North Italia - Washington DC

4.8
425 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.

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vipAlexandraK
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience!

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Lowstagfoodjunkie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service was great!

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vipAlysiaM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of the best Cacio de Pepe pizzas I’ve ever had. Service was a little spotty but the manager in the black jumpsuit was on top of it!

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vipElisaA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food . The server was the kindest attentive and available . Thanks North ... I will be back

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vipGreggE
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside and enjoyed dinner with friends. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was terrific! Definitely taste the freshness in everything.
The cocktails were a little watery. My date liked her drinks she had both margaritas.
Definitely will go back again

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vipDanielB
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for awesome Italian food. Everything always tastes so good. Will definitely be back.

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TroyT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were fantastic. I will be back many times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Family dinner with our small children. The food was amazing and the service was very good. Great casual atmosphere and family friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our experience at North Italia was great! The meatball appetizer and garlic bread were really good. We got the bolognese and the burrata ravioli. Overall everything tasted good, but both pastas were somewhat undercooked and the ravioli could have used more seasoning/salt. Our server was great!

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vipWeldonW
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven’t tried this restaurant it’s a must. Creative menu, always good food and great service. It’s often my go to place to go with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at North!

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JennR
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with exceptional service! The host and manager gave us the nicest greeting and made us feel very welcome . Unfortunately we had got stuck in bad traffic arriving from out of town and we called the restaurant to let them know and they were able to accommodate us and were kind and courteous! The meals were delicious..... calamari, grilled bread with garlic burrata, scallops, chicken parm, squid ink pasta and kids homemade spaghetti and meatballs were all delicious!!!
Great cocktails too! Bell Leone and Sangria!
Great Covid protocols and you can tell staff is doing an A+ job. They had a very large and comfortable patio with heaters, I'd try that next time.
We will definitely go back next time were in the area.
Thank you!

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StephPower
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I picked North Italia on a whim for an early dinner and what a wonderful find! From the moment I walked in until I walked out, it was a stellar experience. The atmosphere was welcoming, yet chic. The open kitchen is a bonus. The menu isn’t extensive like you find in overly enthusiastic Italian restaurants. They focus on a few things and make them seasonally. Our waitress, Fiona, was lovely! Attentive and knowledgeable, it felt like I was her only table. In fact, the entire staff was the same, several stopped by the table to check on me.
However, the food is really the star here. Well thought out, well seasoned dishes that make your lips curl into THAT smile. Every thing I tasted was spot on - Braised short rib that cuts like butter nestled upon the most luscious mascarpone polenta, perfectly golden arancini bursting with cheesy goodness, and the lightly powdered puffs of bombolini in a puddle of tart lemon curd and vanilla mascarpone is a sensory overload not to be missed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our dinner in North Italia

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BryttniG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

While it did take 20 minutes before we were serviced by our waiter, the food and service thereafter was excellent. Definitely would visit again. It would be nice to be reminded that the drinks are at cost per glass. That was a small surprise that I didn’t expect nor was I privy to.

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bobeats
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had brunch on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The service was exceptional, the food was very good. We will be adding it to our list of regular eating out options.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I am a regular for dinner here but I didn’t know they served breakfast. Pleasantly surprised. The breakfast was great, the service was excellent and this is my new go to for breakfast in West End. No crowd. Surprised that there weren’t a lot of people here during breakfast but I was glad. The breakfast is very good and portion is perfect. Highly recommend. Had coffee and the American breakfast.

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vipGing
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It was a birthday celebration as I noted in my Open Table celebration. That was seemed a low priority with the restaurant. The celebrant's order of their Spring special ravioli was served to her "cold". It was taken back to have it re-done but by the time we got it back, we were almost done with our meals. We have to get that dish to go. The food was good but not anything I'd say that we're super excited to return soon. The restaurant's ambiance was very casual. Our wait staff was attentive and pleasant.

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Sydney
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dc happy hour ever! I am from AZ where North originated so was already a big fan but love seeing the great deals also in dc now. We got the board and bottle of wine plus a side of bruschetta and it was so inexpensive and delicious! I’ll definitely be back.

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vipAlma
New England
83 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends tonight and every safely protocol was in place. The food was wonderful!

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Mariss
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was soooo good. Wish I took pictures. The chicken pesto pasta was my favorite. That and the white truffle garlic bread. Me and my friend ate so much of the bread we couldn’t finish our pasta! Then we had the hazelnut torta for dinner. That was the best part!

Nice ambiance. Service was okay. Our server was clearly behind. But it’s all good. Over all good experience. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There was nobody in the restaurant yet it took waiteres and hour to bring salad and Two pizzas. Not recommend at all:(

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vipSteveP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party cannot stop raving about how good the pasta dishes were. Branzino was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Comida fría el servicio lento muy lento hasta para llevar el café a la mesa y sobre la comida esperaba más

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vipSteveA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe. Great fish, good service

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vipHannah
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is officially my favorite happy hour in dc!!
Food Is delicious normally always but on happy hour it’s slightly less expensive so great value!
The drink deals are great too! Large sangria pitchers!! So tasty!
Excellent service too- they actually check on you and come back before happy hour ends which a lot of places don’t!
Highly recommend! It’s until 7pm also which is AMAZING since most only until 6pm & it’s hard for my friends and I to make 6pm after work!

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vipWilliamT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Felt like a family pizzeria, cocktails were half filled, foods were greasy, menu was limited.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are visiting Washington DC and had a wonderful experience eating dinner at North Italia. The staff were excellent and so attentive. The food was excellent and the drinks were very tasty. Definitely recommend!

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vipKJ2015
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently incredible food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great happy hour!!! Love the sangria, so nice to sit outside eat a pizza and grab a drink

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vipCleaner
New England
44 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting DC for the week came upon this restaurant and decided to stop in for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised both food and service were great. We dined outside the first night we were so happy with the food and service we returned to dine inside. We ordered the Caesar salad and pizza which both were great. The second night we ordered the chicken pesto, Caesar salad and pizza again. If you are visiting or live in DC would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! Would definitely go back!

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vipPatrickW
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual!

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vipPerfection
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are many speakers overhead yet the restaurant was the perfect volume. My wife and I were able to speak comfortably on opposite ends of the table. Our server was fun to talk to and quick to help. Bussers were like ninjas taking empty plates or glasses. Food was perfect, truly. Couldn’t have had a better night. Thank you!

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vipguate2014
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time & food

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Catie
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for my birthday, staff was so nice! The food was amazing, don’t leave without trying the meatballs!

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vipDauntless
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food, extremely conscientious server. Only concern was a blast of cold air coming in every time the servers went in and out - frequently - to outdoor tables on a very cold night. Eventually we were moved to a warmer table and enjoyed the rest of the evening.

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You can order delivery directly from North Italia - Washington DC using the Order Online button. North Italia - Washington DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 803-8051.

North Italia - Washington DC is rated 4.8 stars by 425 OpenTable diners.

North Italia - Washington DC 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.