North Italia – Irvine

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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S
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time! Perfect ambience for business

MP
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is delicious, servers are knowledgeable and friendly but not overly attentive. Good for business lunches. Noise level gets pretty loud. Complimentary valet parking provided, which is good because this location gets crowded at lunchtime.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

It Was an ok experience. Crying screaming kids. And food was ok. Cheese and butter in everything. The best thing was the veggie noodles. I could eat here if I needed too but I wouldn’t recommend.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here. My favorite Italian restaurant.

KE
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome service as usual from Demetrie. 👍👍👍👍

FO
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food excellent especially pizza and seasonal vegetables. We repeatedly asked for bread, it finally came cold halfway through the meal. The Tiramisù was memorable. They did not confirm our presence to Open Table therefore our reservation was considered "no show".

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing as always.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall it was a great night.

LJ
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food great! Waiter we had didn't seem too enthused above working there.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food and table service was fantastic. Unfortunately, our wait for a table, despite having a reservation for 30 mins earlier, was a horrible experience. I had to ask about the status of our table a couple of times.

DS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time great food

LB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent, the staff is knowledgeable and helpful, and the location is perfect for meeting up with friends. We had a pleasant evening -- even my ex-wife was happy!

JZ
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The assistant manager, Cory, rememberers us every time. Food and wine is always good. Staff is extremely friendly and service is exceptional!

b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service.

FO
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service but we were served an interested dessert for our anniversary and then charged for it!

F
Orange County
96 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, spectacular service, and delicious food. We couldn’t have selected a better place for brunch on Irvine.

We receive an amazing service from our server and specially from the GM Angie Bynum.

LJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I asked our waiter (on the side) to bring me the check and to bring something for my friend, as we were celebrating her birthday. He plopped the check on the middle of the table and brought nothing. Okee dokee!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was not the first time we have been to North. And like all the other times is does not disappoint. The food was amazingly delicious and the service was superb.

PC
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great!

SG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Must make a reservation for dinner otherwise a long wait time.

LL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All dishes were excellent. My chicken Parmesan was only lukewarm so it was returned and a new one prepared rather than just heating up the old one. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Noise level is quite high and it’s not the place for intimate conversation. Will go back again soon.

TK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience, great service. Will come again.

MS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place with very nice food. Not inexpensive, but the prices aren't laughable either. I've been before and I'll be there again.

AX
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Thanks to our hostess!

OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent. BUT....
It was my husband’s actual birthday. I notated in the reservation. The present was on the table. The server over looked it repeatedly. He took the desserts off the bill. I was mortified. It wasn’t about an $8 dessert.

AH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Italia is delicious. The food is authentic and the ambience is nice.

RH
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and service as usual! Chicken parmigiana is awesome!

r
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a snafu with our order and the server made sure he made it right! They went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. The food is always amazing too!

JO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good place for large groups and a different take on the traditional Italian.

NB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing. The spaghetti and meatballs were very spicy and he helped me choose another dish. I had the Margery’s pizza and the zucchini lasagna chips Those were so delicious. We also had the bursts with date dressing and that was so delicious. The dessert was so yummy. We had the sugar donuts and the vanilla gelato. I would recommend sitting outside on the patio. It was very noisy inside. Very hustle and bustle. It has a fun vibe. I will definitely go back again.

R
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Friendsgiving and birthday celebration of our friend was amazing. Our server Paige was great, she exceeded to our expectations. She was very nice and accommodating to all our request. The manager that night was also great. Thank you North Italia 😊

OT
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is attractive and very busy. Our reservation was honored and this impressed me. We were seated at a high top and I would have preferred a table. It was busy so I took it. Recommend you state a preference, if you have one, in your reservation. It took a bit longer than it should have for us to see our waitress the first time. However, it was busy and she was very nice. I ordered vodka and thought there should have been more in the glass. My wife ordered wine and it was fine. Our salads were excellent, fresh and tasty. My Pesto Chicken was the highlight of the dinner and a terrific dish. My wife’s pizza was tasty but was not hot when it got to the table. The Budino dessert was perfect. My espresso was not hot and it was weak. Overall, we enjoyed the dinner but there were quite a few little issues. I would still go back.

SL
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food. Fantastic service. Energetic vibe.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food and service are excellent. It’s a large restaurant with many tables close together so the noise level is high. They do a good job accommodating the crowd

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience! Can get noisy inside but we sat on the patio

JS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was unique, our service attendant forgot to keep the water and pricey iced tea com8ng half way thru our stay. She was pleasantly gracious when around. I’d suggest advertising the ENTRIES are served with bowl portions... just my 2 cents.we spent over r
$200 at your restaurant, so I hope that investment is meaningful enough to take my comments sincerely. I appreciate comping the desert for my son who was celebrating a birthday.

Jeff Smith
714-595-6660

AM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I understand restaurants get busy but the service at North Italia was extremely slow. Also, we were seated out in the patio and the cushions were wet. Not enough to noice immediately but after dinner, my pants were wet and smelled moldy. The food was flavorless from the appetizer to the dessert.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was slow. Food was good, ambiance was nice.

J
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a great decision on requesting a reservation for a coworker's baby shower at North Italia for lunch. The server was nice, patient, and well-informed of all the menu items. Everything was perfect!

I highly recommend the Tuscan Kale. I will come again here for happy hour sometime soon.

AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As always, the food is fantastic at North! The atmosphere is lively and the overall vibe is great! Can't go wrong with the Kale Salad + Chicken! We still struggle with the service at North...servers simply don't come by enough. And it always takes so long to get any requests outside of your actual meal + the bill process takes forever! Wish they could tighten up their process in this regard and then it would be 5 stars all the way!