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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
Good for:
Large groups

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Farinas FTW

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Fran T
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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Northeastern Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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North Bay, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to Farina several times. It has a lovely ambiance, quiet, clean. The food is very good. Sizable portions. The food could rival any Italian home cooked meal. I find the pricing very reasonable for the quality & portion sizes. I would recommend this eatery in the top five in North Bay.

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North Bay
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67 reviews 67 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I've only been to Farina's a few times but I've been thoroughly impressed each time. Not being a huge fan of pasta I tend to only go to good pasta places a few times a year and Farina is one of those places. I highly recommend the mushroom pasta - it's delicious.

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North Bay, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is delish! I have been numerous times for lunch on business and always have a great meal. When I went with my family, my 3 year old was well taken care of.

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Ashley B, Manager at Farina Ristorante - Inside Best Western, responded to this review

Hello Bernadette, Thank you from our team here at Farina Restaurant. It is good to hear when we are doing something right. We appreciate your continued patronage. More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We came to North Bay for a surprise birthday party and stayed at the Best Western Conference Center. Above all they accommodated our dog the rooms are immaculate and we were not put in a room that was run down as we have come across in the past. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who has a pet.

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North Bay, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We attended one of the hotels large corporate Christmas Parties, and the food for that, as well as all service was excellent! The next morning we met with some of our friends who stayed the night and had breakfast. It was great. Aline's service was excellent. Everyone's meal came out exactly as ordered and we were a table of 8.

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Toronto, Canada
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257 reviews 257 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I came here for dinner after a day-long conference, where the food offered was pretty good -- an encouraging sign. There are lots of nice things to say. Great offering of unique olives put on the table, which sure wake up the taste buds and make you feel welcomed -- surely a high priority in the hospitality business. I also... More 

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Ashley B, Manager at Farina Ristorante - Inside Best Western, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent comments on our little taste of Italy, I would like to let you know that I will talk with the Higher ups and bring them your concerns. We will then take all the necessary steps to make every costumer happy with there decision to eat at Farinas. More 

Montreal
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I had dinner here once while staying at the hotel, when colleagues were late arriving and I found myself on my own. I ordered onion soup to start, which was OK but nothing special (probably microwaved?) and spaghetti and meatballs (both good and plentiful). A glass of pinot noir was indifferent. The highlight of the meal was the small but... More 

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Ashley B, Manager at Farina Ristorante - Inside Best Western, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review on our Farinas Restaurant inside the Best Western, Your comments have been Taken into affect and every step will be taken to make sure our guest recive the highest quality in food and service! More 

North Bay, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Have been several times, generally for lunches and celebratory dinners. Manicotti, ravioli and lasagna were impressive. Even the humble gnocchi was delish. Personal fave is the fettuccini with mushrooms, chili oil and prosciutto. The also supply Calibrese olives and fresh bread with olive oil and balsamic to start. The bruschetta was the best I've had in the city! Definitely going... 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 5 - 20
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?