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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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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/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Large groups
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
delish

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Bernadette L
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North Bay, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

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
45 helpful votes 45 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
238 reviews 238 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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
73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?