NoRTH - Kansas City
NoRTH - Kansas City

NoRTH - Kansas City

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.northitalianfarmhouse.com/
  • Phone: (913) 232-5191
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Daily 11am - 4pm

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

    Wine Wednesday: Half off all glasses & bottles of wine

    Dinner:
    Sun – Thu 4pm - 10pm
    Fri – Sat 4pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Travis Pyle
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Roe
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from NoRTH - Kansas City
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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
NoRTH - Kansas City reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (58)fit for foodies (54)neighborhood gem (47)great for lunch (36)special occasion (35)good for groups (30)notable wine list (27)hot spot (19)romantic (15)kid-friendly (11)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (6)great for brunch (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Love North! It is one of my favorite restaurants.
    ConcertVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Always have good, friendly service at North. Love the food and the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NoRTH - Leawood
    Yummy
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I went to North for a business lunch and it was a great experience. The service was great and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend this place to other business professionals in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    usafunVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had some of their small plates, calamari, mussels, and zucca chips (very thin crispy eggplant chips) Everything was very good and the waiter suburb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday party
    BirthdayBoy
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This was a celebration for my daughter and myself. Our server Autumn was wonderful and took care of our every need. We had a four year old and a toddler with us who needed their food brought our first and there was no problem. My wife was running late and there was no "bugging" us to order. We were able to dine at our own pace and have a very relaxing and enjoyable evening. The dessert was amazing as well. The portions on the dinner were perfect. So many resturaunt portions are way too large. Thanks so much, we will see you again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu and wine list
    cgfoodie
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We enjoyed some items you don't often see on menus at other restaurants in the area such as Burrata, Arancini and Zucca chips. The selection of wines by the glass was good and our server knew the wine list well. Several of our group ordered pizza...I personally liked it a lot, but one member of our group didn't care for it. It was a bit loud and difficult to hear our server at times with our group of 5. Overall we enjoyed our experience and would go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food4fun
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Very nice atmosphere service was good, nice menu choices, overall very nice dining experience. I would definitely return
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • comfortable excellence
    debbiejwilson
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Service was perfect. Autumn is a super server. Very sweet and attentive. Knows her stuff. Food was all superb--made to order, fresh, full of flavor! I had Zucca chips, Chef's Board, Fall Lasagna, and Chocolate Tart. I'd get it all again, except I want to try everything else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth The Time & Money
    Niceplace1
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Just a wonderful place to have a dinner out and have that glass of wine. A upscale chain restaurant and yet this location has a local feel. Highly suggest reservations on Friday and Saturday evening. The only mark off our evening was that the music was slightly to loud and competing with the patrons conversations. That said we will return for a dining night out without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wednesday Nite - ½ Half Bottles
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Once again, a great visit to North. Food (Caviteli) outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NoRTH, worth driving South!
    eatsoutlots
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I used to be a 'regular' on "Wine Wednesday", and only a few things have changed but not the food overall. Can still count on flavorful salads, and good sized pizzas for sharing. Half-priced bottles now take up less space on the menu, but are a great deal! Happy Hour is also a great deal- if you can arrive in time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    If for no other reason, you must visit North to try the Salted Carmel Bundino. There are no words. . .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a Pre Race Fuel Up
    Nicole
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We sat on the patio and enjoyed zucca chips and wonderful pasta dishes. Our server was very attentive and the management even stopped by to make sure we were happy. The food was fantastic as usual and very quick without feeling rushed. Our server even remembered we mentioned we were racing a half marathon the next day and wished us good luck as we were exiting. The food is consistently good and service warm and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Saturday night outstanding experience. I like this restaurant alot and after this visit will frequent more often. They have a very nice outdoor dining area. Service was excellent and we enjoy the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoy
    shelbel44
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We always have good service, great drinks, love the food! Don't feel like you are in strip mall. Great location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Happyathome
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Always a great place for dinner or lunch. Food is consistent and wait staff is attentive and experienced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite place in Leawood
    iLo823VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    So happy to see the rosemary chicken w/ grilled veggies back on the menu! Totally my favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with friends
    Bonappetit
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have eaten here several times for both lunch and dinner. Food is always great as is the service. Very consistent on both fronts. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Superb service Superb food Great friendly and warm staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In our top 3 in Kansas City.
    2thumbsup
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We are new to the area and are still figuring out our way around town. By far this is one of the best meals and experiences we've had in town and certainly we would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites!
    Slmeye01
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is our favorite date night restaurant, we come here on special occasions and are always pleased with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even better than expected.
    LearnThatPoem
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything from start to finish was top-notch. Fresh pasta and incredible desserts were terrific. Waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. We will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to par
    Eatoutalot
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This trip to North was a little disappointing. Menu has shrunk. Shrimp pasta dish had very small shrimp and not that many of them. Had to ask for bread. Water glasses were not refilled. Definitely not as good as visits in the past.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a mistake
    Openlyhonest
