Little Italy is one of Cleveland’s most popular neighborhoods. With all the culture and excitement, it is the perfect place for a restaurant like Nora. Nora is a mid-range Italian spot that locals have been falling in love with since it opened it doors in 2016. It does face a bit of competition due to the number of Italian cuisine options within the area, but Nora does a great job cutting through that thanks to its simplicity and authenticity.
It has two simple, yet amazing menus: food and wine. The food menu is broken down three ways: Antipasta, Pasta and Entrees. Customers have raved about the Agnolotti, Chicken Saltimbocca, Calamari and Burratta.
The wine menu is extensive and is broken down in three categories as well. It’s split up by Sparkling, Reds and Whites. This minimal menu approach plays into the appeal of the restaurant itself, understated but elegant. The restaurant has beautiful artwork displayed all throughout and makes the experience that much better thanks to its beauty.
The restaurant is only for dinner and opens at 5 pm daily. They also offer a great happy hour special now on certain days: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5pm to 7pm. And unlike most happy hours, you get 20% off your entire order, not just drinks! This is one of the best happy hour specials around and easily makes it worth the trip.
On top of the great ambiance and menus, people love that it’s not too loud while their dining and that you can actually take in the beauty of place in peace. Another perk Nora has is free valet. This is very uncommon in the Cleveland area so that’s a big plus when looking for a place to dine. Finally (and most importantly) the staff is genuine and kind and that’s truly what has brought people back. The wait staff is knowledgeable and listens to what you are craving and help pair the perfect wine for your meal.
Nora often works with seasonal ingredients which keeps the menu fresh and interesting no matter how many times you may have been there! They always work with local ingredients, as well to make sure that all the food is the absolute best it can be.
Every now and again, Nora arranges events for its customers. In the past, they have offered events like six-course dinners for $75 per person that allows you to try some of the best food and get a even more culture out of the experience.
This is a great place for a date night or drinks with friends (although, you may need to make a reservation!) and overall is just a wonderful place to spend time with wonderful people!
Stop in at 2181 Murray Hill Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106. Call the restaurant at: (216) 231-5977 or visit their website.
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