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North Italia - Austin 2nd Street

4.6
4.6
1277 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 777-5062

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Handmade pasta? That's amore!

    $65.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    We are now accepting reservations for our 3-course, Valentine's Day prix-fixe dinner. Celebrate with cheers-worthy cocktails, your favorite house specialties, and brand-new special features! Please note we are NOT serving our a la carte menu this evening. Menu availability, capacity and hours may vary.

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What 1,277 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. BR

    BrianR

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Katie was incredible!! Great, super-friendly service, fantastic recommendations…she made the experience great.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food and pleasant environment
  3. E

    Elizabeth

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food, great service and had a great time.
  4. N

    Ncst8grrl

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and loved the ambiance!
  5. AT

    AmillerTX

    Dallas

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, outstanding food and service.
  6. KG

    KevinG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Squid ink pasta was really good, but my wife didn't love the calamari or arancini. Service took a really long time, seated @ 8 pm on a Sunday
  7. CD

    ChrisD

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    This place has gone way downhill. Service was good but food was cold and poor quality.
  8. d

    deltadiva

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, and amazing food!
  9. RS

    RileyS

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They never disappoint. Expectations were not high as they have many locations, which often means restaurants are low on quality for the sake of scale, but we have nothing but good things to say about North Italia. So many of their dishes are great!
  10. a

    angelc

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Has really gone down hill over the past couple years
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff very attentive, super friendly and energetic food was amazing and the wine selection was amazing!
  12. CL

    CarinL

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Edith and she made our evening very enjoyable! Very attentive and helpful. Our meal came quickly and was delicious! Still one of my favorite restaurants!
  13. AG

    AustinGwen

    Austin

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Pretty bad waitstaff. Couldn't answer basic questions about wine by the glass nor GF options. VERY slow and inattentive. The type who acts as though they're doing you a favor by just stopping by the table. One cold entree, one overcooked entree, one good entree.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    The food was absolutely amazing as usual! The server really ruined the whole date as he was extremely rude since the minute he walked over to the table. We were in the middle of discussing which appetizer to get and he interrupted the conversation as if we weren’t talking. He spoke down to us which was a bit rude. I am huge fan of north Italia but after this not sure if I will dine in again.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The waiter was not friendly and my chicken fritta had pink in it like it was under cooked
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our table had 5 entrees which were all great tasting but my bolognese was not very hot. Just barely warm. Also I ordered a drink after the entrees arrived and it wasn’t delivered to the table until we were all almost done with our meals.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A great meal. Some miscommunication about coffee and cream initially but server was very attentive and helpful. All three salads were tasty. As always, the lemon donuts are delicious.
  18. BM

    BradM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at North Italia. I was impressed with the restaurant. The food was delicious (I ordered the Squid Ink Torennali(sp?), the atmosphere was relaxed, the service was great, and I was at ease. Both my guest and I had a relaxing dinner.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food took a little while to come out but other than that, everything was great
  20. Z

    Zlovesfood

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant! The food never disappoints, the menu is varied, the ambiance is excellent and the staff is friendly. The prices are reasonable and the location is great, very close to garages where you can park your car conveniently.
  21. BC

    BeverlyC

    Amarillo

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Terrible service. Layout and noise of restaurant is bad. Food was ok
  22. B

    Bill

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Server neglected our table and didn’t even bother to check on us nor fill our drinks.
  23. T

    Tortuga

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food options
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Food took hours and tasted like rubber
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    This was a disappointing experience for us at North Italia. Our party of 2 couldn't get seated until 30mn after our reservation. One vegetable dish was undercooked. We asked to get our dessert to go, and it took forever to come. Can easily assume that the order wasn't put in the first time. We didn't check on them until later, but we didn't got what we ordered. Definitely not the best start for new year's eve, and I was used to much better service from that restaurant.
  26. e

    espy

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice early dinner out with friends!
  27. D

