North Italia - Santa Monica

4.7
898 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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 a day ago

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
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 a day ago

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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 a day ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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
4 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 4 days ago

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
2 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
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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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 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
23 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
1 review
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice waiter and great food!

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Cammy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and drinks TO DIE FOR! Service was great and the people were kind!

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on September 18, 2020

Thank you so much! We are glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon!

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vipHectorG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Servers were not doing a good job, took forever to bring bread and water. they forgot to bring silverware. not a nice experience at all...

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KrystaF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love North Italia. We decided to checkout the Santa Monica location. We had reservations so got in right away. I ordered the pesto pasta and my boyfriend ordered a pizza. When our food came out, we realized his pizza was wrong, but the server had already walked away. We notified him when he came back and he had a new pizza put in, but by the time it came out, we were already done with my pasta because we didn't want it to get cold.

They took the pizza off the bill and the manager came by and apologized, which is expected in a scenario like that. Just sucks that we couldn't eat together, but it happens!

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on October 28, 2020

We appreciate your understanding and hope you return again despite our mistakes. So sorry about the pizza mix up, but we are truly glad we got you the right one. Thank you so much for the positive feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was tremendous! Our server was so friendly and brought such good energy to our table

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on September 18, 2020

You have made our day! Thank you the great review, please come back and see us soon here in Santa Monica.

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vipChristopherM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner— delicious food (salads that we shared, then sharing the bass and the scallops, then hazelnut torta for dessert), attentive but unobtrusive service, an excellent value for a high quality contemporary Italian dinner. can’t wait to return!

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on September 18, 2020

YES! So good to hear such good news! Thank you so much for trying us out and WE can't wait to see you again soon... Happy Anniversary!

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vipChrisD
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on September 18, 2020

Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed everything!

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Leerose
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming to this place. The food is always on par. Great drinks. Desserts are amazing. Staff is always friendly and on point. Definitely recommend

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on September 18, 2020

Excellent news, thank you for sharing! Please come back again soon!

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vipbrendand
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

good stuff

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GregoryS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great Happy Hour M-F. Friendly and efficient waitstaff. Facial covering for staff and lots of cleaning going on after diners leaving.

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on September 18, 2020

Thank you for the positive feedback and please come back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service and delicious food 🇮🇹

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on August 23, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We look forward to having you in again very soon!

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SharisA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always loved this place. The food is amazing. The drinks are amazing. The area is beautiful , right in the heart of Santa Monica. They had all outside seating due to Covid. The staff was great. Everyone wore masks , felt super safe.

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on August 23, 2020

Thank you for the great review! I am so happy you enjoyed the service and felt like we are doing a great job with our environment during this pandemic. We look forward to having you in again soon!

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DarleneD
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First visit was great that's why we came again,but this second visit wasn't that great. Garlic bread was over toasted, my wine glass was cracked, they took for ever to bring out my son's drink out - not only that they forgot about his plate too, when we asked the waiter he apologized and said they had messed up in the kitchen, but by that time my son was upset and said just forget about it I don't want it anymore so not that great of a visit.

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vipMichaelS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great restaurant, and the service was outstanding! Eduardo, or server, was friendly, informative, and seemed like he really enjoyed working there. They’ve expanded outdoor seating due to COVID, which was well-done. We sat under the trees off the sidewalk, surprisingly it wasn’t loud from the street and we were able to enjoy the great breeze. Artichoke starter was delish, burrata incredible, and the chicken pesto sandwich was out of this world. I would go back just for that! Would highly recommend this place, and will definitely return myself.

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review! I passed on the compliments to Eduardo as well. We look forward to having you in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved that North Italia was able to accommodate me and make my meal dairy free! Staff their are very sweet and provide great service.

North Italia - Santa Monica
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thank you for the 5-star review! I'm happy we were able to accommodate the menu to your needs and that our service was great! We look forward to having you back again soon!

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vipdanajustdana
London
24 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Dinner with family. Our table was in the road. The menu was uninspiring and calorie overloaded. How can you say that admit on your menu that the typical DAILY caloric intake should be approximately 2000 cal, and then serve one pasta dish that is over 2000 cal? Doesn’t seem responsible.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and great customer service 10/10 would recommend

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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 4.7 stars by 898 OpenTable diners.

North Italia - Santa Monica does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.northitalia.com/gift-cards/.

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