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Johnny Farina Restaurant

#25 of 2,186 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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216 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L6, Canada
+1 613-565-5155
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited this restaurant twice for dinner during a recent visit to Ottawa. Both times I had a terrific meal. Ordered a special of the day one night (Chicken pasta) and had a pizza off the menu the other night. The meals tasted great and there was plenty of food. The same was true for those that I dined with... More 

Thank Tremont2
Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good restaurant. Food and service were great. Staff really friendly and accomodating. Food and wine were very good, the teramisu was excellent.

Thank Casabill
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a late night dinner for family of 5. The dinner was delicious. Italian restaurant, casual atmosphere, prices are reasonable. About 20 dollars a plate. Staff are super friendly. Order the Stella if you like smoked mozzarella ravioli. The kids made there own pasta. Penne Alfredo and shrimp. Portion sizes were filling. Would eat here again for sure.

Thank TML17
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96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice restaurant with nice decor and reasonable prices. Quality of food is not consitant. sometimes it is awesome, and at times average. I guess it has to do with who is your chef.

Thank Hunter k
Ottawa, Canada
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87 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favourite Italian restaurant in town so far. Everything was Perfect from service to ambiance to outstanding food quality. I got the Penne Johnny Farina pasta and found it absolutely delicious especially with Mushrooms. I strongly recommend Tagliatelle Chicken + Shrimp pasta as well. Their oven-fired pizza is phenomenal ! I tried the Margherita + Steak strips and it was... More 

Thank Moe_Abadla
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately Johnny's only gets 1 star because you don't go to an Italian restaurant for the cocktails. The Service was ok, however we had a different server for ordering our appetisers, mains and drinks......which meant we had finished our appetiser before we had ordered our main. The calamari was soggy, chewy and soaked in oil - probably one of the... More 

Thank nwc50
Nic S, Manager at Johnny Farina Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, I am very sorry to hear you had such a bad experience. If you could send me an email at johnny@johnnyfarina.com, I would like to discuss this more. Nic More 

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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and good service, would definitely return. My son was given dough to play with before the meal arrived which kept him occupied.

Thank Katie W
Nic S, Manager at Johnny Farina Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Katie, glad to hear your son enjoyed playing with the pizza dough. Nic More 

Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall great atmosphere for casual dining, but the pasta is middle of the road. Some above average desserts. Lunch is more impressive than dinners when the place is packed, and the same dishes are not quite up to par!

Thank jonathaneb2017
Orangeville, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived in Ottawa for almost ten years and I've been here many times. The food is always tasty but it was my most recent visit that prompted me to write this review. The mussels were tasty, the antipasto was delicious (and gluten free!), my steak salad was flavourful and my boyfriend's pasta was excellent. The usual for Johnny Farina,... More 

Thank Lauren M
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here with family the other night, hoping for some good quality wood-burning oven pizza. As a starter dish, we ordered the Crochette Di Patate; crispy and cheesy potato dumplings served in a rose sauce. They were promising, although presentation left something to be desired. As for the mains, we ordered 3 pizzas to share; the Tartufo, the Canadian,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
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?