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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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Hours:
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 54
    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
Quick, friendly service

I was at the Meatball with a large party (there were 8 of us) and we were quickly sat and served. The food was good and the prices were fair. I tried the lamb and it was a little fatty for my liking but good overall.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Shaylene C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I was at the Meatball with a large party (there were 8 of us) and we were quickly sat and served. The food was good and the prices were fair. I tried the lamb and it was a little fatty for my liking but good overall.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had pizza and appys and the food was good and the service was great from the male waiter...not busy when we came in...desserts were tasty

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Stafford, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Great breakfast that comes with the room. A full spread. Definitely recommend this hotel and the restaurant.

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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 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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?