North and Navy

4.6
443 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Canadian
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Hours of operation
Monday 5-10
Tuesday 5-10
Wednesday 5-10
Thursday 5-10
Friday 5-10
Saturday 5-10
Sunday Closed
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Phone number
(613) 232-6289
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Adam Vettorel
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Catering
We are happy to discuss catering opportunities for small gatherings and larger cocktail parties.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bank St
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Parking details
There is a city parking lot directly across the street that is free after 6pm. Lots of available street parking.
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Special events & promotions
Please feel free to contact us for anything you may be thinking of, perhaps we can work together.
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
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Je suis allée au restaurant pour la première fois avec deux amies et nous avons tous beaucoup aimé! La nourriture était délicieuse, et sauf pour l'un des plats principaux qu'une amie a trouvé bon, sans plus, le reste était extra. Le service est sympathique, attentionné et les cocktails sont délicieux.

Je le recommande sans réserve et je suis certaine d'y retourner un jour!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was our second time dining at North and Navy. Because our first experience was exceptional we were concerned it couldn't live up to the very high standard we had set. Luckily, our experience this time was just as wonderful. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The food is excellent and unique.
The atmosphere is comfortable but also classy. Would like to Sauvignon Blanc by the class and a return of calamari to the menu.
Can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

My annual birthday dinner at North and Navy never fails to impress. Such novel flavour combinations presented deliciously. I love it here.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We were 6 and got the special Sunday "Let NoNa feed you" option -- everything was incredibly delicious and we were stuffed to the brim by the end of the meal. Sunday gravy and liver & onions are divine. Thanks so much to all the staff for a fantastic dining experience!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We had a lovely time. The food was very good, the portion sizes were very reasonable and I loved the decor, especially all of the tableware.

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

My partner and I went here for their birthday hoping for a lovely evening out. The atmosphere was fine, a touch louder than I was expecting for a Thursday night. I made a reservation two weeks before. When greeted at the door the hostess asked if we had a reservation, to which I replied that we did. She proceeds to walks us over to a table in the middle of the dining room. Not as nice as nice of a table as I would have expected having made my reservation so early on. Hostess was a tad standoffish. Food was good, though I found my pasta to be a touch closer to under cooked than al dente. The biggest issue I had was with our waiter Pascal. He came off as flustered throughout the entirety of our dinner. He never addressed me, a female, and instead addressed my male partner for everything. The drink order, the food order, the bill, how we were enjoying our food, everything was directed towards my male partner. It was bad enough that my partner noticed this and started directing the waiter to me for confirmation. At the end of the evening, I pulled out my wallet to pay. i had my wallet on the table, a small floral black wallet with my ID facing up, holding the credit card IN MY HAND and the waiter placed the debit machine directly in front of my partner, facing him. When I grabbed it from in front of him and inserted my card, Pascal got EVEN MORE flustered, which I didn't think was possible, said "Apologies Madame" and briskly walked away. I got second hand embarrassment on his behalf. Over all, the food was great, but the rest of the experience left much to be desired.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

I didn’t get my OpenTable points!!!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

It was close to perfect. We had a wonderful meal, our server was very good, it’s a lovely restaurant. I don’t know why we don’t go more often, but we will. We were prompted by some of the recent messages on social media coming from the resto, for example in relation to harassment or in reaction to the death of Anthony Bourdain. They seem like stand up, thoughtful people, so we are happy to spend our money there. To add, the pasta filled with smoked trout was one of the best things I’ve had in a while.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Fantastic meal. Superb service. Thank you for making our evening a time to remember. Would highly recommend and am recommending to family and friends.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Fantastic Italian food! Waitress was great at explanations, recommendations and crazy good memory! She even remembered my friend from a past visit!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Very tasty food. The Sunday sharing meal is a great way to enjoy time with friends or family. Definitely must try the smelts! Dessert is a bit lack lustre, but acceptable.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Won't be going back...portion size relative to prices charged is outrageous. The only redeeming value was the service, unfortunately, that does not make up for the menu. $8 for a single scoop of ice cream, with an Expresso poured over it - really? A fool and his money are soon parted, I guess.

Never again! Definitely will steer my clients and friends away from this money pit

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The staff was amazing and the food was excellent as usual

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

North and Navy was exceptional in the service, experience and overall food quality. Be prepared for a bit of a surprise when ordering dishes, they all taste amazing but will have surprises. We went specifically for the May menu, so I strongly suggest go when a menu is something you are willing to eat. North and Navy is great for both small groups and intimate dinners. The menu is seasonal, using fresh ingredients. It's kind of family style, so sharing is encouraged. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great restaurant experience and filling meal.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Food was amazing. Service was great. Justin and Sophie Trudeau were there on a date, too. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We live in the neighbourhood and enjoy the occasional evening at N&N. While the menu has a delicious selection of shared plates, we love going to N&N for a couple of cocktails at the bar. If you happen to be in when Vincent the bartender is in... this man knows his stuff - he makes excellent classics and will gladly introduce you to something new!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

From the moment I reached out to the restaurant on social media to finishing our evening meal, everything was impeccable. I reached out to confirm vegetarian options to which NoNa promptly replied. Then upon my making a reservation, they messaged me again to confirm their vegetarian menu for that specific night. The decor, the drinks, and service got us really excited at the outset, and then the food started coming out and it was all so delicious! Staff were happy to accommodate another round of drinks after we'd initially asked for the bill, and were happy to pack up everything we could not eat so we could take it home. Only one small comment, is that it emptied out early and on leaving all the staff were in the back cleaning so there was no one to say goodbye. It's too bad because other than this you would think you'd had a meal in a restaurant in Italy, but this reminded us we were in Ottawa! :)

