North Italia – Denver

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2324 reviews
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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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Amber was super friendly and patient with us. Food was great, the only thing was the marinara sauce was a bit too spicy for me. Otherwise, great place to dine!

LA
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service and atmosphere.
Very loud, made it difficult to hear or have a conversation- music volume was too loud and the room acoustics are echoey

JB
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Just waited a little longer since they burned my pizza!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Food was incredible. Service perfect.

E
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Server was very good, food came quickly. Food was ok. I won’t order the kale salad again. Too bland.

GF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food tasted great a always - but was cold. Service took longer than usual. Some items ordered never came out. By the time the server asked- it was last the time we would eat.

ST
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Appetizers were great, especially the cauliflower. Two of had sea bass and loved it. Restaurant has a chill vibe.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday Dinner. Food was outstanding! They brought a candle with the dessert but didn’t do any silly singing (I hate that) which was perfect !

MJ
Denver
85 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service! Now on our list of favorite restaurants!!

MB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good- salad and spaghetti and meatballs and my dining partner had a pizza. The Italian donuts for dessert were disappointing- not much lemon curd or mascarpone on the plate. Service was very slow and our server disappeared quite often. We actually had to flag her down for more water and drinks.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable as always!

OT
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Viva North Italia! I recently had a great meal with an old friend at the intersection of 1st and Clayton in Cherry Creek North. I remember this space most recently being called North.

For one of the few eateries in Cherry Creek North that doesn't have at least three dollar signs, I would highly recommend this place.

I got to the restaurant a little early, and enjoyed a cocktail called Rosemary and Lime. They offer a couple of interesting cocktails that are available by the pitcher!

We started with the arancini with scamorza cheese and red sauce. They had a little heat to them, but were pretty amazing!

The menu offers the traditional multi-course selections (piatti); however, we both felt we would have been satiated from only ordering a pasta dish.

My friend ordered the squid ink pasta with shrimp, calamari, mint, fennel pollen, and calabrian chili. I didn't try it, but it looked amazing! I ordered a pasta dish with short ribs. It was tossed with parmesan cream, fresh horseradish, wilted arugula, and herbed bread crumbs. There was a hidden zest to the dish that made it really extra-fresh too. I'm excited to introduce this dish to others. The pieces of short rib were extremely tender.

The street parking is very limited and time- strained. I parked in the Clayton parking lot, which is the underground parking structure underneath Crate & Barrel. One of the waitresses told me that I should go buy something at Crate & Barrel so they would validate my parking, but I didn't. Luckily there was something wrong with my parking ticket, so the attendant let me out for free.

K
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great server!

M
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing appetizers, delicious dinner & wonderful wine selection!!

NE
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place . Every time I have been it has been superb .

EE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good, but the service was slow and the two men’s meals came about about 5 min before the lady’s meal - so a bit awkward.

KH
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant, always serving well prepared meals. I’ve been a number of times and see no reason to stop patronizing this business.

KG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Funghi pizza, so we came back for a second time. We ordered the White Truffle Garlic Bread, which was one of the most amazing foods I’ve ever had. Great place to indulge!

SD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service!!

JM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous as usual. Love the chicken pesto pasta.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food & great service.

SM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Best pizza I have eaten in a long time. Carbonara (not on the menu but made on our request ) was excellent.

JT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our meal with friends. Very good food. Only detraction was the noise level made it difficult for conversing with our friends.

L
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had a wonderful dinner here. Brent was our server. He was very personable and attentive. Everything from cocktails and appetizers to our main courses were delicious. It was my friend's birthday, so we were offered a free dessert of our choice, which we happily accepted. Fun atmosphere and great food. Will definitely return if in Denver again.

OC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The noise level was so high that, unfortunately, we couldn't hear someone across the table. Everyone loved their dinner, but mine was a bit spicy, which was not indicated on the menu, nor did the server know. In fact, she assured me that it was not at all spicy. I ordered the burrata (?) The service was excellent and so was the hazelnut crunch ice cream.

