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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/locations/tucson-az-la-encantada/

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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined a day ago

Great as only North always is........

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 (Tucson)·Dined 2 days ago

Pleasant dinner. The tables facing the parking lot get blinded by all the vehicles coming and going. Very obnoxious. Everything else was pleasant. Excellent recommendations from the waiter.

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 (Tucson)·Dined 2 days ago

As always server was friendly, knowledgeable on menu, and very helpful explaining how items on menu are made and with what ingredients. The entertainment is good and is not at a level that you cannot hear the people you are talking to. Always a pleasure to go there.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tucson)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service. Wait staff knows the menu, gives good info and feedback. Service was prompt. We were there for brunch and tried their special of the day which was a tomato, basil caprese omelette. Tasty, cheesy and not at all dry. Came with smashed potatoes which were a bit overcooked. Ordered a side of their apple wood bacon and definitely overcooked and way to crunchy and because of that couldnt taste the applewood. Desert was the best - bombolini and affogato!

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 (Tucson)·Dined 4 days ago

North Italia is one of the four restaurants at which we regularly dine because we love their food, service, and ambiance. I am vegan and gluten free, but am always able to find at least a dish or two that fits my dietary restrictions. No problems with North!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Always amazing!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

My dinner arrived wrong twice..medium rare steak was well done etc
It was empty at 4:00 & they still could not get it right.
It is usually much better.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The Bolognese pasta was delicious. The Branzini was delicious. A little loud, but we will go back with friends.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great service- thanks to Renee, who answered all our questions and gave great recommendations and fantastic food. My husband can’t stop raving about the meatballs. My favorite was the salted Carmel desert... unbelievable. Great from beginning to end!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Just really good food. We sat in a booth next to the windows and the noise level was fine. Fun atmosphere and the bruschetta with asparagus and prosciutto was amazing.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great find out in Tucson. Reminds me of meals my wife and I had out in Italy enjoying the scenery and tasting all the great food. The patio is an amazing find and plenty of spots. Aside from a couple noisy teenagers a couple tables down, it was one of the best restaurant finds we had. The good is definitely fresh and authentic, the chef’s board will give you food envy if you don’t get it, and even kids meals are perfect proportions and flavored. It definitely brings a warm, cozy feeling sitting out on the patio and with the Tucson weather I imagine it’s a great place to sit at all times of day (they have heaters out there if you get cold). All in all, five stars in my book and with a waitstaff that is extremely enjoyable and attentive it will definitely be a spot to return to!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food and drinks were delicious!!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

A fun spot to celebrate an 80th birthday. Our server, Josh, was excellent - built rapport easily, and took very good care of the birthday girl.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Service was excellent. Ambience is very nice, a little noisy but we were still able to converse. We both had pasta dishes and they were pretty good. The bread was just “meh”.

Tags: Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Everything was great! Although the open floor plan and seating is great. Some separation and privacy table selections would be nice.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

It is loud at North, but we expect that as we are regular customers. We literally dream about the truffle bread, but our was mostly charred, and very tasteless. Disappointed!

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Loud, terrible food, inexperienced wait staff, slow service. We normally like North but, this was a poor experience. We made the mst if it and had fun but it was a waste. My mussels were like pebbles in a shell covered in a weird salami, the pizza was not good and that was a first!

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We always enjoy our meals at North. The food & service are great! Vito, the manager remembers us and treats us like friends or family!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Cena con menú especial de año nuevo deliciosa.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

My wife seems to think there was wheat in the bolenais sauce. Had the runs for two days

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Appetizer came out after the main course, but the manager took it off the bill. Food is always great.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good food, good service, friendly wait people, great bread,relaxing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The past two birthdays I have, coincidentally, had the delicious squid ink mafaldine at North, so this year it seemed like a tradition that had to happen. Fortunately, the dish tasted as absolutely fabulous as I remembered. The birthday dessert was the melt-on-your-tongue salted caramel budino, presented festively with a candle but thankfully no singing. Our server, Hunter, was efficient and attentive without being annoying and had conspired with my friends to split my tab, which he handled discreetly. And he let us relax and talk (and freshened our water) long after we were done with our meal. A good choice for a fun afternoon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was great, good wine list. The desserts could be better selection.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 27, 2017

There’s comfort food and then there are comfort restaurants. We love coming here for lunch, dinner or a drink. The ambience is great and the view is even better.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Xmas eve celebration

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Called ahead of time and asked if they could accommodate my special needs of vegan and either soup or soft mashed potatoes or something blended (due to surgery) and they said, “ yes, we pride ourselves on making specialty dishes for dietary restrictions - and definitely since we aren’t too busy this afternoon!’

I take my sons for Christmas Eve lunch (2:15pm, as to miss the rush) and the waiter first says ‘we’ll come up with something for you’ and then returns to table and says ‘sorry’ the soup isn’t vegan and we don’t have mashed potatoes.. !!” So I ordered a bottle of Pellegrino and that was my Christmas Eve lunch!
Very disappointing - since I had called ahead!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I love North, took some friends who hadn't been there to celebrate my birthday, and they all loved it as well. Our waiter was terrific, our table was perfect, and the food was just GREAT. I will be back for sure, many times. I am never disappointed in that calamari appetizer with EXTRA arugula.

Tags: Vegan, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Healthy, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

My favorite restaurant love the braised shortrib great happy hour always busy many good memories. Ask for Mundo or Ryan they my fav server. I always have the apricot lemonade cocktail and love the grilled artichokes appetizer the mussels are great too and dessert I love the Italian donuts or their Nutella special

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Good food. Nice meatballs & spaghetti. Service was excellent. Ate outside, the noise level inside is so high sometimes can't hear across the table when you have 6+ people.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I've been here a fair amount of times. I love all the food, but wish that the menu would change every once in a while. We sat outside at 8:45pm with heaters and it was beautiful.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The service was great and the food was AMAZING! I highly recommend the short ribs.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our service was outstanding....the server was so friendly and just great!! The food was good too!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Casual, People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great service, very attentive staff. Liked the special cocktail.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2017

North restaurant is my favorite red in Tucson. The servi is great every time I go there.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent meal and high quality service attention from Server Valerie and manager Vito. Turned an issue into a big positive- much appreciated level of response. Will be back again soon.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastico! Vido, the manager, has done a great job at establishing high quailty food and service.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I was astounded that despite being swamped with people outside waiting, they so quickly ascertained that we had reservations and seated us within minutes. I was totally impressed, as well, that with so very many people, the waitress assigned us returned after each serving to check on us. The Branzino (fish) was grilled to perfection! The tiramiso was b far the best I've tasted...the wine selection was perfect. This is easily our new favorite special restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Had a problem with being waited on but finally cornered a waiter who took our drink order. Then the manager came over, apologized and gave us a great appetizer. From then on everything was wonderful and both server and manager checked back frequently. Food was terrific and again all worked out.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is a favorite place to dine. We like to eat outside because it can get pretty noisy indoors. The food is delicious, the service great. Everyone tries to make your dining experience exceptional. The cauliflower appetizer is awesome.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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