Aurora - Williamsburg

4.7
1004 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Established over a decade ago, Aurora restaurant is a landmark of the Italian cuisine in the vibrant neighborhood of Williamsburg.
Aurora creates a perfect balance of tradition and innovation, with a great respect for seasonality, by combining top quality Italian imports, sustainably grown local produce and house-made specialties. 
The wine program offers a list of over 150 labels, along with craft beers, signature cocktails, and a full liquor bar.
The rustic and charming dining room with exposed brick walls and high ceilings, opens to an intimate, leafy garden, enclosed during the colder months, and perfect for a relaxing dinner "al fresco" during the warm season.
Aurora is a great spot for a romantic date, a casual getting together with friends, or private events.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1004 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Michael
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was amazing. They have Organic wine on their list!!!

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Moducci
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down will always be my favorite spot for wine and the best pasta, salad, vegetarian and meat plus brunch!!!! Staff is wonderful and always so quick to get food on the table. Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful night, the outdoor space is gorgeous if only just a little cramped but no more than any other NY place. Absolutely delicious pasta, highly recommended the draft Prosecco as well!

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AlexK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! Delicious food, great service, and a nice balance between formal and casual. A must try!

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MarkF
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly delicious food. We had brunch and then went back for dinner the next night. We can highly recommend both Brunch and dinner menus

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JulianaC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and even better food! Service was quick and attentive, and all of the food was fresh and delicious. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and gracious service.
Can’t wait to return and try other specialities!

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Mara
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food took 1.5hrs to arrive and server was awful. Cute garden but that’s about it

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vipMCoo
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food2service4ambience5

Yummy pasta. Decent wine. Great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall a great little place. lush greens outside and cozy tables inside. My only complaint is the slight snippy attitude from the staff.

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Edud
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

very slow service

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lixc
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood bistro - can always count on good and authentic Italian fare. Can get a little loud, esp if music is cranked but were nice about lowering the volume.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was a little on the bland side. Not much of selection

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MRvillagegirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm grateful to the friend who recommended this spot. Everything was perfect. The whipped ricotta bruschetta and kale salad were divine. The homemade pasta was the perfect level of al dente. Not chewy and not too soft. Even the coffee was superb. Oh, and the tiramisu-flavored gelato from their outdoor cart?? That was the perfect finish. I 100% recommend Aurora.

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vipug1976
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They really improved their brunch game. Had the crab benedict which was excellent and the kale salad also really solid (might have used more flavor but really good). Their cocktails are also very well made and the wine list is quite reasonable, both in terms of selection and prices. Overall strongly recommended for a summer brunch!

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Stan
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was a bit disorganized. We had three different waiters serving our table of 2, and we had to flag them down. Overall food was good, but the poached eggs on one dish were unevenly cooked and one split open like a freshly cracked raw egg with uncooked yolk and whites running across the plate. The servers (plural!) didn’t seem to notice the dish sitting untouched on our table for 10 minutes, and didn’t seem enthused to remake it when I pointed out the issue.

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EmmettL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

They’re not particularly attentive or great on customer service, but hey it’s Williamsburg. The food is absolutely delicious and the setting is beautiful—try to sit out in the greenhouse if you can.

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BobE
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Everything was pretty much as expected. Only issue was they added a gratuity for our party and didn’t mention it so I gave an additional 20 percent.

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vipEric
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific especially the striped bass. Service was very good too - almost too fast!

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GabrielC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time I’ve been and it won’t stop there. Everything was perfect.

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vipCB914
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, ambience and service. Very busy so despite having a reservation we still had to wait about 20 min which was tough as a party of 8, including a 4 and 7 year old. As a table of 8, our meals also came out at different times which wasn't ideal (again, esp with kids!). But overall great experience and will always come back and recommend!

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vipclab
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Def, a place to go more than one time, the food is delicious, the presentation of the plates, nice ambiance, family and kids friendly but also super romantic for a date!
we absolutely love Aurora!

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Marla
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great past experiences (2); but the service for this event (brunch) for a group of 6 was bad. Black coffee was served hot but we made multiple requests for CREAM (did not have any) then milk came not just late but in a very small container enough for only 4 people. Business is important! but please do not sacrifice service !
Unfortunately, we were seated in a not so appropriate space due to water dripping from a pipe.
Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Being a server myself, wouldn’t hurt if the waitress smiled :/ overall great food!

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rebeccac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Birthday!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Highly recommended. Will visit again.

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GregM
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Aurora were great! They accommodated my outdoor seating req with a nice table in the garden.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! The wait staff amazing and the food super quick

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was a birthday celebration and we received an excellent table on the terrace. Everyone enjoyed except two things: our ankles were being bit by mosquitos or flies. Second was that the Kale salad was exceptionally small. Other than those two, it was lovely.

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vipaliceg59
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I would head to Williamsburg any day for the amazing food and atmosphere in this beautiful place. Everything was delicious, from the glass of dry Riesling and heirloom tomato salad to the fabulous fish dish and ricotta cheesecake to die for. My only complaint was the slow service, as our poor waitress was a bit stressed. Seeing the same all over the city, not enough staff to fill in now that we are back to "normal". Otherwise amazing; highly recommend, always.

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vipMayaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so kind and accommodating about our birthday celebration and made the decorations and cake so easy! Plus the pasta was all amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food, service, atmosphere, and vibe!

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TaniolaG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. My waiter was a sweetheart

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers day

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StephanieF
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!
Good place to a birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was delicious. Wonderful garden setting. I found the staff generally rude.

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Pinkey
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ambiance was amzing... food was on point!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was great but it took some time on waiting for service!

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vipNB123
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great, service was OK. Seemed like waiters forgot about us essentially.

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ChristinaN
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, warm staff. Loved that they had personalities and were knowledgeable about the menu. Ambiance was perfect. Overall beautiful evening.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Aurora - Williamsburg using the Order Online button. Aurora - Williamsburg also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 388-5100.

Aurora - Williamsburg is rated 4.7 stars by 1004 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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