NoRTH - Austin
NoRTH - Austin

NoRTH - Austin

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.northitalianfarmhouse.com/
  • Phone: 512-339-4400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Daily 11am - 4pm

    Happy Hour:
    Mon - Fri 3pm - 6pm

    Dinner:
    Mon – Thu 4pm - 10pm
    Fri – Sat 4pm - 11pm
    Sunday 4pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Matt Uemura
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Seasonally, we have live bands playing outside on our patio on Friday Nights, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Night and Sunday Afternoon.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mopac
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the garage or out in front of the Domain.
A word from NoRTH - Austin
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
NoRTH - Austin reviews from OpenTable diners
165 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (90)fit for foodies (72)great for lunch (64)hot spot (57)special occasion (43)neighborhood gem (42)good for groups (41)romantic (31)notable wine list (29)vibrant bar scene (24)kid-friendly (23)great for brunch (21)late-night find (14)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Treated my daughter for her birthday lunch and everything was wonderful. We ordered the prosciutto fig pizza along with the Zucca chips. Our zucca chips didn't come out ahead of the pizza so we were comped for those which was super nice. The complimentary birthday dessert (olive oil cake) was light and delicious. Great staff who were very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not For Older Folks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food was OK. Very crowded, very small table for two and quite noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • judy64
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Having been to North in Tucson, we were expecting the same good food and service and were not disappointed.cc
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food but too noisy
    John
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    North is a great local find, excellent food and location. We went on a Saturday night and it was crowded. It was nice to be around a lot of people, but if you wanted to have a conversation or visit with a friend, forget it. The noise level was deafening and very disturbing. We have been there before many times but must have been at slower times. Next time I will choose a less popular day or time. The food was very good but the whole experience was disappointing, because of the noise. You could not relax and enjoy the fun of eating out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great date night
    mrsw
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I love to go to NoRTH for dates - be it lunch, dinner, or special occasion. The food is delicious (my favorite calamari!) and the servers are attentive and knowledgeable. The only downside is the noise level inside the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rlhwildhare1
    Rlhwildhare1VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Been twice now so that says plenty. Can be quite noisy depending on day/time, good wines and the food/service has been good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cyclonesal
    Cyclonesal
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great bread,good food, nice wine list. Pleasant waitress but not very attentive. Greeted very warmly upon arrival- even though we were very early for our reservation. Overall experience good- we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frustrating
    DHP1VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I have been to North on a dozen occasions as my hotel is close by. I ordered a pizza and asked about specific items being fresh. The staff assured me it was, well it wasn't. Continual problem w/ Opentable at the restaurant as they keep canceling me after I check in and have been seated. I have to notify restaurant to get credit, which has been a big hassle, often taking 3-4 calls. Not worth the effort at North, as there are many dining options close by.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Experience
    alfredo
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This is just a great restaurant. Always been in tip top shape.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NoRTH is our "Go-To" place!
    PapawGamer
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My wife and I have been going to North for a while now! Awesome location (The Domain, Austin) and even better food make this our alternate dining table quite often. We have introduced many of our friends and family to the place and we now hold many special events here. Main courses and deserts are exceptionally prepared and presented. Let me tell you, a LOT of "can I have a bite of that!" have been uttered! If you haven't tried North then you must find an excuse...ANY excuse to stop on by!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Staff
    jctex81
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Went to the location for our anniversary dinner and were completely surprised when our waitress offered complimentary champagne and appetizers Great service and atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NoRTH excellent
    Johnindallas
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife and I tried this restaurant last weekend based on the reviews we had read. We we're not disappointed. When we couldn't decide between two entree's the waitress offered to split both up and bring us each in a separate bowl. The food is made fresh too so if you want certain changes to the dish, no problem. Food was outstanding, fun high energy place. Price is fair (although warning, we ordered the house Merlot thinking it would be a bit cheaper but not so at $11/glass. Regardless, the service was 5 star and really friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rlhwildhare1
    Rlhwildhare1VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great restaurant with good food/service. Can be noisy but worth the earplugs.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing!
    mkwylie
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Dining at North is always a great time. The food and service is always the best! Our server, Rachel, did an amazing job. She was attentive, energetic, fun, and knowledgable. See you next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love their pizzas
    jeanm
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I had the fig and prosciutto pizza for lunch and it was awesome. Food here is always good. Our server was a bit slow though and not very attentive. But overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Vlav
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The staff was very helpful and friendly, we ordered a margherita pizza and the spaghetti w/ meatballs. The pizza was fresh and delicious, the pasta - made from scratch and absolutly amazing ... I am still talking about it days later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Meal
    AustinJim
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Good place for a business meal. Great food, good service. Not too loud for conversations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experiences
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We'v been here a couple of times- once with our (hyper-active) toddlers and once by ourselves. Both our experiences have been awesome. Wait-staff was super patient and understanding with us when we did take our kids along. And they were great when we went on a date night- suggesting great wine pairings among others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jeremiahtvan
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food was great, as was the service. Attention to detail was evident throughout. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great girls night out spot
    Lovefinedine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went with a girlfriend on a Sat. Night. We're seated as soon as we walked in -- thanks to our reservation on Open Table. Great scene! Great food! Great wine! Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. Top notch! Plus after dinner we went to Cru wine bar directly across from North. Perfect classy girls night out!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cindy loo hoo
