Love it, But way to noisy
Love it, But way to noisy inside! Must be able to sit outside.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Memorable in a good way
Went to North late on Mother's Day evening. Groups of diners, family and other large and small groups still filled the space inside and out. Never noticed the noise to be an issue. Waitstaff were very attentive. Excellent bottle of wine and wonderful home made pasta. Loved the decor inside and out down to the details that the backs of the white leather couches are tufted on the back so they look fabulous through the windows!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the ambiance
North has the best out door seating and is perfect for sitting out with friends!
5/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service,
Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Perfect for young and old.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Only problem is noise but
Only problem is noise but that's a modern day part of swinging restaurants!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian-Yes! Handmade pasta-YES!
We had the spicy shrimp pasta and this chicken Alfredo-like pasta. The spicy shrimp pasta has a nice kick of spice but not an overwhelming heat and the creamy pasta with chicken was rich but not overly creamy. Furthermore, all the pasta, as we were told were made in house! It was one of the best pasta that we had ever had!
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't go west, go NoRTH
A fun casual restaurant for just stopping in for drinks, etc. or celebrating a special occasion and anything in between. Watch out for the Zucca chips - they are highly addictive!! Delicious pizza; fun to try the special of the day. Only drawback, it's too loud so not the place for serious conversation.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Food
I hadn't had the chance to go to North prior to the remodeling, but was basing my expectations around having previously eaten at Blanco nearby, the two Zinburgers in Tucson, and Wildflower. I was a bit hesitant, since we were going for another birthday and we'd done so previously with Wildflower (food was overpriced and people waiting to be seated kept sitting at our table since we were near the door which was awkward). However, the service was great, we were seated well away from the noisier parts of the restaurant, and the food was all outstanding. We split a bowl of mussels that came with some awesome grilled garlic bread, and each had a bowl of pasta (short ribs and gnocci were outstanding, spicy shrimp was great). No bread though?
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service are consistently excellent. The food is so tasty I crave going back!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
North Still Great!
North is always wonderful and this new incarnation is every bit as wonderful as the previous one. Creative food, good prices, attentive service, and a wonderful view all add up to a pleasureable dining experience.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday happy hour
Sunday happy hour is all day. Nice to be able to go whenever we feel like it. The house wine is rather light (to be fair, Italian wines frequently are) but it's hard to beat the prices and the food was very good.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice surprise in Tucson - very high quality food and terrific service. The only drawbacks are the noise inside - it can get LoUD and the service at the front can be inconsistent. Pastas are all terrific. Great wine list with nice surprises.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Daily Pizza Special
Each day, there's one pizza on the Happy Hour menu. They tend to be a bit avant-garde--something we wouldn't pick if we had a whole list to choose from. We're starting to like that. And if it's really too unusual for us, there's always the cheese and meat board. Both excellent deals.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
North is the best restaurant
We go to North regularly because the food is excellent and the level of friendly, professional service is just exceptional. Thank you all so much for making my husband's birthday so special. Everything was just perfect!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Father's Day Brunch...
The brunch is a fantastic deal, you just can't beat it, not a predetermined menu, not a buffet...just great menu options that taste out of this world.
This time around...our waiter was very nice guy, however, it was obvious that 85% of the staff was the "B Team". I have no actual complaints, just wasn't up to the top notch service we have had all previous times.
This won't discourage us from going back and going back regularly. Still one of our favorites!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
So impressed with NoRTH's selection of Italian fare. The arancini (rice balls) were outstanding, the salads were inspired and favorites such as the chicken parmesan did not disappoint. We sat along the wall of windows that looked out onto the patio with a view of downtown in the distance. Near sunset, the changing light only added to the overall experience. Impressive.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid food, service; music too loud
Nothing the matter with the food and service, but why do they turn the music up so loud? When we go to dinner, it's to enjoy both food and conversation. Hard to have a conversation when one is screaming over the music.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always our favorite
The choices...wonderful! From grilled artichokes, mussels or the Calamari..one better then the other and thats just the appitizer Lasagna to die for ..so cheesy...My mom loves the gnocchi.....my husband loves it all and the grandkids really enjoyed the pizza...always the best service, too!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maybe because it was a Monday night and there was not much of a crowd, but the host/manager provided excellent service. He seemed to be genuinely interested in people enjoying their dinner and experience at North. Wait staff was a bit slow, but very accommodating..
