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About North Italia – Denver

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.

190 Clayton Lane
Denver, CO 80206
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Brunch:
Sat - Sun 11am - 4pm

Lunch:
Daily 11am - 4pm

Happy Hour:
Mon – Fri 3pm - 6pm
All Day Sunday

Dinner:
Sun 4pm - 9pm
Mon-Fri 4pm - 10pm
Fri – Sat 4pm - 11pm

Cross Street:
Second St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(720) 941-7700

Website:
http://www.northitaliarestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Rick Thillemann

Private Party Facilities:
We have a beautiful private room that can accomodate parties up to 25 people. We have a variety of menu options to wow your friends, family, or clients. Please reach out to our event coordinator, Meredith Ogden, at the restaurant for more details.

Private Party Contact:
Meredith Ogden: (720) 941-7700

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

North Italia – Denver Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (32)
Good for a Date (32)
Casual (26)
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Comfort Food (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Business Meals (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Authentic (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
People Watching (15)
Romantic (15)
Fun (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Cozy (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Healthy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Wonderful restaurant with spectacular staff for a first date. The ambiance and experience was excellent for a chilly night. Couldn’t ask for a better meal by candlelight.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was the second year that we chose to go to North Italia for my birthday dinner. The food is reliably delicious and the staff is friendly and helpful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A busboy spilled a glass of water and some of it got on my girlfriend. No big deal. She wasn’t mad, but the busboy gave her a quick half-assed apology. Then another waitress, that wasn’t our waitress, gave my girlfriend a rag to dry herself, her coat, and her purse off. Our waitress barley acknowledged the situation. She didn’t ask if my girlfriend was ok. Didn’t offer us comped drinks or offer to comp a percentage of our meal. NOTHING. She just gave us the check and walked away. When I was in college, I worked in the food service industry. If that would have happened where I worked, we would have been super apologetic and would have done anything to make the situation right. The people at North were more concerned with cleaning the floor where they spilt the water than making sure my girlfriend was ok.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food and to celebrate a birthday with Family.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This visit was good...until the waiter spilled wine in my lap and didn't do anything (other than cleaning the table) no discount on the bottle, no glass of wine to replace the spilled glass.
We were there to celebrate a birthday and the note in the reservation was ignored. Other tables saw candles and awesome desserts-ours saw the bill.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

I did not actually dine here, I sent a small group of people from my work because they needed to have a group interview with a candidate. They reported that it was very noisy and they had a hard time hearing each other. They had no complaints about the food or service, but the noise level was a huge problem. So, if you are looking for a place to have an important conversation over dinner, this is not the place to go.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Best chicken salad I have ever eaten, and I've eaten plenty. Great place in terms of food. A little noisy.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Perfect, per usual

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

As usual the food was amazing. The bombolini dessert was fantastic. We had a wonderful evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

I loved it. Visiting from California I looked up reviews and menu options online. Food looked very authentic but the picture of the chefs board sold me !! I loved it! I had the house special bolognese with fresh pasta, Wondefull! They have a very nice selection of cocktails. I loved the building interior old bricks low lighting, lovely waitress and staff. Also situatated in a beautiful area. Very enjoyable experience

Tags: Organic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Busy place and a bit noisy. We ate in the bar area and enjoyed our meal. Aiden was great!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I simply loved my salmon entree. My friends adored their roasted chicken entrees. Bravo!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Our waiter Brad was incredibly friendly and patient with us while my friend and I caught up. Even though the place was incredibly busy, he didn't make us feel rushed in any way. I have been there a few times over the years and it's great to see that the quality is just as great as always. The tiramisu is one of the best in town!

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Teriffic food from truffle bread to scallop entree. Excellent service, wine list and the food delicious

