Aurora Ristorante

Restaurants , Italian Williamsburg
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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
Address: 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
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Jaime B

I had heard wonderful things about Aurora (apparently it has reaaally good brunch), and I needed a place to take my mom when she was visiting. This was a great choice. It is definitely the more expensive Italian restaurant in Williamsburg, however, the space is rustic and lovely, and the food is excellent. My mother ordered pasta in a truffle butter emulsion, and we were practically licking the butter off the plate by the end (appropriately). Our waiter seemed a little flustered, but the food and ambiance were on point. I really wanted to sit out on the patio, which has a lot of greenery and string lights, but we got there too late, so if you want ideal seating, I suggest getting there before the dinner rush!