CM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had my parents in town for a visit. From the moment we stepped foot in the door, it was outstanding in every way. Our server, Brittany, was a dying breed with her beautiful capacity to serve well and her delightful disposition. The food, wine, dessert and coffee, right down to the beautiful blue cup and saucer were ALL definitely something to write home about. Thank you for the beautiful memories North!

SB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in colorado easily.

MK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was great. People who don’t eat pork should get the Spaghetti and Meatballs. North Italia is probably the only place in Denver that serves all beef meatballs. The burrata was great too, and no one should leave without trying their hazelnut ice cream dessert. The only thing that went wrong the last time I’ve been there was that, despite my reservation was for 5, they gave us a booth that fits 4. They walked us back up front to put a table together, but no worries. Everything else was fine.

J
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The place is just too ridiculously loud! Can’t have meaningful conversation. Took a very long time for a waiter to be assigned to our table. It was also a birthday event that was never acknowledged by any of the staff even though we had told them in advance, so that was a bit of a letdown. Between the incredible noise in the lackluster service and just the OK food, I was Really disappointed. I’ve eaten at this restaurant many times and I think it just gets louder, and the service gets worse

PG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So very good! Never disappoints I had the Chicken parmigiana it was outstanding

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

30th wedding anniversary, could not have been better!

JS
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server was attentive and offered helpful selections about the menu. The burrata and heirloom tomato appetizer is something I’ll order again when I return!

AF
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Reliably excellent food. Our go to place when we don’t feel adventurous or can decide.

KB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brought a friend visiting from Washington D.C. for lunch. We had an enjoyable time, although it definitely got loud as it got busier. The food was yummy and service good. Only thing that wasn’t perfect was the bathroom cleanliness. The baskets mounted on the wall to hold extra toilet paper is a cute idea. But the metal pipe holding them was sooooo dusty. I would say at least a month since they’d been cleaned. Yuck.
Overall, it was a good experience and I would return.

MS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Radiatori is nothing less than sublime. I have eaten at North in Cherry Creek for at least 15 years and love it just as much as the first time I went there.

ST
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Our latest visit to North was very good, as usual. But this time the service was unusually slow.
We didn't order and small plates this time. Just a Margherita pizza & Bolognese, and few specialty cocktails and house wine. and we were seated very early for a Saturday night (@5:30).
Not sure if the Kitchen was slammed, of if the waiter just forgot to turn in our order in a timely manner.
All-in-All, the food was fantastic, but this night, a small glitch in the flow slowed the evening down.
We will be back.

DW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were surprised to find the restaurant almost half filled when we arrived for our 5:30pm reservation, even tho it was a Saturday evening. The ambiance was certainly “energetic”.
The Simple salad and the Caesar salad were a cool crispy way to start off a lovely dinner. Bolognese is a favorite of mine and it being a house specialty made my selection an easy one. I cannot recall ever tasting a more rich, flavorful, thick, robust bolognese. The house made tagliatelle lovingly wrapped itself in and around the meat and sauce making it the one I will compare all bolognese dishes to.
My husband ordered the chicken Parmesan. The chicken was wonderfully tender yet nicely crispy with the perfect amount of crushed tomato sauce on it. The mind blowing side dish was the house made rigatoni in Parmesan sauce, which made the chicken Parmesan even better than it actually was.
Even after all that, when I heard that the dessert was coconut pannacotta, I had to try it and I was glad I did. What an amazing, awesome, light dessert I would love to have again

JS
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were disappointed with our dinner at North Italia. We basically felt like our dinner was rushed and there was an emphasis on turning tables as quickly as possible. The food was also mediocre. The Caesar salad had radicchio in it which made it very bitter and overpowered the dressing. The pasta came out very al dente, to the point where it tasted like it should have been cooked a few more minutes. We will not return and would not recommend the restaurant to anyone.

JH
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

service was the high point. Food was very tasty in this traditional I Italian restaurant. Convenient for visitors to the shopping mall and residents of nearby apartments. Definitely a mix of fashion from gym shorts and backward caps to Gucci and Channel dresses.

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