Nora’s Italian Cuisine made the move 900 feet down Flamingo Road into a more luxuriant, purpose-built 6,898-square-foot restaurant. The Italian restaurant that opened in 1991 with space for 12 was originally opened by Nora and Gino Mauro, who now have three children and eight grandchildren who roam the restaurant on occasion.
The two-block move has given the new Nora’s more parking spots, an airy main dining room, a floor-to-ceiling wine cellar, a long bar and an outdoor patio with a bocce ball court. Live jazz is already being programmed on Friday nights.
Chef Misael Macias got his start at Nora’s, cooking up more than 70 classic dishes that make up the dinner menu.
Open for lunch and dinner, general manager Marcello Mauro has kept the Southern Italian menu favorites nurtured by owners and founders Nora and Gino Mauro, including arancini, bruschetta al pomodoro, their pizzas and the "Crazy Alfredo," a "fettucine Alfredo piled with chicken, sausage, jumbo shrimp, porcini mushrooms, domestic mushrooms, roasted bell peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and jalapeños."