Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.25mi
  2. Distance: 0.44mi
  3. Distance: 0.53mi
  4. Distance: 0.58mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.25mi
  2. Distance: 0.44mi
  3. Distance: 0.53mi
  4. Distance: 0.58mi

About North Italia – Kansas City

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.

4579 West 119th Street
Leawood, KS 66209
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Daily 11am - 4pm

Dinner:
Sun – Wed 4pm - 9pm
Thu – Sat 4pm - 10pm

Happy Hour:
Mon – Fri 3pm - 6pm
All Day Sunday!!

Wine Wednesday: Half off select bottles of wine

Cross Street:
Roe

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(913) 232-5191

Website:
http://www.northitaliarestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Zeb Humphrey

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

This evening we are exclusively offering an amazing 3 Course Pre-Fixe Menu.
Thank you for joining us for New Year's Eve! Happy Holidays!

North Italia – Kansas City Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
Good for a Date (42)
Great for Lunch (40)
See All
Casual (33)
Happy Hour (33)
Great for Outdoor Dining (32)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Fun (26)
Good for Groups (19)
Business Meals (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Authentic (16)
People Watching (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Romantic (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Cozy (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Healthy (12)
Seasonal (10)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tapas (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Sort by
S
1431 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service and our meal was excellent. I especially recommend the seasonal salad.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Celebrated my Birthday! It was amazing had 8 girls total ! Food was excellent! The zucca chips, meatballs, Cauliflower! Pasta etc best place in KC

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was good. The service was very good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

The overhead music is too loud. I would rather enjoy conversation with our friends instead of competing with canned music.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience2
service4
value4

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The restaurant is lovely, the service is good and the food is delicious. However, it is just unreasonably expensive.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value2

vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

An enjoyable place to relax with friends. Menu is unique. I love the Kale salad...it is worth a trip!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Solid food and service every time. The place can get loud especially when larger groups get a few drinks in them. If you go during warmer weather check out the patio for outdoor dining.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My friend took me here yesterday for lunch & I had my usual chicken pesto pasta, which I really like I she enjoyed her pasta with bolognese sauce. We tried a couple of the specialty cocktails & both were good. The service were very good & the waiter in training took our picture on the bench outside.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food is always fresh and delicious. The atmosphere and sevice is wonderful, too. This is my favorite restaurant in the KC Metro area!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
·Dined on November 30, 2017

Service was slow and kept mixing up our table with other tables. Food is very expensive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service2
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The food was pretty good but somewhat pricey. The service was lacking to non-existent. After a wait, we were served water and drinks and our orders were taken. We were then served someone else's meals and it took over five minutes for our server to retrieve the incorrect dishes. Finally, our food arrived and everyone was pleased with their selections. That was the last we saw of our waitress. No refills on waters, no one to check to see if anyone needed anything. My daughter requested parmesan cheese for her meal when her food arrived. Forget it. We had to track the hostess down to get our server to bring our check. After mentioning the service was lacking, the manager came over an comped an appetizer. Nice, but we would have preferred attentive service. We will not return.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service1
value1

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great food and atmosphere!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food and service - Spaghetti and meatballs are the best to be found!

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I’ve been to North a couple of times and the service is just okay for the price. The last time we went the service was terrible. Everything was either wrong or forgotten. The waitress was so rude when we asked about the items we ordered. When it was time to box up our food she took our food and just placed it on a table and I watched it sit there for 30 mins. (They have an open kitchen) When she finally came back to get our payment we had to ask for our food back.

Tags: Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service1
value1

vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had a family dinner and really enjoyed our time. Service was excellent. Food fantastic. I had the salmon. Highly recommend. Others had the short rib and various pastas. The butcher board was a plentiful app. Great martinis too.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Always an enjoyable dining experience. Great food, great service!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 19, 2017

We have always had a positive experience when we dine at North. We’ve been for lunch and dinner and both have an excellent selection. The food never disappoints! We had reservations and they got us a table pretty much right on time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food. The seasonal salad is the bomb! The service is outstanding. Highly recommend!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food as always. Took a little long to get our food and a manager came over unsolicited. We weren’t in a hurry so it was no big deal. Love this place!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always solid- great staff, great bartenders. Always run into locals. Our neighborhood go-to

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic. I don't want to share more

