North Italia – Kierland Commons

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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SM
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was amazing, Our server was excellent. I didnt know we would be sat on the patio, but it was quieter out there, and heaters made the temperature perfect!

p
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Good food, good service
main restaurant is too noisy for humans

GM
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our very favorite local restaurants. Over the years we've enjoyed most of the items on the menu, and the consistency of exceptional flavor and presentation is wonderful! Really, you can close your eyes and point at something on the menu and it will be good! And half-price bottles of wine on Sundays is an added bonus!

DC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food great ambience

RC
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All over just great!

n
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very poor service. Fish over cooked, pasta lukewarm.

North Italia – Kierland Commons
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hello, I am so sorry to hear your experience was poor. That is far from our standard and I would love the opportunity to talk with you more about it. Please reach out to me when ever you have the time to discuss your experience. Hope to hear from you soon. 480-948-2055 and ask for Shelbi. Thank you for taking the time to write this review.

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RT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual, reliable

JR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both of us agree...The salmon was delicious! We will return.

North Italia – Kierland Commons
Responded on December 6, 2019

Love getting good feed back! thank you for the review :)

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OT
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and fun atmosphere

RF
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Hour food and drink is a good value. Food is uniformly great. Tiramisu is delicious. One of our favorite places to sit outside and enjoy a meal.

North Italia – Kierland Commons
Responded on December 6, 2019

Love to hear this! thank you for taking the time to write the review!

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SN
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We always go to the North for a celebration but this time the experience was far from joyful. We had reservations and had to wait
Around 20 minutes and then it took the server over 30 minutes to take our drink order. It took another 15 minutes to get our drinks. It was the worse service I have ever had at a Fox restaurant. The food was good.

t
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to both North Italia locations--Arcadia and Kierland. This time we sat in Bar North. It's wonderful. A bit quieter than the main location and I was with a friend from out of town so we wanted to chat for a while. The menu is very good, varied, and lots you can do to be healthy should you choose and we both did. I love the arugula and avocado salad with salmon. It's just like a little Italian restaurant outside of Rome--simple food that is delicious. Wait staff was very good. All was great. Lunch was fun and yummy.

CD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat quickly nice wait staff great food

F
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The portions and quality have gone down since they were sold. It’s too bad because they were a great restaurant but now it’s just ok.

PM
Jackson Hole
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot. Waiter was inappropriate jumping into our conversation regarding Israel. He showed no discretion in the fact that he was listening to our conversation and jumped in without an invitation

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Enjoyed immensely.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was mediocre. The cocktails were okay, and the food was okay. There is no “wow” factor in either the food or drinks.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Our food came out cold,both the chicken Parmesan and the pasta bolognese. Our appetizer came out after the main course ( our waiter graciously comped the appy and was apologetic ). Overall it was a mediocre experience for a restaurant that was highly rated .

North Italia – Kierland Commons
Responded on November 27, 2019

Hello, I am so sorry to hear we fell short of our standards on your visit with us. I would love to hear from you and learn more about your experience and make it right. Please give me a call at the restaurant at 480-948-2055 and ask for Shelbi. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for taking the time to write this review.

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RB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambience. I recommend sitting outside.

CM
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good food and service and nice happy hour. My husband said his tortellini was barely warm, but he was hungry and ate it anyway. Good salads.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner and fun night at North Italia. The entire group just loved all of the food. The small plates and salads that we shared as a table, followed by individual entrees, everyone loved it.
The service was great as well. Fun and friendly place.
It is bustling so a bit hard to hear discussion in a large group ( we had 8) but still great. Also thought a great value including really good wines at reasonable prices.

NN
Toronto
49 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We had a good dinner there the other night. Nothing outstanding, but definite worth a return visit. We have dined at North many times and there are 2 issues that are off-putting. Inconsistency and the noise level which is very high. The only complaint about the food is that the salmon which was ordered medium, was over cooked. The server offered to replace it, but that meant 2 of the 4 would be eating while the others had finished. The dish was otherwise quite tasty, as was the calamari. The portion of grilled artichokes was very large and quite good. I like the fact the selection of open wines is very good, although we suspected that he wine we were served was not the wine we ordered. After a cocktail it was less critical an issue. They make a very good Negroni.

