North Italia - Reston

4.5
331 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipTracy
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server, Jarrett, was fantastic. Helpful with food selection and attentive.
When we left we discovered the heater for outside were being put together.
Thank you...Thank you for getting them

North Italia - Reston
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you, Tracy! We are excited to have the heaters too. Our patio at this time will be open through December! I am also excited to hear how well Jarrett took care of you. I'll be sure to pass on the compliment!

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viprevlousch
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We dined there for the first time to celebrate my son's birthday. The ambience was very impressive and we really enjoyed our dinners which were tasty and beautifully presented. We especially liked our server Viviana who has a delightful energy and a warm presence. It is nice to see a good Italian restaurant in Reston Town Center once again!

North Italia - Reston
Responded 2 days ago

Hi revlousch, Thank you for the kind words. I'll be sure to pass on your sentiments to Viviana. I know she will appreciate it. If there is anything we can do to earn a 5 star rating from you, we would love to hear it. Thanks again!

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js101
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

went with a reservation and was told the wait would be 25-30 minutes for outdoors, even tho they don't take reservation for outside seating and there were 3 tables for 6 available!! The tables were 2 seaters pushed together too!

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FayeG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The ambiance was warm and inviting. We were greeted promptly and shown to our table.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 21, 2020

Hi FayeG, Thank you for the glowing review. We really appreciate the 5 stars! If you ever need anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask.

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vipMicheleN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, and quality food. With Covid, the inside seating was nicely separated and very pleasant.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 20, 2020

Hi MicheleN, Thank you for taking the time to give us a good review! Let me know if there is anything we can do to earn five stars from you on your next visit. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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QuinnL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience4

The food was super salty, I’ve gone here multiple times but this time was way over powering.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi QuinnL, Sorry to hear that the food was salty last time. I'm glad you know it isn't always that way. If your food is perfect, please don't hesitate to ask for one of my management team members. We love to hear feedback in real time. Thanks again for sharing. Hope to see you soon!

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vipMikeN
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was good but portion was very small. Our party of 4 spent $300 and left hungry.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you, MikeN! I appreciate you taking the time to share with us. I'm sorry our value wasn't better for you. Next time you are in, please say hello. I'd love to show you some of my favorite items on the menu.

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my sisters birthday. The service and the experience were amazing start to finish!

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you, NicoleC! We really appreciate the five star review! Please wish your sister a happy birthday from me. If you ever need anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask.

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vipTracy
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining. Are you getting any heaters for the area in the overhang?

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 13, 2020

Hi Tracy, Thank you for the five stars! We are in fact working on getting heaters to extend our outdoor dining season. We hope to have them very soon as the weather is changing fast. Hope to see you soon!

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DeborahL
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was top quality and wonderful complimentary flavors and textures. We started with fried calamari prepared has I've never had -- delicious! The short ribs were so tender a knife was not needed and the accompanying veggies were unique and exquisite in their own right. The Dover Scallops were very good just a little salty for my taste but the corn risotto balanced it very well.
The service (Viviana) managed the perfect balance of checking in and offering suggestions without overstepping. Excellent experience!

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi DeborahL, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience! We really appreciate the 5 star review. I, too, can't get enough of the Scallops and Short Ribs. Next time you are in please say hello. We would love to meet you!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girly brunch .... great service !!

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious!

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you! Curious what we can do to get a five star next time?

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vippamc
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat the lovely setting. Excellent service- love the Zuca chips. We had the totelloni and the Pesto sauce was exceptional. Meatballs in the creamiest polenta- a must have!!

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 9, 2020

Hi PamC, Thank you for the five stars! I am so happy we could provide you with great service. And, yes, the meatballs and polenta are incredible. I make sure to do a 'quality check' everyday!

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RockT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another enjoyable dining experience.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you, RockT! If you ever need anything at all, just let us know!

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vipDMK3
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First restaurant that I have been to that charges for bread (and olive oil). The food was decent but not memorable for the price. Our party of four had various pasta dishes and all had the same reaction . Calamari was good. Coating nice and light. Service was very good. Server was attentive and was on top of things.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 7, 2020

Hi DMK3, I happy to hear that you had good, attentive service, but I'm sorry we charged you for bread. We do have a menu item of grilled bread with Olive oil and Saba, but we also offer complimentary table bread upon request. I hope you'll give us a second chance to give you a five star experience. Please reach out to me directly for a reservation at jrussell@northitalia and I will make sure you have an amazing time.

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vipRobW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service at North!

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you, RobW, for the 5 stars! If you ever need anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Meghan was great. She was friendly and her recommendations were excellent. The food was delicious. We will certainly be back soon.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars! If you ever need anything at all, we are here to serve. Hope to see you again soon.

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vipLindaM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! ...and the service was great as well. Can't wait to go back.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you, LindaM! I really appreciate the 5 stars. Next time you are in please say hello. We can't wait to have you back!

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Annetastes
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short ribs were fabulous

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 3, 2020

Hi Annetastes, Thank you for the five star rating! I had the short ribs for dinner that very same day. I'm glad you enjoyed them as much as I did.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Got the prosciutto pizza... it was amazing! Also their outdoor seating was great/ good for anyone that is nervous about inside seating. All servers wore masks and followed all guidelines.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were outstanding. Great service.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you for the five stars! We are so glad you enjoyed your food and drinks.

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vipRobW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an excellent experience at North Italia!

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you RobW! Please say hello next time you are in. My team would love to meet you!

