North Italia - Reston

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260 reviews
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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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vipTracy
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and it was wonderful. The hamburger was excellent cooked to perfection and the fries were outstanding.

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TraceyB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am sooo mad at myself for not trying this restaurant sooner!!! Wonderful service, delicious food and fantastic cocktails!!!

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MarcusA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner on the Fourth of July. We ordered the Simple Salad and Arugula and Avocado Salad to start the night and found both tasty, refreshing, and appropriately sized. My entree was the Striped Bass, which contained a large (~8 oz.) portion of fish and flavorful roasted vegetables. The rest of my party enjoyed their entrees, as well.

Our server, whose name I did not catch, was attentive and friendly. The atmosphere of the restaurant, which includes an open kitchen, was fun and felt lively despite the reduced crowd due to social distancing measures. On that note, the staff appeared to take all the necessary precautions related to sanitation and preventing the spread of the virus.

In short, we cannot wait to return!

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vipRestonlady
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My girlfriend and I enjoyed our delicious Seasonal Vegetable salads with iced tea and trio of lemon donuts for dessert. We ate outdoors due to COVID-19 on an extremely hot day. Looking forward to feeling safe to dine indoors again. The food and service were outstanding.

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vipFoodie12
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio and social distanced outdoor dining!

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SRfoodie
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good option for Italian in the area. Pasta was prepared well, sauce and protein was very good. Wine selection is limited but the house red blend was good for the price. Overall, no complaints!

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vipKenC
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time having a restaurant meal since pandemic declared. The most important aspect was how well the tables were separated in the area we ate. The staff was sensitive to the concern that many people have regarding dining out. This made the experience positive for my wife who has been reluctant to visit any restaurant. And to top it off the food was tasty and the presentation especially of the charcuterie board was enticing. Overall an excellent experience which will help bring restaurant dining back for us.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The outside patio next the fountain is the best dining location in Reston Town Center and now that North Italia can taken it over, it also has great food and service, as well as some well-crafted and inventive cocktails. We'll be coming back soon -- if we can get a table!

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Fit4dining
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and friendly service in a comfortable setting.

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vipJessicaG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Had three charges to my card because server couldn’t figure out correct bill to run my card for. Was pretty unhappy about that. Otherwise everything was okay I guess server seemed like he meant well but didn’t pay too much attention after he realized we were only doing a few small plates and drinks.

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Tinylayd
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was wonderful... Food tasted great: we had the salmon and squid ink pasta dish with budino dessert. We had the black apple Manhattan, sangria and apricot limonato. Drinks were nice and strong. Dessert was delicious and service was perfect. Definitely recommend this place for a romantic night and well with the money

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vipGerryN
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service -exceptional. The pasta is extremely fresh & you must order the burrata appetizer.

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vipMarion
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent gluten free pasta colognes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience!

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MargieT
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my family’s first dining experience at North Italia and we thoroughly enjoyed! The service and food was excellent. Our server, TJ, was awesome! Will be back!

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vipdecomom
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Noisy, lively, seems like it's always busy. Small menu. I'm not sure why this new restaurant is so popular. I don't have much to say about it. It's not bad, but left me somewhat underwhelmed.

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vipelainep
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Service is atrocious, slow and inattentive (manager nowhere to be found). Food is really good but not worth dealing with the service.

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Megan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server and the managers who checked in with us were delightful. Our food was delicious. And we loved the wine we chose. Great dinner night with friends!

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vipBonnieH
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience3

We all ordered very different items, and 4 of us were finished long before the pizza for the other 2 in our party arrived. It was not well-planned! Our waitress showed no interest!

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Megs82
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service in a beautiful setting. Excellent wine list. I would recommend this place to anyone. Will definitely eat here again!

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wasn’t too loud on a Monday night because it was not too crowded. I fear a weekend night might be much too loud.
For some strange reason restaurants think they must me very loud to be successful.
There are actually people in this world who like to be able to speak to each other. Texting to communicate with your dinner partners is absurd.

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vipKenC
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I received a call from the restaurant about an hour before my 11 am reservation to inform me that something had happened and that Northern Italia would not be able to open on Sunday March 1. It was most unfortunate since I had arranged to have brunch with another couple that Sunday morning. The cancellation by the restaurant on such short notice left me scrambling to find and make arrangements to meet at another restaurant. The caller did not explain what had happened and made an apology with an offer to book another day.

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MINERVAB
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's an excellent place for a nice dinner. The service is great and there is no rush.

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RoseG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I think the prices for a glass of wine is too high, especially since it is only 8 oz. most restaurants offer 9 oz.

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ramt
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

good for an evening out. Service could be better but the food was good

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tbontb
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is good, not great. The "Bread and good olive oil" is simply toasted bread. Mussels appetizer was tasty. Strozzapreti was very good, though rich. Service was mediocre and rushed: asking us how the food was immediately after it was brought, before we tasted it; bringing the check within minutes of finishing eating.

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BeachDiva1
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

North Italia is good but it can be overpriced. The dishes are large so if you share that makes it more reasonable. We had an odd situation where portion sized in Reston were significantly smaller than Tysons and when we questioned it the manager didn't really seem like it was an issue. We didn't need anymore food but just an observation especially when the entrees are so expensive.

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MaryamS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and quality.

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Bria
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the food, service, and atmosphere. I'll definitely be back soon!

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Rena
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was quite tasty but very overpriced. Server was extremely attentive (almost too much!). She kept coming back every 2 minutes.

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vipafield
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and great atmosphere!! I will definitely be back.

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vipjbsb
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food portions very small, Bolognese and Chicken Parm- pasta.
Service was slow. jb

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JamesM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It is our new go to place to celebrate birthdays and special events. The food is very good. I would highly recommend North Italia to my friends.

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GFkam
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Only reason I didn't give a 5 is I requested a booth.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was slow and server seemed confused. They never came to refill water until we asked, we she did the pitcher was empty and she didn’t go get another.

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vipAlexandraP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

The food was good, the wait was over an hour for simple pasta dishes and i never had a server come back and fill my drink (I was begging people for wafer).

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved it! Would definitely go back.

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vipBill
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Flat champagne
Order for cheese on the side had cheese on the dish. When we pointed it out to the waiter, his response was the kitchen was busy. He offered no apology. Waiter forgot to bring out a salad that was ordered.

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Shulady
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I would recommend with reservations. We were very please the first two times we visited this restaurant and the food was terrific. This time the food was just so so. My favorite dish, spaghetti and meatballs did not have the intricate flavors it did the first few times. The squid ink pasta which we were told was there specialty was a big disappointment. The calamari was mainly arugula lettuce. Very disappointed.

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novaFoodie
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food is fairly decent but the menu is extremely limited and honestly, kind of boring.

The silly grilled bread with 'good' olive oil appetizer was disappointing as there was very little olive oil, of any quality, present.

Entrees varied in quantity wildly so that the person with the smallest appetite ate her tortelloni fast while the rest of us had more sizable entrees to work through.

Service is extremely friendly and cheerful but execution is not there and seems it never will be. The server had no idea that dolcetta is on their wine list when I ordered a glass of it, and also couldn't answer a question about the beer list without disappearing for 10 minutes to ask the bartender.

No one had any idea who ordered what but the person who delivered the plates didn't even wait for an answer before putting plates down at random in front of each in my party of 4. Nothing horrible happened, it's just that I expect more and would appreciate the friendly energy being channeled into executing on service rather than kibbitzing with me like we're old friends.

FAQs

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

North Italia - Reston is rated 4.4 stars by 260 OpenTable diners.

North Italia - Reston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.northitalia.com/gift-cards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.