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North and Navy

4.7
4.7
1167 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 232-6289

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Adam Vettorel

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private room that seats up to 7 people, we call this the 'Library'. We also have a private dining room that seats 18 people at one table. The room is equipped with a smart tv for presentations and is perfect for work functions and family gatherings.We can also provide cocktail parties up to 30 people at the bar area (mixed standing and seating) or full restaurant rentals for up to 80 people. Please inquire at hello@northandnavy.com

  • Private party contact

    hello@northandnavy.com: (613) 232-6289

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Bank St

  • Parking details

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

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 1,167 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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    Dined 2 days ago

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    It was very good. The food was delicious.
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    Eric

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    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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    Food was amazing, Server excellent, we enjoyed our evening to celebrate an anniversary. thanks to the chef.
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    andrews

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most satisfying and gastronomically excellent meals of our lives. Went in to celebrate anniversary and end of school for the year, and were well taken care of by the attentive and accommodating servers and chefs of North and Navy. A memorable evening.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A sunny spot at the bar was just the beginning. Poloetta roused our appetite to follow with the Eggplant and Chickpea Polenta which was a burst of so many flavors. An astonishing meal. Our bartender was knowledgeable about the food and drinks to satisfy all of our wants.
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    slobodanj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We ordered tuna and octopus and both dishes were very good. Especially octopus.
  6. BG

    BloomingGrace

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The staff were all very attentive and explained the Italian names and dishes well although the noise level was quite high making it difficult to hear them. We shared three delicious antipasti to start, house-cured duck and figs, Le Coprin mushrooms in soar and scallops crudo & cucumber foam along with their own ciabatta. Then as per staff's recommendation we each ordered a second course each. The corzetti in salsa rossa was so wonderful I'd order it again. The bigoli & salsa was also delicious and the special pasta of the night, the scarpinocc, small shoe-shaped little pasta, like little dumplings filled with balsamic were also a great treat. We were seated away from the windows so it was a little dark to see our beautiful meal but it would be perfect for the romantic ambiance of other diners. All in all a great first experience of northern Italy's cuisine!
  7. EM

    ElaineM

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been a few times before and the food and service are excellent. I wish I had of asked our servers name as she was awesome and we had so much fun with her.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really amazing food, imaginative takes on northern Italian cuisine, amazing and knowledgeable service
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    LOVEedibleART

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended. Beautiful food and crafted drinks. Cozy atmosphere. Looking forward to visiting soon.
  10. TG

    TiGar

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was absolutely amazing! We didn’t know what to expect as it was our first time here, but we were blown away. It wasn’t just a meal, it was an experience. Ellen, our hostess, was wonderful. Her choice for our wine pairing with our entrées was sheer perfection! The June menu held very interesting choices I must say. She also contributed to our enjoyment of our whole culinary experience! Highly recommend!!
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    saparri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The steak was overcooked (med-well not med-rare) - but otherwise, everything was exceptional. Seb is amazing.
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    swoo

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was amazing but needed to be explained - the waiter did a great job describing everything. I found the quality and quantity of food exceptional and worth the cost.
  13. SC

    SaCC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance, drinks and staff were amazing the food is great too. The location is super easy to get to. We were a small group but ordered a lot off the menu to share and it was great!
  14. HT

    HeatherT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were incredible. It was our first dining indoors experience since Covid started and they made us feel very comfortable.
  15. WW

    WayneW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly thoughtful and tasty food. Had Polpette (best ever had), Gnochi with Pesto, and Tournedos Rossini. Service was terrific and I will be back to visit North and Navy again! It's not inexpensive but is worth the money.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience and food on our anniversary.
  17. SH

    ShannonH

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has beautiful food, delicious and fresh, with a creative and artistic flair. Staff are relaxed, professional and approachable.
  18. MK

    MaureenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and a very knowledgeable server who had great suggestions. A lovely evening all in all.
  19. RD

    ReneeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always perfect!;) the food is sooo amazing! Good service also ;)
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    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

