North Italia – BLVD

4.7
1789 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Hot Spot
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday -Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(281) 605-4030
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Want to cater lunch at the office or for your special event? North Italia is the perfect choice! Our large party menu options are limitless, and are available for pick up, delivery, as well as full-service catering. Contact us at 281-605-4030 or northblvd@foxrc.net.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
San Felipe
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Parking details
North Italia offers both Valet & self-parking in the adjacent private garage. Complimentary self-parking is available in the attached five level parking garage.
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Special events & promotions
North does not offer private space unless it is a restaurant or patio buy-out; however large group events are always welcome. We can accommodate 15 to 250 guests for your business function, celebratory dinner, or holiday party. For details & to book your event today, contact us at 281-605-4030 or northblvd@foxrc.net.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1789 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Houston
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Same as always.

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MW
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I usually refuse to eat pasta but totally cave when I go to North. The strozzapeti is amazing. If you’re more of a red sauce person you can’t go wrong with the bolognese- I even ordered that one to go after the meal and blamed it on my “bf at home.”

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Houston
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there many times. Management (Jose) attended to my needs and once again it was a pleasurable experience. Highly recommend for great food, service, and atmosphere.

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Houston
3 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner

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MD
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had my birthday brunch here and we had such a great time! Our waitress, Hope, was amazing, we will definitely be back!

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VA
1 review
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I really enjoyed my experience here. Good foo, nice service, food came out in a timely manner. But its so loud, I was basically screaming at my friend who was sitting across from me. It's almost too loud to have a normal conversation during their peak hours. That was the only thing holding me back from giving 5 stars. Otherwise, its a great place to eat.

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g
Houston
1 review
3.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The Restraurant was very noisy. I made a reservation for two and the Restraurant seated my guest and me in this tiny corner. It was such a tiny place I had to sit sideways to allow my friend to stretch his legs forward. Half the time waiter seemed to forget we were stuck in this corner to service us. I selected this eatery because of location / food reviews. I was a bit embarrassed in the selection of North Italia for my out of town friend's dinner his first time to Houston..... terrible atmosphere rush, rush service and noisy. We were hoarse from shouting to speak when we departed. Sad to say best thing - Valet Car Service
I will not return. Definitely not a Positive Customer Experience.

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RV
Houston
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food is delicious and the service is always wonderful!

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W
Houston
15 reviews
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, good food, good service and very enjoyable.

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M
Houston
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation thru here without knowing the account is under my husband name. So when my daughter and I arrived I gave them my name and they couldn’t find it. 🤦🏻‍♀️ The owner was who greeted me and he right away got us a table. The staff was so nice and friendly! Great place! Love it!

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b
Houston
4 reviews
3.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Used to love this place
Food was ok
Service was ok
Feels worn out
Needs a face lift

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RA
New Mexico
31 reviews
4.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My only problem was the noise level. We will go back again, despite the difficulty talking. Our waitress, Christina, was a sweetheart. Food was absolutely delicious too!

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

North Italia was amazing! I’d definitely recommend to a friend, best chicken parm ever!

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic location in Houston. Ample parking and valet. Service was excellent. Ambiance was great! Food was salty.

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Houston
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carrie was an incredible server & the food was delish! Can’t wait to go back!!!

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I made a reservation for 5 for my dad's birthday. I've been here several times and was excited to bring my parent's along to try for this special occasion!
The host called the day of to confirm the reservation for 5 and I confirmed, but there was a slight hiccup once we walked in for our reservation. But hosts were responsive and had our table ready in no time.
Food was fantastic, like always! My dad had a great birthday meal!

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HT
Houston
11 reviews
5.0Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food with superb and knowledgeable service; we followed our wait person's recommendations. All were great, especially the Squid Ink pasta dish that had a nice spicy kick.

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SR
1 review
5.0Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! Especially the zucca chips and white truffle garlic bread- amazing. Great restaurant!

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VN
Houston
1 review
4.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as always !!! We had the meatballs , the chicken Parmesan , the short ribs radiatore , and the bolognese ... for 2 people ! Wonderful

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K
Houston
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to get freshly made in house pasta and flavorful dishes! Ambiance was really unique and industrial!

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CS
Houston
14 reviews
5.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time for Labor Day, Food was excellent, Service was exemplary and attentive!
Please give provide pay raises for the great job & kudos to the management for quality training and focus on perfection!

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West Virginia
1 review
1.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Very noisy. Service was extremely slow. We ordered dessert which never came not to mention the fact that I requested a candle in my dates dessert for her birthday in the open table notes. This might be a nice place to pop into after work for a drink and a bite but not a place to have a nice dinner with a bottle of wine. Also I couldn’t figure out the expensive wine offerings, if I was going to spend several hundred dollars on a bottle of wine, I would expect a nice atmosphere.

