North Italia - Nashville

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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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GH
Nashville
93 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We went to North Italia for lunch and apparently they have the same menu for lunch or dinner. The food and service was good, but a little pricey for lunch. As I remember the entrée pasta dishes were all either $18/$19/$20. It appeared that bread was extra. The recommended meatball sandwich was very good and with potatoes, a very filling lunch and it was very good.

DB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The lady who seated us acted like she couldn't hear me when I requested a booth and she walked away.
The waitress acted all superior. We ordered bread twice and never got it. She said she was sorry she forgot, but forgot again. My wife ordered the soup of the day and a salad. It later turned out they were out of the soup, so she ordered the scallops instead. She couldn't eat them because they were so salty, but couldn't send it back because the waitress disappeared for good.

MZ
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food but service was marginal

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

W
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

North Italia is a welcome addition to the Nashville food scene...delicious pasta dishes and yummy cocktails!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was good. Waitress was nice but a little slack. I will definitely go back to try the dinner menu.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love having a place with homemade pasta. However, some of the sauces could use more flavor. Overall a pretty good Italian restaurant. Would probably eat there again.

N
Los Angeles
144 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It is an open area that can be noisy and first row of booths are close to “ your neighbor”.
The wines are nice but expensive by the glass.
We had an excellent waiter.

l
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The last two times we have been to North Italia our service has been questionable. This past time the waitress, Vanity W, did not seem to appear as if she had had any service training or experience whatsoever. She never looked us in the eyes , she barely asked us what our order was , she didn’t explain anything , she didn’t know anything about the menu , she ignored us the first 10 minutes we were at the table. We had to flag her down to take our order. Just horrible. I don’t know what was going on but it was one of the worst waitress experiences I have ever had. .

OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great overall experience. Awesome new place to have in Green Hills.

T
Nashville
133 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I think happy hour in the bar should apply to entire restaurant. Seems cheap. Food is just not that great. More grilled items would be great.too many pastas. Not really northern Italian food.

SL
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go-to restaurant for lunch in Green Hills now! Love it!

EA
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Just fine, no real complaints. The city just has better options than this.

d
New England
61 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is the second time we’ve had dinner at NI. In a nutshell, the food is good, but the presentation is lacking. We had the squid ink and short rib pastas. Neither looks particularly appetizing, particularly the former. Getting beyond the awkward bowls, even a tad of something green would go a long way toward helping the eye appeal of this dish. Come to think of it, I may have said the same thing at the pre-opening tasting evening! Perhaps the chef doesn’t bother to read these reviews.

AR
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Our server was wonderful and we were sat right on time. It is a very energetic ambiance.

OT
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good in taste-not very hot. Fix that and it will be great.

BR
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From walking in the door to wonderful smells, to the end of a great meal, everything was fantastic. Attentive staff and great food.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Staff helpful and efficient. Food very good.

DK
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service was great. Server was well-informed, professional and friendly. Hostess staff was a little distant (and accidentally noted I was a “no show”for Open Table). Seating area was comfortable.

BD
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Your cauliflower small plate was great! However, the pizza and pasta dishes were so salty! It’s really not that necessary to put so much sodium on food. It prevents tasting the flavor of the dish . Bombolinis were also great.... just put the salt shaker down on your main dishes!!

C
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service started great and then she went missing for most of meal. Food took a while to get out. App's were fast, entree's s l o w..... Manager visited table but nothing done for delay.... this was our 2nd visit, we brought friends because first time was great..... will be a while before we return

OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So very good. This is my new favorite

e
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was a good upscale mall chain restaurant. The salads were fresh and well-prepared. The squid ink pasta was fine, but might try another pasta. Deserts were excellent.

JP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down my new FAVORITE Italian restaurant, and I am PICKY, friends! Can’t wait to go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall a great experience. Food was amazing and service was great. However, even with our reservation we had to wait 15 minutes after the reservation time to be seated. We even showed up 15 minutes before the reservation time to let them know we were there. After waiting 30 mins they ended up seating us at a table that was open the whole 30 minutes that we had to wait.

NN
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mother for dinner on a Friday before a movie. It was the first time at a North Italia for both of us. We enjoyed the meal tremendously. The white truffle garlic bread was truly incredible. That house made ricotta alone is worth the trip. Our pasta dishes were fresh and full of flavor. The service was attentive and friendly, but overbearing. We both were impressed with the experience and would definitely go back.

U
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food is great. They seem to be short staffed a lot. Getting a drink takes a LONG time. If they had more efficient bar service, it would be perfect.

JA
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent. Too pricy for the salad I ordered. Perhaps if it had come with bread it would have been worth the price. Noise level was a little too high to have a relaxing conversation with friends. My friend said it was the best Chicken Parmigiana he had ever had.

JB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good spot. Excellent service.
Food was just OK. Not up to expectations.

n
Nashville
385 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

i don't know, while the food was good, not memorable or even what I expected, the space is very nice, wish the bar had a little more character. Nice outdoor seating area when the weather is nice. the wine list is small but very nice, with a good glass selection and a nice bottle selection of Italian wine.
I expected a little more authenticity I guess given the name.

t
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is good. Wines are not good and ridiculously priced.

KF
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Too loud.. could not even hear our conversation. Food was just average.

OT
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We tried a variety of things on the lunch menu, we enjoyed everything. Not a cheap lunch but considering where it is located they will definitely attract a higher end clientele. I'd reccomend it to anyone but I can't see it being a place I would return to repeatedly.

NH
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was expecting more from this restaurant. I thought the food was average. It won’t be my first choice of a restaurant to return to. The service was slow as well and they weren’t that busy. Our server was very pleasant but we waited a long time for her and had to get her attention to come to our table.

e
Nashville
29 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and ambiance! Can’t wait to return.

PW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a positive experience except when the hostess refused to let us sit at one of the empty bar tables so we could watch the football game while we were waiting (that table was never seated as the hostess told us that they were short on servers). Other than that it was a great first visit. We ended up sitting at the bar and being served by the bartender. The pasta and bread is made in-house and is delicious. We did not prefer the fried calamari but that was just because we didn't prefer the citrus dressing that covered them. We'll definitely return!

RP
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Overall our visit and experience at North Restaurant at The Mall at Green Hills in Nashville was very good. Food was great. The server was apparently a little inexperienced, maybe the waiter was new. Had to remind them about items requested several times and the server did not know the beer list very well.

m
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting food .outstanding service.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The meal took too long for a lunch.
Once the arugula salad arrived it looked like cooked spinach.
Wet and obvious sitting in dressing or too wet for a day.
I should have complained but I did not since we needed to leave.

J
Nashville
42 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Beautiful space. Love the layout and decor. Friendly people at hostess stand. Had to flag down dining room manager to get water while waiting on server after 12 minutes. Food was good and brought out in pretty good time given the lunch crowd. My colleague asked for a boiled egg on her salad instead of fish or chicken. On her previous visit they had done this for her. The waiter said he would ask. When the food came out my cauliflower dish had a fried egg but her salad had no egg. When we asked the server about this, he said they would not boil an egg for her. I think this is a little thin and kind of silly given they had done it before and—after all, how long does it take to boil an egg?
Overall good experience but I think I will plan my next visit after they have been open for a while. It appears they are still working some things out.