North and Navy

4.6
458 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Canadian
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Hours of operation
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(613) 232-6289
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Adam Vettorel
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Catering
We are happy to discuss catering opportunities for small gatherings and larger cocktail parties.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bank St
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Parking details
There is a city parking lot directly across the street that is free after 6pm. Lots of available street parking.
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Special events & promotions
Please feel free to contact us for anything you may be thinking of, perhaps we can work together.
Additional
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
What 458 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We sat at the bar and the food was well served and very tasty, we are foodies and very much enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

NoNa is an excellent spot! Both creative and classic at once and the service and atmosphere is top notch.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

FYI, table @front window should have one chair removed, as person in it has to pull chair in to let staff remove dishes from up board.
This is not a review but a personal note.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Food was lovely and service amazing. In my reservation I asked for a specific table and got it. I’m also sure I mentioned it was a birthday and although I saw cake and candles going to other tables we never saw one. Kind of disappointing

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Was an incredible experience, Chef Adam and our server Seb were outstanding. Friendly and welcoming atmosphere and the food was better than I could have imagined. Looking forward to my next visit

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Absolutely fantastic!! Authentic Northern Italian cuisine, impeccably prepares and presented.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

My daughter had a great birthday experience as did the rest of the family. Great food, great atmosphere, great service.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Always great wine pairings offered by staff. Delicious and thoughtful food in a quiet and unstuffy environment.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

We were made to feel welcomed by our server from the moment we steeped inside the restaurant. She had great knowledge of the menu, and easily answered our questions. We decided to make a family style dinner, and also opted for the 46-48oz Florentine steak. While waiting we were offered a glass of Prosecco, which was a very nice touch. The food did not disappoint... Authentic, Fresh, and distinct flavours from one dish to the next. Great wine list offered different price points, and our desserts were to die for, especially the mixed summer berry tart. Thank you very much for making my mother-in-law’s birthday dinner one to remember!

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

North and Navy se distingue des restaurants italiens ordinaires. Il propose des plats créatifs et très savoureux qui gardent néanmoins une touche italienne. Le cadre est élégant et intime et le service très attentif.
Les prix sont un peu élevés par rapport aux portions servies et le choix des vins au verre limité (les vins sont très onéreux).
C'est une bonne adresse qui vaut le détour.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Authentic northern Italian fare. Appreciated the adjustments for food restrictions. Delicious! Grazie!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

I already can't wait to go back! This place is special. From the decor and mismatched dishes to the comfortable seating in a cozy setting and on point service, N&N is just lovely. Erica served us and her enthusiastic descriptions and recommendations were just right! Thanks Erica! (The sorbet was a nice touch at the end)

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The food at North and Navy is always delicious, fresh and cooked to perfection. Nonna’s Sunday Gravy did not disappoint. Comfort food taken to the next level.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The atmosphere is calm and cozy, allowing for quiet conversation - this made it the perfect spot to celebrate an anniversary. All the staff were incredibly attentive and warm without being overbearing or intrusive. We started the night with a drink, and I had one of the best negronis I've ever tasted. But the highlight of the meal for me was the Bigoli in Salsa. I shared with my date and was sorry I didn't have a whole plate to myself! North and Navy has definitely jumped to our top choice for celebrations.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The decor, service and food preparation was absolutely wonderful, unfortunately the food lacked flavor and seasoning in most dishes

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Je suis allée au restaurant pour la première fois avec deux amies et nous avons tous beaucoup aimé! La nourriture était délicieuse, et sauf pour l'un des plats principaux qu'une amie a trouvé bon, sans plus, le reste était extra. Le service est sympathique, attentionné et les cocktails sont délicieux.

Je le recommande sans réserve et je suis certaine d'y retourner un jour!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

This was our second time dining at North and Navy. Because our first experience was exceptional we were concerned it couldn't live up to the very high standard we had set. Luckily, our experience this time was just as wonderful. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The food is excellent and unique.
The atmosphere is comfortable but also classy. Would like to Sauvignon Blanc by the class and a return of calamari to the menu.
Can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

My annual birthday dinner at North and Navy never fails to impress. Such novel flavour combinations presented deliciously. I love it here.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We were 6 and got the special Sunday "Let NoNa feed you" option -- everything was incredibly delicious and we were stuffed to the brim by the end of the meal. Sunday gravy and liver & onions are divine. Thanks so much to all the staff for a fantastic dining experience!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We had a lovely time. The food was very good, the portion sizes were very reasonable and I loved the decor, especially all of the tableware.

