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“Mediocre for the price range” 3 of 5 stars
Review of North Italia

North Italia
4579 W 119th St, Leawood, KS 66209
+1 913-232-5191
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Ranked #4 of 90 Restaurants in Leawood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Roe
Description: North, exemplifies a culinary tradition that blends sophisticated Italian cuisine with the comfort of traditional cooking techniques. The menu features dishes that are created from the freshest ingredients without the unnecessary adornments of cream or heavy sauces. Crispy thin crust pizza, wood roasted entrees, pasta specialties, and a variety of antipasti round out the menu. The world-class wine list features 30 selections by the glass, terzo (third of a bottle) or bottle. North also offers a variety of specialty cocktails.
Overland Park, Kansas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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“Mediocre for the price range”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Two of us entertained clients here a few nights ago. I'd eaten lunch here a couple of years ago and had two good meals, so had high expectations for dinner, especially in light of all the laudatory reviews. We had three different appetizers and, with the exception of the Zucca Chips, they were disappointing. I was surprised at how little calamari was served. One of our clients and I had the salmon. I asked the waiter how well it was prepared and he assured us that we could order it as well done as we wished but that medium would come out with a warm, but uncooked, center. It didn’t. Both pieces of salmon came out fully cooked through and mine wasn’t that flavorful in addition to being over-cooked. The waiter did apologize and offer to bring a new piece, but we declined so as not to keep the others waiting. The four of us split two pasta dishes. They were fine, though the spicy shrimp dish seemed a little dry. I felt like they were priced appropriately for what we got, as were the Zucca Chips. I can’t say that about anything else. We certainly couldn’t complain about being ignored by our waiter. He was by often and chatty each time. It got to the point that by the end of the meal one of the clients, a lawyer from England, said it’d be good to have three buttons on the table: one for Service Needed; one for Check Please; and one for Leave us the F**k Alone. The drinks and the wine were okay but I didn’t hear anyone raving about them.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Spot for a Business Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

A colleague suggested NoRTH for dinner. I am from out of town and my colleague had not been to this restaurant so it was new to both of us. When our server learned it was our first visit, she offered a free appetizer - their specialty zucchini app. It was light and delicious! Wine is offered by the glass in 2 pour sizes as well as bottles. The selection of wines and specialty cocktails was very nice. We both tried a pasta dish - all of which are made on-site. The spicy shrimp dish was excellent! All in all, we enjoyed a leisurely dinner with very good service! When in the KC area I will definitely return.

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Platte City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Consistently Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

On the way to see the KC symphony, I stopped in and had a quick bite at North in Leawood...love want they've done with their updated menu...I ordered the meatball appetizer, which, was luscious...add bread, salad and a glass of wine for a great meal. I sat at the bar, where service was quick, friendly and welcoming.

Visited October 2013
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Overland Park, Kansas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great food & atmosphere ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We love going to sit on their outdoor patio or inside for their happy hour which is all day on Sundays - we always had great service and awesome food - definitely try the zucca chips!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“terrible service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We were visiting Kansas City for the weekend staying in Leawood, KS Found the North restaurant, on a busy Saturday night, we were seated by a nice young gentleman very quickly with no reservation out on the patio ( per our request), several other diners were sitting around us who were waited upon by their staff several times, we were totally ignored, we were given menus when we first were seated, no water, no we will be with you in a second,,,,nothing,,,,,,,after 15 minutes we stood up to leave, and a young man said " thanks for coming hope you enjoyed your meal",,,and we laughed at him and told him we were never waited on...he instantly went to the manager who followed us out of the restaurant wanting us to come back for free appetizers and wine,,I explained the situation to him, he was very polite but we were soured at that point and just left.....

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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