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North and Navy

4.6
4.6
1340 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Italian
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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 232-6289

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Adam Vettorel

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private room that seats up to 7 people, we call this the 'Library'. We also have a private dining room that seats 18 people at one table. The room is equipped with a smart tv for presentations and is perfect for work functions and family gatherings.We can also provide cocktail parties up to 30 people at the bar area (mixed standing and seating) or full restaurant rentals for up to 80 people. Please inquire at hello@northandnavy.com

  • Private party contact

    hello@northandnavy.com: (613) 232-6289

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Cross Street

    Bank St

  • Parking Details

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

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve In Alto Adige

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    This New Year's Eve, we are inspired by the flavours of Alto Adige and its snowy peaks for our five course tasting menu. Join us for the 1st seating starting 5pm until 7:30pm priced at $150/person or for the second seating starting 8pm until 11pm priced at 175$/person.

What 1,340 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Ottawa

    Best Service

  • Ottawa

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ottawa

    Notable Wine List

  • Ottawa

    Romance

  • Ottawa

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    Italian

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

  • Ottawa

    Best Service

  • Ottawa

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ottawa

    Notable Wine List

  • Ottawa

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  1. GK

    GildaKM

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and cocktails. The server paired our wine beautifully with our meal. The decor and ambience were gorgeous.
  2. NF

    NormanF

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had not been to N& N for in person dining for quite a while. We did a couple of take out orders from N & N during the COVID pandemic while restaurants were closed for in person dining and were always very satisfied. The prices at this restaurant like most restaurants in Ottawa and in Canada have skyrocketed past COVID and expectations usually follow in lockstep with high prices. We started with the charred eggplant yogurt and the Chicken liver Mousse caramelle pasta followed by the duck breast and the salmon. Of the 4 dishes only one was outstanding ( the salmon). The charred eggplant and pasta while good did not meet our high expectations and left us a bit wanting. The duck dish was the most disappointing being tough to cut with a very strong gamy taste. The duck fixings were very good though. Service was very attentive and professional and our waiter was very gracious in their response to our feedback and removed from the bill one of the appetizers. A nice gesture we appreciated. They also offered us before our meal a glass of Prosecco since it was an anniversary dinner- another very nice and appreciated gesture. Another negative for the night - but no fault of the restaurant- was an unbelievably loud table of 4 with one thunderous voice towering over everything else- which prevented us and most likely from the looks on some of the other guests - from enjoying their meal in relative peace. We decided to skip desert and head home for calm. So unfortunately we left the restaurant a bit disappointed as our expectations which were admittedly high- in line with prices at such an upscale establishment- were not quite met.
  3. JV

    JackV

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The pasta Caramelle was to die for. The duck was average. The eggplant appetizer was excellent. We would go there again. One setback, the lighting was bothersome.
  4. H

    Hholll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sebastian was the best server we’ve ever had. He made the occasion very special for us on our anniversary. Food 10/10. Thanks again!
  5. AR

    AzulR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, everything we tried was very unique and the taste and presentation were excellent. We will be back soon
  6. BB

    BonnieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined last night at North and Navy for the first time and it was spectacular. Our waitress was friendly, very knowledgable, and helpful when it came to menu selections. The food. Where to begin? The meatball appetizer was delicious, but it was the squid-ink infused ravioli with smoked tuna that was the star of the evening. It was perhaps, the best pasta I've ever eaten, and that includes Italy! We had a wonderful experience from start to finish. Only downside was the noise level. I am uncertain if the accoustics in the restaurant aren't that good, or the table one over was particularly loud but it became very challenging to carry on a conversation after a while. It may have been our first visit, but it definitely will not be our last!
  7. O

    Omar

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant meal in years. Travel the world so takes a lot to impress us. We were impressed. Subtle and innovative flavours.
  8. PS

    PennyS

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is fantastic! The service is outstanding. We had guests with us who were gluten and dairy free and our server beautifully described all of the menu choices and how they could be made to suite our dietary needs. All the food ( and I have had most of the menu) is delicious . The ambiance is cozy and happen’n!
  9. JC

    JCanada

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, as always. Sebastian was an excellent server.
  10. SB

    SebastienB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was there for our mom's birthday. Got to dine in the library! Nice little spot for an intimate dinner. The food was top quality. Really enjoyed ourselves.
  11. MR

    MaryR

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is an experience. The food is amazing and meant to be shared. The portions are not large but very tasty. A couple of them I called an adventure. It is pricy so not a place I’d go regularly but for an occasion it’s perfect.
  12. DD

    DarrenD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very creative. Each dish is light but when staged as recommended one is left perfectly satisfied. While the veal was visually stunning and delicious the eggplant with labneh and pickled shallots is not to be missed. The service is upbeat and informative. I wouldn’t hesitate to return the next time I visit Ottawa
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was great! Great atmosphere and very cute location and building! Sebastian was a very attentive and lovely server. Cheers!
  14. TM

    TMWong

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing service, perfect spot for special occasions
  15. R

    Roxane

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal in long time. The Torta di Nocciole is divine.
  16. HB

    HBroadbent

    Ottawa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Second time at NoNa, returning after many years. Food and service still fantastic. The pastas were the highlight of the meal.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish as always!
  18. RL

    RochL

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very few meat options for main course. 8 options on the menu but one was sold out at 7 pm. Appetizers were overpriced and very small. Not worth the cost in my opinion. Giovanni’s it is for me.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, and amazing service!!
  20. IZ

    InoryZ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing experience!!
  21. F

    Francois

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly amazing food and experience, kind service, I recommend
  22. MM

