North Italia - Reston

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$30 and under
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Italian
Opening July 31st!

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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AM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant plays music loudly and it really isn't necessary.
The tables in the middle are in an open and uninviting pattern.
The food was ok. Nothing that would have me rushing back.
Thee staff was friendly.

AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Love new Reston Center location. North Italia always delivers a great experience.

O
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love North Italia. I first found the location in King of Prussia PA then found they opened a location in Reston VA. I had brunch on Sunday. The sausage, egg, cheese wrap was amazing. There was also a side of fried potato balls that were little pillows of yum! We also tried the baked french toast. I do not like french toast but this is beyond amazing! I will go back often.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing! My friend and I decided to come here to have a little girls’ night/ dinner. We were not let down with the amazing service, food, and drinks!

VP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was beautiful. We sat outside by the water fountain. Weather was perfect.

K
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was our second visit to North Italia -- the first having been in Tucson. The food was excellent. The wait staff while friendly show signs of inexperience. It appears they need additional training in this quite new location. Although we were disappointed in the service at the beginning of our meal, we were impressed that the manager took our concerns to heart and made sure the balance of our experience was pleasant.

K
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time here. Our table was well lit, lights focused on the table. Our server was great. Attentive but not overbearing. We ordered the grilled bread with olive oil as an appetizer. Four pieces of bread grilled drizzled with olive oil and cheese. Our four entrees came out at the same time. All agreed food was good. Spaghetti is thick and the 17 year old that ordered it couldn’t finish it. He said was good but very filling. We were there early on a weeknight. Hopefully good service carries into busier times. We will be back.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, awesome food. Best restaurant in the Reston Town Center.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Trendy, very loud but nicely done open eating environment with good service and food. Menu is similar to Vapiano but larger selection with grill

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Good location, nice ambiance. The food is good but a limited selection. Service is a work in progress - waiter was very nice but too attentive, suspect in a few weeks will have the experience to know when to visit and when to let the conversation and meal to flow. I will return- good value for everyday Italian fare.

JM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious! It took a long time for the entrees to come out (we didn’t have appetizers), and when they did we had to wait another 5 min for the entree for the 4th person in our party of 4 !

J
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third meal here, always delicious Our waiter was very helpful & friendly. We all enjoyed our meals, the charcuterie board, the chicken parmigiana, the short ribs & the pasta with mushrooms, chicken, spinach, in a creamy sauce, delicious! We’ll be back

S
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great new restaurant! A very creative and fresh use of food. Not the same old, same old Italian fare. The salads were great! The pizza dough was fresh. The hazelnut nut cake and ice cream were to die for! The service was extraordinary and they offered a dessert for our son’s birthday. Free refills on the lemonade. I have already been twice.

NW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is good - we followed the recommendations of the waiter and they were, in general, spot on. The waiter could have been just a bit more knowledgeable about the wines. The service was good but not outstanding. They did comp us for the grilled bread (which is was delicious) but slow in coming. The fried calamari was different than any I'd ever had before - cook beautifully, served with arugula and dressing with a lemon vinaigrette. To be perfect it needed a kick of something - red pepper maybe. We did eat it all, so... Our entrees were just about perfect - bolognese for me and a mushroom pasta for hubby. Give these place another couple of months to work out the kinks and it should be a four star instead of three

PW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We waited a couple of weeks to come for dinner. The moment we walked in the door I could hardly hear what anyone was saying, that's how loud it was inside. (This was the same problem with the last businesses that were there.) We were told we could not sit outside, you have to "request" the patio when you make your reservation. Our server was very friendly. She brought water, then our drinks. We waited a while for the vegetable salad we were spitting. It came on two separate plates, how thoughtful! Unfortunately my plate was drenched in way too much dressing. My husband's was fine. We waited and waited and waited for our pizza. We were asked if we wanted another drink. We both said we want our pizza! It finally came, we had to cut our own pieces, but it was delicious. We'll try for Happy Hour next time since our bill was $70.

D
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was slow, needed to look for waitress, drink order was delayed. Great food but venue needs to increase staff or utilize better training.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Bread with Good Oil appetizer was just OK - would have been better if they had given oil on side for dipping. Chicken Pesto and Squid Ink pasta were delicious though!

Felt like I had a new server, but I'm sure he'll get better with experience and as the restaurant matures.