OT
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday! We had a fabulous meal! Superb wine and our server Alex was spectacular! We will definitely be back!!

LM
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel was absolutely amazing. She has an infectious personality and was a pleasure speaking with. We always enjoy out dining experience at North and will continue to come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always enjoy the experience at North. The energy level is always buzzing and the service is excellent. It is noisy do be prepared but the food is consistently very good. Only negative comment would be regarding the calamari. They seemed to have changed the recipe and it’s not nearly as good as previous sampling’s.

JR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time I've been here while visiting the Scottsdale area. The food is great, the atmosphere fantastic and the prices are great. Really nice place for a fun, casual dinner with friends or colleagues.

LC
Minneapolis
57 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a nice meal good service, good food, good activity.

TS
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place each year when we visit Scottsdale. North never disappoints. Loved the arugula, avocado, lemon salad- perfectly balanced, not too tart. Fungi pizza with roasted cipollini onions was excellent with a perfectly charred crust. Loved the sangria as always, and the staff were all friendly and attentive. Can’t wait to return next year!

RT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner very much & the service was very good. However, the noise level was awful! We do not know how you might adjust this - perhaps the music could be turned down?

Y
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice casual place to eat. People of all ages are present and enjoying their food. Outstanding food, time and time again.

l
Chicago
173 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Magherita pizza was dry & burnt on the edges - would not recommend this menu item based on our experience. Tuscan kale salad was excellent as were the bolognese and the diver scallops special. Service was good, but we had 2 dogs near us and one was very agitated by the other one, so we had to cope with frequent barking, which disturbed enjoyment of our meal. We were seated outside as it was a beautiful night, but the restaurant really should do a better job of seating people with dogs, so no 2 dogs are near each other.

AM
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch with family. We had a round table in the corner so we could talk and hear one another. The food was delicious - everyone had something different: Ceasar, meatballs, pizza, Bolognese, chicken Parmesan, Italian salad - everything was wonderful and the service was terrific. Can’t wait to return

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and love every bite of food!!

L
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating an anniversary.

MM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there before and they always do a good job. We were entertaining some friends from out of town and chose Noth Italia for dinner. Started with Calamari and Zucca chips yummy! For the main meal we had scallops, Squid Ink Mafaldine (spicy but delicious) and wild bass all of them were excellent! The staff was pleasant, knowledgable and helpful and the timing was great. Even though they were crowded we did not feel rushed.

L
Calgary
58 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place to meet up with friends. Love sitting outside.

f
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious

TC
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the interior of this restaurant. It's cozy, yet energetic. We had the pasta which was fantastic. Service was impeccable and they even brought my wife a free dessert on her birthday. Get a reservation as it fills up fast.

OT
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This was by far the worst dining experience I have ever had and I eat put quit a bit. We had a 5:45 reservation (before the restaurant got busy), we were shuttled to a bar table because it would be quiet. There was very little room between tables (only 2 tables with diners in the area including ours). We asked to move to a corner table and was obliged. It took 20 minutes before anyone took our order. We ordered 7 small plates, an entree and a "butcher's board" and drinks for 4 people. It took 25 minutes before the food arrived and it arrived at the same time and it was COLD. Not all of it fit on the small table for 4. The wait person didn't check back for quit awhile. A table of 14vwas seated in the alleged "quiet area", which we later found out was the big party area. It took another 20 minutes to get our check and 15 minutes before the cards were processed. I'll never dine there again. What a horrible experience and evening.

North Italia – Kierland Commons
Responded on November 8, 2019

Hello, I would love to start with how sorry we are that you had an experience that fell short of our standard and your expectations. Thank you for writing this review to give us the opportunity to grow and hopefully change your mind about us. When you have time will you please reach out to me at the restaurant at 480-948-2055 so I am able to learn more about your experience and make this right. Thank you again for taking the time to write this review. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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DP
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!!! One of my favorite restaurants in Scottsdale!!

North Italia – Kierland Commons
Responded on November 10, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! Hope to have you back in again soon :)

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