North Italia - Washington DC

4.7
519 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.

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What 519 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great pizza and spaghetti!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! The gluten free pizza was the best I’ve ever had! This was my second experience at a North Italia restaurant, and I continue to be amazed with my experiences.

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ChristinaU
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service.. we were given excellent recommendations. Fun casual atmosphere with friendly staff

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FPNoVA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food, great service from Ty.

Sat outside - pleasant evening, but minimal ambience on Pennsylvania Ave.

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FrankC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open, airy and modern interior. Food was excellent. We ate there twice. We started with the chef's board both times. The prosciutto melts in your mouth. I had the bolognese the first time and the Tuscan chicken the second time. Both were excellent. I had the affogato both times for dessert. My wife had salad for dinner one with chicken and one with salmon. Salad was delightful ! Donuts for dessert. They were very light and delicious. We liked it so much we got a to-go order for the next day!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We all family enjoyed it. Foods were so wonderful and service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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YukikoH
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommendation was very good.
I'll go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I’ve come here before and had the spaghetti and meatballs, and the first time it was a 10 out of 10. This was my second time going there and it must have been a different chef cooking because the spaghetti was tasteless. It’s very upsetting so not sure if I’ll be back.

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vipDianeM
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit on a Sat. lunch time was great as it was quiet and we were able to sit outside with good weather. Service by Dan (?) and others was great and we commented to the manager who graciously come out to greet us. The food was outstanding; I had salad with salmon and my former colleague who was treating me to lunch had a great pasta salad I believe. We tried the lemon donuts which were a real treat. Also the desserts - great tiramisu and gelato. The menu has intriguing offerings and we pledged to return to try some other great sounding dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to get together with a friend / colleague in North Italia. We used to go often there before the pandemic. Food was great as always, service was quick and friendly, and while there were guests, there was no noise, you can actually talk with a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Raw meat, hard pasta, and raw fish. Not the best experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short ribs were bussin!

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vipKathleenB
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal & service. Great happy hour menu deals. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food and absolutely recommend it to anyone loving good food, especially Italian. Service was fabulous and properly attentive. The staff knew when we needed something and when we were fine and needing nothing. Very intuitive.

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vipJoyG
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun place with good Italian food! Pizza, vegetable pasta and regular, chicken.

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vipWDC1
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

North Italia represents good value in a comfortable but noisy setting. Service is always friendly and efficient. North Italia remains a go to restaurant when the urge for Italian food beckons.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Stopped here for dinner this past Saturday night. Some of the food was pretty good. Loved the zucchini chips. Grilled bread was good, hubby’s salad was also good. I didn’t like my margarita pizza. The ambiance was nice. Our server; however, was awful. We were visiting from NJ but we won’t be back next time we’re in town. We’re glad we tried though!

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WeldonW
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Friendly atmosphere

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AndrewG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North is always absolutely delicious, and my experience was no different than usual!

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vipAloysiusH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Convenient for the theater

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Mikasa
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The table setting is absolutely gorgeous. The people there are nice and the food is good.

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FitFoodie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, service was great. The shrimp scampi was to die for. Pesto chicken pasta, short rib cavatelli, and calamari were just okay. Desserts were amazing, had the chocolate gelato, tiramisu, and hazelnut torta. Enjoyed the ambiance and experience; waiters were attention and really great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food . Excellent food

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viplocal
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great lunch here for our first visit. Special favorites were the kale salad and arugula/avocado salad, the spaghetti and meatballs. Very savory pasta and it was well spiced. All dishes used very fresh ingredients. Be aware that the very tasty sausage pizza was so spicy that our guest broke out in a sweat. He thought that this was a feature, not a bug, but not everyone will agree. Otherwise the pizza crust was nicely chewy and the other ingredients were great. The hash browns were cute, but a bit light on the salt.

Outstanding value for money. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come for the food but come back for the great service!

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Caro
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff and good happy hour options!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! They made sure we were okay and had our glasses filled

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vipCAngeles
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A nice, casual, and comfortable place to meet with friends. The staff are welcoming and courteous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was OK but service was terrible. I understand that we went on the Fourth of July and expected the food to be late and that wasn’t a big deal but our waiter didn’t bring plates, silverware, etc even after numerous reminders. Our kids were so hungry by the time the food arrived (and multiple reminders for plates and silverware) that had to literally eat things with their hands.

Even when the restaurant had totally cleared out (us and maybe 3 people left), the service was painfully slow and bad.

Never going back there again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

It was horrible. Waited 90 minutes and never got our food. We ended up walking out.

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vipDeefromVA
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We love North Italia in Reston and their service is always running smoothly, but I would avoid this location until further notice. I understand these are difficult times for the restaurant industry and the place is extremely short staffed, but the hosts should at least warn customers that it will be two or more hours before their food comes out. They offered us some bread and lots if apologies but eventually we left hungry and frustrated. I would wait a long time before returning, hopefully after the staffing shortage has been resolved.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Bar service was extremely slow.

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Thomas
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. The truffle mozzarella bread to start was amazing! Chef Patrick and team crafted one of the finest Shrimp Scampi’s I’ve tasted. The squid ink pasta was delightful and the butter cake with blueberry compote was a delectable treat to cap off an outstanding meal. Highly recommend North Italia!

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TulsiP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Two minutes after we were seated the server makes two rounds within 5 mins asking if we were ready. We were not. Then when we were ready he was no where to be found. Then at the end same thing, we were ready for the check and in between we had a manager come request the extra table we had from us for another party that would be seated next to us, they cleared off our plates… but when we were ready to leave… no one was in sight. There needs to be attentiveness and one should be able to feel out the vibe by even a glance at the table they are attending.

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vipSatisfied
Raleigh
54 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Ok; no reason to return.

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vipLeigh
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very unusual dining experience in DC….no protestors bothering us, great service and great food.

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vipElizabethD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Especially the spaghetti & meatballs and the pizzas! Service was amazing!!

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KelvinR
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and environment to catch up with friends. Would visit again.

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Willa
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun place with great food and drinks! Service was fantastic too. Would definitely go back!

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You can order delivery directly from North Italia - Washington DC using the Order Online button. North Italia - Washington DC also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 803-8051.

North Italia - Washington DC is rated 4.7 stars by 519 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.