North Italia – Tucson

4.5
1977 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Sat - Sun 10am - 3pm

Lunch:
Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm

Mid Day:
Daily 3pm - 5pm

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

Dinner:
Sun – Thu 5pm to 10pm
Fri – Sat 5pm to 11pm
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Phone number
(520) 299-1600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Santo
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
A private lot is also available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Guests up to 28 may gather in our intimate private dining room or host a reception for up to 50. North offers restaurant buy-outs which can host up to 200 guests for a reception and up to 115 guests seated.

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What 1977 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

thumbs all the way up. wife and i were very pleased

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LW
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good, but took a while to get. The manager came by to apologize and comped desert. Enjoyable experience and the fact that 2 large parties came in certainly impacted the kitchen. We would come back again!

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Fish was undercooked. Very loud

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JP
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We charge our Tesla at the mall. When visiting we like to eat here while charging when in town.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was very delay we order a appetizer n never came till I ask about it the waitress admitted to have taken it to the wrong table, they made us another one n came after a while of waitting. The food cane cold I hate cold food I hardly took a bite.
I have to say thiia was my second time there n the same waitress brought us rhe wrong soup n again she apologized but even after acknowledging an error they alwayss put the food on the ticket.
I was taking a guest n didn’t want make a big stun issue but I don’t think they know how to compensate their mistakes. horrible service. Very very disay

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing, from start to finish! We held our wedding dinner here last year and we came back to celebrate our first anniversary this evening. The service is top notch, the food is divine and the team at North is exceptional!! Above and beyond!

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M
Tahoe
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We ordered the salmon and it came out hot and cooked just right. We also enjoyed the calamari as well. Would definitely return next time in the near future.

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K
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The meal was great and our server was outstanding. Only problem was we couldn't hear each talk. Too noisy.

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LC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

The noise level was unbearable. We could barely hear our server. They asked if we would like bread for the table which we told them would be nice. The bread and butter arrived, but no bread plates. We grabbed a server and were told the dishwashers were not keeping up and none were available. Since we didn't want to eat without plates, they brought us dinner size plates. The whole evening was annoying!

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DN
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

I was there for a date we had a reservation they settee us outside. Witch was not so bad but they put us was a party that was going on. We saw are waiter 2 time to take our drink order and our food order. Never saw them again we waited for an 1 1/3 house no drinks no follow up to see if we needed any thing. We had people sitting at our table part of the party that was going on. We heard conversation about inappropriate language and people’s private parts. Not an conversation for a dinner date. After 2 hours on no waiter and no bill I got up and went to find a manager to get my bill so we can get out. They did apologize and cover our bill but I will not be returning

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EH
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

NOT GOOD-NOISE LEVEL WAS VERY HIGH
VERY GOOD-SERVER EFFICIENT ATTENTIVE ENGAGING
AVERAGE-FOOD WAS NOT PARTICULARLY SPECIAL; MY GUESS IS THAT THE KITCHEN IS INTO QUICK ORDER DELIVERY AND NOT QUALITY
VERY GOOD-BAR SERVICE IS SPEEDY AND WELL DONE EVEN ON COMPLICATED MIXED DRINKS

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V
Tucson
138 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service.

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S
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service wasn’t as good as their usual excellent standard unfortunately.
Also had to wait along time for our food - which was cold when we received it.

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G
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time at North. Love Vito and Angie. Wait staff great and food fabulous.

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S
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went out with friends. Had to sit outside (pleasant with misters) due to noise inside. Food selection was excellent as was quality of food. We had 25% discount tickets which made the meal an extremely good value. Service was very slow, not sure of reason. But, will be going back again.

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A
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal at North after a summer away. Great!!

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OT
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We came to North for the holiday special but the food was not as good as usual. My husbands bolognese was dry and the pasta was undercooked not ala dente but hard and dry. My meatball sandwich was over cooked and the bread was burned on the outside and raw in the middle. The farmers chopped salad had little salami and was swimming in dressing not as good as it used to be. The waitress was good but the food was disappointing. I doubt we will make the 20 + mile drive again

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G
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my most favorite restaurant to dine at in Tucson. They have exceptional customer service and a team concept when it comes to ensuring a perfect guest experience. Their food is always phenomenal.

