North Italia - Reston

4.5
601 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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Katie
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Service was good but the food came out cold and the pasta I ordered was slightly under cooked

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! The manager was very gracious too. He thought one of our steaks was over cooked so he sent it back to be redone. He then comped all of us salads because we had been waiting for a while. Our server was also very nice, with great suggestions on drinks and food, and thanked us for our patience. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service superb and the food sublime!

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JaceS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food2service5ambience4

A big fan of North Italia but the food was substandard last night. We will go back but hope it rebounds from this experience.

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vipMagdalenaG
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful cocktails. I can’t wait to come back.

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Rose
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was fantastic by our waiter but the wait for food was ridiculous. We did not get our starter until an hour after we placed the order. On New Year’s Eve especially this is not acceptable.

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Rowdy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was AWESOME...it was New Year's Eve so the noise, pace, and service was a bit busy - apps, main course, dessert came out on top of each other. We should have waited to place our main course, etc orders as we went rather than give them all at once...lesson learned.

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EwelinaP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, reasonable prices, great service and not a noisy place- we were able to comfortably talk. For sure I’m going to return to this place.

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vipJonH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Bad service but could’ve been covid related staffing issues

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Zato
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

We came to celebrate our anniversary, which I noted when I made the reservation.
It was never acknowledged by the waitstaff or manager. A young child was walking her dog through the restaurant during the entire evening. Not only were we placed in a booth facing the men's room, the service was incredibly slow. Dinner took 2+ hours and we did not order an appetizer or dessert. The waiter said "sorry it took so long, but the kitchen wasn't certain your chicken was done." Was it their first day? How does a chef not know when chicken is cooked? It arrived VERY done and dry. The waiter said to make it up we're taking the calamari off your bill, to which we replied "we never ordered the calamari." His reply was "well, we took it off." Not a place we will be in any hurry to go again.

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Jennyliz
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and our waiter was attentive and friendly. Love the atmosphere - the space is very open and has a lot of natural light.

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Randy
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just dinner out to one of our favorite Reston restaurants. The new General Manager Cody was amazing, very helpful and welcoming. The Scallops and Salmon dishes were fixed perfect.

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jaxsterdam
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service first and foremost and food did not disappoint.
we stuck with the margherita pizza, if you get that wrong then that's bad but they got it right here. :) tiramisu was enjoyable with an espresso.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We decided to come here after having a reservation cancelled by a different restaurant and I’m glad we did! The food is incredible and service is excellent. It was a little noisy at times but overall very enjoyable. The service is a little slower than most restaurants but is worth it because everything is so meticulously cooked. I will definitely be returning!

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vipLowstagfoodjunkie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great overall service and delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Great service too! We ended up sitting at the bar because we could get in sooner.

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VanessaF
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I found a hair in my food, our waitress was very slow.

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SusanH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food wonderful service. Great value and friendly attentive staff. You should eat here!!!!

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vipEatWell
Washington DC
95 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice to see a full house again, service was good even with the crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good choice for a middle of the road dinner or lunch

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vipEmilioC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere

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GMikeR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal and the service was very nice. The restaurant is well appointed and the tables were nicely spaced out. The noise level was a little loud, but that can also be indicative of popular restaurants. However, one point is the front door would open and a blast of cold air would rush in, and this is with a foyer. All in all we will be back.

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Rudi
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought a friend for brunch! It was a wonderful experience. The Staff were very kind and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious. Complements to the chef and team. Will definitely be back!

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vipPipalette
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Honestly, earlier this year I had several back-to-back "not great" experiences at North Italia, Reston, and had decided to not return. But friends who love the place persuaded me to meet them there several months ago and we had a wonderful time. Service, food, ambiance, drinks....it was all spot on. I returned, this time hosting several friends, and--again--a perfect experience. Ended up sitting at the same table as before, with Trenton as our server, and he was funny, polite, engaging, and hit all the right notes. Food was well prepared. All the other staff who dropped by were kind and polite. One nice touch was that both Trenton and the hostess remembered me and made a point of welcoming me back and saying it was nice to see me. My guests loved the evening and plan to go back themselves. Seems those several "meh" experiences were not the norm. I'll go back, without a doubt.

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TimZA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many thanks to our server who was both polite and patient. Kudos to him for not rushing us. At a place like this one wants to indulge and spend the time and not just eat and go… Thankfully the server got that.

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vipKenL
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

An off night for the bartender. My Manhattan on the rocks tasted like just whiskey and water. My wife's Whiskey Sour tasted like strong lemonade. Neither even had a cherry! Our waiter was friendly and courteous but clearly not experienced enough to challenge the incompetent bartending.

Not a good way to start the meal. Food, however, was fine, and we were not charged for the unsatisfactory "cocktails" we returned.

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vipJennifer
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were great! Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with many menu options.

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vipPatC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Sat for 25 min waiting for initial glass of water.

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BarryD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Chris our server was great!
service super slow but we appreciated the credit on the appetizers!
this is our favorite restaurant and we live across the street and come often
the bolognase is my favorite but this time it was served a bit cold and the pasta was not as fresh as usual-I have had it many times
nevertheless, we will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingggg

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vipTiffany
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love North Italia - my cousin, daughters and I went last night. Alex, our server, was wonderful - very attentive, gave great recommendations on the food and remembered me from my last visit with my husband in October. If you want a great experience ask to be seated in Alex's section.

Prior to dinner I met some colleagues for drinks and apps in the bar. The service, food quality and drink quality were not up to North Italia's standard. The bartender is new and having trouble keeping up - and the meatballs I ordered were cold. They did bring out another order that was warm. The server did the best she could but hard to overcome very delayed drinks, limited alcohol pour and cold food.

My colleagues won't go back for Happy Hour - they went to accommodate me. I'll give Happy Hour another try, and see if they can work out the kinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at north Italia in Reston many times. Last night we had exceptional waiter, food was best we’ve had and it was a busy Monday night but noise level was moderate.
Great time! Thank you!!

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vipstephend
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was amazing

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RuthK
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was authentic and well served! Pricing was very reasonable!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The ambiance was less romantic than I’d hoped. Waiter was somewhat flamboyant and heavily pierced, which isn’t something we like. Food was mediocre at best…not a lot of flavor, burned veggies, and odd pairings (some sort of pea concoction with the salmon). Service was slow and food overpriced. The branzino was okay but lacked flavor and the Caeser salad was okay. We will not be back.

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babyblues1990
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything was good, food was very good. Just took a bit to get us silverware, and not sure if it was because wit was busy but it did take a bit to get our entree orders taken. Once they were taken food came out on a very timely manner. Over all, 4.5/5

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mostness
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Restaurant was not quite full but service was overwhelmed. It took over 30 minutes to get our drinks and appetizers. The food was good, but overpriced for the quality and service.

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vipNicholasL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was a little slow, with our waiter clearly managing too many tables.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The waitress must have been NEW, because she forgot the wine order and the extra bread order and she got a few of the dinner orders wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Italia has the best servers, and the food is delicious.

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North Italia - Reston is rated 4.5 stars by 601 OpenTable diners.

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