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“Excellent meal and great staff”
Review of Ristorante Aurora - CLOSED

Ristorante Aurora
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Reviewed December 1, 2012

8 of us arrived after having watched Top Hat the musical, we were immediately accommodated in a no fuss fashion. Our drinks order and food order were taken in a timely manner and with humour. Although the decor is a little tired the general atmosphere is very convivial and has a real feel of the 70's about it as do the photographs of their famous patrons. The food was lovely all 8 of us had something different and every dish was delicious. The house red wine is very nice and the sweet menu although not huge had something for everyone. I have eaten here on previous occasions and I have returned again so it must have been good.

Thank ExeterGemini
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

The restaurant is in a good position for Theatres.We had booked in August for November.Arrived at the restaurant and found no reserved table.They did find reservation.Had specified ground floor table as one member of party,84 years old, disabled and unable to go downstairs.Manager?. arrived,shrugged shoulders and made no comment other than we could have a table downstairs shortly which was not suitable.
Did not bother to offer disabled guest a chair.Fortunately someone dining offered a chair.
Waited twenty minutes until some diners left and were seated.
The waters attitude,nothing to do wth me.No apologies.No complaints about food or wine but avoid on a Saturday.Had been previously during the week and had no complaints.
Needs complete overhaul of front of house management.

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Thank carshalton
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The food is excellent and very reasonably priced for central London. Service is fast and waiters very courteous. Ten minute walk from Charing Cross Road tube.

Thank Joanie100
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Say you are on your way to a musical. This restaurant pops up in the corner. Looks like a cosy Italian place, nice decor, nearly authentic. The place is almost packed so you're having a go at it. You're about to be disappointed. In a big way. If your tastebuds are still functioning you should avoid this place. This "ristorante" serves the worst Italian food we ever had.

The saltimbocca, originally a dish of rolled veal with Parma ham and sage in Marsala sauce consists of dry slabs of meat with a sauce made from a powdered stock base, from the likes of Knorr or something horrible like that. Absolutely inedible. The flagship white wine burned a hole in our stomach. With so many diners going in and out of theatres these guys obviously don't care about the quality of their food. Why should they? They will be booked every evening.

A bloody shame. The waiters seem like real Italians. I wonder if their mothers know of the quality of food they are serving in this lousy tourist trap. Somehow, I doubt it.

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Thank Lehuster
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Were going to see Mamma Mia at the novella and found this resturant just across the road.
The food was excellent, the service good and the cost very good for a west end establishment.
Would certainly go again and for our party of four, including one veggie it provided al that was required.

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Thank firemanjohn
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