North and Navy

4.6
650 reviews
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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.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JJ
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always absolutely delicious. It is always such a treat. I highly recommend.

SB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such an amazing meal at North and Navy!! Service was impeccable, attentive and friendly. Stand outs were the sauce on the liver and onions!!! Holy, that we could drink! We have strongly recommended to friends and we will be back. We actually flew from NS on a little foodie tour and North and Navy was our first stop, and it set the bar !!

f
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food, as always, was excellent, especially the corn/pancetta risotto. I had the quail and polenta as my main, and I asked a question about the polenta to which I never received an answer, so I'll try again. The polenta did not taste like cornmeal to me; it tasted like it was made from the meal of another grain. Nothing wrong with that, just didn't taste like cornmeal. Could someone please inform me about the ingredients for your polenta?

Great meal, and very good service, otherwise.

JW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was exceptional and the food stellar.

We will come again

Thank you

Jeremy

s
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is innovative, but note the quantity is small.

DE
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

There were several tasty highlights of our 3-course dinner, including wonderful homemade pastas (primi) and a stuffed quail (secondi). The seared tuna, while perfectly cooked, was one-note and needed a bit more acid and/or spice around it. The wine recommendation was perfect, and the negroni before that hit the spot. However, and we've noticed this based on this 2nd recent visit, that the front room sound level explodes when the room is full and one table is LOUD. Do people really need that much attention? Guess so. We still recommend this lovely place for stellar food and drink and attentive staff.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch food and service!

MP
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superbe and very personnal service seating at the bar.
Food is delicate and first quality. Amazing care and balance of flavors.
Excellent value considering the expertise and quality of the products.
To have a high quality experience, trying something different than the usual classic Italian dishes, this is a treasure in the heart of Ottawa

KM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to N&N for our anniversary and were given a glass of champagne upon arrival. Our server was awesome, the food and drinks were incredible, and I especially loved the decor.

BD
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food , plating and service . One of the best restaurants I have ever been to in my life

P
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small portions and quite pricy, but overall very good quality a lovely atmosphere.

JJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Intimate space, great service, good food and good wine. Loved the freshly made pasta and antipasta assortment. Looking forward to going there for cinq a septs for negronis that looked super interesting.

AB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here every time! Well taken care if by Pascal, food is always excepcional. We even got to meet the Chef.

Will be back

DL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed the typical Italian atmosphere. We had a drink at the bar (back of the restaurant) and then went to our table. Service and attention to detail was flawless. Our host (she didn't tell us her name and we forgot to ask) was handling 7 or 8 tables without any issue and was able to explain each dish on the menu in great detail - and with a genuine smile.

Would go back anytime.

DR
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, beautiful decor and great service. We will definitely be back!

OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food was greatly

KB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is very flavorful, inventive, and beautifully presented. Service is impeccable. Different rooms offer different settings, ambiance. Portions are on the small side. Prices are on the high side. Complimentary in-house bread was very good. Wine list has a lot of good Italian choices.

RA
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, North and Navy was extremely pleasing -- especially for our friends from the US

k
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love taking my fiends here to enjoy a favourite of our

BM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Treated like royalty by staff - wonderfully paced meal for a special night out!

T
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Who knew that liver and onions could be that good, and the ricotta with mint and peas purée was delightful

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Belated Father’s Day.

ML
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional! Perhaps one of the best meals I’ve had in Ottawa in decades.

PB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service that was timely and efficient combined with original tasting food that was well presented.
Not your run of the mill italian food. Overall worth the price. Quite noisy at peak times.

J
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 1

Fix the air conditioning. We found the restaurant quite warm. Also, although people were not yelling or speaking loudly we found there to be quite a bit of ambient noise.

The meal itself was excellent. We've been before and will go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience start to finish. Knowledgeable staff and the food was fantastic.

CC
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and ambience. Our favourite place in Ottawa.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing flavours and welcoming space. Wonderful way to spend a Sunday evening. And really enjoy the team.

MN
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely front window
Great food and service

Thanks

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional!

s
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wonderful presentation and service.

KL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! It’s the perfect mix of high-end and accessible cuisine - with the opportunity to try new and interesting foods with the comfort of north Italian cuisine. Special mention to Seb - a truly excellent server.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The reviews haven’t been as rave as in the first year or two. Not unusual. But for us on a Monday evening it was five stars in every category.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always bar staff were attentive and receptive to special requests (no egg on my secondi).

Bartender came over just before the end of happy hour to inquire if we wanted anything before happy hour finished.

Food was (as always) excellent and flavourful.

GU
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Do not go on Sundays because it is a different menu that was on their website. The food on Sunday with some of the worst Italian food that I have ever had. Gary

C
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We didn't really like the food all that much. It was Ok, but nothing to write home about.....

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. We would highly recommend. The setting is lovely and private. Our waiter explained everything on the menu. I liked the limited menu. The variety would satisfy anyone. I would highly recommend North and Navy to anyone wanting a special dinner event

AB
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

North and Navy was a fabulous surprise. The food was complex and earthy.

C
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the first time that I tried this little place. It’s located in a charming old house and has an intimate atmosphere. The service was excellent and the food was very nicely prepared. It was delicious, and presented very creatively. My guest and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The only criticism I have is that it’s a tad overpriced.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ML
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Service was good technically but lacked genuine care
Food was well executed, a bit heavy on the butter
Wine list needs to be elevated

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