North Italia - Austin 2nd Street
Choice of: margherita or cacio e pepe. (1170/1340 cal)
Breakfast Carbonara Pasta*
poached egg, crispy pancetta, english pea, cavatelli, herb breadcrumb, pecorino stagionato
arugula & grilled lemon vinaigrette
One of our favorite places to eat in Austin and a great way to celebrate our 17th anniversary
The reason for my negative post.... It was my GF's B day and I was super excited to surprise her that I had a reservation during the snow storm while the restaurants downtown ALL had LONG lines and little food options if you could even get inside. We had waited in several lines for hours hoping to get food only to be disappointed and left Cold and Hungry. We made it to the resturant only to find they were closed and DID NOT TURN OFF their open table reservation portal. We were ALL suffering during this time in Texas and Many other states. Resturant 101, Manage your Business and take care of your customers!!
Made reservation, went by restaurant before it opened and employees were present. Sign on door said closed for lunch. Did not mention dinner. Arrived for reservation and they were closed. I recognize the weather was inclement and understand closing. They should either take availability down from OpenTable or call reservation holders, as other restaurants and managers did during this snow event. Courtesy doesn’t go out of style with bad weather.
They were closed.
Disappointed. We had reservations for 5:30pm on Monday the 15th. I get that the entire city is currently on shutdown, but we should at least get a cancellation notice. That would’ve been great, other than having us drive over there and getting to an empty restaurant.
Amazing service, quality
Love the food and drinks! Our server was very kind and friendly. From the moment you walk in everyone who works there was very friendly and welcoming.
I have never been to North Italia, but after the wonderful date night we had, it was a great choice. We made reservations about 4 weeks in advance for an 8:15pm but wanted around 7-7:30. I checked Opentable daily and called at least 3 times a week for an earlier dinner time, all to no avail. It was covid-packed by the time we got there and there were even some patrons crowding around the host stand and I could tell it was making some of the employees a little nervous as it was a bit much.
Our wait to be seated was less than 5 minutes and as soon as we sat down we were promptly greeted by John L. who was so awesome! The only negative about a late reservation was that we really wanted calamari and they had run out, so that was bummer. Instead, for apps, we dined on the Italian meatballs and white truffle garlic bread.
Mains consisted of the branzino (thank goodness there was no head) and the wagyu skirt steak tagliata. Both meals were amazing! I was excited about the butter cake as my favorite is from Maestro's, but, sadly, it was not even close to what I had hoped for. The bombolini was just ok. Next time, I'll shoot for the hazelnut torta.
Drink musts are the grapefruit martini and ginger blossom margarita....yummy
Drinks took longer than expected, food was absolutely amazing!!!! Try the tortellini, you won’t be disappointed.
We had a 12:30p reservation for brunch, and arrived an hour early. The staff was able to quickly get us seated. The food was delicious and priced accordingly. I would recommend North Italia to anyone.
Excellent food and service. Noise level was low, which was perfect for a business lunch. I will be back soon.
We love this restaurant! Definitely recommend for a romantic, yet lively atmosphere.
We had an awesome time celebrating our one year anniversary of living in America together. Would highly recommend going here for a special occasion. The atmosphere and staff were incredible. We will be back!
The food was delicious but the hostess was very rude when we had a mix up with the reservation. Once seated, the unfriendliness carried over from the hostess to the waitress. We felt very unwelcome. I also included in the reservation that we were celebrating my birthday, and this was completely disregarded. The food was good, but the staff made my birthday dinner hard to enjoy.
We sat outside and had a great meal
We chose North Italia for its patio dining because we still are not comfortable with indoor dining. The patio was big but the heater wasn’t really working well. So it was and ok experience.
My first time at this restaurant and they stole 8 dollars off my card for a tip. I had to call corporate to deal with this issue and my bank. I got my money back and they sent me a gift card. FAST FORWARD to this month I decide to give this place another shot and they made everything perfect for me and my boyfriend. but when I paid I used cash no card.
This place has great food for the price but I wouldn't pay on a card I would get cash first to buy the meals.
Incredible meal, flavors, service, and ambiance. Highly recommend. Will definitely be back!
Great food and service
celebrated our 1 year anniversary! this is our favorite place.
Good wine and beer selection. Excellent calamari appetizer but black ink calamari pasta entree subpar. Overall good but not exceptional.
I’m a huge fan of this place! I was introduced to North in Houston, but once I found that there was one in Austin it is my go to date night place. My husband literally doesn’t even have to ask where I want to go for my birthday, valentines, etc!
I always get the burrata app, prosciutto pizza, and the tiramisu. I’m not kidding I dream about their food. CRAVE WORTHY:
The food was incredible! Definitely start with the cheese bread. Our table was ready when we got there and our waiter was knowledgeable of the menu He was attentive but not overly. Just perfect!
Great service with even better food!
Great food and service. Variety of selections. A favorite!
Our food and our waiter was excellent!
Our server was the BEST! Provided the best wine selection and food. I’m very picky but wanted to try something new. We ordered a bottle of wine and our glass was never empty. He provided the best service we have had in years!!
Wonderful! I came back and brought a friend just to have her enjoy the Chef's board. Her son's French fries were delicious and the bombolis... divine.
Our service was great on a Saturday at lunch.
It’s just very expensive for no reason
The chicken Parm is fantastic!! So is the pomegranate mule! Noms!!!!
This is our first visit to North Italia and I was fabulous!!! We ordered drinks, an appetizer, salad, entrees, wine and dessert. ALL were outstanding! Highly recommend this restaurant.
Great restaurant, generous portions. Configured layout inside restaurant to be covid-friendly. Highly recommend
Amazing meal during a set menu for NYE. Great value for the price, service was outstanding, we look forward to dining here any chance we get!!
Lydia was amazing!!! Also the food :)
We had the calamari which was tender and delicious. My husband enjoyed his ‘pig’ pizza and I loved my seafood pasta. The waitress was polite and attentive. We will return there again. It was a fun night out.
We had our Christmas dinner. Our server, Kevin, was amazing and had a great customer service.
We had the best server! He was so knowledgeable and the food was delicious.
During Covid, so seating was a little more limited and we were right inside the entrance, other than that good service, chicken chopped salad - yum! and wine! I would reccomend - lots of out door seating as well, but it was a little chilly the day we went for lunch.
We’ve been dining at North for years at The Domain, always on point. We went to Downtown location and loved it. Really nice atmosphere and lighting. Great service from Bianca. She was attentive, Professional and very gracious.
We had our favs. Calamari, Ceasar Salad and Margherita Pizza and a bottle of Rose’
Great experience. Will return soon.
I’ve been to the Domain location before however, I prefer the 2nd street location now. The ambiance is great!! The table layout is perfect- you don’t get that squished feeling.
You can order delivery directly from North Italia - Austin 2nd Street using the Order Online button. North Italia - Austin 2nd Street also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 777-5062.
North Italia - Austin 2nd Street is rated 4.7 stars by 762 OpenTable diners.
North Italia - Austin 2nd Street does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.northitalia.com/gift-cards/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.