NoRTH - Scottsdale
NoRTHWith all the restaurants in the Kierland area, NoRTH still stands out. Great food AND service. A little noisy, but fun ambience. "Real" Italian food is scarce in Phoenix. As a picky native New Yorker, I loved it.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLoud but proudI love going to North - awesome food and servers. The hostesses could definitely use some training in the art of greeting customers and remembering to actually take the customers to their table. The dining room is quite lively and the food is fantastic!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, service okay.First, the positives: the food at NoRTH is always a delight. Always fresh and flavorful. My date and I ordered the bruchetta for an appetizer with prosciutto and asparagus. Very tasty! My date ordered the swordfish, which was the special. The swordfish was so good I wish I'd ordered it!
Now the negatives: my date and I sat at our table for nearly 10 minutes before even being served water. And then halfway through the meal, our server changed. Whoever our official server was hardly paid us any attention and I had to flag someone down to get a refill on water. I've been to NoRTH before and can't recall service being this poor (the restaurant wasn't even that busy), but maybe it was just a fluke. I plan to return.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNice night for dining al frescoOur family of 3 went to NoRTH on a whim. as we had not been for quite a number of years. We decided to dine outside as it was a little noisy inside and the weather was perfect. No kids menu but our server simply asked what she could bring for our son and took his food order as we ordered our drinks. She knows kids and knows what families need - big check mark for her! His spaghetti came in a kid's portion and one meatball on the side - perfect!
Our meals were both excellent. My wife opting for the Spicy Shrimp pasta while I went simple with Spaghetti meatballs. Neither meal was simple as the flavors burst off our plates and into our mouths. Homemade pasta, homemade sauces with everything perfectly cooked. We will be back soon!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for people watchingWe had a group of 9 and dined outdoors, however we were on the side of the building with no other tables around. It was perfect for us, but lacked ambiance. The people watching was good, the service was outstanding, the food was very good and the prices were reasonable. It's a great spot with smaller groups.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMPros: The food was excellent,Pros: The food was excellent, as well as the wine we chose for our meal. We were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and our waiter brought us 3 complimentary delectable desserts. Yummy! Cons: The bartender mistakenly made a Manhattan for my husband with Maker's Mark, although my husband specifically said the house bourbon (Jim Beam) was acceptable. Like all of the restaurants in the Fox Restaurant Group, NoRTH was so noisy that my husband and I could barely understand our waiter. The only reason we chose the restaurant was because my boss had given us a gift certificate for the place. We have also been to Sauce and the Greenhouse (other Fox Restaurants) and hope to never go back because the noise level is deafening.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent, goodThe food was excellent, good wine list, very nice service. We ate at Bar North-it seemed much quieter than the main restaurant.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAction atmosphereGood food.....great place to casually meet for a fun evening. Bolognese was excellent and love the wine selections. Had a local beer that our friend from Germany loved and they are big beer connosiers!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMy girlfriend and I had anMy girlfriend and I had an extremely positive experience. We had not seen each other in several months and were on the patio for almost 3 hours eating and drinking wine. Great service, great food and nice ambience! Thank you!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNice dinnerWe enjoyed a delicious dinner with our kids (grownup ones) whose favorite restaurant is North. My husband and I had never been there before and weren't sure what to expect and were pleased with the food, service and ambiance.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch DelightOur recent lunch at NoRTH was fantastic! We were immediately seated upon our arrival and our server promptly greeted us. He was helpful in providing additional details about some of the entrees and took our orders without delay. All of our lunches were perfectly prepared and delicious. We look forward to returing to NoRTH on another occasion!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good italian restaurant.Very good italian restaurant. Good wine list and delicious food.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, nice lightingGreat food, nice lighting = dim! I am not a fan of brightly lit places and this was perfect. Not so dark that it was difficult to read the menu, but no glare at all. I was asking about cocktails and our waiter suggested one that was not on the menu and it was wonderful, summery - I think is was called The Botanical. It had cucumber and gin and lime. Great suggestion of you like that type of thing.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNice spot. A little loudNice spot. A little loud for our crowd (which included some octogenarians) but would have been perfect for a lively weekend night. Food was good, but the greatest asset was the environment. Service was excellent.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNoRTH is a very good localNoRTH is a very good local restaurant. Sam Fox is a genius. It is a regular stop on our dining rotation.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNorth is a lively spot inNorth is a lively spot in the Kierland shops area, with consistently good food and service and great for outdoor dining!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBoth the artichoke and theBoth the artichoke and the burrata apppetizers were delicious. The lasagne is HUGE - enought for 2 or maybe 3, and so very good. Our best meal on our recent trip to Scottsdale.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a fabulous time. TheHad a fabulous time. The food was great, as usual, and our waitress was absolutely enchanting. It made for a very fun & relaxing evening.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good food with attentiveAlways good food with attentive service. My wife and I go there often.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExtremely disappointed.NoRTHExtremely disappointed.NoRTH was one of my favorite restaurants here since moving to Scottsdale.We took friends there from Australia so they can try it.My favorite dish there was the short rib pasta with capers, peppers, red sauce, and ribbon pasta.I cannot believe this but they took it off the menu and replaced it with this horrible gnocchi ricotta cream sauce that was so bland it took everything in me not douse it with salt just so it could have flavor.Who in their right mind would replace such a wonderful dish for this?The ONLY saving grace is that the service here is (always has been) wonderful.The server knew how disappointed I was and had the chef make the old dish.That was very nice of them but I am still in shock that it's gone.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and wine was great.The food and wine was great. But it was very loud inside. Our waiter was attentive and professional. I had the chicken and prosciutto with crispy potatoes and it was perfectly done and delicious.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice lunch datelacwWent there for lunch and needed a quiet table with time to talk, and they were most accommodating.2/19/2013 12:00:00 AM