NORTH Arcadia
NORTH Arcadia

NORTH Arcadia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.northitaliarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (602) 324-5600
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
NORTH Arcadia reviews from OpenTable diners
141 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (92)fit for foodies (68)great for outdoor dining (55)good for groups (45)hot spot (44)great for lunch (39)great for brunch (24)kid-friendly (21)vibrant bar scene (18)special occasion (18)notable wine list (15)romantic (11)late-night find (10)Show More
  • Amazing!
    azfoodie10VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The food was excellent. The fall lasagna was absolutly amazing! It is there for a limited time so try it before the take it off the menu! The staff has always been really friendly and helpful in pair wine with the entrees. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Branzino was outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I love this restaurant. Although I invariably order the Branzino, because it is a fish that I love, the preparation at North is the ONLY restaurant where it improves upon a plain, whole fish grilled with its head and tail on, and nothing more than olive oil, salt and pepper on the outside and fresh dill and lemons/limes on the inside....which is obviously the way I prepare it. We ARE on your mailing list and just want to be advised when the next "communal" (?) dinner is held. Whatever you are doing in that kitchen... do NOT stop!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Fan!
    TammyHVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was our first time at North and we loved it! The food was fantastic and the service was great. Would totally recommend trying it if you haven't already.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome service and food!
    Patirck
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great dinner, birthday celebration! Outstanding server and manager Mack was afantastic making sure everything was perfect..,,and it was. The only negative is that the building gets very loud when the place is full making it difficult at times for conversation. However, I would return here again and again for the food and outstanding service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good!
    JC041VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Always good food, the service is great and the crowd is energetic, very kid friendly and overall just a great neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    SuziBee
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    North has delivered every single time I've eaten there. The staff is friendly and works hard. Every item I've ordered has never been less than spectacular. The open concept of the kitchen makes the noise level a little loud, but it does not detract from the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slipped
    Deborah
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    There were a couple negatives to this restaurant (which I gave a second try since the first time a piece of brillo pad was in my food and they did nothing about it in the way of customer service except to say it was a brillo pad used in cleaning the pot). My car bottomed on the drive way going in. When I said this to the valet he said I must . On the way to the ladies room I slid on something (wearing flat boots) right by the one of the managers I had to use the wall to gain my balance. I told them. There was a 18" skid mark on the floor. They were not concerned and offered no extra care after this. At the least they could have comped the wine we ordered after this happened. I will not go back and will not recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great staff and menu
    ArcadiaFoodie
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Most friendly and welcoming restaurant -- food and drink options were unique and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I loved the service and the food was great. The restaurant is beautiful, we sat on the patio under the lights. It was very romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We were visiting Phoenix and a friend recommended North. Great vibe, fun atmosphere and food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food. Fun. Atmoshpere.
    craftyagentmom
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We enjoyed North for a girls' birthday luncheon and we had a blast. We truly enjoyed the service, the food and the atmosphere. We love that they make their bread and past right on site. They catered well to our gluten free friend and it was just a experience. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shame on me.
    jellyrollbluesVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Although I’ve pretty much liked every Fox restaurant concept something has kept me from North. Perhaps because it looked big, busy and loud from the outside and there are so many quality, nice, quiet Italian restaurants in town. Well I thought, finally, let’s try it out. It’s Sunday night, it won’t be so busy. It was still busy, big and yes loud but I’ll be back. Our server was wonderful, the menu is great, the food is all fresh, from scratch and the flavors were excellent. We were impressed. They have great Happy Hour deals and menu items that make it possible to graze and share and drink a bottle of wine or a pitcher of great sangria. I’m ready to go back again right now.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Timer
    KarenL
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A very pleasant surprise...not being much of a fan of concept chain restaurants, we had a great experience. The service was friendly without being overbearing and food came out in a timely manner. The food was very fresh, seasonal, and made with innovative culinary skill. Both hubby and I had enough for lunch the next day. The ambience was casual and comfortable with the noise level(one of my pet peeves) was tolerable. Complimentary valet parking was well organized and easy to navigate. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • North: a great hidden gem
    Zellie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    A limited menu but great homemade italian pasta and sauces. This is not a steak and potatoes restaurant, but the vibe is modern and the menu choices reflect country Italian cooking. The salad choices are grand, the "short-rib" selection will take care of the traditional meat lover, and the chicken dishes fill up the rest of carnivore cravings. However, pasta is king! The sauces are excellent, and the superb bread soaks up any excess red sauce that's left in the bowl.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy hour
    EatsoutalotVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great Sunday happy hour we enjoyed sitting on the patio and drinking sangria
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excellent pizzas, good Italian dishes, reasonably priced, pretty good wine selection, and friendly, prompt service. Appetizers of calamari and trio antipasta plate came quickly and were great. Meals also were paced and served correctly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Love the menu, hate the noise level. We were glad to be against a wall, it was so loud we could barely hear each other speak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fall Menu changes
