North Italia

Like any truly basic gal, I am obsessed with wine and cheese. I was over the moon when I discovered North Italia located in Cherry Creek. If wine and cheese are up your alley, you have to check out North’s happy hour.

My favorite Happy Hour deal at North is the $20 Bottle & Board. That’s right, you heard me, $20 for a FULL bottle of wine AND a cheese board! BEST DAY EVER. Now I’m sure most of you are running to your cars for this bottle and board steal, but for those of you who are not, I’ll continue. Their chef board comes with prosciutto, an assortment of artisan cheeses, marinated eggplant, roasted peppers, olives, and almonds. Pair that with your choice of a white or red bottle and you’re good to go!

Now the Bottle & Board is definitely a mandatory order whenever I find myself at North; however, the grilled artichoke is hands down my favorite small plate on their menu. This artichoke is unreal in all the best ways you can imagine. They grill the artichoke to perfection making it really easy to pull the outer petals off and enjoy. It is grilled with sea salt, truffle oil, grana padano cheese and melted lemon aioli. YUM. This treat is seasonal though so if it’s something you want to try, make your way to North sometime between March-May. I tried to get one in September and was SO upset when the waitress told me they wouldn’t be available till next season. I got all artichoked up.


One of my coworkers is a true Italian and in his opinion North is the most authentic Italian restaurant in Denver. His favorite dish is the Bolognese which I have tried as well and it’s very hearty with a tasty traditional meat sauce. The pasta is all handmade and the sauce is made from scratch.


Go check it out! & if you’re going for Happy Hour, don’t forget to invite me!

North Italia

190 Clayton Ln, Denver, CO 80206

Phone: (720) 941-7700