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“August 2012 we visited”
Review of La Terrazza

La Terrazza
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Ranked #16 of 147 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $36
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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.
Ichikawa, Japan
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“August 2012 we visited”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We used there for the last night dinner of the trip. The atomsphere of the restaulant was very nice and quiet. The service was also very excellent.

Visited September 2012
2 Thank Cyclone_mk2
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We understand that this is Banff's #1 restaurant. The beet & fennel salad with some walnuts, goatcheese en orange is fantastic. A bit more goatcheese would have been nice for a more salty bite. The smoked duck tasted very well. The salmon was delicious, however I would prefer mashed potato instead of wild rice. The vegetables are ok, only the broccoli is cold. The beef tenderloin tasted well and is medium as ordered. The bill was 138 dollars for two entrances, two maincourses and pairing wines (4 glasses in total). Not very cheap, but we enjoyed our dinner

  • Visited August 2013
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4 Thank YunJung
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
997 reviews
708 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 465 helpful votes
“Interesting menu - definitely worth a visit...”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

We were dubious about this restaurant due to the location, but our concerns were unfounded.

The menu is interesting, although very limited for vegetarians and geared towards meat eaters (only 2 fish dishes). There were some strange combinations (coffee infused mashed potato for example) but these strange combinations were not overpowering.

The food was not fine dining, but the chef is trying hard and making a good effort... overall, we thought it was pretty good (even though my Arctic Char was overcooked) and we enjoyed the food/evening.

The restaurant is quiet, upscale and has a good wine selection and great cocktails.

If we had any complaints at all, it would be to improve the options for vegetarians.

We would definitely recommend it if you are in town for a few nights - well worth a visit,,, and don't be put off by the fact that the hotel exterior isn't too salubrious!

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Geoff and Jenni G
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Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Another great experience.”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

They might as well just give me a standing reservation since I seem to come here for dinner everytime I'm in town. Once again everything was perfect. Started with excellent artisinal cocktails. The effort the bartenders put in to their craft here is commendable on its own. I had the Escargot Basil Ravioli as a starter and a the Bison Striploin for an entree. Both were fantastic. I can't remember what I had for dessert. (Probably more cocktails!) The chef even came out after the meal for a friendly chat and answered all of our questions about the meal. A truly outstanding experience!

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank gvsb123
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Order a martini and go back in time”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

We made a reservation here for my 40th birthday dinner due to the raves on Trip Advisor.
Walking up to the old-school motor lodge, we lowered our expectations (it also took us a minute to figure out where the restaurant was located). The view out the back window of the restaurant was not very inspiring (residential alley), but we enjoyed the stone walls in the dining room.
The food, however, was far more sophisticated and tasty than we had expected.
We opted for the tasting menu. There was some molecular gastronomy at work (sous vide, olive powder (?) on the beet salad), but it was an accent to very tasty food not a distraction.
The lime ice cream served along side a warm chocolate cake for dessert was memorable. Yum!
We only had one other dinner Banff (The Balkan), and this was definitely more of a special occasion place, especially if you like the retro lounge feel. Order a martini and dig in!

  • Visited July 2013
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3 Thank wyattearp220
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