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“Great food and service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aurora Ristorante Italiano

Aurora Ristorante Italiano
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Ranked #30 of 134 Restaurants in Novato
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bel Marin Keys
Medford, Oregon
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

Three of us enjoyed great service and great food. DH had a pasta with seafood that he raved about. My filet of sole was done perfectly and our friend's gnocchi with pesto was really really good. Small dining room which could be a little noisy when full, but the food overrides that concern.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JoAnn J
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  • English first
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English first
Bandon, Oregon
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Exactly what we hoped for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Neat restaurant that is tucked into a business-park-ish area. Off the beaten path, but the full parking lot was a good indication we chose wisely!

They had an accordian playing as we entered - nice! Excellent service from the host down tot he waterboy. Food was great and exactly what we hoped for. Everyone chose something different and everyone enjoyed what they received. Fettucine Alfredo, Scallps, Chicken Marsala, Salmon Fettucine.

Have to admit that my first impression was that the portions were a little small. BUT, I was wrong...wow, I left very full and satisfied. We ate out on the patio as the sun went down, it was perfect. THANK YOU TRIP ADVISOR - we would not have found this great little place without your assistance.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Zapinator
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Novato, California
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Che autentico!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

Authentic Italian cuisine from Lucca in a casual friendly environment. Reminded me of the trattorias I frequented when I lived in Tuscany as a child.

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1 Thank Eugene E
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california
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Calamari steak to die for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is a family owned restaurant and they take pride in every dish. We went here for Easter and it was so much fun. Indoor and outdoor dining, great service and handcrafted food. The calamari steak is huge and you can cut it with a fork, it is so juicy and tender, better than lobster, the side is a yummy pasta dish with fresh vegetables. The owner is a lovely Italian woman who visits everyone and takes great pride in every dish she serves. Go now you won't regret it. Yum

Visited May 2012
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Thank mycatsweetiepie
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Novato, CA
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“One of our favorites!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

Lunch or dinner, casual meal or special occasion, always a wonderful meal with terrific service. Food is delicious, from appetizers to dessert (favorite dinner is the chicken saltimbocca). Waiters are so personable and make your dining experience delightful. Don't let the location (industrial park) fool you - go enjoy yourself and Bon appetite!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank baseballmomken10
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