Restaurant & Bar Awards 2022

Page 18 LUX 2022 Restaurant & Bar Awards Welcoming each guest with a warm smile since 1992, Nora’s Cuisine is home to a delicious menu filled with authentic Italian food as well as comfort Italian American dishes. It has come along way since its humble beginnings as a 12-seater in the single unit of a strip centre tucked a few minutes away from the vibrant Las Vegas Strip. Over the years the restaurant has expanded three times, with the final expansion in 2016 under the direction of Marcello Mauro, Nora amd Gino’s youngest son. This move into a custom-built, luxurious, two-storey restaurant allowed for the expansion of the menu to include fresh pastas and grill items, such as the Branzino, Octopus and various tender meat dishes – resulting in Nora’s Cuisine becoming one of Las Vegas’ most popular restaurants. From glamorous events held in its banquet space, to a premium dining experience, Nora’s Cuisine strives to achieve excellence. Indeed, be it for a wedding, a corporate event, or anything in between, the restaurant provides opulent Italian food. Boasting a dinner menu that features mouth-watering appetisers such as Mussels Arrabiata, Arancini, and Lemon Clams Octopus, there is something that will appeal to every customer. Of course, pizza and pasta play a major role – it wouldn’t be an Italian restaurant without these popular dishes items. Authentic, hearty Italian food is hard to come by, however, Nora’s Cuisine provides just this. The Las Vegasbased restaurant is the 1992 creation of Nora and Gino, a Sicilian couple, along with their sons Giovanni, Claudio and Marcello, endeavoured to share delicious Italian food with the world. Indeed, be it for a casual lunch, special event, or even a luxurious dining experience, Nora’s Cuisine is simply the premier choice. Feb22143 Nora’s Cuisine Best Family-Owned Italian Banquet Restaurant - Las Vegas This is further complimented by an exceptional standard of customer service – upon entering the restaurant, clients are greeted by a friendly hostess and are seated promptly. It is imperative that each team member embodies a positive and kind attitude. Subsequently, the team has become one of the restaurant’s greatest assets. They all work together as a team, respect each other, and come to work with a smile on their face because they enjoy their jobs. As a result, Nora’s Cuisine has built a family – both in a metaphorical and literal sense – as some staff members have even got married and started families together. The past few years have seen Nora’s Cuisine expand exponentially, however; the quality of its dishes have remained the same. For example, the 2016 expansion took the company from a ‘cosy “hole in the wall” type establishment to a grand, yet comfortable environment with more space for larger groups and more updated decor.’ Bolstering the overall atmosphere, the expansion not only provided more business in the main dining area, but also saw the introduction of requests for large groups and family functions, which it is now able to provide in a private setting. Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic did serve as a potential threat to business, Nora’s Cuisine persevered in true Italian style. Instead of caving to the added pressure, the restaurant enhanced its takeout business, building creating a drive-through system with a kiosk outside. In turn, Nora’s Cuisine was able to provide a better service to its guests and, most importantly, reduce traffic indoors to ensure the safety of its team and customers. This addition proved to be enormously popular, and despite business going back to normal, numerous customers continue to enjoy the drive-through window on a daily basis. Contact: Marcello Mauro Company: Nora’s Cuisine Web Address: