North Italia - Reston
choice of: margherita or cacio e pepe (1170/1340 cal)
(house specialty) - traditional meat sauce, tagliatelle noodle & grana padano cheese
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.
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.
Wesley, our server was one of the best servers we’ve ever had, ever. Great restaurant, great food, exceptional service.
Love this place! Food, service, drinks - splendid!
The waitress was great ! It was my birthday and the food was amazing and the service was great.
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
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
Love this restaurant. Excellent food and service.
Great food, location and company. Service was slow.
Love the food and the service was perfect I’ll go again abs again
Food was very good as was the service. Outdoor seating was full, however, indoor was spaced out and doors open.
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.
Great bar area. The food and service was very good. We will definitely go back.
Overall it was good. Food came out a little cold but service was great!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Late lunch with soup of the day. Just perfect for chatting.
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.
Great food and service! Everyone was very attentive and especially nice to my 8 m.o. baby.
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!
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!
It seems that they had shortage of severs but kept sitting people in in spite of that. We sat for about 15 minutes before asking if we can get someone to at least get us water.
Another thing that was not well taken care of is that our kids meal showed up almost 10 minutes after other food for all adults were served . It was simple spaghetti with sauce…. It should arrive first if anything.
If you don’t have enough servers, why would you continue to accept customers? And why would you inform me of that a couple times? How am I supposed to help it resolve? It is the management responsibility.
And if you say a thing you feel like you are
Food is what would be expected from a chain restaurant. Not what I would consider refined, authentic Italian cuisine.
Great neighborhood restaurant. Food was delicious! Outdoor dining was perfect. Our server Chris was fantastic!
Horrible service. No one was there and the service was awful. Food was just okay. Everything took forever. Ask for the bruschetta and the server told me she forgot to put it in. We cancelled it, since we already had our entrees. It came anyway - 10 minutes later and we were charged for it. Overpriced and service is awful. Will not be back. There for lunch on 9/9/21
Hi Dana, I am sorry to hear about the lack of hospitality. I have sent you a private message for further information. Best Cole Wiedel General Manager
The chicken parm was delicious. I tried half of the cocktails and they were so tasty. Great service and our waiter was very attentive
Thank you dinner
Food was good but services was very poor, waitress forgot to bring plates for the bread, also we as for Parmesan cheese because waitress didn't offer and she brought a very small cup.
The food was fresh and delicious! Brought out in great time. Our waitress was really nice and available. The price is a bit much, but the ambience and quality keep me going back.
The food is delicious and service excellent. I highly recommend this place
Great service. Great ambiance. Can’t go wrong here. Solid Italian food. Well prepared and delicious.
We were outdoors. Wait staff attentive. Tomatoes and buratta delicious. All salads are good, too. Tiramisu was very tasty.
My wife and I thought the food was very good, somewhat different than other Italian restaurants in the northern Virginia area. Service was lacking, but this was because they were understaffed, due to Covid and other reasons.
Had an amazing first round of old fashioned with bourbon, drink was smooth and had the perfect balance of bitters. Second round was awful, had to ask for a replacement land while a bit better there was no consistency of type of ice used (cubed verses the large single piece). Only improvement would be to make sure that bartenders are following recipes and using consistency. This is the second time this has happened at the RTC location while dining. First drink amazing 2nd drink was awful.
We had delicious food and great service from our waiter, Chris. We reserved an outside table and the whole evening from food, to atmosphere, to service was outstanding. Thank you Chris (second time you've been our server!) and North Italia for a great spot to entertain family and guests.
Very slow service. We made a reservation and were promptly seated (after I told the hostess we were not waiting at the bar when half the tables were empty). It took about 45 minutes before the first course came, then another 30 before the main course. Clearly, they are understaffed. The food was OK, but we came there specifically for the squid ink pasta, which was a disappointment. The meal was too pricey for what we got. It could have just been an off night, so I may give them one more chance.
This is our go to restaurant in the town center. The food is delish and the service is great...time after time, we have never had a bad experience.
So fun. So good. We love this North Italia so much.
You can order delivery directly from North Italia - Reston using the Order Online button. North Italia - Reston also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 325-0823.
North Italia - Reston is rated 4.4 stars by 554 OpenTable diners.
North Italia - Reston 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 reservations at the moment.