North Italia - Austin 2nd Street

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$30 and under
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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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JB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent pasta! Would have liked some plain old Italian bread to go with it, but they only had grilled bread as a purchase option and that was not terrific.

s
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

I have been to this location a few times so it was a top pick for my mom's birthday. We were disappointed that the food came out almost room temperature for a few of the party, including my mom's, but it was still tasty.

The other odd issue was that the servers seemed frantic and we kept having the hostess staff walk by eyeing the table with a tablet in hand as if they were gauging when we would be done. It seemed intrusive and made everyone uneasy as if they were rushing us through our meal. Overall everyone enjoyed the food, but it was not as relaxing and enjoyable as it could have been.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Had a good lunch with my son. The food was a bit pricy and portions a bit light but a good vibe and atmosphere.

DW
Houston
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Went for dinner on a busy Friday night and thought food was just average. Pizza was a little soggy and my daughter's pasta was just average. Ridiculous that you don't automatically get bread either at the table.

A
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and sitting outside! Great healthy choices!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Only complaint is that it was too hot in the space.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

I had the pig pizza it was so soggy in the middle all the toppings fell off. For 14 I deserve a good pizza especially if it's the size of a small pizza. Wtf what a RIP off

ST
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was slow and server was not attentive. Food was good.

LH
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cam was our server and made several fantastic recommendations. He really went above and beyond to make our experience great. Wonderful food, we can’t wait to come back.

OT
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Very good service and good appetizers but was very disappointed with the pizza. Not sure I will go back.

D
London
120 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was fantastic (thank you Carrington); food everything we expected, great wine list. So, all good, but the prices are a little toppy.

GC
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love North Italia and try to dine there whenever we are in Austin, Texas!

MS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both wonderful. nice assortment on the menu. Street noise will be an issue with any outdoor dining in the Austin downtown area.

a
Tampa
39 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the downtown location
It’s better that at the domain
Very consisting

MC
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time. Just moved to downtown area. Delicious food!

l
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good

F
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing! We always bring out-of-town friends here because the vibe is friendly, welcoming, lots of great seating options and the food is fabulous! The chef(s) always know how to add new touches to our favorite dishes! We are big fans of North Italia!

k
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The pizza was so salty it burned the inside of my mouth.

1
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent N Italia and this visit was no disappointment

The service was courteous, the food excellent as usual, and the ambiance pleasant.

GJ
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was very good - attentive but not hovering. She was knowledgeable about the menu items that we had questions about. Each dish is prepared fresh for you. There is more than just pasta and pizza on the menu here - i.e. salmon, braised short ribs, a couple of chicken dishes, etc.
I have some food allergies and North is a good restaurant for me. Requests and changes are no problem for the excellent kitchen staff.
The restaurant has an open floor plan, floor to ceiling windows, a street side patio, and is on a corner on 2nd Street; it is bright and modern-looking.
Our food was prepared exactly as we ordered and was excellent. My husband loves the salmon dish, and was very happy.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I would have given five stars but three different people ( Who didn’t even wait on us) told us our service dog could not sit on the booth. Our waiter was GREAT and went out of his way to make it a wonderful experience.

N
Austin
69 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

North Italia is a easy to like, not fancy, chain Italian restaurant with two locations in Austin. The food is consistently good, however not excellent, with generous portions .

DH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a overall great experience. The kitchen had some issues with an overrun of deserts at the same time. It caused us to order two additional Cappuccino's because of the delay so we could have one with our deserts. other wise the food was great and the quality was excellent.

RF
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Horrible service! We waited 20 min for water and our first glass of wine. Just simply ignored. Food was good.

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We love North. It is our go-to when none of us can agree on anything else, and it delivers a good meal with typically great service. Tonight, our 11 yo daughter wanted “calamari and mussels at North on 2nd” for her birthday dinner. The server was great, chatted just enough, made a big deal of her birthday and was prompt. The house-made pastas are awesome, as are their seafood dishes. Nothing is over the top - we consider it comfort food.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was super nice and took care of us. She didn’t rush us and wasn’t pushy at all. Great service overall. The food was amazing and our water glasses were never empty. The bathrooms were very clean too. Definitely would recommend.

I
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the location and convenience of this restaurant. It our go to when we go to Violet Crown for a movie The charcuterie board is fantastic as well as the thin crust pizza. We find that we order several items and then share. The service was excellent

h
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I've dined here many times and have had many dishes on the menu...never a bad one. The only issue I've consistently had is with the artichoke. It's almost always cold and the heart is mushy.

OT
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

needs to be better than what we experienced tonight
very mediocre

J
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The scallops at north are my fav with risotto. Could eat this weekly!

LH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very busy night. Food only warm but tasty. Service a bit slow.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always good. Very busy and active night. Just a little noisy, but we enjoyed the experience.

LM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Took too long to get food on what wasn’t a busy night. They forgot my order which made it longer

KC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal on Wednesday evening. Had a reservation and did not like the table. The hostess quickly and graciously reseated us. Food and drinks were very good.

DW
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambience, service and food there. I recommend it for casual lunches, dinners and happy hours.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was fresh. Service was sub par. Parking was an issue. They don’t validate parking.

S
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat before an acl moody performance. Ray our waiter was outstanding. Had the bruschetta, seasonal vegetable salad, short rib with pasta and a Cabernet. I’d recommend making reservations.

s
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My second time to this North... once for dinner several months ago and yesterday for lunch. Food was unremarkable in both occasions. Very nice place, but food does not measure up to expectations.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food & wine selection. Upscale dining but also a causal environment. Great date spot if you want to talk and enjoy a great meal.

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