Hold the salt!
Had a nice pre-Father's Day dinner here. The food was delicious, but a little on the salty side. Had a salad and halibut - both could've used way less salt! Great menu and service, not crazy about the ambience or "feel". It was quite warm in the restaurant (granted, it was 106 outside!), the noise level was beyond my preference for a Saturday night and there were quite a few young children. I prefer the North location in Kierland. Same menu, thought it's more upscale and low-key.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Father's Day brunch was an
Father's Day brunch was an absolute joy. The food was out of this world and the half off bottles of wine on Sunday made it that much better!!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took two other couples who
Took two other couples who had never dined here before. My wife and I have been here multiple times. It is one of the best tables in town. My favorite is any of the pasta dishes. Pizza also great. Can't go wrong with any of the dishes.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service by an energetic
Excellent service by an energetic wait staff, and simple, classic and delicious food.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the few places whee I didn't have to season anything! Never had to touch te salt or pepper!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant offers excellent food. Service was quite good as well. Not my favorite ambience. Large open layout with wood and metal tables. No linens.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was served at right temp
Food was served at right temp and fairly quick service. Friendly staff. Food was very good, not great. Pasta was tasty.
Will go again and try different items on menu.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, great food,
Excellent service, great food, intersting menu and a servicable wine list. Overall a wonderful experience.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
We went to North Arcadia on a busy friday night for my wife's birthday. Service was excellent, food was delicious and quickly served. Its was a excellent dining experience.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our daughters
We celebrated our daughters 25th birthday there and the food and service was great! The server surprised us with a treat for the birthday girl to share. This could easily become our new favorite place.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and fresh!
Decided last minute to go out for dinner so I did an opentable search. This place was near by and looked good so we made an easy reservation and went! The waitress made some recommendations upon request and once we ordered everything came out hot, quick, and fresh. Would definitely go back!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Save room for dessert!
The housemade pastas and salads were delicious, but every dessert on the menu that our party tried was fantastic. Will definitely go there again.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good atmosphere and great food
We like North Arcadia because it has a variety of menu choices and they are all great! We love the Sangria and the pasta entrees as excellent.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
on all counts except for noise level. North isn't the only really good restaurant with this issue. More tables against walls would help or some sort of noise absorption feature.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Visit - very impressed
The food was excellent. Nice vibe in the place. I would definitely go back.
Bruschetta, mussels, salads and pizza were really good.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was great---enjoyed
Service was great---enjoyed the personal attention by everybody. The food, specially prepared for us, was great (this is a very nice feature). Reception ladies were nice and friendly.
The building is a bit "cold" (industrial). But this is a personal taste and I wouldn't have specific recommendations how to improve it.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to support the Phoenix Symphony and just had the best time. Great food. Our waiter was great, helpful, not a pest.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great find!
I've been wanting to try North and thanks to their socially conscious offer to donate 15% of their profits for the night to the Phoenix Symphony, I finally had no reason to put it off any longer. We arrived in time for happy hour, which has a great selection. We had appetizers, drinks, entrees and dessert. Everything was simply delicious and fresh and the service was impeccable. can't wait to go back.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the second time I
This was the second time I have dined at North Arcadia and I have to say this is one if my new favorite restaurants when I am in Phoenix. The pasta is always fresh and they have a nice wine list. I can't wait until my next trip to Phoenix.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
North - worth the drive
Living in Gilbert the food selections are not what they are in Phoenix or Scottsdale. So it is a rare moment where I get off my rear and actually drive to any place out of the area.
North is worth the drive. The prices are fair, the selections are just enough and the food is terrific. We tried the Pig pie, chicken wrapped in prosciutto and fresh pasta. Everything was excellent. The plate of cheese and meats is also terrific and best to share with several people. The zucchini chips and roasted garbanzo beans are another nice touch.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
North Arcadia is always great
Always great to be North Arcadia! Food is always great, service is top notch. Can't go wrong eating here!
9/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
This wonderful restaurant is so perfect in every way. Be sure and order the special drinks. Their homemade pasta really adds to the deliciousness Of the meal. The staff is so friendly. Drinking wine out of juice glasses is a bit funky but fun. Everything is always upbeat and always enjoyable to go to this restaurant.......
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious but service needs help
This was our 2nd visit and the food was delicious. North is our favorite restaurant for grilled calamari. The homemade pastas are perfect and the pizzas are full of flavor. Restaurant is clean but guests are REQUIRED to use valet. The service inside, however, could use a tune-up. Server forgot to refill our beverages and would constantly with impatience and impoliteness interrupt our conversations to take our beverage and food orders. Server would not ask permission to interrupt our conversations or wait to be acknowledged by our group but rather just talked loudly and began to request our food selections.
We will come back because the food is delicious. We hope that our experience with the service is not repeated.
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
My favorite Italian Restaurant
This is for sure one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Phoenix. Everything I've had has been amazing!
You can't go wrong eating at North Arcadia! I like the atmosphere too.
Don't miss the super tasty garlic bread and the heirloom beet salad. THE BEST!
And save room for dessert, they have great choices too.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Fox Hit!
