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Aurora Ristorante Italiano

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8 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA (Bel Marin Keys)
(415) 382-8488
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Today
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 18
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Aurora Ristorante in Novato

Friends and I stopped at Aurora Tistorante for lunch after volunteering at Marin Humane Society a block away in Novato. It was very nice, we had 3 delicious meals that we shared tastes of: Risotto allo scogilo, pizza, and chicken parmigiani, along with dessert tiramisu and a vanilla ice cream... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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  • Casual Dining
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tripper45
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Friends and I stopped at Aurora Tistorante for lunch after volunteering at Marin Humane Society a block away in Novato. It was very nice, we had 3 delicious meals that we shared tastes of: Risotto allo scogilo, pizza, and chicken parmigiani, along with dessert tiramisu and a vanilla ice cream sundae. Recommend the ristorante, relaxed yet very nice in atmosphere.... More 

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San Rafael, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My wife and I during our no home cooking due to remodeling continues. We have dined with Sergio and staff on two occasions. One time enjoying Ravioli Napolitano and a second night the Dore. Both excellent choices and tasty. One evening we dined on a week night and the other on a Saturday evening. If you enjoy quiet dining, the... More 

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Novato, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a local favorite of mine, and my neighbors. It is a classy restaurant while being understated. It is a very nice family restaurant in a business area. Comfortable, good food and service at a reasonable price.

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Marin County, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Everything was good about this visit to Aurora. It's hidden away on a side street of an industrial park, but has superb cuisine. Waiter was great and everything served was delicious.

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It was lovely. It had a real small town feel but not backward. The food was really nice and the staff were attentive. The pricing was mid range. We went for dinner.

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Northern California
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a nice Italian restaurant which serves good food and has very competent and pleasing staff. It is not overly expensive and has ample parking.

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Novato, ca
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great food, and friendly people. A little crowed, but the food is surly worth it. Good for every day dinning.

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Novato, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great mussels and spaghetti! Nice wine list and live music nites. Great service and comfortable seating arrangements.

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Folsom, California
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41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The menu selections are varied, and not "chain Italian." The food is prepared fresh, and portions are generous. Wine by the glass is reasonably priced. My husband said his Chianti was the best he's ever tasted. We shared a spinach salad. He had Rigatoni with a meat sauce that was extremely hearty and generously filled with meat. I had the... More 

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I've always had a great meal here and I always feel like I'm in Italy as the owners are true Italians, Aurora being the name of the wife. For me I like to go and practice my italian, but they make the best fried Calamari anywhere. My husband loves the Carbonara, and I the seafood risotto or any sandwich for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA
    (Bel Marin Keys)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Novato
  • Phone Number: (415) 382-8488

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?