North and Navy
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.
The food/wine was incredible and when you match that with the service it's impossible not to recommend this restaurant. My wife and I were visiting Ottawa from Atlanta and this was recommended by an Ottawa native. We sat at the bar and Can treated us tremendously along with everyone else we interacted with at the restaurant. We also had the pleasure of speaking with Adam for a few moments and the hospitality was magnificent. If you live in Ottawa and haven't been to dinner make a reservation now and if you're visiting do the same.
The ambiance is great including the mix of beautiful old dishware is fun and impressive! The service was fine but the food was just good, nothing great. I found that the menu did not adequately explain what several of the dishes were. The waiter only explained the dishes upon being asked and with at least half the choices needing explanations it was annoying. I would be willing to try the restaurant again.
There was a vent where we sat that was blowing cold air the entire time, which made the experience less than comfortable considering it was negative temperatures outside and we were hoping for a warmer environment. Additionally, the bread we received was hard, one of the pieces only being the crust of the loaf, and although, we received the food we asked for in a timely manner, the quality of it was not worth the price point. For these reasons we would not recommend the restaurant to a friend.
A lovely evening with great home style food. This is the first time I have been on a Sunday where there is the special menu. Delicious.
We enjoyed our dining experience quite a lot. The waiter was extremely informative and took the time to offer a suggestion due to a fish allergy. The portions were just the right size and quite spectacular. We will make plans to dine there again.
Outstanding food and attention. Extensive wine list and amazing mood.
As usual, I enjoyed a fantastic experience at North & Navy. 5 à 7 offerings were on point. The pasta special was great and the wine pairing was superb.
Menu is limited and my lamb was really quite fatty.
Twas DOPE AS HELL. I HIGHLY recommend the steak. It was a dream
First time dinning here but won’t be the last. Pasta was excellent and we shared the steak served family style with potatoes and vegetables.
The food was innovative and very good. We split eight dishes amongst four people, with dishes ranging from good to fantastic. We were also very impressed with the beer. We found their dessert menu lacking and decided to do dessert elsewhere. Somewhat expensive, but worth it.
We had a delightful dining experience all around. They had me with the homemade bread right from the start. The Service was absolutely perfect. The server was on top of every detail but not over the top and not rushed. We tried a variety of starters and pasta dishes and looking forward to trying more menu items. Very impressive!
Amazing! Thanks for the fabulous meal, service and experience! Hope to be back soon.
This retaurant has become my top 3 places that I have EVER been too. Starting from the beautiful silverware and plates, followed by amazing service and topped off with mind blowing food. This place creates an intimate dinning experience with exceptional food.
We had parents visiting for the Thanksgiving long weekend and thought we would go out for dinner given our limited time together. Although there was some hesitation from steering away from “traditions” and specific requests Sunday Dinner at Nonna’s did not disappoint. Our experience at North and Navy sparked childhood memories and was woven into our conversations long after we had left the restaurant. From warm and welcoming staff, familiar ambience and of course the food North and Navy did more than provide us with a wholesome meal.
A must try in Ottawa and we look forward to gathering around the table again with our family at North and Navy in the near future.
Sunday gravy was amazing!
My daughter loved the meatballs and the smelts
Thanks for making us feel at home
The ambiance and mood perfect.
The food succulent.
The service outstanding.
Always an interesting menu. Food is consistently excellent. Service is attentive without being disruptive. Fun spot for couples and groups.
Service was very pleasant, but very very slow.
Food was good, but overpriced.
Very creative food.
Most friends of mine need glasses and therefore impossible to see in your dark room. Far too dark for us also.
We loved the relaxed feel of the restaurant, it was very comfortable and a great place for conversation. The food was exciting and familiar at the same time, and we will return to try more dishes. Our compliments to Daniel H. who prepared an amazing tasting menu for us. The enormous T-Bone steak was the highlight for everyone, besides the homemade Tiramasu with a dark, deep Americano.
The quality and freshness of the food was amazing.
Everything was flawless - food, wine, and service. A memorable meal.
This was the best meal we've had in Ottawa in a very long time! Everything was fresh and mouthwatering.
I loved that the waiter had tasted, and knew, the dishes.
Food was inventive and very tasty
-meatball was too sweet and the sauce had too much sugar
-chicheti plate was great, so many options albeit it would be challenging to try everything if there was more than one person (since there was only one of everything)
Excellent restaurant. Delicious food, served by a knowledgeable server. Friendly efficient service. The liver and onions is likely the best you will ever eat. An excellent and satisfying experience. Good value for the money.
Quality, flavourful well presented and delicious! I chose North and Navy for my birthday dinner -had been once before with a group of six and chefs choice menu.
The cichetti provides for some great bites. Personal fave- the shrimp on bread. The tuna I found was a bit dry.
Tomato and buratta was absolutely amazing. I could eat that every day. Perfect combination of fresh tomato, excellent buratta and oh so fresh basil. Olive oil was light and subtle.
Duck was ‘ok’ it came warm but not hot.
Lamb was the star of the secondi. Cooked perfectly-on a bed of chickpeas and purée. What a dish
Dessert- tiramisu- very very good (and if you’ve ever made tiramisu you know it’s labour intensive!
Great cocktail list and our server was knowledgeable personable and fun!
One of Ottawa's true gastronomic gems. Also, eat at the bar if you can: simultaneously relaxed and elegant. Also, the meatballs. Also, the wine list.
Excellent take on Italian cuisine on a Sunday when NoNa rules the roost ... home made ravioli, liver and onions, smelts, etc all great!
Wonderful service and food. Attention and information was perfect as usual.
Amazing restaurant, great food and excellent service
As always, a fantastic experience. Food was great (I had some cicceti, some Negroni, a cucumber panzanella insalata, and some tiramisu and amaro for dessert.
Carla was attentive as always.
Thank you for providing a fantastic experience this evening.
The food was excellent, the wait staff were very good and personal. The decor was quirky and fun but the noise level in the front room was very, very loud and quite annoying.
The menu is limited but very interesting, providing food preparation typical of northern Italian. The primi dishes were not large portions but very flavourful and satisfying. The service was very attentive and the ambiance is very welcoming.
As always, North & Navy was amazing in all aspects. The servers were attentive but not overly so. The cicchetti were tasty. The negronis were on point, and the mains (mushroom orecchiette and beetroot ravioli) were stellar. I had the tiramisu for dessert and it was the most pillowy tiramisu I’ve ever had.
Highly recommend that you try North & Navy if you’ve never been.
Another delightful meal at North and Navy! The mushroom orecchiette and squid taglioni were divine. The tiramisu is unbelievably light but still packed with deliciousness. Can't wait to go back!
I am a regular at North and navy. The food is always delicious! The service is excellent. I love the ambience. I recommend it highly to all my friends. Can’t wait to go back And try chef Adam’s newest creation.
Amazing experience, thanks to Erica, John, Gabi for the great service. Late summer menu is fabulous.