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About North and Navy

A Northern Italian kitchen inspired by the Bacari of Venice
Our menu is inspired by tradition and dictated by the quality and availability of ingredients. We play off the similarities between the climates of Eastern Ontario and Northeast Italy, and create our take on classic dishes made with seasonal game, seafood and vegetables. Plus, sometimes we’ll just add whatever we want.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Monday 5-10
Tuesday 5-10
Wednesday 5-10
Thursday 5-10
Friday 5-10
Saturday 5-10
Sunday Closed

Cross Street:
Bank St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(613) 232-6289

Website:
http://www.northandnavy.com/

Catering:
We are happy to discuss catering opportunities for small gatherings and larger cocktail parties.

Parking Details:
There is a city parking lot directly across the street that is free after 6pm. Lots of available street parking.

Executive Chef:
Adam Vettorel

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please feel free to contact us for anything you may be thinking of, perhaps we can work together.

North and Navy Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.6

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Ottawa)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic food, attentive and knowledgeable service. NoNa is hands down the best Italian in Ottawa, and one of my favourite restaurants. Even on a snowy Monday, the crew was killing it. Delicious!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 27, 2017

Excellent Meal! Waiter very knowledgeable. I am not sure you could wrong with any of the dishes!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was, as usual, an overall wonderful

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on November 7, 2017

The appetizers and pasta dishes were excellent and creative. The venison was perfectly cooked and tender. The liver was good. The Ling Cod was surprisingly over cooked and very dry instead of nice and flaky as it should be.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Last Friday was our first visit to North and Navy but it won't be our last. The food was delicious... hands down, the best octopus we've ever had! The dishes are thoughtful, well presented and delicious. The staff were very friendly and attentive... definitely worth another visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu
Food3
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Nice atmosphere and great service good appetizers however the main courses were disappointing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

An awesome place for supper. My only complaint was the level of noise. It made it difficult to have coversation. Otherwise the food and service was exemplary.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had dinner at North and Navy prior to heading to the NAC for the Phantom of the Opera. The cicheti was excellent and great to share between three girls. We followed it up with two pasta dishes and the venison - shared everything. Was the perfect amount of food before the 2+ hour show. Will be bringing my boyfriend back for a date night soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great Italian food with innovative ingredients! The menu has changed over the couple of times I've been but always with new and exciting changes. The "library" is a great little room/nook for a really nice visit with friends over a delicious meal (and cocktail or two)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Authentic
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on October 23, 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a fellow food blogger and we agree, we highly recommend it, now! It is a cuisine that reflects Northern Italian dishes and we were so impressed (also because we are Italians). The "cicheti" platter or appetizer platter was varied and delicious, and the pasta dishes we chose were outstanding. Tiramisu and double espresso sealed the deal.

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was my first trip to North and Navy. My wife and I sat at the bar. I never write reviews but I thought the food and service were so outstanding that I had to comment. I would see North and Navy easily in the top 5 restaurants in Ottawa and probably even top 3. I have been to some of the higher rated restaurants in Ottawa and in Montreal that are not nearly as good as North and Navy. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The atmosphere was amazing can be a very romantic outing but it was a bit noisy. The food was amazing but the pasta portion was kind of small like a taster plate

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

There were no frilly patterns traced around the food on the plate, just good food well prepared. Really liked the squid ink pasta and the octopus with pork belly. Good beer. Excellent service. Overall, very enjoyable and satisfying.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 19, 2017

Server was wonderful, Butternut Squash Mezzaluna highly recommended. Wine matched the food - we had a great time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 19, 2017

One of the best restaurant in Ottawa, Period! The food was outstanding, the wine was magnificent and the waiting staff are professional but super friendly. The only problem is it's SO EXPENSIVE! I can see myself going there mabye once a year or a for a super special event. But other then that I couldn't recommend this place enough.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Each dish was absolutely exceptional! We can’t wait to come back!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Very nice environment, the food and service are both great. A bit on the price side but the entire experience is smooth and comfortable.

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was excellent - modest portions made it possible to try multiple menu items. Cocktail list was unique and delicious and our server was very knowledgable in all the wines, menu items and cocktails. Loved the small and cozy feel of the repurposed home in downtown Ottawa - will be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was our first meal at North & Navy and we cannot wait to go back! We had a beautiful evening and the meal was incredible. (So were the cocktails and the wine.)

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on October 14, 2017

North and Navy is my favourite Ottawa restaurant. Best pasta I've ever had, consistently great service, lovely cocktails.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
Food2
Ambience2
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

Overrated and overpriced! Restaurant has had good reviews but our experience was not positive. Food was so-so, noise level high, overpriced for what we had.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The four of us shared a couple of primis, followed by a couple of secondis, and we each had a main. Everything was fantastic, and the service was amazing.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
·Dined on October 4, 2017

One of the best dining experiences I've have in a long time! Every detail about North and Navy is just wonderful! You have to try the house-cured salami and plums as well as the squid dish!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

As good as any meal we’ve had in Italy. Well done!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Ottawa)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was good, the service was great and the general ambiance superb. We have been for lunch previously but this was our first time for dinner. The will be sorry as we intend to come back!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience2
Service5

vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great restaurant in Ottawa and can't wait to go back. The steak was outstanding. Service equally great.