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vipleigh
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was our first visit to North Italia. We went with friends and enjoyed the evening. Although our reservation was at 5 and the restaurant was basically empty, it took over 10-15 minutes to receive our first drink order. Each food item we ordered took quite a long time to be delivered. I wasn't upset by this as we were enjoying our time together with friends. However, I could see how this would be extremely annoying if you wanted to get in and out in a normal amount of time. The waiter was great, but service was slow. The food was delicious. I ordered the flank steak, which was wonderful, but came rare when I ordered medium. Had to wait while the rest of my party finished their meals. Annoying.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 23, 2020

Hi Leigh, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. Too often we get a number without any explanation. It sounds like our timing and speed of service was off that day. I really appreciate the four stars; it's quite generous given your experience. We will dig into this day and see where we can improve our performance. Thanks again for letting us know how we can be better.

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vipBeachDiva1
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great Time at North Italia. Food was very good and you can't beat the HHR.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you BeachDiva1! Hopefully we can get back to our usual Happy Hour groups soon enough.

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JenniferL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, table was nice and so were the staff. I would definitely go back.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 20, 2020

Hi JenniferL, Thank you for taking the time to send a 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed everything. Let us know next time you plan on visiting; we would love to meet you. Thanks again!

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vipTVYS
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host at the door was so nice, our server was so friendly and professional as well. We really enjoyed our lunch.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 19, 2020

Hi TVYS, Thank you for giving us such a glowing review. We really appreciate it! If you ever need anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks again!

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vipremop
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great but we did not get the 100 points from open table for the reservation. It might be the fault of the restaurant or open table. we contacted open table to fix it but they have not.

bad open table!

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 28, 2020

Hi Remop, Thank you for taking the time to give us 5 stars! Sorry to hear about the points issue. Let know if they s anything we can do on our end to help resolve it. Next time you are in, please say hello. We would love to meet you!

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RockT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time to North Italia. And we’ll be back. Took a little longer than necessary to get our salad and bread, but not enough to detract from evening. Food was great and Jarrett was tremendous.

Go and enjoy!

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 16, 2020

That's great to hear, RockT! Thank you for the 5 stars despite the salads taking some time. Next time you are in, please say hello. We would love to meet you!

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vipKenL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. A dependable "go-to" restaurant.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you, KenL! If you ever need anything at all, please don't hesistate to ask. Looking forward to your next visit!

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KrisD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice sitting outside. Our waitress was great. The food was great. Will go again!

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you, Kris! So glad you enjoed our patio. Be sure to come back soon before it gets too cold!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
50 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit, the food was superb . Our server, Amber was fun and knowledgeable. We considered our evening a great success. We will diffidently be back soon.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for sharing. We are delighted to have Amber working with us. Next time you are in, please say hello. We would love to meet you!

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vipTracy
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate underneath the trees and it was marvelous.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Tracy, Thank you for the 5 stars! We are love our patio too. Please say hello next time you are in. I'd love to meet you.

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vipShelby04
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian comfort food! We have been many times and have never been disappointed. The service is wonderful and always cheerful. You never feel rushed, but the food is always well timed. Excellent!

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Shelby04, Thank you for the 5 star review! If you ever need anything at all please don't hesitate to ask. Hope to see you soon.

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AmandaG
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a beautiful evening, great ambience and excellent food. Service was a little slow for the food to come out but I think the staff was limited so completely understandable. Will definitely go back!

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi Amanda, Thank you for giving us 5 stars! While I'm glad you are so understanding with staffing challenges, could you let me know what time you dined with us? I just want to follow up with any issues we may have had that day and not everyone is as forgiving as you are. Next time you are in please introduce yourself. We would love to meet you. Thanks again for sharing!

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Lillie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience2

the chicken parm was dried out and tasteless, but the Bolognese was excellent as always. Next time I will stick with their pasta dishes only.

We sat outside on the patio and the roar of motorcycle traffic on Market Street was disruptive.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for sharing, Lillie. I'm shocked (and sorry) that the Chicken Parmesan was dry and tasteless. What time were you in on Monday? I would like to follow up with my Chef to see where we went wrong with that dish. I would like to have you try it again, on us, next time your in the restaurant. Just ask for any manager and we will make sure you have our Chicken Parmesan perfectly prepared.

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vipLeslieD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good service, beautiful patio. We did notice however that the trees were strung with lights that never came on after dark.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you, LeslieD for the 5 stars! We are so glad you enjoyed our patio! We have been working with the landlord on the timing for the string lights. Hopefully it will be lit up for your next visit.

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HannahC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, fantastic food and amazing service! Got some great recommendations from our waitress and the bar tender helped us pick a great bottle of wine 👌🏻 we’ll definitely be back soon!

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you, HannahC! We are so happy to hear that our service staff led you in the right in the right direction. Please introduce yourself to our managers on your next visit. We would love to meet you!

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vipStevenC
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pizza and a salad for $50 including iced tea and gratuity is rather expensive.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you for sharing. If it's a great value you're looking for than check out our happy hour from 3 - 6 Monday through Friday in the bar area. We offer reduced pricing on many appetizers and pizzas. Hope to see you soon!

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Sonny11
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Can't ask for more! I will definitely be back.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 1, 2020

Hi Sonny11, Thank you for the great review. If you ever need anything at all please don't hesitate to ask!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Service was great. We sat outside and it was a beautiful day.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on August 27, 2020

Glad you enjoyed your time with us on the patio!

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FAQs

North Italia - Reston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 325-0823.

North Italia - Reston is rated 4.5 stars by 331 OpenTable diners.

North Italia - Reston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.northitalia.com/gift-cards/.

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.