NoRTH - Kansas City
NoRTH - Kansas City

NoRTH - Kansas City

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.northitalianfarmhouse.com/
  • Phone: 9132325191x
  • 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 WinnerOutdoor Dining
NoRTH - Kansas City reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (72)neighborhood gem (57)fit for foodies (54)great for lunch (43)special occasion (41)good for groups (27)notable wine list (24)hot spot (18)romantic (17)great for brunch (12)kid-friendly (10)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (8)scenic view (4)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant
    CheckPlease
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent wait staff, fantastic chef. We've been twice: Friday night and Monday night. Excellent on both occasions. Fair bit of seafood on the menu, and they know how to prepare it without destroying it in a hellish excess of cooking time. Wine list is pricey, but the selections on their reserve list are not the run-of-the-mill and are worth a modest splurge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    Elmer
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    North is a very nice spot for lunch, drinks or dinner. The food is fresh and well prepared and the service consistently top notch. I've been several times and have never been disappointed. Clearly someone has a handle on making sure all the basics are done and done well, and in hiring and empowering a strong staff - which sounds simple but is remarkably unusual. Great spot!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fig, Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Pizza
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Oh My!-This was so outstanding! I had just come back from Italy and this rivaled the different types of pizza you get in Italy. No wonder I keep coming back every business trip to KC. North is a gem-the food is awesome and the wait staff service outstanding. You must have the Zucca chips too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Atmosphere
    MidMoDiners
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We loved our food. Nice outdoor patio. Server was very helpful in helping us decide what to try since it was our first visit to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service
    ralnorVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    couldn't have enjoyed my lunch more/ my complimentary birthday desert was supburb
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unimpressed
    RG76
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I'm not sure how NoRTH continues to survive in a competitive suburban restaurant scene in JoCo. The ambience is sterile and noisy and the food is mediocre. I had dined here a couple of years ago, walked away unimpressed but decided to give it a second try recently. My takeaway was, again, "unimpressed." The service was attentive but the appetizers and entrees were just okay. I won't go back as there are other local venues that are consistently good and provide a better value.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Monday night outing
    run4fun
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    After a hectic weekend, dining at North on Monday night hit the spot! Our server was friendly and attentive. She knew the menu well, and the explanations she gave of menu items and her recommendations were definitely appreciated. The spicy shrimp pasta had the kick I wanted, and I would definitely order it again! The specialty pizza that night was creative and provided a nice change of pace.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    sashersVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Happy Hour is one of the best in the city. the $20.00 bottle of wine and pizza is always a winner. The "Chef's Choice Pizza" is a perfect amount for 2 people.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not my favorite NoRTH Experience
    lds5887VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I've dined at NoRTH on several occasions over the years, and can honestly say I was disappointed in the overall experience of this visit. The bartender made me feel silly about a drink I inquired about that was no longer on the menu, and our waitress was fine, but perhaps was a little too involved in our conversation. I had to ask for bread when our meal came, which I found annoying since I was there with a client. Also, they've changed their menu and I feel like it's not that special anymore, which is sad. Our food was fine, but perhaps because of the service my opinion is skewed? I hope this was just a one time thing, and next time it will be better. Fingers crossed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reccomend for client lunch
    eatereviews
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Centrally located, reasonable prices, excellent menu and service. North Italia is ideal for bringing clients to lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Dinner
    Trent
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our second meal at North lived up to the high expectations set by our first visit. The Bolognese is probably the best pasta dish I've ever tasted (and my girlfriend and mother-in-law second that). All their noodles are homemade every morning, and you can tell in each one of their dishes. Great atmosphere and another great meal. If only the prices came down $3-$5 a dish, then I would be hard pressed to NOT eat here once a week. I'll be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good
    KCLuvsGoodFood
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We love north probably our favorite restaurant in JOCO. The food is delicious, the service is solid and the desserts yummy. Can't beat the zucca chips and salted caramel bundino. Also enjoyed the new olive cake.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved this place!!
    CringhVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great food, great service and everything made from scratch!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We had a wonderful meal with friends on the patio. Of course, the perfect weather helped. Our server was great and right on with his recommendations.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1234
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was good but nothing special. Expected more flavor but was more towards the blah side. Service was ok.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic