North Italia – Irvine

4.8
3195 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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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vipTallulah
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food excellent service I will go back again. We had the Tuscan kale salad The chicken pesto and the diver scallops were incredible!!

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davids
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot in Orange County. Consistently tasty and friendly staff.

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BeckyL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waitress! She was so attentive and made our evening great! She gave us complimentary dessert because she overheard us celebrating our daughter getting into UCLA!

We love the food and the ambiance as well!!! 5 stars all around!

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AmarS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North always has a great vibe. The staff is always welcoming and the service is great. I may be biased as I live close to North but I always look forward to going there

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EvangelA
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North is one of my top, favorite restaurants, so it was an easy choice to celebrate a colleagues birthday. The food, service, and ambience, was top notch and always consistent. We always order the truffle cheese bread and calamari for appetizers and tiramisu for dessert. Thank you for the great service and delicious food!

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Mariana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had such a great time on our last visit we plan to make it a standing dinner date every two weeks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Birthdays

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love north, only problem is that it is incredibly loud inside!

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Dylan
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was prepared and plated wonderfully. I would absolutely go here again.

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vipMichelleW
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and pleasant staff. Great place for happy hour, business meals or with friends.

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vipReginaP
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Awesome food, great outdoor experience and with decent crowd! Server was attentive to our needs at the right time!

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JazminH
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was good and the drinks were amazing !!! Def. Going back :)

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were superb! We felt safe, as tables were appropriately socially distanced and the North Italia staff took the proper precautions. We had a fabulous, leisurely dinner, enjoyed the ambiance, food, drinks and even dessert! Will definitely visit again!

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Thomas
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The outdoor patio was nice and the service was good. Parking is a bit crazy and limited close to the restaurant. They were out of the short ribs that I wanted so I opted for the shredded short ribs with pasta. The meat was way over salted and average at best. I was somewhat disappointed.

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Grandma
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My Branzino was delicious. My husband ordered The arugula and avocado salad with salmon. He couldn’t find the avocado in his salad… Very few pieces. Disappointing

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Roseec
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Italia is always exceptional! Food always tastes fresh and amazing. Service is always great! Love coming here

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Calmisa
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food, great mixed drink, and the garlic bread truffle to die for. Make sure to check in with the host/hostess before your reservation so they know you arrived. Our food was delivered prompt and hot nothing was ever luke warm. It was a wonderful time celebrating my Anniversary with my partner. Only cons were, I asked for outside dining but was given indoor (not really a big deal so it was okay). Second our server was sweet and attentive but at times seemed to be overwhelmed with her tables, we had one water refill while there and no follow ups if we wanted anymore. Definitely though still a delicious place to come and eat.

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

Fabulous dinner outside!! Amazing food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

I ordered the veggie noodles. The portion was super small, kids size. For the price I was expecting a lunch portion

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GolnoushG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live across the street from North Italia and love it here. Not only is the food great but the servers and bartenders are always so friendly. My go to appetizer is the fried calamari and the short rib pasta. I also love their Italian version of an old fashioned. Highly recommend.

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ManuelP
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

thank you, friendly service, good food, great ambiance

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CMRC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a wonderful outdoor patio; great to return to North Irvine after a year away. Our favorite Irvine restaurant, excellent pastas, small plates, wine selection, salads and service to match.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was personable and an outstanding server. He really made our birthday celebration special.

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vipFab5
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always!

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SLJG
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great staff! Will definitely come here again!

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viplpzirb
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Italia never disappoints! Amazing food and our server was incredible. This remains one of my favorite dining spots, and my most recent visit was excellent!

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our lunch party of four decided to order several items for sharing. Our favorites were the short rib and polenta, kale salad, calamari, burrata, pasta bolognese and white truffle garlic bread.

You can’t go wrong...everything is outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great as always

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, busy for a Tuesday & we ate outside!

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JeannieC
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food is very consistent here. We were seated outside on the patio, very nice.
The Zucca chips were a bit salty, and our pizza had a topping that we asked to be removed... All in all, we enjoy coming to North.

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OliviaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food was great, service and ambience was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was great, not a fan of the food!

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vipKristen
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

food is good and predictable. service was a little slower than normal, so it could have been an off day.

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vipKispyKreme
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Shrimp Scampi is exceptional. Shrimp is shrimp until these guys add their own version of the butter and garlic. And you won't want to miss the Truffle Garlic Bread.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and made the birthday night so special for my boyfriend and I!

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vipHector
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was Excellent! And the food and cocktails were great! Enjoyed dinner. Always one of my favorite places.

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vipKari
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food...DEE was our server and he made the evening worth it. We were surrounded by loud parties but that wasn't the restaurant's fault. The cocktails were the best part of the evening. DEE made sure I had an outside heater and knew the menu inside and out. I love when servers know the menu and talk more specifically about the drinks/food. THANK YOU!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great-Consistent Great Food. Love the ambiance, feels very fun and relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good ambience