About North Italia – Austin
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 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.
Smelled outstanding when we entered the ...
Smelled outstanding when we entered the restaurant. Great food options! Fun vibrant atmosphere. Food was delicious. They let us stay after closing to finish an espresso and gelato. Talked about it again today. Ready to go back!
I was craving North Italia's Bolognese p ...
I was craving North Italia's Bolognese pasta, so my husband and I headed up there for a date night. We were there at 6 on Saturday and the place was already hopping. The hostess was friendly and efficient and our server, Anthony, was great--attentive, knowledgeable, professional, and friendly as well. We ordered the meatball appetizers which my husband loves, and followed up with my Bolognese (the pasta is hand made and tastes it) which had just the right amount of sauce for my Italian taste buds. My husband ordered something different than he has had before--the short rib raddiatore (also house made pasta) and loved it as well. The portions are sizeable, but not out of control. Just enough to take a small portion home. We finished with a salted caramel confection that we love. We had a great evening! Highly recommend North Italia!
An awesome venue for quick casual dining ...
An awesome venue for quick casual dining, family, and friends. I personally love their dog friendly policy -- outdoor seating for me and my dog and a nice water bowl too! Outstanding food. I definitely recommend.
We love North, always have. Our server w ...
We love North, always have. Our server was fantastic. My son ordered Chicken Parmigiana and got sick :( The tomato soup can be amazing but is not consistent. We could not eat our 2 bowls on this visit (too spicy, too tart) yet we were still charged for them. Love the outdoor seating.
We reserved for a table for 5 outside an ...
We reserved for a table for 5 outside and got the round table. This was a business dinner, so highly recommend a round table so that it is easier to talk. The inside is a bit noisy, but we sat on the patio. The 1/2 wine bottles for happy hour are quite a deal. The food was great and the service outstanding. Fun times. We'll be back.
We received A call from the maître d' co ...
We received A call from the maître d' confirming our reservation. I asked to make our reservation earlier by 40 mon and they were able to accommodate us. I also at that time mentioned that we were celebrating a special birthday and they had a beautiful table ready for us in the corner. Our waiter was awesome and gave us two free desserts for the birthday!
I have come here on several occasions an ...
I have come here on several occasions and this was the first time they were slow to serve and didn't get an order right and we had a long wait. They made up for it by giving the person a free lunch who waited and the food is still good, BUT they may have a new chef.
NORTH is where I go when I want to celeb ...
NORTH is where I go when I want to celebrate an event and/or indulge in two of my favorite dishes of all time: Strozzapreti and the Zucca chips. Oh, and the Olive Oil Cake is a family favorite! We'll be back again! Highly recommend.
First I'm so glad I made a reservation t ...
First I'm so glad I made a reservation thru Open Table. At 8 pm, there was an hour wait for a table. We were seated immediately. One downside (that I didn't mention to the service), the chicken in the Strozzapreti was over cooked. However, as whole, the dish was wonderful.
this was our first time to North. We we ...
this was our first time to North. We went for happy hour/dinner. Beer and wine priced reasonably appetizers on special. We got the Board, happy hour price $10.00, and it was more than enough food for two, although we still ordered dinner. I got the salmon - cooked nicely. A bit pricey for salmon ($24.00) but still yummy. I took most of it home . (full from appetizer). It was my birthday, and they threw in a free, delicious dessert. Staff friendly, place clean. I've told several folks about North since our visit. We'll be back.
Took my wife here for a much needed date ...
Took my wife here for a much needed date night. It was a pleasure from beginning to end. The wait staff was top notch and very helpful. The food was amazing - best salmon I've ever had. Great house wines and the the pecan chocolate truffle with Nutella mousse was a desert I will probably be judging all other desserts by for a long, long time. It's priced very reasonably for whole experience and I will definitely be back.
I am a frequent visitor to North at the ...
I am a frequent visitor to North at the Domain. Great lunch spot, especially out on the patio (although there is currently construction going on just outside of it).
Be sure to order the polenta appetizer - new to the menu! To die for. A bathtub sized portion would make it even better! Also, the Short Rib pasta and the Kale Salad are both hits.
Try to get Nate as your server - fun, on top of things, great recommendations!
Came here for a special occasion. Great ...
Came here for a special occasion. Great ambiance, and food was pretty good. What I didn't like was they allow dogs in their restaurant! That is unsanitary and just not what I want sitting next to me is a smelly dog while eating a nice meal. Yuck, I won't be eating here again until that rule changes.
I wrote in my open table reservation tha ...
I wrote in my open table reservation that we would be celebrating our granddaughter's birthday. I asked the hostess if the did something special for birthday's and she said, yes.
Our waiter was told and said 'Happy Birthday" and that was the extent of something special. What a disappointment. I looked for our waiter to remind him, but he was either busy with other customers or not in the dining room.
We were very disappointed that the menu really hasn't changed much over the past few years. The cheese that came with the bread had a hard crust on it as though it had been sitting out for a long time.
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