North Italia – Irvine
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Not many good vegetarian options, service was crazy slow. Got seated at 1pm red, food didn’t come until
1:35. Took forever to get someone to take our order.
taste food was different, waitress too slow, we were 25 minutes wait for dinner on the table.
Everything from the greeting at the door to the last bite of pasta was superb.
Great atmosphere and our dinners and appetizers were delicious! Highly recommend going there and not too expensive!
Tyler our waiter was friendly and attentive to everything that we wanted. I’ve been there several times and he has been my server and has always killed it! Tyler always goes the extra mile!
The artichoke appetizer was horrible- very dry and nothing on it... soaking in butter. The main dish and sangria were ok/good but nothing special. Also pretty loud at night time.
Our waiter was amazing. I have been here 3 times before and the service was awful, but I loved the food. This time our waiter was absolutely perfect and service was great. Hope it is like this every time!
My favorite place ! I’ve been here so many times and will always come back ! Great food! Ambiance and great service!!
75th Birthday Dinner
Celebrated a graduation with the family. Started with the Burrata and calamari...both excellent. Three pizzas and the Bolognese pasta all excellent. Great bottle of wine and the service was excellent.
Food came out cold. Calamari was soggy when reheated. I asked for no cheese or croutons on my salad but server didn’t listen. Manhattan was warm when served. Chicken parm was cold.
Well, I decided to go here because on yelp there are so many positive reviews about the whole experience. We went on my birthday and I even reserved a table online. Unfortunately, we tried it and were disappointed. The food was okay compared to other pasta restaurants. We ordered their speciality Bolognese Pasta and it was my least favorite. The drinks, although aesthetic were nothing over the top. I mean yes, the Sicilian Margarita had a kick but needed more flavor. Overall an okay experience.
I recommend North Italia to friends with the caveat that you cannot hear yourself think, let alone your dining companion's conversation. Food is outstanding. Service is wonderful.
I usually enjoy North Italia very much, but my experience was lackluster this time. The calamari was over-breaded, items that were ordered did not arrive, and our server was not attentive.
I had this restaurant on my list for several months and finally got there! We sat on the patio on a warm evening which was nice. The restaurant was packed by the time we left - a very happening, noisy place. I have to say that while the food was good, I was a little disappointed. The Margarita pizza was good— but I have had better. The Italian chopped salad was yummy. The dessert - tiramisu- was just ok. We didn’t even finish it! I had read review in newspaper about a chocolate tart but it was not on the menu. I would go back again and try the short rib pasta and skip dessert.
We had a really great dinner! It set the tone for the rest of the night. Our server was in training and all of her recommendations were perfect.
Tyler, our server was outstanding. Attentive but not intrusive. Very personable and professional. Truely a great evening.
I would recommend the food but not for the service. Our water was on the odd side. It said in our notes it was for a Birthday, actually my birthday, and he completely tried to sell us dessert and our lunch in general. He asked if we wanted any dessert, and we looked kind of confused cause wasn’t it suppose to be a sweet surprise? Then my friend said, well it is her birthday, and he proceeded with, well I guess if it’s on us would you like some? Really?! Who says that to guest?! We ended up denying any kind of dessert cause we completely felt uncomfortable after our whole dinning experience.
We had a wonderful time thank you
Great food great ambiance and amazing service all together s great experience
This just like an Olive Garden type restaurant Ok my spaghetti tasted like chef boyardee 😳
My children & i took my husband there for an early fathers day...we each got a different entree and they were all excellent!! We plan on going back there again soon. It was a bit noisy, but the food makes up for it.
Bolognese and garlic bread were delicious! Also the Best tiramisu I’ve ever had!
North has great service and the food is excellent. I think this last visit, everyone left sill a little hungry even after dessert. I think next time we'll order some appetizers to get us ready for our dinner. We had a great time and enjoyed our meal.
One of our favorites in Irvine. We count on North Italia for pretty good consistency with both food and service and are rarely disappointed.
The tomato sauce seems a little spicy lately and I’m not a huge fan.
fist time dining at north italia & was extremely impressed.
server (briana) was outstanding & gm (oliver) was really aware & responsive to every detail!
thank you for a wonderful experience.
look forward to our next enjoyable encounter.
Lovely fresh air lunch with my friend!
Food was delicious and our services was excellent.
Loved it. One of my favorite restaurants so, of course, I had to celebrate my birthday there!
Food was fresh and delicious! Our waitress was exceptional even though the establishment was super busy. This was my second time here and I'll definitely be coming back!
Service has improved from the past and menu has too. It is amazing!
Overall had a great experience. Appreciated that the chef himself came out and spoke with us. Nicest guy. The food never disappoints. Noise level is what it is. Makes it hard to have a conversation. I would recommend some panels on the walls or ceilings to absorb the sound.
Always a favorite for Italian food!
We told them ahead of time it was our anniversary and they welcomed us with “Happy anniversary!” and included a complimentary dessert! We had a great time! Will definitely be going back!
Our server Tyler was amazing.
The price definitely matched the quality of the food. We had Pizza and Tortelleni pasta as well as the oil and basil bread. Wow so good. A waiter also brought out some mussels for us, on the house and they were amazing. Definitely a great first experience and i'll be back for sure. The service was very accommodating and attentive to our needs. We never had to remind our waitress to bring us anything. Great service, Great Food, Great ambiance. Highly recommend.
The waiter Tyler was great and he has awesome communication skills. Very delightful young adult!