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“Great food, excellent service and value”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Auroras West Side

Auroras West Side
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Canadian
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent service and value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had read that reservations here were recommended, and use the tip to book an hour ahead of our intended arrival, and land the last table without a wait.

We ordered a large vegetarian pizza, and swapped the onions for pepperoni (weird, but it achieved the overall combination that we were looking for!). It was yummy.

The pizza size was very generous for 3 - allowing us to bring leftovers with us for lunch on the road the next day. Christina provided excellent service - quick and with a smile. The garden salad and house dressing were very good as well.

The selection of wines by the glass was very sparse - that won't deter us from coming back though.

Note: my smartphone's interface to google maps from this site sent us to 36 Second Line instead of 300 Second Line (near Korah Rd.). We called the restaurant from the road and were provided very helpful directions.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Timmins, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent meat balls and sauce”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

We ordered pizza, panzerotti and meatballs with sauce. The panzerotti was very good and the pizza was good, except dough was too thick, but for some that's a good thing. The best thing we had was the meatballs and the sauce. They both tasted home made, not typical restaurant food. We'll definitely order there again.

Visited July 2014
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Alberta, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Panzerotti Pleasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

Pillsbury got nothing on these guys. Oh-em-gee, what a killer panzerotti it was. It was massive, but the perfect blend of tomato, cheese and love. We arrived on a super hot spring day and unfortunately the power was out, but they had food on the way out regardless and sold what they had. One of the guys from the kitchen even came out and chatted while we waited. Only one complaint and this is an easily fixable one. The loud girl at the front cash, told customer after customer that the power was out and they didn't have any food despite the fact that the ovens were still going and food was on the way out or could be prepared if they didn't mind the wait. She should have been promoting the fact that they could still serve food and keeping business going during the power outage. Perhaps a bit lazy? Food was still superb, the cashier just needs an attitude adjustment. :)

Visited May 2014
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Thank Erin P
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NORTH BAY
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“service plus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

Dinner at Aurora's is a truly great experience! Heidi provided superb service and the meals were excellent. Reservations are a must if you want a table.

  • Visited July 2014
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Decent food, okay prices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Typical fare & service for a smaller town restaurant. Serves a blend of Canadian-Italian food.

Service dining in is good. Servers are attentive and food doesn't take too long to arrive.

Take-out leaves a little more to be desired. Delivery is fairly quick but can be confusing. In one of my previous orders we were told they didn't serve gnocchi despite it being on the menu. Rather than arguing we ordered something else however when we received there were 2-3 gnocchi mixed in with our penne. Makes me wonder then since they don't serve gnocchi, how did it end up in my non-gnocchi order?

My recommendation would be to eat-in rather than take out. But if you're looking for a decent little Canadian-Italian restaurant that's easy to find, won't break the bank or take all night for dinner, you could definitely do worse than Aurora's West Side.

  • Visited June 2014
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