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North Italia – Irvine, Irvine, CA

North Italia – Irvine

4.6
4.6
4039 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 136 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat and Sun 11am - 4pm Lunch Mon- Fri 11am - 4pm Dinner Sun - Thurs 4pm - 10pm Fri & Sat 4pm - 11pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 629-7060

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    David Moldovan

  • Private party facilities

    The inviting ambience at North Italia Irvine is the perfect setting for celebrating with family and friends!

  • Private party contact

    Jana Schwimmer: (877) 625-7039

  • Neighborhood

    Irvine

  • Cross street

    Michelson & Jamboree

  • Parking details

    We have a valet dedicated to North.We also a public parking garage behind LA Fitness that is validated for 2 hours.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,039 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Most Booked

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  1. T

    Toby

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor patio was pleasant and not too loud. The server was attentive and gave recommendations which turned out great. The food was delicious! Another great evening at North Italia :)
  2. JB

    JaniceB

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and fresh Italian.
  3. MA

    MedhatA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really recommend this restaurant to everyone That was my third time there & I never got disappointed
  4. CL

    ChrisL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good though definitely chose a bad time to go as it was packed and loud on a Sunday night at 8 pm. Nature is healing.
  5. L

    Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    This was supposed to be a special anniversary evening dinner.
  6. SS

    ShermanS

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EXCELLENT. My only quibble is that our foursome felt as though we were being rushed a bit to complete our meal and leave when what we wanted was a leisurely dining experience with our good friends. Thank you.
  7. g

    grando

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our waiter was awesome. The only thing needs work is front of house and for the valet not take up 100% of the parking spaces. Also there be some shaded area for hues to wait for their table. Also for people with reservations, like I had at 5pm I still was standing hot sun until like 5:10pm to be seated. While there were tons of open tables. Front of house/host needs work.
  8. DP

    DamienP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place for an outing. The pace of the service and meal allows for enjoyment of not only the food but the people you come with. My family enjoyed all portions from the grilled bread and shrimp scampi starters. To the Chicken Parmesean, Short rib pasta, and spaghetti and meatballs. We will definitely return.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant ever in Irvine, best food quality, best atmosphere, best stuff. I highly recommend it to all my friends.
  10. J

    Jason

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food, good service, good ambience, good people. A memorable birthday.
  11. A

    Apowers

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Me and my friends went here to celebrate 2 of my girlfriends birthday. Once we got there the hostess did not greet us, no smile, no welcome. We ordered our drinks, the glasses were greasy because one of the waiter had olive oil all over his hands and to top it off, one of the glasses had a chip so they had to get a new glass. We finally get our food, the portions I felt were very small for the price they charge, the food was mediocre nothing to rave about. We ordered the SQUID INK MAFALDINE, SPICY RIGATONI VODKA and BOLOGNESE (HOUSE SPECIALTY) we ended up at The Counter to fill up.
  12. JK

    JenniferK

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! Food, service, recommendations - everything.
  13. J

    Jamie

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    I might have had a hight expectation for the restaurant. Service and ambiance were good but their food isn’t that great and can’t recommend to anyone to check this restaurant for their food. I had 3 appetizers: meatball, calamari, and prosciutto bruschettas. Meatball and calamari (not that lightly battered) are ok and Proscuitto B seems oddly put together. Two of three pasta were spicy. Remind you that one of them per menu is spicy but I wished that our server should’ve said something about the level of spice of the pasta to a pre-teen who is ordering that. She ended up ordering another pasta on the top of spicy rigatoni vodka. Farm salad was good but margarita and fungi pizza were ordinary. I won’t recommend those pizzas unless you want just any pizzas. Since I’ve been looking for a good Italian restaurant to go in Irvine and wished this one would be the one but for this my first trip, this restaurant isn’t it. But I’ll give it one more try hoping their food would get better.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was delicious as always. We ordered our appetizer 10 minutes before ordering our food. Our salad came before our appetizer. The people next to us never got their dessert. I don’t know if it was server error or kitchen. I ordered a second glass of wine which came with our food…& was almost delivered a second time by our server because somehow wires were crossed and they didn’t know it had already come. We will still go back, it was just disappointing to get the food that way.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our appetizers, entrees and dessert was fantastic! All of us loved it. Delicious and excellent, attentive service to boot!
  16. DB

    DeannaB

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every Italian resturant should be making their own pasta! Kudos to North Italia. We started with the shrimp app, which was good, but I wanted some sauce to dunk the bread in vs. all the garlic. The Vodka pasta was terrific! Great service too. Looking forward to going back again soon and trying some of their other pasta dishes.
  17. BK

    BabyKitty16

    Orange County

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was my friends birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed herself, great food and service!!
  18. CC

