North and Navy

4.9
908 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 908 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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5.0
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4.8
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JakeR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere with knowledgeable staff ready to explain and recommend if needed the dish and wine to suit your taste. 10/10 would recommend to anyone who loves Italian food.

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RyanF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great anniversary dinner here. All dishes prepared and presented with great care and attention to detail. Server was attentive and extremely knowledgeable. Only (minor) criticism is we found the lighting a bit dark but this did not really detract from a wonderful meal and long overdue night out!

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Kails
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious — and the service was amazing @Amanda :)

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LouT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very limited food menu with an overwhelming selection of wines.
Very poor selection if beers (Don’t drink IPA and large 725ml too bjg)

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CanT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in town! Always amazing food and great hospitality.

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Andreanne
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely decor, great ambiance, amazing service and exceptional food!

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CristinaL
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was limited but gave a choice of all proteins. The flavours from appetizers to desserts was delicious and

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AilsaF
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love our time at North the food was nothing short of spectacular (but then, it always is) and the drinks were tasty and perfectly complemented the dishes. It is on our short list of our favourite restaurants in Ottawa.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to NoNa many times in the past, finally getting to return after covid was just as good! It was my boyfriends first time going and he was floored by the quality of the food. Always a recommendation when I’m asked for great food.

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vipNitro
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were served wonderful haddock and quail dishes. Pasta was fresh made. The meatball appetizers was yummy also. Sauces were flavorful and the wine and service were excellent.

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KristaB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food! A little on the pricey side but worth it for a wonderful dinner or celebration!

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SimplyGeoff
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance, everything was top notch.

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Anut
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and staff at North and Navy is very good.
Just the right amount of attention. The food was amazing!
There were four of us and we all enjoyed our food. The bartender is very gifted! We sat outside and we’re very comfortable.Looking forward to our next visit!

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vipMrsChych
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious & every single dish was incredibly beautiful!

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Margo
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of the dishes were creative, unique and so tasteful. Small portions for 4 though. Service, excellent; charming, discreet and the servers knew all of the dishes. The outside atmosphere was a mix of uniqueness, special and calm in an urban setting. The flowers on the table could have been replaced for fresh ones. The menu had the birthday wish for the person we were celebrating - nice touch. And a free birthday dessert was offered - even nicer touch. A beautiful and regenerative evening as a family!

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Alex
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Heard a lot about this restaurant! The fish antipasti was okay but very fishy (wasn’t sure if it was super fresh).
We wish the pasta dishes were brought out earlier instead of being left on a steamer/hot plate.
The drinks were amazing, super delicious.
The price point overall is quite expensive for what you receive but the ambience is beautiful and a fun night for special occasions

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FoodieMC
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I really had high expectations for North and navy after hearing rave reviews from my husbands coworker. Unfortunately, most of what we ate fell a bit short. I’ve dined at a lot of the amazing restaurants all around the world so admittedly I may have a different standard than your average diner. Overall the menu was well composed and there were some good flavours in the food but almost every dish we had over 3 courses was just a little flat and lacking balance - missing either some salt, fat or acidity. The other qualm I had was that for the price point the portions were quite small especially compared to similar restaurants. If you are going to charge $24 for an appetizer that has probably 30g (or less) of food on it, I would hope that it would pack a huge punch in flavour and be worthwhile. So needless to say I’m really disappointed that the food just fell a little short for me, as I had really had high hopes.

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LaurenW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Can’t wait to go back!

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ShameenM
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! You can order anything off the menu and its going to be amazing.

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Stephanies
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent, food was amazing! Can’t wait to go back

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MarkC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great to have our first end of pandemic dinner date at North and Navy. The food was beautiful to look at and even better to eat. Our server was very professional and knowledgeable about both food and wine menus. We particularly enjoyed the KIN Chardonnay - I had no idea there was a winery so close to Ottawa. The ambience was refined and low key. Much recommended.

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ColinG
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as were the drinks. Set up was well done considering it had to be out on the driveway because of COVID restrictions.
Staff were wonderful and attentive. Best Negroni cocktail I’ve ever had.

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DennisV
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great innovative restaurant that never disappoints. Favourite in the city by far.

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RockL
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, very well presented and high quality. Service was lovely and attentive and ambiance was great on the terrace.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great as usual. Not pictured is the Polpette (they were SO tender) and the house cured Lonza and asparagus (I could have ordered 6 more of these).

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RamataC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very satisfied with everything, thank you North and Navy , Chris and Sophie.

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Magic
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. Lovely ambience, service… the food and cocktails were magical. So much thought put into everything down to the receipt. Looking forward to next time :)

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The Corzetti walnut and pancetta pasta is one of the most interesting and delicious dishes I’ve ever had.

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Ally
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at North & Navy, it exceeded my expectations!

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BrandonH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta was exquisite. Ribeye stunning. Carne crudo excellent, polpette very good. Corzetti was the overall king of the night though. 9.5/10

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LukeS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food , service and ambience were impeccable. Everything we had hoped for and more.

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Alicia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great wine list and knowledgeable staff. Awesome food that is well balanced. If seated near portable speaker music is a bit loud, even outside. Glad to be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nona is the best place in town. It’s perfect in every way. Don’t bother going anywhere else. We love it so much we go every week!

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HeidiR
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great, the ambiance was lovely and the food was good. In comparison to other similar restaurants, I found it a bit pricey, but overall it was a good experience.

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ChristiB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was amazing and very well presented. The portions were really small and should be a bit bigger. I totally recommend this place for the food. They clearly have an amazing and creative chef.
The decor is cute but can be a bit more interesting.

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brad
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

your wine list... too much of the same thing is a bad thing. while your wines are suited to northern Italy, they are all too similar. there are 1000 verities of grapes there. if you did a blind taste test very few people could figure out the blends or even tell the difference, the reds were all light bodied with high acid, and very little finish. throw in a super Tuscan or a chianti please. same with the whites. too similar.

the fish grilled fish and the lobster rav were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could eat here every night, I would.

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alexandraw
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North and Navy never disappoints. The food and service is always outstanding!

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William
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing discovery, we will certainly return!

Not only the service was excellent and very attentive to our preferences, but the meals were also presented in a very interesting way. The mix of flavours made our experience memorable. The drinks were a bit pricey, but the cost of food was very reasonable.

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vipChaClarey
Ottawa
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening. Even with restrictions North and Navy make it a memorable evening.

FAQs

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

North and Navy is rated 4.9 stars by 908 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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