North Italia – Irvine

4.6
3446 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipKaty
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience love that place!!

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vipdeanzzzeats
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, quick service, good ambience

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OCeater
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great quality, lively and open feel, diverse menu with healthy choices, very busy at peak lunch and dinner times

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ChandraH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and so would the service. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and the food was incredible.

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frankF
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food prep slow
Food deliver slow
Order was not correct Salad requested dressing g on the side
Food undercooked

I was most disappointed overall.

Waiter was great but apologetic too often.

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BruceH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good news - all menu items including information on calories. I thought the brunch options were strange, but tempting. The seasonal salad was tasty. But the Funghi pizza had a disappointing proportion of mushrooms -- about half the amount as typically found at the El Segundo branch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our wedding anniversary last night and I'm glad that we had our dinner at North. Funny that we were there just last month for our friends birthdays too and we can't never get tired of the food and drinks here.
I treated my friends there and it was their first time. They really enjoyed the food and the service.
North Italia is my first choice for dining out for any occasion. We never had even one negative experience here!!!! Thank you for coming back strong after the shutdown last year. Your servers are very nice and professional too.

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MaryM
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio next to the bar. Thought it very pleasant out there. Food and service was great as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Went there for lunch on a Thursday with a previously made reservation. When we arrived it was quite busy; however, it slowed down no long after. Service was very slow, orders were taken and it took a least 40 mins of waiting for a couple of sandwiches and a salad. It was not only after half and hour that the server decided to offer us bread. Not a pleasant experience, and will consider another place when meeting with my girlfriends.

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JoseC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the short rib it was very tender and delicious.

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Pelon1
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

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vipMarie
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb quality food and value. Awesome drinks and appetizers as well as main entree and kids meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was really food but on the greasy side. I love their pizza and spaghetti and meatballs. Also, i would highly recommend the beef capacious. I didn’t like that some of the staff in the kitchen and waiters did not wear masks.

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LizaC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food made from scratch and amazing server.

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SebastianS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place. The pasta was good although not the best but I'd still recommend it. Good price/value.

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vipDublin14
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Food and great service

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vipSteve
Los Angeles
232 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The kitchen had a screw up and the staff were on top of it and let us know. Well played.

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samantha
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

while the food was very good, the service people were so rude. food wait times were super long, and they would not even bring us drinks. honestly my server was very creepy and everyone who worked there did not seem that friendly besides the hostess.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Reserved outdoor seating and was sat indoors

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CindyJ
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the big outdoor area. Service and food were awesome.

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NickJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was soo kind and very attentive even though the restaurant seemed busy! Food came out hot and fast. It was a very lovely evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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2diners
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was a little slow but friendly!

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vipBetty
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at North Italia. We loved the food! To start, the meatballs, crispy calamari and truffle garlic bread were amazing! The pasta bolognese, burrata anolini (ravioli), and braised short ribs were fabulous, and for dessert, we thoroughly enjoyed the tiramisú and the warm blueberries butter cake! Great food and ambiance. We plan to go back again more often!

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LaurieT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I noted on our reservation that it was our anniversary but it wasn’t acknowledged by the server. We noticed he asked the table next to us if there were any special occasions but we weren’t asked that question. Food was pretty good but we’ve had better for less cost. Took awhile to get drinks including waters. Probably won’t go back.

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BeeP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is special for my significant other and I. Our first date was my birthday which we celebrated here so we love to come back. Our server, I believe his name was Gabriel, was amazing. He timed all our dishes to come out perfectly and was attentive and so nice despite it being such a busy night. Huge thank you to him for making us feel special at my birthday dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service snd food! Great place to go for a birthday - they give you a free dessert!

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TraciS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Waiter was awesome!! Food was amazing!

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RuthA
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our server, John, was amazing. When he found out I’ve never been there before, he explained the menu and that everything is made from scratch. He even comp’d us the White Truffle Garlic Bread; which landed up being our favorite dish. Because a friend gave me such rave reviews, I think my expectations for the food was too high. If my co-worker and I return for a weekday lunch, we’ll stick to appetizers and salads to share. I chose the outside patio since the noise level inside was a bit loud. Nice ambience in the outside patio. Would recommend to wipe down the water in the seating area from the sprinklers though since I got the bottom of my dress wet from the wet concrete. No big deal, but John had to wipe up the water with a towel for me; which again was really nice of him. Overall, would give North Italia another try with lower expectations.

Glad I made reservations since check in was seamless and was seated right away.

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ThompsonV
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good environment, food was delicious and I didn’t feel like it was over priced. Everything is priced appropriately in my opinion. Luke our server was nice and attentive.

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Vulcan
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The outdoor patio was quiet and pleasant with cut flowers on the tables and succulents plants in planters at the top of the wall around the perimeter. The service was slow, even drinks and bread. The filet mignon and accompanying vegetables were seasoned too strongly and the filet was not tender, nor was the Wagyu skirt steak. The salmon was the best of the three entrees and was good.

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DavidG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal and experience. We ordered a bunch of different apps and courses and everything came out fantastic. Outdoor seating was perfect near sunset. Our waiter was engaging and attentive.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time that we have come here while visiting our son in Irvine. Always very busy but staff is consistently friendly. Cocktails and food are high quality. The Arugula Chicken Salad and Pig Pizza were great. We will make this a staple for dining when visiting the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was accommodating to our needs, we were running a little late but they were able to adjust our reservation time and I was able to still seat us even though we were late. Our waiter was attentive And the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, great experience at North Italia! Service and food are always top notch!! White Truffle Garlic Bread!!!! Yummmm!!!

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MichelleR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio for lunch it was wonderful . All of the servers recommendation were great . Highly recommend the Juliette cocktail 🌺

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review