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About North and Navy
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.
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Canadian
Hours of Operation:
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We are happy to discuss catering opportunities for small gatherings and larger cocktail parties.
There is a city parking lot directly across the street that is free after 6pm. Lots of available street parking.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please feel free to contact us for anything you may be thinking of, perhaps we can work together.
North and Navy Ratings and Reviews
It was our first meal at North & Navy and we cannot wait to go back! We had a beautiful evening and the meal was incredible. (So were the cocktails and the wine.)
North and Navy is my favourite Ottawa restaurant. Best pasta I've ever had, consistently great service, lovely cocktails.
Overrated and overpriced! Restaurant has had good reviews but our experience was not positive. Food was so-so, noise level high, overpriced for what we had.
The four of us shared a couple of primis, followed by a couple of secondis, and we each had a main. Everything was fantastic, and the service was amazing.
One of the best dining experiences I've have in a long time! Every detail about North and Navy is just wonderful! You have to try the house-cured salami and plums as well as the squid dish!
As good as any meal we’ve had in Italy. Well done!
The food was good, the service was great and the general ambiance superb. We have been for lunch previously but this was our first time for dinner. The will be sorry as we intend to come back!
Great restaurant in Ottawa and can't wait to go back. The steak was outstanding. Service equally great.
Although the waitress was knowledgeable about food that was where the experience went downhill.
The wine, a Chianti Classico, was ok but nothing special.
One of our first courses Cichèti Plate was disjointed and the items did not complement each other. The other Fried Humboldt Squid was excessively salty.
The second courses, which were slow in arriving, were terrible. One dish, Lake Trout, was almost raw and the rest of the plate just a mess. The other dish, liver and onions, over cooked and burnt and smothered in a sauce which lacked any imagination. We sent both dishes back.
The reaction was cool to say the least and although we were not charged for the two main courses it was no compensation for a wasted Saturday evening.
Will not be going back.
Some dishes were good some should not be served.
The waiter was too pushy to sell the wine!!!!! It was very annoying especially the dinner was for friend's birthday. The waiter put other friends on a spot.
Food was very fresh and nicely presented but portions could be larger. A table d'hote menu could be useful to include. I would suggest not including common entrees like tomato and mozzarella or fried calamari since clients who come to the restaurant want more interesting choices.
Thanks for accommodating my family's needs (hearing impairment). The food was incredible and we loved our experience! Will be back!
We reserved a table for my wife's birthday. We were greeted by our server with a warm happy Birthday and champagne on the house! Our server was very knowledgable and took the time to go over the menus with us. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was also excellently. We will definitely return again!
This was our second visit to Narth and Navy and were fortunate to get the table at the window as we were celebrating my husbands birthday. It did not disappoint. The appetizers were delicious and three out of four ordered the liver and onions. So good. The trout and polenta was also wonderful. Also liked their wines by the glass. Look forward to going back.
Great, authentic Italian cuisine in a cool atmosphere. Service was impeccable!
The menu as listed on the Zomato app is outdated. Despite 72 hr reservation for two identified in advance as a BD dinner for 70+, seating was ultimately disappointing. Initially seated in a quiet corner with a round corner table for two, the atmosphere was lost when halfway through the cocktails and primi a boisterous retirement party of eight was seated next to us.
The Negroni were tasty, one a Classico was up to scratch, the other with a prosecco substitute for the gin mildly disappointing.
The salads were the highlight of the evening, both shared. First a cucumber with shredded yellow peppers, a pickled green (tomato?) and "spoon tomatoes" (which the server had to ask the chef to identify for him) with a marscapone base sprinkled with baby dill. The heirloom tomato salad with baby Basil leaves and Modena vinaigrette was very fresh.
For secundi, the quail and the house famous Viennese liver. The first in a light glaze delighted my guest. The liver was disappointing compared to the delicious serving on August 18th. The server failed to ask and I failed to specify medium rare. It arrived burnt at the edges and with no bacon, but the caramalized onions and the button mushrooms in their delicious sauce were very much up to scratch.
Two glasses of Querica with liver and two of a crisp Pinot Grigio with the quail both paired well.
Limited choice of cheese & fruit plate for dessert -just large crumbles of Parmesan and nice thinly sliced red plum on a board (the attempt to mount a single birthday candle on the corner was a nice touch). Offered with two small ramekins, one of pale honey, the other of Modena vinegar. The toasted peach on sweet cake base with vanilla coulis, small scope of vanilla ice cream on the side and sprinkled with fresh baby tarragon was a very filling end to meal with a short cappuccino and an Americano with sweetener that had to be ordered twice before arriving.
Meal was C$217.00 before tip.
I may wait a while before returning.
Absolutely wonderful restaurant from the food to the service. A bit noisy at times. Perfect for special occasions or a nice date night.
The service and food were great. It was a little loud at times
Service was fantastic. We have nothing negative to say in that regard. Our server was prompt and knowledgeable and took extra care to identify foods that could be a potential allergen to the nut-sensitive.
