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Farina Ristorante - Inside BEST WESTERN

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700 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2G4, Canada
+1 705-474-5800
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 13
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really good food

I'm always hesitant about restaurants in hotels. But didn't have to be with this one. I've been to Farina twice and it has been very good both times. Tasty pasta, nice service. Will return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Janetonholiday
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Oakville, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was way overpriced for the quality of the food. The service was very slow and poor for a restaurant that only had a couple of customers but hey what do you expect from a hotel restaurant.

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Thank Len S
Ashley B, Manager at Farina Ristorante - Inside BEST WESTERN, responded to this review

Good Morning Len S, On behalf of my entire team I would like to send our deepest apologies for your experience in our restaurant. Our team prides itself on quality food and service. We are sorry we let you down! If you would like to talk about it in detail with me I am always available. Sincerely Ashley Bastien Food... More 

Oakville, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I'm always hesitant about restaurants in hotels. But didn't have to be with this one. I've been to Farina twice and it has been very good both times. Tasty pasta, nice service. Will return.

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Thank Janetonholiday
Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The food is NOT authentic Italian cuisine. It's all frozen garbage that's reheated and served luke warm. There is NO ambiance and the restaurant is extremely dated. I don't recommend anything.

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1 Thank Tdotlyndahica
North Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

If you don't order the mushroom ravioli, you've made a terrible mistake. I've tried half a dozen other dishes, and they're great, but the mushroom ravioli is above-and-beyond. I'm also particularly fond of the aranchini as an appetizer.

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Thank SeanFeretycki
Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Possibly the only good recommendation I can give to this hotel is the Farina Ristorante. Four of us had two antipasto plates and different pasta meals. ALL without exception were beautifully presented and Oh my delicious. Kudos

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Thank Karen H
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Never disappointing, the flavors of Italy are alive and well. Entrees are well presented and a great variety. Deserts are indicative of a well planned experience.

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Thank Jim M
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Well this time I was impressed. It was a Friday night, staff were friendly, helpful and prompt. The food and wine were both excellent. Personally I had the special/feature of penne and bacon with a cream sauce, another person had the same but being lactose intolerant with a marinara sauce. Both ladies had the pickerel and it was delicious.(had to... More 

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Thank 49randyt
Ashley B, Manager at Farina Ristorante - Inside BEST WESTERN, responded to this review

Wow...Thank you for giving us a second chance. I am pleased to hear that you had a better experience this time around, and hopefully we can continue to reach our and your goal of a Great dinning experience. More 

Innisfil, Canada
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Our server (Tammy) was very friendly, courteous and helpful. We ordered a BLT Panini to share. At first bite I thought it tasted great but I got quickly grossed out after that so we didn't finish our meal. Our friend had ordered a burger which looked really great - he said it tasted great too. Made from fresh home-made meat.... More 

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Thank Mizz-Andry
Central Ontario
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Had a meeting in the Best Western hotel where Farina is located so went here for lunch. The choices were many and all looked very appealing. I had the Parm Panina - i.e. Chicken Parmesan in a Panina with a side house salad. Salad was fresh and not just your typical iceburg lettuce...homemade italian dressing was light and flavorful. The... More 

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Thank Forestree
North Bay, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My friend told me about this place. I had never heard of it. We went there for a double date... twice. The food was excellent both times. I was really impressed with the exotic look of the squid ink Lobster ravioli. It was a pretty presentation. We also had the cheese platter which was also very good. I do plan... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2G4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  North Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 705-474-5800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 18
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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