    Cindy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had made reservations for 730 and we were seated at exactly 730, despite the place being packed. The service was impeccable - prompt, friendly and very attentive to our detailed orders. The food was delicious as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heart of the Domain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This place is high energy, good food and service to match.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Mmmfood
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was outstanding, will come here every trip to Austin. Very noisy, but served to provide a level of privacy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seems To Be Declining
    goodchow
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I have been a loyal customer of North for several years. They used to be a wonderful place, with great food and great service. They are priced higher than other restaurants, but the quality of the food and service was worth the extra dollars. However, lately, the service and food quality have become inconsistent and have generally declined. There are a few menu items that have remained consistently good and they have very good beverages, but I will be seeking a new favorite lunch spot for meeting with friends and colleagues.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Went there for a birthday lunch and had an amazing time! Service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    BiggyVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Lunch at North was good as expected. The service and food both hit the mark.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice but loud and odd seating
    Suruchi
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We booked a week in advance for a group of 5 and mentioned that it was for a birthday. They sat us at a high, super long pub table right next to the bar. Not a nice or a reserved-a-week-advance type table. You end up right next to strangers, the high stools are uncomfortable and being right next to the bar is a really busy spot. The food and cocktails were good though. Just wish they had treated our special occasion as a special thing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first date place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was an excellent choice of venue for a first date. The food was excellent and the staff was attentive. My only negative comment is that the seating is very utilitarian, not very cozy. Tables laid out in rows to fit as many people as possible. I would have preferred a nice corner booth instead of a table for two in the middle of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never had a bad meal here
    jimix
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I love their cocktail menu, beer menu is very sad though. Always wanted to try the branzino (fish) dish and finally did. I was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Texas Does Not Know Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This place was okay, compared to the dozen or so other restaurants that we have tried in and around the Austin, TX area. Being from the northeast corridor (NY, PHL, DC) we have come to the slow and disheartening realization that Texans do not know how to cook anything but brisket.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • D&Jfoodielovers!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This is our go-to restaurant at the Domain. Love the grilled artichoke, all the salads and pasta's. Service is always excellent, the staff really knows their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun restaurant
    Patty
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Always a fun time. Food is good and service is prompt. The meatballs are the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit and miss
    1Musketeer
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My prosciutto fig and goat cheese pizza was excellent as usual, though it did seem to taste a little different from the last time I had it. Not as savory as I remember it. My friend got the caprese sandwich and was shocked when the waiter brought her a sandwich with runny, gloppy, ricotta-like cheese spilling over the sides and a really unappetizing, odd-tasting sweet tomato jelly slathered onto that. I tasted it. It was awful. She had to scrape the tomato goop off as much as she could, then liberally salt and pepper the sandwich in order to stomach it. Oh, and she had to eat it with a knife and fork. It wasn't like any caprese sandwich we'd ever encountered before and kind of put a damper on the lunch because it was so disappointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodhead
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent experience at North. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. As has been mentioned before, the place is noisy. Is was not a problem for our table of four, but anything larger than that you may be hard pressed to hear the person down the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good and Bad
    Longhorn
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I know I am getting older, but the "music" in the background really added nothing to the experience. A restaurant with those acoustics - and being at the Domain - has plenty audio stimulus to make it interesting, without some load bass bumping noise in the background. Come on, people do like to talk some while at a restaurant, and music in the background that you cannot even discern the artist adds nothing, and subtracts much. My only other complaint was the bartender we had while waiting for a table. I know bartenders have a fast paced job. But if you are going to charge $15.00 for a glass of Cabernet, I would like to have a minute to decide which one, she proceeded to rudely thump at the wine list in front of me.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Dishes
    TonyC
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    NoRTH's strength is obviously in the kitchen. The service is also excellent. Which makes for a great dinning experience. This is a high energy place to enjoy a well prepared meal. Good wine list as well. You cannot go wrong here. If you want quiet, this is not the place for you. If you want to have a great meal and enjoy life doing it, then this is a great place to do it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, a little loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food and service were good. Seemed a little loud when we first got there but once we were seated I didn't notice it as much.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for a nice dinner
    daveATX
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Our two youngest kids were away at camp, so my wife and I decided to take our teenage daughter out for dinner. It turned out great. The picky teenager loved the pizza and caesar salad, and my wife and I were able to enjoy the pasta, appetizers, wine, and cocktails. It was a little noisy to be perfect for dinner conversation, but we didn't mind too much. The meal was paced slowly, which encouraged us to relax between courses. If you're looking for a place to get in and out quickly, you might want to look for another place. (Lunch service is considerably faster, I've found.) Highly recommended.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ahhhhmazing
    pizzalover
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    North is my favorite restaurant when I visit Austin. Definitely reccomend to anyone looking for great food. Get the Bruschettas!!!! (& Artichokes)!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food & wine
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Been going to North for a few years now. Business is good! Wine list is nice. Food is good, but not great. Definitely have better Italian (pasta & seafood) at other restaurants. Great place for a casual dinner where noise isn't a concern.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic