North Italia – Arcadia

4.7
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$30 and under
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Italian
At North, we focus on what we do best: Italian from scratch. Enjoy any of our handmade pastas and pizzas, created with seasonal ingredients and inventive flavors. Or, try a different signature dish, prepared with our fresh flavors from the garden, farm, and sea. We’ve hand crafted seasonal cocktails that pair great with our food, creating a real modern Italia experiences perfect for any occasion.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always good - consistent and quality + good vibes at this location

F
Phoenix
101 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
Where are my pets?

AH
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to North Italia for Valentine’s Day! This was our first time there! The food was absolutely outstanding - they had a special 3 course Valentine’s Day dinner where you and your guest could get your own appetizer, entree, and dessert for $55 per person. I ordered the lobster caprese, beef tenderloin, and salted caramel budino! My boyfriend got the prosciutto bruschetta, scallops, and the budino as well. I tried a few bites of his food (as all girlfriends do, haha!) Literally I would die to eat that food again. But it is on the pricey side for the portion size. I was satisfied at the end of the meal, but I wanted to eat all of it twice. And then we were also sat at a community table? So there was one big table, and a couple was sat to our left and another to our right. I had no problem with it, it was fun for me to see some of the other dishes come out, but if you want something super intimate and you booked a reservation ahead of time, sometimes being sat that way might be a little weird. But overall, loved it! Also our server was so friendly and personable

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was our server and he was absolutely amazing. Very knowledgeable and his menu recommendations were on point. He provided my girlfriend and I with a memorable experience. We will for sure be coming back!

L
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and the service was very good. We were hoping to get our own table, but ended up sitting between multiple couples. The noise level wasn’t too bad. Overall great experience.

MT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes with awesome food :)

HC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and good vibe. My "go to" restaurant whenever I go to Phoenix.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed kale salads, mushroom pizza and bottle of house red wine. Outstanding food and service. We always do dinner there when in town.

G
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grom the minute we walked in until we left for the evening everything was perfect. Sarah our super server was really attentive, very friendly and extremely professional. Love North :)

RC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat on the patio when the weather is nice. Enjoyed half off bottles of wine and there happy hour menu. The food is amazing and is our go to place when we need a pasta fix. Also vegetarian friendly.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our first time dining here and I was very pleased! The ambiance was very unique and lively, and I loved the overall vibe. The food was great- would definitely recommend the Prosciutto pizza!

BL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I gave the ambience a 3 primarily because of the noise. It was uncomfortably loud. It is mostly glass, wood and other non noise absorbing materials. People are seated very close together, and while that isn't a problem, by itself, it does contribute to the noise overall. the food was solid and good. I would eat there again, but maybe during the week when it is probably less crowded and quieter. My daughter who doesn't have any age related hearing loss thought it was very loud too.

B
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food complimented with a lively and open atmosphere. Service was good.

t
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

GREAT SERVICE,, BUT MUST SAY DINNER PORTIONS ARE VERY SMALL FOR
THE PRICE YOU PAY

GI
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine selection. Noise level is a bit much.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went to North in Del Mar, had the most wonderful dining experience. The food quality was top-notch service was great and the overall set up of the restaurant was perfect. I decided to take my son to North in Scottsdale, completely different experience. The food quality was mediocre at best. Artichokes were hard and tasteless. The meatballs were chunky and over cooked almost charred, the tomato sauce was overbearing - the pasta was swimming and we had to scoop over half of it off. The chicken parmesan was ok, but whoever the cook is really likes truffle oil and that flavor took over the chicken Parmesan which we thought was kind of weird. The waitress was pleasant, but saw what was going on with our food and chose to ignore it even when majority of it was left on the table when we paid our bill. Actually really disappointed because I was so excited about having such a great experience at North in Del Mar.

North Italia – Arcadia
Responded on February 7, 2020

We are very sorry to hear about your recent experience while dining with us. Please check your private inbox for a direct message. Thank you for your comments as well as taking the additional time to make sure that we clearly understand your feedback. Sincerely, Shane Lovett Senior General Manager

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A
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had one of the best dinners in a long time. The execution was flawless, the wine list was affordable and accessible, and the service was friendly, helpful and non-intrusive.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy the food here and service is terrific. Little loud for a business dinner as acoustics of the building do not help. Still, a great place to take visitors.

MB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and a great menu as well. Always a fan of North Italia. Keep up the great work!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

GB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great and the table service was good also, but the bar orders were very slow, and we had to cancel the last round of drinks because they took so long to arrive. Also, we were outside on a chilly evening and the heat lamp stopped working and there was not an ability for the servers to swap out the propane tank, so the second half of our meal, we were cold.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome!

L
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The biggest problem was the lighting was very dim.

RJ
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fun and attentive, food was outstanding!

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can always count on quality with great attitudes ;-). Friendly, smart and helpful!

R
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal. Excellent service. Our server suggested a vegetarian alternative to one of the dishes my wife loves which made it healthier. She enjoyed that more than the traditional menu item and will be getting it again when we take friends there in a couple of weeks!

HN
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was just Meatballs so, we will definitely be back to do it again.

MC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were seated in a very dark corner where it was nearly impossible to read the menu. Also, there is very little air circulation in this corner, so even though it was a cool night, much of the warm air from the kitchen seemed to get trapped in this corner, and about halfway through our visit, it was becoming uncomfortable being seated in this corner. Otherwise, the service, food, and value were good.

m
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh Italian. My boyfriend and I shared the garlic bread and he had the Bolognese, I had the spaghetti and meatballs. Our server was great and explained that everything was made when we told her this was our first time dining in. Complimentary valet service when we went as well. Over all great place, especially for those Italian lovers!! Highly recommend.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good.
We were settled out on the patio. The plastic walls in place were short in reaching the floors and short in reaching the posts. The open spaces let in a seriously cold draft. Both women at the table legs were frozen and the seats were metal and very cold the entire meal. The heaters above our heads were on so that was nice. Every other heater above head was on, but I don’t think the the Women’s legs would have been warm even if they were all on.
The food is always great! The desserts even better. Chocolate cake was over cooked for the first time ever.
We love North!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Took over 30min to get our initial drink order. The restaurant was not ready for the busy night. Not the usual experience I normally receive

LF
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good but I don’t think you get enough food for how much you pay. I left not full after eating the tortelloni.

LP
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After about 18 months, we got back to North ND it was, as usual, great

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding. Our apps, wine, entrees were delicious. However, my girlfriend and I were bummed in the dessert. We ordered the hazelnut cake and it was room temperature/cold, most of the time deserts like that are tossed in the oven right before they are served so that’s what we were expecting. I also ordered an Amaretto sour for an after dinner drink, and the lemon juice tasted very tart like it was a little old. Our sever, Kevin, made great suggestions and made sure we were taken care of. Overall a great dinner. Just a few tweaks away from perfect.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Trash managers

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with very good food. Atmosphere is energetic.

MR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacob was a super great server !

D
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Service at fair prices. We have always had a good experience here as well as at the Kierland location. The wait staff is always helpful and even if you have diet restrictions there is no problem. Very accommodating!