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We were blown away by the incredible service at North and Navy. We were treated very well and the service was exceptional. The server had great recommendations and the food was out of this world. I could eat their Polpettes for breakfast lunch and dinner every day. 100/10. Would recommend to everyone and anyone.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

North & Navy never disappoints. The menu is always exquisite and the service is amazing. It’s by far my favourite restaurant in Ottawa. Our server Sebastian was super knowledgeable and made our experience that much more enjoyable!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious. The service was great, our waitress was extremely helpful and knowledgable. We ordered her recommendations and loved it all. We were celebrating our anniversary and they made sure to make it special for us. We will definitely return and recommend

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Everything was delicious. Really appreciated the free desserts and will definitely be back again some time. An Ottawa gem for sure. Thanks

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Very good food grounded in Italian cuisine but with innovative flare. Desserts are excellent too.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We were greeted at the door by two lovely gentlemen that truly looked like they were happy to be working on a Sunday night. They promptly sat us at our cosy booth in the stunning dining room. The service was kind and friendly and he answered all our questions with grace and ease. My father didn't quite enjoy the flavour of his main, at no fault to the kitchen, it just wasn't what he was expecting and our server proceeded to ask all the right questions and made sure he was still happy and had enough to eat. I didn't get our servers name, (tall man with glasses?) he was very nice and professional and gave us the right amount of service. In my opinion, there's nothing worse than an overbearing server that spends too much time at your table. Overall dinner was great, I was looking forward to the Duck 4 two dish, unfortunately not served on Sundays, so I'll have to go back another night! Thanks N&N :)

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Sunday dinners here are the best. Perfect home cooked meal, super satisfying, and amazing warm service. You have to come, and let NoNa feed you!!!

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Very disappointing experience. The service was too fast, too rush, the explanations given on the menu was so quick that we had to ask two times. My last dish was too salty (I mentioned it to the waiter).

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I rated the restaurant as good for food and it was. The only problem was that because it was listed in Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants, I was expecting better. I had the smelts to start. They were nice and crispy as they should be but they were extremely salty and there was no attempt at presentation, just piled in a non-descript bowl. As a second course I had the liver and onions which was rich, delicious and generous. I was able to take some home and it was just as good the next day. Wonderful! For dessert I had the affogato, a dessert that I particularly like, but not unfortunately at North and Navy. The ice cream was very ordinary, even a bit icy and the espresso was watery and weak with next to no taste of coffee. In fact, I doubt it was espresso. I believe they can do well at this restaurant and I would go back, but they do have some things to work on.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Excellent food and service
The quality of the ingredients reminded me of my travels in Italy
Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

I recently took my wife for her birthday and it was quite the treat! Excellent food, excellent setting and excellent service. It was noisier than I remembered, but that is probably because it was packed and despite the business the pacing of our food was just perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great ambiance at the Chef’s Table. Attentive servers. Food as always was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Amazing food and great service. Very nice ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We are big fans of North and Navy for a night out with friends. When we heard they were now offering Sunday family style dinners, we were keen to try it out with our teenaged daughters. The food was fabulous - all selected by our server - the lovely Erica - for us. An very enjoyable evening was had by all. We would highly recommend trying the Sunday dinners with NoNa!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Delicious food. Tasty cocktails. Interesting wine selection. Friendly service. Warm atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent food, great wine selection. Service was a highlight.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This restaurant has very unusual but very creative and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing food, congrats for making Canada’s top 100 restaurants, a bit too cozy and noise level on the high side

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fantastic food, great flavors, enjoyed mixing plates with umami, sour and salty characteristics. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I've been to North & Navy many times, and this was another wonderful occasion. My boyfriend and I came for our anniversary, and were very happy with the wine, the food, the ambiance, and the (quiet) presence of some of the Ottawa Senators. We agreed that the sea urchin risotto was the highlight of the meal (homey, unusual, pungent - we considered ordering a second portion!), and we also really enjoyed the pizzelle (a welcome surprise, since neither of us are typically dessert people) and the smelts - I'd love to see those as a bar snack. My boyfriend also liked his cocktail, and the wine was great, as usual.

The one mediocre part of the meal, in my opinion was the cucumber panzanella. While I really enjoyed the brightness of the cucumber flavour and the richness of the cream, the dish was otherwise a bit lacklustre, and just seemed underwhelming for $15.

Service was great, and we were especially impressed with the servers' attentiveness given that the restaurant was packed on a Tuesday night, including with what looked like a large reservation upstairs. I'm always so impressed by the professionalism of the staff at North & Navy - they make you feel special even when you are a small table of two young people on a weekday. The food did initially take a while to come out of the kitchen (50 minutes), but the ambiance and drinks were nice enough that the wait did not mar the evening, and we understood that it must have been just as busy back as front of house!

Thank you all again for another great meal in a great setting. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The new Sunday menu is amazing! Everything was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The "feed me" option was exceptional value -- so much variety for so little money. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The steak is unreal.. the potatoes that come with it are fantastic, I think there should be a bit more veg added. Overall always a great experience, negronis are fantastic and good wine selection.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Birthday with guests. Bit noisy but happy noise. Food special!! Waitress perfect.

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