    13platesVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The 'Fall Lasagna' with butternut squash is filling even though the pasta layers are thin and perfectly chewy. Flavors are savory. We shared the combo chef's board and enjoyed the change with brussels sprouts and cranberries. Spinach tortelloni is fat with cheese. Our friends enjoyed the Branzino fish and the Pig Pizza, always a favorite. Servers are always friendly and work as a team.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening in the neighborhood
    Loveoysters
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This restaurant had the enviable luck to have power on the Saturday night of the storm. It was bustling. But service was very attentive, and the food is really wonderful. The calamari appetizer is really a salad with the arugula accompaniment and a great combo. The heirloom beet salad was comprised of different kinds of beets and greens and a light dressing. The pan roasted Salmon was done a perfect medium, and the fregula salad was flavorful without being overly salty -- which is sometimes a fault of restaurant Italian food. Like most Fox restaurants, this place is not cheap, but the value is particularly good. And with the various choices of salads, pizzas, appetizers and entrees, you don't need to spend a real bundle if you wish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week Dud
    AZFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    To begin with, you could order off the menu for the same, or even less depending on choices, than the $33 restaurant week special. What's special about that? Four of us ate there last Saturday; for entrees we had gnocchi, bolognaise, and 2 pork dishes. Meals were good, but not great. Ditto for the service. On the downside, it's the ambiance. Industrial design with uncomfortable seating. And the noise level as about as loud as anyplace I can recall. Not a place we will be going back to.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find!
    foodyogis
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We pass this restaurant all the time, been to the one in Scottsdale and finally decided to try it. What a great surprise..the food, the ambiance, the service...all excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Pleased
    meluvfood
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My wife heard about this restaurant and went there for our 10 year anniversary. The staff was very friendly and went the extra mile for us. The food was great and the overall experience was fantastic. We had the chicken pesto and the pig pizza. Both were excellent. The zucca chips for an appetizer were addicting and the deserts were perfect. Very very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed
    KirstierrVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Service was terrible. Our app, salads and entrees were brought to table 3 minutes apart. We had no time to finish one before another was on the table. We felt very rushed and like they were looking to turn us out ASAP!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love North Arcadia, but...
    ejsmom
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great food, great wine selection, amazing service, but inside is just too noisy. It always has been, and because of the décor, there's just not too much that can be done about it. So I'll always go there - love that place, but either sit outside or, inside, be prepared to talk louder than usual and contribute to the energetic-ness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    the food was exceptional. the noise level was very loud, had a hard time hearing conversation, the room was very active acousticly. The service also left much to be desired, long time between courses, rarely saw waiter, he seemed more interested in the young ladies at the next table
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go-to brunch spot
    Louis
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Wonderful, warm bright spot. A definite gem for brunch. Food and service are excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but noisy
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I loved this place. The food was delicious and the building was interesting. The only thing we didn't like was how we could hardly hear each other, could have been just the big group behind us. We'll probably go back because the pizza was so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening at North-Italia
    KimmiP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had a wonderful meal and drinks with great friends.. Service was spectacular. Food was amazing. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant week visit
    Mountainview
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was busy and very noisy so the staff suggested we sit outside. We were close to the misters, which made it very humid and drippy. We had great service at first, but after the main course, we felt we were being ignored. They were admitidly very busy. The appetizers we selected were really tasty. Fior the main course, I had excellent salmon on assorted vegetables that were swimming in too much butter. My husband had the pasta and thought it was very good. We had two different desserts that were fabulous and VERY RICH. We enjoyed the evening overall.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner with the family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Visited North with my wife and son for a nice family dinner. The meal, the service and the atmosphere were all terrific. We have been to North several times now, and each time it is fantastic. We appreciate the great service and the attention to detail in every meal. Highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual good and comfortable
    foodluversinc
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Even though we live in N Scottsdale we choose to come all the way down to North Arcadia when we want to know for SURE we are going to get good food, friendly service in a welcoming ambience. Restaurant is casual/ hip without being too formal or too 'happening'. Solid good food in a friendly casual atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great with kids
    Melissa
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Finally a restaurant with great food reasonably priced that we can take the kids!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    justme
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The food is great, service is good. I don't like that you have to valet park
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food
    Robert
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Always great food. The chef does a masterful job of blending favors!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and and vibrant ambiance
    JessicaF
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a very nice dinner! Food was excellent. Highly recommend the calamari appetizer. Me and my guests all had salads for dinner and they were great! Lots of fresh ingredients. Then we had the mini donuts for dessert. These were delicious as well. Just wish there was a chocolate or hazelnut dipping sauce. Will definitely be coming back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YUM!
    Berwan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have been three times in the past month. Everything is fresh, the food is incredible. Sam Fix does it again. One if our new favorite places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!!!
    AmyBacon
    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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 101 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 336 reviews are from the NORTH Arcadia reviews archive.