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first seating choice was not acceptable so the hostess moved us to another table with a view. To our surprise the Asst Manager brought us a free appetizer for the inconvenience. They care about their customers experience. Thx
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was great
The food was very well prepared. The servers could have been more attentive and personal. I dislike it when the food is sort of thrown down in front of you with minimal contact. Also, the room was very noisy. But the food was great.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Greaat New Happy Hour Policy
I've commented in the past that I love the all-day Sunday happy hour, the menu is nice, the value great. However, the only wine choices were the house white and red. While reasonable, we usually like heartier varietals. North has now borrowed a page from a sister restaurant, Zinburger. All bottles of wine are half off during Happy Hour. This is a great deal and we were delighted to take advantage of it. Thanks!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
North was impressive given the limited options in Tucson. Short ribs and gnocchi was okay but lacked flavor, mussles were nicely flavored and the broth outstanding. The spicy shrimp also received a thumbs up from my picky husband and the pesto w/shrimp got a nod from my stepdaughter who swears she doesn't like Italian. Lemonade is awesome!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was good. Second time I've been and noise is an issue, especially in evenings. Difficult to carry on conversation due to the noise level.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came in 15 minutes before close and the restaurant was empty. Our fantastic server by the name of Ryan, still gave us wonderful service was happy to accommodate us and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Meal
We had another great dining experience at NoRTH. There are a few items on the menu that we always come back for and we are always happy with the quality of the food and service. We had the zucca chips. They were nice and crisp and salted just right. It is tempting to have a second order!. This time we both ordered short ribs main dish.. As ever, it was done to perfection: tender, and with little fat. The root veggies were well-seasoned and polenta was delicious. However, I must say that we do miss "Not Your Typical Chicken Lasagna." Another important thing: the service was excellent!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed our
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and new decor at North after their remodel and re-opening. Outstanding salads and fresh pasta!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second Visit to North
We went for reverse happy hour on our second visit to North. My girlfriend and I each had a drink (cocktail/beer), split the meat and cheese plate (which was outstanding and varied with good bread and olives to boot), and each had a smaller entree. My girlfriend tried one of the pizzas which came with an egg, prosciutto chiffonade, basil, and some cheese. The dough was amazing but there seemed to be some sort of top ramen-esque seasoning on it which was a bit bizarre and really left the whole thing overly salted. I had the spinach ricotta mezzaluna, which tasted great. However, the spinach wasn't cooked/handled properly and left a chalky, dry feeling on my teeth for about a half hour after our meal (damn you oxalic acid!). Great service
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I looked this restaurant up on fox restaurants and decided to give it a shoot with my wife. A greeter opens the door and the ambience was incredibly stunning. The layout, the takes, the chairs, the open kitchen looked great. The service was impeccable and timely and the food was freaking amazing. Especially the Spinach pasta and the beef brisket pasta.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dare to try something different
We're fairly traditional eaters, but the day was hot, which may be why we decided to try the watermelon gazpacho. We were a bit leery, thinking it would be too sweet, especially before a pizza. It was excellent. Smooth, cool, not at all sweet, with a nice kick at the end which turned out to be a ground Italian pepper. North often has non-traditional dishes, and we agreed we're going to try more of them since they did such a great job with this soup.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
North is very good for Italian food with a twist. Always enjoyable!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable evening out with friends
Excellent Italian food from salad to dessert. Good selection of all courses including wine or mixed drinks. Prompt friendly service from arrival to payment of check. Plan to visit again.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
North goes south!
Beautiful space, great view of the city, the mountains and it is an electric space. Hostesses are wonderful, waiters are great, but it does take a while for the food to get to your table. We were there for a Sunday brunch, the place was not very full and it took over 45 minutes to get our main course. The food of course is delicious. We just need to get the kitchen moving a little better.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner and View Rate Five Stars
I took my out of town family guests to North. I knew the food was delicious and the view impressive. We had very attentive service and a delightful evening.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The calamari is the best ever...and the mussels are close behind. Lasagna is great. Chris, the bartender, is so friendly and nice. The entire bar has a friendly, casual atmosphere. Look forward to returning again and again
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service. Good food.
