, professional extraordinaire.

Of Course you want to know about the food-if you are somebody who truly appreciates the finest food cooked in the most simple yet exquisite and excellent way - then this is the place for you.

Enjoy - and tell them Alexei sent you … You are bound to get an extra big smile and wonderful service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Delicious food but service was terrible. We didn’t have one consistent server, always someone different coming to check in on us (not that they came very often, we usually needed to flag someone down). They lost our order so food took forever to come. Also messed up drink orders

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vipAlexeiOrlov
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not be surprised to see this wonderful jewel in my Top Ten Time out Review.
Understated elegance , rustic charm , superb cuisine .
Outstanding front of house and authentic service that is perfectly balanced .
Superb Italian Wine List .
Look Out for the daily specials…they are always a
Delight .
Book early and go on an empty stomach- the food is exceptional .
One of Williamsburg’s Finest

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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 1070 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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