North Italia - Washington DC
Appetizers and a salads are outstanding not only ingredients and flavors, but they come out fast.
As for entrees, the labor shortage has really had an effect on staffing, service, presentation and over done sauces…. Too rich and heavy.
So go for the atmosphere and apps
Not happy that it is not possible to make reservations for outdoor seating. It's on a first come first served basis. This defies logic in the age of pandemic. We will not be returning.
Good food and good service! We had chicken pesto and squid ink mafaldine which is very delicious. Tiramisu is a must! Our server Sarah was very nice and accommodating. Just a perfect day with our mom.
Wonderful staff, great tasting food and fast service
The service was amazing. Prince did a great job recommending great choices on the menu.
A nice restaurant that has a relaxed vibe and great Italian food, my recommendation is to not skip the dessert, the Tiramisu is the best I've had in the US.
Our server, Grayson, was extremely personable and helpful with suggestions. Very accommodating with menu alterations.
The food here is exceptional. The short rib pasta is a real standout. Unfortunately, our service experience was disappointing. The server was rushing us throughout the entire meal, but we were neither there late nor did we stay long. She took away our half-full water glasses before we even got the check. After a very long time of not seeing our loved ones and finally having the opportunity to spend some time with them over a meal, it felt frustrating and disappointing to be rushed by the server. That said, we'd happily get takeout from here because the food is amazing!
Food was absolutely delicious. However, our waiter was eager to remove our plates even though we were not done. She continuously asked us if we were done in passive aggressive manner even though the dining area was almost empty and we’ve been there for not even an hour. We quickly finished our desserts and asked for our check because it got pretty uncomfortable.
Incredible food and great service at a neighborhood venue with outdoor seating.
Wonderful atmosphere and food
Very disappointing experience. The restaurant ran out of bottled still water. Really, in the middle of DC summer heat? We both had the Arugula/Avocado salad. Unfortunately it was super sour and acidic and basically inedible. While the description said “lemon” and the waiter mumbled something about maybe too much lemon zest, there was no zest. Actually a little fresh lemon zest on top of the salad would have been welcome. But the amount of lemon juice or whatever was used made the dressing really bad. We ate the proteins (salmon, chicken), picked out the avocado and fennel, and left all the Arugula. Won’t go back.
Waiter was not attentive and apps came same time as entrees but the food was delicious….a little pricey, but it’s DC
Hostess was great
Service was poor. We’ve been here before and the food is solid but tonight the service was incredibly slow
Slow service. Very slow to get food. Small portions.
I met two girlfriends for lunch and we had a great time! Delicious food, great service and such a nice atmosphere. I highly recommend!
So wonderful!! Atmosphere was electric, staff welcoming and food was delicious! Highly recommend, we were excited to find a North in DC. Have enjoyed before in Denver.
Good selection of Italian dishes and deserts. You may need to avoid Sunday's though as several menu items were not available for some reason. Hence the 4 star vs 5 Star
Wonderful experience! Shout out to Julio back there in the Kitchen!
It was restaurant week menu. Food was good as was service.
Best Bolognese I ever had.
Delicious food and drinks! All the workers were nice and made sure we had everything we needed. Would highly recommend this place!
Excellent meal with
Prosciutto bruschetta with asparagus
Excellent, pricey Fontanafredda Barolo.
I'll be back.
The food was excellent but the food took a while to come out. I would come back but probably on a less busy day.
We had out of town guests, and we were looking for a new & different restaurant.
We hesitated since this is a chain, but everyone really enjoyed the food (excellent-“best ever” salmon comment by a guest), service, and spread out ambiance (we felt safer having to be indoors on a rainy day with a lot of space between tables indoors!).
Would definitely go back and will recommend.
I frequent this location lately almost twice a month and this was visit not the best. The waitress was very nice but lacked sense of urgency and it was not the best service. A couple things: There was still bread in our appetizer plate and she tried to take it. She took our silverware away after eating the bread app but never brought new silverware over and I had the chicken parm entrée so luckily my friend had a fork but the waitress didn't bring a steak knife for my chicken. We ordered another beer mid meal and it never came. To get the check took forever. We just requested it split into 2 checks, 2 couples, and it took a long time. I am not if she was overwhelmed and needed help but this was not my best experience.
Food was amazing, the truffle garlic bread was simply the best.
Fun place. Very good food, with a varied, well-elaborated menu, excellent cocktails and overall decent value.
I am never disappointed at North Italia. It was a beautiful evening and we were able to sit outside. Wonderful dinner and great service.
Great pizza and spaghetti!
Outstanding experience! The gluten free pizza was the best I’ve ever had! This was my second experience at a North Italia restaurant, and I continue to be amazed with my experiences.
Great service.. we were given excellent recommendations. Fun casual atmosphere with friendly staff
Very good food, great service from Ty.
Sat outside - pleasant evening, but minimal ambience on Pennsylvania Ave.
Open, airy and modern interior. Food was excellent. We ate there twice. We started with the chef's board both times. The prosciutto melts in your mouth. I had the bolognese the first time and the Tuscan chicken the second time. Both were excellent. I had the affogato both times for dessert. My wife had salad for dinner one with chicken and one with salmon. Salad was delightful ! Donuts for dessert. They were very light and delicious. We liked it so much we got a to-go order for the next day!
We all family enjoyed it. Foods were so wonderful and service was outstanding.
Great food and service
Recommendation was very good.
I'll go there again.
I’ve come here before and had the spaghetti and meatballs, and the first time it was a 10 out of 10. This was my second time going there and it must have been a different chef cooking because the spaghetti was tasteless. It’s very upsetting so not sure if I’ll be back.
My first visit on a Sat. lunch time was great as it was quiet and we were able to sit outside with good weather. Service by Dan (?) and others was great and we commented to the manager who graciously come out to greet us. The food was outstanding; I had salad with salmon and my former colleague who was treating me to lunch had a great pasta salad I believe. We tried the lemon donuts which were a real treat. Also the desserts - great tiramisu and gelato. The menu has intriguing offerings and we pledged to return to try some other great sounding dishes.
It was great to get together with a friend / colleague in North Italia. We used to go often there before the pandemic. Food was great as always, service was quick and friendly, and while there were guests, there was no noise, you can actually talk with a friend.
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North Italia - Washington DC is rated 4.7 stars by 548 OpenTable diners.
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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.