North Italia Archives

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Spaghetti is one of the most well-known and well-loved dishes, one I never get sick of – something I confirmed after eating these amazing meals this past week. So, if you are looking for a new place to try this old favorite, here are five delicious spaghettis from local restaurants.   Photo by Campbell Linaman   North Italia Spaghetti & Meatballs – $18 This delicious dish keeps it simple with a traditional tomato sauce, and...

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T. Cook’s Burger | Photo courtesy J Lauren PR   Fall is finally here and with it comes seasonal dishes! Here are five brand-new menu items from local restaurants that we can’t wait to try in the next few months. Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast from North Italia This healthy brunch dish won’t be available until October, but that won’t stop us from drooling over its decadence. It features avocado, smoked salmon, arugula, basil, watermelon radish...

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This Thursday, April 29 is National Shrimp Scampi Day and North Italia is celebrating by revealing its signature Wild Shrimp Scampi recipe. Inspired by a meal from North Italia’s corporate chef Chris Curtiss’ childhood, the hearty dish features plump prawns, juicy cherry tomatoes, garlic, butter, black pepper, dry vermouth, chopped parsley and breadcrumbs. “I’ll never forget the first time I tasted shrimp scampi while my parents had taken my sister and me out to dinner...

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Italian meatballs | Photo by Leah LeMoine   THE SCENE Sometimes it’s nice to reconnect with an old friend. I surmise I’ll be doing a lot of that as the vaccine rollout speeds up in Arizona, and I’m looking forward to seeing old pals in person – especially when those pals are restaurants.   North Italia is one such friend. I remember visiting its West Valley location (since shuttered) for the first time in high school. I was besotted by a deconstructed chicken lasagne on the menu at...

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Got dinner plans on Saturday, December 12? You could cook a classic meal with North Italia chef Chris Curtiss from the comfort of your own home for a good cause. During the livestream cooking class, Curtiss will show participants how to prepare a Negroni and charcuterie board, followed by a main course of herb-crusted beef tenderloin with roasted Brussels sprouts, Cambozola polenta and an aged balsamic roasted pear crumble with vanilla mascarpone. Curtiss will send...

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