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 29, 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
  • Loud Cramped but good
    cardinalVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The restaurant might just as well use community tables because everyone is cramped together. The food quality is good but the noise level and cramped tables results in an unpleasant experience
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Foody lover
    Fooody
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Went with another couple and enjoyed our evening! We had 3 app. They were very good exspecially the burrata which the waitress recommended! The calamari was delious as well and meatballs! 3 of us had a pasta dish and one had chicken Parmesan! We all enjoyed our dishes! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Julesbaby
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We sat at a 2-seater table towards the back, set up against the wall away from the window. The reason for the lower rating on "Ambiance" above is due to the fact that there is a ceiling spotlight that shines directly down on this table in particular and makes it uncomfortable to sit there as every time I looked up or over to the left, I had the direct glare of this spotlight in my eyes. I eventually swung my chair around to face the wall to avoid it. Perhaps this can be remedied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    barnabusdarling
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This was our second time to North, both times the service was excellent and the food was tasty. The budino dessert is a highlight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We've bee going to North for years and have never been disappointed. The staff is great... Very knowledgeable and works well as a team, which really helps the service shine. You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu, which just changed over to fall/winter recipes. The butternut squash lasagne is amazing (Although my favorite go-to is the classic pasta Bolognese!). Great food, service and atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My evening at North was very disappointing. I had not been there in quite awhile. We had reservations for 7:30 for dinner. Our waiter was wonderful, took time to explain dishes, answer questions, etc. But the food service was extremely slow and the quality of the food preparation was average at best.
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  • Food
    todinefor
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food was cold. My salmon was totally overcooked. It was clear the food was sitting for a while before it was served. Nice ambiance ...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We will be back. Great place to meet friends or clients. Very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food mediocre
    foodie
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    the bolognese was really disappointing, overcooked pasta and the sauce was bland, and the spicy shrimp pasta was marginal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy and expensive
    lovinthebu
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This restaurant is fine for an occasional visit. We arrived at 4:30 and still the place filled up fast and was way too noisy. We wished that it had been warmer outside...then we would have eaten on the patio. A restaurant a block or two up has outdoor heaters on their patio. That would make a great difference. The wine list is very expensive...not necessary to pay so much for a great wine. The menu, too, is expensive. We eat out regularly, and are picky about where we eat. We definitely have some favorite places where we have great wine and great food for 1/2 the price of North...so this place will remain on our "occasional eatery" list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice to bring visitors!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great table when requested, excellent server and very conscientious. I think the food is really creative and solid. I will continue to always come back. My guests loved it. Elaine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and drink were not special
    auroraVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food and the cocktails were both disappointing.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Won't go back
    ClassyCritic
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Well, I've been to this place twice, a first and a last time. Our server was so impressed with himself he apparently forgot the point of how impressed we, HIS CUSTOMERS, should be impressed, and to say we weren't.....at all, is an understatement. While the food was decent, it lacked in portion, was prepared in some cases in a very unhealthy way, (deep fried), and color lacked, as well. We were there for my birthday, and not only was no surprise dessert presented as expected, none if us were offered any dessert selections, AT ALL. High noise level is also very annoying when and while trying to have any conversation, including one with your server where ours' literally had to squat down to table level to take our order....classy....NOT.
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  • fun experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    MY niece, husband, and I enjoyed good food and good service at North. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & service!
    mimieats
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Met an out-of-town friend here for dinner and North impressed both of us! Seated immediately upon entering even though we were a little early for reservation and they were quite busy. I was all ready to order/sample a pasta dish as I know they prepare daily, but once the waiter said butternut squash soup I was sold! We both ordered the simple salad and it was anything but simple! Delish! Very fresh and flavorful. My soup was excellent. Girlfriend ordered spaghetti & meatballs; and changed it up a bit. Once she received and tasted she stated that it was the "best" pasta she had ever had! Waiter was patient and helpful; actually he was very good. Too stuffed to sample any dessert, but hopefully next time we visit I will be able to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was so looking forward to dinner...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    After the great reviews I was excited to try the Bolognese that was reviewed as "outrageously good". The host/bar/wait staff were all attentive and knowledgeable. The others in my group ordered steak and scallops and they really enjoyed their meals. I ordered the Bolognese and was beyond disappointed. First,they ran out of the noodles they typically serve it with and they tried to just substitute spaghetti noodles. After I sent it back, they informed me they were out of Bolognese, but managed to put some together with a different pasta about the time the rest of my party finished their meals. They comped my meal which was nice, but the whole experience was so disappointing. On top of that the dish was just "ok", too greasy for me.
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  • Lovely!
    DegersuzVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at North on Saturday! The food was great, the service was impeccable, I would recommend it to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent as always
    SarahDVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We are regulars at North. This restaurant is always consistent! The food is always spot on and delicious and the service is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • North Excellent!!
