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North and Navy, Ottawa, ON

North and Navy

4.7
4.7
1721 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 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, 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
    Our Library Room is private space that seats up to 7 people. Our Private Dining Room seats 18 people at one table. It is equipped with a smart tv and is perfect for work functions and family gatherings.We can also accommodate cocktail parties or full restaurant rentals for up to 80 people. Email at hello@northandnavy.com for more information
  • 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, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

Offers

  • 5 a 7 - Bacaro

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    On practically every calle, salizada and ruga in Venice, you’ll find a Bacaro – a casual place to grab a glass of wine or Prosecco and a bite to eat, known as “cichèti.” Bacari are Italy’s answer to the pub, and cichèti are the Italian answer to Spanish tapas. Italians have an answer for everything. Situated at the rear of the restaurant, our Bacaro upholds the Italian tradition of togetherness. It’s the perfect place to meet friends after work, or to share a casual glass of sparkling wine and a small bite to eat.

What 1,721 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Romantic

  • Ottawa

    Good for special occasions

  • Ottawa

    Italian

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Romantic

  • Ottawa

    Good for special occasions

  • Ottawa

    Italian

1,721 Reviews
  1. EricO

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Must try in while in Ottawa. One of the best restaurants in all of Canada

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quickly seated at a lovely table with acknowledgement of an anniversary. Great service and delicious interesting food.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service. Delicious food. It was a big anniversary, so we treated ourselves. We asked the server to choose a glass of wine for each of us by the course. The choices were excellent. Already saving up so we can go back.

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  4. PaigeK

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Flavour explosions! Highly recommend trying this place, such a traditional yet trendy restaurant with delicious plates!

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  5. Marc

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favourite restaurant. Food was out of this world, the service attentive, friendly and extremely knowledgeable and the atmosphere was wonderfully pleasant.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    the food is extremely salty here, and the food is not worth the price.

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  7. Nikita

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most dishes were inventive and quite flavorful. Service was impeccable.

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  8. Byron

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing meal at North and Navy, highly recommend this restaurant

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow!!! Services was amazing. Was very informative on dietary restriction. Food was delicious. Perfect sized portions. You nailed it thank you. Perfect night out!!

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  10. Slam

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular! We were able to get the seats looking into the kitchen and got spoiled by Bree- who made us feel so welcome sitting there. Such delicious food and such wonderful service. We’ve never had anything less than a brilliant time at North and Navy and this raised the bar even further.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The kitchen is one of the best in Ottawa. Dishes are beautifully presented, imaginative but never overdone and faithful to the restaurant’s roots in northern Italian cuisine, and always tasty. One of our party was a vegetarian and the server assured us that ingredients could be adjusted if need be to suit her dietary requirements. We sat at a charming table by the window of the dining room, which gave us a view of the room while still feeling private. The music remained in the background and was not intrusive. Excellent wine list, impeccable service. What more could one ask?

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Haven’t been there in a while, and were quite disappointed. The appetizer and pasta dish were nice but the entrées were mediocre. My dessert was sickly sweet, but somehow bland and my wife’s tiramisu was totally lacking flavour. Our server wasn’t unpleasant, but not all that friendly either. She seemed almost annoyed that we were there, There are much better options for the money you will spend there.

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  13. Brooke

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Hostess was not welcoming- said we didn’t have a reservation and was quite short and dismissive. Service was average and not what you’d expect from a place like this.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything it is cracked up to be. Recommend sitting at the counter, so entertaining and helpful to choose your dishes. Servers were warm and knowledgeable. Incredible wines, even by the glass. Not normally a person to leave reviews but this was a remarkable food and beverage experience.

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  15. Corbot

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing. Drinks were good. Could use more beautiful ice. Food was really good. A bit on the pricey side but still good.

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  16. JoanneE

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, service impeccable, and the atmosphere is upscale while managing to also be relaxed. A very enjoyable evening!

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  17. JoelL

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet, intimate, delicious! Reserve a booth and enjoy an ideal date-night setting.

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  18. IanL

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    North & Navy never disappoints with the flavours and the service. Some of the best in the city consistently. It does get loud inside and the dishes are pricey but well worth it imo

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  19. Albert

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointing! The food was bland, the noise level made conversation difficult and the service was abrupt.

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  20. Mark

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food I have had in a while. Great service, great kitchen staff, great ambiance. If you get the chance to sit at the “counter” you can watch it all happening. Amazing

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  21. Allfood

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is good. Not all options on the menu are very good. We had 6 different items from the menu in total. Service was great. Received a proper explanation and recommandation from the menu. $ value basse on what you get is slightly high compared to other similar restaurant. Nice layout in a old home near downtown.

