North Italia - Santa Monica
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choice of: margherita or cacio e pepe
arugula & grilled lemon vinaigrette
fried egg, baby asparagus, toasted breadcrumb, pancetta cream, lemon
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
Thanks for the FIVE star review!
All the servers were incredible, and the bartenders and the manager and everyone! We had the best time.
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!
Always a good time at North Italia. Food is consistently amazing and I always look forward to dining here when I’m in LA.
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!
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!
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!
Very enjoyable and delicious food
Thanks for the FIVE star review!
Their new short rib on polenta is to die for
We really appreciate the FIVE star review, THANK YOU!
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.
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!
Great food, we come here every year. Would recommend!
We appreciate the FIVE star review! THANK YOU!
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!
We appreciate the FIVE star review! So glad to hear that Chad made everything enjoyable for you. THANK YOU!
Great food and service! Butter cake was
Oh yes, that Butter Cake is AMAZING. We really appreciate the FIVE star review! THANK YOU!
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!
Thank you so much for coming to North Italia! We are truly glad your experience was wonderful and we really appreciate the positive feedback.
Good food, excellent service, nice outdoor ambience
Thank you for the amazing 5 star review!
Tables were a little less than 6ft- but overall love!!
Thank you for the amazing 5 star review!
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.
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!
We always enjoy dining at North. Food is always exceptional and our server, Max is the best.
Thank you for the amazing 5 star review!
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.
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!
Always a stellar experience
So glad to hear that, thank you for the amazing 5 star review!
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.
You are amazing! Thank you so much for stopping by. We appreciate your positive feedback and hope to see you again soon!
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.
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.
Was a nice date , the food was good , had the charred striped wild bass.
We appreciate the positive feedback!
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.
Very nice waiter and great food!
Food and drinks TO DIE FOR! Service was great and the people were kind!
Thank you so much! We are glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon!
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...
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!
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!
Our service was tremendous! Our server was so friendly and brought such good energy to our table
You have made our day! Thank you the great review, please come back and see us soon here in Santa Monica.
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!
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!
Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed everything!
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
Excellent news, thank you for sharing! Please come back again soon!
A great Happy Hour M-F. Friendly and efficient waitstaff. Facial covering for staff and lots of cleaning going on after diners leaving.
Thank you for the positive feedback and please come back again soon!
The best service and delicious food 🇮🇹
Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We look forward to having you in again very soon!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Loved that North Italia was able to accommodate me and make my meal dairy free! Staff their are very sweet and provide great service.
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!
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.
Really good food and great customer service 10/10 would recommend
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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/.
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.