North Italia – Irvine

4.8
3244 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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ShariS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The front door host was mean, but the waiter was superb

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KathleenF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! Everyone from hostess to mgmt was very helpful and nice.

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JenniferF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We made our reservations through the open table app and didn’t have to wait for our table.

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JulieG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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....

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Soph53
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome server and yummy food!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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.

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vipDinerP59
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LaurenS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The gluten free pizza & pasta tasted absolutely delicious!

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colnden
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Always great food, service was a little below what we usually experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipJenniferD
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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! 😊

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HaniS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Friends get together

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LeniB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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RRLA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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MarieG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing! Tommy, our waiter very knowledgeable and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Irene
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JessicaC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Definitely recommend reservations since they get pretty busy.

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Kaycue
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Henry
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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.

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KathyC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server was friendly and provided good service. However food took way too long.

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vipTallulah
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
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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vipDateniteout
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SavannahN
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great food & customer service!

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davids
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BeckyL
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
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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vipAmarS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
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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vipFOODIEFORLIFE
Palm Springs
56 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional and our server gave us some great recommendations!

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EvangelA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
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
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
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
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Birthdays

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews