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  3. Distance: 1.50mi
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About North Italia – Tucson

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.

2995 E. Skyline Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 299-1600

Website:
http://www.northitaliarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
A private lot is also available.

Executive Chef:
Michael Santo

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.

North Italia – Tucson Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (43)
Special Occasion (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (39)
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Good for a Date (39)
Great for Lunch (38)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Happy Hour (31)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Bar Seating (27)
Good for Groups (27)
Fun (26)
Healthy (26)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Authentic (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Hot Spot (18)
Scenic View (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Business Meals (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
People Watching (13)
Romantic (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Quick Bite (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Cozy (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Seasonal (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Organic (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Live Sports (4)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tapas (3)
Great Beer (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

We had our pre-Thanksgiving meal here this past week. Excellent service (thanks you, Mundo) and the food was above average. NORTH has become a regular dining spot for us.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Very nice restaurant with good food and excellent service. We sat on the terrace where it was less noisy.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was very good and our server was awesome! He was attentive without being annoying and he was so sweet.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

We always have a great time at North! The food and wine and service is the best!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always tasty. Great Italian food and nice portions. They do separate checks for groups. Lots of free refills on soft drinks. Great service. Fresh food.

Inside is noisy -- all hard surfaces, but not that noisy
Outside is lovely

Favorite dish -- short ribs radicatore

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We always have a great dinner at North. The rosemary chicken is awesome and all the pastas are fabulous

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great experience as always... Great outdoor seating!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We went for Brunch and were very glad we had a reservation. The noise level was a little high and we will try the patio next time. Food was great. I tried the short rib hash for the first time and it is now my new favorite.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Liked everything about the restaurant. The food, ambiance, and the menu selections.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Alwaygo there for birthdays and friends get together. Still waiting for your beet salad to come back

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

ALWAYS GREAT, WENJOY THE FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE .
ALWAYS CONSIDER NORTH FOR LUNCH OR DINNER

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went for brunch on a Saturday that just so happened to coincide with the gelato festival. Everything was delicious as always.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

While they were very busy, they did serve great cocktails and food. Nothing was shortcut or skimped. The wait was a bit longer than we preferred, but they pulled through with great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love NORTH...always good food, good service and great wine selection...fairly priced. We have to sit outside because it is too loud inside...it is wonderful.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Casual, Great for Brunch, Live Sports
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Really enjoyable entertaining evening with our 29 yr old granddaughter who thought the place was extra special !

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food took a very very long time to arrive. Manager had to
Come and apologize. We ordered a happy hour pizza and spaghetti and meatballs. Nothing too complex. Ambiance is lovely. Patio is very comfortable and nice. Eating inside can get very loud so we prefer outdoor seating always.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We’ve been fans since the inception, but the price to portion ratio continues its unfortunate decline. $25 for 2 & 1/2 scallops? Please...

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We have been to North numerous times and it always is great! Great food, great service!
Another Fox-concept that really, really works.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (Tucson)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The service was slow but the food good. Not great but good food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I Love love love this place!! It is our favorite. Vito and team are incredible - well trained and coached. Food is incredible with amazing flavors. Our go to place - will go back there in 5 days for my birthday!!!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Fun, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I love North, enjoyed brunch yesterday. There was a slight service glitch, but the server adjusted the check without being asked and managed it discreetly, so none of my guests were aware. I will return again because the quality of the food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food as always we very good service was excellent.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Return visit a hit!
We hadn’t been to North for several years because we don’t like how noisy it is, but this time the weather was perfect so we sat outside. What a lovely patio! Our server, Chase, was top notch. Our drinks, the Quiet Italian Gentleman, were tasty. We requested they be served up rather than on the rocks as they usually are served. No problem. The Pig pizza and pasta with bolognese sauce were delicious. The pizza had a very crisp crust. The pasta was very rich. We won’t wait so long to go back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My favourite place in Tucson to have dinner with family or friends (not for kids)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I have been to North before and was very impressed with the food. This visit, the salad was very good but I found the entree not as good as I had before. The pasta was cold and there was not very much chicken or greens in it as I remembered . It was mostly pasta. My friend enjoyed her entree very much. I also found the prices much too high for lunch.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We think this is the best Italian restaurant in Tucson. One word of caution it is extremely noisy inside the restaurant. There is an extensive and lovely patio with great views which I would highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

I had a salad with added calamari
It was just awesome
The sangria also - amazing

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

This was a special occasion for us and the staff really made it memorable for us.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very accommodating for a special occasion. Good, but very slow service.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service was a little slow but otherwise good. Food was good but portions were small for the price. Wine prices are about 3-4X retail. I don't like paying $40++ for a $10 bottle of wine. Overall, a little disappointed for a Fox restaurant.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Anniversary dinner

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our dining experience was disappointing as it took almost an hour to get our main entre. This always seems to be the case lately. The manager did treat us to a chef's board because we were on a date night, however, it was still disappointing to have to sit and wait for the main entre. Also, when we were served, the pasta dish was very dry. However, at that point we didn't want to wait for a redo. There was also a server change and we were not advised about the change. At one point we wondered who was actually helping us. For the price of our meal - very disappointing. We will not be returning anytime soon.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great service, delicious food, beautiful decor, and fantastic view!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We had the most amazing service . The food was fabulous but Kierra took it over the top.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

I made a reservation for two several weeks in advance. Upon getting to the restaurant, I checked in with the hostess and explained that we had a reservation and she said we'd be seated in just a moment. We waited for nearly twenty minutes before being seated at a table next to a family (parents with their adult child) having an extremely loud and profane argument that lasted for our entire meal. The food was delicious and our waitress was wonderful (and even comped our dessert due to family next to us) but to be honest, the long wait despite our reservation and the screaming next to us really put a damper on the whole experience.

I would have told the people next to us to pipe down but they seriously looked like they were on the verge of having a family fist fight and I figured if I said anything it would only cause an even bigger scene. I wish the North staff had simply kicked them out. If you want to have a screaming match with your loved ones, you can do it at home.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were visiting for family weekend at University of Arizona. Melissa was our waitress and Angie the manager. This is the best Italian restaurant we have ever been at. Once we walked in, we were greeted with this awesome atmosphere! The restaurant looked fabulous. Then we were greeted by Angie and Melissa and they both took care of us! They were an 11 on a scale of 1 to 10! So courteous and respectful and their recommendations on appetizers, main courses, wines, and desserts were perfect!!! We loved it and cannot wait to return to Tucson and come again. Our son, Alec, is bringing his visiting friend next weekend here. He already has the reservation. What an awesome nite!!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent service, energetic atmosphere and good food.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our reservation was at 9pm....arrived promptly....we were seated at 9:35. Our table consisted of two round double tops pushed together and crammed on the patio. Waiter arrived around 9:45 and brought drinks at 9:55....we ordered then and didnt see our food until 10:55! The food was cold and the waiter apologized that it was Parents night at the local university and they were overwhelmed. I suggest a new Manager who can handle a crowded evening....they comped our dinner but hardly worth the effort. For the record there were numerous disgruntled tables around us suffering from the same lack of attention. Oh, I forgot that for all subsequent wine glasses I had to order directly from the bar because our waiter was MIA for at least an hour.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The salmon plate was excellent, along with the service and promptness. Only 1 suggestion; The Pig pizza was too salty, could barely finish one piece. Thanks for paying attention to customer feedback.

MM

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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