Bottom line, not knowing anything about this restaurant, I took my date there for her birthday. Food was fine but atmosphere and service was terrible. We could not get out of there fast enough.

We probably will not return.

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JN
Houston
7 reviews
5.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was very good, service was exceptional. Biggest drawback is simply the noise level. Not a place for a quiet reflective meal but definitely a place to enjoy friends, family and fine food.

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
4.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food as great. Service not so great

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CS
Houston
14 reviews
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular service and accommodating since we had our pets with us.
Food is always Top Notch & this restaurant is not like a classic chain where food and service vary; consistent food quality and stellar service is the norm here!

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E
1 review
5.0Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I liked North Italia. The ambience was very nice. I had a good lunch and talk with my friend. The staff was very friendly. Excellent service. The food was good but felt it was overpriced. But overall I liked it very much.

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LE
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Scott always does an amazing job. His recommendations are always perfect!

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c
Houston
1 review
5.0Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! It has to be one of my favorites!
Only downside is that it may get loud when it’s busy and sometimes hard to have a conversation!

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E
Houston
20 reviews
5.0Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, consistent as usual! Great service, but has an audiologist myself with normal hearing I couldn’t believe how loud it was.

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HD
San Francisco
2 reviews
4.0Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

This is by far the loudest restaurant I’ve been to. Not suitable for a business lunch.

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Washington DC
13 reviews
4.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Came for a fun date-night out. The food was good, but the vibe of the restaurant was even better. Such a fun atmosphere!

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HS
1 review
5.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places in town! The gluten free pasta option is perfect for my dietary needs!

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h
Houston
55 reviews
4.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is our go to place when we want a very casual atmosphere and good food. The staff is always great and very friendly. We usually go for dinner but it is great for Saturday and Sunday brunch. It is always noisy and not good for quiet conversation. However, fun and good and we continue to go back.

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m
Houston
17 reviews
3.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food is consistently good; service is spotty at best.

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SW
1 review
1.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

Food serving was slow. Also they gave me the wrong food. Ordered chicken but they served salmon. Ordered a black mussel as appetizer and they didnt bring it until we finish all the food. No small forks for mussels. Also the mussels were much smaller than before.

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B
Dallas
7 reviews
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I were in Houston visiting our son and meeting his girlfriend. I made reservations at North Italia because I found it on Open Table and the reviews on Trip Advisor were good. We were not disappointed. We had Friday evening 7pm reservations for 4. We only had to wait about 10 minuets or so past otime, which isn’t bad and was well worth the wait. We ordered pruschito bruschetta for a starter, which was fabulous. With the waiters help I ordered a bottle of wine for the table which went well with the meal. Everyone ordered something different, and nobody was disappointed. The noise level is a little loud, but to me it is part of The homey vibe of a large family. We really enjoyed our meal, the wait staff and the prices were reasonable

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Houston
1 review
4.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

It’s just too loud. My girlfriends all agree that we will not be able to go back because it is too hard to talk and hear anyone. I have encountered the same issue many other times. I love the restaurant wish they could do something about the level of noise.

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h
Dallas
11 reviews
4.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Buen restaurante con comida italiana bien preparada y sabrosa. Buena atención y ambiente agradable

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KM
Houston
7 reviews
3.0Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

We had a delicious dinner at North and our service was fantastic. HOWEVER, the noise level at the restaurant was simply unbelievable. It was a wall of sound that hit us when the door opened. We literally could not hear the waiter speaking to us, nor could we have any type of conversation. We will absolutely go back but will wait for cooler weather when we can sit outside.

As far as food, we had the artichoke and calamari appetizers. Both were absolutely wonderful and I would say that the calamari was some of the best I have ever had. I had the scallop entree and it was delicious as well and a nice serving size - not too much.

This was our anniversary and we were looking forward to a nice leisurely dinner with good conversation. That simply wasn't going to happen. We were in and out in one hour and 15 minutes just because we couldn't talk to each other! To be fair, we are almost 60 years of age, so perhaps not the demographic that they are looking for (we were not the oldest people in the restaurant, but we were not far off!). Also, we were there at 6:00 p.m. so the happy hour crowd was still in full swing. Our waiter was fantastic and was very sympathetic when we had to ask him to repeat what he was saying!

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KR
1 review
4.0Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Truly one of my favorite spots to eat. Great cocktails and food!
Only down side is the noise...it is really loud in the restaurant if you are eating inside.

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