North Italia – Kansas City
We came for an anniversary dinner and were planning on several courses and drinks and a leisurely meal. Our server was friendly but she mostly ignored us. Drinks weren’t refilled, she never asked how our food was and our cocktails that were ordered for our appetizer didn’t come until our salads were out. Our wine ordered to go with dinner didn’t come out until we were done with our meal. We ended up going someplace else for dessert because we thought it would take too long to come out and didn’t like being ignored. The food was absolutely delicious though. If we ever come back, we will probably just get it to go.
Love the atmosphere and food here! From the Burrata appetizer to the arugula salad to spaghetti + meatballs, we loved everything we ordered. Juan our waiter was wonderful and we look forward to coming back soon.
We’ve lived near North for over a decade and have never tried it. We decided on a whim to go in and sit at the bar. The service was extraordinarily good. The food was excellent. We couldn’t have been happier with our experience and will be back in the near future.
Service was good. Food good also. The noise level is a bit loud for my taste. Make reservations as it is always busy.
North Italia is a great place for great Italian food, wonderful desserts, and a good assortment of craft cocktails.
Excellent food and service! Food was fresh, creative, and intriguing.
I brought my wife here for her birthday. It’s a cool little restaurant, with good ambience, the server was super kind and the food was very good! Plus dessert was on the house for her birthday..which makes this place that much better
We ordered salads and pastas; each of us got something different and we all enjoyed our food very much. Very fresh ingredients and superb flavors
We love dining at North and I’ve never had a bad experience until this past Saturday. Our food was delivered in phases so half the table had food for 10 or 15 minutes before the other half of the table got their food – there were seven of us. My pasta which is normally fabulous was not hot and felt like it had been sitting out under a warmer for sometime.My water glass was empty several times and we ordered a bottle of wine and finished it and we’re never asked if we wanted another one. It was a busy Saturday night but we’ve eaten there on other busy Saturday nights and never encountered this issue. Hopefully it was just a one off!!
Great service. Great table. Short rib is always excellent. Bar service should be faster. We waited quite awhile to get our first drinks.
Tables were very close making private conversations not as private. Service was a tad slow for a Thursday night but the food and the staff were great.
The food was fantastic! From the zucca chips to the strawberry cheesecake gelato. The atmosphere is casual but authentic. We will definitely be back.
Love this place. Never disappoints!
Outside dining for lunch very pleasant
Waiter very attentive
Patio seating is a must when weather is mild! Friendly service and delicious food that never disappoints.
The food was great ... if anything it came too quickly. It seemed they really wanted to turnover tables. The appetizer was great and the portions enough for us to split a salad and entre. The outdoor patio is one of the nicest in KC!
The grilled chicken sandwich and accompanying salad were delicious. Sat on the patio on a gorgeous day for a business lunch. North probably has the best Patio in that neck of the woods. It's always enjoyable to sit out there when the weather allows.
North is always great. It was a bit noisy and very busy this particular night, but the food was excellent. Service was fairly attentive in spite of it being so busy. We had a good time.
Hard to hear well (for me) - but great vibe. Celebrating a friend’s birthday- nice dessert treat and candle brought for her!
When i made the reservation i asked for a quieter table not in the middle of the room but that is where we got seated. While I waited for my friend to arrive no one acknowledged me. No waiter, no water and was never asked if I wanted anything. Service was slow, drinks were never refilled. We ordered zucchini chips first and they wee broken into so many little pieces it was like eating crumbs. We had to ask for an new order. Dinner was good but I have never had worse service here.
Great patio atmosphere for drinks and apps.
Wonderful service and delicious food.
Birthday lunch outside!!
Always a great meal!
Thanks for making our anniversary dinner so special!
Our server was fantastic and the food delicious. I do think the team who brings the food out should do a better job of delivery -- they set my food down across the table where no on was sitting to deliver my sister sitting next to me her food. They then left my food at the empty spot and walked away.
The food is outstanding, we can't help but keep on coming back, the value is great when you use the coupons they send you if you are a member of their customer club, and happy hour is very very reasonable if you can make it. Having said this, the one and only rub against this location (and its a big one) is the attitude of their waitresses, we have had three different ones and ALL three have been pretty bad. They just do not make you feel welcome, barely any smiles or engagement with the customer and frankly you feel like we are wasting their time and the job is too good for them or something....I think management needs to figure why the unhappiness and provide some feedback and counseling.
I love this place, but the noise level makes conversation somewhat difficult. Food and service great!
This is not a restaurant I would recommend for a quiet meal. The dining area is a single room, severely contemporary, tables somewhat crowded, with the open kitchen on one side and a wall of windows on the opposite. The acoustics are lousy and the noise level was very high, not conducive to conversation. We are used to noise but staff were continually tossing batches of cleaned utensils into metal bins with sudden loud crashes which we found very annoying. The food was very good overall. My wife had braised short ribs which were excellent, very flavorful and tender, and not fatty. I had the diver scallops which I would have rated excellent also except that I bit into several large grains of sand indicating that they could have been rinsed more thoroughly prior to cooking. Portions were smaller than at most restaurants but adequate, with nothing left to have to haul home. Our server was excellent, attentive, and usually anticipated our needs. I found the food to be slightly over priced but not outrageously so. If you don't mind a lot of racket and smaller portions, you will probably enjoy North Italia. If you want quietly elegant dining or romantic ambience, I'd recommend going elsewhere.
A great place to celebrate a special event or a lovely dinner for two.
North Italia Leawood never disappoints. We ask every visit where we can buy Cresenza cheese and never have found out! We so badly want to know...we will keep coming back and keep asking..someone there must have the answer!!
It was packed tonight. We’ve been coming here for years and thought it’d be quiet on a Thursday, but it was hopping. My father in law is hard of hearing, so that was tough. However, the food and beverages were wonderful as usual. The calamari and grilled artichokes were perfect. We were all happy with our entrees: braised short ribs, spaghetti and meatballs and the strozzapretti were all just so tasty. Don’t pass on dessert. They were all wonderful as well. My favorite was the hazelnut torta.
Excellent wine and dinner.
Understaffed on this particular Sunday afternoon.
Consistently great as usual! This is a regular goto for us and never had a bad meal here.
My meal was delicious. I had the Italian salad with chicken. My friends had added salmon to their salad. The salmon was overcooked but North made it right and adjusted our tab as well.
Wednesday is 1/2 price wine bottle which is always a great deal.
Jade was a great server
Amazing every single time