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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

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (42)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Fun (33)
Good for Groups (31)
Bar Seating (30)
Great for Lunch (29)
Worth the Drive (29)
Authentic (28)
Happy Hour (28)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Comfort Food (26)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Hot Spot (20)
Scenic View (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Business Meals (16)
People Watching (16)
Romantic (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Cozy (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Healthy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Kid-friendly (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Seasonal (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Live Sports (3)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

Great as usual

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Arincini , Burrata, meatballs, roasted vegetable salad, grilled artichoke, chicken parmigiana and salted Carmel boudino . Omg delicious

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine day with a restricted menu. But the choices superb from apps entree to dessert. Our server Ashley was terrific

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·Dined 5 days ago

Food was amazing. Drinks were super late but were comped. Good management decision. Waitress was great, good personality

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Not worth $140 and our time.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Food is made from scratch, including Italian bread, elderberry aperitif is balanced and refreshing, Ryan our waiter knew how to chat us up with grace. Our entrees were flavorful and simply prepared, allowing the foods to speak for themselves.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

We've been to North several times and it has yet to disappoint. We love the freshness, quality and presentation. The service is always excellent.

I think the pricing is a bit high, but consistent with the area.

Will go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service. Somewhat noisy. Fixed menu for Valentine's Day was overpriced based on the number of selections available.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Muy rico , es garantía comer ahí ! Recomendado

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Disappointed with a couple of things today. The pizza that was served to us was not hot it was Luke warm. I would have told the waitress but she asked me how our food was before we started eating the pizza then we didn’t see her again until we were finished eating.

We had annoying flies at our table which I told her about at the end, because when we first got our food they hadn’t appeared until we started eating.

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vip
 (Boise)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a lovely Valentines lunch. Food was great and service wonderful.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Although the staff tried to make up for a bad beginning with some efforts, their overall effort fell very short.

We wanted a table inside, but nothing was available except high tops. Only regular tables were outside. With our Open Table reservation (I am not sure they really like you. ) We asked to be seated by a heater. We were not. Only after going to my car and getting a jacket and telling the hostess that we were not seated by a heater, we finally got one. Our server was nice, but after ordering cocktails and appetizers, we finished our appetizers before our drinks arrived. My spouse's entrée was overcooked and we told the server. The manager came and offered to cook it again and we said no because the dinner had gone on too long at that point. We haven't been to North in four years and decided to give it a chance to impress us. We won't be coming back and we will tell our friends about our very bad experience.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Tucson)·Dined 7 days ago

I love fish and so have orderer Bronzino each of the three times I have eaten at North. This time there were lass vegetables, less sauce and the fish was not as fresh or had been microwaved or something...the texture was mealy. Robert, as well, thought his scallop dish to be unremarkable. Maybe we were late for the kitchen in that we arrived at 8:45 on a Monday evening...

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Great service. The patio is lovely and a little quieter. Happy hour is a great deal. Nice for a friend's lunch together.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

NoRth Italia is one our favorite restaurants in Tucson. Great food and excellent service. My wife is Italian and very picky about Italian food, but she loves NoRth. It is a little pricey, but well worth it. Vito, the manager ensures a well cooked, enjoyable meal.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Brought two out of state guests. Our server, Judy, is the greatest!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great brunch! Really enjoyed the great coffee! Our water was so responsive! We had the short rob hash, the beef was so tinder you could cut it with a fork. Very large portion, should have shared! This is a place that they would not charge to do so! Can’t really say enough about this place...loved it!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Once again early reservation poor seating. This has happened the last 5 times here. This is my opinion because it happens to us almost every where we go. The young attractive hostesses seam to not care much for seniors. On time and made to wait 10 minutes while they put our table together with 50 tables open and the one they chose for us was not touched, high traffic area, very tiny table for a big man, no room for food, and probably the least decent table in the restaurant. Over the next 40 minutes 5 more older couples were brought next to us and they all passed. It's the graying of America and we are no longer getting any respect because of our age.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

North is a great place to eat. The service is always top-notch, the food is mouth-watering, and the ambience is fun-filled. Fresh ingredients and innovative combinations result in healthy and delicious entrees. It's always fun to watch the food preparation at the prep table and we enjoy being served by the knowledgeable wait staff.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a wonderful time with great service and fantastic food. We started with the burrata and would highly recommend it! We then had roasted chicken, short rib pasta and pesto pasta - all excellent! Only hiccup was wine we picked they were out of but they offered alternatives.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Quality of food very uneven. My wife even became sick later after eating calamari. My pasta dish very ordinary and overpriced. We were first time visitors and felt it was not of the quality we were expecting

