North Italia Restaurant - Birmingham

4.5
279 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 279 people are saying
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Ruth
New York Area
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Because of a busy day, we wanted to eat after a concert, and NI was one of the few restaurants open til 10. A wonderful end to our day!

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vipSandiS
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Had a fabulous experience here Tuesday night. Food, service all terrific. Last night the reverse. Food wasn’t great. Ordered the scallops and the risotto was cold and sweet. Not to our taste at all. Wonder how long it sat on the counter before delivered to our table. Service was outrageously slow. Will give it another shot another time. Hopefully they are working on the kinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch! Food & Drinks were amazing

CJ
CharlotteJ
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently fabulous, fresh, and well prepared. This has become a go-to favorite for my girlfriends. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Would love it if they carried Michelin ultra or Dos Equis but other than that everything was great!

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ARader92
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had no expectations going into this dinner but walked away loving it! We plan on going back as soon as we possibly can! The staff was incredibly friendly and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely cocktail and our server was so nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Party of 4 (2 couples) celebrating our anniversary. Our salads/appetizers came out right away but without plates, which we had to as for, then there was over 30 minutes between when we finished our salads/appetizers and when our entrees were delivered. In that time our table wasn’t cleared and we hadn’t received refills on water. When our food came out my fish and vegetables were cold. I asked for it to be reheated. It didn’t come back to me for over 20 minutes. Everyone at my table was done eating before I was even served. Also, my entree of fish and vegetables was in no way proportionate to the three other entrees at the table. Throughout dinner we had to continually flag out waiter down to ask for more water. After dessert our checks arrived promptly but then the waiter never came back to take our credit cards. Finally our guest got tired of waiting so he got up from the table and brought the cards to our server. My fish was comped, as it should have been, but with so many additional issues last night we were embarrassed to have asked our guests to celebrate there with us.

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PaulB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Awesome ambience!! Defitplan to go back.

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AprilM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything I have eaten here is next level amazing. The white truffle garlic bread, butternut squash burrata (photo), the pesto chicken pasta, the salted caramel budino. Perfection.

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celebratinggraduation
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent!

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ChristineW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were very good. We were there for lunch and sat on the pretty porch outside. Unfortunately, several delivery trucks and other traffic noises were very disruptive. Hopefully, that is not such a problem at night.

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vipKendallR
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was ok food. But not for price at lunch. A bit over lemoned on everything.

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vipLizzielou
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Service amazing. One of our favorites.
Thank you North Italia. 🙏

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RobertJ
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

This was our second time at North Italia. The first time we had impeccable service. This time they were short staffed and the waitress was in the weeds most of the evening. She was sweet and she tried hard but it was a bit frustrating having to wait for so many things during the evening. The food was again outstanding and the manager recognized that our service wasn’t the best and gave us all complimentary desserts which we appreciated. Everyone seems to be struggling these days with having enough staff so we understand the situation and will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was ok. The service was excellent. Very attentive waitress. The salads were the best part of the meal.

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LeviD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food. We're lucky to have a location in BHam now so don't pass this opportunity up.

LH
LaneH
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was very average. Room was quite loud. Overall a very meh experience.

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Realtor1318
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efficient! Very welcoming and helpful and food was fabulous!

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PaulC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing food. Best Caesar salad I've ever eaten. Salmon was wonderful. All in all may be one of the best Italian meals I've had.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time! So happy we finally were able to get a reservation. Amazing food, service, and atmosphere!

BJ
vipBobbyJ3
Nashville
77 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food -- friendly staff . Need help in kitchen-- took longer than normal to get entrees .

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom to North Italia to start our girls night out. First I want to mention Nekka…she was truly the most amazing server! Very attentive and had the best suggestions. The food and drinks were absolute perfection. And the ambiance is a VIBE!

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vipMark
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Arrived at 5:30 pm and was seated in the main dining room in a booth facing the front of the restaurant. As the sun went down it shined right into our eyes and blinded us. I asked the waiter to lower the blind in the front and he said there was nothing he could do. I then asked for the manager and she said that was just way it is and there is nothing she could do. So for an hour we tried to talk to our friends in the same booth while being blinded. Guys this is no way to treat customers. You have a problem and you need to fix it. Won’t be back and will be sure to tell my friends.

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KAZE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Glad we tried it. We will be back !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom, who will be 80 in December, wanted to celebrate being CANCER FREE after a bout with breast cancer! She chose North Italia for our celebration! Thanks for a great time!!!

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vipmangianat
Birmingham
52 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

There were three of us, and two of us had a great experience. For one, this was her second meal at North Italia. The first time she ordered the grinder sandwich, and was disappointed. She says the comparable one at nukes is far better, and from the looks of it, I would agree. Her second lunch was today. She ordered the meatball sandwich and when she looked at it, it had magically turned into the chicken Parmesan sandwich. The waiterWas happy to change it out, but she had actually eaten some of it and wasn’t hungry anymore. She did take the new meatballs home.

Our third my friend ordered a salad and was very satisfied. I have eaten at North Italia in Austin as well as here in Birmingham. Always have had pretty good food and service..

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience! Sarah was an amazing waitress and we loved her recommendations!

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TiffanyR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere. Took a bit to get our appetizer but nothing to complain about.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Date night with husband

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Ggjt
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Friendly servers & Italian vibe! We enjoyed everything! Will definitely return!

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BarbaraA
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Took way too long for food to arrive but was delicious once received.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was okay. The alfredo sauce did not have a ton of flavor and the chicken was overcooked.

KA
vipKARENc
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Unfortunately our server had to be new- we had to ask for more water, waited forever for each to have their cocktail delivered. 3 of 5 of our dinners were Luke warm or cold- they were the steaks. I’ve eaten here 3 other times and did not have this experience. Maybe it’s just the time we are currently in. Hoping the best for them, the menu items were all well cooked and flavorful. Just cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

First, it took over an hour for our food to come to the table and when it finally arrived it was horrible. I nibbled and are what I could because I was sooo hungry. However, I do not recommend breakfast. I did order a pizza to go which was pretty tasty. I have no plans to return anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was for a birthday celebration. Just amazing… Food was absolutely delicious!!

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vipAnnH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best friends birthday dinner

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Kelsey
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dinner, food was impeccable and service was quick!

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CarolDanvers
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

We were so excited to get a table at North Italia for our anniversary. We had heard amazing things from friends. Our first encounter with the hostess was not a good one. She was rude and snapped at us when I gave her my name for the reservation. I had accidentally reserved the table under my maiden name. Once we were seated at a table near the bar our server was a no show. After waiting 10 minutes we flagged down the hostess who once again snapped at us and said she was on her way. Finally a server hooray. She took our drink and food order at that point because we were concerned she might not come back. Our food was brought out by runners and she didn’t return to our table. It was our anniversary and we would have loved to have splurged on some dessert but at this point we were super disenchanted. That sad part is that the food was amazing. The service put a really bad taste in our mouth. You can’t get a do over for your first anniversary and in a year with Covid and other family losses we just needed to have a nice night out for dinner and that just was not in the cards for us at North Italia. I don’t think we will be returning unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best experience that I’ve had at a restaurant in a very long time.

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You can order delivery directly from North Italia Restaurant - Birmingham using the Order Online button. North Italia Restaurant - Birmingham also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 970-4182.

North Italia Restaurant - Birmingham is rated 4.5 stars by 279 OpenTable diners.

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.