Great service. Good food. Loved the fresh apple crisp dessert!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't Beat This Place
Great wait staff, had the right balance of attention and space.
Food was great...as usual.
The outside just can't be beat.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nothing but great things to say about NORTH; my fav place in Tucson...consistency comes to mind; always great food, great service, great ambience. Love It!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not your typical 'chain' Italian
Was in Tucson from out of town. I wanted to find 'new Italian' that would pair well with wine. Having been to very expensive Italian places and the usual 'chain fare', I must say North was truly unique. The Gnocchi with braised beef was spot on. I don't find Arancini in most Italian places and must say that this was a great appetizer. You can definitely tell that the pasta and pizza are made fresh.
Highly recommend this place.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went there on a Monday night somewhat late and the service was great.
Many food options, variety is different , very tasty and adequate amount of food. The Tiramisu is amazing.
I will definitely return next time I visit Tucson.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A surprising delight
We dined at North for a special occasion not knowing what to expect. The hostess greeted us with a Happy Anniversary. The food was excellent and the Manager came to our table a few times to check on how we liked the food, answered questions regarding the ingredients and preparation of our meal and to inquire about how our experience was. The only drawback, was the table to our left. The twosome spent the entire time on their computer. Having to see a computer screen during dinner to a little away from the dining experience we were looking for. I would recommend North to anyone looking for excellent food, fun atmosphere and good value for your money.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service and staff dazzle
When you dine at North, nothing seems out of reach. Sam Fox restaurants often are known for impeccable service, but North goes above and beyond just that. From the friendly hosts and hostesses to the deft, knowledgeable servers, this Italian restaurant is somewhere to visit if you desire a delicious, well-priced meal and a chance to try interesting wines and cocktails. A manager or two always will come by to check on you, including a fun, engaging one (named Vito, no less) who hails from Italy. To say the staff is accommodating would be an understatement. This is the place to go for any reason: a special occasion, work meeting, get-together with friends or a romantic date. No matter the reason, you'll leave happy.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fun place
We have enjoyed both lunch and dinner at North. The food is good with an interesting menu, and the young staff are very friendly and efficient. Although we were at the top end of the age group we felt very comfortable in this fun place.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
An excellent experience
From the atmosphere to the food and service, North was exceptional. The food was fresh and delicious and there were options to satisfy every palate.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food made everything else OK
The food was outstatanding as usual. The server was new and lacked some common skills but friendly and tried very hard to please. The noise was a little too much with our table next to the bar and the reception area. Also, a slight chill from the outside everytime someone came in the front door, which was often.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Noisy but good
The restaurant has several types of seating areas, inside and outside (including fire pit tables outside), a nice view, and the food was very good. The wait staff is young, usually the case in a college town, but our server was wonderful and knowledgable.
However the noise level was too loud for ordinary conversation. Inside there are a lot of hard surfaces and compounding the problem was the piped in music, way too loud for intimate dining. This is a good place when you want the energy but not so great for a romantic rendezvous.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to celebrate my sister's birthday. I had asked for a quiet table and they made sure we had one. We indicated we wanted to order two dishes to share, and they served them already split so we could each try them separately. Both were excellent pasta dishes. We had "doggie bags" and, again, they gave us separate doggie bags for each dish. They topped the lunch off with a delicious dessert, a sea salt caramel dish, which was complimentary. Overall a really good lunch. I have since recommended that a friend try the restaurant again, since I think that it's not-so-recent changes have made it a great place to go. This is my second experience there in the last two months and both have been excellent.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my husband there for his birthday (we love the Fox chain restaurants anyway). The staff was so friendly and easy to talk to; they made us feel like family. The wine recommended was a perfect choice and the food was delicious; from the mushroom soup and the best calamari ever to the gnocchi and braised short ribs. And then the waiter topped it off with a choice of desserts for the 'birthday boy". Wonderful - thank you NoRTH.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is always delicious and
Food is always delicious and served HOT. Love the zucca chips!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a good time. The noise level was high but energetic. Our friends seemed to enjoy themselves and it was fun to hit the nearby shops afterward. Food was good, too. Our server (sorry I can't remember her name) was really attentive and great. She had no problem contending with the two guys in our group who like to harass (in jest). She countered well.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM