North Italia – BLVD

4.7
2115 reviews
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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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T
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

Every the lighting

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VL
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We first dined at North Italia in Los Angeles when we were visiting last week and it was there that they told us they had a branch in Houston so we decided to compare the two. The experience was quite similar at each of them. Everything was excellent except the noise level which was terrible and exhausting--it really takes away from what might otherwise have been a perfect evening.

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G
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is just too good!!!! Is one of my favorites restaurants in Houston!!! The food is absolutely delicious!!!! I tried so many things and everything is tasty! My favorites are bolognese pasta and the meat ball sandwich! But the salads and pizzas are very very good! Oh get the bread on the appetizer list!!! And tiramisu for dessert!!! Worth every calorie!!!!!!! Love it!

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MH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently amazing food and service!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambience. The wine, aps and pasta dishes, as well as dessert were very delicious.

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Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was great. Our server was amazing and the food was fantastic. It was extremely lively for a weekday and I can see why. The ambiance was fun and we had a great time.

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LT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Popular spot with great vibe in the heart of the Galleria area action. Mixed crowd, mostly young professionals. Smart business casual attire. Delightful outdoor seating and bar. OK food fairly priced. Not cheap, not crazy expensive. Excellent service. Reservations recommended.

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TN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Look. The place is modern, the good is fresh everyday and the service is excellent. What more can you ask for!?

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JJ
Houston
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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SF
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service is always very great at North. I go particularly for the Bolognese and often at lunch for a business conversation. Oils not be great for a serious business conversation but for relationship building it is a perfect spot. The service is fast at lunch.

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BM
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. I loved it!! We had the Strozzapreti, a caesar salad and the white truffle garlic bread!!
Amazing :)

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t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Every dish was amazing and we ordered quite a few to sample. It’s well priced with good portions. We’ll definitely come back again.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sundays wine is half off!!

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BP
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server gave really good recommendations. For both the appetizers and the mains, I went with his suggestions and it was outstanding! Wish i could remember his name!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was exceptional in both recommending dishes and especially wine pairings. It’s busy on the weekends but worth the wait. We went there two hours before a movie upstairs, we were seated immediately bc of a reservation and enjoyed the full two hours.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food & service. Inside is loud but outside is perfect.

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VL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way...and we’re picky!

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HF
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere were amazing! Great for date night.

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CB
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was overall decent, but if we go back we will order differently. We didn’t care for their take on bruschetta and we thought the pizza wasn’t very good. The pasta was amazing though!

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CJ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always good. It’s just loud!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening!

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KS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was simply amazing! Fresh, wholesome ingredients, nice atmosphere and priced well!

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f
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Party of four people and we all enjoyed our meals. We had a mushroom pizza as an appetizer and it was great. I order the spicy shrimp pasta which was fabulous. North is a hip restaurant and highly recommend it.

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MT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nivel place for drinks and food. Ambience really good. A bit expensive
Noisy

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F
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was my birthday and my son took me out for dinner.

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M
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to grab dinner before a musical at The Hobby Center. My daughter had had a business lunch there on Tuesday and loved it, said the menu was “ all me”, so we went for dinner Sunday and she was right! The food was delicious, the service attentive, the wine list impressive and the overall experience worth repeating!

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was amazing and made great suggestions from the menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Love this place so much so took my best friend and our daughters. Food not as good. Pizza crust soft as if it had been kept warm after baking. Appetizers and main cane out very fast so not sure why the pizza wasn’t fresh. Strozapretti which is normally fab tasted different - can’t put my finger on it but totally different than normal.

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SS
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I have nothing but great things to say about North Italia - our server was phenomenal, my roasted salmon was delicious, and drinks were perfect. The reason I can't give this place a perfect score, especially related to food, is because of my husband's meal. He ordered the bacon and egg pizza on gluten free crust, and it was extremely difficult to eat because the crust was as hard as a rock. He knows and expects that gluten free products rarely, if ever, stand up to gluten-filled products, but no need to get a jaw workout in when eating a pizza.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was wonderful. Our server was very friendly and did a great job. My only complaint is the noise level, but that's just because I'm old.

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W
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour and fantastic service!

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SR
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The only thing that wasn’t great was the service. Our server was nice but he was extremely shy. He needs some coaching in feeling more comfortable speaking to patrons.

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P
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious and service is excellent. The noise level is very loud, but that's just people enjoying their company. I do wish the tables were slightly farther from each other. You can definitely hear other people's conversation without going out of your way to be nosy. I do enjoy this restaurant. I usually recommend to people that it's a great restaurant in the galleria that isn't a pain to reach

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P
London
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was poor and food bland. Suggest you stay away from bar during peak lunch. Waiters young, seem to treat restaurant like a school canteen.

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WR
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Service: Prompt, table was ready when we arrived for the time that we reserved. Waiter was attentive to our needs without being present too often (wine was always full, table always had something going on or off of it when ready).

The Layout: Very clever and the decoration was clean and modern.

The Menu: Options were simply and accurately described (the ingredients spoke for themselves).

The Food: We had the artichoke appetizer (must have) as well as the fennel salad to start which was a nice light complement to the artichoke. Mains were the Spaghetti and Meatballs and, pasta was fresh and cooked to perfection, meatballs were just firm enough without being spongy or crispy/dry. Showstopper was the Mushroom Tortelloni; rich and complex flavor, perfect al dente snap to every bite, sweet potato does little more than tame the flavors and doesn't intrude the palate so don't be scared off by it.

The Dessert: We were too full to try any, they looked amazing, they did too good of a job at filling us up with everything else.

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C
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love this place! Server was a total doll, hostesses were super charming and food/sangria was amazing! This joint is consistently good and can't wait to bring my daughter and her pup, and enjoy the patio for a beautiful Sunday brunch!

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j
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently excellent food. I eat here every visit to Houston. Delicious homemade pasta at a reasonable price. Waitstaff is well trained and helpful. Great place for happy hour too!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Great food and ambiance!!

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SP
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love this place. You can see them making the fresh pasta all day long. It is my go-to place for Brunch on Sunday. I love the short rib hash, calamari, mussels and all of the soups. The staff is really great too.

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TC
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This place was really fun!! Definitely not quiet, but definitely happening. The food was great and our waiter, Rafael, was amazing! We loved it!

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