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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.
Ottawa, ON K2P 0B8
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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