About North Italia – Austin
We’ve turned a modern lens on traditional Italian cooking. North Italia is our love letter to Italy—a place that’ll make you feel like you’ve stepped off a charming side street to discover a culinary gem. After a decade in business, we’ve learned a thing or two and we’re approaching perfection in the art of handmade pasta and pizza. Every day, we start from scratch to create dishes like Strozzapreti with Bloomsdale spinach or supple ribbons of tagliatelle for our Bolognese. Our pizza is a revelation: an airy, barely chewy center embraced by a perfectly crisp crust. With the spirit of the Italian taverna, North is the place to talk shop over a cocktail or swap gossip sharing delectable chef creations. Every neighborhood would be lucky to have a plac
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Daily 11am - 4pm
Mon - Fri 3pm - 6pm
Mon – Thu 4pm - 10pm
Fri – Sat 4pm - 11pm
Sunday 4pm - 9pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Seasonally, we have live bands playing outside on our patio on Friday Nights, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Night and Sunday Afternoon.
Parking is available in the garage or out in front of the Domain.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
North Italia – Austin Ratings and Reviews
Food was terribly over salted. The arti ...
Food was terribly over salted. The artichoke appetizer was too oily. NY Strip was terrible. Tasted like it was just unfrozen and cooked quickly, perhaps unfrozen while cooking, anyway that's how it tasted. the potatoes that came with steak were too burnt, it was basically chewing charcoal. The white bean soup was probably the tastiest of all dishes, but it was too salty nevertheless. the fish dish was too oily as well. Not a good experience. Service was mediocre. For some reason this place is very popular even though the food is terrible. This won't last long. We won't be returning ever.
Have probably dined at North 75 times or ...
Have probably dined at North 75 times or more, but not recently. Had the Zucca Chips to start the meal, then the Summer Vegetable Salad with Salmon. The salmon filet cut was large with a nice crust/glaze on the top. Delicious. Shared the tiramisu dessert - outstanding. Will be back again soon!
The noise level was way too high, I coul ...
The noise level was way too high, I couldn't talk across the table. The space is too crowded, I could hear neighboring table as well as my companion. The food was good. Reservations weren't ready when we arrived on time. This is a scene for millenials clearly. Service was good. Will not return, will not recommend to anyone over thirty something. Definitely no kids.
My wife and I had a much needed "date ni ...
My wife and I had a much needed "date night" away from the demands of family, so we decided to try something new. Since I love Italian food, we thought we'd try North Italia. We got there 15 minutes earlier than our reservation of 9:30 PM, and the place was jumping - full, busy and seemingly popular.
We waited at the bar, where my wife ordered a dirty martini. The martini needed to be sent back because it was missing the "dirty" element (the olive brine), and a single glass, priced at $11, was higher than we expected, and higher than most places.
In our reservation, we'd asked for a booth, but there was none available, so the seating hostess apologized, and seated us at a regular 2-seater table.
Our server was delightful, friendly, patient and helpful, although she seemed new at her job. We ordered the calimari as an appetizer, the Caesar salad, and the Strozzapreti pasta with chicken in a cream sauce and 12-inch "The Pig" pizza as entrees. The portions were smaller than most competing chains (Buca di Beppo and Maggianos).
The calimari was above average, though not amongst the top 10 we've eaten. We did enjoy it, though. The salad was delicious, and we were tempted to order another one, but we thought we'd reserve space for the entrees, which, judging by the salad, should have been just as delicious.
The pasta was pretty good, though not amongst the best. The pizza, though, with its Italian sausage and pepperoni, was pretty good - at the time. I ate half the pizza and none of the pasta, feeling strangely full with just half an order of calimari, a spoon of salad & pasta each and 6" of pizza.
A few hours after returning home, the food poisoning hit me, with violent vomiting and diarrhea throughout the night. Later the next day, the doctor opined that the pizza was the culprit, possibly bad pepperoni. I've eaten at many restaurant chains across the US in the last 20 years, and not one have I been ill. I certainly won't go back to North Italia - Austin again.
This is a trendy, always busy restaurent ...
