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Lago Italian Restaurant

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111 Lake Louise Drive | In Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
+1 403-522-1601
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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ate as part of our meal plan. The food was better than the Poppy Brassiere and the service was so so. One of the customers fainted behind me and no one, besides myself and my wife, noticed and we managed to return her to her table to recuperate. Food was great and we had a bit of excitement.

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Thank savuka1958
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101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By the time we added the tip and had wine, the bill came to almost $350.00. We had a wonderful evening and the food was excellent. Is any meal worth that much money? I am not sure. We did take the unfinished wine up to our room and finish it at another meal.

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Thank I13JAmarym
FCLL, On behalf of the Lago Italian Kitchen team at Lago Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear I13JAmarym, Thank you for taking the time to review Lago and thank you for choosing to dine with us. We are glad that you had an enjoyable evening while dining with us and that you enjoyed the food & service so much. We strive to provide the best experience to our guests and we are glad that the food... More 

Fernandina Beach, FL
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224 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expecting good Italian food, but very disappointing. Had the Veal which was 2 thin pieces slightly overcooked and the sauce was not good at all. Salad bar of appetizers was poor. Dessert of Chocolate Milanese was small piece and not very good. No bread was served to our table until we asked for it finally near end of meal. If... More 

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Thank married96
FCLL, On behalf of the Food & Beverage Management team at Lago Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear married96, Thank you for taking the time to review Lago Italian Kitchen. We review all comments both positive and constructive. We were disappointed to read about your experience while dining with us on your most recent visit to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise especially the food quality and service. We strive to provide the highest quality food and service that... More 

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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent meal. There is a starter buffet or you can select from the menu. Choose the Sicilian meat balls. Very tasty! Big portion. For main had the braised shank of veal which was cooked really well and so tender the meat was falling off the bone. Again a big portion. Didn't have dessert as too full. Exceptionally good service from... More 

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Thank Trehwfa38
FCLL, On behalf of Lago Italian Kitchen team at Lago Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Trehwfa38, Thank you for taking the time to review Lago. Our Antipasti Buffet had a wide variety of items for you to choose from. Choose 1-2 items or try them all! The meat balls are very tasty and we are glad you enjoyed them so much. The Osso Bucco is one of our more popular items and now you... More 

San Diego
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on Rocky Mountaineer journey and booked dinner at Lago with our meal plan. We ordered lasagna and the clams over linguini dinners. The lasagna was boring and not tasty at all and some of the clams were not done. We didn't complain as it had been a very long day on the train but we don't recommend Lago.... More 

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Thank SanDiegoNate
FCLL, On behalf of the Lago team at Lago Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear SanDiegoNate03, Thank you for taking the time to review Lago Italian Kitchen. We review all comments both positive and constructive. We apologize that the food you ordered was not up to standard. We have passed along your comments to our culinary team for review. We apologize that this put a damper on your experience here at the Fairmont Chateau... More 

Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's no view of Lake Louise but the mountain views are gorgeous. Antipasti buffet reminded us of a traditional trattoria. Don't miss either the osso buco or the braised beef short ribs

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Thank Kent B
FCLL, On behalf of the Lago team at Lago Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kent B, Thank you for taking the time to review Lago Italian Kitchen. You are correct, we do not have a direct view of Lake Louise but have a great view of Mount Fairview and surrounding mountains. We are glad that you enjoyed the antipasti buffet! It is an experience in itself! Thank you again, we are glad you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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127 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the pick of the restaurants at the Fairmont Lake Louise for us. Excellent Italian food, in a lovely environment and with staff who were friendly and helpful. The cracked pepper grinders are a site to behold, being larger than the people serving, but made for part of the fun of this place.

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Thank Warren B
FCLL, On behalf of the Lago team at Lago Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Warren B, Thank you for taking the time to review Lago Italian Kitchen. We are pleased that you chose to dine with us on your most recent visit to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and glad that you had an enjoyable dining experience. Our giant pepper mills are definitely a sight to see and make for a more fun... More 

Tupelo Ms
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard good reviews and in previous travel to the area we were unable to secure reservations. I made reservations 6 days in advance, requesting 7:30 for 4 people. Only 8:00 was available which we accepted. The restaurant was less than half full when we arrived. Our server was prompt to take our order. We had an appetizer of... More 

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Thank Tupelohonee
FCLL, On behalf of the Lago team at Lago Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Tupelohonee, Thank you for taking the time to review Lago Italian Kitchen. We do recommend making reservations in as far advance as possible, sometimes up to 3 weeks prior to arrival so you have a better chance at the dining time you want during peak periods. We are glad that the service was up to standard and your order... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I was really excited for an Italian night, and this was good, but not great (especially for the money). We enjoyed the atmosphere and service and the pizza was excellent. The wine was also a nice surprise (good Chianti for a good price).

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Thank StaceyHKC
FCLL, On behalf of the Lago Italian Kitchen team at Lago Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear StaceyHKC, Thank you for taking the time to review Lago. We are disappointed to read that you had good, not great dining experience during your most recent visit to our restaurant and that you found it to be expensive for the quality received. We are glad that you found a good wine to go with your meal for a... More 

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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Nice place. very broad and reasonably priced wine list (considering the location). a banfi rose (or was it a grigio?) was a pleasant surprise. food was good. we mixed an appetizer with a side of brocollini as a starter and then had the cod and a pizza. good value for money. and good food. liked it a lot - probably... More 

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Thank abearfellow
FCLL, On behalf of the Lago Italian Kitchen team at Lago Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear abearfellow, Thank you for taking the time to review Lago. We are glad that you enjoyed your appetizers, cod and pizza during your most recent visit to our restaurant and glad that you felt the value for price paid. We are glad that you will visit us again when you return to Lake Louise! Thank you again and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $31
Cuisine
Italian, International, Healthy
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Lake Louise Drive | In Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise
  • Phone Number: +1 403-522-1601
Description
Every meal is a celebration of modern Italian cuisine at Lago Italian Kitchen! The diverse regional flavours of Italy are showcased from Lago's open concept kitchen with authentic multi-course meals that capture the true essence of Italian cuisine. Join us for a true Italian food sharing experience!

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