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Aurora Ristorante Italiano

) #30 of 111 Restaurants in Novato $$ - $$$ Italian
8 Commercial Blvd, Novato, CA 94949-6177
+1 415-382-8488
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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8 Commercial Blvd, Novato, CA 94949-6177
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The pannacotta was a delightful surprise. A generous serving topped with a strawberry maceration that tastes of grand marnier with a hint of cinnamon. A light and delicious ending to a perfectly prepared meal.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We went there for a large family gathering where the host knew the owner so we may have received special service but the foow was very good.

Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure where the folks ate that gave the poor reviews. This was our last night after a week in Sonoma and Napa. The food and service were exquisite.I had the Snapper special and my wife the salmon. Salads were great as was the...More

Thank StorminW
Reviewed 20 February 2017

After living in the area for many years, I was surprised I had never heard of Aurora until a client mentioned how we had to try it. Looking at the reviews here and on Yelp, I made reservations for a late Valentines dinner last evening....More

1  Thank Epiphany1953
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our food. Service excellent. Gluten free options much appreciated. Would recommend. Easy parking. Great before movie at smith range regency.

Thank JudyJudyJudyH
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I had a business dinner at Aurora and was very pleased. I ordered the special of chicken ravioli and I was practically licking the plate. My colleague had the calamari steak and she could not stop eating - all was excellent

Thank TacomaTraveler2013
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

It was 15 minutes before anyone even acknowledged the four of us were there. Finally, we flagged down a waiter who acted surprised that we wanted service. After that, service was minimal; had to keep asking for things not offered, i.e. water, clean glasses for...More

1  Thank Hoonihoo
Reviewed 2 December 2016

My wife and I had our anniversary dinner at the restaurant. Had spinach salad and petrale sole and the crème puff desert. Food was great. Service was bad. Server seemed to be having a bad day or just not wanting to serve us. Not an...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Nice restaurant tucked quietly into a light commercial park in Novato just off 101. Refreshingly free of the loud new-moneyed crowd who annoyingly frequent the exceedingly numerous expensive Italian restaurants in Marin that exist and compete for their dollars. Obviously a favorite of the locals...More

Thank Paula W
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went there for dinner last night. It was raining, so it wasn't very crowded. Had the Hearts of Romaine with Gorgonzola salad split for two. Large portions of crisp romaine with a nice helping of cheese and fresh tomato. We had the petrale dore...More

Thank BubbieBasha
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 21:30
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16:30 - 21:30
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16:30 - 21:30
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: +1 415-382-8488
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