North Italia – Irvine
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May be Italian of origin...but not true Italian. Ambience is nice, however, seating is too crowded.
Not your everyday classical Italian dishes- although named the usual, the meat, veggies, pasta have a refreshing nuance.
Bland food, deeply disorganized service
Slow service, extremely busy. Food was not as delicious compared to the last visit. Bread wasn’t serviced, maybe only upon request. A bit pricey for the price and service for my taste.
We love coming here ...thanks a million for the great food and service
Food was fantastic. Very loud and service was a little slow. Very difficult to find parking and traffic into the shopping center is heavy so plan 20 extra minutes to get there.
We’ve been to North Italia many times and it never disappoints!!! Great service, food and atmosphere.
The waiter went out of his way to see if they can make something that was not on the menu. They did. Carbenera and it was great!
10/10 would recommend to friends and family for great food and service.
Great service and atmosphere...the tortellini was overly salty! I did not complain as we were celebrating and I didn’t want to ruin the feeling.
Outside seating great
Our waiter Dylan was very good and pleasant. He described the menu items accurately. All staff were nice.
North Italia is a great place to catch up with friends. The atmosphere is very lively and full of energy, not a place for quiet types. My favorite item here was the cheesy truffle garlic bread, so good! I also recommend the strozzapreti, though it would be better if the pine nuts were toasted. The rest of the menu is satisfying, but I'd recommend this restaurant more for the atmosphere.
I have been to this place so so so many times and everything is great about it but someti
I've been several times and have lived my experience every single time. Food is delicious. Definately need reservations
It took 40 min to figure out who our server was. Other people with kinda helping, but no one would answer who our server was until about 40 min. So bizarre and slow. Dinner took 2 hours with two young children-definitely not ideal or enjoyable. It was my son’s bday dinner to boot.
Love all the appetizers and desserts!!
Oily food. Long waiting. Having reservation for 20.15, we were taken to table at 20.30. Then another 30 mins until food arrived. Expensive for what they offer. Fashion place. Nothing out of that
Noise level was perfect this time around with outdoor seating. The front patio was well heated on a cold night.
Thanks for taking my Celiac disease seriously. The staff is aware.
It did get loud as our lunchtime continued. so we left to visit in our car
The food here is lovely. Between the three of us we tried three different salads and all were at least pretty good. However, this restaurant is REALLY loud, service is pretty good. If you go, sit outside and I think you'll be able to hear the others in your party much better. We've been here before, pasta is homemade and toothsome, charcuterie looks amazing but we didn't try it. Solid choice, but not in my top 25%.
First time here tonight and we really enjoyed it. Great decor, ambiance, food, and service (Anthony!). A little loud inside for my dad, who is hard of hearing, but overall we had a great time and will be back.
It's really good to celebrate a special occasion that calls for a pricey dinner.
We made a reservation with open table and made a note that it was our anniversary but our server had no idea and made no mention of it. What’s the point of giving customers the option of selecting a special occasion if no one is going to do anything about it at the restaurant. The hostess should have mentioned it to our server. Our server was ok. The meatballs were cold and we had to send them back. The server brought me my cocktail but forgot the straws and I had to wait 20 minutes for him to bring me one. No one lit our candle on our table. My husband grabbed one of the lit candles from another table and put it on ours. I would expect more attention to detail when I’m at a fine restaurant and paying $20 or more per entree.
We always bring friends over and as enjoy being here.
The food was excellent. However, it was cold and very noisy. The tables are very close to one another and since you have to scream to be heard, you hear everyone else’s convos too.
My husband and I frequent North about once a month. We invited some friends along this past weekend and had really hyped it up to everyone so was so glad when we went and the service and food was great, as usual, and our friends all loved it and talked about coming back.
This place is great! No complaints.
North Italia is awesome! Best pizza! The service is amazing and the atmosphere is fun and alive.
OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN NEWPORT AREA!!! I'VE TRIED ALOT OF THE ITEMS ON THE MENU AND LOVED THEM ALL!!! WE LOVE THIS PLACE!
Fast service. Great food. Thank you!
It was 7pm, the earliest reservation I was able to make was 830. We figured we would get some drinks and kill some time. We were really happy that we were able to be seated right away early. We finished dinner before our original reservation time. Thanks for that! It keeps us coming back.
Lively crowd, good for groups. Service seemed understaffed but attentive nonetheless. Food was okay, but wouldn’t mind going again.
Our server was phenomenal. Food was superb. Overall fabulous luncheon.
It was a friends birthday.
Our food and drinks were delicious and the waiter was attentive.
Food is always consistently great and so is service
All the workers were very welcoming and kind. Very respectful and quick on their services.