North and Navy

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

CM
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

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.

K
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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.

NG
Ottawa
21 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

BY
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

C
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and attention. Extensive wine list and amazing mood.

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

RH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Menu is limited and my lamb was really quite fatty.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Twas DOPE AS HELL. I HIGHLY recommend the steak. It was a dream

SF
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

HC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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.

SS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

RM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Thanks for the fabulous meal, service and experience! Hope to be back soon.

SB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

WK
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

PB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday gravy was amazing!

My daughter loved the meatballs and the smelts

Thanks for making us feel at home

KB
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance and mood perfect.
The food succulent.
The service outstanding.

GP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an interesting menu. Food is consistently excellent. Service is attentive without being disruptive. Fun spot for couples and groups.

s
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Service was very pleasant, but very very slow.
Food was good, but overpriced.

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very creative food.
Delicious!

CM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience1

Most friends of mine need glasses and therefore impossible to see in your dark room. Far too dark for us also.

KC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

d
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The quality and freshness of the food was amazing.

j
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was flawless - food, wine, and service. A memorable meal.

AM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the best meal we've had in Ottawa in a very long time! Everything was fresh and mouthwatering.

f
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice vibe
I loved that the waiter had tasted, and knew, the dishes.
Food was inventive and very tasty

w
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

-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)

S
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

RK
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

MF
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent take on Italian cuisine on a Sunday when NoNa rules the roost ... home made ravioli, liver and onions, smelts, etc all great!

m
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Wonderful service and food. Attention and information was perfect as usual.

RY
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant, great food and excellent service

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

JW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

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.

HB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

EB
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

AD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

F
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, thanks to Erica, John, Gabi for the great service. Late summer menu is fabulous.

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