North Italia, Flower Child will open locations in Gilbert

Lifestyle | 21 Aug |

Gilbert is set to welcome two beloved locally-rooted restaurants this September. North Italia, the modern Italian eatery known for its handcrafted cuisine and cocktails originally conceptualized by renowned restaurateur Sam Fox, will officially open its newest location near SanTan Village on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, while sister restaurant, Flower Child, the esteemed healthy fast-casual eatery from Fox Restaurant Concepts, will open its neighboring storefront on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

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North Italia’s Gilbert location marks the 28th North Italia restaurant in the U.S., with locations spanning across Alabama, California, D.C., Florida, Nevada, Texas and Virginia. North Italia Gilbert will be the fourth location in Arizona, adding to the state’s robust portfolio, led by the flagship restaurant in Scottsdale. The menu features a wide array of authentic Italian dishes with a modern take, with selections such as the Italian Farm Salad, Cacio e Pepe Pizza, Glazed Short Rib Cavatelli, Wagyu Skirt Steak Tagliata, and more, along with specialty cocktails such as the Ginger Blossom Margarita, White Peach Negroni and Italian Clover.

While Flower Child has blossomed throughout the Phoenix valley, the Gilbert location will coincidently also be the 28th storefront for the healthy eatery, serving as a well-received addition for the rapidly growing area. Menu offerings will include fresh staple dishes like the Mother Earth Bowl, Flying Avocado Wrap, Organic Kale Salad, “Forbidden” Rice Bowl, and more, while drink selections include the Signature Rose Petal Lemonade, iced tea, kombucha on tap, and a selection of local beer and wine. Flower Child Gilbert will open its doors with an exclusive preview of the much-anticipated fall menu, with the restaurant being the first to offer the specialty selections ahead of the official nationwide October 7th launch.

Both restaurants invite prospective employees to showcase their passion for food during an in-venue job fair. Whether an aspiring restaurateur or seasoned professional looking for a change, each role plays a crucial part in delivering a memorable experience to guests of both restaurants. See below for the respective details:

North Italia Gilbert Job Fair

WHEN: August 18- 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; August 22 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.;  August 23 – 28 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; August 29 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; August 30 – September 4 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and September 5 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

WHERE: North Italia Gilbert, 1950 East Williams Field Road, Suite 102, Gilbert, AZ 85295

WHAT: Restaurant is looking to hire all positions for both back and front of house.

Flower Child Gilbert Job Fair

WHEN: Tuesday, September 7- Saturday, September 18 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE: Flower Child Gilbert, 1950 East Williams Field Road, Suite 101, Gilbert, AZ 85295

WHAT: Applicants can apply in person and receive a same-day interview and hire. Restaurant management is looking to fill prep-cook, line cook, serving and dishwasher positions.


North Italia was conceived by Fox Restaurant Concepts founder Sam Fox in 2002.  Since then, the neighborhood spot has expanded to 28 locations across the U.S. At North, we put our all into every detail so that you know you’re always in good hands. Using only the freshest ingredients, our chefs create a variety of modern Italian dishes that always satisfy. Our pasta is made from scratch daily. Our Chef’s choice daily pizza is a sure-to-please favorite, and savory entrees like Squid Ink Mafaldine and Braised Short Rib deliver flavors that go above and beyond the expected. For more information, visit


Flower Child is a fast-casual restaurant designed to inspire and support healthy lifestyles. As a part of Sam Fox’s Fox Restaurant Concepts, the multi-location restaurant is devoted to providing made from-scratch meals accessible to a variety of dietary sensitives or restrictions. Utilizing a customizable menu of bowls, wraps, and salads, a variety of mix-and-match veggies, grains, fruits and healthy proteins offer clean eating with convenience. Known for its cheerful staff and uplifting dining environment, Flower Child has locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D.C. For more information, please visit or follow @eatflowerchild.

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