North Italia - Washington DC

4.8
354 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 354 People Are Saying
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Annieroo
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt and Charles were the most excellent hosts! Thank you for making our outdoor dining so very special. All of our emails were absolutely delectable (no doggie bags to take home!) and we will return soon. Thank you for your kindness.

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vipKristieM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food!

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vipDanielB
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing meal with great service. We loved this place and will return for sure.

North Italia - Washington DC
Responded on 23 December 2020

Hi Daniel, That is so great to hear! Thank you for joining us. We hope to see you soon! Cheers!

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RachelF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was really good. My husband had a bowl of pasta with short ribs which was excellent but quite a small dinner portion.....he’s a hungry man!

North Italia - Washington DC
Responded on 23 December 2020

Thank you for the review! I am sorry to hear that the Short Rib Cavatelli was less than satisfying. We will share this feedback with our chefs. We hope to see you soon!

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KeyonnaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never give reviews but North Italia has excellent food, service and drinks!

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viptguidry
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant! First, there was more than sufficient space between us and other parties inside. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. The food was absolutely amazing! Great experience all around.

North Italia - Washington DC
Responded on 16 December 2020

Thank you for the glowing review! I am so pleased to hear you had a lovely time for your wife's birthday. We hope to see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad experience, . North Italia delivered again for my Birthday - even on a chilly night outside. Great food and service.

North Italia - Washington DC
Responded on 16 December 2020

Thank you for joining us! Hope to see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Food and service were great! Such an amazing menu, I cannot wait to go back and try more! We had the Arincini, Cacio y Pepe pizza and the Bolognese. Dessert was Butter Cake with lemon creme and blueberry preserves.

They also do a great job of social distancing and checking in on the tables regularly. Highly recommend!

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MonicaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, excellent food. Social distance was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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TylerS
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! me and my husband are not from the area, but wanted to stop for something to eat and I’m so glad we did. Food was amazing and the server was so kind.

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ReneeZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tasty food and great service ! My favorite dishes are the chicken parm and the short rib pasta.

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YusefJ
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to this restaurant when things were starting to reopen and it was a good safe experience. So I took my parents and my girlfriend’s parents there again the other day and both were very pleasant experiences and presentation of the food was on point.

Highlight of the night was my girlfriends father forgot his bag and since I mad a reservation they called to alert me of what happened.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it- we were early for our reservation and were very accommodating and very sweet!

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LoganF
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is simply the greatest restaurant of all time. Best Bolognese pasta ive ever had and this is coming from a full blown Italian.

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anon
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food was not good. They brought out a normal pasta to someone at the table who was gluten free, and then took over 30 minutes to adjust it, to the point where the customer had to take it straight to go. The other pastas were bland and the steak was overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always primo and attentive. We sat outside on a beautiful evening.

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ClaytonH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing for friends or family. Ambience is 👌🏾. The place is huge, great for social distancing. Kitchen is visibly clean and organized from wherever you decide to sit. Staff was welcoming and professional. No wait time with reservation. Highly recommend. ✌🏾

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and their happy hour is great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in town

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vipJulie
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We waited 10 minutes for someone to greet us. They made up for it by comping our appetizer. Honestly, the food was subpar. I ordered risotto and scallops. The risotto was basically rice soaked in sauce. Scallops were very salty. Dessert was a flourless cake with salted caramel ice cream. The ice cream was good but the cake was like eating cardboard. Save your money and skip this one.

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JoanneT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner was very good. The pricing was a bit high for the food value. The service was mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely enjoyer every minute of my experience at North Italia!
It was my first time ever dining there. The service is great and pleasant. The food (my favorite part) was sooo good and great for the price. Oh and did i mention free dessert for my birthday! Hazelnut Torta was so good:)!

North Italia - Washington DC
Responded on 28 September 2020

I am so happy to hear you had a wonderful time with us at North! Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us! Hope to see you soon.

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vipJohnnyP
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience, chicken parm was solid!

North Italia - Washington DC
Responded on 23 September 2020

Thank you for joining us! Hope to see you soon.

