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
117 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (76)fit for foodies (59)great for outdoor dining (44)good for groups (36)great for lunch (32)great for brunch (27)hot spot (27)special occasion (21)kid-friendly (19)vibrant bar scene (14)romantic (12)late-night find (10)notable wine list (10)scenic view (3)Show More
  • It was a cool and misty night
    Alan
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    But dining in the enclosed patio space was nice and cozy. Since we love the North in Austin, we were excited to find one in Tuscon where we were attending the Gem & Mineral Expo. In summary, the food, waiter and ambience were all outstanding. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost there as a great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Everything we ordered was perfect in this relaxed and comfortable atmosphere,,,, except the Cheese Board. Tiny cube of cheese, small dab of soft brie mound. There was plenty of chopped dates, yellow turnips etc but not enough cheese to accommodate the toppings. Our server was knowledgeable and very professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    This is our favorite date night spot. It's relaxed and casual, but has great food at moderate prices. We especially like happy hour where you can get a pizza and bottle of house wine for $20.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Great Fun!
    OperaMan
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Spent my partner's 46th Birthday here with his sister and brother-in-was. Was fantastic from the start. They wished him "Happy Birthday" at check in and then seated us at the table at the entrance to the patio (I had asked for not outside, as it will cool at dusk and not totally inside... they accomplished it ;-) We started with the Chef's Board sampler. Excellent selection! Main course consisted of Ricotta Gnocchi with Short Ribs (delectable), The Pesto Chicken (flavorful) and the Kale Salad with Salmon (hearty). We ended the dinner with The Bomboli and Hazelnut dessert. What a great night!! Oh, and THANK YOU for serving purified and delicious water. I totally appreciate the lack of chlorine smells in my water :-) Go now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Low Key and Modern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I would describe North as hip and modern, and that goes for both with their menu and establishment. Its the perfect level between casual and fine dining, and a great date spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never ever get tired of this
    LovesFoodVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Never ever get tired of this place. Food is always perfect what ever time of day I am there. Sunday is a great options for breakfast!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations- Long wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We have been to this restaurant several times and enjoy the food and the setting. However, even when we have had reservations, we have had to wait a long time to be seated. This same incident has happened to us several times.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Dinner Date
    SMJ66
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The restaurant was busy but not too over crowded. My date and I enjoyed a drink at the bar while waiting for our table. The table was comfortable, and the service was fantastic. My friend had the fish and really enjoyed it, while I had the chicken parmigiana. We each tried more than one wine and enjoyed every choice. All in all, a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but slo
    SamV
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We love North. The food was amazing. We ordered bruschetta and the muscles as appetizers. The bruschetta was excellent, but the muscles were absolutely fantastic. We both gobbled down our entrees and really enjoyed ourselves. Sadly- no room for dessert. The only down side was that it took a while to get seated. Despite having a reservation they didn't have a table waiting for us at our reservation time. We stood and waited for 15 minutes to get a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could eat here each and everyday
    LovesFoodVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Could eat here each and everyday and never get tired of it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glad I came across it...
    jenskiaz
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    It was a special occasion, celebrating my boyfriends birthday & I like to take him to a place we've never tried. Service was excellent, very attentive but not annoying. Food was great! Salad, pizza & spicy shrimp were all delicious!!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LIke going to a friend's for dinner
    WoodwinmanVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Our experience at NORTH has always been wonderful. From being greeted by the pleasant hostess at the beginning to the dessert selections at the end of the evening. Waiter was fun, personable and very attentive. Food, as always, was excellent! Very eclectic specialty drink selection to choose from. I am a Manhattan man, so I ordered a rye Manhattan that was crafted perfectly. Chicken parm is slightly different that the typical preparation, but it is amazing! Enough for two meals at least. We miss the lasagna, though!! One item we love to get in the colder weather.... please consider bringing it back!! Our cravings are going unanswered! We will see you again very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really had a great dining
    Ruby
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We really had a great dining experience-the food was delicious, the service was great and the atmosphere was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Dinner
    iheartgoodfood
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    There was a very reasonable price fixed menu for this special occasion which included a variety of choices to cater to everyone in our party. Food was delicious and service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed delicious appetizers
    2wholuvfood
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Enjoyed delicious appetizers and a wonderful dinner. The best part was being able to relax and not be rushed through.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had an overall fabulous
    Foodie2468
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    I had an overall fabulous experience and can't wait to revisit! However, I really disliked how they served wine in a juice glass. My white wine was barely chilled, too. I felt it was a lil overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had the salmon main dish.
