North Italia – Tucson

4.6
3447 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3447 people are saying
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JaneC
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was wonderful as always but the food quality seems to be slipping. I am a fan and like to entertain because of the outdoor seating but the bugs were too much, not your fault.

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BrendaG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was busy last time we came, but food is always great. Didn't love the calamari, but everything else was awesome. Love the environment & they have a great happy hour.

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Tanya
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience4

When a customer selects a bottle of wine, don’t try to talk him into selecting a different bottle … especially when restaurant marks his selection with high marks… the Pinot Noir XIV. Make sure customer’s water glasses are filled. And of all things submit order in a timely manner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food/ambiance was very good except for I had to get up to ask the host for the table to be bussed and had to ask again for them to clear away dishes when they brought dessert spoons before dessert arrived, most annoyingly, I had to hand the runner or busser my dishes. He should have walked over and done it himself. That was underwhelming. The busser was busy setting tables for the next day but there was no one being seated today. I was there yesterday as well and didn’t have to bus my own table. Hmm

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vipCorinne
Tucson
53 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2 birthdays and there were 6 of us. Great service and food

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joycew
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Slow service. I was finished my entree before my companion got his. Calamari was greasy and soggy. Very disappointing. Eating out is a different experience now.

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vipDavidW
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. We were seated right away and the service was professional. The food was outstanding starting with the fantastic oil and bread followed by a delicious arugula salad and the grilled salmon that melted in my mouth. Highly recommended.

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Haley
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere! The host and server were so genuine and pleasant!

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RickB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy food and desserts. Nice assortment of wines. I would have liked a more comfortable chair though.

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Gayle
Tucson
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW we hadn't been to North Italia in quite some time, given the pandemic and all. Our friend was celebrating her birthday and chose North to celebrate. We sat on the patio, arriving about 545 Friday evening. The place was bustling. That however did not negatively impact any part of our evening. Our waitress, Madison, was one sharp cookie. She steered us to a fabulous wine and then made suggestions on entree options that it would compliment. She was very well versed in the wine selection, origin, etc. Training - Well done! She didn't rush us and we lingered over the best calamari we've ever had (no exaggeration) and burrata, squash and apple dish. The burrata was a bit salty but none the less, delicious. Our entrees included the short rib dinner, short rib pasta dinner and amazing Branzino. The food, service and outdoor dining was a superb experience. We will return very soon - we all want to order the Branzino!

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Mcdeb
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We had a wonderful night. I would recommend it thoroughly.

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VickiK
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and our waiter were terrific. We ordered three dishes and used them for a family-style meal. The Farm Market appetizer was particularly tasty!

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Whenever I am in Tucson I visit North Italia. I have tried about everything on the menu and it's all great.

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vipSassy
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wildcats Family weekend !

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vipJosephR
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great waiter, enjoy this place!

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luvnewplaces
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant and it was a really good experience for us.

We really enjoyed the pasta dishes we selected and felt we got good value

Our server was exceptional and added to the positivity

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vipKirky
San Diego
128 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our brunch - service and food preparation both exceeded our lofty expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday celebration, like always North came through with their service and delicious food.

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Westncats
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Italian Farm salad. Absolutely the best. Sean was attentive to our needs.

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AmyZ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Ernesto was the worst waiter I’ve ever had at North. Very disappointing.

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ElizabethL
Tucson
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It’s too bad. North Italia used to be a favorite of mine but this experience was not good at all and I won’t go back again. The food was mediocre at best and way overpriced. The service was extremely slow. And there was a large white rat running back & forth past our table from an outside cart to the bushes. We told our server about it and he laughed and said he thought he saw that rat last week. I took my daughter here for a nice dinner as she was visiting me from out of town. It was a very unpleasant experience and I will not recommend North Italia to anyone.

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vipagbcpa
Baltimore
87 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is always good the service is almost always choppy. Still good experience overall

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch with friends. Food and service were excellent as usual.

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AmyZ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was fabulous. I feel
As of I’m out of town when eating at North. Love the atmosphere

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vipFrequentdiner
Phoenix
104 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Took half an hour for a server to come to our table . Food was skimpy and I asked for salmon to be well cooked and it was raw inside. I had an hour to get back to work in la encantada and barely made it. I would not recommend it.

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GLJ11
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, calamari was great overall Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely attentive servers and delicious food as always!

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TimothyJ
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Upon our arrival, the host was very friendly, our server was prompt and made great suggestions.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food was mediocre at best. The service was terrible. Arizona doesn’t have a mask mandate but the people cooking were wearing masks, the manager that came to speak to us wasn’t wearing a mask, and when the waitress brought olive oil on a plate she dipped her entire finger (with long gross nails) into it and then gave it to us. I was so disgusted I couldn’t eat my food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best experience at dinner and lunch both. I've been there multiple times and they never let me down. the service is great the food is great it's always clean I highly recommend it

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Troy
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was good but kitchen was slow. Food was very good except chef’s interpretation of calamari was bland. Hazelnut torts was as good as it gets!

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vipJohn
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent as usual. Our entrees did not come out together, so half the table watched as our food cooled waiting for the rest to arrive.

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I had the wagu shirt steak, very dry and the side was very runny had to ask for a spoon over priced. They need to take that off there menu to keep there high-quality

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vipUptownDiner
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food…. Hip crowd. Really loud.

Service was a bit slow.

Always a go to for special occasions.

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SLJT
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really astounding that this restaurant is a chain - the food is FRESH and FABULOUS, not to mention a robust Italian wine selection. Service is always great.

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RandyM
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We loved everything but the bolognese. It didn’t have the richness we expected from cooking eight hours. The tagliatelle also was a bit chewy. Overall, we will give them another try.

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vipFood4thought
Phoenix
67 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve enjoyed North before, but this had to be the best! It all starts with the server. Wow—Maddi was amazing. She counseled my husband through his beer choice and, even after he chose, came back with more input from the bartender and others. Beyond that, though, I saw how she managed the table next to us. She was so amazing with these indecisive and somewhat demanding (I don’t mean this in a negative way) customers, that I felt I had to tell her how impressed I was. She brought multiple tastes of wine to them to help with their choice, recited what they could have read in the menu (after getting a positive response to ‘do you have glute-free pasta, they asked what sauces were available, for example). All that, and she was still super-engaged with us and her other customers.

And the food…. We had the veggie board, shrimp scampi and calamari salad. All delicious and all a bit different from everyone else’s similar items.

We plan to come back more often…and will always ask for Maddi!

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QueenBun
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I come here often. This is the first time the hosts had trouble finding my Open Table reservation, but we were seated outdoors on the patio anyway. Maybe this was a by-product of the outdoor seating, but the burgers apparently were not hot, according to my companions. My bruschetta was, and very tasty too. I want to shout out our waiter, Shawn, who was attentive and helpful, and informed me that salads were available in half portions. Portions tend to be generous here, so this is info to store for the future. The service here has been consistently fine, even on busy days, and I wish to underline this. This is one of the nicer patio experiences to be had for cautious people. I'll be back.

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Tari
Phoenix
17 reviews