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VC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Server was slow. Food was good! Atmosphere was pleasant.. on the noisy side. Overall a good experience.

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JH
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great date night dinner at North. They always have a great wine list new selections all the time servers and managers always very friendly, professional

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vito the general manager never fails to amaze us. We pay close attention to the way he is with his staff and customers, and he is wonderful. We celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary September 1 and the waitress as well as Vito made it so special. Forever customers!

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FF
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful late (2PM) at North. Can’t wait to return!

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F
Tucson
379 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have had many delightful lunches here and today was no exception. Seems to me that the spaghetti and meatballs have gotten better than ever.....delicious sauce and meat balls. It's now a tough choice between this and the pasta bolognese which is always great. My wife loves the salads here and today added shrimp, which she said was excellent. Really good food and service!

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SC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food with great service in a special setting .

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KA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every year we come to Tucson for my birthday and this is our number one spot. We discovered it in Houston and have been coming ever since. It holds a special places in our hearts.

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L
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Service is always excellent. I love this restaurant!

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TF
Tucson
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

North Italia is an upscale chain restaurant that is located in Tucson's only high-end shopping area. It gets steady business, along with the two other places on the same side of the center. It is quite popular especially for lunches and the service is always excellent. They have some of the most attractive and charming young wait staff in the city! Food is uniformly good, although I felt my chopped chicken salad was on the smallish side. Their Bucca chips are always a hit. It has a strong positive reputation in the city and should have many more years of success.

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k
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I heard so many good things about North. We had an awful experience. The service was horrible. It took forever to get our order taken and then a long time before food came out. Also, my meal was came first and then 10 minutes later the rest of the table. It then took another 15 minutes between the time I gave the server the check and when I get my change.

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MM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great menu choices, casual to unique! Informal but up scale!!

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R
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate at North Italia with friends for my wife’s birthday. Everything was very good and our server was excellent. A little noisy but a fun vibrant spot.

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D
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We go to North often. It is one of our favorite places!
Food is great & the service is exceptional.

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CW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Normally we have great service here but this night was awful. Took an hour to get our food!!!
I was disappointed because we have been there at least a dozen times and never had this issue.

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f
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time. Very good food and service was fantastic and friendly. Will definitely go back!

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s
Tucson
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Great place for happy hour and getting together with friends. Wonderful atmosphere. Food and drink is pretty good. Service is terrible! The servers are generally pretty nice, however they have too many tables to wait on therefore making service poor. Not their fault, but the fault of management. They need more servers to tend to customers during busy hours!

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PS
Tucson
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The location and atmosphere at North were very nice. The hamburger was delicious and the service was outstanding.

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LG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

There were very few people in the restaurant, yet the service was awful. Took a long time to get bread, and even longer to get our entrees. The salad was bitter, as was the tortellini sauce. Very disappointed for the price!!

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S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent night out - great food & drinks. Really great staff - always ready to help

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DK
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and the service are always very good. Donuts with lemon curd is the best. Coffee could be a little stronger, for my taste

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LK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

We eat at North at least once a week with always enjoying a great meal. We dined this week on both Friday evening & Saturday afternoon. My husbands meal was great however I had the steak with a marsala wine & mushroom with onion on it. It was horrible the sauce was so thick it was like carmel sauce. With it getting even more hard as it cooled. I scraped it off the steak with didn't help. Waitress did take back to kitchen since she couldn't believe how thick and sticky the sauce was. Kitchen scraped sauce off the steak put back on grill. By this time being cooked more made the sauce well done. I did eat the steak since when brought back. However I don't feel the waitress should take blame for the poor cooking of the sauce. The manager should have came out to talk to us about what issues we had. We love North but this issue should never happen. I should have taken pictures of the sauce so that you could see how thick it was. Literally when I raised my fork from sauce it would string up like taffy. Shame on manager for not taking the time to talk with customers who dine every week.

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AR
Dallas
129 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A consistent performer. Free made pasta always pleases and apps like the roasted cauliflower and flash fried calamari are excellent. Special shout out to the squid ink pasta with shrimp and calamari. Delicious. Wine list is OK with enough selections.

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