NoRTH - Scottsdale
NoRTH - Scottsdale

NoRTH - Scottsdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.northitalianfarmhouse.com/
  • Phone: 4809482055x
  • 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
141 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (71)fit for foodies (63)neighborhood gem (59)great for lunch (53)special occasion (32)notable wine list (31)hot spot (31)good for groups (23)vibrant bar scene (23)romantic (21)kid-friendly (16)late-night find (13)great for brunch (12)scenic view (4)Show More
  • 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.
  • Great staff!
    easygoingdiner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was my first time visiting North's and it was for my friends bachelorette party. The staff was amazingly friendly and fun! The food was really YUMMY and the drinks were fantastic. It was pretty loud which made it a little difficult to chat but there were a lot of group parties going on. We had a fabulous time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we enjoyed our visit
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The service at the bar was excellent The food was a little uneven
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was OK
    tominScottsVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I ordered the Simple Salad with chicken on top. The chicken was a bit on the dry side. Hopefully, the next time I try this it will be better. The construction of this restaurant makes it quite noisy when it is full and you very often have to talk very loudly for the person across the table to hear you. There are no sound deadening surfaces anywhere. This can be quite annoying for everyone involved.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pizzas and Pastas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Popular eatery in a heavy touristy outdoor mall. Food is good, well presented. Basically pizzas and pasta dishes, some meat entrees and salads which you can add meat or fish to. Very LOUD! Trendy & hipster. Our server was nice, but a bit on the snobbish side. He told us he could help us pair wine with our selections, and when we ordered are own choice of wine, he was a bit 'uppity.' Other than that minor detail, service was fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • soos4545
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This restaurant is number 1 on my list...the food is excellent and they will accommodate your specific twists to their fare as long as they have the ingredient in house. The General Manager goes out of his way to accommodate as well as all of the servers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    North never disappoints. The food and service is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice patio dining
    tholius
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food is always great. Service was good, excellent wine selections. They have two patios.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive!
    TedL
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My wife and I entertained friends from Houston, TX and we chose North after dining there several times ( lots of times). It was Saturday night and the place was exciting. The wait staff was great with their suggestions for wine and the appetizers and entrees were done to perfection. If you love Scallops, this is the place. Our guests were impressed with the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite neighborhood spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We dine at North weekly. You can't beat their All Day Sunday Happy Hour. They always have a different pizza and bruschetta of the day on Happy Hour. They never disappoint. In addition, the board and bottle special for $20 is the best! Lastly, we've always had amazing service there. Definitely worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is way too loud in the annex
    Jack
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a party of 3 and everyone thought the food was good. The only complaint was that the kale was not cut as small as it should be. We all agreed that it was way too loud in the annex and we will not dine there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent Service
    TSKI
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I last minute reserved my place online and requested a rose for my wife at her seat...The not only called me back but did it for me. The waitress was amazing and spot on in her timing. The food was excellent. Overall this was an excellent restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Won't go back
    Maxwellsmart
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Gone 3 times. Each time I wonder why we go back. Maybe because of the convenience. Food nothing specials and also lacks something to the dish. Good wine list but not for an individual glass.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    Nick
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This place delivers, great ambiance, food was fantastic. It is loud!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • For business meetings
    traveldiner
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food was great and service excellent. But space was very crowed and noise level was so high that it was impossible to carry on a normal conversation with out speaking very loudly and/or learning over or around the table to communicate. For a fun night out, great choice. For a business dinner..would pick a quieter location.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fox Favorite
    liketoeat
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Another great Fox restaurant, leaning toward Italian, but enough choices for any palate. I had the market salad with quinoa which was absolutely delicious with a fabulous dressing. I probably didn't need to add chicken because the salad portion was a good size. My spouse had the ricotta gnocchi with short ribs. That, as you can imagine, was rich and delicious. Service, as at all Fox restaurants, was friendly, efficient and professional.l
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • speedy
    summertrip
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had a great dinner... service was super, food was terrific. If anything.... things happened just too darned quickly. We tried to have a nice relaxing dinner. But service was so efficient, food was so quick we were in /out within an hour! Would like to go back and enjoy the experience a little more slowly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chilled place
    Spadge
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    As an overseas visitor from the UK I cannot fault The service and food. Excellent!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very cool place
    Erin150VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The menu is absolutely delicious and the service is great. It's too noisy to have a good conversation but it's totally worth it for dinner and drinks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    Yupdude
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    It was really nice and the food was great!it just was pretty loud and that made it a little hard to talk
