NORTH Arcadia
NORTH Arcadia

NORTH Arcadia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.northitaliarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6023245600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch:
    Sat - Sun 10am - 4pm

    Lunch:
    Daily 11am - 4pm

    Happy Hour:
    Mon - Fri 3pm - 6pm
    All Day Sunday

    Dinner:
    Sun – Thu 4pm - 10pm
    Fri – Sat 4pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Chris Mayo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Camelback Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
A word from NORTH Arcadia
North is offering a prix fixe menu and accepting reservations this Valentines Day! Please visit our website to view the menu and contact the restaurant directly to save your seat. We hope you will join us! Thanks, North
We’ve turned a modern lens on traditional Italian cooking. North Italia is our love letter to Italy—a place that’ll make you feel like you’ve stepped off a charming side street to discover a culinary gem. After a decade in business, we’ve learned a thing or two and we’re approaching perfection in the art of handmade pasta and pizza. Every day, we start from scratch to create dishes like Strozzapreti with Bloomsdale spinach or supple ribbons of tagliatelle for our Bolognese. Our pizza is a revelation: an airy, barely chewy center embraced by a perfectly crisp crust. With the spirit of the Italian taverna, North is the place to talk shop over a cocktail or swap gossip sharing delectable chef creations.Every neighborhood would be lucky to have a place like North.
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NORTH Arcadia reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (81)fit for foodies (63)great for outdoor dining (51)great for brunch (40)good for groups (38)great for lunch (37)hot spot (29)special occasion (24)kid-friendly (19)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (13)romantic (11)notable wine list (9)scenic view (6)Show More
  • AMAZING!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I am in love with FOX restaurants and Arcadia is one of my favorites. The food and service is amazing and we always have a great time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but loud
    Eduardo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The atmosphere was informal and relaxed, everyone in the restaurant was having a good time, and the food was good. Overall, it's a very nice place to meet and dine. The only complaint--and this is not all unique to North Arcadia--is that the noise level was so loud that you had to shout to be heard by the person sitting at your table only a few feet in front of you. On the up side, it meant that people were enjoying themselves. But on the downside, restaurants will often turn up the music to be heard above the patrons, and the patrons wind up shouting to be heard among the music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Affagado!
    Vabear
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was great and our server was like an old friend! I love the open kitchen concepts- makes me feel like I've been invited into someone's big home. Only thing keeping from 5 stars is the noise level making conversation a bit difficult.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • italian fare
    Dineout4sure
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    the service was ok.. food was very good horrible music and loud happy hour sundays is a very good deal
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighborhood restaurant o
    Dave
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Good neighborhood restaurant. Service was good and the food is consistent
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Italian
    arcadia4K
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We love this place. The pasta is great-cooked perfectly. There are always hearty salads available for a lighter dish.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Birdman
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We had a great meal at north. You can tell that the staff knows what they are doing. Good food and service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LovesFoodVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I am here at least once to twice a week. If I had my way it would be at least 5 times a week. Food is always great, service too is outstanding. Slow or busy, the service and food is unmatched.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOUD!