This was our 1st visit to North Arcadia - We usually dine at North Kierland as this is where we had our 1st date and 3 years later got engaged :) We decided to mix it up and try North Arcadia since we love the other North location so much and wow this place does not disappoint. The vibe is a little more casual and kid friendly than we expected but overall it was a great dining experience!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always enjoy eating here. It's definitely one of my favorites. Their chef board is the best and I actually prefer this location to the Scottsdale because their chef board is better here. Don't know why they are different but they are. The noise level is a little high.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great dining experience
We always enjoy our meals at NORTH Arcadia. New and refreshing menu items. It is a very special place.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place to meet friends
Service staff, valet, hostess are all so very nice; great food, and extremely reasonable prices! What's not to like? It's become my favorite neighborhood spot to meet friends and family of all ages.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great dinner at North
Another great dinner at North Arcadia! Restaurant week and they had a GREAT menu. Food was great, and service as well.
I could eat here every night!
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always Good food
Very good food as usual. I had the Baramundi, and it was perfectly cooked. The Salty Carmel was very good as well.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
After reading some of the reviews from earlier diners we were very pleased with our dinner. The grilled artichokes were great, the grilled calamari with cannelloni beans was a ice surprise from the usual breaded and fried version. We will definitely be back
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
what a cute place ! Food is good - wish there was a bigger selection but we enjoyed it!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The first time we went not
The first time we went not that impressed at all. The last two weeks (including today) the food was excellent! Try everything and find your favorite :-))
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simple yet very good food!
Simple yet very good food! The outdoor covered dining is great. Will be back.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Sunday spot
We took advantage of the brunch menu. Loved the pizza/wine combo and loved the price.
Only complaint is we told them we were celebrating a birthday and nothing happened. That's okay - but don't ask if you don't plan to do anything. We loved the patio - indoors was noisy.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Adult Kids Will Love IT
We are new to the Phoenix area from California's Central Coast, and looking to replace our family favorite Italian restaurant in California with a Phoenix favorite. I think we've found it! Ambiance is trendy, service is incredible, food outstanding. We cant wait for our adult kids to visit from California. They're going to LOVE it! And for us, it will be a regular go-to favorite.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great waiter great staff made this an excellent experience. Waite took good care of us and any time staff was passing by they were collecting plates and going out of their way to help out.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
fantastic, fresh, and impressive
My boyfriend and I go to North fairly regularly. We love the menu & affordability. We ordered 2 orders of Zuca chips as appetizers, which came out hot & relatively quick (it was a busy Saturday night crowd). About 2 minutes later, a waiter showed up & apologized for it taking longer than usual..it hadn't. midway thru our delicious entrees, our waiter came & revealed we'd be getting free dessert because they felt our experience that night "wasn't up to par"--our service was really good (they were busy!), water glasses never more than half empty (again, they were busy but attentive!), & our food was awesome. Our parents loved it & the service is what will definitely keep us going back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
They changed the menu....
This restaurant is really good, don't get me wrong. However, they changed their menu last week and removed my two favorite items from it. Bistro Steak and Chicken & Prosciutto :( Not happy about this at all. Now, I have to see if I can find another favorite there. What I had this time around wasn't something I would order again. My husband is happy his dish is still on the menu.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday dinner!
Not only was the food and service exemplary, but our waiter gave us two free desserts for my sons birthday. (I guess he figured that my 6 foot 7 husband and 6 foot 8 son needed more than one!) We really enjoyed our special occasion and will make the drive from Ahwatukee again just to have the delicious gnocchi.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
NORTH was way up there (on my list)
Great menu, very flavorful dishes, lots of creative ingredients, can be a little pricey for lunch, but overall, it's worth it.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good when you aren't hungry
My problem with NORTH Arcadia is the same one I have with all Fox Concept restaurants.. you arrive hungry and ready to eat, pay a lot, and still leave hungry. Don't get me wrong, I will go back, the food is very good, however, just not a lot of it.
Food - They make their pizzas and pastas fresh when you order and they are very tasty.
Bar - NORTH offers some unique, and good, drinks. The Aperol Shandy is especially good.
Atmosphere - The restaurant is a "barn" style open restaurant with clear visual access to the kitchen and bar. However, this open plan makes the place very noisy. Don't expect a quiet restaurant.
Overall, I give it a 4/5 because I always leave after eating good food to get something to finish filling the belly.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Extremely friendly staff with great attitudes. Extremely energetic place, the pasta was wonderful. A bit on the pricey side but sill good. Best to walk there as parking is tight unless you valet.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Foodie for thought
Think of an upscale barn meets trendy decor. Enjoyed Italian farm salad, marghertia pizza and the ricotta gnocchi with braised short ribs. To top it off the dessert were beignet with a lemon cream sauce that complemented each other. I plan to come back again!!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loud but good
Cool spot but outdoor dining on first come basis and interior noise makes it hard unless you are a small group. Food was great but $20 for an 8oz glass of wine seemed excessive. Good service, appetizer bruschetta and artichokes were great! No complaints on the main dishes either. Definitely a fun place to go.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always pleased with the wonderful
Always pleased with the wonderful service and attention we get from Arcadia Staff
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good first impression
Really enjoyed the contemporary feel of the space and the menu. Not very crowded for lunch the day I was there so noise level allowed for easy and comfortable conversation. The food was fresh and tasty. The service was attentive and pleasant. Will definitely be returning.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time experience. Food was simple but has a twist to it. Cocktails, appitizer, main course, and desserts deserves two thumbs up. One of the best Fox concept restaurants. I'm hooked already! Ask for Katie to be your server - fun, energetic, and smile on her face the whole time!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was very nice. The chairs
It was very nice. The chairs were very light weight and looked like they could break if someone large sat in them. But other than that, it was great.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best homemade pasta I've ever had! The pizza is amazing also.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM