North Italia - Reston

4.4
572 reviews
$30 and under
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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4.3
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4.6
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4.3
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vipPatC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Sat for 25 min waiting for initial glass of water.

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BarryD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Chris our server was great!
service super slow but we appreciated the credit on the appetizers!
this is our favorite restaurant and we live across the street and come often
the bolognase is my favorite but this time it was served a bit cold and the pasta was not as fresh as usual-I have had it many times
nevertheless, we will be back!

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vipTiffany
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always love North Italia - my cousin, daughters and I went last night. Alex, our server, was wonderful - very attentive, gave great recommendations on the food and remembered me from my last visit with my husband in October. If you want a great experience ask to be seated in Alex's section.

Prior to dinner I met some colleagues for drinks and apps in the bar. The service, food quality and drink quality were not up to North Italia's standard. The bartender is new and having trouble keeping up - and the meatballs I ordered were cold. They did bring out another order that was warm. The server did the best she could but hard to overcome very delayed drinks, limited alcohol pour and cold food.

My colleagues won't go back for Happy Hour - they went to accommodate me. I'll give Happy Hour another try, and see if they can work out the kinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have eaten at north Italia in Reston many times. Last night we had exceptional waiter, food was best we’ve had and it was a busy Monday night but noise level was moderate.
Great time! Thank you!!

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vipstephend
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good and service was amazing

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RuthK
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was authentic and well served! Pricing was very reasonable!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The ambiance was less romantic than I’d hoped. Waiter was somewhat flamboyant and heavily pierced, which isn’t something we like. Food was mediocre at best…not a lot of flavor, burned veggies, and odd pairings (some sort of pea concoction with the salmon). Service was slow and food overpriced. The branzino was okay but lacked flavor and the Caeser salad was okay. We will not be back.

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babyblues1990
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Everything was good, food was very good. Just took a bit to get us silverware, and not sure if it was because wit was busy but it did take a bit to get our entree orders taken. Once they were taken food came out on a very timely manner. Over all, 4.5/5

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mostness
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Restaurant was not quite full but service was overwhelmed. It took over 30 minutes to get our drinks and appetizers. The food was good, but overpriced for the quality and service.

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vipNicholasL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Service was a little slow, with our waiter clearly managing too many tables.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The waitress must have been NEW, because she forgot the wine order and the extra bread order and she got a few of the dinner orders wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

North Italia has the best servers, and the food is delicious.

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vipBeachDiva1
Richmond
42 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall was good. Took a little longer to get our order but still fun.

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Ryan
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The sangrias and our white truffle garlic bread were great. My margarita pizza was underwhelming, it tasted vaguely like a DiGiorno pizza.

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GStel
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

1st, they wouldn’t seat us although we were 10-mins earlier than our reservation. The place was not even 1/2 full.

2ndly, bar was sooooo slow. Took 1/2-hr for a cocktail. Really?!

3rd, my arugula & avocado salad came out without avocado.

With all these mess, I wouldn’t go back even if I were invited.

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AnnaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

I am aware that this restuarant is having staffing issues. However the dinner we had was very disappointing. The calamari was overcooked, squid ink pasta, both squid and pasta was rubbery. The wild scampi shrimp which i always have here was salty. And the servers seem to have no patience. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter was the best. Excellent customer service and was very helpful.

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vipRobinD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

North Italia is my favorite restaurant in Reston Town Center. The food is superb and the service is great, too!

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vipTiffany
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love North Italia and chose to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary there. We had a great time - food was excellent - service even better. Alex our server could not have been nicer or more accommodating. He was appropriately attentive. Cole, the new General Manager, came over and introduced himself. He is such a nice guy and appears to be very hands on and attentive to his guests needs but also his staffs. We had a great time and plan to return.

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vipJohnT
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall, the dining experience was good and the food was excellent. However, my only complaint would be that we ordered two of the pasta dishes to go and they made them immediately rather than waiting to make them closer to the time we were ready to leave. Also, they made the mistake of packing one to go and the other in the bowl to be eaten there in the restaurant. We told them it was also to go. We noticed that the to go container had about 1/2 the amount as to what they put in the bowl to be eaten there in the restaurant. So, apparently if you order to go, they give you half the amount and you would never know it.

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vipDaveJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wesley, our server was one of the best servers we’ve ever had, ever. Great restaurant, great food, exceptional service.

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ElenaV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Food, service, drinks - splendid!

