North Italia - El Segundo

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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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Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everyone kept telling us happy anniversary which was really nice. We were given complimentary desserts for our anniversary which was really nice. The Blanco pizza is delicious and now my new favorite!!!

DF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little more attention to the table. Had to look for server 3 times to request items. But server overall was great.

t
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The vibe here is a little more like a dance club than a restaurant. It's so loud that you can't hold a conversation and the service was disjointed and slow. Our server was pleasant and attentive but the bar staff and kitchen were a little overwhelmed and the place wasn't really at capacity.
Having said that...the food and drinks were good. If the volume of the music was lower, the atmosphere would be nice.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time being there and every bit as amazing as the first. Service is exceptional. Everyone who touched our table was polite, helpful, and appearance was clean and professional. Food is exceptional. The Grilled Bread and Good Olive Oil should be required for every meal. The Tuscan Kale Salad is a delicious starter. The Pig Pizza is heaven. Crust has good chew to it and that slightly charred crust from the fire oven. My only minor gripe is maybe cut some of the meats into small pieces. Sometimes you bite a pepperoni or sausage and it doesn’t come apart and next thing you know your holding a whole giant pepperoni out the side of your mouth. Other than that deliciously messy experience, I have nothing to complain about. I live all the way in Van Nuys and it takes about 75-90 minutes to drive there in traffic and I’ll do it again and again.

AL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was terrific and kept our evening fun. The food was prompt and a very good value.

h
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friends and I loved the pasta-- Squid Ink Malfadine and Short Rib Radiatori. Interior of the restaurant feels cozy and classy. Service was sort of up and down, but we know they did their best to make sure we were happy. Would love to come again.

SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My only complaint about this restaurant Is that the servers and wait staff do not keep the tabletop clean during the meal. At least once during the meal they should come by and sweep up the breadcrumbs and ant spills etc.

LA
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic meal and a great meeting. The food was a good price there was a great wine selection, and the meal was delicious. Loved it

JG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service great!!! Noise level started off ok then as restaurant filled so did noise level- open environment is esthetic ally pleasant to the eye not so much to the ear- but overall really great place

MB
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and nice atmosphere. Wait staff professional and knowledgeable.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late birthday dinner with daughter and wife. Food was excellent. Love this place.

B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very disappointed as our open table reservation specifically stated celebrating a birthday. I sent my daughter with her friends as a birthday gift and the server never even acknowledged her birthday, nor did he ask if they wanted dessert. Just tested like an ordinary dinner. If a guests notes a special occasion, they should be treated as such - at the very least acknowledge and wish her a happy birthday. Clearly someone dropped the ball here.

I
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good .. service wasn’t the best ..I don’t know if they were short on staff but waitress was taking forever

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved our pastas but wish we could have finished everything! Fabulous chicken pesto pasta and also the squid ink pasta. Healthy portions so ate some for leftovers!!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You will always find a lively atmosphere, with energetic waitstaff and talkative guests. The food never disappoints (haven’t had a bad meal yet), with a wide array of choices for food and drinks.

I highly recommend visiting, but may steer you in a different direction if you are wishing to conduct business or have an intimate conversation, as the noise level may make it a bit challenging.

- Brian B.

CE
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great server and ambiance, but the food was a disappointment considering the price point. Should have taken a photo of my short rib entree that might have had 2 oz of meat. Delicious but certainly not proportionate for the price.

ME
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was very salty (we had chicken Parmesan and pizza). And this is a repeat problem. Will not order those items again. Also the chicken was way overcooked (difficult to cut). 3 of us had the chicken Parmesan.

KD
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love North Italia and our waitress was excellent! Celebrated my birthday dinner with Strozzapretti and a glass of Pinot Grigio, was perfect! The waitress recommended a dessert I never would have tried, Hazelnut Torta, and now I think it's my favorite!

