North Italia - Washington DC

4.6
644 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing the food was delicious and the server was very attentive and nice and worked with us to describe what was on the dishes and dessert .

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MACWAT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kept secret. Service and food was great! Make sure you order the butter cake for dessert! I'll be returning soon!

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AmyMM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at North Italia and it was amazing! Already planning a trip back!

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Shaun
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! The servers were very attentive and a very relaxed atmosphere.

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Kris
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service, staff, and environment was great. Food was disappointing, overly salty and portions were small for the cost and in comparison to other similar locations, the value for is not worth it.

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vipJopyxis127
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, close to GWHospital, large portions. Great basic Italian food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great food and ambiance. Waiter extremely attentive and friendly, great quality in the food and was served very quick.

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JanetF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was great. We'll definitely be back.

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vipFoodie31
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

fish dishes were good, but short rib and pasta was disappointing. Meat was very dry and well done.
nice atmosphere--not crowded
good service

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Lovegoodfood
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A contemporary decorated restaurant with a warm atmosphere, friendly knowledgeable staff and great food. We had dinner there before going to the Kennedy Center on Jan 2, 2022.
Will definitely go again. Pleasant for 2 but could accommodate a large group dinner.

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DCLocak
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful food. A great italian restaurant to have in DC!

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ChelseaLS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good and the ambiance was nice, but the service was lacking. He was very slow, forgot to bring my tea, and when reminded he brought caffeinated tea instead of the decaf I asked for. They were out of decaf tea so o got a decaf latte instead which took forever to come.

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vipNeighbor
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A reliable choice it seems. Well managed, attractive, slid service, and good food. Will be back definitely.

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CB1217
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food and drinks but our service from the bar was a bit slow. We could see our order sitting but our server didn't bring them. Finally the host ended up grabbing them. At the end of the meal we considered dessert but were a little pressed for time. We decided not to risk it given the drink delivery. Despite the glitch we will probably be back.

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MaryV
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant not far from Kennedy Center. We had the roasted vegetables, cioppino and pizza. Everything was fantastic!

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MichaelA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A modern layout with a diverse menu!

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CaseyS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for their New Year’s Eve Special menu. This was my wife and it’s first time at North Italia and we were more than impressed. Hands down the best Italian food I’ve ever had. Service was perfect, I appreciate when the staff uses a light hand and isn’t overbearing. The food was WELL WORTH the price. Go. You will not be disappointed.

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TomK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited with 2 adult children and my wife on 12/30/2021. Each person had a different dish and everyone gave their dish at least 8.5/10 on an unofficial scale. Service was very good. Had 1 meal mini mix-up which was immediately rectified. Would certainly recommend

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DawnY
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with outstanding food and service. The diver scallops were cooked perfectly and the pasta dishes and pizzas enjoyed by the rest of our party were all wonderful.

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Surabaya
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant was half filled, as dinning early on a Thursday night. Food was good and staff are very efficient.

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Huddy
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great experience! Highly recommend the truffle garlic bread

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

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vipAdamJ
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and very accommodating.

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vipAnne
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Just a mediocre meal that was not worth the price. Our server was friendly but very slow.

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vipDenA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our evening visit to the Foggy Bottom outlet of this restaurant did not disappoint. The staff worked beautifully as a team to manage the patrons (clearly understaffed bc of Covid). Everyone was incredibly nice and accommodating. Food -- margherita pizza, strozzapreti, anolini -- all were well flavored and portioned for a filling but not overstuffed meal.

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VATraveler
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

North Italia was fine and close enough to Kennedy Center for dinner before a show. Happy hour prices were somewhat deceptive in that only house wines were discounted.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good!! Server Rashad was most attentive and so accommodating. He was an absolute pleasure and we really enjoyed our lunch. Thanks so much Rashad!!!

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ReshminaW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great value for money. What else could one ask for? We stopped by North Italia for brunch before a concert at the Kennedy Center and appreciated the quick service, and excellent food. Lots of good vegetarian and vegan options too (also, be sure to try their sangria!).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I visit this restaurant everytime I visit DC. Service and ambience was meh.

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vipLucky2
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Some staff were NOT MASKED, which is totally irresponsible given the new and virulent COVID-19 Omicron variant. In addition, our dishes, which were supposed to be hot, were barely warm. Suggest staying away until the restaurant initiates a responsible anti-COVID policy and trains staff in the new rules. A shocking ignorance of health protocols and lack of regard for the health of its patrons.

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NeilP
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience! Our waiter was really good, Burrata cheese appetizer was outstanding. Kale salad salmon was fantastic. Bolognese pasta also very good. Portions were a bit small for the price paid, but quality was outstanding.

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viphansk
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

North always has great food and service!

We’ve eaten at the one in Austin at The Domain for years. Always stellar experience

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Juan
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was great yesterday. It is not always so good.

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SUSANF
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The food was so heavily salted I had to return it. Very unhealthy menu. Service was very good. The bolognese was delicious but my diver scallops were awful. Polenta was too salty and mushy. I would never return

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great menu options, food tasted great. Best service we've experienced in a restaurant in quite a while.

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vipAlyssaS
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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vipGenieB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erica was amazing she always checked on me to see how my food was and if I wanted anything else. The cheese board was amazing and so was the branzino

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Birthday dinner so good only down side they began closing as we finished so we were not offered dessert

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vipjay1
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Unfortunately, North Italia had tons of waiters and waitresses plus "managers-hostess), but service was awful. Our waiter would disappear for long period of times; he was also doing as a bartender and conversing with individuals at the bar like he was just tending the Bar. Also, most of those working the floor spent lots of time in the kitchen drinking coffee or water, but not working the floor. Lots of people for such a poor service attending. Runner bringing food wouldn't ask whether the orders were good or ask any questions - he woudl just put the plates on the table and leave. Waiter no where to find him. We requested extra cheese in the pizza (didn't happen).

North Italia has always done better - hope DC can match the service in Tysons

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North Italia - Washington DC is rated 4.6 stars by 644 OpenTable diners.

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.