About North Italia – Austin
Austin, TX 78758
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.
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, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
North Italia – Austin Ratings and Reviews
We had a reservation on a very cold nigh ...
We had a reservation on a very cold night. When the hostess called to confirm our reservation she told my husband we were on the patio and he said if its cold that won't work. She assured us it would be warm - well it was not. Basically if he had not really been firm they were happy for us to leave but the manager in charge, Rachelle, stepped in and found us a table inside. She was very nice and understood. The other young hostess not so much - she was very unfriendly the rest of the evening. Our waiter was very nice and the food was amazing as always. We truly appreciated Rachelle's help in allowing us to dine at one of our favorite places. We will be back because of her attention to our situation and the way she handled things in such a nice positive way.
North is normally very good and did not ...
North is normally very good and did not disappoint. The seasonal vegetable salad was outstanding. The waitress offered a half portion making it perfect as a side to our entree. We prefer to sit outside as it is much quieter than inside. In the winter, the patio is enclosed with heaters and is very comfortable.
While the food was adequately priced for ...
While the food was adequately priced for the quality, the service is lacking. Length of time to get food to table was too long. Yes, we have dined at Food Trailers and Michelin restaurants. When the GM has to come to your table to tell you that the chef said that the food will be 'right out,' you know it's been too long and most likely, someone effed up.
The noise is abysmal. Some kind of dampening in the ceiling would be nice. If it's already there, they should hire someone to re-do it and get their money back from the other acoustical engineer. Might I recommend David Nelson in Elgin, perhaps?
The volume is prohibitive for me to bring clients or work related parties. I'd have to shout that we're going public in 3 days and that we expect a $15/share price.... so loudly that I would be busted for insider trading. And no, we're not going public in 3 days.
The chairs in the main dining room are reminiscent of desk chairs in junior high school.
Excellent service and food. We ordered ...
Excellent service and food. We ordered a variety of apps and entrees. The beef short rib main dish and pasta dish were outstanding. The scallops, pizza and squid ink pasta were also excellent. You can't leave without having the salted caramel budino - yum!
Wine list is good and priced fairly -
A very enjoyable dinner -
My girlfriend and I came to North Italia ...
My girlfriend and I came to North Italia for our New Year's Eve dinner and really enjoyed every course in the fixed menu. The ambiance in the restaurant was great too - very modern and classic. We chose the bruschetta and lasagnette appetizers, the scallops and bolognese entrees, and the tiramisu for dessert. It is the best tiramisu we have ever had! We also enjoyed the latte and a custom espresso and chocolate drink at the end of our meal. This is the first time we ate at North Italia, and it will definitely be a place we continue to go to.
The service was absolutely amazing! We e ...
The service was absolutely amazing! We enjoyed everything from the delicious appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Did I mention the aroncini was my absolute favorite? Thank you for a great meal on New Years Eve! It made our trip to Austin great!
Had an amazing dinner at North Italia. ...
Had an amazing dinner at North Italia. I heard about it from my sister, who brought home some leftovers one evening. This place had me hooked from cold leftovers, that's how delicious their food is. The waiter, Nate I believe, was amazing. He obviously prided himself with the food, and made some wonderful recommendations. I thought it was going to be much more expensive compared to how the food tasted. A great bang for your buck in my opinion.
Had a great dining experience and will definitely be going back there soon!
Overall, the meals were good but not qui ...
Overall, the meals were good but not quite up to par. Service was a little slow at first but was better towards the end of the meal. It took a long time to get our appetizers and when the Zucca chips came out (a usual favorite), they were overcooked significantly. They very quickly brought us a fresh batch that was much better though. The truffle bread appetizer was delish. One of the pasta dishes was a little too salty but overall we enjoyed our meals. The biggest issue was the outside patio heat. We usually enjoy the patio but with the freezing weather, the patio heat needed to be working. If the heaters are working, the patio is okay but the heaters were consistently turning off and customers were constantly having to let the staff know so they could turn them back on. There were a few near us that were not working properly and kept popping and shutting down. Hopefully with winter just beginning to sink in, they will get the patio heaters working again.
North continues to deliver fantastic Ita ...
North continues to deliver fantastic Italian fare. The service is always spot on - ask for Steve N. It goes without saying that the place is great because of the food, people, and most of all the management provided by Kevin!
I met a friend at North for a pre-Christ ...
I met a friend at North for a pre-Christmas lunch. The place was slammed but we were immediately seated when we arrived for our reservation. The service was good but I did have to ask for an iced tea refill.
The food came out in a timely manner during the lunch rush. We ordered the fig, goat cheese and arugula pizza. It was hot and delicious. I think this may be my favorite item on the menu and I order it every time even though I always tell myself ahead of time that I am going to try something new.
The prices are reasonable given the location in the Domain.
Awesome menu, never boring love the trad ...
Awesome menu, never boring love the traditional stuff we come back for but also enjoy trying the new items. Service is always fantastic much thanks to the restaurant for providing a great and very good wine list with some great bargains on there as well
Food was very tasty. I would like to men ...
Food was very tasty. I would like to mention that calamari is always bland. No seasoning in breading and then no sauce for dipping. Also, no one cleared away our appetizers. But, all in all, a pleasant visit like always.
We had our company party here and it was ...
We had our company party here and it was amazing. We had the chefs board and zucchini chips as appetizers. Great for sharing and everyone could find something to eat. We had a gluten free and vegan with us and they absolutely loved their meal. Red Sangria we ordered by the pitcher and was great to share with the table. I have eaten her many times and everyone I take here loves it so much!
North has been a reliable favorite over ...
North has been a reliable favorite over the years, but we were disappointed at our last visit. I'm not sure why, but 90% of our visits there, we are seated on the patio, regardless of the weather, in our case cold and raining. Maybe that is the only place they seat customers that reserve through open table? On this occasion, the patio heater above our head was not working properly. It would go on and off with bursts of energy and was very unsettling. Unusually, the restaurant was not full, so why seat us under a malfunctioning and potentially dangerous heater? The waitress commented that they new it was not functioning correctly and someone was coming out to fix it. Regarding the food, it was just average. The homemade pasta used to melt in your mouth and was delicious. It really set the restaurant apart. If the pasta is still homemade, it sure doesn't taste it. Also, no more fresh grated parmesan. Really? Is that too much work now? Also, the spaghetti sauces have changed. Maybe an off night with new chefs? I think management of this restaurant has stopped trying. I will definitely give it a second chance due to many good experiences there, but I will be booking on open table only so I can give a follow up review, NOT because the restaurant will be fully booked.
We were seated on the patio (by request) ...
We were seated on the patio (by request) for a late lunch at 12:45p.
The heaters were just barely adequate, but they were fighting against a draft from an open panel at the end of the patio. Why was it open on a cold day? The hostess tried to seat us at a table next to the open space first, despite there being an open table against the wall.
I am REALLY TIRED of the apparent policy of hostesses attempting to seat people in the worst possible location first. I overrode her choice and requested the table against the wall and got it.
The food was not up to usual standards. The chicken in the strozzapretti was alternately good and overcooked (tough). The dish did not hang together the way it has before. It tasted thrown together. It was just barely warmed.
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