9
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I had been to North Italia before with some friends for a late lunch. We all shared a few of the small plates with a glass of wine and it was fabulous. So fabulous that when my sister came in town to visit, I made a reservation to take her there for dinner. We showed up promptly for our 7PM reservation only to be kept waiting for the better part of 30 minutes. Finally when seated, our server was so busy that it took another hour to order dinner- to be fair- he did take our appetizer and drink order- drinks come somewhat quickly but the bruschetta took 45 minutes after which he finally allowed us to order dinner. To make it easy on the kitchen- we ordered salads. I had the chicken caesar. That food came within 15 minutes of ordering guessing because the crowd had calmed a bit. The food was just OK. The bruschetta wasn't fully toasted and not very good- (we had the one with the prosciutto). I didn't eat it although my sister did. I may give them another try - NOT on a Saturday night to see if it was just an off night.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very loud, poor acoustics so we all have to talk loud over other people’s noises. We had an 6:45 pm reservation for 4 and didn’t get seated until 30 mins later. The kitchen and server staff seem not to be able to keep up with a busy restaurant. We ordered 2 appetizers, meatballs and truffle bread. The latter didn’t come out until another 20 minutes after we were served the meatballs. 3 of our entrees were served at the same time while the 4th entree came almost 10 mins after. We went there to celebrate 2 bdays but the whole experience didn’t feel special, no dessert with candles came out at all, even if it wouldn’t be comped.

LS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Italia is our go-to place for special occasions and we are never disappointed!

LS
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Met expectations on food quality, selection of wines and service.

EN
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I have enjoyed North Italia in the past but my last visit fell short and I'm not sure I'll be back.

We were time constrained, as we needed to take someone to the airport, and let our waiter know that as soon as we sat down. Although we had allotted plenty of time to eat, we wound up having to shovel down our food, as it took well over 40 minutes after we ordered to be served.
Additionally, while two of us essentially ordered the same dish (spaghetti & meatballs), mine was served with 2/3 the amount of meatballs and 1/2 the amount of "pasta" (I had the spiraled veggies instead of pasta), even though I was charged more for my dish than the regular version.
Finally, at least 3 of us had an upset stomach after eating our dinner--I'm not sure if it was the rushed eating or something with our food, but the end result was not pleasant.

NV
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We have come here many times. It has always been enjoyable with exceptional service. This time was quite disappointing. The service was very slow and inattentive. Our cocktails took 20 minutes. The restaurant was exceptionally loud (and we were outside.) We waited a long time for everything from our food to our check. It was not the pleasant experience we were used to or expecting.

OT
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday & Bon voyge celebration . It was very nice.

OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Happy Hour in the South Bay !

p
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place!! Dine there about once a month with a friend. We always split the kale salad with chicken and the artichoke. For desert we have a scoop of icecream with expression poured over it. They make the best!!!
Their pizza and pasta are also wonderful. Can’t go wrong.

JA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Horrible food and service, even worse manager to take accountability for anything. Not even a genuine sorry.

KF
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service.

DO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It's Just ok. Not the best red sauce I have had. Very sweet tasting, almost "commercial" tasting. That should be a signature piece for an Italian restaurant. Fish was moist, but super salty almost as if they brined it.

Not rushing back.

MA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great! I highly recommend and cannot wait to come back!

OT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I love the atmosphere of this restaurant.

JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food, can't beat that.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous!

a
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and ambiance. Quite noisy. Conversation across the table was difficult.

MM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our early dinner with happy hour. Everything was great I was wondering if they can put background music or even live music nothing fancy. It may reduce the noise level down & enhance the ambiance.

TD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best birthday lunch for mom and our server Trevor was beyond amazing.

BI
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

My recommendation to someone else would depend on their dietary needs. I mentioned I have food allergies and requested plain, grilled salmon with romaine lettuce. No dressing, no seasoning, nothing else. Unfortunately, the salmon (while delicious) was seasoned with both salt and pepper when it arrived at the table. Everyone else in our group enjoyed their lunch. Next time, I'll stick to water :(

EC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Bad service. For two people we ordered two appetizers (they were out of the two we wanted, mussels and calamari, at 7pm), a pizza and a pasta. They literally brought everything at once. Awful, by the time you try to enjoy one dish the rest of the food was cold. Felt rushed the entire time, the waiter never asked if we wanted a second drink or water refill, it was like he was in a competition with the other waiters for who could clear their section the fastest. There were still people waiting for tables when we left at 7:50pm (yes I know, very quick “nice” dinner). We had to ask to see a dessert menu but by then we were so annoyed we left. The service killed our meal.

The food was decent, but honestly it was all luke warm or cold by the time we got passed our first appetizer dishes because they brought it all at once and the rest of the food had been sitting out for 15+ minutes.

Was our 1 year wedding anniversary too. Would not recommend unless you like feeling forced to eat quickly. Very disappointing experience.