We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Italian cuisine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Farina Ristorante - Inside Best Western

Farina Ristorante - Inside Best Western
700 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2G4, Canada
705-474-5800
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #14 of 143 Restaurants in North Bay
Price range: $5 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
North Bay, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Italian cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Farina Ristorante had been recommended by several people of different age groups. Decor was tasteful, service excellent, & cost very reasonable. ALL the food was exquisite, there were original items on menu and lovely presentation.
We went for our 41st anniversary & enjoyed the intimate atmosphere. We are already planning a return gastronomic experience.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kyle K, Manager at Farina Ristorante - Inside Best Western, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Hello mijolebel

Thank you for your review. Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for choosing Farina. We hope to see you again soon.

Thanks from the Farina Team.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

76 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    35
    32
    6
    0
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Canada
Top Contributor
287 reviews 287 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“Great Italian food and reasonable Prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We were staying nearby and didn't even realise there was a restaurant here until we read about it on Tripadvisor. It was very nice inside, homey and warm with lots of nooks for privacy. The menu is not too long, which is good. I had the MUSHROOM AND CHILI CARBONARA, which was delicious, everything was cooked perfectly and it was a large portion. My wife had the MUSHROOM AND RICOTTA RAVIOLI which was also excellent. We also received a starter of bread and olives which was free and very nice. The wine list is short, but we had a bottle of Red which was perfect. They should advertise more and get a bigger sign. Food was great and prices were very reasonable especially considering it's in a hotel. We'll go back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kyle K, Manager at Farina Ristorante - Inside Best Western, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Hello CanadaMoi

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Farina. Thank you for insight on advertising and signage.

We hope to see you again,

Thanks from the Farina Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Guelph, Canada
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Quick lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Had a quick lunch while using the hotel for a business meeting. The food was good, served promptly by a friendly server. I see why its ratings are generally positive.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kyle K, Manager at Farina Ristorante - Inside Best Western, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
BillfromGuelph

Thank you for your review of Farina. We look forward to serving you in the future.

Thanks from the Farina Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Cozy atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Very good service. Had chicken parmagiana, good but not special. Nice and small. A bit tough to find in conference area of the hotel

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kyle K, Manager at Farina Ristorante - Inside Best Western, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Hello 466Richard789466,

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your service and the atmosphere in Farina. We will make an effort to have farina easier to find for future guest, thank you for the insight.

Thanks from the Farina team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ontario
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best Italian Food in the Bay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Just happened to try Farina because it was our anniversary. What a good choice! No pizza a la East Side Mario's in this place. Wasn't sure if we needed reservations as it was a Wed. night but it was full. The menu was simple and interesting. Along with the warm bread board, with olive oil, balsamic and a dish of olives, we started with the mussels. Although they were small, there were so many, we could have shared. The best part was the resulting liquid at the bottom. It could be sold on its own. Delicious! We ordered the sausage penne & peppers and penne caprese. Both were large servings and the freshness of the basil and chunky sauce was top notch. Definitely had to take home almost half. My Penne Caprese was $12.00. Can't do much better than that. Our waitress Kirsten was friendly and efficient. Can't wait to go back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kyle K, Manager at Farina Ristorante - Inside Best Western, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Hello northofTO,

We happy to hear you chose us for your anniversary. We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again.

Thanks from the Farina team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Farina Ristorante - Inside Best Western also viewed

North Bay, Northeastern Ontario
North Bay, Northeastern Ontario
 
North Bay, Northeastern Ontario
North Bay, Northeastern Ontario
 

Been to Farina Ristorante - Inside Best Western? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Farina Ristorante - Inside Best Western, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.