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Food, service and ambience always excellent. Another great experience at North!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable, but noisy
    Leemur
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at NoRTH with friends. We all enjoyed our food. Most of us did pasts dishes and they were tasty, but the pasts was a little overcooked. Very tasty though. We did the Chef's selection of mixed meats and vegetables for an appetizer and enjoyed that very much. The only real problem with this place was the noise level. By the middle of our meal the place was full and the noise level had us yelling at each other to be heard. I'm not sure what they could do about it, but it would be nice if they could add some baffles or something to help absorb the decibels of distraction. Our waiter was excellent. Cheerful, knowledgeable and attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent find
    Ciscosal
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    What a great find this restaurant was. The food was excellent, the staff friendly and the service great. It can be a little noisy, so not the place for a quiet dinner. I took a group of friends and we all had a great time. The sharing plates were perfect for a little nibble with wine before dinner, plus catered for all pallets with a veggie option. Ordering dinner was a breeze, they were even happy to accommodate some little changes/alterations we had with no fuss. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great food! Had a reservation, but seated us at a very small table up next to the bar in Bar North. We asked for more space and they put us outside on the patio which was fine until they turned off the misters - began to roast.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DRNOVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Food and service were outstanding. Waiter made excellent suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NoRTH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The little girls that were the receptionists were very pre occupied. It was really loud inside so we were seated outside (it was hot). Waiter was very good. He even spotted that one of the pasta’s was not prepared as ordered (he did not bring it to the table). He immediately took it and had it done as ordered, and brought it back himself. He offered a complimentary desert for the trouble. The sauce on the sea bass was overpowering. We may try it again (the waiter saved the day).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!
    mgcinaz
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great food, Felt a rushed appetizer and main course came out very fast. But overall recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy but great food
    Eats4patti
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    It's hard to hear yourself think and conversation is difficult. But the food and service are great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delish food at North!
    SFeater
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    While visiting my family in the Phoenix area, we had dinner at North one night. I live in a city with some of the best restaurants in America, so my standards are pretty high. We had an excellent meal at North--and one that would have cost a lot more where I live. We started with the meatballs (YUM) and artichokes. We all had a round of salads which were fresh and delicious with just the right amount of dressing. I had the pesto chicken pasta and it was to die for. I know my family enjoyed their entrees as well. We will definitely return next time I'm in town. My mouth is watering thinking about our dinner there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday happy hour
    Partyof5
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We enjoyed the happy hour at North. Their pizza and a bottle of wine special was terrific. Service was attentive. We look forward to our next visit and trying out the outside table seating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a dull moment
    bradf
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I enjoyed our visit to NoRTH, we went there for Father's Day. It wasn't overly busy and our table was ready when we arrived. The staff was great and the food wad excellent. The atmosphere was upbeat, just an overall good experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended
    Lizabyrd
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Salmon dish was superb. Pasta fresh and homemade. Good wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good experience
    eatnout
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had not been to North for some time and decided to try it on a Saturday night. It was busy and inside was very loud. Fortunately we asked to sit on the patio and the hostess was able to seat us there. Our server was the best. He was friendly, attentive, and offered knowledgeable advise. The food was good, but we thought the fish was a little pricey given it did not include any side dishes. I would not hesitate to go back, but only if I sat outside.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded All Expectations
    Jestjohn
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    AS terific as all the Appetizers and Entree's are, save room for Dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We have been going to North at Kierland for years. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere is pleasant and the service is very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Love dining at North! It's so great, I always order the same things and am wonderfully satisfied!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best dessert ever: budino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We enjoyed two salads, 2 pasta entrees, meatballs, some Italian white wine, all well prepared and presented, but the shared dessert, budino, made the smiles permanent. $100 plus tax n tip in "North", Scottsdale, is a moderate night tariff. If you stick to water, its $35 less. The staff is all smiles and it gets better if you can manage a few in response.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for out of towners
    Designlink1
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    It is always nice out side. It is a must to dine on the patio. Us locals keep this place in business but the community table is always booked for large parties.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal with good friends
    IceMan
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We took friends, who just moved here, to North so they could experience one of our favorite spots. Food was great as usual. Our server, Sam, was great but; unfortunately, we were seated in Bar North so we felt like the "bad kids" who had to be moved out of the main "classroom". Felt a little forgotten at times due to the distance between where we were and the main restaurant. We made the best of it anyway and had a blast amongst ourselves and enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.