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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
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
out-of-the-way restaurant gem

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Marinman10101
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Marin County, CA
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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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100 reviews 100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
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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Soquel, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

You must go looking for Aurora Ristorante Italiano because it is located in a commercial park but it is worth looking for. Tiny but comfortable seating and a wonderful menu. My prawns in garlic sauce were perfect and my husband's salmon in piccata sauce made him very happy.

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california
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Although I have dined numerous times at this restaurant,this was the only time for an official function.The appetizers,food and service were excellent,considering the small spaces between tables.As this was a bridal luncheon,many people chose fish over other Italian dishes.Everyone remarked on the fish vegetables and small pasta serving.All in all a great experience.

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Oakland, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Lunch or dinner - Aurora consistently has great service, great food with authentic taste and presentation. The small size of the dining room sometimes makes for a little more noise than you might like - but it is offset by the service & meals. Whether it be potato leek soup, or one of the pasta dishes, or even calamari it... 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?