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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
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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

North Italia – Kansas City Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (47)
Great for Lunch (43)
Special Occasion (43)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Casual (34)
Happy Hour (34)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Fun (24)
Business Meals (23)
Authentic (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Notable Wine List (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Romantic (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Cozy (13)
Hot Spot (13)
People Watching (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Healthy (12)
Seasonal (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Tapas (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic. I don't want to share more

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 (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.

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 (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
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·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.

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 (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.

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 (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.

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 (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!

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

The margarita pizza is my favorite it was so good tonight

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 (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
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 (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
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 (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.

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 (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!!

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 (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
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 (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
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 (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
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 (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
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

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

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This is my #1 favorite restaurant in KC!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our meals were oh so good! There were six of us, we all ordered something different and all of us loved our meals. We also had special food and wine requests, and all were handled so sweetly and professionally. If I lived anywhere near this restaurant it would be my local favorite for sure !!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good, central location. Loud atmosphere in evenings. Good service.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our waitress was very attentive and the food was delicious! Wonderful dessert! I recommend the restaurant to all my friends!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Amazing food. Great wine selection. Great service. Would definitely recommend and can't wait to go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My roasted salmon lunch was excellent paired with passion fruit iced tea. Service was great and the restaurant is beautiful.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Absolutely loved it. My nephew was in town and also was thrilled.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Organic, People Watching, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Happy Hour special - bottle of house red and Chef's charcuterie board $20 could serve 4. Very pleased!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 5, 2017

My late lunch was terrific. Our waitress friendly and appeared at all the "right" times. Her recomendations were spot on. Her name, Alex. I will return and order the same dish and perhaps branch out, order more and share. I dined at 1 PM to miss the lunch rush and it worked out perfectly.

Tags: Healthy, Tapas, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 29, 2017

North is great for lunch or dinner during the week. We went on Friday night and it was very noisy and the service was slow and the waitress did not bring our appetizer.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We love North and frequent the restaurant quite often - especially on Wednesdays when the wine is half price and the Happy Hour food is delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 26, 2017

First-time going here. Staff was excellent without bothering us too much. Food suggestion was good. This might be the best place to get homemade pasta in the city.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Terrific Chicken Salad Sandwich!

A friend & I went to North yesterday for lunch before we went to see the Overland Park 9/11 Memorial. He has been to North many times for dinner but never for lunch.

I absolutely love their Tuscan Chicken Salad sandwich. If you haven’t tried them, order their “fries” with the sandwich. They are actually twice cooked fries. The shape is irregular and look like a frie/lattke/smashed shape. They are very good. He didn’t order the chicken salad but went for the Grilled Chicken sandwich instead, which he said was very good.

If you haven’t tried North for lunch you need to put this place on your list. Very good food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 25, 2017

My friend and I were celebrating our birthdays and we had a wonderful lunch there at North. Our food was excellent and our service superb! A perfect choice for our special celebration!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Disappointing anniversary diner. This was my third visit and after this experience I won't be back. SLOW service in a restaurant that was not crowded - took 20 minutes to bring two glasses of wine to the table. The salmon was so salty my wife could hardly eat it and the amount of arugula (not noted on the menu) was unacceptable.

Never again.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We were so impressed with our waiter, who seemed to know every ingredient in every dish we asked him about. The grilled cauliflower appetizer was light but delicious, standout entrees included the chicken parmesan and divers' scallops (really juicy and tasty), and the house pinot grigio wine was a great complement to the meal. Would totally recommend to friends and family.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Consistently great food; my only complaint is the pace of the meal-they bring your entrees before you are done starters/appetizers; or fail to clear your starter plate before delivering entree since it is ready so fast, forcing you to hold your starter plate while they place your entree on the table. This has happened on almost every occasion. I get they want to turn tables but it's annoying given the price you are paying for your meal and drinks and it's not a fast food restaurant.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We enjoyed a great Friday night meal at North for 4 people. We requested a booth online and they honored our request. Booths are especially nice for 4-6 people.

Friday nights are pretty lively and on the loud/energetic side. Not for everyone.

We started with a pitcher of red sangria, calamari and a charcuterie plate. The calamari is well prepared with very light breading and served with a good amount of arugula. the charcuterie was interesting. We had some pasta main dishes and salmon. Both were satisfying.

Outside dining is nice in the shoulder seasons, but most outside dining faces west so not great in the heat of the summer sun.

Sundays is a great deal for all day happy hour menu of selected menu items and drinks.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

A good friend recommended North Italia for my business meeting with 2 other associates. Great Choice! We had a very good meal, professional setting, not interrupted and much was accomplished.

Thank you,
Harry Mullins

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

One of our favorites that never disappoints. Date night or girls night, with kids or without, it's just always a great experience. Incredible food, service, and drinks. :)

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

It's always a wonderful place we enjoy often. Consistently very good.

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