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Celebrate Dad at Aurora!

Celebrate Dad at Aurora!
Treat Dad to a tasty Brunch, lunch or Dinner! Space is limited to be sure to make your reservation soon!

What our customers are saying

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We were staying in town and found this hole in the wall italian cuisine. The staff were very professional and down to earth at the same time. Our waiter recommended the lamb chops medium rare, and they were definitely worth it! I ordered the salmon which was cooked perfectly, very moist in a delicious wine and tomato sauce. Veggies were fresh and the bread they served was soft. Only criticism would be to warm the bread before serving. We will definitely be coming back in the future to try out more items on the menu!

Lindsey J.

Lindsey J.

Great service and excellent food. Lots of choices. The bread was a bit hard and chewy but the meals were tasty with large portions. Parking: Free ample parking at the location.

Terri P.

Terri P.

Great late afternoon lunch at this spot. Really great selection of Italian first and second courses. Beautiful appetizers and incredible pasta. I had an amazing ravioli with spinach and ricotta and a super tasty red sauce. Bread served with the waters. Really nice waiters and a really nice vibe in this place. They have wines and beers though I wasn't in the mood for that today and a full selection of coke products. Took my youngest and they made him a great plain cheese pizza, kid style. Will be back the next time I am up. Worth a visit.

Andrew H.

Andrew H.

What a hidden gem of a restaurant! I found this place while trying to find a new location to enjoy dinner with my wife in Novato. I didn't expect an amazing ambiance since it is in an industrial district but what we found is that the food, staff and overall experience was amazing! I had the carbonara with a glass of wine and it was REALLY good! My wife and I were so impressed that we decided to stay for desert. We had the Creme Brulee and that didn't disappoint either. Some may downgrade this restaurant due to the Ambiance and/or Location but we found the interior to be nice and the quality of food and service more that outshined it's industrial location. Plus were not that snooty lol. A HUGE bonus that it's a family owned restaurant and we actually got to meet the owner as she was preparing for a book club dinner.

Sarah K.

Sarah K.

Very good taste! My husband for the first time appreciated it so much !

Devyani V.

Devyani V.

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Bruschetta

Grilled slices of bread with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil

Ave Caesare Salad

Chopped romaine lettuce with homemade caesar dressing (with egg), parmigiano and croutons

Bistecca Di Calamari

Egg battered calamari steak in white wine lemon butter sauce

linguine alla vongole

Spaghetti pasta with baby clams with either red or white lightly spiced sauce

Melanzane Alla Parmigiana

Eggplant, fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce (served w/pasta and vegetables)

Sautéed spinach

Pappardelle bolognese

House made ribbon pasta with meat sauce

Italy in Your Backyard

Italy in Your Backyard
Step inside Aurora Ristorante Italiano, and it will be like you've been transported to the streets of Italy without ever leaving your home town. Our fresh ingredients and made-to-order dishes make us an authentic Italian dining experience that you won't find anywhere else. With traditional pastas, succulent meats, seasonal seafoods, wood-fire pizzas and signature sauces, it's no surprise that we have become renowned for our excellent Italian cuisine. So don't wait - come in today to enjoy our delicious food with a nice glass of wine and immerse yourself in the aromas of Italy!

Freshness Comes First

Freshness Comes First
Every dish is made with only the finest fresh ingredients and celebrates traditional old world pasta traditions, ensuring diners will savor every bite. Of course, no meal would be complete without dessert; don't pass up the chance to indulge in one (or more) of our mouthwatering desserts!

Where everyone is Family

Aurora Ristorante Italiano is a must-visit for anyone looking to combine a great atmosphere with delicious food! Not only are our menu items delectable and varied, but there's always something new to explore — our wine list has something for everyone. What truly sets this spot apart from others is the stellar service: our patrons agree that the staff goes above and beyond to make each visit a memorable one. On top of that, you can enjoy all the amenities without breaking the bank.

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Our location

Sunday

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monday

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tuesday

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Wednesday

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Thursday

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Friday

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Saturday

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

4:30 PM - 8:30 PM


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