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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 #10 of 143 Restaurants in North Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $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
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
2 reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Georgina, 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
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
24 helpful votes 24 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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