We wouldn’t go so far as to say the eating around Third Street Promenade has gotten cool, but it has gotten a lot better in recent years. North Italia is a relatively new addition to the area, and while it does feel a little like a corporate restaurant’s idea of “what the cool kids are doing these days,” the food is surprisingly solid. The calamari and spaghetti bolognese are good bets, and the space works just as well for a shopping lunch break as it does for a business meeting.
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