North - Denver
North - Denver

North - Denver

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.northitalianfarmhouse.com/
  • Phone: (720) 941-7700
  • Hours of Operation:
    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,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Rick Thillemann
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: There is a private dining room that seats up to 24.
  • Private Party Contact: Mark Stewart 7209417700x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Second St.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from North - Denver
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 - Denver reviews from OpenTable diners
159 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (65)neighborhood gem (63)hot spot (54)good for groups (47)vibrant bar scene (40)great for lunch (40)great for outdoor dining (34)special occasion (33)notable wine list (23)romantic (22)great for brunch (18)late-night find (10)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Wife's Birthday Encounter
    GunnyMate
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I took my wife there again for her birthday and we had our favorite Italian Farm salad which was the best along with one share Funghi Pizza. It filled our void stomach and closed with a new tried Olive Oil Cake dessert which is just perfect for our closing. Delicious dessert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SITC
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Met friends for a weeknight meal and drinks- our server was Alan - service was very slow and over all way below the bar we expect from North- 1 appetizer was ok not good but 3/4 people ate it- our 2nd appetizer was delicious- Alan was upset we did not let him know appetizer was not great( he did not check in a reasonable amount of time ) and he stated , I can't take it off the bill since you have eaten it- and appeared to be angry- we did not expect it to be removed from the bill but when asked "How were the appetizers?" we merely answered honestly. The rest of evening , he was standoffish and had way too much attitude.( Not good attitude)
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Visited North for the second time in the past 6 months and where we were not impressed by our first visit, all five members of our party came away with a desire to return after enjoying wonderful meals and desserts. There was something on the menu to please everyone !!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Since the changes in the menu, I have been somewhat disappointed. This time, I ordered spicy shrimp. I thought that I would be served full sized shrimp; instead, they were little curled up things.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant and food!
    Carm
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Highly recommend thus restaurant for groups, great good too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Occassional Dining
    GunnyMate
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have been there only for occasional dining such has birthdays and anniversary. We love your Italian Farm Salad along with one choice of pizza off your listing. Great combination. Your serving of bread with tomato butter were excellent starter along with wine or beer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful dinner
    JankossVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Dinner was soo good. Started with the Buratta, then had the Bronzino. My friends both had the chicken Parmesan after sharing a Caesar salad. Service was excellent. We had a nice table at the back. Too bad the restaurant was so noisy. But, we will be back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not going back
    WeihnachtsmannVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service was exceptionally when we went for our date night last Saturday. We spent about an hour just sitting and waiting for food or our check. Food was barely warm when served. There are plenty of other places in Denver to eat, no need to go to North. The food is not that special and service is plainly non-existent.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 111 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 942 reviews are from the North - Denver reviews archive.
  • Food was excellent, all courses
    Perry
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food, one of the best restaurants we've been to in awhile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place for dinner
    wvann
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    really great food in an upscale, yet relaxed environment. We ate early (6 pm) so no wait… Service was great too. wish we had one in Omaha. We will definitely be back next time we are in Denver.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent pasta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Pasta is made there so it is top notch! Lots of noise as the all the materials in the restaurant are hard surfaces. Tables are close together so it is not "romantic" per se. House wine was very good. (Pinot Noir)
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 50th Birthday celebration
    Dano
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food was amazing, we enjoyed everything we ordered however the Bruschetta and Calamari starter were "surprisingly" superb! We always order the Rosemary Chicken and it didn't disappoint and the Scallop entree was just incredible. The staff were wonderful and the specialty cocktails that they recommended were delicious, each subtle ingredient compliments the other and they have a nice wine selection as well. We shared the Tirimisu for dessert which was a nice finish to a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cherry Creek Mainstay
    BobfVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    North has become a fixture in the Cherry Creek area. It is popular with both the young and older crowd. The menu is relatively simple with mostly Italian dishes. Food quality is good and presentation is attractive. There is a rather large wine selection with a regular list and a more expensive reserve list. Service is friendly and efficient. This is an energetic restaurant and it can get noisy when it is full (which is often). We always enjoy eating at North and will continue to frequent it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    ariselaine
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Had a great birthday dinner. Heard the restaurant was good from another friend and decided to try it for my friends' birthday dinner. Food was excellent and interesting including a fig, prosciutto and goat cheese pizza. Olive oil cake was delicious. My friends and I really enjoyed our meal here and we had a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Hour
    DEEMVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The pizza and wine happy hour was a good deal. We ordered an extra sandwich, which wound up being unnecessary.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    North is getting better with time. Always reliably excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu
    xpatsuitcase
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We dined recently at North and loved, loved, loved the menu. The grilled artichoke was incredibly tasty, but the beet salad won all the honors with its whipped lemony dressing. We also had very good pasta dishes, but the appetizers won the evening. Prices are moderate and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite !!!
