NoRTH - Scottsdale
NoRTH - Scottsdale

NoRTH - Scottsdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.northitalianfarmhouse.com/
  • Phone: (480) 948-2055
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Daily 11am - 4pm

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

    Dinner:
    Mon - Thu 4pm to 9:30pm
    Fri – Sat 4pm to 10:30pm
    Sunday 4pm to 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Taylor Domet
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Greenway Parkway
  • Parking: Valet
A word from NoRTH - Scottsdale
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 - Scottsdale reviews from OpenTable diners
152 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (85)fit for foodies (71)neighborhood gem (50)great for lunch (42)hot spot (41)special occasion (33)good for groups (32)notable wine list (29)romantic (25)vibrant bar scene (21)great for brunch (9)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We were on vacation in Scottsdale for the week and stumbled upon this gem while shopping at the Kierland outdoor mall. To put it simply, North is a great restaurant. We enjoyed it so much, we went there twice for dinner in 3 days! The wait staff was fantastic. Both attentive and friendly. The food isn't excellent. Nothing fancy, but excellent. I highly recommend the mussels as an app, and The 'Pig' pizza with extra cheese :-)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a bad experience. It is locally owned!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I love the happy hour specials....the bruschetta was great, the wine was great. I brought a colleague new to Phoenix and she loved it! I love to support our locally owned and independent restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MmmmVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Chicken parm was soft and mushy. Mixed greens salad was good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    Nick
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Love coming here. Nice place to grab an appetizer and glass of wine. Dinners are great too. It does get busy sometimes so using OpenTable works out great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place!
    BarbVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday brunch at North. The food was delicious and the atmosphere is vibrant and energetic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    North is a favorite...it's always a pleasure dining there. I like the food and ambiance. Nice that they offer happy hour all day on Sundays too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Have been here 4 times and it's alwaya great. This time we took some out of town relatives along with our local family, including my daughter (12) and also the family daushound. The restaurant is dog friendly and she was treated as well as we were! Great place that I would highly recommend. We'll be back! Wait staff very attentive... Food is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service and first visit experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    our visit this past Saturday was our first and was for my birthday and it was a great experience. The appetizer, wine, pasta, dessert and coffee were all wonderful. Our server was great as well. We will be coming back soon
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Decent food nice location and ambiance . Would go back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food
    Sooz
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We loved our braised meatballs! And, the "Simple Salad" that we started with was large enough to share as was the pasta entree. Each course was really very good!! The only negative is that the restaurant is quite noisey so it is better to sit outside. We will go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very nice place to dine
    CS629VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I love this restaraunt. The seasaonal harvest salad with farro and quinoa with goat cheese, beets and brussel sprouts (which I usually don't like) is devine! I loved it so much I tried (but failed) to make it at home. Also, the beef short ribs are so moist and fall apart with a fork delicious!! One last thing, I must admit, when a restaruant can make my favorite Belvedere Lemon martini perfectly, I will be returning again, and again. Thank you for a great restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Short Ribs
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    These were the best I have ever had at North Excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meatballs
    SullyVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We were looking for a relaxing dinner and found it at North. My simple order of pasta and meatballs was exceptional as the meatballs were extra special. Others ordered combination of salads and appetizers. Very satisfied with atmosphere, service, and price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should Have Been Better
    tominScottsVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I ordered the chopped salad with salmon. I asked for the salmon to be cooked well done, but not burnt. The meal came with the salmon pink in the middle, not fully cooked. The kitchen fixed it after I brought it to the servers attention. I had to wait another 10-15 minutes for the salad to arrive. The other member of my party ordered a custom vegetable plate. The vegetables were pretty large, not cut up and he thought that they would be cooked in some sort of saute' but were not. They initially delivered on two separate plates, so he requested that they all be placed on one plate. All of the veggies were placed on one plate and redelivered. Most of the vegetables were charred (burned) in several spots. The Olive Cake was great!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must eat here when in Scottsdale
    Attymikeb
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    One of our favorites for over a decade of visits to Scottsdale. Great bar, great outdoor dining, great food and excellent wine list! Always good!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great, Service So, So
    azchicka
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The food is always good at North, but the service the last few times is very lacking. Maybe that is the vibe they are going for but to me it feels like they don't really care and puts me off. Also, I noted when I made our reservation for Open Table that we were going there to celebrate a friends birthday. Not the hostess nor the server made any mention of it. Also, the noise level was very loud. We had to shout to hear each other across the table. We will be going somewhere else from now on for our special lunches.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love North
    thodgdon
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Love this place. Been going here for years and everything I've tried has been fantastic...unfortunately I have a hard time NOT ordering the scallops...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Fiancé's birthday
    Mash
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Delucious food, great service, they did a little something extra for his birthday.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great patio !
    Mayly
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The food is always good. We you have the chance to have diner on the patio and the weather is fine, it's just wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • go to place
