North Italia To Open Second Location

North Italia in San Diego, CANorth Italia is bringing its signature, handcrafted Italian food to a new location at San Diego luxury community One Paseo in June. The beloved Fox Restaurant Concepts brand opened its first area location at Fashion Valley late last year, introducing diners to its fresh, handmade pasta, pizzas and small plates and vibrant, welcoming atmosphere. At 5,110 square-feet, North Italia One Paseo boasts a full bar and expansive indoor-outdoor dining room and patio, taking full advantage of One Paseo’s ample outdoor space.


North Italia creates every dish on its extensive menu with authentic ingredients, consistently delivering quality Italian favorites made from scratch. Serving lunch, dinner, weekday happy hour and weekend brunch, and offering rotating daily specials, menu highlights include the White Truffle Garlic Bread with house made ricotta, mozzarella, grana Padano and fresh herbs; Heirloom Tomato & Burrata served with basil pesto, charred tomato vinaigrette and grilled bread; house-specialty Bolognese served atop a bed of fresh tagliatelle noodles sprinkled with grana Padano; Chicken Parmesan with crushed tomato, aged provolone, mozzarella and parmesan rigatoni; as well as the Margherita and Chef’s Daily Pizza and a selection of classic Italian desserts. North Italia also offers a kids’ menu with a variety of childhood favorites, from spaghetti to grilled cheese.


North Italia’s cocktail menu is expertly-crafted by Mat Snapp, Fox Restaurant Concepts’ beverage director. Popular signatures include the Sicilian Margarita with gran Centenario añejo, solerno blood orange, lime;Rosemary & Lime with Ketel One vodka, amaro nonino, rosemary angostura bitters, and smashed lime; and a summery Red Sangria with brandy, blood orange, red wine, strawberries, and lime juice. Guests can also sip on locally-crafted brews and a variety of red and white wines.

North Italia One Paseo is hosting a job fair recruiting for all front-of-house and back-of-house positions from May 13-18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Job-seekers may also apply online here.


There’s something to be said about restaurants who refuse to sacrifice quality—like the kind of fresh, handcrafted cuisine you’ll find tucked away in the beloved North Italia. More than your typical Italian restaurant, North Italia takes attention to detail seriously, creating an environment that lets you know you’re in for something special. From delicious, handmade pastas and pizzas, to an irresistible selection of wines, beers and creative cocktails, the possibilities to treat yourself are endless. You’re in good hands at North Italia, so sit back, relax and savor every bite, sip and moment.  For more information, visit


Our story begins with Sam Fox, a man who is passionate about hospitality and endlessly inspired by food and design. He opened Wildflower in Tucson in 1998, and today has introduced dozens of ever-evolving brands. Now 20 years later, we’ve grown to a team of nearly 5,000 employees in 50+ locations that span across the U.S.  The Fox Restaurants team is a community of creative thinkers who help bring Sam’s concepts to life. Starting in our Home Office in Phoenix (also known as the “Big Kitchen”), we immerse ourselves in every detail and develop each idea into fully-fledged, brick and mortar restaurant experiences all over the country. We love bringing passionate people and big ideas together, creating amazing experiences, and sharing stories over incredible food. We see every brand as a way for us to connect with and serve those who matter most—our people and our guests. For more information, visit