North Italia ~ "Foodie" Friday 3/2/18

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

I first wrote about this restaurant 6 years ago when they opened in the Domain. They are one of our favorite "go to" restaurants and now opened a downtown location on 2nd street! I love their new location and Kevin Brown the general manager has a winner on his hands! Love the new digs! 






North Italia has expanded and now has a restaurant located on Second St. in the heart of downtown Austin.  The North Italia restaurants are more than just a restaurant.  They are a group of people who have become a family joined by their mutual affinity for anything Italian.  When it comes to Italian food, there is an art to the handcrafted experience. North Italia has an open kitchen because they want you to see the pride that goes into preparing their food from scratch every day using only the freshest seasonal ingredients they can get.


Here is a sample of what is on their dinner menus ... The Small Plate menu has Prosciutto Bruschetta - crescenza cheese, grilled asparagus, truffle and grana padano, Grilled Artichokes with sea salt, truffle, grana padano cheese and lemon aioli and a Chef's Board with prosciutto di parma, artisan cheese, marinated eggplant, roasted pepper, castelvetrano olive and marcona almond.  


On the Main Menu you'll find Red Wine Glazed Short Rib with heirloom carrot, swiss chard and creamy mascarpone polenta...Diver Scallops with parmesan risotto, roasted butternut squash, brussels, crispy shallot and pancetta and The Roasted Salmon with white bean ragu, broccolini, lemon olive oil gremolata and saba.  


For dessert you can choose from Tiramisu with kahlua-soaked lady fingers and mascarpone mousse or try the Hazelnut Torta with nutella cream, hazelnut toffee and vanilla gelato or The Affogato with vanilla gelato & espresso.


Watch this video with the executive chef from the North Italia location in Houston:

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Dorie Dillard reminds me of the North End in Boston.... and Federal Hill in Providence RI....  needless to say The Todaro family children love their Italian food and they all make it.... but they do make a few Armenian dishes too... that keeps them in good shape!

Mar 02, 2018 04:33 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Dorie... you had me at the word "Italia." Sounds like my kind of place!

Mar 02, 2018 04:33 AM #2
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

Good morning. I haven't even had breakfast yet and now I'm ready for dinner. Ha ha. I may have to have Italian for dinner tonight. 

Mar 02, 2018 04:57 AM #3
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Dorie, I can understand why this is one of your "go-to" restaurants. It's too early for me to be this hungry!

Mar 02, 2018 05:48 AM #4
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Dorie, you are speaking my language - Italian food is my weakness. North Italia looks so delicious!

Mar 02, 2018 10:08 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It is lunchtime here, and I am now ravenous after reading you post.  Ron is making us lunch today.  A

Mar 02, 2018 12:11 PM #6
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Handmade pasta, fresh, handmade everything - OH MY (love the video interview)! Sounds like they have a winner here, Dorie! I can see why this is one of your favorites!

Mar 02, 2018 02:10 PM #7
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Dorie: Oh my, this restaurant sounds exactly like something I would enjoy. I love homemade pasta.

Mar 02, 2018 02:29 PM #8
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Dorie, Simple with a high level of execution ... fresh food made from scratch daily ... works for me. I can see what this is among your "go to" places to eat. 

Mar 02, 2018 02:56 PM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie Dillard - I really enjoy dining in restaurants with an open kitchen. My eyes do wander to the preperation and the teamwork involved. 

Mar 03, 2018 03:53 AM #10
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Have to read FOodie Fridays always gives me recipe ideas !

Mar 03, 2018 06:22 AM #11
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 I love Italian food and I am starving right now! I hope you have a wonderful day and have some good vino!

Mar 03, 2018 03:22 PM #12
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

That is one tasty sounding menu. I will have to try it when I am next in Austin. Thank you for sharing. 

Mar 03, 2018 05:53 PM #13
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is great information to share with area residents and visitors.

Mar 04, 2018 03:12 AM #14
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

My stomach is growling already - and this delicious restaurant review is not helping! 

Mar 04, 2018 05:21 AM #15
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Dorie - North Italia would top my list.  I love northern Italian food.  We have a great restaurant like this near us.

Mar 04, 2018 12:16 PM #16
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