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About North Italia – Kierland Commons

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.

15024 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite 160
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

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

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

Dinner:
Mon - Thu 4pm to 9:30pm
Fri – Sat 4pm to 10:30pm
Sunday 4pm to 9pm

Cross Street:
Greenway Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 948-2055

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

Executive Chef:
Taylor Domet

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

North Italia – Kierland Commons Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (53)
Good for a Date (39)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
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Fun (33)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Authentic (21)
Comfort Food (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Hot Spot (16)
People Watching (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Cozy (14)
Romantic (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Business Meals (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Healthy (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Tapas (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Tulsa)·Dined 4 days ago

Went there for house-made pasta and it was excellent. The bolognese was meaty and flavorful.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

One of my go to places for lunch with my elderly father. We like to go and sit outside with the puppy and have a nice meal. This time around we were actually redirected and sat at BaRNorth. Their bar and patio location next door. We were served all the same terrific food as we would have if we sat in the actual North Italia patio, but we had a much more laid back and roomier table.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great appetizers, pastas and salads. Nice atmosphere and selection of items for Sunday lunch. Loved that wine was 1/2 price on Sunday.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Been coming here for 5+ years....consistency is gone with unusually high staff and management turnover

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A lively restaurant. We were just looking for a salad and a thin crust pizza. It was tasty. Sat outside I front of an Uber stop. Had lots of headlights shining at us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2017

They 86’d pizza....that’s why I️ went there. I️ didn’t love my meal but everyone else was happy. I️ had my heart set on pizza so it was my problem. I’ll try again.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Good food and service, but loud

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Busy at early hours (6-7pm arrival) but empty by 930pm - Il Postino still hopping. Bar service good, dinner service very good. Charcuterie plate very disappointing - only one meat - prosciutto and only 4 pieces of that. Seemed under portioned - would not re-order or recommend - although the relishes and cutneys they had on the board were excellent. Pizza good - a little more burnt on crust that expected. Bolognese Sauce sweet and tomatoey - waiter did offer to assist and bring some cheese and peppers to try improving the flavor. Would not do that again. Pasta was stuck together and not al dente.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

the service and food were very good...but it was so loud in their diners were shouting at each other to be heard.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great but too noisy to talk across the table

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Way too noisy. Didn't think the food was very good, either.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food and service were great. Table was ready on-time and we enjoyed the food.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great evening...went early and ate in the quiet area. Food was excellent and our waitress was the BEST!!

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our favorite spot for meeting friends! Always sure to,offer great food and service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We always enjoy North whenever we are in Phoenix. Dining inside can be very noisy and if don’t want this try the outside dining.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent and friendly service. Creative menu. Good food. Just a real frustration like all businesses in Kierland to find parking. It will be more so when winter visitors come. I like North, but parking is a real consideration for wanting to go there often or not.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our meal was outstanding. The service was great! My husband ordered the bollognese and it was authentic with the 3 different meats. I️ ordered a chicken dish with spinach and pine nuts in a cream sauce. I couldn’t believe how much chicken there was. Both were delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We went here for lunch while shopping at Kierland Commons. The food, service and patio were great.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food was good...not great. The service was good not great. The prices are moderate but maybe a bit high for the portions. Drinks are very expensive. I would go there again for a casual lunch or dinner but wouldn't be rushing back

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Overall good food prepared to order for the value.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Amazing meal and service! Sad we found this gem on our last night in Scottsdale. Will definitely be back when we’re in town again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Went for the scallops but they had ran out
Very noisy

Tags: Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food was fantastic. Atmosphere was way too noisy and seating arrangements were too tight!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Got there early for happy hour and 75% of the tables were open...yet were seated right by the front door with ALL the traffic of people brushing up against my chair as they walked in. Not a run experience. Wait staff at that time was short so we had to wait about 5-8 min before anyone even came over to the table and put water down or asked for a drink order.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My fiance and I went for lunch. Amazing food, but terrible customer service. We had to wait a long time for our food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing food and service for a great price! Outdoor seating is great for people watching!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Aesthetically pleasing restaurant and bar but very loud so it was somewhat difficult to talk. The pasta portions are a bit small for the price but every item was delicious. Very friendly and attentive staff! Great place to grab a bite!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The menu offers such a great variety of tantalizing and delusions entrees and small plates. The service is speedy without feeling like of needs to rush.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food was delicious, but portions relatively small. Service was mediocre. We never got bread or was asked about dessert.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food was really good. Surprisingly good. I’m used to Northeast (Philly/NJ/NY) Italian and this was comparable. Cool vibe to the place.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Extremely consistent cuisine ...wonderful staff....One of the best go to places in Scottsdale.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Have eaten at a number of North restaurants and this was the worst experience. The food was good but the restaurant was so loud the only thing we wanted to do was finish our meal and leave. We had our meal boxed up got the bill and left.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food here is always spot on. I always order the Bolognese and it is spot on. Actually - I've never heard of a poor meal at this place.

Service is usually very good.

If there are any drawbacks, be prepared it is extremely loud. I have to be careful who I take to dinner because it's difficult to hear. Don't let that dissuade you, just be conscious of it. This is not a relaxing, quiet, restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a great meal and a delightful server, Ashley. Delicious food, cocktails and yummy gelato. We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Authentic, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was very good.
Our server, Chris, was outstanding @

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 (El Paso)·Dined on October 10, 2017

First off, this restaurant is one of my absolute favorites, the bolognese is to die for! We had gone to their Tucson location and this was our first in Scottsdale.

We made reservations, and upon our (early) arrival asked if we could get a table outside. The hostesses let us know it would be a little bit of a wait, but we could have a seat at the bar. We agreed to that as we weren't in a hurry and were also about 25 minutes early for our reservation anyway. after 45 minutes we still had not heard from the hostesses, but had seen others be seated outside. I asked the hostess how long it would be and she replied she could seat us now. So, clearly, she had forgotten about us. Upon being seated at a (dirty) table outside, multiple employees walked past as we sat there for 10 minutes waiting. Finally, after no service, we returned to our seats at the bar. (It could also be noted that the restaurant wasn't overly busy.. we are definitely understanding when you can see servers are spread too thin and really trying.)

The bartender asked why we came back and we just explained we had yet to be waited on and were getting hungry by that point. We really weren't upset at all, just ready for some food. She apologized and immediately let us know she would rush our order and the meal would be on the house. We felt that she really went above and beyond to redeem the faults of her co-workers and made our experience great. We really appreciated the comp'd meal, and by no means expected it! She did a great job bar tending all night, and really made the experience for us.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The service was really bad. We had to ask for bread, ice tea refills, dessert menu when we could even find out waitress.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Simply wonderful! Service was amazing- we sat at the bar, and what a great team North has!
Service, food- exceptional!
We will definitely be back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

“Great” food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good spot for informal Italian dining. Very accommodating staff. Kid friendly.

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