    MargieAlbert
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This may be the noisiest restaurant in Phoenix! There were 2 of us and we could barely hear each other. Great place to go to during off hours but definitely not on a Friday night if you want to enjoy a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great find
    Wineabit2feelbetter
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    What a fantastic dining spot. Patio dining very nice, relaxing,off of 40th street but well located /hidden by landscaping. All fresh made pasta and pizza nice selection. For a girls night out hit the spot, can t beat the chefs board and salads big enought to share fresh hot pizza and then top it all off with to die for desserts and cappuccino. Service was excellent, our server Paul was very helpful with the wine list and selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday, all day, happy hour special
    Dineout4sure
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Everything was great! The meat/cheese board, pizza and bruschetta happy hour is a great deal. Good food and really nice ambience Salad and pasta always a hit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LovesFoodVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We go to North (Arcadia) at least once a week. ALWAYS great food and great service!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Lunch
    peanut95
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I met a friend on a Friday afternoon for lunch. It was a nice relaxing lunch, nothing rushed and lots of conversation. Our waitress was great. She was fun and really made our visit special. We were not rushed and took as much time as we wanted. What a great afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We have dined at NORTH Arcadia several times and had found that Sunday evening was the optimal time to go--less noisy, pleasant. Unfortunately--for the first time--it was quite noisy on Sunday evening. After ordering, our first choice (mussels) became unavailable; a slight disappointment on a rather limited menu. All in all, the food is good, the staff is pleasant, and we will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had tried several other Fox Concept restaurants in the past and was not disappointed. Had family visiting from out of town and wanted to try someplace new. I made an excellent choice with North Arcadia. The food was excellent and our waitstaff very knowledgeable and friendly. One of us has dietary issues and they accommodated us with no fuss. I will definitely be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Cool building, really delicious, well-priced food. We had great service--they split plate our salad and entree without us even asking and coursed the meal perfectly. It is very, very loud inside. Rustic and casual. Valet parking only.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing
    foodie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Relaxing, great atmosphere, kid friendly, non-pretentious. One order came out later than the rest, the manager noticed and comp’d our dessert. As former servers (college days) we are now quite picky and appreciate the attention to detail!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    mrsv
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We chose North because it was one of the few places that would take a reservation for less than 5 people on Father's Day. It turned out to be a great choice. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The staff was friendly and efficient. We will definitely recommend NORTH Arcadia to our friends and will go there again ourselves.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty, fresh food
    TwinMomEsq2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This dinner was our first time dining at NORTH Arcadia. It was suggested by friends, and we really liked it. Everything we had was delicious and fresh, and the portions were generous. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pizza!
    Connie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Went for saturday brunch with family. At 11:30am, it was not crowded and noise level was not an issue (I have been here in the evening and could barely hear the person next to me). The beet salad and vegetable salads were exceptional. I shared a pizza and it was plenty for two and we thought the crust was great. Brother in law had a hamburger--was not particularly happy with the internal temp of his meat. Manager came to table and made it right, so not a big deal. Pasta dish was passed around and was very good. I love this place and could eat everything on the menu!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place
    Maria
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food and service were excellent. We had a great time and enjoyed each course!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noise level
    hatetocook
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The one issue with most of Fox restaurants is the noise level. We were lucky to have patio dining which was not noisy. But, the inside dining room was loud. In particular, we found this to be the same at The Henry, which, unless we had patio dining, we would not eat at again. That is disturbing as we really like the food and menu there. We're told nowadays that's part of the ambience, "energetic" we're told. To us, not "energetic", noisy and can't carry on a conversation with the people seated with you. Other than that, we've eaten at North Arcadia several times, and as long as we get patio dining we will continue going there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JennyVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We love having Open Table to make advance reservations! Always a new food item to try on the menu. Never had a bad meal there yet. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent
    2wholuvfood
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Food is consistently delicious, great atmosphere. Always a good restaurant to take our out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alex
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The food was good and the service was great. We had an appetizer that we didn't like and they brought us a free dessert to make up for it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lulu5stars
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I met some friends for happy hour and loved this place! The ambience was nice and everyone was so pleasant. The food was delicious and the service was great. Big shot out to the chef and to our server, Stephanie. She was so nice and accommodating since it was our first time there. Nice job! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid! Everytime...