    dean
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We eat here at least once a week when in Scottsdale it our go to place
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably Good
    MangiareVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This retaurant is consistently good and they have a great happy hour.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice place
    Paldavey
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food and service were great. Noisy not a great place if you want quiet. Nice outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience over all
    Nomnomnom
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great food, drinks, room, service..will definitely go back. Great spot to dine if you're tight on time or you're starving.Only complaint is the food came out extremely fast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't live up to hype
    FromBoston
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    As a regular visitor to the Phoenix area, I have become a fan of several Fox Concept Restaurants. NoRTH has been on our list for a while, and we went on our most recent visit. It definitely pales in comparison to others, notably, the Greenhouse right next door, and Olive & Ivy. The food is nothing special, the wine list very limited unless you want to pay $70+ for something that retails around $25, and our server was perfunctory. We started with the marinated artichokes - not nearly as good as those served at LGO or Bandera. The bolognese was decent, but the chicken pesto was so heavily pestoed you could taste nothing else. The gnocchi and braised short rib was a mixed bag - the short rib was piping hot but the gnocchi cold.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice!
    sallyddVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Enjoyed lunch here with family and was amazed by the variety of offerings, even though the menu was not huge. I loved the mussels and husband had amazing fresh pasta with chicken and pesto. Group also enjoyed the tomato soup, meatballs and antipasti type meat platter. Wish we had one of these in South Florida!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as great!
    Tanya
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We eat here quite a bit, maybe it was the chef off nite. Had a group of 5. Everyone thought it was just ok..I ordered the salmon as usual, the size was sooo small! It looked more like an app. vs a main course. And I am only 5'3 @ 101 lbs. didn't really fill me up. Again I will be back. Hopefully be on a "better" nite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, Could Be better
    tominScottsVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I ordered a salad topped with salmon 'well done, no pink'. The salmon was cooked a little too much and dry on the bottom. I expected it would be cooked through, but not so dry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid Italian
    F00dfntc
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Good fresh Italian food. Ambiance is nice but a little loud. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and Sangria
    BDDSTL
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I have been coming to Phoenix for over 15 years for work and I love the local Red Sangria, but this place has the best. Crisp and Cool with a perfect blend. The food is not bad either, the red sauce is perfectly balanced and the noodles are perfection. What a great place to hang out and enjoy life with a good drink, great food and friends or family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service on Oct. 8, 2014
    Hendricksginandtonic
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food on Oct 8 was enjoyed by all of us and we would order our dishes again. The NOISE level was so high we couldn't have a conversation without yelling. The noise was loud conversations from other patrons and not in any was offensive....just LOUD. Our Server "BRE" was excellent and we would ask for her if we should ever return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KPLNeighborVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great service beginning to end. Waitstaff is always attentive - and so it the kitchen, which is often missed when "service" is discussed. The kitchen is always willing to modify orders, split orders, etc...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was a horrible dining experience. We took an out of town guest, but the combination music and voices made it a din...no one could hear..even those sitting right next to each other. Food was average.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect chicken
    TastyArtFare
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food was perfection. Chicken Rosemary was the best I've had any where around and that includes the Chicago area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NoRTH is TeRRIFIC
    dineSublime
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Wonderful and varied menu selections, delicious -- every one and backed by superb service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great dessert
    canotop
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    the only memorable part was dessert, it was awesome
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great special occasion place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I surprised my wife with a date night to North! Great place. We chose the pre fixed restaurant week menu. Everything was awesome. A little pricey but worth it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful
    Pekapixi
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was awful. The bruschetta was oddly gummy. It seemed like there were cold cuts on top. Neither of us could stomach it. The risotto was soupy. The bread was far too chewy and bland. I tried to order a cocktail - a bice Prosecco blend - but the vodka in the ratio was far too high, and I hardly touched it. Worst of all, the noise. We could not shout across the table loudly enough for a conversation. Everyone in the restaurant was yelling to be heard over the clattering of plates and trays. We finally just asked for dessert to go, and we took it to the bookstore nearby to let the headaches abate. The beet salad was good .... But not good enough to redeem the experience. Awful. Absolutely awful.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bring your ear plugs
    Steve
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was delicious, the server was great, but the decibel level was off the meter. People around us were asking to be moved outside, but were being told it would be a 30 minute wait.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FRC Always Impresses
    anonymousfoodreviewphx
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great ambience for a birthday dinner. The staff was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu. Salmon cooked perfectly and tasted great. My girlfriend had the rosemary chicken - delicious as well! Complimentary dessert for my birthday date - tiramisu was to die for! Only been to north a couple times and always had a positive experience. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • salt
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food here is very good, but beware of the salt. Everything I have ever had at this restaurant is very salty, even if you ask them to go light on the salt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.