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southrnbelle
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress was great ! It was my birthday and the food was amazing and the service was great.

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vipAhona
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

One of the worst server experiences we have ever had. She literally walked off on me, brought our appetizers at the end of the meal and was so rude. The manager was nice and tried to help with the situation but the server ruined our entire meal

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 22, 2021

Hi Ahona, I am sorry to hear that your visit was severely lacking the hospitality we are known for protraying. I have sent you a private message for more information. Hope to hear from you soon, Cole Wiedel General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant. Excellent food and service.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thank you!

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DebraB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food, location and company. Service was slow.

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Manam
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food and the service was perfect I’ll go again abs again

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thank you!

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vipDonH
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very good as was the service. Outdoor seating was full, however, indoor was spaced out and doors open.

North Italia - Reston
Responded on October 22, 2021

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vipMelissaD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

I would typically give this place a higher rating, but for Sundays their service and food declines some and I would not return. The food took forever to come out. They did apologize for the delay, but I'm not sure what caused it. The place was not that busy. Also my breakfast pasta had TONS of raw garlic in it, so I could not eat it. My son really enjoyed hi chicken dish, so it appears to be hit or miss. I would probably stick to dinner at this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bar area. The food and service was very good. We will definitely go back.

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vipBeachDiva1
Richmond
42 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Overall it was good. Food came out a little cold but service was great!

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Manam
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside in a beautiful day, the service was friendly and warm. The truffle appetizer, chicken salad and pizza was perfect. I am glad this restaurant is in my neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

We liked the food but our pizza was about 30 min late. It would have been find but the manager came over to check on us and then out waiter mentioned the pizza would be comped… then it wasn’t. I wish the seed of the comped pizza wouldn’t have been planted because then we were let down.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

I had a reservation and the hostess still tried to seat me at the high too bar area which annoyed me. Second, the table we sat at was not wiped down that well and was sticky. Lastly, our waitress took over 15 minutes to attend to us once we were seated. Thank god the food made up for it otherwise I would have lost it.

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JudiO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were at the restaurant celebrating a birthday. We had hoped for good weather, as there is ample room to sit outside. Since it was rainy, we sat inside. We knew if would be noisy, but were given a corner table away from the bar.
It would be better if the "background music" was turned down to a lower level., to enable easy conversation.
The food was delicious and the server very congenial and helpful.
My only other suggestion would be to have some sort or green vegetable as part of the meal. My husband had chicken parm with rigatoni. While he very much enjoyed it, the plate cried out for some green beans, asparagus or broccoli to add both color and nutrition. I had diver scallops with risotto. I thought there would be asparagus, but they were chopped into bitty pieces as part of the risotto. Again both the presentation and the meal would be better with a green vegetable on the plate.
Since the meals were not cheap, I feel the addition of a green vegetable entirely warranted.

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GaryF
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Late lunch with soup of the day. Just perfect for chatting.

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Veronica1
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

My husbands fish dish was excellent. My meal was awful. I ordered the pasta bolognese, there was such little sauce with absolutely no meat on it. It was so dry it was almost inedible. I asked our bartender (we sat in the bar area) for a side of the meat sauce. After 15 minutes of waiting, it never arrived. I approached the bartender again and the manager came by our table and took the dish and said he would replace it. Another 15 minutes later, my husband had finished his meal and I still didn’t have my dinner. When the pasta finally arrived, it wasn’t a huge improvement in terms of the amount of sauce that was put in it. I’m not expecting a soupy dish but the point of the bolognese is to have a hearty meat sauce with the pasta and this is not at all what arrived, both times. At this point we just wanted to leave. When our check arrived with, we were charged for 2 orders of the pasta AND the side of meat sauce we never received. It was corrected, however at this point, we were just done with the entire experience.
I understand restaurants are hurting for staff, I am very patient but this was just unsatisfactory on all levels. I likely will not be returning after this experience.

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MandyT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service! Everyone was very attentive and especially nice to my 8 m.o. baby.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

For those of you that have tried real ($$$) Wagyu don’t bother from here cause you will be highly disappointed. It was very chewy and burnt! The rest of the food was great and the staff was lovely!

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Keeks
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My coworker and I love going to North Italia. This was our first time at this location and it did not disappoint. We set at the bar and had the best service, delicious cocktails and food :) 10/10 recommend!

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North Italia - Reston is rated 4.4 stars by 572 OpenTable diners.

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 reservations at the moment.