North Italia – Irvine

4.5
1983 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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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

May be Italian of origin...but not true Italian. Ambience is nice, however, seating is too crowded.

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MG
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not your everyday classical Italian dishes- although named the usual, the meat, veggies, pasta have a refreshing nuance.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Bland food, deeply disorganized service

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j
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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S
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love coming here ...thanks a million for the great food and service

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

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.

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KK
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to North Italia many times and it never disappoints!!! Great service, food and atmosphere.

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OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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!

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DC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 would recommend to friends and family for great food and service.

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MR
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outside seating great

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m
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Dylan was very good and pleasant. He described the menu items accurately. All staff were nice.

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J
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to this place so so so many times and everything is great about it but someti

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JV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been several times and have lived my experience every single time. Food is delicious. Definately need reservations

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

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.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love all the appetizers and desserts!!

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Y
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Belated Birthday

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

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

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VP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level was perfect this time around with outdoor seating. The front patio was well heated on a cold night.

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TK
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for taking my Celiac disease seriously. The staff is aware.

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JN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It did get loud as our lunchtime continued. so we left to visit in our car

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a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

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%.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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L
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's really good to celebrate a special occasion that calls for a pricey dinner.

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MC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

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PM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always bring friends over and as enjoy being here.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

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.

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r
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

North Italia is awesome! Best pizza! The service is amazing and the atmosphere is fun and alive.

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MM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN NEWPORT AREA!!! I'VE TRIED ALOT OF THE ITEMS ON THE MENU AND LOVED THEM ALL!!! WE LOVE THIS PLACE!

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JF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast service. Great food. Thank you!

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

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.

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

Birthday dinner

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B
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lively crowd, good for groups. Service seemed understaffed but attentive nonetheless. Food was okay, but wouldn’t mind going again.

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V
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was phenomenal. Food was superb. Overall fabulous luncheon.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a friends birthday.

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RG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food and drinks were delicious and the waiter was attentive.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always consistently great and so is service

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the workers were very welcoming and kind. Very respectful and quick on their services.

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