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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vipRobW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an excellent experience at North Italia!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you RobW! Please say hello next time you are in. My team would love to meet you!

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vipleigh
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was our first visit to North Italia. We went with friends and enjoyed the evening. Although our reservation was at 5 and the restaurant was basically empty, it took over 10-15 minutes to receive our first drink order. Each food item we ordered took quite a long time to be delivered. I wasn't upset by this as we were enjoying our time together with friends. However, I could see how this would be extremely annoying if you wanted to get in and out in a normal amount of time. The waiter was great, but service was slow. The food was delicious. I ordered the flank steak, which was wonderful, but came rare when I ordered medium. Had to wait while the rest of my party finished their meals. Annoying.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hi Leigh, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. Too often we get a number without any explanation. It sounds like our timing and speed of service was off that day. I really appreciate the four stars; it's quite generous given your experience. We will dig into this day and see where we can improve our performance. Thanks again for letting us know how we can be better.

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vipBeachDiva1
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great Time at North Italia. Food was very good and you can't beat the HHR.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you BeachDiva1! Hopefully we can get back to our usual Happy Hour groups soon enough.

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JenniferL
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, table was nice and so were the staff. I would definitely go back.

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Responded 6 days ago

Hi JenniferL, Thank you for taking the time to send a 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed everything. Let us know next time you plan on visiting; we would love to meet you. Thanks again!

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vipTVYS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host at the door was so nice, our server was so friendly and professional as well. We really enjoyed our lunch.

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Responded on 19 September 2020

Hi TVYS, Thank you for giving us such a glowing review. We really appreciate it! If you ever need anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks again!

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RockT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time to North Italia. And we’ll be back. Took a little longer than necessary to get our salad and bread, but not enough to detract from evening. Food was great and Jarrett was tremendous.

Go and enjoy!

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Responded on 16 September 2020

That's great to hear, RockT! Thank you for the 5 stars despite the salads taking some time. Next time you are in, please say hello. We would love to meet you!

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vipKenL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. A dependable "go-to" restaurant.

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Responded on 15 September 2020

Thank you, KenL! If you ever need anything at all, please don't hesistate to ask. Looking forward to your next visit!

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KrisD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice sitting outside. Our waitress was great. The food was great. Will go again!

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Responded on 15 September 2020

Thank you, Kris! So glad you enjoed our patio. Be sure to come back soon before it gets too cold!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
50 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit, the food was superb . Our server, Amber was fun and knowledgeable. We considered our evening a great success. We will diffidently be back soon.

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Responded on 9 September 2020

Thank you for sharing. We are delighted to have Amber working with us. Next time you are in, please say hello. We would love to meet you!

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vipTracy
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate underneath the trees and it was marvelous.

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Responded on 9 September 2020

Hi Tracy, Thank you for the 5 stars! We are love our patio too. Please say hello next time you are in. I'd love to meet you.

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vipShelby04
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian comfort food! We have been many times and have never been disappointed. The service is wonderful and always cheerful. You never feel rushed, but the food is always well timed. Excellent!

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Responded on 9 September 2020

Hi Shelby04, Thank you for the 5 star review! If you ever need anything at all please don't hesitate to ask. Hope to see you soon.

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AmandaG
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a beautiful evening, great ambience and excellent food. Service was a little slow for the food to come out but I think the staff was limited so completely understandable. Will definitely go back!

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Responded on 2 September 2020

Hi Amanda, Thank you for giving us 5 stars! While I'm glad you are so understanding with staffing challenges, could you let me know what time you dined with us? I just want to follow up with any issues we may have had that day and not everyone is as forgiving as you are. Next time you are in please introduce yourself. We would love to meet you. Thanks again for sharing!

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Lillie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience2

the chicken parm was dried out and tasteless, but the Bolognese was excellent as always. Next time I will stick with their pasta dishes only.

We sat outside on the patio and the roar of motorcycle traffic on Market Street was disruptive.

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Responded on 2 September 2020

Thank you for sharing, Lillie. I'm shocked (and sorry) that the Chicken Parmesan was dry and tasteless. What time were you in on Monday? I would like to follow up with my Chef to see where we went wrong with that dish. I would like to have you try it again, on us, next time your in the restaurant. Just ask for any manager and we will make sure you have our Chicken Parmesan perfectly prepared.

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vipLeslieD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good service, beautiful patio. We did notice however that the trees were strung with lights that never came on after dark.

