North Italia Restaurant - Birmingham

4.6
317 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 317 people are saying
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DerickJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my family here and and the service was incredible. Food was delicious and came out in a decent time. Will be recommending this place

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LindseyS
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and nice wait staff. Beautiful restaurant!

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vipPittexpat
Louisville
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Wine list is a little expensive but wine was top notch !

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Gavin
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server AJ was outstanding. We went w/all her recommendations and they were wonderful/delicious.
Keep AJ, we will be sure to ask for her when we return next week

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress AJ was fantastic!! She definitely made our dining experience excellent! We would want her again when we visit again.

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Chandler
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a fun date for something different and the food was outstanding!! The service was incredible! No complaints what so ever. Perfect for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most authentic pasta I have encountered so far in terms of Italian food in Birmingham. It was refreshing to taste the textures and spices of something crafted so well!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious and great atmosphere!

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vipmaggie12
Birmingham
67 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit. I ordered from the brunch menu and it was delicious…eggs, bacon, and hash browns. My husband had chicken parmigiana and pasta. All the food was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The wait staff was pleasant and provided good service. However, the speed of service was poor, took forever to get food. Once it arrived the food quality was poor, pasta was cold and the chicken parmigiana was over cooked. Not a good experience.

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JamesR
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, service was a little slow, & cocktail prices a little high. Even with the two criticisms, I would recommend it and will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salads were amazing. Great waiter. We made a reservation for 3 on a Tuesday at 5:15 bc there were not a lot of later times available.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The adult beverages were cold, the service was impeccable, and the food was delicious! Everything we were looking for. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Honesty was delightful! She was full of great suggestions and helped us make all our selections. Our table of four loved the garlic bread, the Classico chef’s board, the vodka pasta, the fig prosciutto pizza, and both the short rib dishes. The Italian butter cake, the donuts, and the hazelnut torta were outstanding. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

We really enjoyed this restaurant. They offered a great menu, full service bar and the restaurant was calm and comfortable. We will be back for sure.

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MaryJ
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is original and creative. Service was exceptional. Definitely will return!

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Cookiemom88
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful new restaurant! Warm welcome when we walked in and were promptly shown to our table. Lovely tables, linens, plates, etc. Terrific menu choices, and my husband and I were both delighted with our lunch selections. Portions were excellent (more than we could each eat), food was delicious, and our server was fantastic.

We have already recommended North Italia to friends and plan to go back with several in a few weeks. Oh...and it was my son and his family who recommended this restaurant to us!

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Realtor1318
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was fabulous!! Nothing but divine from appetizers to dessert! A great addition for the Birmingham restaurants. Would recommend it to everyone who enjoys good food!

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vipCATDOG
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mediocre food at above market pricing. Slow service, but that is the nature of the beast due to staffing, so you can’t hit them for that. The best way to describe the experience: It’s an average restaurant charging above average prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was good. The food was good. Portions are a little small for the price. We did order the grilled bread and it never came out. Wife asked for a salad instead after we already had our main course and that still took a little while to come out. Our desert was sort of the same, but the manager did bring it out and because it took longer to come out he did remove it from the bill. The place is great snd everyone was super nice, just a little on the slow side to get food and portions are a little small.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Server and manager were very rude. Terrible experience.

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KristenB
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Went to brunch. Service was terrible and unbelievably slow for a restaurant barely at 30% capacity. The waitress could hardly be bothered. My chicken in my salad was undercooked and drinks came out after the meal.

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LynnM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food! Looking forward to next time. Would make the trip just for the truffle bread and butter cake.
Excellent artisan pizza too. Thank you for a yummy experience.

MI
MiaInBirmingham
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had eaten lunch here a few months ago...Lunch had larger and tastier portions...The salmon was very salty at dinner with no sauce...I will try again for lunch...but dinner was disappointing...though the service was good and manager eager to please

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dcmgr
Birmingham
30 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

overall very enjoyable brunch - friendly service - flavorful food and great atmosphere - will definitely spread the word about this place and shall return soon - reasonably priced as well

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I really was not that impressed with the food. My short rib brunch dishes was average. The short ribs were chewy and flavorless. Either the short ribs were not braised long enough or it was chuck roast. The second dish was a margarita pizza; however, the name should be a regular cheese pizza with a sprinkle of basil. The pizza crust was soggy and tasteless.

Not planning a return to this restaurant anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely as per usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They have chicken and/or shrimp Alfredo available just not advertised on the menu.

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emma was amazing. We had a wonderful time. Will definitely visit again.

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TimW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly, ordered our drinks and appetizers,- excellent tasting and plating. Entrees were delicious. They gave a good amount of time between each course so you could finish one just as they brought the next. Will definitely go back again

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MelD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and awesome food. My daughter chose here for her birthday lunch based on previous reviews. She was NOT disappointed. Real, Italian food! We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was phenomenal. Food was fantastic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. Such a clean place & beautiful interior!

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PamelaM
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very attentative. Food was as ordered and came out in a timely manner. Despite the restaurant not being overly busy, we did kind of feel rushed to turn the table. We were there on a Monday, non holiday time and there were plenty of open tables/seats.

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ElaM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We’ve been to North Italia Birmingham several times and generally have a good experience. Once we were seated on 10/23/21, it was clear that we walked into some sort of drama between some of the waitresses, and maybe the manager. We overheard one waitress cursing to another waitress about whatever was going on. There were kids around and even if there weren’t, for the price and atmosphere that NI exudes, it leads customers to think they’re in for a customer-centered meal and ambiance. This was not the case on 10/23/21. As for the meal… my husband’s salmon was sorely undercooked (it must have jumped right out of the water and onto his plate; he requested medium well) and my $4 coffee was never refilled. It wasn’t worth the ordeal it seems it would have taken to ask for more *fresh* coffee. I asked for sugar (fake sweetener=brain tumors) and the waitress said we don’t have any then followed up with “I don’t know anything, I just work here.” Pull it together, NI! You place yourselves at a higher standard. When you attract couples who have arranged a babysitter and want to enjoy a date night, and of all the amazing places to eat in town, we choose you, then we expect a near-perfect experience from the moment we walk in, through every exchange with wait staff, through every bite, and until we walk out. We will give it another try but just to be safe, we will not sit near the kitchen. The drama was too distracting!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Not the best service and food a bit overpriced but it was delicious

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DiningDiva
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration for a friend. The staff couldn’t have been kinder and the menu was varied and delicious. We agreed it was one of our best birthday lunch celebrations.

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vipKenC
E. Tennessee
21 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch offered plenty of options. Salads and sandwiches were very good.

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Ruth
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
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 on October 20, 2021
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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North Italia Restaurant - Birmingham is rated 4.6 stars by 317 OpenTable diners.

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