Aurora - Williamsburg

4.7
810 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

Featured specials

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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Starting Feb 14, 2021

We will be open on Valentines Day for Brunch and Dinner and feature our regular menu as well as festive Specials all day.

What 810 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarolinaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 4, had made the reservation for 11am when they first open but we were 20 minutes late (I called in advance to let them know and they were fine with it). So because we were late, we couldn’t sit in the garden which was our original idea (our own fault); but their outside by the entrance tables were just as nice, we sat in a corner where the sun was right on top of us and we also had heaters to help with the freezing cold (28F).

I was the only one who had previously eaten there and everyone loved their food options. Service was on point with special requests and bringing out the food at the same time. I also let the waiter know it was my birthday and he came out with a candle on top of the dessert I ordered! So nice!

We will definitely be coming back again and hopefully will arrive on time to sit at the pretty garden.

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nadslibra
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding
The service was excellent..
I had the steak.. it was perfectly cooked..

I thought we would be freezing sitting outside,
but it really wasn't cold at all under the heat lamps

will be back in the Spring...

AO
vipAlexeiOrlov
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Do yourself a favour and fire the front of house manager who is always arrogant and hostile. Despite making mention that it was my birthday and asking specifically for a space in the warmer part of the restaurant we arrived on time to be thrown into a tiny space and left the restaurant utterly cold
The food was substandard. the quality of the wine proves that they do not keep their bottles correctly. Overall a very disappointing experience. I would wait until after Covid for them to get their act together

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vipbenjaminS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a lot ; never disappoints

JC
vipJessicaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The heat lamps worked so well, the service was great and food was amazing!

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AmandaN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience here! We came for dinner and was seated right on time. The waiter was friendly and personable, and the ambience was romantic. The garden is well heated and so cute. The food was amazing as well. We will definitely be back!

LM
vipLaManation
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great winter set up for NYC standards. But F DiBlasio and F Cuomo for opening indoor dining in every county except the 5 boroughs. They can both rot in hell.

CV
CathleenV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always loved this restaurant! They really have a great set-up for outdoor dining using their garden and deck spaces. They have brought in heat lamps and partitions between the table. They take the COVID precautions seriously!

When it was in the 30's, were were comfortable and felt very safe eating there. The food was wonderful as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
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 on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DD
vipDanielleD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
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 on January 16, 2021
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 on January 16, 2021
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 on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

KS
vipKasheemaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
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

OT
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!

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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

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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
15 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.

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 810 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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