North Italia San Diego - One Paseo

4.5
684 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At North, we focus on what we do best: Italian from scratch. Enjoy any of our handmade pastas and pizzas, created with seasonal ingredients and inventive flavors. Or, try a different signature dish, prepared with our fresh flavors from the garden, farm, and sea. We’ve hand crafted seasonal cocktails that pair great with our food, creating a real modern Italia experiences perfect for any occasion.

Support North Italia San Diego - One Paseo during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 684 people are saying
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vipPaul
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had an enjoyable dining experience last night at North Italia in One Paseo. We sat outside which was pleasant. Our shrimp scampi appetizer was outstanding, followed by the seasonal salad with salmon on top and finally the Branzino fish entry. The quality of the food and tasty preparations were quite good. Our server was pleasant, the bus boys were friendly, and overall we had a good time!

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maggies
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Had a reservation, waited 10 mins (absolutely no one was there), sat us right near the door with both doors open - freezing cold. Asked 2 waitresses to close the door - finally only closed ONE door. Absolutely freezing the entire dinner - while sitting inside!! They were out of quite a bit of food for it only being 5 pm - one of the beers we wanted, two of the pasta dishes we wanted (one being the only vegetarian pasta option), and could not offer us a regular Caesar dressing (for the vegetarian since they ran out of the 1 meat-free pasta on the menu). And then - it was one of our birthdays at the table, we asked in private if we could get a dessert sent to the table (usually kept a secret), but the waitress walked over after our dinner and said “I heard it’s your birthday - what kind of gelato would you like?” Completely ruining any surprise we had. Overall, not a great experience at all! Will not be returning.

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vipmev0630
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and overall great time here!

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vipJMM3
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

One of our guests asked for vegetarian pasta and was brought it with a meat sauce. Asked if it was for sure meatless and it was not. Waited for over 15 mins for the meatless dinner... it was not made a priority in the kitchen.... sitting right there in front of the kitchen.

No apologies was the LEAST we would expect.

VERY DISAPPOINTED. FOOD was ok.

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BenL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

So love the location and atmosphere. Thought the portions for price was high. But the food was great tasting.

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LindaR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was fantastic! Service very friendly and en point but felt a little slow. Very casual atmosphere. Definitely will recommend and return.

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Trml
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were kept standing outside for 15-20 minutes even though we had made a reservation in advance and were there just in time. When we got there, we told the waiters about our reservation, and they said they would look at our table and let us know, but then they forgot. When we insisted again, they took us to our table but did not apologize. The food is good, but the service is a little late, and the inside is very noisy.

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vipSjsj
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love North Italia and frequent it often. The service is outstanding!! Every person from the hostess to all the waitstaff and servers who assist is top notch! The Hostess Shelby said,” the cream brûlée is not to be missed” we weren’t planning on dessert, but it was Amazing!

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vipAndyL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Reservation process is difficult if trying to schedule for group of 6.

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PaulB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Need to learn how to manage the outdoor heaters better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Eric made our celebration so nice. He knew the menu well and made recommendations that were so delicious. Great personality.
Enjoyed the openness of the restaurant and location. Excellent! Will return often.
Thank you.

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KevinW
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Jordan a great server. Paid attention to us and always available to help.

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vipGirleatstravelslaughs
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Thank you for adding the choice to substitute vegetable noodles; I enjoyed the bolognese with them. Our server was friendly and attentive.
My friends were disappointed with the cost of the dishes compared to what was received but we all agreed it was probably due to the pandemic and supply chain.
I actually enjoy North Italia's food and happy hour so will return.

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scottg
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We reserved an outside table on the patio because we were with my 86 year-old dad and not comfortable eating inside during a pandemic. We were given a take it or leave it option to sit inside or cancel our reservation because it rained SIX HOURS EARLIER - although there was another couple seated on the patio with their dog. We were told the cushions were wet…

40 minutes later, the patio was full of customers. I checked the cushions, and they were bone dry. I asked the manager why the hostess lied to my face. The manager proceeded to double down also lying to my face that the cushions had to ‘finish drying’.

The truth is that the cushions we’re already dry, but restaurant didn’t have enough staff for patio seating until the 4 pm dinner shift. (We had 3:45 pm reservation)

Also, one of our entrees came out 15 minutes late.

Do better and don’t lie. You will lose less customers.

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SJMM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A bit noisy but food is good for the price and service very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always so good! Love this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I didn’t know happy hour was only at the bar. That information wasn’t clear in OpenTable

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KimE
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

North Italia is one of my favorite places but,
The meat was so chewy I couldn’t eat it & sent it back, which I never do. The other meal was more expensive they brought and it took forever, so having a meal together, at the same time, wasn’t happening.
Glad this wasn’t my first time at North because I know it’s better than that.

It wasn’t a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great service - great atmosphere!

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vipDonnaS
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and creative food paired with excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent friendly service and our meals were delicious. Thanks for allowing us to sit for over two hours to catch up on our 25+ year friendship.

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Luna
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent, The wine was wonderful, the service is very good, and we really enjoyed our experience.

My only wish would be to turn down the music to enable diners to converse without yelling at each other.

I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at North Italia, food is fantastic, reasonably priced, drinks are great, music is good, all around a favorite place to dine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Connor was a standout!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome. Everyone there is terrific and it’s always a nice experience.

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vipSusanP
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cannot beat the seasonal salad, naked or with salmon, delish! OUr wait person was great too, friendly, and good timing on everything.

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Dca3
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very attentive service - without hovering by the table.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was worth the drive to this location! Food was good and service was excellent! This will be my new fav location of North Italia.

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clairew
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Very blah arugula and avocado salad. Piece if salmon on top. Had to ask for salt and pepper as the salad had hardly any seasoning or dressing. Arugula just tossed on a plate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good was great! Ambience was perfect

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vipmaryv
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was very underwhelming!

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vipAnonymous
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my dad’s birthday! The service was great and everyone was super friendly! The food was great as always!

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MichaelN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Came in for the reservation at 4. Lots of empty tables in the front of the restaurant but I was assigned to the table at the end of the restaurant near the restroom. Food was ok not that great. Just a typical restaurant. Overpriced

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vipPremonsdaydinp
San Diego
86 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great out door dining. Causal brunch, friendly service. Try the short rib hash and the lemon donuts. You can pay on your iphone with a QR code and Apple Pay.

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DanielleK
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious !! Service was excellent! Food was great ambiance amazing ! Yes

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vipCarrieW
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious food. All of us loved the Arancini. I had a salad and my friends had breakfast food. Loved the ambiance. Friendly service. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant does not serve their delicious meatball sandwich on the weekends for lunch but the chef agreed to make us one. Thanks!

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vipLeslieP
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Who runs out of Pellegrino at an Italian restaurant? Bartte

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vipsavs
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place for a family dinner.

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CsillaF
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful table outside in the corner where it was quieter and away from other tables. Chelsea was a very attentive, personable waiter. The food was great and we will definitely go back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from North Italia San Diego - One Paseo using the Order Online button. North Italia San Diego - One Paseo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 252-7720.

North Italia San Diego - One Paseo is rated 4.5 stars by 684 OpenTable diners.

North Italia San Diego - One Paseo 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.