    Dale

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed another great meal at this location. The food is much better than the one in The Domain. I had the Cacio e Pepe pizza which was pretty good and my wife had the gluten free bolognese, which she usually really likes but the pasta was not as good a texture as usual. Our daughter had the salmon and really enjoyed it. The carpaccio was a little different that usual also but still good. The pesto sauce on the meat seemed to have a mustard base which was not to everyone’s liking. We preferred it the old way. We were concerned that being bought by The Cheesecake Factory was going to have a negative effect on the quality of the food but so far this location and the one in Houston have held on. Hope it stays that way.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I always go there and it’s pretty good but yesterday, I made a reservation for an outside table (because I was going with my dogs), and when I got there they said they are not taking reservations for that day and they are not sitting the patio. I would have been nice for them to give me call and say that, instead, I just waste my time driving there and had to change my plans at the last minute.
  29. v

    vcr845

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always awesome. My family dines at this location every year as part of our holiday tradition. We love the quality of the food, the service and of course...being in the stunning 2nd Street District doesn't hurt.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    North Italia is usually one of our favorites. Last night they missed a beat (actually too beats)...We were a little concerned because we were at the North Italia - 2nd Street Austin...we usually go to the one in The Domain. However, by the end of our meal, the staff had made up for the problems. Good recovery, thank you.
  31. HU

    HUMBERTOA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent drinks and food. Service very on point from the greeters to the servers. Love the ambiance.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! It was a delicious experience without pretension.
  33. FX

    FoodieX4

    Austin

    120 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun lunch as always. Good service. The arrancini could have been warmer. It was a cold day, not many lunch diners. Food felt like it had been sitting under hot lamps for a while. The server brought warm sauce which made it better. My friend loved their soup of the day, hit the spot on a cold day she said. We come here often, good neighborhood spot
  34. AW

    AnaW

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Waitperson clearly not well trained. Took 28 minutes for food to come out, and, when it did, it was cold. We had to repeatedly ask for refills, the check, to go box, etc.
  35. TJ

    TrevorJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    We originally ordered two pasta dishes. The dishes came out fast but when we tasted it the pasta was very dry and tough, as if it wasn’t cooked for long enough because they were trying to rush it out. We sent one of the dishes back and got a new pasta and had the same exact issue. Overall we were very disappointed with all of the pasta dishes since they were rushed out of the kitchen and weren’t cooked fully.
  36. JD

    JessicaD

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the bartender Kyvon was wonderful! Made great drinks and was really fun to chat with!
  37. FF

    FunkyFuturist

    Austin

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As USA TODAY's First Road Warrior of the Year, I travel a lot. Last weekend, we were celebrating our 13th Anniversary and found ourselves in downtown Austin. There, on OpenTable, we discovered a wonderful restaurant that delivered the light meal we were looking for. We both ordered the Butternut Squash Soup, which was delicious. We followed that with a shared Farmer's Market Board. It was perfect. But afterward came a very pleasant surprise: North Italia gifted us with an order of their Bombolinis, beignet donuts filled with lemon curd---a simply delicious end to a lovely meal. This will certainly not be our last visit to North Italia. Thank you, North Italia for your kind gift. It was much appreciated!
  38. R

    Reviewer

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was fantastic! Ordered the bolognese which is their house specialty, and was not disappointed. Noodles were cooked to perfection, the dish was very flavorful and tasted excellent. Will definitely return for the great ambiance and great service from the waitstaff.
  39. AA

    AndreaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing spot for a DT lunch. The service was excellent and the food was amazing.
  40. T

    Torigee

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We went on a Sunday for lunch, and they had ran out of food in the kitchen. Only certain meals were available and our server had a list of how many ‘servings’ were left….! So we were eating re-heated pasta toppings…..! Then, they bought our entree out before the appetizers….we sent the food back. Then half way through our appetizers (with no room on the table) a different kitchen person tried to bring us back out the kept warm pastas…..! Our server was very embarrassed, yet nothing was taken off our bill!!!….. Won’t be going back.

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North Italia - Austin 2nd Street is rated 4.6 stars by 1277 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for North Italia - Austin 2nd Street

500 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Nueces St

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Takeout

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