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private
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Unfortunately nothing was done for the birthday we were celebrating :( coffee was very watered down too. food and drinks were great though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been Italy and I must say the food was so comparable! Service was phenomenal! Food was also phenomenal. Loved everything about this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service from Ariel...great personality and she stopped by our table often to ensure our needs were met while dining.

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vipR2d2
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Opted for outdoor seating. Restaurant is on a pretty quiet street so better than the busier corridors.

North Italia - Washington DC
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thanks for the awesome review! We are so excited you were able to enjoy our patio. Come check out our Happy Hour, Mon-Fri 4-7pm! Cheers!

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vipAlysiaM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Cacio e Pepe pizzas I’ve had in the city! I would return to order that pizza and try some of the pastas!

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vipglenn66dc
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

We went to celebrate our anniversary. Made a reservation for outside seating. Arrived on time to find no outside takes available but 3 tables having just been seated, holding menus to place orders. Waited 25 minutes for table to open. Were not offered drink or anything during wait. Were seated outside, given menus, and received no server for 10 additional minutes before I went in to request attention. After finally ordering, things continued to take forever to come out, including drinks, waters, etc. After our order was placed (for a large amount of food, part of restaurant week) the manager came to apologize, recognize (from a note I put in our reservation) that it was our anniversary, and express hope that things could improve. She was very nice about it and said that they were going to send a charcuterie plate out (our drinks were also comped ultimately though she didn't say that at the time). We would have probably preferred she just comp a portion of what we had already ordered since we ended up with way too much food. The service did not improve after the manager came. About 10 minutes before dessert, I asked the waitress for a cappuccino. Dessert came, no cappuccino. Dessert was finished and the cappuccino arrived. We had already been there many hours, our first meal at an restaurant in many months. It was a frustrating experience and while the food did taste good (chicken parm, pasta bolognese, meatballs, garlic bread), and come in large portions, we unfortunately won't be going back. I appreciate that things are difficult for restaurants, and we have had good experiences in Arizona at other Fox restaurants, but this wasn't a good result.

North Italia - Washington DC
Responded on 3 September 2020

Hi Glenn, I am so sorry to hear we weren't able to make the rest of your dinner amazing. We strive for great hospitality every time and it sounds like we missed the mark. I have shared your feedback with the team in hopes of preventing this from happening again. If you are to join us again, please reach out directly as I would love to make it up to you and show you a great time. All the best, Madeline

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vipMonicaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love this restaurant, but service was rather slow today

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great happy hour

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Ellis
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing happy hour selection. Very nice place to eat.

North Italia - Washington DC
Responded on 27 August 2020

Glad to hear you love the Happy Hour as much as we do! Hope to see you soon!

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FrankieF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall apps were super yummy! Pasta was great and would eat again, but depends on the dish. Pesto was great, but we had a truffle pasta that could have wowed more. The tiramisu and caramel deserts were decadent and perfect size!

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Noemi
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here often. The bartenders are superb. I've never gotten a bad cocktail. The food is also very tasty. This time the waitress recommended the heirloom tomato and burrata - delicious. This is a great place to meet up after work or on the weekends for locals.

North Italia - Washington DC
Responded on 27 August 2020

Thanks for the wonderful review! Be sure to check out our Happy Hour menu, offered Mon-Fri 4-7pm. Cheers!

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vipJustinS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific cocktails and great food! Best of my restaurant week experiences this summer! Highly recommend the Burrata appetizer and the grapefruit cocktails! Nice outdoor area with good social distancing. Lovely staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff.

North Italia - Washington DC
Responded on 22 August 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

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Lingdc
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent lunch eating outside with perfect weather. Food was great and our server Charlie was fabulous.

North Italia - Washington DC
Responded on 22 August 2020

I am glad to hear you had an amazing time with us at North Italia! Charlie will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best French toast I’ve had.

North Italia - Washington DC
Responded on 27 August 2020

Wow! What an honor! Thanks for the lovely comment! Hope to see you soon.

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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 4.8 stars by 354 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.