North Italia - Washington DC

4.6
605 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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vipAlyssaS
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food!

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vipGenieB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Erica was amazing she always checked on me to see how my food was and if I wanted anything else. The cheese board was amazing and so was the branzino

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vipjay1
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Unfortunately, North Italia had tons of waiters and waitresses plus "managers-hostess), but service was awful. Our waiter would disappear for long period of times; he was also doing as a bartender and conversing with individuals at the bar like he was just tending the Bar. Also, most of those working the floor spent lots of time in the kitchen drinking coffee or water, but not working the floor. Lots of people for such a poor service attending. Runner bringing food wouldn't ask whether the orders were good or ask any questions - he woudl just put the plates on the table and leave. Waiter no where to find him. We requested extra cheese in the pizza (didn't happen).

North Italia has always done better - hope DC can match the service in Tysons

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vipDeniseL
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

2nd time there. Great food & great service!

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DinerClub
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Got there ahead of our reservation time and they accommodated us nicely. Thank you

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Familyeatsalot
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, drinks and atmosphere!
Server and manager very attentive. Definitely would eat here again

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing gf pizza

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

North Italia is a nice addition to the solid restaurants downtown. It is 5 blocks from where we live so it’s convenient to dine in or carry out.

Good food, good value and nearly always crowded, in a good way.

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A8383
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good food, will definitely go again. They put cheese on things without telling you so be advised and order “without cheese” if applicable.

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mikes
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious fresh pasta, very good overall, great service. Maybe just a little pricey.

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NSW1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The pomegranate mule, meatballs, calamari, broccolini, tiramisu, and the Italian butter cake were the standouts for me.

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AimHigh
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Perfect place to reconnect with good friends from high school!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience! The hostesses and staff were sweet and lovely and the happy hour is incredible (such a good find). The food was tasty and the atmosphere was pleasant!

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vipMadame
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I chose the hamburger and I found it very good.

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vipPooch
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Visit North Italia in Tysons; it's a much nicer experience. North Italia DC has good food but needs better trained staff.

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vipcecfrench
New England
36 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and friendly staff. We were in a rush with a flight to catch and they were super nice and effective . The food was very good . Excellent pasta and pizza . Creative salade . We ll be back soon

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vipTCBC
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Our visit was it's usual wonderful experience!!! The only minor drawback, and I understand the current employment issues in the industry, was that our server was also the bartender. Although the drinks were great and the food was served by assistants, our drinks were delayed a bit and her attention to our table was a little distracted. Still great overall and we will return.

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TomM
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service in a comfortable friendly atmosphere

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RichardB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Too expensive for what you get. What Italian restaurant does not provide salad with entree?

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JimP
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A very pleasant restaurant with good service. A little rushed but attentive wait staff and very accommodating. The ambience is great. Salads were excellent - we sampled the Simple, Arugula, and Caesars.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptionally attentive service, wonderful food full of flavor and fresh ingredients.

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SerenaC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I really loved our waitress, she was super nice and very attentive. the food was delicious as always. hoping to come again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good bolgnese!

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blue
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The glazed short rib cavatelli was the best pasta I have ever had in my entire life! The staff were very kind and helpful, and coped admirably with a busy dinner rush on a Saturday night!

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Rachel
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came for brunch and had a delicious meal. It was nice to come early in the day when the noise level was much lower and there weren’t too many other tables inside. I had the burrata anolini and it was DELICIOUS. So good that I could have had seconds. This remains one of my favorite Italian restaurants!

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LindaS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Overall we enjoyed North Italia. We were seated promptly for our reservation, our server was pleasant and attentive, our appetizers were mostly delicious though we did order garlic bread that was overdone. Our entrees came out a little too promptly arriving while we were still eating our appetizers and enjoying our first round of drinks but they were delicious. The major issue with the restaurant was noise level which was off the charts loud really detracting from the dining experience. If you have no problem with struggling to hear your server or dinner companions you’ll love it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Calamari and grilled bread were delicious…loved all the entrées…chicken parmigiana, bolognese and the squid ink pasta!

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vipDanielB
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and friendly service.

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DunnLoringdiner
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Ate on the outdoor patio, which was quite nice. Service was prompt. Food was served quickly and presented nicely. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. Priced a little high, but it is a nice addition to the Foggy Bottom neighborhood.

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vipMarilynh
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Servic was great. Food was delicious.

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DennisR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Nice-looking place, but the service was very slow. I felt as though the wait staff was not very attentive in general, and the food was just ok.

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vipProfessorofTravel
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is my favorite in the West End of D.C., where I live. The food is well chosen and prepared to mimic the best in Tuscan couisine with remarkable flavors and an excellent eye for cooking, but not overcooking the meal. From salads to pizzas to mains, quality is a focal point and the servings are more than adequate for sharing. The prices are most reasonable for D.C. Inside dining is spacious and airy; outside is smaller but acceptable, especially on the weekends when there is less vehicular traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue. There are heaters for the sidewalk that work well when there is not a strong breeze to disburse the warm air that they generate.

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Jack
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and nicely served. Music somewhat loud

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Mark
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was fantastic.

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TorreJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Out server was fast and efficient. I had reservations for 5pm on Friday and was in and out in an hour. Perfect for more time to walk around before the Kennedy Center performance. The food was Amazing!! The ingredients were fresh and delicious. This isn't a fancy Italian restaurant where you need to hold your pinky up. It's more modern/contemporary. Funny atmosphere. At 6pm the music came on and I was expecting an Olive Garden feel, but no Frank Sinatra. We'll definitely be back.

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Bridget
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy Hour menu is a STEAL. - we got the board + bottle and a pizza for $20 per person.

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CharlieM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great atmosphere with outstanding service. Roasted half chicken was excellent..

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vipLowstagfoodjunkie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice staff, very good pizza! Super energetic and fun in there. Probably not the best for a quieter intimate conversation but love it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

My trans partner and I were celebrating our anniversary and the service wasn’t only horribly slow but ridiculous subpar. Seriously the food runners throes my food on the table and ran away before we could ask for a plates. Ended up taking our entrees to go just because it was that unenjoyable. We won’t be 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 4.6 stars by 605 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.