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Johnny Farina Restaurant

#23 of 2,182 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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216 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L6, Canada
16:00 - 22:00
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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London, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family of four ordered pasta dishes and we were all very happy with them. The pesto was delicious (primavera tagliatelli) and the Johhny Farina pasta with the asiago cream sauce. We like good pasta and we weren't disappointed. We liked the interior of the restaurant too. Service was great!

Thank Andrea J
Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was in Ottawa for a quick overnight trip and met with a past Colleague for dinner. We walked up the street from my hotel and found Johnny Farina. Menu looked good and so in we went. Our greeting was very pleasant and we were just ahead of the rush. Very interesting atmosphere and very pleasant at that. We were on... More 

Thank kengra
Paris, France
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Oven cooked pizza, really good food. We went on a Saturday night in Winterlude, so there was a line up at the door, but you just have to inside place your name on the list, and if you are only 2 people, it should be easy to get a table. We waited only 15 minutes. Then the order came really... More 

Thank Floriane V
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

food was delicious. service was quick and pleasant. I would go back and recommend to others. we had the meatballs to start. they were simple but amazing.

Thank gorf80
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Johnny Farina's had a great selection of wines and the food was amazing. We ate at the bar and the service was great. The gnocchi was among the best I've ever had. We loved the vibe of the restaurant as well as the food and drink options.

Thank Marty D
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting from out of town our family of 5 went back and had a great visit again! So much so that in our 4 day trip, we ate dinner here twice! It was busy on Friday night, but a quick call ahead saved us a long wait for a table. The second time was on Sunday night and wasn't nearly... More 

Thank P T
Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with my wife and sister and her family. We all had something different and all was good. Service was great waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Joevinny
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Johnny Farina's the opening weekend of Winterlude (I admit, forgot it was Winterlude and what that would mean for downtown parking...). I had made a reservation a few weeks earlier and our table --- by the window (yeah!) was waiting for us when we arrived. We were two couples who were looking to enjoy a relaxing, catch-up... More 

Thank Cindy D
Montreal, Canada
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248 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Johnny Farina restaurant in Ottawa with a few colleagues of mine. I enjoyed the food and he atmosphere although the service was a little slow. They serve big portions at a reasonable price. Great value.

Thank 333FrequentTraveller
Nic S, General Manager at Johnny Farina Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, I am really glad to hear you enjoyed yourself but sorry about the service being a little slow. We do tend to get quite busy at lunches and when there is a big NAC show on. If your every on a time constraint feel free to let us know and we are more then happy to accommodate. More 

Oromocto, Canada
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in over lunch with a larger group and with this place being rather big they were able to accommodate us. Ordered the pizza and they have a large selection on the menu, all are cooked in a brick oven and was rather tasty. The service was quick, the waitress was very helpful in recommending and asking what we... More 

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

Hey Claude, I am really glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. The woodfire oven does make a big difference to that taste of a pizza for sure. Next time you should try our homemade pasta. Mama Maria is in everyday making it fresh. 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, 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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: 16135655155

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