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North and Navy, Ottawa, ON
North and Navy, Ottawa, ON
North and Navy, Ottawa, ON
North and Navy, Ottawa, ON
North and Navy, Ottawa, ON

North and Navy

4.6
4.6
1691 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

11:30 p.m.


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • Bacaro Relaunch Party

    $65.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 6, 2024 only
    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.” Join us for our Bacaro Relaunch party in the bar from 5pm until 7pm. The entry price will cover 5 tickets (tax and gratuity included), which can be redeemed for cicheti or drinks!
    Bacaro Relaunch Party photo

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 1,691 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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

1,691 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  3. RobB

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. HeatherR

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular meal. Exquisite flavours in unique combinations

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  12. TaleeaL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the server Sebastian was very kind and helpful with the menu! I had been wanting to come here for awhile and so glad that I did! The food was rich and delicious, the ambiance was top tier, and the service was great. Thanks!

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  13. Denis

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. The overall experience exceeded our expectations.

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  14. Atsu

    Ottawa

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our experience was significantly marred by "Amanda," whose priorities seemed more focused on the quick turnover of customers rather than finding constructive solutions to our concerns. Although we had reserved seats at the bar, upon arrival, my wife found the counter too high for her liking. When she brought this to Amanda's attention, she showed little interest in exploring alternative seating options to enhance our experience. Upon my arrival, I requested a table, and Amanda agreed, but with the condition that we vacate it within 1 hour and 30 minutes in case the reserved customers arrived. This proposition was quite surprising, and when I pointed out that we couldn't guarantee finishing our meal within that timeframe due to kitchen timings and our order, Amanda remained inflexible. Despite my attempts to explain the constraints her request imposed, Amanda persisted in repeating herself, leaving me feeling somewhat frustrated. When I reiterated our desire not to be rushed through our meal and emphasized that we weren't there to eat as if in a fast-food establishment, she even accused me of raising my voice, a somewhat common reaction in such situations, unfortunately. Fortunately, the bartender understood our predicament and assured us that we would have ample time to finish our meal without feeling rushed. If I could offer Amanda one piece of advice, it would be to prioritize customer needs over strict adherence to seating schedules. Her attitude and lack of flexibility marred North and Navy's reputation. Having stressed and unaccommodating staff in an already tense restaurant environment is detrimental to customers.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All staff members were so kind! Definitely sit at the Chefs table if you can. Food & drinks were fantastic, recommendations were awesome. Thanks for a great experience :)

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  16. GillesR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional and the service very attentive . The music at first was quite loud but we asked if it could be turn down. The attendant did that and the level was fine.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal - will be back! Food was great, server was great.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing experience here for Valentine’s Day with my girlfriend! The kitchen was very accommodating for our aversions and dietary restrictions and all the meals were absolutely delicious! Our server Sebastien was very friendly and knowledgeable. Overall massive slay!

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  19. JamesM

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food as always and the service was outstanding. Looking forward to returning.

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  20. Glad

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really happy of our experience. Service en français, impeccable, très apprécié. Le serveur était parfait, gentil, connaissant, a su nous mettre à l'aise et nous faire apprécié notre expérience.

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  21. PatrickM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wine for a small ambient restaurant. A "must" if you're visiting Ottawa.

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  22. fjem

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful evening with creative and tasty dishes and superb service. We sat at the bar where the vibe was great and our server terrific. This is a rare find in Ottawa - youthful, funky, and ambitious about food and wine. We will be back!

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  23. Meow

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Wow. We really wanted to like this place with all the great reviews we read. My bubbly had no bubbles. My food was cold and really wasn’t the best I’ve had. My husband said his pasta was soso. ☹️

