The owners of Aurora aimed to set up a relaxed, calm place to dine with signature Mediterranean unhurriedness. The measure of their success is the way the minutes fly by as you linger in the brick-walled space, gazing at the pretty people and savoring chef Riccardo Buitoni’s food—like sautéed mussels and clams with warm artichoke flan, or spinach and buffalo ricotta wrapped in savory crêpes with fontina fondue and truffle oil. Homemade tagliatelle comes with clams, mussels and prawns; the strands of pasta are so light and thin, they nearly melt on your tongue.
|Venue name:||Aurora Ristorante||Contact:|
70 Grand St
|Cross street:||at Wythe Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 6–11pm; Sat, Sun 11am–4pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Bedford Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $11. Cash only|