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  22. KarineG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at North and Navy and it did not disappoint. Absolutely amazing food, Outstanding service and overall great ambiance. To anyone debating do yourself a favour and try it out!

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  23. DLaw

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was overall very tasty. The menu could use with descriptions rather than just titles. The service was very good and the server was attentive, but not disruptive. The tables were quiet close so at times our server had to stop speaking to us to let other serves pass through. While we enjoyed our food, it is not a great place for vegetarians. Some of the few options that were available for vegetarians were not necessarily widely enjoyed foods - beets for instance. The main course only has squash, and the manner the squash was prepared was not as delicate as the other dishes. I did find the price was quite high for the food we received. While enjoyable, I don't know how often we will be back.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not to be missed in if in Ottawa! Seriously delicious food! Most members of our party enjoyed the regular menu and a few were planted based and every single person loved their meal. I wish there was room to go again while we are in Ottawa!

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  25. JayneW

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good was excellent, wine list was extensive and impressive. Terrific service. One small issue: my entree was not hot - it was more lukewarm but I didn’t mention anything as I didn’t want to interrupt the flow of the dinner. But it was still delicious!

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  26. MarieFT77

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    North and Navy is a really good restaurant and good to discover some food combinations that you will never think about it

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely meal - appreciated that the restaurant was able to provide various vegetarian options

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  28. dataangel

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great grub!! Flavours were deep and wonderful!! Highly recommended.

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  29. NadiaL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! Server was knowledgeable and provided informed and honest answers to my questions. Food was fresh, delicious and exactly how an Italian wants to eat Italian - already planning our next outing.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I attended the Cichèti event in the Bacaro (small bar area at the back of the restaurant. There were a number of new cichèti (lentil croquette with grilled artichoke) on offer in addition to some old favourites (polpette). Great cocktails have been added to the menu (Menta Notturna) in addition to the old stalwarts (Negroni). Chocolate panna cotta was quite filling. I went home fat and happy. Highly recommend that you check this place out for dinner or for some small bites/aperitifs during their 5 à 7, Mon-Thurs.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been waiting to go to North and Navy for years but it has not worked out when I was in town. Finally, we went on a Thursday, spur of the moment. The service from Sebastian was warm and knowledgeable with just the right amount of engagement. The food was exquisite. All of it. But the revelation was the house-made mortadella as a starter whose flavour made me reminisce at the same time as providing brand new flavours. The cod the quaglia and the bolognese were all superb. Nice wine list. We will be back.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    No privacy in seating due to unusual seating configuration - would never go back

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  33. RobB

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had dinner at the counter by the kitchen which was an immersive and interactive experience that was casual yet informative. We loved the open concept and tried a number of dishes, all with a unique presentation and flavor. It was nice to see the care that put it every dish that left the kitchen.

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  34. DonnaC

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sebastian served us, taking great care to make our first visit to North and Navy special. He talked us through the items on the menu with such enthusiasm, he made it so difficult to make a choice. He suggested selecting five items to share and was so helpful in assisting us in our choices. We were not disappointed. The food was amazing. The Cavatelli Bolognese was the best pasta I’ve ever had! Would highly recommend visiting North and Navy.

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  35. MelissaS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were beyond expectations. The warmth and coziness of the atmosphere paired with the seasonal meal was a perfect date night out on a cold winter day. We definitely will be returning.

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  36. VictoriaP

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fabulous experience last night. Really enjoyed everything and had a hard time picking which things to enjoy!! Great wine selection too.

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  37. HernandoM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dan was fantastic with recommendations and service. The music genre should be adapted to the cozy atmosphere, because it’s not easy to listen to the waiters, and to talk.

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  38. MarcoC

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great . S'était excellant je vais recommandé ce restaurant . Merci

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  39. ScottyMcD

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extraordinary, as always. Superlative, interesting menu prepared to stunning, subtle and innovative perfection. Service that is kind, engaging, patient, and fun. I've been dozens of times and will be a regular as long as they'll let me through the doors. Recommend most highly.

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  40. stevenm

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner - we'll be back to enjoy the delicious selections of meals

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FAQs

North and Navy is rated 4.7 stars by 1721 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 7 times today
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–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • 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, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, 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
    Our Library Room is private space that seats up to 7 people. Our Private Dining Room seats 18 people at one table. It is equipped with a smart tv and is perfect for work functions and family gatherings.We can also accommodate cocktail parties or full restaurant rentals for up to 80 people. Email at hello@northandnavy.com for more information
  • Private party contact
    hello@northandnavy.com: (613) 232-6289
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