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Responded on 1 September 2020

Thank you, LeslieD for the 5 stars! We are so glad you enjoyed our patio! We have been working with the landlord on the timing for the string lights. Hopefully it will be lit up for your next visit.

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HannahC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, fantastic food and amazing service! Got some great recommendations from our waitress and the bar tender helped us pick a great bottle of wine 👌🏻 we’ll definitely be back soon!

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Responded on 1 September 2020

Thank you, HannahC! We are so happy to hear that our service staff led you in the right in the right direction. Please introduce yourself to our managers on your next visit. We would love to meet you!

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vipStevenC
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pizza and a salad for $50 including iced tea and gratuity is rather expensive.

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Responded on 1 September 2020

Thank you for sharing. If it's a great value you're looking for than check out our happy hour from 3 - 6 Monday through Friday in the bar area. We offer reduced pricing on many appetizers and pizzas. Hope to see you soon!

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Sonny11
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Can't ask for more! I will definitely be back.

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Responded on 1 September 2020

Hi Sonny11, Thank you for the great review. If you ever need anything at all please don't hesitate to ask!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Service was great. We sat outside and it was a beautiful day.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on 27 August 2020

Glad you enjoyed your time with us on the patio!

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SonyaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious and authentic italian food. Good service and lovely setting.

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Responded on 25 August 2020

Hi SonyaJ, Thank you for the rave review! I am so happy we could provide you with great food and service in a beautiful atmosphere. Next time you are in, please introduce yourself. We would love to meet you.

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vipDCgirl
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I've been to North Italia during social distancing times. This was my first visit dining in the dining room. We were promptly greeted by the friendly hostess and given our choice of seating. Every other booth was marked off for social distancing. Our server was exceptional and very friendly which was appreciated. Food was outstanding. Not once did we feel crowded or unsafe. The work that this group has put into incorporating social distancing measures is fantastic! I will be back again soon!

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Responded on 25 August 2020

Thank you, DCgirl! Safety is definitely our top priority right now. I'm so glad we could provide great food and service while still practicing social distancing and sanitation standards. Next time you are in please say hello. We would love to meet you!

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vipGVLAshburn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Issue with billing, and the manager was more than unhelpful. Made what could have been a good experience really bad. Won't be going back.

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Responded on 25 August 2020

Thank you for taking the time to bring your poor experience to my attention. I would like to hear more about how we failed you so we can improve our guest experience. Please give me a call at 571.325.0823 and ask for JD Russell.

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vipMichelleY
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Server was excellent. They were very thoughtful since it was raining and we insisted on being outside. Appetizers were very good, but the pasta was only so-so, needed more flavor.

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Responded on 18 August 2020

Hi Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. Which pasta did you try? Next time you're in, let's make sure you have an amazing pasta dish. Just ask for me, JD, and we will be sure we find something that you will love.

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vipBeachDiva1
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice time for Happy Hour at North Italia. We ordered the Merlot for the Happy Hour and the wine is ok. For $16 I can handle it. We didn't order any food from the Happy Hour menu but what we ate was very good. The Sea Bass and the Seasonal Vegetable salad. Our server took good care of us. We had a good time.

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Responded on 18 August 2020

Hi BeachDiva, Thank you for taking the time to give us 5 stars! Next time your in, try the bottle and board special. Chef Board AND a bottle of wine for $20! Hope to see you soon.

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vipBartC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised. Food was great and the outside dining was a joy to have - this was our first restaurant visit since the pandemic, and we would not have tried going out otherwise.

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Responded on 12 August 2020

Thank you BartC! If you ever need anything at all please don't hesitate to ask. Hope to see you soon.

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TomA
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dinning in the evening was just a wonderful atmosphere. Food was great too, had the scallops, four large ones, and dish was a great taste combination. Pizza looked so tempting we both ordered one to go. Tasted fantastic at home, and she raved about hers too. We both look forward to going there again

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Responded on 5 August 2020

Hi Tom, Thanks for the rave review! We have a new version of the scallops coming out soon that I believe is even better, but I'll let you decide. New pizzas coming soon too. I'd love to get your feedback on the new items. Next time you are in, please say hello. We look forward to meeting you!

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vipMagdalenaG
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh and tasty food! Definitely be back soon!

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Responded on 6 August 2020

Hi MadalenaG, Thank you for your kind words! We're so happy we could provide a fresh and tasty option for you. Let me know next time you're in NoRTh Italia Reston, I would love to say hi!

