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Carissa Russell/Thrillist

Nora

Cleveland
Italian Restaurant
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Tues5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wed5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thu5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sat5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Nora

2181 Murray Hill Rd

Cleveland, OH 44106

Helmed by Chef Eddie Zalar -- whose impressive CV of New York City restaurants is a testimony to his culinary chops –- this cozy trattoria is a noteworthy addition to Little Italy’s dining options. There’s an emphasis on tradition and family here: the spot is named for Zalar’s daughter, and it’s not uncommon to see the chef himself behind the line preparing standout plates like the perfectly crispy calamari fritti with gremolata, chorizo, and chili romesco. Between the intimate ambience (dim lights, immaculate white table linens, soft music in the background) and the homemade bombolini – elegantly served with lemon gelato and glazy blueberries -- it’s an ideal spot for date night.