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
146 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (74)fit for foodies (67)neighborhood gem (55)great for lunch (49)hot spot (38)special occasion (35)good for groups (30)notable wine list (30)vibrant bar scene (24)romantic (20)kid-friendly (14)great for brunch (8)late-night find (8)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    • Food
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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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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.