NORTH Arcadia
NORTH Arcadia

NORTH Arcadia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.northitaliarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6023245600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch:
    Sat - Sun 10am - 4pm

    Lunch:
    Daily 11am - 4pm

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

    Dinner:
    Sun – Thu 4pm - 10pm
    Fri – Sat 4pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Chris Mayo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Camelback Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
A word from NORTH Arcadia
North is offering a prix fixe menu and accepting reservations this Valentines Day! Please visit our website to view the menu and contact the restaurant directly to save your seat. We hope you will join us! Thanks, North
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 Arcadia reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (73)fit for foodies (59)great for outdoor dining (37)good for groups (33)great for lunch (32)hot spot (27)great for brunch (25)special occasion (20)kid-friendly (19)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (12)romantic (10)notable wine list (10)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Consistent
    2wholuvfood
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Food is consistently delicious, great atmosphere. Always a good restaurant to take our out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alex
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The food was good and the service was great. We had an appetizer that we didn't like and they brought us a free dessert to make up for it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lulu5stars
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I met some friends for happy hour and loved this place! The ambience was nice and everyone was so pleasant. The food was delicious and the service was great. Big shot out to the chef and to our server, Stephanie. She was so nice and accommodating since it was our first time there. Nice job! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid! Everytime...
    Nahrungsmittelkenner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoy this place every time we go. Normally we attend weekday happy-hour special at the bar. The open bar with exterior views and open windows during the nice time of the year are perfect for that outdoor but yet comfortable setting. The appetizer selections are diverse and delicious. Our favorite - The meat and cheese board. The patio is perfect for our family setting (we have 2 young boys). We love the ambiance of the place and the menu is one of the best - creative yet offers a simple dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the Short Rib
    RecEaterVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Fun, lively spot. Our first time. Many other things on the menu we want to try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • North Arcadia
    Gatsby
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I liked the service and the food. Its informal, and the restaurant is airy and bright. There is a nice bar with TVs. The patio is roomy and pleasant to dine. The far south side of the patio allows the sun in, so at sunset be careful if you don't like the sun in your face.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day
    WaitressFor8Years
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I brought my mom in for Mothers Day Dinner the night before. She loves Italian food so I thought we would give it a try. It was amazing. The food was delicious. I loved the decor. The service was great, we didn't feel rushed at all. I tried the Richotta Gnochi, a smaller portion but still filling and delicious. Mom tried a chicken dish that was very good and a larger portion. We loved the Salted Carmel desert. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super slow service...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We have been here a few times and have never had a problem... Let's hope this visit was out of the norm. My husband I like this restaurant. We placed our order when the server came to offer us drinks (as we were pretty hungry). At the time we placed our order, a table, also for 2 was seated next to us. We watched them get their appetizers, entrees, and then desert before our entrees came. The server came to apologize for our patience twice... and then we got our food and it was cool/cold. We were extremely disappointed! I usually tell people how good the food is and what a super place but I don't know if we will be back. Neither the food or service was acceptable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Have been to North Arcadia many times and it never disappoints. Great food, fun and loud atmosphere, and just an all around great place to dine at!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PASTA PERFECT
    SUSAN
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    eNJOYED THE GNOCCI IMMENSELY AS MY HUSBAND DID HIS BOLOGNASE. NEVER DISSAPPOINTMENTS.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Timer's Bliss
    Burtis
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    What a great spot!!! Thank you Fox Reataurant Concepts for bringing us another great place to wine and dine with friends. Unique menu, GREAT pizza, and who can pass up 1/2 price bottles of wine on a beautiful Sunday afternoon? Not me! Loved the patio out front. The fun mix&match tile work on the South Wall was fun to "study" like abstract art in a gallery, and the ficus trees provided a nice visually pleasing barricade to the sometimes busy 40th street. I'll be back... Sooner, rather than later, for sure.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, 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.