    Nahrungsmittelkenner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoy this place every time we go. Normally we attend weekday happy-hour special at the bar. The open bar with exterior views and open windows during the nice time of the year are perfect for that outdoor but yet comfortable setting. The appetizer selections are diverse and delicious. Our favorite - The meat and cheese board. The patio is perfect for our family setting (we have 2 young boys). We love the ambiance of the place and the menu is one of the best - creative yet offers a simple dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the Short Rib
    RecEaterVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Fun, lively spot. Our first time. Many other things on the menu we want to try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • North Arcadia
    Gatsby
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I liked the service and the food. Its informal, and the restaurant is airy and bright. There is a nice bar with TVs. The patio is roomy and pleasant to dine. The far south side of the patio allows the sun in, so at sunset be careful if you don't like the sun in your face.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day
    WaitressFor8Years
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I brought my mom in for Mothers Day Dinner the night before. She loves Italian food so I thought we would give it a try. It was amazing. The food was delicious. I loved the decor. The service was great, we didn't feel rushed at all. I tried the Richotta Gnochi, a smaller portion but still filling and delicious. Mom tried a chicken dish that was very good and a larger portion. We loved the Salted Carmel desert. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super slow service...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We have been here a few times and have never had a problem... Let's hope this visit was out of the norm. My husband I like this restaurant. We placed our order when the server came to offer us drinks (as we were pretty hungry). At the time we placed our order, a table, also for 2 was seated next to us. We watched them get their appetizers, entrees, and then desert before our entrees came. The server came to apologize for our patience twice... and then we got our food and it was cool/cold. We were extremely disappointed! I usually tell people how good the food is and what a super place but I don't know if we will be back. Neither the food or service was acceptable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Have been to North Arcadia many times and it never disappoints. Great food, fun and loud atmosphere, and just an all around great place to dine at!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PASTA PERFECT
    SUSAN
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    eNJOYED THE GNOCCI IMMENSELY AS MY HUSBAND DID HIS BOLOGNASE. NEVER DISSAPPOINTMENTS.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Timer's Bliss
    Burtis
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    What a great spot!!! Thank you Fox Reataurant Concepts for bringing us another great place to wine and dine with friends. Unique menu, GREAT pizza, and who can pass up 1/2 price bottles of wine on a beautiful Sunday afternoon? Not me! Loved the patio out front. The fun mix&match tile work on the South Wall was fun to "study" like abstract art in a gallery, and the ficus trees provided a nice visually pleasing barricade to the sometimes busy 40th street. I'll be back... Sooner, rather than later, for sure.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    RBS135
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Very busy on past 2 Friday nights. Food was very good and the service was superior. Not a quiet place but it wasn't too excessive on the noise either. I will be back for sure. Reasonable prices for well prepared and presented food. Facility is nice also.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great - Food was spicey
    Mamazuck
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Thoughtful food and everything was presentable, friendly and great. Look forward to going again. I'd recommend it. Of course I go there about once every three weeks.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 86 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 303 reviews are from the NORTH Arcadia reviews archive.
  • Arcadia North
    Smithson
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The food was predictably good, as are most of the Fox restaurants, and we enjoyed dining outside on a Tuesday night with a nearly full patio. The only suggestion I have is that the wine list needs to be improved. If price is a problem, search the Chilean, Argentinean or New Zealand offerings that offer 90 point value at a reasonable price; otherwise, I may stick to club soda on my next visit.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We took our family of 4 to North --we love Fox Concepts restaurants -- fresh food, open kitchen, good service. This place has a nice atmosphere and it's very family friendly, although I think the best advice is always to take your kids to an early seating, which we did.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious dinner
    Morita
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My family was visiting from Los Angeles, CA and I wanted to take them somewhere in our neighborhood. We had not yet tried NORTH, but had driven by numerous times, waiting for the right opportunity. I wish we wouldn't have waited so long. Our waiter was vey knowledgeable and attentive. The sauces and pastas are made in house and were amazing. Each dish was flavored perfectly. The guava and blackberry gelato were a great finisher. We are looking forward to our next visit. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at NORTH
    vonnieVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Met a friend for lunch and enjoyed the beautiful patio. It was an overcast day and perfect for sitting outside. Had the chef's board combination of cheese, meat and seasonal items -- it was outstanding! Very filling and I had the leftovers for breakfast the next morning. Also have to compliment on their bread, it was fresh and tasty. Iced tea was refreshing and the servers were great at keeping it refilled. Excellent service and it was crazy fast! Will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet