Ok, we're from out of town and a couple of friends who live in Las Vegas took us to Nora's. We did like the wine tasting, although the machines seem a bit pricey, and a little heavy on Australian wines. Still, the chance to try a variety of wines, without buying glasses of each was neat. Kind of like a wine tasting in the Napa Valley, but here you get to try a huge variety of labels and growing regions. I'd give the overall experience on the machines a 4 star rating and worth the trip to Nora's.\r
But, the olive oil thing with dinner - three different kinds of olive oil and three kinds of salt that come with the bread, kind of was overkill. Just a good EVO, with a little balsamic, or butter, and I'd be happy. \r
We had the cheese appetizer plate and it was very good, along with the salad. The pasta dishes were so, so. We ordered the linguine with scallops topped with tuna ""caviar."" It sounded good, but the tuna roe overpowered the dish. We also ordered a wild boar pasta dish in a marinara sauce. Again, sounds great, but the sauce overpowered the boar. We couldn't taste the meat. The best pasta dish was their Pasta Al Forno, which was baked pasta with a ground beef sauce, topped with cheese. The final dish we ordered was the Veal Marsala. This should be their signature dish. It was great. But, they were pretty stingy with the veal. I'd say, except for the veal, the portions are more than adequate for ""family style,"" which is what we did. Took all the pasta leftovers to go and there were plenty. Alas, no veal left.\r
I think it's worth a try. And, we'll go back. I have a better idea what to order next time. Maybe, and I hope, my rating will go up. By the way, we found the service very good.
Pros: I'd go for the wine bar, alone.
Cons: I'll have to find the right combination of dishes.