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Was good, no complaints but also can't rave about how wonderful it was. Was noisy & food was just average.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always enjoy Sunday happy hour and 1/2 price wine. One of our party has dietary restrictions. Server was very knowledgeable and helpful. Started with bruschetta that is small but tasty. Salads are fresh, and even side salad has interesting ingredients. Pizza is on the happy hour menu (order the margherita and add a topping or two for slight charge), and crust is typically baked to perfection. Bolognese sauce is a little sweet and light on meat, but everyone liked the dish. Short rib radiatori was excellent. The person that had the Rosemary Chicken found it a little dry. She added some olive oil to satisfactorily mitigate the issue. Dining room gets energetically busy after 6, but noise level is certainly acceptable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent food and the waiter was very professional.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food and service; however, asked for a quiet table and were not given one.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 20, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed an anniversary dinner at North Italia for the second year in a row. We chose this restaurant because the food has always been wonderful. We normally share an appetizer and an entrée and the kitchen splits them on separate plates. Our server was delightful as well. We selected the Emeritus Hallberg Ranch Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley to enjoy with our dinner and, although it was a little pricey, we were not disappointed.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the all-day Sunday happy hour at North. Great pizza and charcuterie board, plus excellent bottles of Italian wines for half-price. We'll definitely go back again after the next Colorado Symphony concert. Derek, our waiter, was helpful and knowledgeable. I imagine their weekend brunches would be worth the trip, too.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We sat outside on a perfect summer evening. Food was fantastic. One of our group is a professional chef and he was impressed with the food. Excellent, excellent. The only reason it's not a full 5-star review is the staff was a little off the mark. We were getting together for a business meeting, two of us from each company and my team arrived first. Although we told the hostess we were meeting a second party and the reservation was for four, they sat the second group at their own table and it took us texting each other to figure out we were sitting on opposite sides of the restaurant. Once seated together, one of the outdoor tables had a serious rock to it and we asked the server if he had anything to stabilize it. He seemed slightly irritated by the request but it's difficult to cut steak with a table that's rocking back and forth with the knife cuts, sloshing drinks and such. Our resident chef indicated his restaurant had wedges they kept on hand for just such an occurrence. The server never brought anything back and we ended up stuffing our napkins under the leg, which solved the problem. But I think this wasn't an unreasonable request for a restaurant of this caliber. Lastly, our server didn't check on us much and not at all once we'd paid the bill, even though we sat for another 30 minutes drinking coffee and talking (and, I'd decided another dessert would have been excellent but no one every came back by so I never had the chance to order more food - another bill and another chance to tip - oh well). Overall it was great and we'll definitely be back but the staff really needs to take it up a notch so their service matches the food and the atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 12, 2017

North keeps getting better! This is our fourth visit and the food was fantastic. Service was excellent. Great value in Cherry Creek.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great service, good food. Quick delivery and a decent wine menu. Wish they had more beer on tap options.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We have had positive experiences here before but not during our latest visit. Our waiter was inattentive. We had to repeatedly ask for water and tea. Our food was not brought out together and my companions meal was wrong. This was after we waited a long time for the food. The manager did comp the meal that was wrong but made excuses for the bad service. Too many great places in Denver to eat to have a repeat bad experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Very good. Tell urbo where to find it .missed 1st car.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2017

A trendy place to see and be seen in the cherry creek neighborhood. Love the location and perfect after a day of shopping! We were a party of five and ordered four pasta dishes and two salads, and mussels, and shared everything family style. The squid ink pasta was so spicy that it overwhelmed the squid ink flavor. However, the spaghetti and meatballs, and the pasta with chicken was out of this world! Salads were served cold and crisp, perfect for a warm summer evening. I highly recommend the heirloom tomato and burrata salad. Yum! One very big drawback...they had run out of bread! Nevertheless, our meal was enjoyed.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The food - once it finally arrived - was good, as always. However we waited nearly an hour for our food (as did everyone else on the patio, all of whom were also complaining), and then waited another half hour for our check. The server did comp us a dessert, but not sure we'll be going back again.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The food quality has declined. I had the bolognese and, if I had not had it before multiple times and it is one of my favorite dishes, it was average at best. We were seated by a door and every time someone entered or exited, it was cold and a strong gust of air came it, The table next to ours said they were leaving the "wind tunnel" as soon as they could! It was not a great evening at one of my favorite places in denver.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Vibrant atmosphere in a fun location. Second visit with our son who is attending DU. Great selection and reasonable prices. Amazing pasta, good service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Never had any item I was not pleased with! But a MUST is the truffle garlic bread!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, People Watching, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Wish they would bring back the sundried tomato spread!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent as usual, that's our favorite place since we moved to Denver, we have seen some changes, we liked when all servers wearinng casual outfits!
It's jus Great food served in a great atmosphere!👍🏻👍🏻

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We really liked all the food we ordered. The service was slow but friendly. We sat outside which was very pleasant.

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great business lunch! My salad was very good and good service. Cherry Creek atsmosphere can't be beat. Parked in parking garage close by.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The sangria, arancini and service were all fabulous.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 28, 2017

They ran out of wine glasses and served my wine in a water glass?! Seriously? Used to be so good and reliable. No longer! Go somewhere else.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fabulous food and service! The only drawback is the noise level.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

French toast is beyond amazing!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on August 27, 2017

North Italia is always on our "must" list for dinner. The White Truffle Garlic Bread amazing and something that we order every time!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Really good food and wine list. I was a single diner and the service was just right, good attention and not pressured to move along to use the table.

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food, People Watching
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