North Italia – Austin

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

MP
Austin
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great experience dining here!

SH
San Antonio
72 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and very amazing foods

CB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I believe our food took to long either to get to the table or to be taken off the table. We thought the waitress had too many tables to take care of? Maybe?
It was Ok we were not in a rush but it was too long to be seated at a table for a meal.
Other than that. it was very good.
We had had New Year's Eve dinners there, many birthday celebrations and we will always come back.

RI
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We love North. Our recent reservation was on NY's eve. I'd say it was pretty pricey at $55.00 per person for what we got. They closed at 10pm, so no champagne for the cost of the meal. We'll surely visit again, but not on NY's eve. not worth it.

CH
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on new years for the pre fix menu. we had no complaints about the service or the food.

MK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, for a decent price. The quality of the food and preparation is hard to beat!

T
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second year in a row we went for NYE and both visits have been exceptional. Excellent menu options and drink selections (pre fixed) and the service was fantastic.

NM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was already a fan of North, but I can't say enough positive things about our new year's eve dinner experience. Normally I don't like fixed menus, but there were so many delicious options, it made it very hard to choose. And the plate sizes were generous, making it a good value for the price. The restaurant was not over booked, so even though the Domain location is small, it didn't feel crowded. I will definitely consider North again for a low-key, but nice new year's eve.

OT
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food at North was outstanding. It was so cold on the patio on NYE. Although the food was amazing, the heaters weren’t turned on the majority of our meal. Even the table next to us was complaining to the staff about the temperature.

RS
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Year’s Eve dinner with a special menu. Everything tasted wonderful and the ambience was nice. Service was great as well. Found a new spot for date night with my bride.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was great! The Ink Squid was so unique and totally worth it. The only complaint was the music. I went for dinner. Not a concert. Service was exceptional and drinks were perfect

C
Central Coast
33 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The chicken Parmesan and pasta are excellent. Two of us had mussels but had to ask for more butter sauce because they was no broth when brought out the first time, they were very good. The sea bass was okay but not the best he has ever had. The garlic bread with Parmesan butter was good.
The service was good.
We always forget how noisy and loud it is but the food is good so we will continue to go to North when we are in Austin.

ED
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time going to North and I was wonderful. There are so many complaints from folks about the noise level but I found it to be no different than most other restaurants that are deemed casual attire. The two restrooms were also not an issue for me but that could of been due to timing. The food was amazing and brought out hot, our waiter was very helpful and was able to keep tabs on our table without being annoying or too much. Everything was lovely.

OT
Austin
40 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We encountered a small problem. The staff rose to the occasion and handled it very professionally. Kudos! It's that kind of service that brings us back. Thank you everyone at North Italia.

JK
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The seating and environment on the patio is poor. Cement floor and tables aren’t level, street noise, not good for a date or business meeting. The food has gone down a level as well. There are better options at The Domain.

JP
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience3

We love North and it is a special experience for us to be able to eat there. But the service was so bad Saturday. Our order was lost and we waited forever for our food.
Not the best night there for a special dinner

CL
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I gave it a lower overall because the bathroom situation is terrible, stupid and ridiculous. Two unisex bathrooms = long lines.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, everything I have had here has been delicious. My kids love the fresh pasta. Even the coffee was awesome.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Way too loud to hold conversation.
Food was lovely.

r
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Waiter was horrible. He seemed to be "put out" having to wait on us.

TS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Having to line up by the kitchen to use one of only two unisex bathrooms really sucks! So many customers and only 2 restrooms? Really? Macdonalds has better restrooms and the provided paper hand towels were just in a stack so they all get wet from previous customers unless you throw the top 20 towel in the trash to get a dry one! Gross!

SL
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Limited but outstanding menu.
Excellent waiter.
A bit noisy as is tile and glass.
Short rib dish was as good as anything I had on recent trip to Italy.

S
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Just so so food. Don't know why it is so highly rated

EC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is normally a 4.5 at North, but this time it was 3 and 3/4 stars. There was insufficient dressing on the caesar and the pasta needed some fresh Parmesan. It would help if they offered fresh Parmesan when the pasta was delivered. Their recipes and ingredients, however, are excellent.

The other thing which needs work is the bathroom. The toilet seat was loose which would be dangerous for the elderly. The sink faucet was also loose. In other words, the restaurant needs improved maintenance.

L
Austin
33 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go there frequently. Their food is great as well as their happy hour. Bottles of wine 1/2 off. Monday through Thursday only 3-6.

AM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to North for our 5 year wedding anniversary, we made a reservation for 2 and were seated the moment we arrived! The place was very busy, so I’m glad we reserved a table. Our server, Oceana was very attentive and kind. Our starters and entrees came quickly, and the food was delicious! Will definitely be returning!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious but slow in coming out.

M
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our server did not really check on us. He may have been busy.

BK
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We’ve been coming to North since it opened. The quality has gone down; or at least it seemed like it this particular night. I ordered the children Parmesan. It certainly was not the same. In addition, the bread was not the same and the restaurant no longer provides the sundried tomato butter.

The service was excellent and the atmosphere was very nice. We sat outside.

SF
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service (Melissa?) excellent food and service. She was attentive and very sweet!

R
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Italian menu with more then the usual suspects. Service was outstanding, especially when we needed more nutritional info for a diabetic. Pleasant atmosphere, busy but the noise level didn't interfere with conversation.

K
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All the food was great. Good value. Must get the cheesy garlic bread. Unique and next level.

SH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NORTH is our go-to for a consistent, delicious meal on our rare date nights.

H
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is really delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed the short ribs. They were melt in your mouth tender and flavorful. The zucchini chips are always a big hit. The Sicilian Margarita is a perfect blend of lime, blood orange and sangria. It is my favorite. Enjoyed it.

JT
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Nice lunch with my daughter we always start with zuccha chips and get the kale salad and than the pesto pasta and share! Delicious!!

LG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG FABULOUS FOOD!! We had the Pesto Chicken and the Strozzapreti. Both were utterly delicious and decadent (and so garlicky but so worth it--this is why the good Lord gave us parsley and mouthwash!). Every dish around us at other tables also looked wonderful. Despite the tables being small and close together, we could still talk comfortably and the lighting was perfect. Host and waitstaff were on it and personable. I'm torn between wanting to tell everyone I know to come here and wanting to keep mum so it won't get ruined. We will definitely be back. Regularly!

LB
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

North is one of our favorite places to eat. If you are looking for a quiet place for dinner, this is not the place but otherwise, the food, service, attention to detail, value, hostess, management all is great. I recommend the white truffle garlic toast and the crisp calamari, pizza, salad ok, I recommend everything on the menu. On the weekend, I would make a reservation and don't be afraid to eat on the patio, it is enclosed and heated in the winter. Enjoy!

RA
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

What happened to North? It used to be our favorite place. In recent yes the bread has been bad. The butter ice cold (so you can’t spread it) on Thursday. The cappuccino full of foam- they used to make it better. Messed up our order and brought two of the same thing- only ordered one. Four times after eating spaghetti and meatballs, Got diahrrea