    Debra
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Always wonderful...greeted with a smile and out the door with a smile!! 😊 great drinks and food and wonderful service!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We both loved the preparation of the fish and the pairing of the sauvignon blanc. We had a noisy group next to us managed well as my friend and I were engrossed in our conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Service
    lovinthebu
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We like to sit back and enjoy our wine/cocktails/conversation for a while. before ordering dinner. We told our waiter that, and reminded him several times that we would "flag him down" when we were "zeroing in on ordering". He frequently came by the table anyway, asking us how things were going, and we didn't need him to do that, and thought that we had communicated that (we arrived at 5 p.m. on a Wed, so there wasn't a need for our table). Other than feeling a little bit "hover-crafted", we loved our experience and food. We will be back, but would love to be able to "just chill" without constant "checking in", when we had already requested to not have that done.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tabletime
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Good food, but I wasn't overwhelmed by what I had. The prices seem to have gone up and the menu has narrowed since I was last there and that was a bit of a disappointment. That said, I'd willingly go back and give it another try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Food Stop!
    Whitney
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    My fiance and I have been to North so many times I can't even count any more. WE love going there, the food and staff are great. From their apps to their dessert you can't go wrong. Everything is fresh and made from scratch. I totally recommend the arancini app, probably the best thing I have ever eaten. It does get a little noisy in there from time to time, otherwise it is the best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for lunch!
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    North has consistently good food. The lunch menu is varied, and the food can easily be split. The service was fine, but not great. I think it is a solid restaurant that always delivers a pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a great experince
    KenG
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We visit North several times a year. The food is always really great. The service is exception. Our server, Ben, remembers us with a warm greeting and takes great care to provide us with terrific service. He anticipates our needs and makes sure that we have everything we need. The restaurant is gorgeous with large windows opening to a beautiful setting. We will be back often.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Twice in a row!
    Foodbruja
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Fresh, delicious, creative dishes and professional service drew us back two nights in a row. We especially loved the burrata, the seasonal vegetable salad and the aaahhhh- inducing branzino. If you still have room, try the olive oil cake. Nice wone selection, but by the glass prices are high. The servers were friendly and knowledgeable as well as very accommodating if, for example, you want to taste a few wines before deciding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lunch
    KEM1430
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Loved the Pesto Chicken pasta dish that I had for lunch. Can't find this specific dish in other Italian restaurants. For this dish alone, I would definately come back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Rauch
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The rosemary chicken is always excellent and I've enjoyed all the dishes I've tried. Nice appetizers and deserts also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 Friends and 4 marvelous dishes
    JanieOVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Your fungi pizza is to die for as is your salmon and pesto chicken. And the budino desert is out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great but noisy
    Gaylord
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The restaurant was extremely loud the evening that we went and there didn't seem like there was anywhere to go to escape it. Unfortunately it was raining out so we couldn't even eat outside which is not very quiet either. Other than that, the food was delicious, the service was great and I would recommend it to anyone who is into the vibrant bar scene. Definitely a single type atmosphere, certainly not for families.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice dinner in the neighborhood
    RestaurantBoyVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went to North for a last minute dinner out on a Sunday night. We were pleasantly surprised that the place had some buzz, even on a Sunday at 8 pm. Good food as always, Fox RC does a great job of making their places seem "local," even though they are not necessarily so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love North!
    aimee1411VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This Denver-location is my favourite: the bread is delicious! (and so is the rest of the food of course, but you don't get bread this good at every North location!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not as good as last time!
    RosieDenverVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We love North although sometimes our relationship is like a marriage great sometimes and other times not so much --- although we do remain loyal and committed. We had dinner 2 weeks earlier and it was truly outstanding. This time the food was very, very good but not as good as two weeks ago. The GRILLED BRANZINO is an excellent fish - light, flavorful - prepared just right - excellent. The STROZZAPRETI Pasta which is a signature dish is usually outstanding - not this visit. The food was not served immediately after preparation so it was a little cold but not enough where I would send it back. Now if I could just get a good Makers Mark Manhattan on the rocks . . . after 3 trys I'm thinking I should stick to wine!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delivers!
    DenverVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    One of our favorite places to eat in Cherry Creek. Menu is updated seasonally and quality is always exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LifeIsTooShort
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We enjoyed our evening. The food was good and so was the service. We'll return soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken and Branzino Shine
    JanieOVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The chicken and vegetables is a delicious dish. The Branzino fish was perfectly cooked. But, the pasta and shrimp only so so. The restaurant strives to be top notch, so why not make sure bread is tasty?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CELEBRATION
    feytay
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    My wife and I love to go to North for celebrations of things in our life - Great Food and Service. The pasta is the best we have had since returning from Italy this last year - it always takes us back to Bologna.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • People Watching
    eatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The patio is perfect for people watching on a nice day. The food is good, the service is fine and the area is great for some superb people watching on a lazy evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We have dined at North many times. It is one of our favorites. Unfortunately, the service was not up to North's usual high standards. It took a long time to get our dinner order. The couple next to us came in 20 minutes after us. They were served and paid for their meal before we received our meals. The waiter told us our order would be out in 3 minutes - it was another 15 minutes. I wish there had been an apology from somebody who was responsible. It is still one of our favorites - chalk it up to an off night?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • North is a must on trips to Denver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We live up in the mountains and are not in Denver a lot, but when we do make it down North is always the restaurant we choose to eat at. Just a great atmosphere, great food and service. We have never had a bad time there.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Debbie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    North has excellent Italian and fun creative cocktails. I don't have anything bad to say this place is amazing
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.