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Johnny Farina Restaurant

216 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L6, Canada
+1 613-565-5155
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“johnny farina” (48 reviews)
“pasta” (92 reviews)
“tiramisu” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
216 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L6, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Ottawa with co-workers on business we ate at Johnny Farina. I am glad we did. We arrived without a reservation and waited only 5 min. to be seated. The restaurant was very busy on a very warm, Tuesday night. Our server was very...More

Thank FamilyTraveller13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate at Johnny Farina recently for a family function. This is probably my 5th visit to this restaurant over the years and I have never been satisfied with the establishment. The food is bland and unoriginal, the service is average. I can say that...More

1  Thank Terri O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time we've been to this restaurant and both time have been great. My favourite pasta dish is their Linguini Pescatore in a white wine sauce with scallops, mussels, shrimp and clams. The service was friendly and fast. The restaurant looked warm...More

1  Thank questoria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps not Ottawa's absolute best Italian restaurant but definitely one of my favourites. High marks all around- food, service and an upscale decor. I recently organized a special night out for my spouse and a free dessert was sent over. Thank you.

Thank Neil38
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are in Ottawa for the Army Run. Chose the place based on TA reviews. Didn't reserve, however arrived on a Friday evening just after 7pm and we were seated immediately in the bar area. Great wait staff, friendly, attentive and accurate. We split the...More

Thank Easyville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Johnny Farina has good food. The reason I rate it as average is because I don't see it as good value for money as prices for pasta and deserts are high. Also options and selections for kids are limited. While I know this isn't their...More

Thank kidtripping
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal here - husband particularly liked the Kicherippi dark ale & is disappointed it is so local and not available anywhere else! I had lovely pasta he had pizza he said was excellent but a bit bready. (We tend to prefer thinner,...More

Thank Kate F
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Welcoming and friendly. Not a huge menu, but sufficient choice. Well cooked food and Pizza. Nice staff, interesting and efficient. In this era of political correctness is there a need for short dresses and buxom tops? It is sexist and unnecessary. If I go to...More

Thank gastronaut_11
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Great restaurant with good pasta. I had rigatoni with spicy hot sausage sauce, this was the best plate out of the four we bought. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank nati0nals2017
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Good Italian food with lovely decor and good service. Outdoor patio available which makes a nice option in the summer. Salad very tasty with a good choice.

Thank Carrie M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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