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Johnny Farina Restaurant

) #22 of 2,200 Restaurants in Ottawa €€ - €€€ Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
216 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L6, Canada
+1 613-565-5155
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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216 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L6, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

My last visit, I've been a couple of times now, was not great due to the poor service that we had to suffer through. We recommended it to friends to meet for dinner because we had a good experience the previous time but I would...More

Thank Christine A
Reviewed 6 days ago

The desk clerks at the Marriott recommended this place, which was about three blocks away. Our server, Zak, took great care of us, and we thought the salad and pasta we ordered were delicious. We just wish we had not been placed in the last...More

1  Thank Yoanie
Reviewed 1 week ago

After touring all-day in Ottawa, we went for dinner at Johnny Farina on Elgin Street. Luckily on Senator's game night, we did not need any reservations, we were greeted and served by friendly and attentive staff. Great Italian food and lively atmosphere.

1  Thank Family_Traveller65
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great ambiance, great service. You can tell a place is great when you can see that the staff love being there. Ask for Ahmed the A-man for the absolute best service!

1  Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are some places that have great food, and there are others that have great service. Johnny Farina has both! From the moment we were greeted at the door to when we were thanked as we left, the staff of Johnny Farina was exceptional. Our...More

1  Thank Terry J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us went for dinner one evening before a Senators game. I do not know if that was why it was noisy or if it is always noisy. I did make a reservation and the restaurant was pretty much full. They were out of...More

1  Thank Susan7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended and did not disappoint. Our server, Leanna, was most gracious, friendly and attentive. The meals were well presented, hot and very tasty. The restaurant decor was modern and warm, with the opportunity for patio dining.

1  Thank Elaine V
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we travel I gravitate to Italian Places, I had the Rigatoni with Spicy Sausage Ragu sauce. It was to die for. I was corrected, it's not Authentic, but more Nouveau. Whatever it is, it was great. I ate there twice in the four days,...More

1  Thank Candyman2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The high rating should be kept in context. This is an upscale pizza place, not to be confused with high class dining rooms where you would go for a first date or a tenth anniversary. Arrived with a group of about twenty on a Saturday...More

2  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pizza was amazing. Cannoli's for desert were to die for. Great service as well. Would go back again.

2  Thank MikeFawcett
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are or can there be vegan options
22 November 2016|
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Response from lencobb | Reviewed this property |
yes there are.
Do you offer any gluten free pasta or pizza crust?
25 February 2015|
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Do you offer any gluten free pasta or pizza crust?
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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, 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: +1 613-565-5155
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