North Italia – Irvine

4.6
2260 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

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MM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 1ambience 3

taste food was different, waitress too slow, we were 25 minutes wait for dinner on the table.

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EC
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the greeting at the door to the last bite of pasta was superb.

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DG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and our dinners and appetizers were delicious! Highly recommend going there and not too expensive!

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RT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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B
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

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.

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EG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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L
Los Angeles
191 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place ! I’ve been here so many times and will always come back ! Great food! Ambiance and great service!!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

75th Birthday Dinner

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VM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

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.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

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VB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

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.

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S
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

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.

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GC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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TC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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BS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tyler, our server was outstanding. Attentive but not intrusive. Very personable and professional. Truely a great evening.

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K
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

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.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time thank you

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KA
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food great ambiance and amazing service all together s great experience

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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

This just like an Olive Garden type restaurant Ok my spaghetti tasted like chef boyardee 😳

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BA
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bolognese and garlic bread were delicious! Also the Best tiramisu I’ve ever had!

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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t
Orange County
50 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

One of our favorites in Irvine. We count on North Italia for pretty good consistency with both food and service and are rarely disappointed.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The tomato sauce seems a little spicy lately and I’m not a huge fan.

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MA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely fresh air lunch with my friend!

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AB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and our services was excellent.

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M
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. One of my favorite restaurants so, of course, I had to celebrate my birthday there!

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J
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Service has improved from the past and menu has too. It is amazing!

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite for Italian food!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Tyler was amazing.

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LN
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter Tyler was great and he has awesome communication skills. Very delightful young adult!

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