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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Classy Italian Food Offerings

I thought a restaurant in a commercial area of town on Memorial Day would be empty at lunchtime. I could not be any more wrong. The place was quite busy and there was enough wait staff on hand to get the job done right. The attentive wait service was only topped by the food we had. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
TheBlum
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Novato, California
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Novato, California
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I thought a restaurant in a commercial area of town on Memorial Day would be empty at lunchtime. I could not be any more wrong. The place was quite busy and there was enough wait staff on hand to get the job done right. The attentive wait service was only topped by the food we had. The minestrone soup was... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This restaurant is off the beaten path so you need to plan on dining there. You will not go unrewarded. The menu boasts of a variety of excellent entrées. The pasta and veal dishes are especially good. The wait staff is efficient and friendly. They are very professional. To top off a great meal don't hesitate to order from the... More 

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Novato, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food . Had delicious lobster bisque. Salad was good , lamb risotto super . In an industrial area , but pleasant good parking . I would recommend. Nice service .

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tripper45
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?