North Italia - Santa Monica

4.6
917 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Everyone has a favorite dish at North. Every day, our Chefs start from scratch to create handmade pizza and pasta using only the best ingredients to craft inspired dishes from the garden, farm, and sea. North defines the standards for handcrafted Italian. Our menu offers a great selection of antipasti (daily soup, charcuterie, bruschetta), salads full of seasonal ingredients, and a main entrée menu driven by both traditional Italian cuisine and lighter fresh fish dishes. North is a great neighborhood spot for family and friends to meet and share a handcrafted experience. From the food to the service, at North every detail matters. Due to recent current events, we will be only open for to go sales only at this point in time. Thank you for your understanding
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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La mejor pizza de higo y queso de cabra

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Odie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service wasn’t great but the food and ambiance was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding!!!

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damond
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect birthday celebration meal spot in SM by the beach

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vipJasmeer
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love love this place. Service and food both exceptional.

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LeisaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impromptu lunch while walking the 3rd street promenade. The spicy meatball pizza was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our son had graduated from sixth grade that morning and our sweet waitress brought him donut holes. He and his sister were super excited. She also nicely asked the chef to make him a pink sauce for his pasta even though it is not on the menu. She took special care with our children’s but allergies too.

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LindaF
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. My roasted salmon with pesto faro was amazing! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So good. Waaay better than expected. The food was excellent and the service was great. Very attentive. Will definitely be back

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KimberlyR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch was terrific. We had great service from Eddie. The white truffle garlic bread is to die for! And the Italian donuts for dessert were perfect. Having the public parking garage right across the street made it super ease. Will definitely come again.

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vipAlbert
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to eat both inside or in the outside patio

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vipNikkiS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine list, and cocktails. Service was great!

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Larry
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that this restaurant will seat you even if your whole party isn't there yet... Definitely wish more places would do that! Food was delightful. I had the arugula and avocado salad to start. It was phenomenal! For dinner I had the short rib pasta and was very happy with the dish.

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vipTedE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service. Great brunch.

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PatriciaC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing and the food was outstanding. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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TonyL
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious. Well prepared and made to order. Highly recommend!

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michaelb
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fun place for a birthday

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on May 26, 2021

Great to hear, thank you so much for your visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my friends birthday here so it was just a little brunch for us girls. The device and atmosphere was extremely serene and soothing and the price was actually not bad considering it is in the Santa Monica region. One app, one pizza, three pastas and a dessert on the house was about $150 including tip which is very good. Highly recommend the short rib plates here: both the app and the pasta.

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thank you so much for the amazing review! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and were able to spend a brunch with your girlfriends. We really appreciate the feedback and hope to see you all again soon!

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vipRandiE
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

First time at Santa Monica location, we always went to El Segundo. Where as short ribs is a fatty meat, our dish was all fat and hardly any meat. Scallops were extremely salty and gritty making it taste cheap. Will stick to the El Segundo location!

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on November 25, 2020

So sorry to hear that your experience with our culinary was not great. We strive to make every dish exceptional and it sounds like we missed the mark on your visit. Please feel free to respond back to discuss further, as I would love the opportunity to make it up to you. Thank you for your feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for the patio! We love north Italia, because you know what you are getting. Great date spot! And delicious gluten free pasta

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thanks for the FIVE star review!

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MartiniPants
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the servers were incredible, and the bartenders and the manager and everyone! We had the best time.

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are truly glad you enjoyed the service and our team is happy to have you back any time! Thanks again!

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vipTerryR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a good time at North Italia. Food is consistently amazing and I always look forward to dining here when I’m in LA.

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on November 22, 2020

Truly glad to hear you enjoyed the food! Thank you for the positive feedback and 5 star review! Also received your note about checkout, thank you for letting us know. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipCathyK
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant was a wonderful highlight on our time in Southern California, where we went to many excellent venues - but this was at the top. While the food was excellent and we loved the great safely distanced outdoor dining experience, the highlight was our server Devon. He had such an easy and thoughtful engagement style, not interpreting our conversation or flow but making it a lovely evening. He went out of his way to help us celebrate our son's 23rd birthday with an amazing dessert, and chased us down just after we left as I had left my phone on the table. He really brought a caring and very wonderful approach that transformed our meal. Thank you Devon!

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you so much for the positive review and kind words about Devin. He IS one of a kind and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit as a result. We hope you come back again soon, thanks again for your visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable and delicious food

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thanks for the FIVE star review!