This is a trendy, always busy restaurent located in the Domain. It is an attractive dining room, but very noisy. I like to sit on the outside patio, which has fans and mist machines to keep it comfortable. However, there is major construction on the restaurent right next door. So the patio is noisy now too.
There are great, unique drinks and the food is good, with daily specials. THe servers are attentive and friendly. It is a great place for lunch, dinner or drinks. Just don't expect a quiet conversation.
Food was fair. Be sure to ask for the ve ...
Food was fair. Be sure to ask for the vegetarian menu if that is your preference - all regular menu items have meat. My wife's pasta dish was soggy, another guest at our table got his entree cold. Maybe it was a one time thing but be warned.
North is always a great place to eat, it ...
North is always a great place to eat, it's got a great vibe in the heart of the Domain. My Pasta was awesome, I had STROZZAPRETI a chicken with spinach, mushrooms and a cream sauce. My husband had Boloneges which was never hot (spicy) before but this time was off the charts hot so that is why the 4 for food, not everyone in Texas likes spicy so please tone down the heat.
It was my birthday so my daughter and 16 year old grandson joined me, my grandson had the pig pizza which was very good but again with the hot spices.
We had an excellent experience at North. ...
We had an excellent experience at North. The pasta was fantastic and service was great. The restaurant is a bit noisy, so it is not a great choice if you are looking for something quiet/romantic. But, I love the food and the location--looking forward to going back!
The food was great, with reservations ma ...
The food was great, with reservations made we were able to be seated promptly. There was a live band playing right outside the patio which made the evening more enjoyable. The "pig" pizza was one of the best pizzas I have eaten in the Austin area.
Although my husband and I dine at North ...
Although my husband and I dine at North frequently, and have previously had a great experience, we were disappointed how rushed we were on Friday night when we went. In addition, the short rib plate that is generally one of the best meals on the menu, was quite disappointing, as the short rib was burnt on the outside, but not cooked well enough on the inside.
We're not from Austin and North Italia ...
We're not from Austin and North Italia was suggested when I inquired about a nice restaurant for an anniversary dinner. We were somewhat surprised when we realized it was not the dark, romantic kind of restaurant we go to for our anniversary. However, we decided to stay and try something new, and we were not disappointed. We had a great time. The specialty cocktails were great. We ordered 3 small plates for appetizers, stuffed mushrooms, meatballs, and mussels and they were all wonderful. For dinner we had the Scallops and Salmon and both dinners were excellent. Our waiter was attentive and engaging, which added to the fun. Even though we sat at a two top table that was in a line of several two top tables next to each other, we thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience, especially interacting with the diners on either side of us. A fun anniversary!
First visit - we'll be back!
Excellent food. Service was top-notch, a nice change after a bad experience at another restaurant. Ambiance was nice, but nosy and crowded. Manager came to our table to chat and thank us. We'll be back, at a quieter time if there is one.
Overall a great experience. Thankfully w ...
Overall a great experience. Thankfully we sat outside as the music level was an immediate irritation upon walking through the front door. Turn it down. It's a restaurant not a nightclub.
Food and service was top notch. Fresh and tasty with great combination of flavors. Our server got everything exactly right. Attentive but not constantly bothering you. Fix the music nonsense and it would be 5 star.
My server was a rockstar!
I can't remember his name but came in for the bolognese and said they were out, then tried to order the artichoke, said they were out, so my experience didn't start off great. BUT my server ran back into the kitchen and said they had enough for one more plate of bolognese! YEAH!
It was delish....
All of their pasta is fresh made daily. We met some friends there while we were in town. Had amazing garlic cheese bread and cheese place appetizers. We all ordered pasta dishes and everything was so good. Our waitress was also very knowledgeable and helpful on the menu and was a charm to be around.
Gone to the dogs
North used to be a great date spot, romantic, refined, but now it has become Austinfied. For $100 for two you can be seated on a loud patio surrounded by kiddos jumping and having a fun time, while watching someone's dog next to you mosey in and have a seat under your table. I love kids and dogs and have a couple of my own, but I thought this would be romantic date night so left both at home, but no need to get a sitter because this place has gone to the dogs, so join and have fun, but for that atmosphere, lets lower the price!
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