  • Consistent
    RBS135
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Very busy on past 2 Friday nights. Food was very good and the service was superior. Not a quiet place but it wasn't too excessive on the noise either. I will be back for sure. Reasonable prices for well prepared and presented food. Facility is nice also.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great - Food was spicey
    Mamazuck
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Thoughtful food and everything was presentable, friendly and great. Look forward to going again. I'd recommend it. Of course I go there about once every three weeks.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arcadia North
    Smithson
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The food was predictably good, as are most of the Fox restaurants, and we enjoyed dining outside on a Tuesday night with a nearly full patio. The only suggestion I have is that the wine list needs to be improved. If price is a problem, search the Chilean, Argentinean or New Zealand offerings that offer 90 point value at a reasonable price; otherwise, I may stick to club soda on my next visit.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We took our family of 4 to North --we love Fox Concepts restaurants -- fresh food, open kitchen, good service. This place has a nice atmosphere and it's very family friendly, although I think the best advice is always to take your kids to an early seating, which we did.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious dinner
    Morita
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My family was visiting from Los Angeles, CA and I wanted to take them somewhere in our neighborhood. We had not yet tried NORTH, but had driven by numerous times, waiting for the right opportunity. I wish we wouldn't have waited so long. Our waiter was vey knowledgeable and attentive. The sauces and pastas are made in house and were amazing. Each dish was flavored perfectly. The guava and blackberry gelato were a great finisher. We are looking forward to our next visit. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at NORTH
    vonnieVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Met a friend for lunch and enjoyed the beautiful patio. It was an overcast day and perfect for sitting outside. Had the chef's board combination of cheese, meat and seasonal items -- it was outstanding! Very filling and I had the leftovers for breakfast the next morning. Also have to compliment on their bread, it was fresh and tasty. Iced tea was refreshing and the servers were great at keeping it refilled. Excellent service and it was crazy fast! Will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • North Always Delivers
    NanaPapa
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    North manages to mix delicious and delightful with neighborhood coziness...and they never fail. Scallops, Pizza, Vino...who could ask for more on a patio with enough space to converse with your table mate privately...while listening to birds sing and enjoying the view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good . Food a bit high prices
    gina
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Good . Food a bit high prices for a little amount of food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodfreakVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The food is always reliably good here. We love the grilled artichoke and pizzas and the salmon, Bolognese pasta and gnocchi were delicious as were the Caesar salad and everything else we demolished. Our server was great and wish I could remember his name. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Wish I Lived in Arcadia...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    ....so I could eat here all the time! Love the atmosphere, food is so amazing and just an all around fun casual or fun date night kind of place! Excellent pricing and justv a place I could eat at every day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go North, My Friends!
    KpK72
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our brunch at North. The custard-filled doughnuts were outstanding! My Pig Pizza was delicious and my wife's eggs and polenta were very tasty. The Milano Mule mixed drink is a must-try as well. Our food was slow in coming so be prepared to sit back and savor your coffee or cocktail, but it was Sunday at 11:30 and it was well worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is fantastic! Pasta is
    jazzyjeff
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Food is fantastic! Pasta is to die for... the pesto pasta with salmon is my fav.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great table, perfect service
    Golfers
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Wonderfully cooked dinner, will definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New menu not so hot
    Raymond
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    I used to visit this restaurant the first year they opened. I moved and just made it back to the area and decided to visit. The menu has changed and is a miss. Food is now more traditional medicore American Italian restaurant. North has lost its unique taste and flavors for getting more customers into the restaurant. I would not recommend due the price for the lack of quality.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Modern italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Wonderful place for modern Italian food. Atmosphere was great and very relaxed. Did not feel pressured or rushed. Would love to go back when in Phoenix again. Will now have to visit location in Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above and beyond
    Bain91
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Holy cow. This restaurant went above and beyond for my lady and I. I had being planning a special night out for a long time now and heard about North. So I thought let's give them a shot. I didn't expect all of what they had to offer. I am so thrilled with what they did for me and all they had to offer. Definitely best place I have ever been too. The romance level was up there for being a kid friendly place. Beautiful place inside and out. Wine was excellent, and my now girlfriend was completely surprised and swept right off her feet not only by myself but the staff as well. I will be returning and look forward to my next date night!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back again!
    JennyVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    This time we are on the patio and it was so peaceful and very enjoyable for all of us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Embarrassing experience
    phxdinerVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We recently visited North Arcadia with some out of town guests after we'd raved about the restaurant. Not only did it take over an hour to get our food (for pizza and salad, seriously??), when it arrived the pizza crust was so burned it wasn't edible. We had children with us and the waitress never offered anything for making them wait so long. No offer to reduce the bill, just the excuse that "the kitchen was backed up." If you're short-handed on kitchen staff, then hire more kitchen staff. In this competitive restaurant environment, you get one chance. We felt embarrassed at recommending the restaurant to our guests and needless to say, we will not make that mistake again.
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  • Great food, slow service
    PhxjaneVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    On a not-too-busy evening (and a Monday), you'd think the food would get to the table in a timely manner. However, we waited at least 20 minutes between the appetizer and the salads to come out, and another 20-25 minutes for the main courses to come out! There were only 4 of us, no special requests, just ordering straight from the menu (2 pizzas and one entree). Disappointing to say the least. However, the food was terrific. Our fault for not badgering the waiter more often!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place food was awesome
    Madchef27
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great place food was awesome we all really enjoyed it !
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • North Arcadia excellent overall
    Anthony
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Trendy lively vibrant in an amazing location in Arcadia. Lucky to be in walking distance to all these great places to eat in our neighbourhood
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Braised Short Ribs :-)
    Tree
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I and my husband have eaten dinner at North several times. I have tried many of the menu items and my current favorite dish (until last Friday 3/14/14) was the Rosemary Chicken (which I will still order until they take it away....). This last Friday I asked about a dish I had seen on the menu for sometime - Braised Beef Ribs. Being that I have been a huge fan of Chelsea's Kitchen Beef Short Tib Tacos I was wondering how North prepared thier dish. While different than Chelsea's the short ribs were equally delish!! I will order these again for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food+ Noise-
    Deborah
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Food and service were great but the noise made conversation impossible. Great place to visit 1 on 1 at the bar, but talking across the table was impossible! We love lunch because it is so much easier to talk and still have wonderful food. Waiter was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Somewhat Disappointed
    Joseph
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I chose this place for the Spinach Tortellini, which is so really good. I am a vegetarian so options are limited. Two of the people in my party are vegetarians and I had told them about this dish. After we had our menus for a while and ordered some apps, the server advised us that the Spinach Tortellini was sold out. It was 6:30pm. Why wasn't it available? Didn't someone do a line check or something before the dinner rush was getting started? I can understand if its 10pm and they are out of a menu entree, but at 6:30? I had to settle for something else and my dinner companions went with individual pizzas. You can get pizza down the street at LGO and its much better for the price. Not the servers fault but still disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great good and service. Only
    Jojo
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Great good and service. Only thing is valet parking is required.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and wait staff - great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Food and wait staff - great. Had to wait 30 minutes for a table in spite of having a reservation in place. Three ! [3] hostesses greeted us upon arriving. Overkill? Our guest couple waited 20 minutes for their car to be retrieved. Parking attendants could not locate their car.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never get tired of this place.
    LovesFoodVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Never get tired of this place. The staff is always on point and the food is VERY good. Whether its breakfast/brunch, lunch or dinner, they use nothing but the best and freshest ingredients.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch at North
    luv2lunch
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Loved the place. Relaxed and friendly service who made us feel welcome and at home. The menu is mouth watering- I loved the fried mushroom risotto-what a great sauce! Overall a wonderful addition to the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Desert delights
    BigBDelectableDelight
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Yummy. .. try the fennel soup followed by the braised short ribs topped with grilled brussel sprouts! Divine. ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.