PB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Always on the hunt for something new inReston. this one popped up. It was noisier that I would have liked and the service accuracy and attention needs a little help, but the food was good. I won't come back for a business lunch, but I will for a quick bite or break on my own.

RR
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

So excited to have a new Italian restaurant at Reston Town Center that offers a variety of selections for a diverse dining community. Their ice tea is excellent and worth ordering. The seasonal salad was refreshing and large enough to split with someone. Their homemade pasta doesn't disappoint!

KR
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love their dishes and fresh decor. The layers of flavor in their dishes is amazing. So far my favorite dishes are their short rib pasta dish, white truffle garlic bread and their meatballs. The salmon pesto farrow dish is amazing as well. You can’t go wrong with their craft cocktails either.

RW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Bolognaise this time and it was delicious. Great place, will be returning soon.

OT
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our forth visit, food as always well prepared and presented. Our server was absolutely outstanding and a model for the front of house team. Well done Rasheed! We will be back and asking for your service area!!

JG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delish! I recommend ordering the grilled bread with good olive oil. My husband and I shared the Caesar Salad and loved it, yes, it can be shared or eaten as an entree. He had the bolognese and that was also delicious, I ordered "The Pig" pizza...also very good. Service was excellent and love having an Italian restaurant back in The Reston Town Center...go and make reservations today!

AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The service needs to be smoothed out a bit but they are finding their stride. The food was great!

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great time we had - our first visit to North Italia. The food was creative and exceptional. Service we excellent. Ambiance was very nice. We will return again and again!

AN
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Too bad they dont have free warm bread. We ordered the bread but didn't care for all the oil and toppings. Was husband's Birthday but they didnt acknowledge. They will in future after you fill out their form. Will try it again....see how their pizza compares to &Pizza in Reston. Excellent salad.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service ambiance, etc. My only gripe is that they charge $5.00 for bread. I do not know of any other restaurant (Italian or other) that charges for bread. BOO!

HS
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went on a Sunday. Menu limited compared to rest of week due to Sunday brunch. Not sure why.
Scallops very good . Chicken crisp and nice. Wines a little overpriced.

t
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love what they did with the space; a breath of fresh air.

AA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised! The truffle garlic bread should not be missed. The short ribs pasta dish was amazing as well!

N
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! We went for brunch-don’t miss the Short Rib Hash. Ambiance was great, very open and bright but not loud at all. Highly recommend!

CC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I know this restaurant just opened, but I can say that they are truly organized and definitely starting off on the right foot. Food and drinks were great. Service was pretty good for somewhere that has just opened. I'd say I would definitely be back.

H
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Great new addition to Reston Town Center. We enjoyed the food, the staff was in training with some kinks to work out but were unfailingly friendly and enthusiastic. The food was really good from the salads to the entrees to the amazing desserts. I just wish they provided bread and olive oil for free instead of charging $5.00 for it but they very kindly comped our friend's dessert as we were celebrating her birthday.

JM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food nice atmosphere

B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A little pricey for what it is. Also, I did find it odd that none of the servers had trays to carry drinks. The seating area looks nice outside, but the last thing Reston needs is another bang average restaurant.

LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

Second time into the North Italia in Reston. The first time I had to walk out because of the vile creature tending bar. Full-on unhinged, unprofessional behavior by this bardentress.

Second time took my mom to dinner. We're Italian by blood and have had every item on the menu in one capacity or another throughout or lives.

The margherita pizza was awful. It was slathered in sauce with little to no mozzerella or basil. No pepper to speak of either.

Tortellini wasn't bad but the whole experience was just overpriced and underwhelming. Might come back for a cocktail or two if they remove the witch behind the bar.

OT
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent addition to the Reston dining offerings, nice location with clever and open decor. The menu and the wine list are carefully limited in scope, offer good value and are well curated. Thank heavens this is not another one size fits all Italian place.

Good food in a comfortable setting accompanied by great service, a hearty welcome to the neighborhood goes out to the North Italia team. Looking forward to our next visit!

OT
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Round Up to 4 Stars! Foods are in general valued & delicious. Place is brand new, clean w/ attentive services. Would repeat & Recommend it!

JG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

Much too noisy. Felt like a glorified cafeteria. Service was excellent.

RW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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