North Italia - Reston

4.5
538 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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JudiO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were at the restaurant celebrating a birthday. We had hoped for good weather, as there is ample room to sit outside. Since it was rainy, we sat inside. We knew if would be noisy, but were given a corner table away from the bar.
It would be better if the "background music" was turned down to a lower level., to enable easy conversation.
The food was delicious and the server very congenial and helpful.
My only other suggestion would be to have some sort or green vegetable as part of the meal. My husband had chicken parm with rigatoni. While he very much enjoyed it, the plate cried out for some green beans, asparagus or broccoli to add both color and nutrition. I had diver scallops with risotto. I thought there would be asparagus, but they were chopped into bitty pieces as part of the risotto. Again both the presentation and the meal would be better with a green vegetable on the plate.
Since the meals were not cheap, I feel the addition of a green vegetable entirely warranted.

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GaryF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late lunch with soup of the day. Just perfect for chatting.

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Veronica1
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

My husbands fish dish was excellent. My meal was awful. I ordered the pasta bolognese, there was such little sauce with absolutely no meat on it. It was so dry it was almost inedible. I asked our bartender (we sat in the bar area) for a side of the meat sauce. After 15 minutes of waiting, it never arrived. I approached the bartender again and the manager came by our table and took the dish and said he would replace it. Another 15 minutes later, my husband had finished his meal and I still didn’t have my dinner. When the pasta finally arrived, it wasn’t a huge improvement in terms of the amount of sauce that was put in it. I’m not expecting a soupy dish but the point of the bolognese is to have a hearty meat sauce with the pasta and this is not at all what arrived, both times. At this point we just wanted to leave. When our check arrived with, we were charged for 2 orders of the pasta AND the side of meat sauce we never received. It was corrected, however at this point, we were just done with the entire experience.
I understand restaurants are hurting for staff, I am very patient but this was just unsatisfactory on all levels. I likely will not be returning after this experience.

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vipMandyT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service! Everyone was very attentive and especially nice to my 8 m.o. baby.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

For those of you that have tried real ($$$) Wagyu don’t bother from here cause you will be highly disappointed. It was very chewy and burnt! The rest of the food was great and the staff was lovely!

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Keeks
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My coworker and I love going to North Italia. This was our first time at this location and it did not disappoint. We set at the bar and had the best service, delicious cocktails and food :) 10/10 recommend!

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vipNzm111
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

It seems that they had shortage of severs but kept sitting people in in spite of that. We sat for about 15 minutes before asking if we can get someone to at least get us water.
Another thing that was not well taken care of is that our kids meal showed up almost 10 minutes after other food for all adults were served . It was simple spaghetti with sauce…. It should arrive first if anything.
If you don’t have enough servers, why would you continue to accept customers? And why would you inform me of that a couple times? How am I supposed to help it resolve? It is the management responsibility.

And if you say a thing you feel like you are

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BenB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Food is what would be expected from a chain restaurant. Not what I would consider refined, authentic Italian cuisine.

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vipJennifer
66 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant. Food was delicious! Outdoor dining was perfect. Our server Chris was fantastic!

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vipDanaF
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Horrible service. No one was there and the service was awful. Food was just okay. Everything took forever. Ask for the bruschetta and the server told me she forgot to put it in. We cancelled it, since we already had our entrees. It came anyway - 10 minutes later and we were charged for it. Overpriced and service is awful. Will not be back. There for lunch on 9/9/21

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 10, 2021

Hi Dana, I am sorry to hear about the lack of hospitality. I have sent you a private message for further information. Best Cole Wiedel General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken parm was delicious. I tried half of the cocktails and they were so tasty. Great service and our waiter was very attentive

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KJrob
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Thank you dinner

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 10, 2021

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MaribelW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food was good but services was very poor, waitress forgot to bring plates for the bread, also we as for Parmesan cheese because waitress didn't offer and she brought a very small cup.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 10, 2021

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tamena
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious! Brought out in great time. Our waitress was really nice and available. The price is a bit much, but the ambience and quality keep me going back.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 10, 2021

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amsrec
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and service excellent. I highly recommend this place

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 10, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Great ambiance. Can’t go wrong here. Solid Italian food. Well prepared and delicious.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 10, 2021

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vipGivmeabr8k
Richmond
79 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were outdoors. Wait staff attentive. Tomatoes and buratta delicious. All salads are good, too. Tiramisu was very tasty.

