North Italia Coming Soon to Green Hills: Your New Favorite for Handcrafted Italian

Say "Ciao" to North Italia opening in Green Hills this month.

North Italia is bringing its signature, handcrafted Italian cuisine to Music City, opening on Wednesday, August 28, as part of the recent redevelopment of The Mall at Green Hills. The Fox Restaurant Concepts brand will introduce Nashville diners to its housemade pastas, pizzas and small plates in a warm and welcoming atmosphere that’s comfortable enough for a casual lunch and special enough for a celebratory dinner.

North Italia creates every dish on its extensive menu with the freshest ingredients, consistently delivering quality Italian favorites made from scratch. Serving lunch, dinner, weekday happy hour and weekend brunch, menu highlights include the Grilled Artichoke with sea salt, truffle, Grana Padano cheese and lemon aioli; Short Rib Radiatori with Parmesan cream, fresh horseradish, wilted arugula and herbed breadcrumbs; as well as 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.

As for libations, the cocktail menu is expertly crafted by Mat Snapp, beverage director of Fox Restaurant Concepts. Popular signature cocktails include the Quiet Italian Gentleman, a hearty cocktail made with Bulleit Rye, Carpano Antica, Campari and amaretto; Life in Italics, a refreshing sipper featuring Aviation Gin with Italicus Rosolio, peach, lavender and tonic; and the Sicilian Margarita, a vibrant burst of flavor featuring Gran Centenario Anejo, Solerno blood orange and lime. Guests can also sip on locally crafted brews and an impressive selection of red and white wines.

At 7,000 square feet, the Nashville location of North Italia boasts a full bar and expansive dining room and patio. The Green Hills location is currently hiring for all positions. Those interested in being a part of the North Italia family are encouraged to apply online here or stop by the job fair taking place August 5–10 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. at North Italia; walk-ins are welcomed.

Photos are available to download here.

There’s something to be said about restaurants that 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, hand-made 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    

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