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant is an overpriced disaster. The food and service does not match up with the prices charged Our Caesar salad came with Avacado in it. My shortribs (a house specialty) was so salty it was totally inedible and the few vegetables on the entrée were totally overcooked. The Bolognaise was bland the pasta too al dente The service was mediocre at best. We had to constantly ask for water refills.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vicki
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food and service were very good. North is always a good choice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud... very loud
    gailfrbVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Seems to me that although I love noRth, the more I dine there, the more I am aware of how noisy it is when it is above 50% table occupancy. This time it was that uncomfortable that we asked to have our lunch packaged and we went to the park to finish our meal and visit. I still enjoy the restaurant but will plan my visits around "off" hours from now on.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid
    Elmer
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Good food, attentive service and a relaxed atmosphere combine to make this a great spot for lunch, dinner or drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food supurb
    fred
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I selected North for my wife's birthday because it was new for us and she likes Italian. We were not disappointed. The red sangria is excellent. We started off with the roasted artichoke - a favorite at home - it was very good. Both of us ordered a seafood entree. My wife got the scallops and I got a white fish. Both were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NO NoRTH
    foodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I suggested NoRTH to friends for lunch, because I'd had a positive first experience there last month. I'm sorry I did! After ordering salads (not even hot food!), we waited ONE HOUR and still no food was served to us. I left our table and asked to speak to the manager. He got our salads to us, but my seasonal vegetable salad was missing Marcona almonds, orange segments & corn!! At that point, it wasn't even worth mentioning! Service staff offered us a free dessert for the long wait, which we agreed to. Ironically, it then took 15 minutes for the dessert to arrive! Last month, I thought I'd found a new place for a fun lunch out. Now, I won't go back. Very disappointing...and sorry I suggested NoRTH to friends.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Lunch at North
    Dottie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Had a great time with a dear friend for a belated birthday lunch. Our waiter was very helpful, gave us good advice and told us the 2 best desserts to choose from. The one I chose was excellent! I loved my fig and goat cheese pizza. Had half of it for dinner last night. Tasted just as good as it did at lunch. Would recommend North to friends and family!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the Zucca Chips!
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We went during the all day Happy Hour on Sunday, and we loved it! The Zucca Chips are quite good... everything was good. I ordered something ordinary - spaghetti and meatballs - and I was surprised at how flavorful it was. Not ordinary at all! The prices are reasonable, and the service was good. I would recommend sitting outside for privacy - the inside was crowded, noisy and open.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Outstanding - Food average
    TmacVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is the first time that we have experienced a less than satisfactory meal at North. The spicy shrimp dish was terribly disappointing. The shrimp were so small and there were only six of them. I was expecting gulf shrimp and what I received were six "popcorn" shrimp. I was disgusted. This should not be reflection on Jonathan, our server - he did an excellent job. The manager came to our table and asked "How was your excellent meal?" Clearly not the correct approach when asking for input.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • happy place
    ConcertVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    One of my favorite places to dine. Bright, airy and great service. Always friendly
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tries hard, but...
    ItalianFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I've eaten here twice. The first time was good, the second time, not so much. Service is attentive, perhaps too much so, and seems rehearsed as if the wait staff and host/hostesses were trained extensively. It doesn't feel authentic, but rather scripted. The food is variable. The first pasta I had was good, but the second (chicken pesto) had too much oil and not enough basil. The salads were good (beet salad was particularly good). My second visit was on a Monday night. Perhaps that had something to do with the variability.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • littleitaly2
    littleitaly2
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was outstanding. The server had to be asked for bread. Two additional employees came by the table which was nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite Spot for Lunch!
    DearandHonVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Why do we like North?...SERVICE!...from the truly appreciative welcome at the host stand to the quick greeting and drink order request from our server...this time was Deb...comfortable and cool modern seating and decor...FOOD...this time red sangria with an order of addictive zucca chips (just try them!...I bet you can eat just one!) Caesar salads and a fig and prosciutto pizza...cold salads and a fresh HOT pizza...delicious!!!...MANAGEMENT...thank you for stopping at our table really visiting...I am a customer service trainer and you are where you should be!...and we loved the salted caramel dessert!...thank you all for another OUTSTANDING experience at NORTH...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Zucca Fries!!
    TimDVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The zucca fries are the appetizer of choice for us - and we also love the risotto balls, and I will never eat chicken Parmesan anywhere else. Their pizzas are also great and it's nice you can split them and try 2 types at the same dinner. We love going to North! But, we always skip dessert and go to Glace down the way for Christopher Elbow ice cream.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't Wait to Return!
    Laura
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I simply can't say enough about this place. It all started before I got to the door! I was still in the parking lot, when the hostess opened the door and greeted me with a smile and a "good evening". She was super sweet and complimented my jewelry. I requested a table on the patio and she made sure I was comfortable with my table before she sat me there. I was waiting on a friend, but my server stopped by (but not too many times) to make sure I was okay while I was waiting. And once she did arrive, he was respectful in letting us catch up for a moment before he came back. The atmosphere was cozy-retro-chic and the food was to die for. We definitely plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love North
    Cathyd
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Have visited twice now. Great menu and great food. Food is fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 63 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 713 reviews are from the NoRTH - Kansas City reviews archive.
  • Nice but not overwhelmed
    Getinmybelly
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Pleasant servers, nice patio scene but my associate and I, having both ordered the shrimp pasta, were underwhelmed by the size and number of shrimp in the dish. We did like the pasta and sauce though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • why did we wait so long?
    welovedatenight
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    What a great meal! The food was wonderful, service excellent. We will be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.