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Tried North for Happy Hour on Sunday afternoon. Had several things going for it:
1] HH available on Sundays
2] Able to sit outside [and away from usual noise--a problem for North]
3] Three of us had a nice array of choices from HH menu [but a few more would be welcome]
4] Special bargain: meat/cheese board plus bottle of wine for $20
5] Good food, good service, lovely surroundings for a modest sum --about $15/pp.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very reliable basic Italian- hard to find in Tucson. Elegant without being stuffy. Good wait staff; good wine list. Nice ambience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Absolutely outstanding service—one of the most knowledgeable servers we have ever had. Really knew his food and beverages. The food was good though not outstanding, except for the kale salad which was wonderful. The squid ink pasta with seafood was not very hot and the chicken pesto pasta was oversauced and too lemony for my taste. Huge servings. We split the salad and only ate half of each main dish.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 28, 2018

An excellent restaurant experience...great food, superb wait staff, we were served by Georgia. The atmosphere is conducive to all occasions. We will return for another dining experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great service and food. We’ll be back

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Nice lunch/brunch on Sunday with old friends....good experience.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I have been a long time customer of North. That's why I selected it to be an surprise engagement celebration brunch for my daughter with my girlfriends....An ultimate disaster and an embarrassment!!!! I had secured a reservation and called ahead for a bottle of champagne to have at the table ready when we arrived which they did. However, upon our arrival, after 20 minutes of waiting, I had to get up from my seat and flag down a server asking who is our server? She approached our table and said no this wasn't her table (mind you our bottle of pre-ordered champagne, was waiting to be opened but she moved along without opening it) I was so tempted to just open the bottle myself! until finally "our" server arrived and asked if we were ready for champagne???? No apology for his 20+ minutes of delay....never introduced himself, but asked my daughter if he was getting an invitation to the wedding! Champagne poured. Waited and waited, and waited until he came back again to take an order. We ordered a board and a bottle of wine...waited, and waited for our board, until once again I had to approach a manager, when quickly the server came at the same time to tell me our ticket was lost and the order was not placed. Finally got the board, but waited, and waited for that bottle of wine in which I had to once again get up and ask the bartenders for our bottle! Finally got our bottle in and we ordered our meals. Upon arrival, one of my guest's dish selection was wrong. Because we had been there now 1 1/2 hours now, she took the incorrect dish. North did make it right by comping her meal. We never saw our server again throughout our meal. We all had empty waters and we were never offered another glass of wine. Mind you there was 6 of us with one bottle of wine in 1 1/2 hrs! Once again, I had to get up and ask someone to bring us our check. Once receiving it, had to wait another 15 minutes until he collected it. WORST SERVICE EVER! I was embarrassed!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Chase, our waiter, was awesome! So knowledgeable. The only downside were the zuci chips , which all the employees raved about. Mediocre at best. They were crumbs rather than slices of zucchini. Otherwise, delicious!!

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·Dined on January 27, 2018

We come here almost weekly it is truly one of our favorites for the service and the food

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Celebrated 3 birthdays amongst the four of us.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very lively, good food. Can get very busy. Service was slow which is understandable given the crowd. But I did not appreciate the lady manager’s hint of “finishing up” and pushing us out when we ourselves waited a while to get served! Not nice.

You should be nicer to your customers.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Eccellente! We dined at North for our son's 21st birthday. We sat outside around a fire pit (inside was noisy and outside was not...we just heard a singer at another restaurant with his guitar, but we could all hear each other). The service was terrific! The food was delicious. We ordered the calamari appetizer, which came on top of a delicious salad and the prosciutto pizza for the table. My husband and I split the seasonal salad, which had squash, cauliflower, dates, faro, kale, radicchio, pecorino cheese and pistachios with a really nice vinaigrette. One son ordered, the chicken parmesan (I didn't taste it , but he thought it was great), the other ordered the pesto pasta, which I did taste and it was lovely (the pesto was really done well...not too heavy). My husband ordered the pasta bolognese and he didn't leave a drop and I ordered the scallops, which came on top of risotto, which surprisingly was not overcooked. We ordered a trio of deserts, I loved the hazelnut torta. I didn't care for the tiramisu which was more like a pudding than a tiramisu or the bombolini, but the guys didn't leave a drop of the latter. I am now craving that seasonal salad today...and did I mention that the service was terrific.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Fantastic food and fantastic service! Every time we've dined at North we've enjoyed our meals as well as the service! The wait staff is exceptional! Highly recommend North!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

First time, found this online, and a wonderful evening. Excellent food, unobtrusive service, casual atmosphere.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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

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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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 on January 21, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always great service, food, and atmosphere. I feel comfortable going by myself. Friendly staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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