    BMoore
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great lunch and we had a great waiter. His recommendation were great!! I just love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was strange
    VVVVVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Both our server & possibly manager need lessons in customer service. Ordered dish w/o fat or sodium (i.e. Salmon & steam veggies)which they had to semi create as not on regular menu. Then vegetable salad separately for other person in our party. Salmon came on the vegetable salad. Instead of apology waitress said, "that's not your dish" then brought salmon and vegetable salad back. Salad was not the vegetable salad. It was lettuce with a pea here and there. A tiny man who never introduced himself as a manager came and said "this is our vegetable salad." had a silly smirk on face entire time. Bizaree-he eventually brought a bowl of vegetables & kale that should have been there. No apology. Just -$10 on bill, but they still never apologized!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent
    Awr1
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This restaurant is spot on for an early evening cocktail or late night beverage. I am happy to write that the dining experience is equally superb. Had a wonderful waiter, friendly smiling sores and delicious meal. Great to know we have a place to count on for all occasions!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • viska
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We were surprised that the waiter told us that our first and second choice of the vine is not available, but it turned out that the restaurant had it. disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything about this restaurant was great! The interior of the space is very reminiscent of a New York loft (lots of brick walls and concrete floors). The food was sooooo good. There were really only a couple of misses. I had made a reservation for my husband's birthday and the hostess didn't let our server know. The server graciously took care of a desert for him after we'd commented on it. The muscles were just a bit overcooked, but still very tasty. You must try the beet salad and cheese ravioli, not to mention their Tiramisu! Their pitchers of Sangria actually taste like a Sangria should - more of a red wine flavor than fruit juice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another good meal!
    judithVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Nice spot to celebrate a birthday (or two!). We had another good meal with an efficient waiter.
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  • One of our favorite restaurants
    SpudsMageeVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Such a great place for dinner. We always enjoy the food here.
    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, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious pasta and salads
    JanieOVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I loved my spaghetti and meatballs and my friend's pesto chicken was out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun!
    Joyofood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    North has it all! Great food....great drinks (cocktails plus wine and beer list) ....great staff and great location. This should be a Denver favorite for all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Salmon less than good
    Alsas
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The restuarant is one I like but Salmon was maybe 6/ 10 at best a dissapointment. Service was good. Sorry but not happy with food.
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service, Food, Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I recently moved out to Denver and may have already found my favorite restaurant. The food is EXCELLENT, the service has been fantastic on every visit, and whether daytime/evening, indoors/outdoors-the dining environment is ideal. Will be back again soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top quality dining
    chesterVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    a great evening! delicious food, excellent service looking forward to a return visit!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!
    gailbro
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food was outstanding at North and so was the service. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, wine choices etc.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a good choice in Cherry Creek
    FoodCriticVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Good food, good drinks. Great spot next to JW Marriott. Bolognese is outrageously good; barolo by the glass not so much.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner!!
    Margie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had an excellent dinner at North, service was outstanding, food was great. We will definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gourmandVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were exceptionally pleased with Benjamin's service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our first time for Sunday Brunch
    catshadowVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Brunch was great...food was tasty and hot. Excellent service from a very outgoing and energetic young waitress. We enjoyed our brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything's Not Awesome
    DateNightDiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Nothing about this experience was terrible...but nothing about it makes me want to go there again, either. I had reserved a table for two (date night with hubs), and the table we were shown to was tiny and squished a hip's width apart from two other tiny tables. The pastas we ordered were just average, but the Cabernet was good. Service was fine, even though the waitress tried to take my glass instead of asking if I wanted another, which was annoying, because, um, I did. Overall, it just seemed a bit expensive for what was offered. Pizza. Some cool sounding salads. Honestly, I like Carrabba's better, and I've been to Northern Italy. ;-)
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  • Busy Place for a Reason
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Second time here. Food and service were outstanding. Pork very tender and tasty. Pasta was out of this world good. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Place was very nice service was very good but the food just ok
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  • Terrific Anniversary Dinner Date
    TraciP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    After reading reviews online, we decided to make a request for a quiet table in the back of the restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our server was terrific, she recommended delicious options for the entire meal....highly recommend the burrata as a starter (ask for extra bread), the Italian farm salad was delicious (the vinaigrette was so light and flavorful), the Bolognese for a terrific pasta dish (they can serve a smaller portion by request), and the donuts are a must so save room or ask for a to-go container. Thanks again...we will be back!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Michi
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Tried North for the first time last night. The ambiance was very energetic. I was on a date so where they had seated us wasn't ideal, however, we made it work. The flavors of the food were good. We enjoyed everything we had, but felt some what cheated by the entree. Full sticker price for a small portion. We will stick the apps and salads next time; perhaps we will go for a pizza. The service was ok; the server was friendly however did not talk much to us or explain the menu or what we were eating. We had to guess as to what was in the specialty butter we were served with the bread. We will go back to North and try other items on the menu, but we will just stay away from the less bang for your bucks entrees.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.