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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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Today
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Very Accomodating

The restaurant agreed to serve our large group dinner after closing hours. The tables were set up in the bar and the full menu was available to us. We never felt rushed. We have been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. The food and service have been excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Dodey1951
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had relatives from out of town wanting to go somewhere different so we heard good things and thought we would try Farina. Garlic bread was great but the pasta dish really let us down. We all had pasta of one sort or another and none were as impressive as our own homemade pasta sauce it lacked depth in flavour no... More 

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

Hello 49randyt, Thank you for your review, I will address the kitchen on your behalf. Hopefully if you choose to come back we will have rectified the issue. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant agreed to serve our large group dinner after closing hours. The tables were set up in the bar and the full menu was available to us. We never felt rushed. We have been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. The food and service have been excellent.

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

Hello Dodey1951, Thank you so much for your very positive review, It was our pleasure! More 

North Bay, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The steak was great, but the veggies were very overdone. Considering I did not order a starch, I would figure the veggies would not be a "whatever" on my plate. However, my friends loved the pasta dishes. If you want fresh pasta, this is a great place.

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

Hello Allison, Thank you for your recent review on Farina Restaurant, I will address the Chef and his team about the vegetable issue! I am glad that you and your friends loved the steak and pasta. Thank you again g\for recommending our little taste of Italy!! More 

North Bay, Canada
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Decent pasta for a fair price. Set within a local hotel, the ambiance is less than desired, but food is ok. Would return for a plate of pasta now and then.

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

Hello BKal50, Thank you for your review on our little taste of Italy, I just wanted to let you know that we are in the works to get some major renovations done this year, so hopefully we see you back after our new look takes place!! More 

Minden ON
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A group of eight of us were staying at the Best Western, and thought that we'd check out the on-site restaurant for dinner because we were all tired and didn't feel like going out again. Restaurants located in Hotels are usually mediocre at best, right ? Not this place. Our waitress Tammy was excellent, and made some helpful menu suggestions.... More 

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

Hello Mike D, All I can say is WOW!!! Thank you so much from all the of us at Farinas!! I will let Tammy know about your fantastic experience with our little taste of Italy! More 

Timmonsville, South Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The food was very good. However, the table we had was in full view of the numerous guests for special events passing by in the hall and did not feel very private. Make sure you reserve a side table.

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

Thank You Annonyrot for your recent review on our little taste of Italy, sorry to hear that your experience wasn't a great one. With our Banquet halls so close to the entrance of the restaurant we seem to have a lot of traffic. I will take your comments into consideration when we do our renovations in the next few months! More 

North Bay, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Food is really good, but you have to wait quite a long time. Prices are a little high but fair for the portion size. Wait staff is courteous, but again you have to wait quite a while for your food to be served.

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

Hello Andie, Thank you for your recent review of Farina's. I will address the service speed and make the necessary changes to ensure that your next visit will be outstanding. Thank you again for choosing Farina to dine. More 

North Bay, Canada
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Farina's have good meals especially for supper or lunch. Good menu and broad selection Good quality food.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review on Farina. We hope to see you back real soon More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I've eaten at Farinas at least a dozen times over the last few years and it never fails to amaze. I usually make reservations but there's almost always a few tables available. The one time we had to wait for a table wasn't more than 15 minutes. The menu has something for everyone. Simple steak, chicken and seafood dishes combined... More 

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

Hello Fran, Thank you so much for your recent review on our little taste of Italy. It makes us smile to know that we are doing something right. More 

Northeastern Ontario, Canada
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great value for your dollar, room sevice menu is very vast with great selections, food arrives very hot with all the trimmings! All meals ordered and appetizers were all very generously portioned! I do not hesitate to recommend this restaurant as they make excellent steaks, chicken Parmesan, pastas, salads and more. Usually I find room service does not do good... More 

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

WOW!!!! Thank you so much for your very kind words, It warms our hearts to make someone smile. More 

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Additional Information about Farina Ristorante - Inside BEST WESTERN

Address: 700 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2G4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-474-5800
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  North Bay
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 19
Cuisine: Italian

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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 5 - 19
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?