North Italia – Irvine
Choice of: margherita or cacio e pepe. (1170/1340 cal)
Breakfast Carbonara Pasta*
poached egg, crispy pancetta, english pea, cavatelli, herb breadcrumb, pecorino stagionato
White Truffle Garlic Bread
house made ricotta, mozzarella, grana padano, herbs
Food was unique and delicious. Service was top notch. My son ordered the flourless chocolate cake with salted caramel gelato as his birthday desert and it was simply amazing!
Nothing super impressive. Decent food but nothing I’d go to again.
It was a first time visit and definitely enjoyed it and will be back
Went on my anniversary with my GF for the first time. Food and service was great!
Our waitress was amazing! She was so nice and thoughtful throughout our experience! Our food was portioned perfectly and our dishes were delicious!
Great food and service and we enjoyed our dinner on a busy Friday night.
The waiter was super attentive and friendly. Definitely will be back
Great food and ambiance. On my return list for both casual and a nice night out.
From the hostess to the waitress, the service was very friendly and fast at North Italia. We ordered the beef carpaccio to start. The beef was thinly sliced, well dressed, super tender, and paired very nicely with the toasted bread. For the main course, we ordered a bolognese and a spicy salami pizza. Both were very well made. The bolognese was very tasty and the amount of ragu to freshly made pasta was perfect. The pizza was great as well. North Italia’s dough was very chewy and soft and went great with the toppings. Overall, a fantastic lunch and my girlfriend and I can’t wait to go back to try new dishes.
Outside dinning, but they sat us right behind someone at a high table, they moved us to a better spot. All was good from that point on.
Birthday celebration was amazing indoor dining, socially distanced great service
Wonderful food, friendly staff, great environment
Food was delish and great servjce
We were seated out in the patio which was fine....our waiter was great and our food came out in a timely manner and tasted great! The only reason I rated the ambience so low is because halfway through our dinner, a couple was seated next to us and with they had 2 dogs that the woman sat with IN her lap while we ate. Two of my children have dog allergies so it would have been courteous of the staff to ask if the surrounding tables were ok with this situtaion. Unfortunately, we finished our dinner quickly and got out of there. Very disappointed with how this situation was handled.
The front door host was mean, but the waiter was superb
Our server was fantastic! Everyone from hostess to mgmt was very helpful and nice.
Great food and service. We made our reservations through the open table app and didn’t have to wait for our table.
The food is outstanding.
We had a family gathering at North and really felt like our waitress went above and beyond to accommodate us and make our experience a unique and memorable one. The food here is always superb, so an individualized touch makes the difference. Also dog friendly outdoor seating! Love that. Highly recommend.
The food was great, as always. Our server was awesome. I love their strawberry lemonade :) we love coming to this restaurant because of the food, the service, and the friendly staff....
Awesome server and yummy food!
Food took forever. Waiter keeps forgetting to bring salad dressing, cream and sugar (coffee) and candles for hubby’s bday and I called to remind them.
I made reservations for lunch with our friends and was seated promptly. The staff was excellent from the beginning to the end of our lunch. The food was also very good as our waitress checked in from time to time if we needed anything. We all had a great time and will come back again soon.
Rarely write reviews. Visiting from NYC where the dining is top notch. My parents live in the area and always comment how so cal dining has nothing on New York. My mom couldn’t stop raving about this restaurant and how it reminded her of her visits to the east coast. Our waitress Carly was from NJ and could not be a better server. Made our evening special. Food was top notch. Had the chef’s plate app and the mushroom pizza. Branzino, salmon, chicken pesto pasta and the short rib pasta all terrific. Hazelnut torte for dessert. So good. Will be a return customer. Worth the long wait for proper Rez.
Amazing! The gluten free pizza & pasta tasted absolutely delicious!
Always great food, service was a little below what we usually experience.
Great food and service!
Met with a colleague from work and we were seated outside on the patio. Our server was very attentive, nice, & knowledgeable about the menu. We tried a salad off the seasonal menu. Everything was delicious! Will be back! 😊
Food is descent. Water refill happened only once at the beginning or our dinning. Server seemed very busy. My vegetable salad was missing few of the ingredients mentioned in the menu. Overall OK experience. Would go again but not often.
Rick was awesome.
A little hick up on order of food... which is understandable since we are just now allowing indoor dining.
Rick handled it and all was goof.
Friends get together
This place was amazing ! My friend and I enjoyed the food , and ambiance. We had an amazing and attentive waiter! Can’t wait to come back to North Italia.
We were there celebrating a birthday. Made a reservation in advance and was sat in the front makeshift outdoor area as opposed to the actual patio in the back/side. Sat at the table for 25 minutes before receiving water. Left early because the ambience was awful (seated in the parking lot despite making a reservation specifying we were celebrating a birthday) and we weren’t willing to wait two hours to eat. If it took 25 minutes to get water, I’m assuming it would have been 2 hours before eating. Also, never received water for my dog despite asking for it on 3 different occasions. Also asked 3 times for the heaters to be turned on by our table, never happened. Terrible service. Such a bummer because I love this restaurant and have always had great service in the past.
Really good food and personable service. Management goes above and beyond to ensure customers have a great experience.
We had the Pig pizza, a veggie salad with salmon, a simple salad and the Italian butter cake dessert, which is fantastic. Reservations recommended as it gets pretty busy.
Food amazing! Tommy, our waiter very knowledgeable and friendly.
My husband and I go to North Italia all the time and we love it! We go for date nights and get togethers with friends and this restaurant never disappoints. We always have great food & great service!
Great food and service. The food was amazing 🤩 we got there right in time for happy hour. The Chicken Parm was excellent! Tiramisu was yummy too.