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“Good atmosphere and Gluten-free Pizza!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Johnny Farina Restaurant

Johnny Farina Restaurant
216 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(613) 565-5155
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Ranked #180 of 2,142 restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Bowmanville, Canada
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“Good atmosphere and Gluten-free Pizza!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Lively atmosphere (yes, a tad noisy) and a fun evening. I appreciate that they offer a gluten-free pizza crust and they take care to bake it on an aluminum pan so it does not touch the other pizza crust. Very tasty!
It's a busy place with a long line-up at the door, so I was happy we had reservations. Waiters are very friendly.
Would love if they also served a gluten-free pasta!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Peterborough, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We usually eat here when we are in Ottawa. A little noisy, if you are looking for a quiet romantic place, this ain't it. But plenty of atmosphere and busy. Food is fresh, served hot and a good selection of pastas and pizzas. One of our party ordered something she regretted (had veal in it and she did not read the menu closely enough). The server replaced it promptly with no difficulty or question. Good choice if you are looking for Italian.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Party of 6 booked here for an early evening dinner before going to see a show. Have been here a few times and other than being a little too noisy at times it's always been a good experience .
We ordered a few pizzas the Lamb shank, my fellow diner ordered the Blackened chicken because he wanted to taste it for real...not the cremated offerings his wife have him recently( his words not mine!). Anyhow, all the food was excellent, well cooked and served up in good time. The waitress seemed to have a lot of tables to manage which I think could be improved maybe at peak dining times. Maybe another waitress, I'm no expert but she just looked like she was run ragged. Her service to us was very good however. I would advise making a reservation as the premise does fill up quickly. A good time had by all, we will be back again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Winnipeg
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We had the bacon and scallop pizza. It was amazing ! Definitely recommend Had shrimp florentine appetizers which was also very good. 10/10

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Comfortable if a bit Noisy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This is a relatively large pizza/pasta restaurant situated close to the Parliament Hill tourist area. It does not pretend to be anything except an honest Pizza/pasta place.

The Pizza were certainly tasty and large enough to be shared by two. The service was very friendly and attentive. There was no suggestion that you were being pushed out to vacate space for other diners. We were left alone to eat and finish in our own time.

Not very expensive with a large pizza being only CAN $16.

Quite a comfortable place for a lay back meal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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