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About North Italia – Arcadia

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.

4925 N 40th St
Phoenix, AZ 85018-2610
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

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

Cross Street:
Camelback Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 324-5600

Website:
http://www.northitaliarestaurant.com/locations/phoenix-az-arcadia/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet

Executive Chef:
Chris Mayo

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

North Italia – Arcadia Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Casual (28)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
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Comfort Food (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Fun (22)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Authentic (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Business Meals (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Romantic (13)
People Watching (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

First time. Was crowded and very noisy. Asked to sit on covered patio to have more comfortable space and have a conversation. Was cold out but heaters and open fire made it fine.
The tables are way to close together. Not sure you can do anything about noise level.
Food was fantastic! Service excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Savory food

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·Dined 3 days ago

Loved the design of the restaurant, the ambiance, the service was impeccable, food tasted better than expected!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointed that we had to wait 20 minutes for a table even with a reservation. Service was slow. Took way too long to get a drink after seated. Our waiter was apologetic about how slow the bar was. Waiter was also nice and knowledgeable about menu and made great suggestions. Food was great.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

FIRST TIMERS! GREAT FOOD, AMBIANCE AND DECOR! OUR PARTY WERE ALL FIRST TIMERS AND WE WILL ALL BE BACK!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

like always, north is a great place, from the fantastic meatballs, to the bolongnese, to great pizza and more.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Loved the meatball sandwich with side salad. Tiramisu is amazing here, but this time it was dry, maybe the ladyfingers were not soaked enough overnite? It was to go, so I couldn't tell server, usually nice and moist wet.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

too many flys
not pleasant to eat and swat flies the entire time you are eating

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

North Italia was recommended by our niece and her husband when we visited Phoenix from Michigan. I have to eat gluten free and our server, Holland, made sure that our choices met this requirement. The food was the best we had on the trip. The service was also great. Never did we have to ask for water fill ups or any or anything. Holland made it seem like we were her only table.
We highly recommend North Italia as a most do when in the Phoenix area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Casual, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Fun night out with friends! The waitress was great and very attentive to which we were grateful. We will be returning, and I frequent North as a date night destination frequently. We have always had great service. The parking can be tricky, but at least they have valet!

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Probably my favorite restaurants in the Phoenix area. It would receive all 5-stars accept we went this past weekend with a reservation and still had to wait 30 minutes to be seated.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great experience! Food (Bolonese) was delicious and noise level much better than Kierland restaurant. Great cfiwd and service too!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food, service, and the ambience was amazing. I would definitely come again. The only thing is that, as a college student, it is a little over my budget. But other than that, great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This was our second experience here. The food is good, as is the service. The cocktails were original and well made; the pasta was fresh and the flavors blended nicely. We'll likely be back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great server. Made it a fun experience for our group.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Love to meet up with friends at North. It is right in the neighborhood, fun and the food is consistently delish. This was a double birthday celebration and we enjoyed it very much. I have taken clients to North for their special occasions and had a casual lunch or two there as well. I highly recommend it for the fun atmosphere and the great food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was excellent. Don’t miss the Zucco chips. Very busy on a Sunday night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Waiter was poor, inattentive and uncharacteristic of a Fix restaurant.
Food good as always, and prices reasonable.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Easy flexible reservations. Great food! Good friendly service. Try it. You’ll love it. 👍🏽

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Dined here last week while having date night, and we were both absolutely satisfied! Our server was knowledgeable about the menu, as well as the seasonal items.
Noteable favorites from our experience:
•complimentary valet
•Squid Ink Maldine!
•broad reserve wine list!
•patio ambience
•creative menu!

