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North and Navy

4.6
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771 Reviews
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 771 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Bronwyn
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to NoNa last night and it was just as amazing as always. Their attention to detail is what puts them in a class of their own. Everything they do is done with such care and precision. You can tell that Adam (owner and chef) takes such pride in his restaurant and his work. There are very few restaurants in Ottawa that compare to NoNa (and I’ve been to pretty much all of them). He also has an awesome podcast called At the Pass about the Ottawa restaurant scene.

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ElizabethL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio is wonderful and tucked away-nice little oasis in the city!

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Daniel
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food, good service and fair prices! Highly recommend for a good date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our covid wedding!

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chantalS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little patio! Food was outstanding as usual. Service was impeccable. Our server was attentive and very knowledgeable. North and Navy never disappoints.

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KatieH
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite spots! Great place to celebrate something special and just have a really nice date night out.

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vipEGKate
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience on the patio!

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JozephineO
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for drinks and snacks at happy hour. Negronis were very good, had mushrooms on toast and meatballs, both were delicious.

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stuart
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, staff are excellent and very knowledgeable about the menu and wine selection. Strongly recommend a visit to the restaurant. Food prices are not crazy but the beer prices are a bit steep, wine was excellent and price was fine. Food was amazing, started was perfect and main course was delicious and the right portion size.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience! We had the Sunday family style dinner. The food is so delicious I am still dreaming about it. The team there is so special. Just simply the best service experience (thanks John). I have been in the restaurant business for about 30 years and North and Navy is one of the best restaurants I have been to period. Ottawa or anywhere else

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PerryP
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at North and Navy. Ate at the bar. Great atmosphere, phenomenal food, staff was very friendly sociable.

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Iyvyomnvgyffxxvbb
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great date spot - classy, ambiant vibes and easy to talk.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful night. Had the table by the window (best seat in the house!). Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was truly an amazing experience with amazing service and delicious food

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SonnyC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG, best beef liver dish in the universe! The smoked trout potato rösti amazing as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the location and ambiance of the space. Food was good and service excellent. Would go back again for sure. We were there for Sunday night which has a set menu but we would like to try their a la carte choices the next time.

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RobJ
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday diner what a feast. We chose to let nona decide what to feed us and she clearly had a tough choice because she sent us just about everything on the menu. Everything was fantastic but the most fantastic plates included the smelts, the Sunday Gravy, and a very generous sampling of the desserts! Great wine recommendations too. We had a lovely time and hope you will too

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience would recommend

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AdamT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and absolutely delicious food. The service was excellent, and it was a very romantic evening for my partner and I. I would highly recommend this place.

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Meg1
Ottawa
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

North and Navy is one of my favorite restaurants in Ottawa. I have dined there on several occasions and enjoyed the overall experience every time. However, this weekend was different.

I usual sit in one of the banquettes unfortunately, this time around, our table was located right above the heat exchanger making it a very uncomfortable evening of overheating.

As for the food, it was a hit and miss experience for my partner and friends. Some of us had delicious plates (polpette, mint & pea parpadelle, beet cavatelli with burrata) while others were sadly disappointed. The flavors were simply overpowering the main ingredient (sea buckthorn and the scallop crudo) while others just didn’t seem to come together (roasted corn ravioli & shrimp and the rabbit & polenta). On a more positive note, the wine paring was very well done.

I will most probably return but will definitely wait for new items to be added to the menu.

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tess613
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

This restaurants is overpriced and the food is unexceptional. The restaurant purports to serve "northern Italian cuisine" with their own take and/or sometimes they "just add whatever we want". My advice, stick to classic northern Italian cuisine like risottos and other traditional northern Italian dishes and please don't add whatever you want. The result does not elevate the dish, rather it makes for a resulting clash of tastes that is not in my experience pleasant (coconut milk infused polenta??). I'd like to say that the service somehow redeemed the poor food, but I can't even do that. The service was lacklustre at best and at times even a little truculent. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. You are better off spending your money buying a northern Italian cookbook and making good food at home!