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  24. Foodisgood

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My son & I wanted an elevated dining experience, as it was my first time in Ottawa. My son did some research and found North & Navy. Super cute restaurant - a house that has been converted into a restaurant. Our server was excellent - very attentive to detail. The food was disappointing - very overpriced for what we received. The polpette ($14) was ok, tomato sauce was a basic, bland tomato sauce. The cichetti ($28) was pretty salty - the best dish was the beet dish with Gorgonzola. Not sure what type of Gorgonzola was used but it was quite bitter. My mushroom pasta ($28) was swimming in oil. When I enquired about it, our server said that was how the pasta was supposed to be, as it was a butter-based sauce. The mushrooms themselves were tasty, but I couldn’t finish the last few bites of pasta as it was sitting in a small pool of oil. My son’s pasta ($26) was also over-sauced. The duck with sprouted lentils ($48) was cooked well, but it was not worth the price. We also shared the tiramisu ($14). If you are looking for a light, airy traditional tiramisu, do not order this. It had good coffee flavor, but the “ladyfingers” were a dense, thin cookie. It was mounded with a couple of inches of what I thought was whipped cream. It was apparently whipped mascarpone, which surprised me as there was no mascarpone flavor at all - tasted exactly like whipped cream. It even looked like it was sprayed out of a can. Our server did take the dessert off our bill after asking what we thought of it. Although the location and service was excellent, the food was mediocre at best, especially for the price we paid. It was a disappointing dining experience for us in Ottawa. We would not recommend this restaurant.

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  25. TammaraS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food atmosphere service everything was outstanding

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  26. BethU

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Never disappoints. Highly recommend

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  27. Finpalaisaimantlebonvin

    Montreal

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant. J'aime être surpris par de nouvlles combinaisons d'ingrédients et de textures. Fortement recommandé.

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  28. JohnB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having lived in Rome for 3 years, we have always been pensive when trying Italian restaurants as most do not even come close. However, we heard good things about North & Navy and decided to rolled the dice... We are glad we did! The food was amazing and our server Sebastien was excellent. The menu is reflective of proper casalinga or "home cooking" but with a bit of a flair. We opted for the Polpette, which are delicious meatballs in a classic tomato sauce, as an appetizer that went amazingly with their homemade bread! For our mains, I went with the Cavatelli Bolognese, which was a northern take on the classic Bolognese meat sauce and was fantastic! My wife chose the lamb filled agnolotti which had an amazing sauce. We finished things off with tiramisu, which again... was a touch different than the norm, but amazing. If you are looking for a Italian done well, look no further than North & Navy. We'll be back.

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  29. SalahA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. Staff was helpful, thoughtful, and food was so good!

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  30. Vikki

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious, our waiter was amazing. Wine things to try when we're sharing. He even explained things on the menu for us when we weren't sure what they were 🙂. It was a delightful evening and we will definitely be back!

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  31. CINDYR

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very knowledgeable and hospitable staff from door to payment. Interesting food. Most people at our table enjoyed it. Disappointed in the lack of ability to pivot dishes as gluten-free offerings, which limited selection and enjoyment. Many people at our table felt the food was over salted, but in fairness, one dish was salted cod.

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  32. Sonia

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was definitely overpriced for what it was. Some of the dishes were just ingredients on a plate for $30, and not a lot of them either. As someone who loves to go out in Ottawa this was definitely one of the worst places I've been for tasty food and value for money. Shocked to see this after doing research and seeing so many good ratings. Spent $190 and definitely did not finish any of my plates, went home hungry.

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  33. Mary

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting presentation of northern Italian cuisine, we particularly enjoyed the mushroom quadrati dish

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  34. Kaitlyn

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! Would definitely go back.

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  35. Stevie

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time! Our server was knowledgeable and patient regarding my dietary restrictions. Food was great, atmosphere is nice.

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  36. AnitaB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seating at the counter seating so we could see entire kitchen and the action, which was quite interesting. The pasta dishes were an outstanding and the presentation oh my!!! I really recommend North & Navy. You will not be disappointed.

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  37. RobJ

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and attentive service combine to deliver an outstanding dining experience. The cocktails and wine recommendations were spot on. The food is outstanding. Really, stop reading this review and go book a table.

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  38. ClayC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner from start to finish. House made limoncello was fun at the end

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  39. ConradN

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was not the standard fair. Very unique northern Italian with very interesting and subtle flavours. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable of the food and the wine list.

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  40. KelliR

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was flavorful, thoughtful and surprising. Server was attentive and knowledgeable. Ambiance was intimate, welcoming and full of character.

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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 is rated 4.6 stars by 1691 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 16 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–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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