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337 Banff Ave. (In the Ptarmigan Inn), Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada
403-762-3667
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Meatball Pizza & Pasta delivers the fun experience that dining should...
The Meatball Pizza & Pasta delivers the fun experience that dining should be. The restaurant offers great Italian inspired food, attentive servers and moderate prices coupled with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Our open kitchen prepares flavourful pasta dishes, stone-hearth oven thin crust pizzas, tantalizing meat and vegetarian entrees and a variety of house made appetizers and delicious desserts!
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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good thing it wasn't busy

Average pricing for average food and small portions. $16 for a 12" thin crust pizza and $16 for a 2 layer lasagna in an 8" shallow bowl. Waitress was less than attentive considering there was only one other could dining

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
bananachiki17
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Edmonton, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Average pricing for average food and small portions. $16 for a 12" thin crust pizza and $16 for a 2 layer lasagna in an 8" shallow bowl. Waitress was less than attentive considering there was only one other could dining

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We don't usually eat at the hotel where we're are staying as we like to venture out, but after a long day we decided to eat here. The staff were friendly and the food was good.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went here three times while staying at the hotel and really enjoyed it - the service was always great, very attentive, friendly staff. One even agreed to make me a drink that wasn't on the menu after I told him what was in it and it was very tasty. The appetizers are really delicious. Loved the meatball trio and... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went with a large group of 20. Cons: - Lousy service: amateur, disorganized, long wait time, no water refills. - Food quality was hit and miss: -- horrible meatballs -- stale, dry bread -- eggplant Parmesan wasn't very good Pros: - Nice relaxed atmosphere - Grilled Salmon was delicious - Reasonable prices

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

The spaghetti and meat balls were horrible. Meat balls very not freshly made, tough and dry. Tuscany rib eye was edible but of very poor quality. Very thin steak with gristle and ligaments.

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Calgary
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Since I love my carbs wanted to finally try The Meatball Pizza and Pasta at the Ptarmigan Inn in Banff. Unfortunately. only the lounge was open for lunch and we had other plans for dinner.. The restaurant only opens for supper. The bartender-server was very nice to all the customers - great guy - he even suggested the fish and... More 

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Bowie
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Pizza looked great when served but was way over-cooked and the crust was so tough we couldn't cut or chew it. Terrible pizza for a pizza place.....big disappointment!

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London
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26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Fresh home cooked food, lovely atmosphere. We sat in the bar nice informal feel. Great value. Good beers.

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Minden, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Tried the meatball appy...4 teensy tiny meatballs definitely not worth the ten bucks charged. Then came the worst pizza we have ever tried (and we are pizza lovers). The crust was as tough as shoe leather, the toppings were meh, it tasted like it was 3 days old and reheated. The waitress constantly said she was sorry over and over... More 

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Picked this place totally by chance. We were starving and looking for a thin crust veggie pizza. This had a thin crust and fresh veggies with feta cheese. Yummy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 337 Banff Ave. (In the Ptarmigan Inn), Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: 403-762-3667

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

The Meatball Pizza & Pasta delivers the fun experience that dining should be. The restaurant offers great Italian inspired food, attentive servers and moderate prices coupled with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Our open kitchen prepares flavourful pasta dishes, stone-hearth oven thin crust pizzas, tantalizing meat and vegetarian entrees and a variety of house made appetizers and delicious desserts!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?