We kicked it off with a couple appetizers (Truffle Garlic Toast & the Chef’s Board)! The toast was pretty rich & extremely oily towards the bottom, but other than that was great. The Chef’s Board paired well with our Malbec (I’d come back just to try various wines off their reserved list). To top off the evening, we split the Squid Ink Maldine. This was the star of the evening; partially do to the calamari, partially the wholesome red sauce it was reduced with. We would rec to a friend fa sho!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We loved the food and the atmosphere at north!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Went there for my birthday, although there was no acknowledgement of that fact and other places might give you a free dessert that day (maybe something to work on), the food was just great. Had the short rib pasta, super tasty. The wife had the chicken parm again, still geat although had a couple of pieces with fat that probably should’ve been cleaned better. Kids loved their spaghetti and meat balls again. Flavor wise hope it stays consistent. Customer service and attentiveness in the kitchen needs a little improvement.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Mediocre to bad food. Pizza was soggy and grinder contained burned bacon. Would prefer lower noise level.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The perfect spot for a reunion with a friend. The service was excellent. Try the Chef's plate (veggies style)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Delicious as always and had a great server. Thanks so much for also accommodating our table request!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food and service. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about wines and suggested a delicious wine we would not have chosen.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent food! Stephanie was awesome!We miss Paul Smith.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great Chef’s Board! The Zucca chips are a must have.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Organic, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The strozzapreti was delicious, the burrata and bolognese were fine but those are usually sure fire dishes. The ambiance of the restaurant was perfect, Fox restaurants always knock it out of the park with ambiance. Service was great.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 2, 2018

It is a recurring issue with this restaurant where they never have your table ready upon a preset time of your reservation, this is the reason reservations are made. Additionally the space designer did not take into account that high ceilings made of tin and glass would need noise reduction and damping measures of which there are none.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

LOVE ALL FRC restaurants! North Arcadia is my favorite, however.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

My husband and I went for new years day and it was a special 3 course meal for $55 pp. While the food was good and presentation was nice we were disappointed with the serving sizes. I could have easily eaten all 3 courses myself but purposely did not otherwise my husband would have walked out still hungry. I'm not sure if the serving sizes were "special" due to the occasion. I'm hoping so because I'd like to go back BUT want the serving sizes to match the price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Perfect for New Year’s Eve dinner! Menu/meal was excellent. Great service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great ambience, great food. Everything tasted fresh and the menu had just the right amount of choices

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Normally North is one of my favorite neighborhood spots. Great food, great atmosphere and great value. New Year’s Eve dinner was a different story. There was a prixe fix menu, which was fine as the menu choices looked delicious. The price was a bit high, as if you added it up probably was more than you would pay ala carte but it was New Year’s Eve and was more reasonable than most places. That being said I thought there would at least be party hats at the table. Just some small bunches of balloons. I thought they could have made it more festive. The service was very slow and the server was distracted and not attentive at all. This is not usually the case at North. And I would like to say that it was no more busy than a usual evening at the restaurant. The food was excellent as I always feel it is. But it took forever to get our drinks and food. We ordered our dessert when we ordered dinner. Then we came to find out that two of the three desserts were no longer available despite the fact we had put our order in 1 and 1/2 hours earlier. We really did not care for the third dessert. But we’re not offered a discount for this either or even an apology. In fact our server even forgot we had already told her our dessert order. We had to ask. In fact we said they could give us a gift card. Our server came back and said they would take $7 off the bill. Now the table next to us had just been served the substiute dessert - gelato, which they accepted and then told their bill had been discounted same amount as ours while we ate no dessert. Why was there not a unified decision made by management when they ran out of desserts?

So 2 1/2 Hours later haven eaten only 2 courses, no dessert and no festive atmosphere we left feeling disappointed.

So yes I would recommend North highly, maybe just not for holiday dinners.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a great experience but felt the last time we went that the scallops and meatballs were better.

Chefs board app and wine was awesome!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a reservation and my daughter wrote in bday which went unacknowledged.
The waiter was the busboy bringing water, clearing plates and rarely stopped by as he only focused on the big parties around us. We had to ask to order and flag him down the entire time. I tipped well out of pity.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great meal
Good selection
Deserae was an awesome server.
Will return

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything from the service to the food was amazing! Will always recommend this restaurant to everyone. I have yet to have less than a fantastic experience here!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Family Christmas Eve Dinner

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