North Italia – Irvine
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Choice of: margherita or cacio e pepe. (1170/1340 cal)
Breakfast Carbonara Pasta*
poached egg, crispy pancetta, english pea, cavatelli, herb breadcrumb, pecorino stagionato
White Truffle Garlic Bread
house made ricotta, mozzarella, grana padano, herbs
The front door host was mean, but the waiter was superb
Our server was fantastic! Everyone from hostess to mgmt was very helpful and nice.
Great food and service. We made our reservations through the open table app and didn’t have to wait for our table.
The food is outstanding.
We had a family gathering at North and really felt like our waitress went above and beyond to accommodate us and make our experience a unique and memorable one. The food here is always superb, so an individualized touch makes the difference. Also dog friendly outdoor seating! Love that. Highly recommend.
The food was great, as always. Our server was awesome. I love their strawberry lemonade :) we love coming to this restaurant because of the food, the service, and the friendly staff....
Awesome server and yummy food!
Food took forever. Waiter keeps forgetting to bring salad dressing, cream and sugar (coffee) and candles for hubby’s bday and I called to remind them.
I made reservations for lunch with our friends and was seated promptly. The staff was excellent from the beginning to the end of our lunch. The food was also very good as our waitress checked in from time to time if we needed anything. We all had a great time and will come back again soon.
Rarely write reviews. Visiting from NYC where the dining is top notch. My parents live in the area and always comment how so cal dining has nothing on New York. My mom couldn’t stop raving about this restaurant and how it reminded her of her visits to the east coast. Our waitress Carly was from NJ and could not be a better server. Made our evening special. Food was top notch. Had the chef’s plate app and the mushroom pizza. Branzino, salmon, chicken pesto pasta and the short rib pasta all terrific. Hazelnut torte for dessert. So good. Will be a return customer. Worth the long wait for proper Rez.
Amazing! The gluten free pizza & pasta tasted absolutely delicious!
Always great food, service was a little below what we usually experience.
Great food and service!
Met with a colleague from work and we were seated outside on the patio. Our server was very attentive, nice, & knowledgeable about the menu. We tried a salad off the seasonal menu. Everything was delicious! Will be back! 😊
Food is descent. Water refill happened only once at the beginning or our dinning. Server seemed very busy. My vegetable salad was missing few of the ingredients mentioned in the menu. Overall OK experience. Would go again but not often.
Rick was awesome.
A little hick up on order of food... which is understandable since we are just now allowing indoor dining.
Rick handled it and all was goof.
Friends get together
This place was amazing ! My friend and I enjoyed the food , and ambiance. We had an amazing and attentive waiter! Can’t wait to come back to North Italia.
We were there celebrating a birthday. Made a reservation in advance and was sat in the front makeshift outdoor area as opposed to the actual patio in the back/side. Sat at the table for 25 minutes before receiving water. Left early because the ambience was awful (seated in the parking lot despite making a reservation specifying we were celebrating a birthday) and we weren’t willing to wait two hours to eat. If it took 25 minutes to get water, I’m assuming it would have been 2 hours before eating. Also, never received water for my dog despite asking for it on 3 different occasions. Also asked 3 times for the heaters to be turned on by our table, never happened. Terrible service. Such a bummer because I love this restaurant and have always had great service in the past.
Really good food and personable service. Management goes above and beyond to ensure customers have a great experience.
We had the Pig pizza, a veggie salad with salmon, a simple salad and the Italian butter cake dessert, which is fantastic. Reservations recommended as it gets pretty busy.
Food amazing! Tommy, our waiter very knowledgeable and friendly.
My husband and I go to North Italia all the time and we love it! We go for date nights and get togethers with friends and this restaurant never disappoints. We always have great food & great service!
Great food and service. The food was amazing 🤩 we got there right in time for happy hour. The Chicken Parm was excellent! Tiramisu was yummy too.
Excellent food and service. Definitely recommend reservations since they get pretty busy.
The food was excellent, though not memorable. The tasty Caesar salad and fresh vegetables were more inspiring than the chicken parmesan main entree. The chicken parmesan was topped with a lot of cheese and made the chicken barely noticeable.
The Funghi pizza was very good. When making a reservation online, I asked for an indoor table, but was seated at an outdoor table.
I went here for my girlfriend's birthday, so we were ready to splurge a little. I had the Bolognese pasta after reading great reviews on it on yelp. For the price point, it didn't wow me one bit. I was expecting more flavor as this was a more fancier high end restaurant than we were used to.
Also, when we reserved the table, there was an option to select the occasion and I selected "birthday", but didn't receive anything from the restaurant. I don't really care about getting free stuff for birthdays, but I thought it was pointless to have it as an option if they're not going to do anything special.
Server was friendly and provided good service. However food took way too long.
Great food excellent service I will go back again. We had the Tuscan kale salad The chicken pesto and the diver scallops were incredible!!
Craft cocktails are noteworthy. Seafood was prepared perfectly and sides complimented our food nicely. The service was also warm and friendly from the hostess to the servers. The manager even stopped by our table to check on us. Loved the casual and open atmosphere. Great for the entire family or a date with my wife. Hard to find a nice blend that appeals to both and North Italia nailed it. We’ll be back many more times.
Wonderful experience, great food & customer service!
My favorite spot in Orange County. Consistently tasty and friendly staff.
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!
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
We love North Italia - we like to have dinner here when we visit Irvine/Newport Beach area and dine on the patio. Met my cousin for dinner - she had never dined! Delicious food, drink and awesome service!
The service was exceptional and our server gave us some great recommendations!
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!
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.