Aurora serves some of the best Italian food in Novato. Come to think of it, why is it called Aurora? I think it's because the food smelled so good it woke up Aurora(aka Sleeping Beauty) from her deep sleep, but that's just a guess. So anyway, the first dish we ordered was the capalini, which by the way is a clam dish. I absolutely loved the flavoring of the clam. The clam broth also tasted amazing. They give you bread before the dishes so dipping that bread in the clam broth is a-okay. In addition to that, the gnocchi al piacere with sauce is another dish I recommend. Gnocchi is a type of pasta, made from potato, that is chewy. As long as Aurora puts meat sauce on something, it will taste fabulous. In fact that brings me to the next dish, rigatoni al sugo di carne with meat sauce. If you don't like more doughy pasta, then rigatoni is for you. A tubed shaped pasta is great for holding meat sauce. After all of that and you still don't see anything you like, just go with a pork tenderloin. This restaurant sure puts the tender in tenderloin. Plus, I thought the mushrooms helped elevate the dish. All in all, Aurora is a 4 star Cute Diner rated Italian restaurant.
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