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Aurora Ristorante Italiano

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8 Commercial Blvd, Novato, CA 94949-6177 (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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Novato, California
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Food and service were really good. It's nice to have a neighborhood gem like this. Good for a large group.

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Thank Laura J
Novato, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Excellent food!! Great service. Good wine selections. Ample parking. Recommend arriving early or making reservations as table space is limited.

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Thank amputatedleg
Santa Rosa, California
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We ate dinner there many times and finally stopped. We especially liked their scalloped potatoes but what you get is a small spoon size portion. It seems that they cut back the portions and keep the price the same. The salmon is really good as are their pasta dishes.

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Thank R J
Novato, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

been often and never disappointed - fun staff, good food, moderate prices. good selection of CA and Italian wines. small, cozy atmosphere

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Thank william t
Novato, California
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

WE have gone to Aurora off and on over the years. Pasta dishes are good , but at laseast the carbonara we had was not "Authentic" - service was slow initially and when we asked to split a salad they were unable to oblige so I split the salad on a bread plate... all in all not bad but they... More 

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Thank stevengW2415DA
Novato, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We like Aurora because the food is good and the service is good. Also, it is not really noisy like so many of the main restaurants. We often see people we know.

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Thank wch565
Novato, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

just be honest, your 100 words are useless . if you have human taste and have and like good food at a nice clean and comfortable place, come one ? is this up to 100 yet?

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Thank temoehnke
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

A colleague and I visited on a quiet Sunday evening in November. The greeting was friendly. The food quality is distinctly average for an Italian table cloth restaurant: good but not great. You won't be horribly disappointed but I would not recommend going out of your way for this one. Minestrone below average, calamari slightly above average, veal marsala below... More 

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Thank John N
Chesterfield, Virginia
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453 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This place is definitely in an odd place off the beaten path, but what a great find. Was not busy at all on a Thursday evening, but the food and service were great. I had the penne, sausage and mushroom with pesto sauce and it was out of this world. My wife had the cheese tortellini, which was also very... More 

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Thank mike b
Sacramento, California
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Commercial Blvd, Novato, CA 94949-6177
    (Bel Marin Keys)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Novato
  • Phone Number: (415) 382-8488

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?