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MatthewC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first visit for my wife and I. There was a very nice set menu with a wide selection of items to choose from. We'll have to go back to explore their regular menu!

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TanyaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for foodies with great atmosphere and superb service. It always amazes me how the quality and delivery of service/product is consistently perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience from start to finish, the staff are all exceptional!

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MarcoD
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

North and Navy was an excellent choice for my group of 10. the service was outstanding, very attentive yet not not too much and very accommodating to everyone. Food is very good and nice ambiance. highly recommend.

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AmandaL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible experience.
The venue is charming; intimate, quiet, and comfortable. I especially liked that we could talk at normal / low volume and hear each other across the table. Makes for a very nice ambiance.
The staff are attentive and charismatic - special shout out to our server and the head bartender of the night. Great advice on our meals and cocktails! They did not disappoint in the slightest!
Finally the food - oh my gosh the food! Each dish was unique and executed perfectly. The portions are quite healthy, so if you have a smaller appetite two plates are plenty. We went for the full three courses; I have a medium appetite and though two plates would have left me content, the quality of the meals ensured I ate absolutely everything. I had the house-cured pork shoulder to start, which was delicious. I wish I could pick a favourite between the Mint & Pea Pappardelle and the Coniglio (Rabbit) e Polenta, but alas - they're tied. My partner thoroughly enjoyed his Nova Scotia Scallop Crudo and his Primi dish (though I cannot remember what it was - sorry!), but the Grilled Swordfish "Saltimbocca" won his over entire soul. He was honestly transported away during the main - which gave both me and our server a chuckle.
I was blown away by the experience. 5/5, 10/10, whatever the scale of measure is, award full points. Even Mr. Never-The-Same-Place-Twice agrees, we will be back again!

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JonathanM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nous avons eu une expérience incroyable. Les plats étaient audacieux, assaisonné à la perfection, et les portions étaient parfaite. Un plus pour les vins natures sur la carte.

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Shelley
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Wonderful Experience with an outstanding waitress Mia. Will definitely go back

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vipVinoV
London
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose restaurant as our evening out in Ottawa during our visit. The service and food was great. We ordered three starters and they were great. Ambiance was great. Waiter was very helpful and helped in choosing wine.

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vipChristineP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night! We loved the food, service, ambience and decor of this cozy and inviting restaurant. It is hard to choose what to eat as every menu option looked delicious (and all of our picks were!). This is a wonderful spot for a special dinner with a loved one or a group of friends! We would highly reccomend and will certainly be back. You will not be disappointed!

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ChaClarey
Ottawa
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. North and Navy never disappoints.

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JeffA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful old house on Nepean street. Service, food and ambiance are great as always. Cocktails very tasty and wine suggestions always a hit.
I did however think the mains were a little small for the price. I ordered rabbit which was a deboned rabbit leg consisting of 4 pieces. The polenta helped fill me up but still thought it was a tad overpriced.
Will be back but definately will verify what the main actually consists of.

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Jacqueline
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is a delightful series of taste sensations and beautifully presented. The service is top notch. The atmosphere is a wonderful combination of laid-back and make-you-feel-special. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drink and service as always! We were placed in a very nice room to the side of the bar area to accommodate the size of our group, which was much appreciated.

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brianw
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I found the food a little out there for my liking.

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vipBerkE
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service on point. Filling, and didn’t feel bloated after the meal. Will definitely come back.

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Lizzo
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was great! We were a group of 6 celebrating a birthday and they put us in the little "private" nook at the front of the restaurant, it was perfect! Was not a huge fan of the Cichèti Plate but the Tagliatelle alla Bolognese e Uovo was super delicious!!!

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DouwS
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Noise level was not energetic. It was oppressively loud. I will not return until you do something to make your restaurant quieter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

N&N is our go to for a guaranteed great time. Dinner at Nona’s has been nothing but amazing in our last three visits this will yet. Thanks for the great service and always fantastic dinning and drinks!

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MikeK
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and we will be back. We loved the entire experience.

FAQs

North and Navy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 232-6289.

North and Navy is rated 4.6 stars by 771 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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