Overall the food was good. We dined as a party of four. We weren't *blown away* by any of our meals. Presentation was standard, nothing fancy. The meal descriptions sounded far more delicious than the food actually was.
For the price of the plates on the menu we expected more.
Was nice to try, but we won't be heading back any time soon.
We went there for our 4th wedding anniversary. We brought our 7-week child (she slept the whole time!). Everything was great, from the cocktails to the desert. Portions are pretty big and it was most definitely reasonably priced. The squid was amazing and the rabbit a must-try as well. We had a very nice time, we would absolutely return
I took my girlfriend to North and Navy to celebrate her birthday. We were seated immediately and given sparkling wine or champagne to mark the occasion. Our waitress explained (in great detail) the menu and her recommendations. We ended up getting calamari, pasta and steak.
Food was delicious and service was excellent.
Tucked in a brick house in a quiet beighborhood, this charming spot is a hidden gem. We lived every minute from climbing out of the cab to sitting in a corner banquette beneath the authentic tin ceiling to tasking a fabulous appetizer and enjoying everything from octopus ink pasta to fresh trout to their famous (and divine) liver and onions! Fabulous dinner!
Excellent! Will definitely be back. The food was incredible - fresh, well presented, unique- overall delicious. Service was terrific. Unpretentious and lovely. My kind of place.
Food was excellent. Service was horrible. Waiter was inattentive and forgetful. Ruined an otherwise nice evening.
A GREAT find. They did an excellent job catering to a gluten free, Paleo needs. Liver was best ever...incredible flavours. Service was wonderful; everyone knew the menu and options inside-out. My wife says she would drive from Toronto to Ottawa just to have the liver again. 10-out-of-10.
Simply Amazing Food and Service !
Amazing evening. Restaurant is gorgeously decorated and comfortable. Every dish blew us away, along with a great wine recommendation from Charles.
Great service, wonderful food and good portions for the value.
Amazing experience. Our waitress was helpful, knowledgeable and very kind. I am never disappointed- this was my fifth visit.
Amazing. I've been here three times and never been disappointed.
Fourth time this year - has become one of our favourites. My wife carefully reviews the menu and then orders the liver. I might do the same next time. Fun, not cheap but really good food and service.
We had Charles as a waiter and he was wonderful. The whole experience was lovely and all the food was delicious -- polpette, rabbit, guiseppe luigi (jo louis!). The one disappointment was the liver -- i usually love restaurant-done liver, but this was overcooked and tough and i left a lot behind. Too bad. Being that everything else was so great, I will be back, but not for their liver...
Lovely ambiance; really first class service - highly knowledgeable & friendly - no pretension no BS; limited menu, but interesting and very diverse. Excellent evening; excellent food experience; good value.
Would have no hesitation to return nor to recommend.
We went on recommendations from a few friends who very much enjoyed their entire experience, but we were incredibly disappointed with our ours--namely, the food. The server was kind enough to run through the entire menu with us, which was helpful. When we ordered a smoked tuna and braised beef appetizer, we were expecting a raw, smoked tuna similar to smoked salmon. What arrived was what looked like canned tuna in the middle of a plate with what would have otherwise been a delicious app (the braised beef with lemon aioli was fantastic). As for our main dishes, my mushroom bowtie pasta was bland and flavourless--the sauce was soupy. The fish was the best plate, but it was also nothing to write home about.
I've read stellar reviews in the Citizen, so maybe we were there on an off night? The atmosphere is romantic and cozy, but when the food disappoints, it sadly does not make up for the experience. We likely won't return.
Wonderfully creative food, learned and delightful service, a serious candidate for best restaurant in Ottawa.
A special time prior to Music and Beyond concert. Spending the evening with my son. Service was friendly and attentive. Gave the feel that they appreciated us being there. Presentation of appetizer was only matched by the flavour. Although this was our first visit will definitely return.
Amazing spot. Best Italian in ottawa by far. Very impressed.
This was my fourth visit to North and Navy, and was once again, highly enjoyable with great food and fantastic cocktails. It's one of those restaurants that I like to keep in my back pocket as a go-to.
We took our grown daughter here for an early birthday dinner as we were visiting from out of town. The meal was excellent. The serving staff provided great recommendations and demonstrated strong knowledge of the menu. There was good variety and the portions were reasonably large. I would not hesitate to recommend this and would return when I am back in Ottawa.
I was not impressed by the food quality. I had the smoked tuna and the cod. The tuna tasted like canned sandwich tuna. The cod was tasteless as was the sauce. I had a strawberry pistachio dessert which was underwhelming. It was served in an antique metal dish and the dessert had a distinct metal taste. My husbands meal of squid (deep fried not fried as was described) and duck was equally as disappointing. With the great selection of restaurants in Ottawa, we will not revisit N & N.
The service was very good as was the suggested wine pairing.
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