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Farina Ristorante - Inside Best Western

700 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2G4, Canada
705-474-5800
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Ranked #7 of 143 restaurants in North Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We ate twice here during our hotel stay, once for supper and then for breakfast. The food was just fantastic, especially the supper. Our servers were pleasant but it definitely seemed like they were short handed. Another server and busboy seemed needed to keep up with the demand.

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Ottawa, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I dropped in to this restaurant after along day of driving, not expecting more than a hot meal and a beer. I was delighted to find an imaginative menu, a fine wine list, good execution by the kitchen and friendly service. Save room for dessert. Breakfast the next morning was hot, quick and delicious.

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Sooke, Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Traditional food, if staying at the hotel not really any other choice unless willing to drive. Fortunately my D and I were quite satisfied with our choices. She had gnocchi which she claimed was delicious - not heavy as often happens. The sauce managed to not overwhelm the gnocchi. Large portion meant leftovers. My salad with figs, goat cheese and... More

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North Bay
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I've been wanting to try this place for a year now and finally, happily got the chance. I found the décor borderline cheesy but it did suggest Italy and it was sooooo nice to dine out without big TV's everywhere and no loud music. The atmosphere is calm and sophisticated and makes you feel like your having an evening out.... More

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North Bay, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Met here for a Birthday party, the service and food as excellent. They even provided a scaled down menu to allow all the food to arrive quickly and together for a group of about 20.

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ontario
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95 reviews 95 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We could have easily shared a meal and are glad we took our server's advice and ordered a half size salad.The Caesar Salad was very good, also the cappelletti and the Chicken Parmesan. Service was a little slow, but not too bad. Decor is a little cheesy and dated. $50 for two including salad, and a beer. Recommend.

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Toronto
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Every meal we had here was delicious and the portions perfect. We especially loved our dinner of scallops and pasta - delicious!

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South Porcupine, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We visit family 4-5 times a year in North Bay. We always make sure we include a dinner at Farina's. The atmosphere is very nice, quiet and relaxing. The food is always great and well presented and the service is second to none. Great place to celebrate a special occasion with that special person(s). A definite must!

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North Bay, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a wonderful little restaurant. The food is excellent and served hot. Reservations are recommended as it is a small place. When it's busy the service suffers but when it's not the service is wonderful. Definitely recommend for those special occasions.

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Powassan, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have ate at Farina's three times now with girlfriends, and it is so delicious it keeps us coming back for more. The Mushroom Ravioli is especially good and I would highly recommend trying it. Service is very good, and price is very reasonable.

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