North Italia - Washington DC

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$30 and under
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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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AJ
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luther and Ruby (weekends) are great waiters. Great food and ambiance!

v
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Ridiculously noisy

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. Make sure to try the white truffle garlic bread. It was so good we had to order a second helping. The service was phenomenal, especially our waitress Sayon Would definitely make another trip here.

J
Sydney / NSW
64 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, service and efficient for a lunch meeting.

J
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pasta was okay. nothing too special. Pasta was overcooked. Garlic bread was good. Pudding was very rich, too rich for my taste. Pistachio cake was bit too dry but the sauce was nice. Fox something Pinot was good.

FO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I would recommend this restaurant. The food here is good for the soul. Since this restaurant opened, I have personally been here about 10 times however, I will say, that the quality of the food has been inconsistent. I find that going to this restaurant on a not so busy day guarantees that you will have quality food without a long wait. The only other complaint that I have about this restaurant is the noise level. It is very loud inside. During the summer, I sat outside which was much less noisy than inside. I think I get what the owners are going for but i think they should lower the music.

JG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, drinks and service. Everybody liked the food. Bolognese was especially good.

SD
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful. Our Server made great food and wine recommendations. This was the best meal we had this trip. We dined early - I’m not sure what the noise level would be with a full restaurant.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Positives: Friendly and attentive service staff, pleasant atmosphere with a lot of space, nice decor, well-made pasta and flavoring (squid ink malfada)
Negatives: Overcooked seafood, limited selection of wine from northern Italy, limited seating for 2, seating near the door (very cold), naming of different pasta types on menu wasn't entirely correct

LD
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

The first time I went, I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. The second time I went with my dad and I was really disappointed in the service as our food was bought out hours later due to miscommunication between the servers. Otherwise, the food was pretty good and may or may not go back.

SN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Waiter was super nice but kitchen staff did not deliver. Fish fish arrived under cooked; appetizers came out with the entrees; waiter disappeared after first 10 minutes; dishes that we had ordered two weeks ago that we’re excellent had been changed and were just ok. Waiter was super friendly and all the stars are for her. Not a great experience overall. Pretty pricey too.

AJ
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this new restaurant. They have great food, great ambiance and great service! I love introducing my friends to this new gem.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Honestly wasn’t memorable at all... restaurant was way too loud and couldn’t even hear my girlfriend next to me at the table. Service was sub par and everything took way too long to be made. If comparing this to any of the top quality Italian restaurants in DC you will be very upset. For the price I feel the food was nowhere near the quality, I’ve had better bolognese from much cheaper restaurants. The chicken parm was over seasoned and felt like they were trying to make up for the lack of a decent sauce by adding obscene amounts of garlic and salt to trick the taste buds. All in all I see no reason to go back to this restaurant!

EG
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful new restaurant in the Foggy Bottom area -- good food and wine and great service.

JB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience5

If you are going to have an open kitchen concept, it would help to not see the chaos in the kitchen. It took over an hour to get our meal and the manager only offered to buy another (overly priced) glass of wine. The table next to us left before their meal arrived for waiting so long.

d
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good! But service way too slow! Entrees took 90 minutes to arrive & 1 out of the 4 meals took even longer. Drinks took about 20 minutes to come for each round. Waitress was attentive & apologetic for the very slow service.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was good but our waiter was not attentive and could not even articulate what was on the menu. We were two women dining and we were made to feel like we were invisible. We had to sit with empty dishes on the table and ask another waiter for the bill. I will not be returning to this restaurant and be treated like this again.

KD
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Be prepared to have a long conversation while waiting for your dinner to arrive, however the food is worth the wait.

H
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great but they actually charged me for extra marinara sauce on my meatballs. Very disappointing & nickel & dime

s
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were great. We really enjoyed it.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good restaurant to talk and discuss

e
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, our waitress was super nice (think her name was Emily?) and knowledgeable, might want to invest in some mosquito inhibitors just because we sat outside and my legs were all bitten up! I know that's our fault for wanting to enjoy the swamp but that would have been really cool if you were one of the only restaurants to think about our unfortunate bug problem in D.C. Something to think about!

MM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Place was nice, good service. But my pasta was overcook, but really overcook and I got a blonde hair in my pasta!!!!!! Sorry but I do not recomend this place!!!!!!!

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Italian food! Delicious, great portions, many great options. Good as lunchtime option or dinner.

L
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside dining. Inside noise level is very loud. Food was delicious and service was great.

h
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great addition to the Foggy Bottom/West End neighbourhood. Food and service were great. Decor and environment is really enjoyable.

m
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I really want to like this establishment; however, each time my work group has gone there for a lunch meeting or interview, it takes more than 45 mins to get our food! The most recent occasion was a disaster. We had to ask to get our food boxed up to go. We have tried ordering everything as soon as we get there and it still happens AND asking for rush on the food as soon as we order but we never get our food before we have to return to work. We’re always late to work and hungry when we leave. No bueno!

s
New England
25 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good was good but service really slow despite the restaurant being fairly empty.

J
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time but it won't be our last. Service and food were really good. Loved the Kale salad!

BM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. It appeared that all of the waitstaff worked very quickly to serve others.

F
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, portion sizes not too small & not too big. The house Bolognese was mouth watering ant the Tiramisu was to die for.

CP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice place. Open decor. Very clean, seems brand new. Young atmosphère.
Food was excellent, service was impeccable.

DJ
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both excellent. It was nice to eat in a restaurant where one could actually speak with his colleague. I really liked North. The portions were HUGE. I ate about a third of my dinner, but how could I complain about that?

RR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was very good. I had pizza (excellent) and my family had pasta (they shared “It was pretty good). Service was excellent and I loved the restaurant’s motif.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Stopped in for lunch on a Friday afternoon to find a lively crowd and delicious food. I ordered a pizza and my husband had a short rib pasta dish- both were fantastic. The place is very clean with plenty of seating inside and on the patio out front. We also both had drinks- me a glass of wine and my husband a cocktail- both great. The service was a bit slow, but we weren’t in any hurry and enjoyed taking a moment to relax. Will definitely be dropping by again!

l
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice airy feel to the place. My pasta was excellent and my dining companion raved about the chicken parmesan. I have had their pizzas before, also very tasty. Iced tea was especially good.

FQ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience1
Took my friend there for her birthday lunch and we were treated
royally from our 1st step in the door! Fabulous service
and fabulous food -- so inventively and beautifully
presented. The pistachio cake at the end was pure
perfection. Can't wait to return!!!

OR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The portions are very big which was so nice and something I'll keep in mind next time I go so I don't snack before like I did this time. The calamari appetizer was enough for 4 people so make sure people want to share. I had a ginger margarita which was so refreshing. Our server was excellent, answered all our questions, was attentive but not overbearing and was friendly!

B
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Kelly was absolutely precious. We enjoyed everything. Would come back for sure. Beautiful decor.
Short rib pasta was fabulous as well as calamari and red wines we had.

SP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was good (except the chicken was extremely dry in my salad), spot was trendy, but the waitress was fantastic.