    MissM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a really wonderful experience for our family. Our daughter felt very special, as they had her mocktail ready immediately and did a beautiful custom secondi for her. We couldn't be more pleased. Elegant, delicious, considerate. Perfect.
  23. G

    Gramps7

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    3 servings was too much. First two for my partner were excellent. Third salmon dish was perfect however risotto too salty. All my dishes were too salty and they brought the pickled onions for the carpaccio after I was half done. Fairly expensive however an experience to try. The ambiance is fun. The wait staff are excellent 😎🇨🇦
  24. M

    Mark

    Baltimore

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our second dinner at N&N. The first started out great, but crashed and burned, just like my octopus. The second was much better, although dessert was a huge disappointment. On both occasions, the evening started out quiet and romantic...we always choose to start at 6 in an effort not to be stuck in the rush, less service, more noisy portion of the evening. On our first trip, the entrees took a long time to come and were dropped on the table just as the noise level went from moderate to carnival loud. The octopus was burnt and the server was too busy in the melee to ever come and check on whether or not the meals were satisfying. I would have sent it back, but didnt have the chance, so I ate some of it anyway because I was so hungry and had to beg for a check so that we could leave. The other food was good and the service was great before the rush hit. This time, the food was great and the restaurant never got so busy (or loud) that the service suffered, until the very end. On this trip, I will say that the tiramisu was AWFUL. It was dry, had very little custard, and when I chewed, it felt like there were tiny bits of paper in the cake. I would have sent it back, but we saw our server get three tables all at once, so we asked for the check at the same time we ordered dessert. Once the dessert was delivered, no one came back to check on us, but at least we didnt have to wait forever to pay and leave, thanks to the hostess. Overall, I think the restaurant is good, but there is definitely room for improvement. There are so many employees rushing around, there is no reason for the service to suffer. I worked for 15 years in fine dining. Better training and higher standards of service that are enforced would help alleviate this issue.
  25. LD

    LauraD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food is good but overpriced. Service is attentive and atmosphere is cozy.
  26. A

    Amanda

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the restaurant has a great ambiance! Great experience overall.
  27. S

    Steve

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is excellent. The sauces are divine. Portions are small and expensive. Space is a little dark to my taste. Noise level is not high, I liked that.
  28. RT

    RichardT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Host to server and the food 10/10. I will be coming back.
  29. e

    earloftees

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food was extremely salty, and rather small in proportion to price.
  30. CC

    ChrystelleC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Many vegeterian options. They give an experience - not just a meal. Will eat there again.
  31. S

    Sash

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delight at North & Navy. Food was impreccable, service was perfect, and the ambiance welcoming and relaxing. Love their dedicatiob to fresh and local seasonal ingredients!
  32. L

    Louise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything on the menu was beyond expectations. Server was highly knowledgeable and wonderful. The setting and ambiance was perfect. Might be my new favourite place to go for a special dinner or night out.
  33. e

    emacorsy

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Great service. Amazing ambience. I loved it.
  34. AL

    AymericL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great good but noisy atmosphere . Service was perfect though.
  35. TR

    TaraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with fantastic service (our sever was really friendly and helpful). Also appreciated the wine recommendations from the staff - top notch!!
  36. J

    Jessica

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great vibe and terrific food would recommend to others.
  37. J

    Julia

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful for a birthday dinner. Food was incredible and so was the service!
  38. JL

    JL2021

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Professional servers. Lovely intimate setting. A bit loud, but otherwise perfect.
  39. V

    Valerie

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and amazing service. As this was our first experience at North and Navy, our waiter explained in details the menu and how many dishes we would need. The food did not disappoint. We will definitely be back to try all the items on the menu.
  40. JS

    JordanS

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an absolutely fantastic meal. We had 2 antipasti, the Duck Kaleidoscope and the Charred Eggplant. Both were great, but the duck was absolutely outstanding. My wife had the Butternut Squash Mezzaluna, and I had the special (can’t quite remember what it was called) with white truffle. Both were truly outstanding dishes, but the white truffle truly elevated the dish. We skipped secondi and finished with the Tiramisu, which was probably the best I’ve had in Ottawa. I added a single shot of espresso, which was perfectly crafted. The food is on another level at NoNa! They have an impeccable wine list as well. We had a sparkling to start and finished with a lovely bottle of 2017 barbaresco, which was the suggested pairing. Both were outstanding selections, which is saying a lot since I’m admittedly a bit hard to please in this area. My only minor complaint is that the vintage of the sparking was not properly reflected on the menu. The service was equally outstanding, being attentive but not overbearing. The server took pride in going over the menu in detail and was extremely knowledgeable about every dish. Oh, and the gorgeous china and silverware, all vintage, were a great detail. Nothing is overlooked here. I did find the dining room to be a bit noisy. However, I can overlook this given that it was a busy Friday night. NoNa is certainly not somewhere I would eat every day, but it is an excellent option for celebrating a special occasion. It’s an experience, not a meal. It’s easy to see why this is one of Ottawa’s best.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

North and Navy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 232-6289.

North and Navy is rated 4.6 stars by 1340 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for North and Navy

226 Nepean St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0B8

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Bank St

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

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

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Adam Vettorel

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (613) 232-6289

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private room that seats up to 7 people, we call this the 'Library'. We also have a private dining room that seats 18 people at one table. The room is equipped with a smart tv for presentations and is perfect for work functions and family gatherings.We can also provide cocktail parties up to 30 people at the bar area (mixed standing and seating) or full restaurant rentals for up to 80 people. Please inquire at hello@northandnavy.com

  • Private party contact

    hello@northandnavy.com: (613) 232-6289

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