North Italia - Reston

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$30 and under
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Italian
At North, we set the standard for crave-worthy by serving delicious handmade food daily. Our chefs use only the freshest ingredients to create Italian dishes that consistently satisfy. Enjoy pastas made from scratch daily. Favorites like Bolognese and Chicken Parm. And unexpected bites that go above beyond, like savory Zucca Chips and White Truffle Garlic Bread. Plus an assortment of house-made cocktails, expertly curated wine, and local craft beers that will beckon you to relax, sip and savor every moment you are here.
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M
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our table wasn't great as every time the doors opened, we got all the cold air - not sure how to fix that but it was somewhat bothersome. Other than that, food was great!

DO
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Italia is the best Italian restaurant located in Reston, VA. The fresh made pasta is superb and the chicken parm is so yummy. The white truffle garlic bread is to die for. Have also tried the spaghetti and meatballs and the bolognese and both are excellent. The Bombolini Donuts are the best dessert. I have tried a couple of beers so far and was not really impressed with selection available. All the servers are extremely nice and very attentive. The place is always crowded so best to make a reservation.

MJ
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints - food & service always excellent!

P
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, everyone enjoyed their meal and our server was very helpful and friendly

TD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Food was excellent. The Bar area is also very nice with great bartenders

E
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food and service were great. Will definitely go back again.

s
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

hostess was great working with us adding an extra person and a few people running late. Table service was fair... not attentive, didn't clear off first course plates, offer more cocktails...I had to ask. Chicken parmesan is usually fantastic..was fair. Salmon always exceptional. Salads good. Really should put a bread basket on the table and not charge...

B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great, especially the pizza! I would have liked the experience better if the music was turned down a little since it made everyone talk much louder instead, even to the people at your own table. Overall, I was pleased considering that it is a new restaurant!

L
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all really enjoyed our meals and our desserts. Specifically the short rib dinner and the pistachio gelato...amazing!!!

GM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I am sorry to say that I would have enjoyed this restaurant more if they didn’t post the calorie content on the menu. Nearly impossible to enjoy a meal there for under 2000 calories—which will be the reason I don’t return. As an accomplished home cook, I know that many of these dishes are delicious with half the calories. Not sure why they gratuitously add so many more :(

I thought the prices were reasonable, but when I asked the waitress’s help in choosing among entrees, instead of telling about them she only offered up-sales: “I like to add this to that”...not, “this is good because... and it pairs well with...”. As a foodie, I found the mismatch between food and service disappointing.

LD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Food was very good and service was excellent. Will be going back soon!

TH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We only had the calamari, which was cut too thin and you only tasted the batter, and the pizza which was made with a terrible dough and came out stiff again, tasteless. Service was excellent.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very noisy
Food was ok

KL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clearly the best new restaurant in Reston. We've been there several times now. The food is modern Italian and innovative, with a very interesting menu. Staff is friendly and efficient. North Italia already has become one of our regular restaurants.

R
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It is fine, though noisy and our waiter seemed to be distracted or overwhelmed by the next table where she was dealing with a group of 6 (not that many really). Food is tasty, but very heavy, even salads were between 800 and 1,400 calories, while entrees were closer to 2,000. Maybe that’s what North Italian food always is, heavy on cream and pancetta, you enjoy it while you eat, you suffer later :-)

B
Nashville
38 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was very good service not so much. Salad came before appetizer and dinner came cold.

PJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

JB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and a solid portion. We had a lovely anniversary dinner. No joke - all of the food was fantastic and handmade. I recommend the bolognese and tiramisu!

GG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great customer experience as always.

M
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Quality of ingredients was and service was excellent. Pizza crust was not up to the quality toppings. Crust was heavy and oily so I ate the toppings only.

C
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not the North Italia I’m used to (Austin and Phoenix). Service was OK, appetizers were good but $29 for a piece of fish less that was less than 3 oz. and scallops over lumpy risotto, not good. We will go back because we know that there are better items on the menu. It may be awhile.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The salmon was especially amazing. Portions were good and the service was attentive. We will be back.

MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent— one of our favorite restaurants!

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a family brunch. I especially liked the delicious appetizers (burrata, truffle garlic breads and soup of the day)

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience2

Portions were small but good and the restaurant acoustics are super loud so that was annoying

AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I got Bolognese, and my wife got the Diver Scallops; both were amazing! Our dessert was great too! Great for an occasion!

MD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Scrumptious food. Perfect ambiance.

The zucca chips, calamari, and chicken parm cannot be beat!!

North is easily one of my favorite restaurants.

OT
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and love the decor and ambiance. Wait staff professional and knowledgeable- reminds me of home and will return

MC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was. Rey nice. Except my husband ordered a bottle of wine. When the server opened the wine, he poured a glass of it for my daughter and myself then my husband. No taste was offered to my husband prior. That was a first for all of us

R
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter, food was incredible! Wonderful experience!

c
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Our server was very nice and she was attentive. The salted caramel busing was good.
The food is just ok. The sliced chicken in the pasta pesto dish seemed like it came in a store bought packet with fake grill marks. The burrata is just out of a Bel Gioso container not imported nor made in-house. The pasta was over cooked.
When our appetizer utensils were removed with the plates, our entrees arrived and we were then brought new forks only, not knives.
The whole experience could be a lot better.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with delightful ambience!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s 50th birthday.

N
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience2

They would not honor open table rewards

MJ
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best Italian Restaurant!! Can't wait for the Tysons Corner location to open!

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, good service.

North Italia is my go to restaurant for business lunch / meetings

KC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Italia was recommended by a friend so I decides to try it out. The chicken pesto was really good and so was the short rib. Def worth the drive from DC for me. I'm already planning my next visit.

P
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! Service was pretty good too considering how busy it was...

E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice lunch place and a ok dinner place, especially for budget conscious people.

F
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally a restaurant in NVA that we can count on for good food. The food here is delicious, people are amazing and the ambiance is classy. Slightly on the expensive side, which is why I don't have lunch here everyday (I work in Reston Town Center), but a wonderful place for special occasions.

Must eats - Garlic Bread (best I have ever had), short ribs, Funghi pizza