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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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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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  • 23
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  • 10
    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
Amazing first date

I had a first date here last night and it could not have been more perfect. It is in a commercial area, but it could not be a cuter restaurant. I got a pizza and honestly that would have been enough for two, but my date got the carbonara. We loved our food! I also loved the bread that was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Molly S
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I had a first date here last night and it could not have been more perfect. It is in a commercial area, but it could not be a cuter restaurant. I got a pizza and honestly that would have been enough for two, but my date got the carbonara. We loved our food! I also loved the bread that was... More 

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Aurora serves very good, classic Italian fare. Nothing fancy, mostly classics. I especially like the fried calamari, the fettuccini carbonara and the seafood pasta. The wines are very nice and the wait staff folks are great. There is a nice outside seating area that is very comfortable.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Service and food always good. Never feel rushed. Can sit and visi and enjoy our visit. Not too busy this time so felt like we were at home. Charming atmosphere

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Novato, California
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125 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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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
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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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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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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 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
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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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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?