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    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience from the service to the quality and creativity of the food. Absolutely delicious.
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    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best meal at North and Navy. Everything was amazing from the service, the seating, the food and the ambience. We were lucky enough to sit overlooking the kitchen which was such a fun experience. The amount of detail that goes into cooking and plating the food was quite the event to witness. The food was immaculate. Every dish was worth eating again (which we will by the way).
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    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

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    5.0

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    Dined on June 11, 2022

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    Always fantastic.
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    Rustycreek

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed everything from the atmosphere to the excellent service. The whole experience was like taking a class. I appreciated the details and the explanation about the ingredients . Try the house made limoncello, it’s a game changer. We will return with many guests in our party.
  24. C

    Catherine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience in Ottawa! Real italien cuisine and great staff! We had such a great time with our waiter Sebastian! Thanks again:)
  25. SP

    SarahP

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always!!! Food, service, atmosphere... all amazing :)
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
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    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as usual. So good.
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    JohnC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    It was difficult to read the menu since the lighting was very dim. Menu was mainly in Italian and the waitress was very kind to explain everything to us.
  28. AL

    AriL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time at North and Navy! Everything was outstanding - food, service, ambiance. I think it was one of the next meals we’ve ever had. The gnocchi was incredible, the octopus and steak plates were out of this work. I can’t say enough positive things about our experience!
  29. MB

    MargotB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Inside the noise level was high, but outside it was really quiet. So we moved outside. Loved this experience from beginning to end. Outstanding restaurant for sure.
  30. JW

    JohnW

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautifully prepared dishes. Delicious food. Server was very attentive.
  31. A

    Antonio

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Quite different than a real Italian food
  32. CB

    CurieuxB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Can’t wait to come back! J’aurais mangé les gnocchis jusqu’à ce que mort s’en suive!!! Précision, rigueur et tout ce qu’on aime de l’Italie dans l’assiette! Une nouvelle destination pour moi! Bravo :)
  33. EM

    EMBee

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had booked a table for 2 outdoors. The table was small but it was sufficient. The outdoor ambience was really nice. When the evening temperature started to get cooler, they lit a heater for us and there were blankets for our use. It started to rain and they were able to move us indoors. The food was delicious and our server was very attentive. Great experience overall.
  34. RO

    RaymondO

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and winr list. Lovely old home. I was especially intrigued by the upper level dining room, which sports reclaimed church light fixtures. We sat on the patio which is nice but it could use a bit of work.
  35. s

    soniad

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, perfect service and great atmosphere! You can’t do wrong
  36. AK

    AngelK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful meal, Sébastien was a fantastic server. The entire experience needs to be repeated and we look forward to when the happens!
  37. EB

    EffieB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and ambiance. Delicious food. Pricy but worth it.
  38. N

    Nick

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful dishes. Brilliant colours and well made. Delicious. The staff was first rate.
  39. d

    dagnasty

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food, service, and decor were all as good as it gets! I'd go back regularly if I could afford it. The only minor complaint I have: the cutlery. The vintage cutlery was tarnished and the knife I was given was slightly bent and couldn't cut a thin slice of pickled rutabaga without a lot of "muscle".
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience4
    New corking fee at 50$ per bottle and it was 25$ weeks ago, they didn’t tell us and it’s abusive. They Certainly lost some clients

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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

North and Navy is rated 4.7 stars by 1167 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for North and Navy

226 Nepean St Ottawa, ON K2P 0B8

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bank St

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Adam Vettorel

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (613) 232-6289

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private room that seats up to 7 people, we call this the 'Library'. We also have a private dining room that seats 18 people at one table. The room is equipped with a smart tv for presentations and is perfect for work functions and family gatherings.We can also provide cocktail parties up to 30 people at the bar area (mixed standing and seating) or full restaurant rentals for up to 80 people. Please inquire at hello@northandnavy.com

  • Private party contact

    hello@northandnavy.com: (613) 232-6289

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