Food1
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

 
·Dined on September 23, 2017

Totally disappointed.
Although the waitress was knowledgeable about food that was where the experience went downhill.
The wine, a Chianti Classico, was ok but nothing special.
One of our first courses Cichèti Plate was disjointed and the items did not complement each other. The other Fried Humboldt Squid was excessively salty.
The second courses, which were slow in arriving, were terrible. One dish, Lake Trout, was almost raw and the rest of the plate just a mess. The other dish, liver and onions, over cooked and burnt and smothered in a sauce which lacked any imagination. We sent both dishes back.
The reaction was cool to say the least and although we were not charged for the two main courses it was no compensation for a wasted Saturday evening.
Will not be going back.

Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on September 22, 2017

Some dishes were good some should not be served.

The waiter was too pushy to sell the wine!!!!! It was very annoying especially the dinner was for friend's birthday. The waiter put other friends on a spot.

Tags: Casual
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was very fresh and nicely presented but portions could be larger. A table d'hote menu could be useful to include. I would suggest not including common entrees like tomato and mozzarella or fried calamari since clients who come to the restaurant want more interesting choices.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 19, 2017

Thanks for accommodating my family's needs (hearing impairment). The food was incredible and we loved our experience! Will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 19, 2017

We reserved a table for my wife's birthday. We were greeted by our server with a warm happy Birthday and champagne on the house! Our server was very knowledgable and took the time to go over the menus with us. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was also excellently. We will definitely return again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This was our second visit to Narth and Navy and were fortunate to get the table at the window as we were celebrating my husbands birthday. It did not disappoint. The appetizers were delicious and three out of four ordered the liver and onions. So good. The trout and polenta was also wonderful. Also liked their wines by the glass. Look forward to going back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great, authentic Italian cuisine in a cool atmosphere. Service was impeccable!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on September 7, 2017

The menu as listed on the Zomato app is outdated. Despite 72 hr reservation for two identified in advance as a BD dinner for 70+, seating was ultimately disappointing. Initially seated in a quiet corner with a round corner table for two, the atmosphere was lost when halfway through the cocktails and primi a boisterous retirement party of eight was seated next to us.

The Negroni were tasty, one a Classico was up to scratch, the other with a prosecco substitute for the gin mildly disappointing.

The salads were the highlight of the evening, both shared. First a cucumber with shredded yellow peppers, a pickled green (tomato?) and "spoon tomatoes" (which the server had to ask the chef to identify for him) with a marscapone base sprinkled with baby dill. The heirloom tomato salad with baby Basil leaves and Modena vinaigrette was very fresh.

For secundi, the quail and the house famous Viennese liver. The first in a light glaze delighted my guest. The liver was disappointing compared to the delicious serving on August 18th. The server failed to ask and I failed to specify medium rare. It arrived burnt at the edges and with no bacon, but the caramalized onions and the button mushrooms in their delicious sauce were very much up to scratch.

Two glasses of Querica with liver and two of a crisp Pinot Grigio with the quail both paired well.

Limited choice of cheese & fruit plate for dessert -just large crumbles of Parmesan and nice thinly sliced red plum on a board (the attempt to mount a single birthday candle on the corner was a nice touch). Offered with two small ramekins, one of pale honey, the other of Modena vinegar. The toasted peach on sweet cake base with vanilla coulis, small scope of vanilla ice cream on the side and sprinkled with fresh baby tarragon was a very filling end to meal with a short cappuccino and an Americano with sweetener that had to be ordered twice before arriving.

Meal was C$217.00 before tip.

I may wait a while before returning.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 27, 2017

Absolutely wonderful restaurant from the food to the service. A bit noisy at times. Perfect for special occasions or a nice date night.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 26, 2017

The service and food were great. It was a little loud at times

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on August 25, 2017

Service was fantastic. We have nothing negative to say in that regard. Our server was prompt and knowledgeable and took extra care to identify foods that could be a potential allergen to the nut-sensitive.

Overall the food was good. We dined as a party of four. We weren't *blown away* by any of our meals. Presentation was standard, nothing fancy. The meal descriptions sounded far more delicious than the food actually was.
For the price of the plates on the menu we expected more.
Was nice to try, but we won't be heading back any time soon.

Tags: Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We went there for our 4th wedding anniversary. We brought our 7-week child (she slept the whole time!). Everything was great, from the cocktails to the desert. Portions are pretty big and it was most definitely reasonably priced. The squid was amazing and the rabbit a must-try as well. We had a very nice time, we would absolutely return

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on August 24, 2017

I took my girlfriend to North and Navy to celebrate her birthday. We were seated immediately and given sparkling wine or champagne to mark the occasion. Our waitress explained (in great detail) the menu and her recommendations. We ended up getting calamari, pasta and steak.

Food was delicious and service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Tucked in a brick house in a quiet beighborhood, this charming spot is a hidden gem. We lived every minute from climbing out of the cab to sitting in a corner banquette beneath the authentic tin ceiling to tasking a fabulous appetizer and enjoying everything from octopus ink pasta to fresh trout to their famous (and divine) liver and onions! Fabulous dinner!

Tags: Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun

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