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Review of North Italia

North Italia
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Ranked #96 of 4,250 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 20 - USD 25
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Northwest Austin
Cross street: Mopac
Description: North, exemplifies a culinary tradition that blends sophisticated Italian cuisine with the comfort of traditional cooking techniques. The menu features dishes that are created from the freshest ingredients without the unnecessary adornments of cream or heavy sauces. Crispy thin crust pizza, wood roasted entrees, pasta specialties, and a variety of antipasti round out the menu. The world-class wine list features 30 selections by the glass, terzo (third of a bottle) or bottle. North also offers a variety of specialty cocktails.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic dining experience at North! Chef Mike created some wonderful dishes...zucchini chips, grilled artichokes, grilled cauliflower and grilled chicken sandwich! Mike, the wine expert gave us some incredible wine choices including DeLille D2! Great service with Randy!
I would highly recommend North in downtown Austin!!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Cwdiede
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We ended up at the downtown location of North Italia after a mixup at a different restaurant. Lucky us! We loved the food here. We asked to be seated outside, as the a/c was a little too much for us indoors. Our waitress was pleasant and friendly. We ordered arancini, the roasted cauliflower, a prosciutto/fig/goat cheese/arugula pizza, the squid ink malfadine, and chicken parm. Everyone was very happy with their choices. My son said the sauce of the malfadine was spicy, but he liked it that way. The prosciutto fig pizza was light, crispy and perfectly flavored. Food came fairly quickly and our water glasses were refilled often. Save room for desserts, because they are fantastic. The raspberry sorbet was perfectly sweet and tart. The tiramisu was excellent, and had an interesting cookie crumble on top - the size of the tiny balls that are dippin' dot ice cream, but made of some kind of crunchy chocolate cookie. The salted caramel budino is so delicious you might actually roll your eyes back in your head. Rich, creamy, silky, with just the right amount of salt and whipped cream on top. Service might actually be a little quicker than is ideal - someone else recommended not placing your entree order until you have eaten your appetizer. If you want a lingering meal, perhaps that would be a good idea. If you want something great in Austin that's not Tex Mex or barbeque, go to North Italia.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

If you like pesto sauce, do yourself a favor and try it out in North Italia. I like going to the Domain location, but I assume either location will do just fine. I have yet to find another Italian restaurant that does pesto like North. They're not afraid to use basil and nuts like good pesto deserves. I could rave about their other dishes, but this is what I always order when I visit. They make pretty good drinks as well.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We frequent North because we can count on good food, good wine (or cocktails) and fantastic service. Most recently we were here on a Tuesday evening. We made reservations on line with Open table and unfortunately, the reservation was lost before we arrived. Not to worry! The hostess, Jean, handled the situation with absolute professionalism, warmth and humor. We had to wait for a table, but Jean checked in with us often giving us updates and making us feel like valued guests. Once seated, we enjoyed the chef's board (charcuterie) with wine. We had several of the pasta dishes and passed them around. Our family favorites are the Squid Ink and Strozzapreti. But you cannot go wrong with the bolognese or the spaghetti and meatballs. It's all delicious.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I met an old friend here recently, and we had a great meal. On a Wednesday night the place was popping! Great atmosphere The pizza and Peroni in a frosted glass were excellent. I will definitely be back!

Date of visit: February 2018
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