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Alex
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to North Italia (NI) two times now. The food and service has exceeded my expectations both times. NI is hands down the best restaurant in the Reston Town Center. It’s one of the few places I have ever been in my entire life where the food is not just exceptional but absolutely perfect... and I mean absolutely perfect.

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Responded on 4 August 2020

Wow! Thank you, Alex. We really appreciate you taking the time to share. If you ever need anything at all don't hesitate to ask. Next time you are in please say hello. We would love to meet you!.

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KelseyF
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming to North Italia! Their food is incredible and it's hard to choose which appetizer I like best. The chef also surprised us with a complimentary dessert! 5/5 recommend.

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Responded on 4 August 2020

Kelsey, We are so glad you had a great experience. Thank you for sharing and recommending us on OpenTable. If you ever need anything at all, just let us know. Thanks again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Every salad on the menu is perfect! Great ambiance. Classy but not stuffy.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on 31 July 2020

Thank you for sharing! Glad you enjoyed our selections. Hope to see you again soon.

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vipColleenT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food - great service! Love the decor as well.

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Responded on 4 August 2020

Colleen, Thank you so much for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed our food and service and thanks for noticing the decor. we put a lot of work into creating our atmosphere. Let me know what we can do for you to make us a five star restaurant. Next time you are in, please say hello. We'd love to meet you.

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Sofia
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good enough. Small portions but too expensive. Good place if you are not too hungry and have extra cash to spend.

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Responded on 28 July 2020

Hi Sofia, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. Sorry to hear our portions were not a great value for you. Can you share with me which items you ordered? I'd like to follow up with my chef team to see how we can make those items a better value. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Mike
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

One waiter came late to his shift, it looked like. But for the other waiters to flat out ignore us while serving tables next to us is tells me, that the whole organization has a problem - and with it, us guests.
We'll give them a break for now until they hopefully developed from hip to welcoming.

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Responded on 28 July 2020

Hi Mike, Thank you for taking the time to send us feedback. There is no excuse for staff to ignore you. That is not the hospitality we are generally known for. I'd like to get you back to give us another chance. Please make your next reservation with me so I can make sure you have an incredible experience. JD Russell General Manager 571.325.8852

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time. Our experience with dining inside was positive, we felt safe eating inside and could see the restaurant being sanitized and cleaned. My friend and I shared our food. Started out with the burrata small plate. Delicious! Then, we split the Italian grinder sandwich with the potato wedges and then we enjoyed the funghi pizza and added fresh slices of prosciutto! Everything was so good. We will definitely come back!

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Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a high rating. I am also thrilled that we could make you feel safe dining with us and at the same time have a delicious meal. Thanks again!

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Tara
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

North Italia is quickly becoming one of our favorite dining spots during COVID. They have a great outdoor set up and the service is always excellent (definitely ask for Viviana, she's a great server). Food is delicious, prices are fair, and the drinks are refreshing. Highly recommend all of their pasta dishes (handmade in-house!) and their entire small plate menu.

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Responded on 22 July 2020

Hi Tara! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.. We love Viviana too. Please say hello next time you are in. We would love to meet you!

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vipLeesburgShopper
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. We ordered the brussel sprouts, truffle cheese bread and calamari. Everything was fantastic! I had the scallops with risotto which is one of my favorite dishes along with the chicken parm. Funghi pizza is fabulous as well! Can’t wait to go back.

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Responded on 12 August 2020

Thank you LeesburgShopper! Scallops are one of my favorites too. Next time you are in please say hello. We would love to meet you!

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StephenH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great cocktails

North Italia - Reston
Responded on 22 July 2020

Thanks so much Stephen! i look forward to meeting you on your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual!

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vipBeachDiva1
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

North Italia Reston was good. They actually had HHR in the bar area at the high top tables which was nice. It wasn't very crowded and the food was good. I would say they need to update their wines on HHR as the merlot was not that good.

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vipStevenC
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice but the price value compared to Jackson’s or even CLyde’s is just not there.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on 1 September 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share our feedback. If there is anything we can do better to gain a 5 star from you, please let us know. If you have any specifics in the value department, we would love hear it. Thanks again!

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Rsenusi
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my sister’s birthday, food was great and the service was incredible! Thank you Meghan!!

North Italia - Reston
Responded on 22 July 2020

Thank you for choosing us for your sister's birthday! I'm so glad we could be a part of her special day.

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North Italia - Reston offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 325-0823.

North Italia - Reston is rated 4.5 stars by 308 OpenTable diners.

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