North Italia - Fashion Valley

4.8
968 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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ChristineG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Nick was excellent...very friendly and attentive!

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vipAnika
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time!! We sat at the bar with Robert and felt so well taken care of. We look forward to visiting again!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal for a busy Mother’s Day. Food and beverages were perfect. Love this place!

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GeraldG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Cheesy truffle bread appetizer is great and all of the entrees were delicious.

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PMAEnter
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good. Loud cell number hone callers but otherwise great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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vipDilbert
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was good, and the servers were very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The decor was comforting and comfortable. The garlic bread was quite tasty, with butter and cheese spread, which made it a cut above that found at other Italian restaurants. The chicken parmesan was excellent.

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vipPattyS
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and consistently good food!

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Marge
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food, the best service! Always consistently above average.

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AprilB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant. Great drinks, food & service! My new go-to!!

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vipetnfool
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came early, so we ordered the signature Bruchetta off the happy hour menu.

It was a wonderful way to start off our dinner. We orderes the following:

The Glazed Short Rib Cavatelli was excellent and my wife loved her roasted salmon.

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HelenK
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about North and go there every chance I get. Wonderful outing!!

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Dano
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is tremendous. The service once seated is tremendous as well. Love the atmosphere. The reservation system did not work for us, and the hostess was very confused to talk to. The hostess sitation seems short handed. We had a reseservation but they had no where for us to sit. There were two but they seemed very confused and not helpful.

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Halie
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love North Italia Fashion Valley! Such great service. Great food. Wonderful ambiance. Well definitely be back.

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vipKateH
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Italia is a favorite for me! The food is excellent, the service professional, and the setting is airy and contemporary.
Highly recommended!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

If your eating by yourself and don’t want to sit at the bar, make sure to write it in the request. My reservation was booked for standard seating (not high top seating) and requested inside because I get cold easily and they sat me at the bar which is high top and practically the same as outside. I had the tomato soup (my fave) and the meatballs. It was good, but I prefer the deal mar location. The quality of the food differs between the two. If I come her again I’ll definitely be making sure to say not to seat me at the bar. It was not what I expected prior to arriving based on my request and reservation.

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LeslieF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING HAPPY HOUR!
There happy hour specials are amazing! I believe it’s from 3-6pm? Had a reservation for 5:15pm and was seated promptly. Got the wine and bored happy hour special where you get a bottle of either red or white wine and can choose from a pizza, charcuterie board, or bruschetta for $28! We got the margarita pizza which was super good and a bottle of red and then also on happy hour the charcuterie board which was delicious! I went to brunch here last Sunday and also AMAZING!!!! the short rib hash and the chicken dish as so good highly recommend this place!

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MichelleF
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Italia is a staple in San Diego! Food, Ambiance, Service are all fantastic!

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vipAllenO
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Light and airy. Lots of glass widows and natural light. Of course the food and wine is great too. Very good selection of Italian wines.

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GreggA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

We've been their a few Times ..... this was our try it again because it's been a while !!
Same Problem as Before...."COLD ENTREES" they don't seem to KNOW How to Plate Food Correctly !! Don't Waste Your Money

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IouriS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good atmosphere, good location, new service, not to noisy. I took pizza, Casio e pepe, It was dry and grease at the same time. Next time I’ll get margherira.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining here and the service was amazing. We had Katie and she was training a young lady (forgot her name) they were both so friendly! The food was so delicious and the lemon donuts — my fave!,We would definitely come back!

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NickK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Service was terrible, server barely talked to us, and was rude, but food was incredible as always.

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BellaG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, and love the time between appetizers and our meals. Did not feel rushed and enjoyed the option for veggie noodles. Will be back!

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vipBcbg
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!!

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SuziM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love this location. Great staff and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo delicioso !

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very kind and attentive waiter. Was very accommodating and cautious when it came to gluten allergies and intolerances.

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Kels
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff! Everything is fresh and well made! The cocktails are delicious too!

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vipDMac
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The table we were seated at was inside in the middle and we didn’t really like it so we asked if we could move to one of the other tables that were vacant around us. We were told this is the table assigned but she would ask, after she seated us. No one came back to discuss. Soon after, others were seated at the tables we asked to move to. If we were a walk in fair enough, take what you can get. But when we have a reservation and still can’t get tables that were available that’s poor service.

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vipOrtho
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food not as good as I’ve had there before

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SDFoodie
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I was a little disappointed that I had put in my reservation that it was our anniversary and no one said anything or did anything for it. What’s the point of putting it in the reservation if no one is going to acknowledge it? Food was good, but portions were not what I have had here previously. I will go back, but not thrilled with the experience this time.

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vipElaineT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our time here. So glad it survived the last year.

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DonisC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful lunch! Enjoyed it! The food was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was warm and receiving. Our server was knowledgeable, attentive, and quick to refill waters. Food was delicious, and drinks were great also. Always an excellent time here!

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catherinec
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service, pasta servings are small so order an appetizer of some kind. Hazelnut desert is outrageous!

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vipValerieP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s such a friendly and warm atmosphere!

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janinev
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious!!! It is a very warm, comfortable elegant restaurant. Everytime I have been there, I have never been disappointed!

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vipKarynF
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant, we go about every other week and have a great experience every time. The waitstaff is always very friendly and personable.

I love the short rib pasta and Italian spritz, all the appetizers we’ve tried have been great too!

The only complaint is that even when you have a reservation they make you wait to be seated when you arrive on time.