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

My partner and I went here for their birthday hoping for a lovely evening out. The atmosphere was fine, a touch louder than I was expecting for a Thursday night. I made a reservation two weeks before. When greeted at the door the hostess asked if we had a reservation, to which I replied that we did. She proceeds to walks us over to a table in the middle of the dining room. Not as nice as nice of a table as I would have expected having made my reservation so early on. Hostess was a tad standoffish. Food was good, though I found my pasta to be a touch closer to under cooked than al dente. The biggest issue I had was with our waiter Pascal. He came off as flustered throughout the entirety of our dinner. He never addressed me, a female, and instead addressed my male partner for everything. The drink order, the food order, the bill, how we were enjoying our food, everything was directed towards my male partner. It was bad enough that my partner noticed this and started directing the waiter to me for confirmation. At the end of the evening, I pulled out my wallet to pay. i had my wallet on the table, a small floral black wallet with my ID facing up, holding the credit card IN MY HAND and the waiter placed the debit machine directly in front of my partner, facing him. When I grabbed it from in front of him and inserted my card, Pascal got EVEN MORE flustered, which I didn't think was possible, said "Apologies Madame" and briskly walked away. I got second hand embarrassment on his behalf. Over all, the food was great, but the rest of the experience left much to be desired.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

I didn’t get my OpenTable points!!!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

It was close to perfect. We had a wonderful meal, our server was very good, it’s a lovely restaurant. I don’t know why we don’t go more often, but we will. We were prompted by some of the recent messages on social media coming from the resto, for example in relation to harassment or in reaction to the death of Anthony Bourdain. They seem like stand up, thoughtful people, so we are happy to spend our money there. To add, the pasta filled with smoked trout was one of the best things I’ve had in a while.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Fantastic meal. Superb service. Thank you for making our evening a time to remember. Would highly recommend and am recommending to family and friends.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Fantastic Italian food! Waitress was great at explanations, recommendations and crazy good memory! She even remembered my friend from a past visit!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Very tasty food. The Sunday sharing meal is a great way to enjoy time with friends or family. Definitely must try the smelts! Dessert is a bit lack lustre, but acceptable.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Won't be going back...portion size relative to prices charged is outrageous. The only redeeming value was the service, unfortunately, that does not make up for the menu. $8 for a single scoop of ice cream, with an Expresso poured over it - really? A fool and his money are soon parted, I guess.

Never again! Definitely will steer my clients and friends away from this money pit

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The staff was amazing and the food was excellent as usual

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

North and Navy was exceptional in the service, experience and overall food quality. Be prepared for a bit of a surprise when ordering dishes, they all taste amazing but will have surprises. We went specifically for the May menu, so I strongly suggest go when a menu is something you are willing to eat. North and Navy is great for both small groups and intimate dinners. The menu is seasonal, using fresh ingredients. It's kind of family style, so sharing is encouraged. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great restaurant experience and filling meal.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Food was amazing. Service was great. Justin and Sophie Trudeau were there on a date, too. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We live in the neighbourhood and enjoy the occasional evening at N&N. While the menu has a delicious selection of shared plates, we love going to N&N for a couple of cocktails at the bar. If you happen to be in when Vincent the bartender is in... this man knows his stuff - he makes excellent classics and will gladly introduce you to something new!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

From the moment I reached out to the restaurant on social media to finishing our evening meal, everything was impeccable. I reached out to confirm vegetarian options to which NoNa promptly replied. Then upon my making a reservation, they messaged me again to confirm their vegetarian menu for that specific night. The decor, the drinks, and service got us really excited at the outset, and then the food started coming out and it was all so delicious! Staff were happy to accommodate another round of drinks after we'd initially asked for the bill, and were happy to pack up everything we could not eat so we could take it home. Only one small comment, is that it emptied out early and on leaving all the staff were in the back cleaning so there was no one to say goodbye. It's too bad because other than this you would think you'd had a meal in a restaurant in Italy, but this reminded us we were in Ottawa! :)

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We were blown away by the incredible service at North and Navy. We were treated very well and the service was exceptional. The server had great recommendations and the food was out of this world. I could eat their Polpettes for breakfast lunch and dinner every day. 100/10. Would recommend to everyone and anyone.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

North & Navy never disappoints. The menu is always exquisite and the service is amazing. It’s by far my favourite restaurant in Ottawa. Our server Sebastian was super knowledgeable and made our experience that much more enjoyable!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious. The service was great, our waitress was extremely helpful and knowledgable. We ordered her recommendations and loved it all. We were celebrating our anniversary and they made sure to make it special for us. We will definitely return and recommend

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Everything was delicious. Really appreciated the free desserts and will definitely be back again some time. An Ottawa gem for sure. Thanks

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Very good food grounded in Italian cuisine but with innovative flare. Desserts are excellent too.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We were greeted at the door by two lovely gentlemen that truly looked like they were happy to be working on a Sunday night. They promptly sat us at our cosy booth in the stunning dining room. The service was kind and friendly and he answered all our questions with grace and ease. My father didn't quite enjoy the flavour of his main, at no fault to the kitchen, it just wasn't what he was expecting and our server proceeded to ask all the right questions and made sure he was still happy and had enough to eat. I didn't get our servers name, (tall man with glasses?) he was very nice and professional and gave us the right amount of service. In my opinion, there's nothing worse than an overbearing server that spends too much time at your table. Overall dinner was great, I was looking forward to the Duck 4 two dish, unfortunately not served on Sundays, so I'll have to go back another night! Thanks N&N :)

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Sunday dinners here are the best. Perfect home cooked meal, super satisfying, and amazing warm service. You have to come, and let NoNa feed you!!!

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Very disappointing experience. The service was too fast, too rush, the explanations given on the menu was so quick that we had to ask two times. My last dish was too salty (I mentioned it to the waiter).

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