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I'm making my annual pilgrimage to vegas with 8 buddies and once again I'm in charge of picking the restaurants. We've eaten at some pretty good restaurants but we're always looking for a new find. We do Nine at the Palm every year because the guys like the scene. We use to love going to the old Venetian Italian restaurant off the strip, but that closed. An old fun Italian spot would be fun. Have been to Batista's I think it's ok at best. I hear Casa Di Amore and Ferraro's are pretty good. Any comments or suggestions?

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  1. If you are going to travel to Ferraro's I would personally rather go to Nora's. If you make reservations in advance they might give you the private back room that holds about 8-10 people. They have great food and good prices and the bartender makes a great drink --just my opinion.

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    1. re: Justjenn

      Interesting you mention the bartender at Nora's: my hairdresser yesterday was telling me that she just finished bartending school (she's still doing hair while looking for a new job...) and that a group of them went for an outing there and that they had some of the best martinis in town!!

      Being a martini lover and being that I work about a block away from Nora's, I may just have to check it out after work someday. Unfortunately, I don't live anywhere nearby, so there's that old driving home thing....

      BTW, I have had lunch at Nora's a couple of times and really enjoyed the food (but I would never have a martini at lunch.....I don't drink and work.:-). My son joined me for lunch there when he was in town and declared their lasagna to be "as good as yours, Mom." I think that was a compliment :-)

      1. re: janetofreno

        Where or which Nora's. I googled and came up with two places. We go in July and I'd like to try it!!!

        1. re: Linda VH

          I believe the original Nora's on Flaming & Jones is the better of the two. I live in Summerlin not too far from Nora's Wine Bar and I always choose to drive further to the older location. Summerlin Nora's is loud and pretentious...with smaller portions and higher prices. I agree...the cocktails at both are delicious.

          1. re: Linda VH

            Yes, I was talking about the one at Flamingo and Jones. I didn't even know there was one in Summerlin!

        2. re: Justjenn

          The well made cocktails might push us towards Nora's. I'll be with a group looking for something good to wet the whistle.

          1. re: jeff Daniels

            If Italian with a fish emphasis would suit, then Ventano's in Henderson will fill the bill. One of the best Italian places around. I don't know about the bar however--may be great, I just don't know.

            1. re: johnb

              I haven't heard of Ventano's. Sounds like a winner.
              Any spots that do family style italian?