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North Italia - Woodlands, The Woodlands, TX

North Italia - Woodlands

4.6
4.6
93 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At North, we set the standard for crave-worthy by serving delicious handmade food daily. Our chefs use only the freshest ingredients to create Italian dishes that consistently satisfy. Enjoy pastas made from scratch daily. Favorites like Bolognese and Chicken Parm. And unexpected bites that go above beyond, like savory Zucca Chips and White Truffle Garlic Bread. Plus an assortment of house-made cocktails, expertly curated wine, and local craft beers that will beckon you to relax, sip and savor every moment you are here.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (281) 292-6935

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Handmade pasta? That's amore!

    $65.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    We are now accepting reservations for our 3-course, Valentine’s Day prix-fixe dinner. Celebrate with cheers-worthy cocktails, your favorite house specialties and brand-new special features! Please note that we are NOT serving our a la carte menu this evening. Menu availability, capacity and hours of operation may vary.

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What 93 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • The Woodlands

    Great for brunch

  • The Woodlands

    Good for business meals

  • The Woodlands

    Healthy

  • The Woodlands

    Great for fine wines

  • The Woodlands

    Great for outdoor dining

  • The Woodlands

    Great for scenic views

  • The Woodlands

    Italian

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  1. JG

    JenniferG

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    Certainly a disappointment. We had been wanting to try here for awhile and at first glance the space is beautiful. Very large glass windowed kitchen all very nice. Reservations easy through Open Table. Spicy Bloody Mary was excellent and so was our server. After that well, not so great. Grilled bread appetizer tasted good, but most of the bread was so hard you could not bite through it. Bolognese so dry and flavorless that the dish was unpleasant to eat. My breakfast Carbonara had no flavor whatsoever. We both tried at the table to add salt and pepper but it was not enough. We also could not understand the attire for the hostess staff. At brunch navel baring mini skirts? It is brunch people. A little early for club attire.
  2. DA

    DanielleA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks are good. Food is great. The shrimp scampi appetizer is so yum. Love the pizza!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dana our waitress was wonderful and the food was excellent per usual!
  4. J

    Jean

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food I have had in a long time! We were there for 3 hrs just having the best time. Everything was just so delicious!!
  5. T

    Toto

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Not much entrée choices. Food is good but a little bit small portions, specially in appetizers. Too big kitchen for a small menu.
  6. JZ

    JosephZ

    Baja California

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere, Service and food were excellent.
  7. CK

    ClaireK

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really appreciate that even though the restaurant was full, it was still quiet enough to have a good conversation over dinner. So many restaurants these days are way too noisy!
  8. LR

    LuvRetirement

    Houston

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all had pasta and they were great! Service was great, lots of tea refills- but we do wish you had regular tea
  9. J

    James

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very salty meals.
  10. JW

    JanetW

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!! Waitress was great. Will definitely return!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Birthday - Slow food and drinks delivery. Good ambiance and attention for mid week.
  12. OK

    OKTex

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place we use to go to a location in Houston and now have one close by! The food is very good and the restaurant interior is classy! So happy to have them in The Woodlands. Everything Ive had to eat is delicious
  13. p

    phpwoods

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    OK new Italian restaurant in the Woodlands. Excellent starter and dessert but sub standard main course. Limited wine list. Very noisy
  14. W

    Woodlander

    Houston

    224 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    224 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We arrived early for our 5:30 reservation and were told the booth we had requested was already taken. Our disappointing anniversary dinner continued downhill with being seated right outside the restrooms where a steady stream of adults walked and children ran and skipped their way up and down the aisle all evening. Our request for a wine decanter took 15 minutes as staff searched for a clean decanter. The zucca chips arrived soggy and cold. Rigatoni with vodka sauce was good but the alfredo pasta with the chicken parmesan had congealed together making what is usually a lovely side into an unappetizing clump of cold pasta. Our suggestions: 1) Plan ahead for the special event reservations and reserve the best tables; 2) Always check on diners within 2 minutes of receiving their entrees — not 15 minutes; 3) If the person delivering food notes that the chips are soggy, do not deliver! Get a new order. This has great potential but the casual manner in which diners are served by whizzing by servers, no management visible, and disjointed service is very sad.
  15. ED

    EmilyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christian was our server. His knowledge over the menu was astonishing and put us at ease while ordering. We love everything about this place and will be back again!
  16. CM

    ChefMO

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Very disappointed with my last dining experience at North Italia. I brought some friends from out of town up to The Woodlands and was stoked to take them to my favorite restaurant in the area. I had a reservation for a party of 5 New Year’s Day at 5:00 pm. Our waiters name was Harrell which I had to find for myself on the bill at the end of the evening. I’d had him previously and had no issues however last night was a disaster. It was not packed and we didn’t get greeted for 10 minutes, our drinks didn’t arrive for 15 minutes, and we asked several times for water for the table before receiving it. We had a bottle of bubbles for the table which was not presented but just opened and poured into wet champagne flutes. After the first pour and many minutes of empty glasses, I had to stand up and give my guests ‘proper’ wine service. I ordered the truffle bread and meatballs to start, the bread took at least 20 minutes to arrive (by itself) followed by the meatballs after another 10. During this waiting time we never saw our waiter. We nearly finished our apps before our waiter came to take our entree order. I had the Strozapretti subbing the noodles for spicy broccolini and wow my mouth was lit on fire. I was going to eat it because that’s what I ordered however the dish itself was cold but punched you in the face with an inedible heat. My sisters dish (strozzapretti sub pasta for regular broccolini NOT SPICY) came out with the same heat as mine and again cold. After 10 minutes I was able to get a different waiter to get us a manager, the dish was replaced but no follow up from any manager. The table agreed the food overall was Luke warm and very disappointing, we would’ve sent it back however we didn’t want to wait another 30 minutes for our entrees. We spent 2.5 hours here mostly of waiting on food. As a current waitress, the lack of service, failure of wine service, and lack of care for food, I am very disappointed with my latest experience. Hoping things get better.
  17. l

    lovegoodfood

    Houston

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The first time we had dinner at North Italia was excellent! This visit was terrible. The food was good when we finally received it! We ordered appetizers and drinks, no problem then we ordered dinners for 4 adults and 3 kids ages 8-12-14 so not infants. The kids meals finally came after a long wait, but no adults meals. We were told “oh we decided to Serv the Childerns meals first”, which we didn’t ask for. Then we waited and waited and after about 25 minutes the adult meals finally came. Now the kids were already fully done with there meals and had to sit waiting for the adults to finish. Everyone enjoyed their meals but the overall experience for all was not good!
  18. C

    Christina

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations and had a set NYE menu. Service was great, it seemed like they were honoring reservations and holding tables. We were seated right away. All the food was wonderful and brought out at great times. Drinks/cocktails were great as well. We will def go back to try the regular menu options.
  19. W

    Woodlander

    Houston

    224 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    224 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was outstanding. However, there are two areas that need improvement. My wife and I were dining with another friend. Two servers brought my dinner and our friend’s dinner, but not my wife’s. I assumed they would bring my wife’s immediately thereafter. Our (male) friend and I waited gentlemanly until my wife’s food would come, we waited a few minutes and no food was delivered, so we stopped a wait staff and asked where the food was. She said she would check. We waited again and just as I was about to find a manager the food was finally delivered. This must be fixed, there is no reason 3 meals cannot be served at the same time. The second issue was that our friend asked for a glass of wine when his dinner was delivered, the wine was not delivered until we were almost done with dinner.
  20. AM

    AngelaM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to North Italia (Woodlands) for Christmas Eve brunch. Janelle was amazing! She greeted me soon after I sat down and she was so friendly and personable, she offered some great drink recommendations. She greeted my husband once he made it in from parking the car and grabbed his beverage soon after. She made sure we had everything we needed and treated us like family. The ambience was very peaceful within this location, which made for a nice cozy meal with all the hustle and bustle outside. I simply adore the food at North Italia but highly recommend the meatballs and if you go for Sunday Brunch, make sure you order the lemon donuts! Delicious!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amzing!!! Can’t wait to go back
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Wonderful food and service. Perfect calamari and great quality of ingredients for bolognese and Parmesan rigatoni. Absolutely returning!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was amazing , and the food was EVERYTHING I amagined.
  24. TX

