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“Very pleasant evening with superb food”
Review of La Terrazza

La Terrazza
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Ranked #17 of 145 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $34
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wolf St
Description: The Terrace is excited and proud to present it's transformation into La Terrazza. Our new menu offers freshly prepared authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of downtown Banff.
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53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very pleasant evening with superb food”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

My friend and I had a night out in Banff and chose this Restaurant based on the reviews here. The ambient was pleasant, very greenhouse like if you're into plants. The view of the mountains during dusk was very nice as well. The cocktails were excellent, surprised they had a basil option for a mojito, but I had the standard mint one.
We had two appetizers to share, the Terrace Salad and the Maple Smoked Duck Breast. Both were very good, I was intrigued about the "pickled wild mushrooms" in the salad which did not fail to impress, and the most amazing flavours busted out of the obviously in house smoked Duck Breast.
For our mains we had the Duo of Veal and the AAA New York. The tenderness of the Veal was amazing, literally you could cut it with a fork, and the mascarpone polenta with the Brussels sprouts were remarkable, what took the surprise factor prize out of that dish was the smoked tomato, a very impressive flavour combination of a poached like skinless tomato with a strong smoke flavour. Superb.
The service was good, nothing to write home about but nothing wrong with it either. Prices were ok, average of $12 for the appetizers and $34 for the mains. The wine pairings were stop on!
The surprise of the night was that my valet parking was free and they washed my car.. sweet! I, of course, left a pretty hefty "tip"

  • Visited March 2013
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4 Thank Calyponte
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great dining in so so hotel”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Dined here with my family during our visit to Banff Springs. Chose it based on reviews. Were not disappointed. Highly recommend the warm Fennel and Beet salad. It was wonderful. Our table also loved the Terrace Salad, King salmon and especially the elk tenderloin.
Our server was okay, one dish was ordered with sauce on the side but it did not come that way.
The restaurant is not fancy, and the Hotel it is in has a busy lobby. Restrooms for the restaurant are in the lobby and with so many people coming thru, it needed attention. Great food, but don't expect a romantic or quiet venue.

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank MrsGTravel
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Austin, Texas
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“The other guys are right, fab cocktails and tasty comfort food”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Aussie cocktail maker was very good. The Lychee Caprioska was wonderful, especially to watch being made. My Gin Martini with Botanist Gin was very good too. The service from Sarah was impeccable, although the restaurant was empty, so we couldn't judge what they are like under pressure. The food was perfectly cooked and customised cooking requests were accommodated. A classy restaurant with great staff and food. Wines reasonably priced compared to the other 5 dot places in Banff.

  • Visited March 2013
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6 Thank Emendyenne
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Calgary, Canada
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Most enjoyable experience”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Last night I dined in the dining room at the Banff Park Lodge and was extremely pleased with my dining experience. The meal far surpassed my expectations! The presentation and flavours of the food was most enjoyable.
Reception upon check in was very pleasant and welcoming. The rooms have a modern touch and are very clean and comfortable.
The location of the hotel makes walking downtown Banff very acessible.
All in all, a most enjoyable stay.

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2 Thank Marlene H
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Banff, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Culinary delight”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

My husband and I went to the Terrace for a romantic night out. We had cocktails in the lounge which blew both of us away. I have been to the Banff Springs hotel and other fine establishments but have not had the care and finess of these bartenders! You have to try the Cucumber Collins made with 2 fresh lemons and 1/2 a muddled cucumber. Felt more like a spa cocktail then a lounge. We then were seated in a quite corner...wow, had the pumpkin ravioli,(I will be back for this) Amazing, then I had the Salmon and my husband had the duo of veal. As people who enjoy good dining we will become regulars! Price is amazing compared to similar restaurants in Banff.
We loved the food and the service. top notch!!!

  • Visited February 2013
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5 Thank allyanna
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