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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

This evening we are exclusively offering an amazing 3 Course Pre-Fixe Menu.
Thank you for joining us for New Year's Eve! Happy Holidays!

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

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (54)
Great for Outdoor Dining (43)
Good for a Date (39)
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Fun (34)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Authentic (24)
Special Occasion (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Comfort Food (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Happy Hour (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
People Watching (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Cozy (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Romantic (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Business Meals (12)
Healthy (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Seasonal (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Tapas (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Omaha)·Dined 2 days ago

One of our favorite places for a wonderful meal after Church with friends. . Love it in the evenings as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Way too noisy! We asked for a quiet table, but it was very hard to have a conversation.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Met friends for lunch and the food was very good. The mussels were perfectly done and so tasty! The place is quite noisy with conversation, so not a great place to talk quietly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We love North. Always very good for what we are looking for. Outdoor dining is best for noise level.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

As always, the food and the service were outstanding!

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vip
 (Berkshire)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was OK. The fresh pasta was really nothing special. The cocktail had to get remade twice before we gave up and ordered something else. The noise level is LOUD.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I was very disappointed in the chicken salad. The lettuce was drenched in dressing and the lettuce was not fresh. Usually, that salad is very good, but this was almost not edible. I did not say anything to the server but after years of visiting this restaurant, I am not going back. Quality control not evident.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Waitress was great and attentive.
Buss boy was amazing as we were sitting on the outside patio and he noticed that someone was standing close by and smoking. He went over on his own accord and asked them to please step away from the close proximity of the patio. We had not even asked him to do so, but we’re so pleased that he did that as we were annoyed that someone was smoking right there. Bravo to the bus man 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 much appreciated.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Did not have the bottle of wine we ordered. Said they did not have the gin or vodka we ordered. Then informed us they were mostly beer and wine. Limited bar. C So loud we could not hear the waitress at first. Food was average at best. Cannot believe this is a Fox operation.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Ashley was our server and she was terrific. I love the grilled cauliflower starter and at the artichokes. My husband had the branzino. Wine is always good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

If you find yourself wondering what to eat on a Sunday try North Italia. They have an all day happy hour with all bottles of wine at half price. A fun easy place to eat with very consistent food. Worth a try.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Tapas, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food . Our server Jared was awesome . Only negative was the noise level made it difficult for my hard of hearing mother

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Once again, North Italia scores the highest marks. Took out-of-State family, and they loved it!
Diane G

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food and service were good, although salmon could have been cooked a bit less (normally it is not cooked all the way through as that dries it out). We were happy we had a reservation because the place was very busy (Friday night at 6:45). The noise level was such that it was difficult to hear one another at our table of 4. Not our first time there and won’t be our last...We will go again and sit outside next time.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Amazing food, my favorite restaurant in Phoenix. All fox concept restaurants are fantastic.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Great Beer
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Worsr experience! Do not eat here. We’ve never complained about pasta - ever and we don’t look for flaws in restaurant food. My husband and I were served Inedible pasta - clearly homemade, however, not initially cooked past doughy. Result: disgusting, chewy (and I don’t mean al dente) dough strands - imagine eating slightly cooked pizza dough. To make matters worse, each of our different pasta dishes was served to us sitting in a watery pool of their different sauces. Pastas were not individually sauteed before serving to get sauce absorbed into the pasta, otherwise pasta sits in a puddle of sauce - which is what we got. Unappetizing to say the least. To add insult to injury, the balsamic vinegar served with the bland olive oil was bitter and rancid! Incredible! - have never had that happen either. The wine was ok.

We debated about not saying anything but we felt we should and did tell the manager who comped our meal. He was pretty horrified and clearly wanted to rectify the situation in the kitchen. I’m guessing he tasted both our pastas after we left - we left almost everything over.

Sorry North Italia - this was a one and done.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

North is a great place for any special occasion. We enjoyed the appetizers and they had a great selection of local bears. They also have a good selection of wine as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

My friends and I are from Indiana. The last time I came to your restaurant, I was with my husband and we were visiting family. I said the next time I came to AZ, I'm coming back! So, I brought my girlfriends this time! It was all wonderful and I can't wait to return!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great evening - Leah was our server - very knowledgeable and friendly. Treated us to dessert & champagne for our anniversary <3 I just Love the atmosphere at North. I always order the homemade Sangria. The pizza and salad and appetizers never disappoint. I love to people-watch so I am glad they seated us on the patio. I love Kierland and North Italia is one of my fave spots to dine.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Based on my past experience with North Italia, I eagerly looked forward to treating my sister, who was visiting from out of state, to what I mistakenly thought would be a delightful experience. We were seated outside on the patio, as I had requested. There were six millennials seated at a table next to us. They were only drinking, apparently, while everyone else was dining. They were extremely loud, to the point that my sister and I were not able to hear anything but the outrageous noise and behavior from their table. They simply did not care that they were ruining everyone’s experience with their rowdy and immature behavior. I had to make two different trips to speak to the manager for help, only to have an assistant manager finally go to their table to joke around with them! She could be heard telling them that they really wanted this rude group to stay!! She offered them a choice of tables inside as though they were deserving of such special treatment, all the while my sister and I were getting more annoyed! Then the assistant manager had the nerve to act like I didn’t have the right to say anything , and all but rolled her eyes at me! That is when I got very angry! Then they sent another manager over to apologize, but only after I informed our waiter, who was terrific, that I would not be paying for the miserable experience ....and I didn’t! My sister and I are 63 and 64 years old and we were treated this way BECAUSE we are older! Turns out that the management team was the same age bracket as the young brats causing all the trouble! In other words, the asylum was being run by the inmates! I cannot stand young adults who clearly feel they are entitled to ruin someone else’s evening!

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Birthday dinner

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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