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

First visit to North. We were very impressed. Food was excellent, I took our servers (also the bartender) recommendation and had a menu item modified. Great suggestion, we’ll be back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food, wine and staff....... highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 9, 2017

Had reservations. Had to wait over a half an hour past the time we had arranged. Then, once seated, told the waiter we were in a bit of a time pinch and he seemed to lose track of us as we had to remind him of what we had ordered. Good food, not so great service or attention to details.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service2
value3

vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

North Italia is our favorite place in south KC area. Just an off night i guess. unexpectedly busy. waited 40 minutes and had a res. we’ll be back. and i still recommend North!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service2
value3

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I forgot to request a booth when I made our reservation. We didn't think it would be an issue since it was 5:15. I asked for a booth, hostess said they needed to save them for parties of 5 or more - 2 were currently open and many of the booths were filled with parties of 2 some with 4. As we started our dinner 4 more booths opened up ....ridiculous not accommodate a reservation customer.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2
value4

vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was very enjoyable...the food, service, and wine. The calamari was tasty and tender. The glazed short ribs were tender and flavorful. However, the pasta Bolognese was underwhelming. The Bolognese sauce was fine; however, the pasta was tough (undercooked) and wasn't "al dente". It could be that the quality level of the pasta needs to be improved. Overall, it was a pleasant evening with friends.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good service, good pizza. LOVE the Salted Caramel Budino!!! A little loud but we knew that. Besides, that means there are a lot of people enjoying good food and drinks on a Friday night!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The tables are too close together and you feel like you are sitting at a table with strangers who can overheat your conversation

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience2
service5
value4

vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The margarita pizza is my favorite it was so good tonight

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was my first time visiting the restaurant; I had heard amazing reviews from friends and wanted to check it out. The food was fantastic, the wine selection was superb, and the service was what you would expect from a very crowded space. Be prepared to overhear the conversations at the tables next to you because the tables are almost uncomfortably close to each other...and that's if you can hear anything at all--the space has no deadening aspects so every little sound carries throughout the space. If the tables were spaced out more comfortably, maybe there would be less noise and less bumping into the table next to you when you get up from your table. Overall, a great place for a small gathering of friends or date night with your significant other! The food and wine are seriously out of this world...that made up for the uncomfortable closeness with the strangers sitting at the tables next to us!

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Disappointing evening. Late getting our table. Long wait for service. Dessert took forever to be served and the tiramisu was marginal. Rest of the meal was good but the waitress was not managing the table very well at all.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service1
value3

vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was fine. The service was atrocious -- from the time we arrived, until we left. There is no intimacy with tables literally piled up on top of each other -- so that you are unable to speak with the person sitting across the table from you.

Also, hold onto your wallet. Every action seems geared to have you spend more.

Arrive on time? Too bad. Please wait at the bar and buy some overpriced drinks.

Would you like a glass of wine? May I recommend the most expensive glass -- regardless of what you may like.

Oh, you bought a bottle, please allow me to pour a glass all the way to the brim. Maybe you'll just buy another bottle -- even if there are just two of you.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience1
service1
value3

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a last minute party of 10 for a business meal. Unfortunately I did not catch our server’s name, but she was fantastic!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We enjoy North on a regular basis due to the excellent food, half price wine on Wednesdays, and our favorite server - Hailey. It is comfortable, fun, and the food is outstanding!

Will go there again soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I have loved every meal I've had at North so when friends were coming to town it seemed the perfect place to go somehow knowing they would love it. And love it they did! We were there on a Sunday night when bottles of wine are 1/2 price, which was a bonus extra, but every meal choice was enjoyed and everyone loved the Zucca Chips! When I ordered a cappuccino and was then told they were out of milk so they could not make one, I told them no problem. But then the manager came over and said he was on his way to the grocery store to get milk to make me one. I declined his magnanimous offer, but who does that?? North does.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I have always enjoyed going to North. But those visits have been for lunch or happy hour, not for dinner on a Saturday night. I would steer clear of North on a Saturday night. The noise level was almost impossible to have a nice conservation for a table of 4. Yes it has energy but I found it unpleasant. The food and drink make up for it. Excellent! I'm on the older side (60) so I know this may not bother the younger set, but for those of us that have the time and money to go out, it's important.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were told that the cuisine was very good. It was far better than we had expected.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on October 20, 2017

I brought my Sister in law and her husband there. They absolutely loved it!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Amazing as always Ashley Mehorczyk is the best server!!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.