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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.
Leawood, KS 66209
Hours of Operation:
Daily 11am - 4pm
Sun – Wed 4pm - 9pm
Thu – Sat 4pm - 10pm
Mon – Fri 3pm - 6pm
All Day Sunday!!
Wine Wednesday: Half off select bottles of wine
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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