    Picky123
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    I had the salmon main dish. It was a little dry. The wait staff were pleasant and helpful. Will try again, but it was a little disappointing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite!
    LovesFoodVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Food is great! Service is very good! Everything on the menu is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Arcadia Gem
    ColieGVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Arcadia is certainly known for its farm to table, family owned restaurants and North definitely fits the bill. Whether you have the Eggs and polenta for brunch or the chicken pesto for dinner you can't go wrong. Get there before 6 on week days and you can get a pizza and bottle of wine for $20!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    DanPArcadia
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Loved the ceased salad, fried calamari and bolognese entree ! Great service! Great experience !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for brunch on the suggestion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Went for brunch on the suggestion of friends. I ordered the short rib hash w/an egg on top. Sadly the meat was dry, although there was a small window of 'taste' that hit my tongue, and it made me want more. I finished the meal because I do not waste food and didn't have time to return the dish and order another. Overall the meal was satisfying but did not meet the 'high expectations' of my tastebuds. Considering the highly regarded reputation of this restaurant, maybe I expected too much. I will try again...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great for any occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Experience was great, it is always vibrant and happy. Food was amazing and service as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun spot
    MarkB
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    I took my small office here for a Christmas dinner. We were only a group of 5 but the restaurant has lots of energy. It is noisy (but you DON'T have to yell at the table to be heard) but I like the energy in a restaurant when you are there for a festive dinner. I have been there before so I know the food would be top notch as usual. Always have a great experience here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They changed the menu :-)
    Tree
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    At first I was not happy that they changed the menu. However, this time of year they have everything right. The Rosemary Chicken is awesome paired with roasted Brussels Sprouts, butternut squash and Vidalia onions. Also order a side of the crispy potatoes :) Yummy all the way
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experience!
    RoadWarrior
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    They definitely know how to run a successfulll restaurant, experiencing was top notch! Food was high qualit,y creative,and with surprising flavors and well priced too... The only challenge... How to stay at the top of their game!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love the pasta here, but
    cynth
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    I love the pasta here, but for lunch the soup was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Girls Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Went with friends to lunch at North last week for our Christmas get-together. None of us had been there before. We chose one of the bar-height tables, which gave us a great view of the kitchen prep-area. Everyone loved to see what the kitchen was making...spinach tortellini on one side and desserts on the other. It was greatly entertaining. Service couldn't have been better, from the wait staff to the manager; very attentive and engaging. All of us loved the food and many compliments forthcoming about returning again as a group and with family/friends. I happened to have chosen the restaurant, so was relieved that North was as great of an experience as it turned out to be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Food
    dineoutalot
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Have been here a couple of times. Really like North.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    NewYorker
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Best homemade pasta I've ever had! The pizza is amazing also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was very nice. The chairs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    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.
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • North Arcadia
    Katiewasmyserver
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My friend ordered the chicken
    neighbors
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    My friend ordered the chicken pesto and said it was delicious. I ordered The Pig pizza; the crust was burned but the rest of it was good. The waiter offered to take it back but I knew I wouldn't eat all of the crust anyway so I declined to ask for a different pizza. It was not very appealing when first presented, however. We dined on a Friday night so the restaurant was very busy and noisy. We had reservations and were seated promptly at the reserved time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good first impression
    Matthew
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always pleased with the wonderful
    BenjaminVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Always pleased with the wonderful service and attention we get from Arcadia Staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • electric vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodie for thought
    WTZU
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud but good
    majstreet
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good when you aren't hungry
    Tony
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NORTH was way up there (on my list)
    Squish
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Great menu, very flavorful dishes, lots of creative ingredients, can be a little pricey for lunch, but overall, it's worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.