North Italia – Irvine

4.7
3162 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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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

First timer here at North Italia, with the lady having her second visit. We were celebrating our anniversary. The food was phenomenal. Every single entree and appetizer was delicious. Heck they even offered to split our entrees in half which was incredibly thoughtful! The drinks and appetizer were promptly brought out and we went to work! We got the White Truffle Garlic Bread, Calamari, Zuchinni Chips, Braised Beef, and Squid Ink Pasta. Apart from the Milano Mule, I recommend everything else.

Sadly the evening turned kind of sour when our entrees took longer than expected to come out. We ordered an appetizer at the same time and it took nearly 30 minutes for the entree to follow. It wasn’t until the 20-25 minute mark did our server come and check on us to reassure our meals were on the way.

Fantastic restaurant, great ambiance, and exceptional food. Just wished the service was a little better. We will be returning and hope for a better experience! Overall I do recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my dad’s birthday. He had never been to North before and absolutely loved it! The patio has such a great atmosphere and every single person on staff is so friendly and accommodating! I can certainly recommend this place for any occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything is made by hand, and that quality really shows. Delicious food and very cute outdoor dining areas

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vipLovedVivo
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite being out in the parking lot in a tent the food and service is still great
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vipAdaW
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently very good, the calamari and prosciutto bruschetta are the best. Service is very good too.

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DavidS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niece’ birthday

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PatrickD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

North Italia is a perfect business lunch location. It is in Irvine near many businesses and other eating establishments. Always good service, quiet and good food.

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Ellis
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food greater service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. One of my favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always loved North Italia- menu is amazing and drink selection is so much fun. Offering outdoor and tented seating as accommodation. Will always return! Every pizza is great- pastas are shareable, sangrias never disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food taste good. Good to dining out~~

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

D de amine is the bomb and the atmosphere is just spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Daryl.
Our meal was delicious and enjoyable.
We will be back again.

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SheriM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service but wish we could start dining inside again.

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LeahW
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All went well. Reservation went great we were seated quickly.

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PatrickD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had reservations for patio, no problem checking in. Great service, staff was on us like bees to honey. Good food and service and awesome business lunch place.

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vipKatieHeidi
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my boyfriends birthday and they gave us just the right amount of privacy while still making sure our glasses were never empty :) thank you to our waitress Jennika for such a memorable evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The pizza was way too thin and crispy, not at all like “North Italia” pizza. The sauce was so salty it was inedible! Waitress started selling desserts when I was still eating. Not silverware on plate like literally putting food in my mouth.
Not going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was outstanding!

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viplpzirb
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Italia never disappoints! Great food, excellent service, and an overall great time. Love this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Our waiter was great, the manager came to introduce himself, and the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Italia has saved our lives during this pandemic. Always friendly great food great accommodations.

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vipShanaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable during Covid. Thank you!

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AnnaB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even though the covid restrictions don't allow inside eating right now, North Italia did a good job of keeping it toasty with heaters and creating a very pleasant environment. Service was great, food was phenomenal.

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PhilG
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice outdoor dining, good food and service. Very good experience.

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vipSheilaM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I split the chicken parmasan sandwich and the meatball sandwich at lunch. Both were excellent and, even though we each left most of our excellent potatoes on the plate, we ate only a small meal at dinner. We enjoyed our lunch tremendously.

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CeliaT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband and Dad love Italian and they both loved their spaghetti and meatballs. My Mom and I shared the Chicken Parm and it was amazing but did not like the pasta it was served with and neither of us ate it, we would have prefered spaghetti with red sauce better.

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foodie143
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Italia is always a favorite for delicious Italian food. Can be a casual dinner or a fun, dressy date night.

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DavidB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I’ve enjoyed meals at NI in the past, but last night everything seemed rather under seasoned and blah. Had the spaghetti and meatballs, pizza of the day and a side of Brussels sprouts. They were great about COVID precautions, and very courteous when we asked to be moved away from a noisy child.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Service was excellent. Only thing was they sat us at a small table for two people. Which no problem but not all of our ordered dishes fit.

MI
MITESH
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was amazing!!! She also recommended us trying to new pizza which was delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday meal for our twin kids! Service was perfect, food was so delicious!!

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vipKdK13
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and so was the food. I’ve had a great experience every time I eat here.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

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vipFernando
Orange County
157 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent , our server was Gabriel , amazing service !

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JaneH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was attentive and prompt when needed but also took the hint when we wanted to be left alone :) They even helped us with options for the vegans in our party!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews