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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.

226 Nepean St
Ottawa, ON K2P 0B8
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Monday 5-10
Tuesday 5-10
Wednesday 5-10
Thursday 5-10
Friday 5-10
Saturday 5-10
Sunday Closed

Cross Street:
Bank St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(613) 232-6289

Website:
http://www.northandnavy.com/

Catering:
We are happy to discuss catering opportunities for small gatherings and larger cocktail parties.

Parking Details:
There is a city parking lot directly across the street that is free after 6pm. Lots of available street parking.

Executive Chef:
Adam Vettorel

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

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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
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Fit for Foodies (23)
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Authentic (20)
Cozy (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Local Ingredients (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Casual (6)
Seasonal (6)
Tapas (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
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Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing ambience! Food was innovative yet humble/simplistic. I totally recommend this spot!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Very nice place, discrete and authentic cuisine! The wine list is broad and gives ample choice, as well as the diversity of the menu. It was also surprising that depending on the choice you make, the bill can be surprising affordable for such quality!

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

One of our favourites! If you love food you will love N&N. If you love talking about food, this is your place. So many options and beautiful flavours. You may tempted to go back and thank the chef for pleasantly surprising you with every plate. They take some good old standards, treat them respect and then bring them a new fun level. The servers are very knowledgeable, attentive and welcoming. The atmosphere is beautiful, cozy, homey and charming. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

In Ottawa? GO HERE! My lady and I took an impromptu NYE weekend trip to Ottawa to ring in the New Year from Washington DC. Read about this restaurant in a blog from our hotel and what an amazing spot. I am in the restaurant industry and my girl works in the wine industry and we were both really just smitten with the restaurant. Stellar ambiance, food was killer, service was a bit spotty from our waitress but the GM/Somm knew everything and was totally on point with recs. Oh and the Bartender was really talented and made superb cocktails....seriously, eat here.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is one helluva dining experience.
We no longer go out just to eat. We cook at home for that.
We go out for dining experiences, even in minus 25 degree C temperatures.
It was our first visit to North and Navy but it wint be the last.
Knowing it was our anniversary, they welcomed us with complimentary Proseeco.
From there we were treated as honored guests as we enjoyed three courses, beautifully prepared, served and staged.
The whole evening was a wonderful experience.
We will be back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We really enjoyed our evening and the food was delicious and well prepared and the service was second to none. I would definitely go back to North and Navy again.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We were four people, celebrating a birthday. Interesting menu, lots of variety. The hits were zucchini noodles with burrata, polpette, potato tortaletti, liver and onions. Another green salad option might be nice in appetizers. Knowledgable, friendly service. Nice atmosphere, cozy and not too loud-- a comfortable spot to eat, drink and enjoy conversation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

We were seated next to a group of 10, it was somewhat noisy. It was rather hard to hear each other at times. We enjoyed our food but the pasta dish was a little rubbery in texture; the salt cod filling was tasty. The service was good, the decor was understated Christmas. It was our anniversary and we did enjoy ourselves but we both felt that it was a one time visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

What a wonderful evening! Amazing food, expertly crafted and plated, served at the right temperature. Comfortable, non pretentious atmosphere, staff genuinely seemed to enjoy themselves at work. Will definitely be recommending this to friends who visit Ottawa. I do not have the opportunity to go out to dinner very often; so when I do, I do not like to be disappointed. North and Navy did not disappoint! Thank you, and keep up the good work!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Quaint repurposed house just off Bank Street. It was fancy without being excessively ornate and vintage without being excessively kitsch. The mushroom tagliatelle was outstanding. Prepare to spend though.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Casual
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Fantastic food, attentive and knowledgeable service. NoNa is hands down the best Italian in Ottawa, and one of my favourite restaurants. Even on a snowy Monday, the crew was killing it. Delicious!

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Excellent Meal! Waiter very knowledgeable. I am not sure you could wrong with any of the dishes!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was, as usual, an overall wonderful

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The appetizers and pasta dishes were excellent and creative. The venison was perfectly cooked and tender. The liver was good. The Ling Cod was surprisingly over cooked and very dry instead of nice and flaky as it should be.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Last Friday was our first visit to North and Navy but it won't be our last. The food was delicious... hands down, the best octopus we've ever had! The dishes are thoughtful, well presented and delicious. The staff were very friendly and attentive... definitely worth another visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Nice atmosphere and great service good appetizers however the main courses were disappointing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

An awesome place for supper. My only complaint was the level of noise. It made it difficult to have coversation. Otherwise the food and service was exemplary.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had dinner at North and Navy prior to heading to the NAC for the Phantom of the Opera. The cicheti was excellent and great to share between three girls. We followed it up with two pasta dishes and the venison - shared everything. Was the perfect amount of food before the 2+ hour show. Will be bringing my boyfriend back for a date night soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great Italian food with innovative ingredients! The menu has changed over the couple of times I've been but always with new and exciting changes. The "library" is a great little room/nook for a really nice visit with friends over a delicious meal (and cocktail or two)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Authentic
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a fellow food blogger and we agree, we highly recommend it, now! It is a cuisine that reflects Northern Italian dishes and we were so impressed (also because we are Italians). The "cicheti" platter or appetizer platter was varied and delicious, and the pasta dishes we chose were outstanding. Tiramisu and double espresso sealed the deal.

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was my first trip to North and Navy. My wife and I sat at the bar. I never write reviews but I thought the food and service were so outstanding that I had to comment. I would see North and Navy easily in the top 5 restaurants in Ottawa and probably even top 3. I have been to some of the higher rated restaurants in Ottawa and in Montreal that are not nearly as good as North and Navy. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The atmosphere was amazing can be a very romantic outing but it was a bit noisy. The food was amazing but the pasta portion was kind of small like a taster plate

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

There were no frilly patterns traced around the food on the plate, just good food well prepared. Really liked the squid ink pasta and the octopus with pork belly. Good beer. Excellent service. Overall, very enjoyable and satisfying.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Server was wonderful, Butternut Squash Mezzaluna highly recommended. Wine matched the food - we had a great time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

One of the best restaurant in Ottawa, Period! The food was outstanding, the wine was magnificent and the waiting staff are professional but super friendly. The only problem is it's SO EXPENSIVE! I can see myself going there mabye once a year or a for a super special event. But other then that I couldn't recommend this place enough.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Each dish was absolutely exceptional! We can’t wait to come back!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Very nice environment, the food and service are both great. A bit on the price side but the entire experience is smooth and comfortable.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was excellent - modest portions made it possible to try multiple menu items. Cocktail list was unique and delicious and our server was very knowledgable in all the wines, menu items and cocktails. Loved the small and cozy feel of the repurposed home in downtown Ottawa - will be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.)

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 14, 2017

North and Navy is my favourite Ottawa restaurant. Best pasta I've ever had, consistently great service, lovely cocktails.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

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!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

As good as any meal we’ve had in Italy. Well done!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great restaurant in Ottawa and can't wait to go back. The steak was outstanding. Service equally great.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Totally disappointed.
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.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Thanks for accommodating my family's needs (hearing impairment). The food was incredible and we loved our experience! Will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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