Aurora - Williamsburg

4.7
802 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 802 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Please bring back the roasted mushroom starter and the ilatium Amarone! Otherwise heavenly experience - many thanks ! 🙏🏼

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Outdoor garden was so pretty with lots of heaters!

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vipDanielleD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, warm, and safe outdoor seating, complete with plexiglass barriers between tables. Great place to go for indulgent, thoughtful Italian fare and a safe yet still bustling scene that feels almost like dining out pre-pandemic.

JS
JennyS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I came here before but goodness I feel their portion has gotten so much smaller. Croquettes used to be three pieces but now it is two, given on a small salad plate with no effort in presentation. That’s not how I remembered it at all!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just all around great. Easy-going, hard working servers. I felt like we were being taken care of even though we didn’t necessarily have a single point of contact.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

KS
vipKasheemaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Went there for the first time and glad i did. Will be going back! Food was excellent along with drinks. Reasonable prices as well. Ambiance was beautiful. They have these big heating lamps which got the job done.

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divneetw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Cacio e pepe pasta was amazing. Service was sub-par but it is also COVID and I'm sure they are understaffed so I will give them the benefit of the doubt. Great heat lamps and the patio is set up so cute!

JL
JondiLu
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As usual, it maintains its beauty and kitchen cred. Even though it was really cold, being surrounded by heating units was pretty good! And even this venue and many others haven't figured out that a cold table cools a hot dish way too fast (needs tablets or heated dish underneath, etc.), I was grateful for the opportunity to enjoy a quiet, delicious family supper there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Would have liked to have been seated in patio

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service amazing people amazing food. I go weekly

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service and great food!!!

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chrismarz
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, prompt service. We felt relatively safe in the outdoor garden where they have several air filters and plexi between tables. It was a little loud with the filters going and the music, but we did appreciate the work they put in to make it a safe environment. Nice twist on Italian food and great cocktails.

VD
vipVanessaD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The ambiance was nice and the service was great. The food itself was disappointing. Our appetizer was just okay and both mine and my partners entrees were decent, nothing to rave about. I’ve eaten a lot of Italian cuisine and as mentioned before, I was disappointed in the food. Everything else was great.

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nickname
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, heaters worked well, outdoor ambiance was very pleasant.

SM
vipSusanneM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. The food, service and ambiance, (even given the constraints related to COVID), were all top notch. We were a group of 7, so we tried the majority of the brunch menu. The homemade pasta were outstanding, as were all the dishes we tasted.

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LuceD
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant. Food was excellent and the decor was really cute. Terrace could be heated a little more and music level a little lowered. These are details, I would recommend this restaurant very much.

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SamanthaW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic, the food and the suggestions and the ambiance!

BP
BernadetteP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor atmosphere. It was very cozy and warm even though we were outside. The food is always amazing too

KW
KaylaW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best spots in Williamsburg! My boyfriend and I went twice in one week. The cocktails are amazing and the food is absolutely delicious! It is worth every penny!

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vipYummmmmy
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find!! I was taking some chef friends with me on a culinary adventure to Brooklyn. We had limited time and most of my go to places either opened after 5 or sadly hadn’t made it through COVID. I read some reviews and an article about Aurora snd decided to take a chance. Sooooooooo glad I did!

Bravo Aurora! I will be back!!

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST Italian food I have had in the city. Amazing ambiance and was warm even being outside for dining. Will 100% be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it so much!

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coco
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only complaint was that the space heaters ween’t on and it was brutally cold

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Miguel
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food, service, outdoor decor, all great!! can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice restaurant and would absolutely recommend this restaurant to others

DG
DavidG
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super delicious, good service but very European style (when you need something you have to be a bit more proactive in flagging down staff). Great outdoor space even on one of the coldest nights!

JC
JoanneC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor heated seating, good food and pleasant staff.

CM
ChristinaM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! It was just a little cold- which, obviously dining outside in the cold is not ideal but, Aurora did an amazing job figuring out how to still work during this pandemic. Can’t wait to go back.

JJ
JoelJ
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy my meal there 10/10 recommend
Even though it was cold out. the fireplaces around all the tables kept us warm and cozy

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vipSam12
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice option for outdoor dining. Great ambiance. Delicious food. Affable service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. The staff was very attentive, food was amazing, and we loved how they designed the outdoor area with all the greenery and heat lamps to stay warm while following covid guidelines eating outside. We ordered the strip steak special with side of broccoli rabe and potatoes and it was SO good.

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nickp
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A site for sore eyes - especially during this pandemic

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Very good food and service!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch best in Williamsburg

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Second time there and the food is delicious but pretty small portions. The thing I was disappointed in is that I called to make sure that the heaters were good in the outside dining and it was very cold and unbearable and we rushed our dinner when it was my boyfriends birthday and I wanted him to enjoy himself so I’m quite disappointed in that.

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irinak
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

1. No temperature check
2. Freezing
3. The waiter brought out the wrong dish and blamed it on us!

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Carli
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had an amazing time at Aurora during my 2 nights stat in NY. I’m excited to go back again.

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LauraY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, love the food here. This place has become a go to for me

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Vidhi
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing date place. Loved the decor. Service was quick. Loved the food. Would like to have more food options.

FAQs

Aurora - Williamsburg does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. 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 802 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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