    CelleC

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We had reservations and were seated in 5 min. The front hostesses were friendly but did not greet us for our wedding anniversary which I indicated we were celebrating that night in the reservation. Our waiter did not greet us either but that probably was not communicated to him. White truffle garlic bread was good. You can taste the truffle. I had the glazed short rib cavatelli. Short rib was a little salty. Hubby had bolognese with sides of meatballs which he liked. Butter cake with blueberry preserve, lemon creme fraiche and basil had a nice combination of flavors.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    166 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great contemporary Italian food in a casual setting, very friendly service.
  20. FS

    FadiS

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I would have given them a 5/5 if not for the piece of plastic wrap that was in our Bolognese. An actual shame because everything else was PHENOMENAL. The pasta was fresh and made in-house! get the Bolognese, seriously, yes I know I just said we found a piece of plastic in it, but that's how good it was, we forgave the plastic because it was just so damn tasty! The pizza was also incredible (especially the Funghi for you mushroom lovers out there). Don't even get me started on the deserts, we got Bombolinis which are similar to beignets dusted with sugar and cinnamon and come with some sort of lightly whipped cream and lemony syrup...insanely good. The servers and floor managers were very apologetic and comped us the bolognese and gave us another one to-go, so they did make up for the mistake. Despite the gaffe, I would still highly recommend. Definitely a place to get reservations though, otherwise you're waiting a long time if you're going during regular lunch/dinner hours.
  21. SP

    SPSPSP

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great place whether for date night or a celebration with friends. Parking could be a little challenging but worth it!
  22. SP

    SherrillP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The service was excellent. Chris, our waiter, was quick in anticipating our needs and also made helpful suggestions. We spoke to the manager about our wonderful dining experience.
  23. c

    chelseab

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot with good food and great service! I have been coming here for years and will continue coming back. The only difficulty here is parking, get here 15 minutes early to find a spot or valet.
  24. MP

    MarciaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good and service was amazing. We chose standard seating for our reservation, and were seated on the patio. There was a group at the outside bar that were very loud and belligerent. We were disappointed that management didn't ask them to lower their voices.
  25. B

    Brittany

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I think food was little slow even at 1h30PM and music was little loud, but server did help to turn it down a bit which made it perfect. Thank you.
  26. FA

    FoodieinAnotherLife

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Busy on a Sunday evening at 9pm for a reason: good food, nice indoor/outdoor seating and a subtle but energetic vibe.
  27. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Orange County

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were pleased with our experience, however the previous time was exceptional.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food, service and ambiance were all great. Unfortunately our table was very unsteady and they apparently have no way to correct that. The waiter tried to steady it with a couple of napkins but it did not work. When I have had this problem at other places, they seem to have small pieces of wood they can use to steady the tables.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience4
    Thanks food was great
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love north Italia. Food is always delicious. We tried the gluten free option. It was good. However , the dough wasn’t as crispy as I would of hoped it to be. Nevertheless, flavors were great.
  31. NM

    NancyM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was better than a Michelin 2 restuarant I recently had in Los Angeles (Melrose). Great ambience. Not too stuffy. Service was on time. The waiter was not too pushy. Shared suggestions. Overall, great experience.
  32. DK

    DianeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Angie, the general manager is amazing! Loved our experience having dinner there with friends.
  33. T

    Thumper

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks as always...got seated on patio pretty setting and quieter than eating indoors...overall great meal and experience
  34. DK

    DKDKDKDKDK

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Super salty. Not impressed this time around. Have ordered here before and it has always been good. Maybe an off day. Not sure. But my meal was so salty it was inedible.
  35. H

    Hamerx

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seeing my son n daughter in-law from out of town
  36. CG

    CGOC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It’s very loud in there, so while it may feel very energetic when you first enter, you’ll soon realize that you can’t really have a conversation.
  37. YY

    YumYum

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is consistently excellent. Cordial server too. The manager was accommodating for which we are grateful.
  38. K

    Kyle

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the service, food, and overall experience was awesome! Definitely one of the best restaurants in the Newport/ Irvine area right now!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing! Food delicious as well;)
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SUCH AN AMAZING PLACE. Food was delicious. Yeager was the best person ever, he had such an upbeat personality. He did an outstanding job with helping us figure out the best plates to order.

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You can order delivery directly from North Italia – Irvine using the Order Online button. North Italia – Irvine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 629-7060.

North Italia – Irvine is rated 4.6 stars by 4039 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 136 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for North Italia – Irvine

2957 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Michelson & Jamboree

  • Neighborhood

    Irvine

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat and Sun 11am - 4pm Lunch Mon- Fri 11am - 4pm Dinner Sun - Thurs 4pm - 10pm Fri & Sat 4pm - 11pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We have a valet dedicated to North.We also a public parking garage behind LA Fitness that is validated for 2 hours.

  • Executive chef

    David Moldovan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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