North Italia is in a fancy promenade like mall in El Segundo called The Point. It is right on the edge of Manhattan Beach, California and about 15 minutes along PCH from LAX Airport.
They have a beautiful restaurant with a great bar and you can view into their pimped out Italian kitchen.
The cocktails are classy borderline craft. The pastas are fresh. The sauces amazing. Its a nouveau rich Italian place, but a good one.
Even though its a concept restaurant and there are many locations, I don’t care. It’s really good.
One more amazing place to take my friend Phil on his 8 day journey in Los Angeles area. North Italia does not disappoint. Go there and eat and drink and be merry. Philippe had the MARGHERITA pizza which was really good. Why he didn’t order the “Bacon and Egg” or “The Pig” I will never know, but it was still an excellent choice.
SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS is really good here, but I resisted this trip and ordered the Grilled Branzino which couldn’t have been better. We also got the meatballs as an appetizer which did not disappoint.
The BURRATA TORTELLONI btw is also excellent but the Wife got the BOLOGNESE (house specialty) which is accurately advertised as having a traditional meat sauce, tagliatelle noodle & grana padano cheese . in the past I have also had the SHORT RIB RADIATORI which rocks your brain and belly.
They have a pretty solid wine list and my QUIET ITALIAN GENTLEMAN and LAST GREAT WINE THIEF cocktails did not disappoint. They have Peroni and Moretti here so I am always happy when I can choose between these two Italian beers. There were also some local craft-y beers on hand that Philippe drank. The wife is 100% all in on bubbly, so there was really something for everyone.
North Italia, 840 South Sepulveda, Suite 110, El Segundo, California 90245