    TXreviewer

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First, we had a very likable, personable and helpful waiter who was a big part of our experience set North Italia. Atmosphere had a casual but modern vibe. Each food course came out quickly and in proper sequence. As far as we are concerned everything tasted great. We had a calamari starter, two different short rib entrees and the beignet type of donut desert sitting on a slightly tart but complimentary lemon cream. We also had drinks, a vodka and a gin martini, and they were very good also. Each aspect of our experience at North Italia, from the greeting we received from the hostesses at the front to closing our check, was very positive. Will return!
  25. AL

    AlysaL

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    The food would’ve been amazing if it didn’t come out cold. Our waitress was incredibly inattentive and after waiting 20 mins she finally took our order. We didn’t get drink refills until our check came to the table. We ordered an appetizer that was cold and brought out with our food, which was also cold. Had really high hopes bc the location is great the the restaurant is absolutely beautiful. We will try it once more and see if being opened a bit longer will work out any kinks.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    We had a great dinner on a Friday evening. We had an appetizer, two dinners, a dessert and 2 glasses of wine and spent about $120. The value was great, the ambience was good. Food is absolutely amazing! I definitely left feeling stuffed. Our server was great with suggesting wines and getting samples for us to make a decision. Only complaint is there was a baby crying in the middle of the dining room and it continued for a while. Kind of ruined the mood and set off our nice dinner date. We don’t mind an energetic, busy restaurant on a Friday night but the child really ruined the vibe we were shooting for on date night.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Our food took way too long to come out
  28. W

    Winetasting

    Houston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First our waitress Ashley was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. The Ceasar salad was the best I' had anywhere. I had the baked salmon and was also fantastic. Will definitely be returning.
  29. FI

    FITx

    Houston

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Friends in from out of town, we hoped to wow with a NEW Woodlands place. Disappointing from the very start. Once seated we had to ask for everything… even water. They charge for everything but water, not enough sauce on the pasta…bring a nice crock and charge for it. Want some bread on the table ( like every Italian place in town) … ask and boom ‘on the bill!’ And marginal in flavor at best, big NO from me.
  30. GC

    GwenC

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great bourbon selection. Awesome service. Amazingly delicious cuisine. Great addition to the Woodlands!
  31. t

    texascoroner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    The food and vibe is always great but last nights service was way off which was surprising because it was a Monday night and they were not that busy.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration I loved it with my entire family Food was perrrrrfecrt!!!! I hope they stay the same
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s was good! A little but noisy due to the football game on tv but all was perfect!
  34. a

    andrewb

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The overall experience was good, restaurant has a nice feel and is new and fresh. The service was ok and there was good spacing on the tables so it doesn't feel crowded. The food was very good, but all the meals were cool/warm so that detracted a bit from the experience.
  35. SR

    SteveR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and Service! We will return again.
  36. LD

    LaurenD

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate my birthday and try out the new restaurant. We loved the look of it. The food was well portioned and delicious. The prices very reasonable. The only downside. Not sure what the company was going for with the wait staff look. They looked a bit shabby, It didn’t match the restaurant class. We’d appreciate if they would wear simple waitressing attire (in addition to the a nicer apron. Maybe the same shirt for everyone. Also, personal hygiene, hair looking clean, one of them, her hair look as if she had just got out of bed. That attire was our only criticism. Other than that we LOVED it. We will be back and we will tell our family.
  37. GA

    GloriaA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was the best! She had excellent recommendations & was very friendly. Food was also excellent and the pasta was so fresh!
  38. KB

    KarenB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was exceptional!
  39. A

    Annie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Service was very poor! Made a res for birthday dinner… took 15 min to be seated… another 20 min to get our first glass of wine. Wine was brought by someone other than our server and they didn’t know which wine was for who and didn’t know what the wine was. So we guessed. My wine was very marginal but cost $20 per glass. Out of the entree that I ordered and had my eye on for weeks. lFood portions were very small. No bread served complimentary as typical and expected in Italy and Italian restaurants. Overall, never going back
  40. g

    geraldh

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    pleasant enviornment, nice spacious bar seating area. excellent service, food was very tastey and nice presentation, wine list somewhat limited but enough variation to fine something in different price ranges. biggest challenge was parking which is non existent. overall solid experience and worth trying.

FAQs

North Italia - Woodlands offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 292-6935.

North Italia - Woodlands is rated 4.6 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for North Italia - Woodlands

1201 Lake Woodlands Dr, #403, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    The Woodlands

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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