North Hills Restaurants
Whatever kind of food you’re in the mood for, our 2020 North Hills Restaurants guide will help you find what you’re looking for. Sometimes too many choices make it harder! So we’ve collected the most popular restaurants and we’ll tell you what they are best known for to help you narrow it down.
North Hills Restaurants: Ethnic
Bartaco is one of those places that doesn’t have visitors, they have evangelists. Seriously, people love this place. Bartaco is known for their “fancy” street food, friendly and attentive service and a fun and unique menu. Food is served family/communal style and designed for people to be able to share. Lots of reviewers said they are very attentive to food allergies and sensitivities, and that they don’t make you feel bad about it. Which I definitely a plus.
Bartaco serves a whole mess of tacos. Like, so many kinds of tacos. They’ve got three different kinds of fish tacos, shrimp tacos, pork tacos, beef and roasted duck tacos. And then all the vegetarian/paleo friendly tacos, i.e., mushroom tacos, crispy brussel sprout tacos. And, what kind of taco joint would it be without a cauliflower taco on the menu?
Who would have thought cauliflower tacos would be a thing? But they are.
All their tacos are served in a choice of corn tortilla or lettuce wrap. The menu seems to be designed to accommodate many dietary needs. As someone with my own dietary restrictions, I can say this is truly a gift. Thank you Bartaco!
Coquette, a popular North Hills french restaurant is designed after a traditional French brasserie. The ambiance has a very authentic it feels as though you really could be in a French Bistro. Many guests say it is the best food they have ever eaten. Brunch is the most popular time to visit and the quiche and crepes are the most loved menu items.
The overwhelming trend from visitors was that the people at Viva Chicken are remarkably kind and that the food is perfectly seasoned and amazing. The manager who greets guests is warm and even offers guests samples of different options to help them choose what they might enjoy best.
Viva Chicken serves Peruvian style rotisserie chicken and authentic Peruvian sides like Yucca and Arroz Chaufa, a Peruvan version of Asian fried rice. They also serve wraps, salads and kids meals. The Peruvian flair doesn’t stop at the edibles. The beverage menu includes herb infused limeade, passion fruit juice and chicha morada, a concoction of Peruvian purple corn, cinnamon, cloves, pineapple and lime. All drinks are made daily in house.
North Hills Restaurants: Pizza / Italian
Piola is known for it’s house made, brick oven pizza with a wide range of unique toppings. Some interesting options include hot sausage and honey pizza, Brie and Carpaccio pizza and roasted eggplant and parmesan pizza. They also serve a full range of pasta, antipasti, salads and meat dishes, such as chicken breast stuffed with spinach and ricotta and served with creamy mushroom sauce.
Desserts include favorites like tiramisu, panna cotta, and Nutell and strawberry dessert pizza.
Mia Francesca is a Trattoria serving lunch, dinner and brunch on Sundays. I really love the old world style of their decor. It just feels genuine and rich. Guests love the authentic Italian food, housemade pasta and amazing dessert pastries.
Pieology is not just another pizza joint. Guests say the ingredients are so fresh and are NYC quality. You can choose from 5 different house-made pizza crusts: Thin, Thick, Whole Wheat, Cauliflower (gluten free) and Regular Gluten Free.
Then you choose from all their sauces: red sauce, alfredo, garlic butter, sunflower-olive oil, fiery buffalo, nut free pesto and BBQ. And if all that variety wasn’t enough, top your pizza with your choice of 6 kinds of cheese, 9 meats, and 14 veggies.
Reviewers say the food at Vivace is “amazing” and the closest to authentic Italian in the United States. Their pasta is hand made and the service is always friendly and positive. Surprisingly for an Italian restaurant, the most popular menu item is the brussels sprouts. When I went with a large party we ordered a couple plates of them for the table to share. They were delicious! Other unique menu items are the Sweet Potato Agnolotti (pasta), Butternut Squash Soup with Pumpkin Seed Pesto and Smoked Chicken Pizza with Bechamel and Caramelized Onions.
North Hills Restaurants: Sports Bar
Yard house is an upscale sports bar. Apparently the “upscale” and “sports bar” are not mutually exclusive. I think this means that when they serve your fried onion rings, they are stacked neatly in a fancy display rather than dumped into a plastic basket with paper lining.
All joking aside, the menu is extensive. You can get your classic bar fare, nachos and chicken tenders. But they also have snacks suitable for those with more refined tastes. Don’t worry, I’m not judging. Eat your chicken fingers if you want them. But you should get them with the truffle fries.
Visitors love the Nashville Hot Chicken, the plethora of TV’s and of course, the nachos.
North Hills Restaurants: Breakfast
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Another Broken Egg Cafe serves up southern style breakfast, but as one reviewer stated, breakfast is no longer boring. Omelettes, Shrimp and Grits, Mimosas and Beignets are the stars on Another Broken Egg’s menu. You’ll also find a unique twist on many favorites like their Lobster and Brie Omelette, Crab Cakes and Fried Green Tomatoes and healthier options like their Salmon Power Bowl. Don’t worry, they have your standard pancake, waffle, french toast fare, and offer gluten sensitive options as well.
North Hills Restaurants: Upscale
41 Hundred is known as a “hidden gem” and “one of the most underrated restaurants in Raleigh.” This restaurant truly is hidden…inside the Renaissance Hotel in North Hills. You might not know it was there unless someone told you. And now you know!
The ambiance is both casual and upscale. And while I recognize that those two terms are contradictions, somehow they manage to pull it off. You could just as easily enjoy a romantic dinner as you could a fun friends night at 41 Hundred.
41 Hundred is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food is locally sourced. Their menus include popular favorites, some with a twist as well as a few dishes with international flair. The spicy lamb meatballs, vegetarian buffalo cauliflower steak sandwich, smoked chicken pot pie and the truffle Parmesan fries are all popular favorites.
The Capital Grille
The put an “e” on the end of Grille so you know it must be fancy. So it must be really special. The Capital Grill is a steakhouse known for their amazingly prepared aged steaks and fresh seafood. Wagyu beef is one highlight on the menu. Wagyu beef is a Japanese variety of beef known for its “rich marbling and buttery taste. Be prepared for a little sticker shock at capital Grille. Prices average about $100 per person. But according to their fans, it’s worth every penny.