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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 #13 of 142 Restaurants in North Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $22
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
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English first
North Bay, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

stuck in hotel, ran out of food on my 4th day at work (empty cooler, empty belly) so decided to go to Farinas in the Best Western. Been here once before and it was really good, but thought after this great meal i should write a deserving review! I had the fig and goat cheese salad - nice fresh greens,... More 

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North Bay, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Three other ladies and I go to Farina's on a regular basis and we find the Italian food to be the best in the city.

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North Bay, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed the night after a wedding held in the hotel. Service was not good. Order was incorrect. We were not advised of shortage of bread requested - was just replaced with what They wanted us to have; and we were told, "we were out" after it was replaced. we got up to refill our own coffee, as no one... More 

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Boston, Ma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Do make a reservation on weekends though, it does get busy. Staff very accommodating, just the right level of attention. Large salads and pasta dishes, good reasonably priced wine list. Jana was our server and she was very good. Just passing through but if I lived in North Bay I would go here when the urge for Italian struck.

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London, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were travelling for business and staying at the Best Western so we decided to try the restaurant here. I got the Arancini to start and the 4 Cheese Capelletti both were very good... my mom got calamari which was better than the Arancini. We will probably be returning.

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Ottawa, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Additional Information about Farina Ristorante - Inside Best Western

Address: 700 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2G4, Canada
Phone Number: 705-474-5800
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  North Bay
Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
Cuisine: Italian

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