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Sounds2Good
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My wife and I thought the food was very good, somewhat different than other Italian restaurants in the northern Virginia area. Service was lacking, but this was because they were understaffed, due to Covid and other reasons.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on September 10, 2021

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vipTimE
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Had an amazing first round of old fashioned with bourbon, drink was smooth and had the perfect balance of bitters. Second round was awful, had to ask for a replacement land while a bit better there was no consistency of type of ice used (cubed verses the large single piece). Only improvement would be to make sure that bartenders are following recipes and using consistency. This is the second time this has happened at the RTC location while dining. First drink amazing 2nd drink was awful.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on August 25, 2021

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SueP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had delicious food and great service from our waiter, Chris. We reserved an outside table and the whole evening from food, to atmosphere, to service was outstanding. Thank you Chris (second time you've been our server!) and North Italia for a great spot to entertain family and guests.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch!

North Italia - Reston
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you!

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vipRobh8
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very slow service. We made a reservation and were promptly seated (after I told the hostess we were not waiting at the bar when half the tables were empty). It took about 45 minutes before the first course came, then another 30 before the main course. Clearly, they are understaffed. The food was OK, but we came there specifically for the squid ink pasta, which was a disappointment. The meal was too pricey for what we got. It could have just been an off night, so I may give them one more chance.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on August 25, 2021

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vipKLLL
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to restaurant in the town center. The food is delish and the service is great...time after time, we have never had a bad experience.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun. So good. We love this North Italia so much.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you!

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ShrijaM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! I loved their food and cocktails! I would recommend the short rib pasta

North Italia - Reston
Responded on August 11, 2021

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Mike
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent! Good portion sizes, good selection of offerings. The server, Aldis (sp?), was absolutely terrific, and especially so as he was working extra tables both inside and outside the restaurant.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thanks Mike! We are also very pleased to have Aldis as part of the North Italia family. Hope to see you again soon! Cole Wiedel General Manager

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vipchristinep
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food as usual was very good! It was very warm in the restaurant— and we made mention of the temp— server just shrugged and didn’t offer any explanation or remedy (the ac could have been broken).

Server didn’t seem to want to wait on us— in fact didn’t even come back and ask if we wanted dessert (which we would have ordered) just brought our check.

We usually have great service etc here so hoping it was a one off— but food didn’t suffer from the other issues.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire evening was perfection. The food, the atmosphere and especially our server was first rate. I’d recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a nice night out with some wonderful food.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on August 11, 2021

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loveeats
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, pleasant atmosphere, and very friendly competent wait staff.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on August 11, 2021

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vipRestonlady
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared the Funghi pizza and a Caesar salad. The food was delicious and we had a fantastic waiter, Aldis. A very relaxing and enjoyable Sunday lunch.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on August 11, 2021

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Nicole
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing (as always) and the staff was so nice and attentive.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Worst service ever! Food took forever to be served, water glasses not refilled, and hostess didn’t check me in on my open table reservation.

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vipJoanne
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was here a month ago and couldn’t wait to come back again for the Bolognese — so delicious — and It was just as good as I remembered. Wish you were in Fairfax City!

North Italia - Reston
Responded on July 28, 2021

Thanks Joanne!

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vipRobW
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding food and service from North Italia! Our favorite go to restaurant in NoVa.

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ArlFLL
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

via Open Table we mentioned our anniversary and asked for a quiet table - we got a table in the bar area (pretty loud) and no recognition of it being a special event. Drinks came very late, after appetizers were done. Wine came half way through meal. Wait staff didn't seem to care about experience, more about moving us along. Never asked how meal was, at any point.

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Dina
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It took fifteen minutes before anyone approached our table. It Took 40 minutes to get 4 cocktails and it wasn’t busy. We chose indoor dining but it was so hot…felt like the AC wasn’t even on.
Food was good though. Would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Rissoto

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PenguinBellies
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffle garlic bread is to die for!

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ClaudiaE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Absolutely loved our dinner at North Italia. We've been to the Tysons location and decided to try out Reston. And we were so happy we did! The ambiance was amazing. Loved the outside seating. Everything was great!

North Italia - Reston
Responded on July 28, 2021

Thank you Claudia!

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You can order delivery directly from North Italia - Reston using the Order Online button. North Italia - Reston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 325-0823.

North Italia - Reston is rated 4.5 stars by 538 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.