Sunday, July 24, 2011

Where the locals eat - Las Vegas edition

I'm always looking for places where the locals eat - chain restaurants are the same everywhere (which I suppose is their appeal). Nowhere is this more true than Las Vegas. Everywhere a traveler goes is greeted by chains, cheap "bargain" places that scare me, or fancy culinary experiences that may be great, but not necessarily affordable by a family of four. That's why it's worth finding what the locals like. Nora's Cuisine is such a place.

Our first mistake was not making a reservation - its very busy on a Saturday night with an active, upscale bar crowd and live music. We sat in one of two other rooms which was also very nice and not too noisy.

The food was quite good and very reasonable, especially considering that the portions were large and filling. The menu was varied and interesting, so my two picky eaters were happy.

Make no mistake; I've had much better Italian food, but this place was comfortable, friendly, not too fancy (Jeans OK, shorts no), and good service for a decent price. The next time in Vegas, I'll probably return.

Noras Cuisine -6020 W Flamingo Rd, Ste 10,Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 365-6713 Yelp reviews

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