North Italia – Kierland Commons

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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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G
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a special birthday. Staff was awesome, couldn’t have been more accommodating!

RC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to visit when I’m in town! Yum! Wil is a terrific, exceptional host! Thank you!

CC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

North is always our “go-to”! Service is good, food is consistent and delicious. We prefer to sit outside now than the weather is getting nicer. Great ambiance and quieter than inside. We will be back soon!

S
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Caught up with a friend and it was a different menu than the one Arcadia. Sup par at at best. Nice outside seating and good location. Wine menu is also ok.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Great for friends, businesses, dates, etc

KF
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good Italian fayre. Service was friendly, fast and professional. Outside seating despite being on a sidewalk was fine. Good value.

J
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great , but the noise level is really unbearable.
It’s very hard to enjoy a conversation at all unless you sit outside.
I also think that there are too many tables and they are too close to other patrons.

f
Vancouver
83 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service and gluten free pizza

LP
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The team is delightful. The decor is fun. The food is very very good to outstanding. It is getting a bit expensive for a simple lunch, but for a posh afternoon, you cannot beat North.

NB
Tucson
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a lovely time except we were seated at a two top and we were next to a party of six and it was very noisy and someone decided to join them and sat on the bank at next to my partner and it was very very noisy and crowded and awkward to say the least. We had hoped that the host or server would notice that this check person probably should get a seat and nobody said anything nor did we. Tables are very close and we were very close to the kitchen so it was extremely noisy. Otherwise we love North for their food

CV
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Reserved a table for 5. Table wasn't ready when we arrived. They seated us in the bar section instead of the main restaurant or patio. Table only had 4 place settings and really wasn't big enough for 5 people. Smalls plates were a mixed bag. Bruschetta was meh. Mussels were better. Entrees also a mixed bag. Service was okay but our server was clearly stretched too thin to provide great service (not faulting her). Due to our being seated in the bar section, it was quite loud. Had any one particular dish really wowed me, I'd go back and give it a second shot. Unfortunately that wasn't the case.

MA
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls night out with party of five and had an excellent dinner!

T
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I feel like North has slid in quality just a bit from my last visit. Perhaps Restaurant Week was too much activity, but my appetizer, arancini took way, way too long to come and when they did, they were rather greasy, not like I remember them. I asked for dessert to go and that took at least 10-12 minutes. I hope it was just an off night for them (busy Friday evening).

A
Savannah
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. I had the restaurant week special. It was too much food, but I tried my best. The tiramisu dessert was the best I ever had.
Very noisy place but worth it!

PL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I made a reservation for the patio. When we arrived (early) I was told they don’t make reservations for the patio. They had my name and time. They said it would be a 45 minute wait, but they had a couple of open tables on the patio and was told they were taken. So we were given a table inside. When we were leaving there’s was a group of 10 where the two open tables were. Clearly the hostess lied to us.

T
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Made a reservation through Open Table for restaurant week. As part of the reservation I indicated we were celebrating a birthday. While we saw other people with candles in dessert there was no mention of our birthday celebration. If the restaurants are not going to use the information Open Table provides in their reservation then don’t bother having a category to indicate special occasion. Always a good value during restaurant week. The food was very good however the service was not great. Appetizer took a very long time and waitress didn’t seem that attentive.

AB
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant week menu was delicious and a great value. Even though the restaurant was very busy, we had excellent, attentive service.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! I’m dreaming about the Bolognese! Will be back.

R
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I booked a reservation for 5 and requested the round table in the corner. When I got there 5 minutes early they had given the large table to 4. Hostess said it was her fault—-
Then asked if we wanted to sit in the wind bar restaurant which was fine but I said we would wait for all 5 to get there. She assured me that she would bring the other guests over. They directed one girl and one girl she seated her at a table for 6 and said we were not there yet.
My salad came soaked in dressing and the kale was soggy. One girl had a salad with salmon and it was very dry and over cooked and not warm. Calamari was also cold and chewy. We waited quite s while for our lunch. I was paying so I didn’t want to make a fuss. I eat there a couple times a month and was very unhappy with the lunch. Also, I did say it was one girls Birthday and the poor server that was by himself was very busy.
Very disappointed. There are other choices in Kierland and I am going to have to try new ones.

MS
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great as always. I ordered the pizza and bottle and was disappointed with the wine selection (choice was a Montepulciano or Pinot Grigio). I selected the red which I would rate as slightly better than a bottle of Two Buck Chuck.

PB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal is always great. They specially made our pizza of choice!

k
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious and best value of restaurant week...hope you never change!!

SR
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Not my cup of tea..... very very noisy, food was just meh..... A/C was blowing so hard that food got cold quickly, and so did all of us. Weird caramel dessert they had that night was absolutely disgusting..... they had run out of all of the other things, so they gave us one for free also..... the most awful thing I have ever tasted.... must be and acquired taste, but saw lots of other tables with the same thing barely eaten and people making faces as they took bites of it. Caprese salad was good, gluten free pizza was ok, but crust was so hard I though I’d crack a tooth, so beware..... everyone else’s food was ok, but nothing wonderful...... I’ll go again, but won’t order the same things.

SB
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We've been to North Italia, Kierland Commons quite a few times before and we always have great experience there.

VG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have recommended North to others. My managers went there last week and got the pesto pasta I always get and loved it. I like every about it there. Sometime I go alone and eat there, sometimes I take it to go and sometimes I go with a friend. Don’t ever change s thing!

GC
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter. Food was very tasty large quanity

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always love North. Just so loud so hard to hear very well. Not a problem when the weather cools and can sit outside.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall, delicious food and excellent wine selections. That being said, the tables were very cramped and it was very loud to hear those at my table—I could hear the people st the table next to me easier.

k
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Usually, I cannot hear myself talk in the restaurant! What a pleasure to be seated outside as the evening was cooler.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat in the east dining room

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was exceptional

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

We were seated in the back part of the restaurant and there were two large groups in the same space. We should not have been seated in this space. The noise was terribly loud and we were crammed in because of the large groups. Also, when the groups were seated our service level dropped. We won’t be back very soon if ever.

DF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant, my third time eating there. The food is cooked to perfection and portions are very good. Looking forward to our next visit.

JP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and great service as well in a conversational conducive environment.

AG
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love eating at North! The food is always delicious, the service is professional and the vibe is relaxed. The only issue we ever encounter is the noise level in the original main restaurant area - easily avoided by sitting outside (when it isn't crazy hot) or asking for the other dining area on the east side of the restaurant. Definitely a favorite, never disappoints!

S
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything about North Italia!

MD
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, but too noisy for a dinner conversation.

DY
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service and great food recommendations.

KO
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had great food at good prices. It was crowded but they seated us right away. (I had a reservation).

MK
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Food was wonderful and Riley(server) was awesome!

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