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vipGoodTasteHealth
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their new short rib on polenta is to die for

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on November 14, 2020

We really appreciate the FIVE star review, THANK YOU!

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evanw
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Covid forces outdoor eating which is difficult for all but North does a worse job than the local competition — weak heat lamps spaced too far left us cold — and the staff which was super nice wasn’t actually able to help with them.

The portions of some items seem to have been reduced, which was especially noticeable with the truffle cheese bread appetizer. The portions seem to be about a third of what they sued to be. Times are tough and we appreciate restaurants trying to stay alive, but this appetizer is mostly bread. Don’t stiff customers — who’ve come out to sit on in the street by crash barriers — by skimping on something like this.

Some of the other entrees seems to have slipped.

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on November 15, 2020

Truly sorry to hear about your experience. We are constantly trying to improve on our situation by providing excellent service and amazing food, but it looks like we missed the mark when you visited on 11/9. We would love to welcome you back, please reply back to discuss further. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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Shannon
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, we come here every year. Would recommend!

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on November 8, 2020

We appreciate the FIVE star review! THANK YOU!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five stars all around! Chad was the best server, waiter, manager, and all around great person! He made our experience the best ever at what could’ve been a regular night out to dinner. I left with the greatest experience ever and will 100% back. Food is fantastic and fresh and they have such good options!

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on November 4, 2020

We appreciate the FIVE star review! So glad to hear that Chad made everything enjoyable for you. THANK YOU!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Butter cake was
Amazing!

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on October 28, 2020

Oh yes, that Butter Cake is AMAZING. We really appreciate the FIVE star review! THANK YOU!

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back at North Italia since COVID and it was a welcome return! The food tasted as amazing as before and the patio option was comfortable and enjoyable. The service was fast and we felt safe.
Great time! Delicious food!

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you so much for coming to North Italia! We are truly glad your experience was wonderful and we really appreciate the positive feedback.

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vipRichardL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service, nice outdoor ambience

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you for the amazing 5 star review!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables were a little less than 6ft- but overall love!!

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you for the amazing 5 star review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Even with a reservation I waited half an hour. Restaurant is bustling & pretty loud. We had the calamari salad to start, it was crunchy but tasteless. The meatball and polenta appetizer was very good and the portion was also quite large considering it was an appetizer. The mussels were somewhat undercooked and the sauce I looked most forward to was tasteless and a complete let down. The pizza with prosciutto was very good. Service was quite adequate.

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on October 24, 2020

Thank you for the feedback on your recent visit. So sorry to hear that a few of the food items were not up to your expectations. We strive for culinary excellence with great service, delivered in a fun and exciting atmosphere... and it sounds like we missed the mark with your visit. Please reach out to discuss further, as we would welcome the opportunity to satisfy your expectations on another visit. Thank you again!

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vipMichael
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy dining at North. Food is always exceptional and our server, Max is the best.

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you for the amazing 5 star review!

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Heba
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had to wait a little past our reservation time but we didn’t mind. The atmosphere was okay as we were right on the side walk near all the cars passing by. Beef carpaccio and calamari was incredible however pizza could have been a little bit better.

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for enjoying your visit on our temporary veranda. We appreciate the feedback and are so glad you enjoyed everything during this unprecedented time despite having to sit so close to traffic. We hope to to see you again soon!

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vipChrisD
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a stellar experience

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on October 23, 2020

So glad to hear that, thank you for the amazing 5 star review!

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MaggieS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow, this food was amazing! Everything we ordered was completely delicious and I can’t wait to go back. The service was very good and both our server and the manager was attentive to our table. Great spot to celebrate a birthday.

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on October 17, 2020

You are amazing! Thank you so much for stopping by. We appreciate your positive feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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SusanC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had to visit my son with his father and it was the perfect place! No need to pay for parking and we sat and talked for more than an hour. Outside table. Ordered a pizza and they did a sandwich and pasta.

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you so much for your patronage. Our goal is to exceed expectations and your positive feedback means so much! Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was a nice date , the food was good , had the charred striped wild bass.

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on October 14, 2020

We appreciate the positive feedback!

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Buzz
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I received a gift card for our anniversary from our kids. Food, service, cleanliness, and staff were awesome. We will be back soon to try dinner. We love sitting outside.

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You can order delivery directly from North Italia - Santa Monica using the Order Online button. North Italia - Santa Monica also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 382-2460.

North Italia - Santa Monica is rated 4.6 stars by 917 OpenTable diners.

North Italia - Santa Monica 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.