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Johnny Farina Restaurant

#24 of 2,186 Restaurants in Ottawa
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216 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L6, Canada
+1 613-565-5155
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Whitehorse, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Their home made pasta is the best. We visited Ottawa and took family to dinner. All seven of us happened to choose something different from the menu and all agreed the food was excellent.

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Thank Silvertip2012
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went for a work lunch today and though I've eaten there in the past it has been a few years since my last visit. While I can't say there was anything wrong with it, the food was just "ok" and with so many other fantastic options in Ottawa right now I wouldn't have eaten there if I had been... More 

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Thank Dana K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fast and friendly service, cool atmosphere and awesome food for a good price. Definitely recommended.

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Thank Kevin C
Penticton, Canada
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed meal and service. Greeted promptly upon arrival. Requested to be seated in lounge area and was taken there straight away. Waiter arrived promptly and was always there without being intrusive. Large Selection of Italian creations. Nice selection of wines at many price points. As we were having a casual dinner shared a Caesar salad and the pasta special. Both... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in for pre-show dinner with no reservation and quick turnaround request was accommodated with friendly and efficient service. Food was fantastic - grilled octopus delicious - seafood linguine creamy, rich and ample - loved their shared dishes menu option - our meal was perfect and would like to have lingered to try more. Close to NAC - another advantage.

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Thank Linda M
Woodbine, Maryland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here as a group on our first night of arrival in town. I really don't remember anything about my food, so that's a clear sign that it didn't knock my socks off. They were super-busy, so we were glad we got seated right away. They even did separate checks for everyone at our table.

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Thank carriesauter
Nic S, General Manager at Johnny Farina Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi @carriesauter, We pride ourselves on our house made fresh pasta and wood oven pizza. So I am very sorry to hear the food didn't knock your socks off, hopefully we could get another chance at some stage to do so. Nic Storey General Manager More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant many times. The service is 6 out of 5 stars, the wine is a sold 5/5, the desserts are 5/5 but the rest of the menu is 2/5. The food is all about presentation and not about flavour. I have tried 7 or 8 dishes on the menu and left feeling that either I could... More 

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Thank Monica S
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An old favourite of mine but not visited for over 5 years due to moving asway from Ottawa. Back in town for the weekend and decided to pay a visit and see if it was a good as my memory told me it was. My memory was right! Great service, quality food well prepared and very reasonably priced. We will... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both enjoyed this comfortable casual Italian restaurant. Food was excellent and service was very attentive.

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Thank Celizabeth125
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent few days in Ottawa for a trip. I was recommended by the hotel to visit this restaurant for good Italian food. It was really good. Food was great, and promptly served. Service was amazing, and always ready to recommend dishes and drinks. Price wise, according to other venues in the area.

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Thank Mauricio M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-565-5155

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?