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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/locations/kansas-city-ks-town-center-plaza/

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

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (41)
Casual (36)
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Fit for Foodies (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Happy Hour (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Fun (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Worth the Drive (18)
Business Meals (18)
Authentic (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Good for Groups (13)
Hot Spot (12)
People Watching (11)
Cozy (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Romantic (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Seasonal (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Nice modern/rustic décor. Great service, very good value for the $$. Could tell pasta was homemade. Had chicken parm, bottom of parm breading slightly burnt and had kind of a pizza crust quality to it, a little weird. Overall a very good experience for the $$. Server was attentive and nice - good dude.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Been there at least 40 time and this time was really poor service. Ruined the Valentine by being forgotten by server for OVER 30 minutes. Finally flagged down a floor manager.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Our dinner items were great, and the deserts were super. And our waitress was the best of all!

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Went on Valentines Day. Will not do that again. The food tasted great but could only choose from limited menu and was pretty expensive. We have eaten there before on just a regular night and had a much more enjoyable experience. Seemed like they added extra tables for Valentines Day and we felt really crowded.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Have eaten at this restaurant many times, food has been great in the past, but whatever reason food quality was lacking. Maybe the large number of diners. Tables were so close together that you could hear the conversations all around you. Quantity of diners was sacrificed for quality of food. Unlikely we will return for special events again, but may dine at other times.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

We waited 45 minutes for our entree while being asked 3 more times if we wanted another cocktail. The price fix structure was obviously a means to assure the restaurant a minimum $110 order from each couple, plus alcohol, on this the second busiest restaurant night of the year. I won't go back again on a "special" date night.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food. Great service!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The chicken chop salad is the Best! My husband loves the spaghetti and meatballs, too. It was a birthday lunch for me with girlfriends and the marscapone dessert was wonderful! I love the lively vibe but might be too loud for some people. Will definitely be back. Service was good and the wine was perfectly chilled. They do a great job with carry out too.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always good, always crowded! We prefer the Wednesday nights for 1/2 price bottles of wine, and the food pairs nicely.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 7, 2018

So disappointed in this experience. The service and atmosphere of North has really gone downhill- the food was actually very good, but for their prices, they owe a much better staff and experience.

One bartender to serve the entire restaurant, so the drink wait was ridiculous, and our waitress was inappropriately amused at it all. I did ask to see a manager, but that never happened. Personable skills go a long way in smoothing over rough spots in a restaurant. I can spend $200 anywhere in Leawood for a better special occasion than North!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We have been a fan and frequent patron since North opened its doors. We live in Leawood and like the "neighborhood" atmosphere and location. It is a friendly, laid back environment. There pasta and seafood is excellent!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Amazing! Great service and great food.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was very cold in the restaurant. Pretty much everyone kept their coats on or over their shoulders

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Me and my date had a school dance and this is where me and him choice to go for our WPA “women pay all” and it was such an amazing experience and our server new why we were there so she made it an extra special time for both of us. I have been to North countless times with friends and family but North really knew how to make our special night one to remember. Our food was to die for and we left stuffed!!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Can always count on great food and service!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, fun environment and one of the best servers we have had anywhere.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Love this place - we keep coming back! Best pizza and drinks! Must try the zucca chips!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 30, 2018

3 diners. Waited 30min for food despite being 11:30am and very few customers at order time. 1 entree came as ordered. One sandwich was wrong sandwich. One with a no aioli request came with aioli. All ate at different times due to this.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food and service were great, very noisy place on a Friday evening.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great place to meet up with friends and enjoy great food and atmosphere!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We always look forward to seeing Alex and the food is always great!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We visit ever Sunday for a family meal. Love the Sunday special. Wish they would offer different special pizzas- seems like it is always the eggplant pizza.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

North is just an excellent place to dine. The food is always great. The service is fantastic. It is the best Italian restaurant in all of Kansas City.........

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We went for restaurant week, the food options were fantastic, will definitely go back for regular menu items as wel.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Tapas, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Five friends gathered for a casual Sunday lunch together. Everything about it was just top-notch! Great wine (2 bottles at half-price), delicious small plates, then wonderful salads and main dishes. The coffee with dessert was also OUTSTANDING! Our server was awesome as well. Definitely plan a return trip with our husbands for dinner.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was great. Rachel had some good suggestions that we went with. Food was very good with different options then expected. Will be back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Dinner at the bar..great service and yummy pizza..the Caesar salad was quite small but tasty!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our meals were outstanding and so was the service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent experience, took my wife here for dinner during Kansas City’s ‘restaurant week’ and did not disappoint. Exceptional meal and service was tremendous. Thanks!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went to North for restaurant week and enjoyed the RW menu. It was a beautiful space, but the tables are really close together it took some time to get used to being that close to the other couples having dinner. I enjoyed the food and the service was awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent and delicious food choices. Friendly, curtious, knowledgeable and attentive staff. Overall a great place

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Overall experience was very positive

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Appetizer had set too long before being served and needed to be replaced. Entrees were fine. Dessert was inedible, twice, the brownie was so hard it could not be broken into! Gave up on dessert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We love North Italia. It’s always delicious. The truffle bread is my favorite. Great for a date, family in town or a special occasion. A little noisy for a working dinner. The service has always been excellent every time we go.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Man at the reception was not very personable when I arrived. He did not smile and did not say anything after he led me to my table. Usually, greeters say something like, enjoy your dinner. He seemed very abrupt.
There were three of us for dinner. My husband had the Bolognese. He said it was wonderful. I had the parmesan chicken. It was quite good. Our daughter had the margarita pizza. She said that it lacked enough cheese.
Our server, Monica, was excellent. She was very busy, but not too busy to give great service.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

This was a wonderful dinner for us we had been before and loved it! This is a place we will be back for weekly date night dinner! Food , service and management were beyond wonderful

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I typically enjoy eating at North but this Day was not a good experience. We were seated close to the front door so cold air would blow in every time guests entered. It was lunch to celebrate my mother’s birthday but she had trouble hearing me over the noise. My salad was not what I expressed so I didn’t really enjoy it. Finally, I was mischarged for a salmon entree we didn’t order and it took a long time to get a corrected check. Very frustrating over all!!

Elizabeth Bickley

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The atmosphere, seating arrangement, food, and selection was very disappointing.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 16, 2018

As usual, North was a great choice for a birthday. It was really busy when we got there, but they kindly reseated us at a table further from the door so that it was not so cold every time the door opened. The food and wine were very good, and we enjoyed some new dishes for restaurant week.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The food we both had was deli Sous. Recommended by the waiter. Service was quick and professional without hovering. The atmosphere is stark and business like, not charming and sound echos from the wall of windows. Still overall a great place for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Quick Bite
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