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North and Navy

4.7
4.7
1210 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

8:00 p.m.


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 4:30 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

What 1,210 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Ottawa

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ottawa

    Notable Wine List

  • Ottawa

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  1. i

    italiandiner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are repeat customers and will continue to be repeat customers!
  2. L

    jeanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Really enjoyed a birthday dinner with family on a busy Monday night.
  3. A

    Anna

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Small portions for price. No description on menu items.
  4. J

    Jelly

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our experience. All the staff were great. Amanda our server was prompt and knowledgeable. The food was gorgeous and tasted even better than it looked, and it looked amazing. We will be back.
  5. JB

    JaneB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It's just OK. Definitely overpriced for what you get. Service is amazing but overall experience is very average.
  6. FM

    FarahM

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Service, food, ambiance. Just perfect.
  7. LJ

    LynneJ

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous dining experience. Awesome place for foodies, you will discover interesting pairings and great presentation.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food but portions are a bit small. Each dish had a good depth of flavours and textures and were prepared perfectly. I recommend the octopus and tuna
  9. AG

    AndreaG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Portions could be a little bigger and I feel that vegetables were lacking. A side salad or appetizer offering would be nice. I did love that a Prosecco was offered by the glass.
  10. T

    Tatiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overall I liked this place as a new interesting experience. However, I am unlikely to go there again, primarily for two reasons - the choice of food is too limited, and, in my opinion, it is over pricy.
  11. TH

    TalisaH

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We came here for an anniversary celebration and they were very kind and brought us champagne. The food was very delicious but the portions sizes were quite small for the price. The menu is varied and really interesting options. It is a bit unapproachable to not have any descriptors on the menu so the server has to explain each option.
  12. E

    Eric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food was second only to the service - the staff is top notch. You can immediately feel the calmness and experience working there by the way they navigate the room, chat with diners and make sure their needs are tended. Not to mention, when your server can run through the entire menu from memory and answer questions on the fly... like, wow. Highly recommended if you're looking for a higher dinning experience.
  13. DD

    DeniseD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience at North and Navy! We went for an anniversary dinner and we were treated like royalty. Beautiful, delicious and interesting food, amazing atmosphere. Flawless and friendly service. Would highly recommend for a special occasion !
  14. CB

    ChantaleB

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The tomato ricotta appetizer was great. The pasta was not cooked enough and this was truly disappointing for such an upscale Italian restaurant . The octopus was good but not memorable. Overall good experience
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Genevieve was incredible. The food and drinks were some of the best we’ve had. We loved our meal here!
  16. PB

    PascalB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place with great service and food. Great place a nice occasion!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent repas pour la fête de mon conjoint. Le service était exceptionnel. Le décor était charmant et le vin était parfait pour nos choix. Nous avons passé une très belle soirée.
  18. CV

    ChrisVB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very creative presentations and delicision plates!
  19. N

    Nuckous

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Warm ambience, noise level was comfortable, able to easily hear one another. Menu was creative and varied. Delicious choices for vegetarians.
  20. MS

    MarySue

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Friendly, competent, well-supported staff. Inventive, well-executed menu. High marks.
  21. AW

    AWeats

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was innovative and delicious Price point is a little high but worth the experience Service was amazing Overall would definitely come again
  22. K

    Katrinka

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service paired with an innovative menu that uses locally sourced items for inspiration, makes this charming spot a must go to in Ottawa.
  23. ES

    EdisonS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Disappointing. From the rave reviews I expected a fuller menu (and would have preferred larger portions, but primary concern would be choice)
  24. E

    Elizmcdonald

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent response & wonderful food
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally amazing and happy experience.
  26. J

    Jason

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and top notch service. Always a good time.
  27. SV

    SorayaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fall in love with Northern Italy at our own neighbourhood.
  28. TB

    TerezaB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very delicious, but the portions are way too small for that value. Also, the menu is mostly written in Italian, so we needed to use google translate in order to understand what it is.
  29. NM

    NivesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was outstanding. Chef did an amazing job on my polpo, and sciumette dessert. Sebastian, our server walked us through the menu and recommended an amazing wine that went with all four mains! He’s probably the best waiter I have encountered and I’ve travelled the world! Would definitely go back and recommend to all my family and friends!
  30. LM

    LynnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was exquisite…my main was lamb and it was cooked to perfection, the taste divine. The pasta choices were interesting to the point that making a selection was challenging…I wanted to try them all! Love that ingredients are locally sourced. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. Our server was was very helpful in helping us with a great wine selection to accompany our meal. I can see a definite return visit to this lovely restaurant in the future.
  31. J

    Jason

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far one of the best dining experiences I've had since restaurants re-opened.
  32. LS

    LiseS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    This is one restaurant that I will be crossing off our list. All four of us in our group were disappointed. First, let me commend the service. Our server was top notch. The wines we selected were expensive but delicious. It was in fact the food that hugely disappointed us. The presentation is not commensurate to the prices on the menu, nor is the preparation. If I pay $30 for duck carpaccio, I expect something more on my plate than several slices of dry carpaccio and a sliced fig. A stupid leaf of parsley might have added je ne sais quoi. Same could be said for the other three persons and their appetizers. Prices are ridiculously high for what one receives. I'm sorry if this is harsh but we all had far greater expectations of North and Navy. No need to ever return.
  33. m

    mangiacake

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    SERVICE WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. Can't stress that enough. - Polpette was great. Simple, well executed, and makes a perfect small plate with the house bread. - Ricotta Gnocchi was pretty good. Bit too much pesto, and not sure what the radish was about. - Braised fennel was unfortunately NOT braised, but seemed to have just been seared. Plating and flavours were great though. Would have enjoyed very much if chewable. - Duck with Spelt Risotto had some great flavours but was overall a bit confusing. Confit was a little underdone, but duck tasted great and wasn't too fatty. Spelt risotto was cooked well and had a nice chew. Not sure what is northern Italian about raisins, tapenade and citrus zest - great North African vibe to this dish, like a duck and citrus tagine. It just really did not land with the other dishes. I mean this with total respect, but real talk: North and Navy have a BIG reputation, and the food was quite underwhelming, and served on thrift store china in near darkness. Menu either needs focus or needs to drop the North Italian concept because its a bit tenuous. Food deserves new matching tableware. Light the restaurant so we can see the dish like Chef does when they send it out. Price point was good, and once again, the service was absolutely stellar.
  34. ML

    MeLocavore

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second visit, in town working for a few weeks. Food is excellent, plated beautifully and staff are warm and knowledgeable. The wine list is perfect paired for the menu and the Panna Cotta w/ burnt honey... well... it will change your life.
  35. WL

    WencyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing food, people and just good vibes! thank you sebastian for properly explaining each dishes and recommendations for drinks and food!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    As other reviews noted, the dining room is too dark. Can barely read the menus as a result. If they want to keep that lighting level for ambience, increase the font size in the menus. The prices are indeed quite high for some of the items. I do understand that the preparation and recipe formulation play a role, but $30 for a plate of thinly sliced beets might be quite the margin! Also, the steak was good but the jus that it came in was extremely salty. If that was on purpose, I would question the aim of the dish. It was totally unbalanced as a result, and I pushed the jus away from the steak, foie gras, and potatoes so that it would not ruin them. Good place, but perhaps some introspection is needed. Even though they are named a top restaurant in Canada, there is always room to reflect and improve. (I also put birthday on the reservation and that seemed to do nothing. I was not asked for additional details about it nor did anyone acknowledge my selecting that option)
  37. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a delicious dinner last night, excellent food, interesting dishes, and very pleasant service. We will be back!
  38. TP

    TimP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dining experience. Servers were very attentive and informative about the menu. Food delicious. Sharing dishes was a wonderful way to experience many different flavours.
  39. SP

    SantiP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Great food in a nice atmosphere. Fair value for money.
  40. p

    paulm

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience2
    Not sophisticated nor tasty. Astronomically Overpriced, poor wine pairing options to their current menu. No air conditioning, dress code very loose (including for employees). Could not accommodate dietary restriction( despite specific 3 week notice). Very poor alternative suggestions. The best dish out of 7 we had there was the Negroni cocktail. 1 party gin, 1 part Vermouth, 1 part Campari. So simple you can make that at home with a recipe found n the internet that require no skills. Same for the dishes.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • 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 4.7 stars by 1210 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


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, Wed–Sun 4:30 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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