North Italia - Reston

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$30 and under
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Italian
At North, we set the standard for crave-worthy by serving delicious handmade food daily. Our chefs use only the freshest ingredients to create Italian dishes that consistently satisfy. Enjoy pastas made from scratch daily. Favorites like Bolognese and Chicken Parm. And unexpected bites that go above beyond, like savory Zucca Chips and White Truffle Garlic Bread. Plus an assortment of house-made cocktails, expertly curated wine, and local craft beers that will beckon you to relax, sip and savor every moment you are here.
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BD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food; noisy

OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This was the 4-5 times my husband and I came to dine here. This time the server was terrible, slow service. He gave us the wrong bill before even asking if we wanted dessert or coffee. We ordered 2 coffee and he forgot to bring them. We just didn’t want them anymore. The night was a total service disaster.

PI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Would recommend, but with caveats. Waitstaff were very nice, but the service was ridiculously slow. Mixed drinks were bad. Food was quite good once it arrive...decent presentation, nice portions etc. Wine selection was okay. A decent-enough place, but would not make it a destination. Was with good friends and left feeling fine, but nobody was wow'ed by any means. My first trip, a few months ago, was far better in every respect. Maybe just an off night?

d
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal quality of food and flavors. Handmade pasta, fresh and flavorful sauces, great culinary execution. This is a gem that I hope sticks around in Reston Town Center. Attentive, friendly staff.

V
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good happy hour but it fills up really fast -- getting a table and sitting in the restaurant has a better ambience than the bar anyways in my opinion. Delicious! Friendly people

JG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was super, from Northern Italy, per her name was Valerie? Great service.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find! The food was very flavorful. I also am grateful to a place that will do half portions on request. Try the outstanding bolognese pasta.

SW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ambience was nice, service was good, food not so good. Felt it was bland and for $19 torteloni not worth it. Don’t mind paying for something if it is really good, but this was not. My friend got the Bolognese and felt the same way.

HS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience at North Italia. The food was superb and our waitress was friendly and responsive. Thank you so much! We will be back!

MJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Italia is my ‘Go To’ spot for delicious Italian food. The food, ambiance and service surpasses my expectations each and every time. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great food, great people and a great time! I always leave with my tummy full and a smile on my face!

JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Two of us got ill. Food was NOT fresh. Fish ("sea bass") was poor quality. Slow service. Extremely hot in the restaurant.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food!!!!!!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server was great also.

OT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

So, while the food was good, I didn't find that the menu was particularly Italian. Sure, pizza is Italian, but Italy has so much more to offer.

I did find that the service was haphazard. By that, I mean that I was served by 5 different people and, therefore, nobody really knew who I was or when to come by to ask how things were going. I would have ordered a second drink, but I was well finished with my meal before somebody came by to ask. Or for that matter, I wasn't asked when my meal was served if I wanted anything else.

In short, while the food was good, there are better places in Reston.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my wife’s birthday. The food was great. No complaints at all.

MC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I have eaten at North Italia and it was just as delicious as the first. But what I have enjoyed the most is that the servers have both been extremely pleasant and cheerful and seemed genuinely interested in us having a good time.

OT
West Virginia
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Waitress never brought water or asked about wine when I told her we wanted to order some. Was my daughters birthday and would have liked a candle or something. She ignored that thought even though I mentioned it all evening. Then she didn’t bring a drink we also ordered until we were done with our meal. She never asked about coffee with dessert also. Food server complained about serving the food.

Love the food but need work on the service. Those around us served by the same waitress got all the service

DF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Overpriced and underdelivered. Did not have what was supposed to be a fixed New Year’s Eve dinner.etc.. Spent over$170 dollars. Wendy’s value menu would have sufficed.

CL
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Had a price fix New Years eve dinner. The food was very good Service could have been better.

M
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

this was a good night for us. Thank you. The value was a light high. We ended up spending $460 for dinner and drinks for four.
Michael

DK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would have preferred to know ahead of time that the New Year's Eve menu was price fixe. The price of $60 per person was reasonable. The food was good and the servce was prompt. The limited choice of desserts was not within my tastes.

a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Italia, you guys rock. Lovely, gracious, good-humored service...food that is made with love... lots of healthy light options, but if you need to get your comfort food on, hell they've got ya. Incredibly creative, balanced cockails. Really accomodating if you want a certain seat, and lots of types of seating options... bar, high table, comfortable booths, big-party long tables... I love 'em. And honey, them bathrooms is SPOTLESS. Good work N. I. You make me happy.

PP
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Italia is a welcome addition to Reston dining options. Interesting food, warm ambiance, good service. We’ll be back!

k
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will say we sat in the bar area waiting for a table, and the hostess forgot about us, but aside from that everything was amazing!!

CW
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey but the food was excellent. Server forgot our bread but other than that was amazjng

JA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ! Server was wonderful. Ambience perfection.

JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time experience was great and waitress made the experience excellent

EM
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food with great service. Will return

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Christmas Eve dinner and enjoyed the meal. Service was great as was the food.

S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Food was good.
Service spoiled the evening. Slow, mistakes and final bill errors. Waiter was nice but obviously management put him on the floor way to early. Service will mill this restaurant if they don’t fix it. Second visit.

LD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was delicious and ambience was very nice except that the restaurant was freezing! Please turn up the heat!

KL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to North Italia for dinner several times, but this was our first brunch. North Italia is rapidly becoming our go-to place for a good meal, an enjoyable dining experience.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I’ve eaten here a few times and was impressed w/the service for both occasions. The freshly made pasta was very good and love the cocktail menu. This will be a new regular spot for us.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

North Italia was great! The bread and olive oil was super light, airy, and tasty. Pasta was delicious. Short Rib pasta is a must. Everything is very fairly priced too. Must check this place out.

MC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was awesome, service was good. I think we had someone new. Timing of items to the table was off. Example we were 1/2 done with our pasta before we were offered cheese to go on top of the pasta and the cheese came in a condiment container pre ground. The pasta and appetizer was again outstanding, we will be back!!

CB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to our exceptional server Viviana, we enjoyed a delicious dinner with our friends. The food, setting and service were all excellent and we would definitely return. Viviana was absolutely outstanding, keeping drinks filled, clearing plates and getting us whatever we needed. She managed several tables besides ours too!

Don’t miss that white truffle garlic bread and the calamari! What a great place. RIP Paolo’s!

OT
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great server, relaxed evening, good location.

SB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

North Italia has a cool vibe for a date night or evening out with friends, but also sticks to the roots of Tuscan cuisine. The menu is filled with great options - including solid choices for gluten sensitivities - and their wine menu is exactly what I craved with good wines from throughout Italy. It's the best addition to Reston Town Center in many years. Ask for Keith as your server when you go - he was fantastic!

KW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was a bit slow. Overall nice experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Manager said to keep it down