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“Best meal of our lives!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Terrazza

La Terrazza
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Ranked #17 of 140 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $34
Cuisines: Italian, Canadian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best meal of our lives!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Husband and I shared the maple duck appetizer, elk entree, bison entree and the cheesecake. Flavours were amazing! The portions aren't huge, but the ingredients are premium quality and prepared properly.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Can't believe it's so highly ranked”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

It's amazing how much people's experiences of a place differ. We booked this a couple of months in advance based on the tripadvisor ranking (it was number 1 at the time). Its in the reception of a hotel, which looks a little dated but is otherwise ok. It certainly had the older person/ large tour group clientele, but service was friendly.

The entree started out ok, an asparagus soup with tarragon. Simple but tasty. The mains sounded delicious but when it came out, we were really surprised and disappointed. Quantity was ok, but the fish was tasteless and had no real sauce on it, and the vegetables (particularly these little potato/yam pieces) were so hard you could barely pierce them with a fork. The vegies seemed to be near-raw (not crispy, which I like, but RAW). I asked the waitress about this and she just disappeared without a word.

The gift didn't stop giving, so the toilet was my friend for some hours afterwards. I'm not sure what it was, but it wasn't good.

There are much nicer places in Banff, try those...

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Booked the Terrace based on other reviews and was not disappointed! From the cocktails to the food everything was excellent. Small atrium style space behind the lounge, not as modern as some, but not stuffy either. A must if you enjoy interesting food prepared well. Definitely will be back!

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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336 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“Good place to dine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were staying at the Banff Lodge Hotel and had buffet breakfast and dined at the Terrace while there. It was very convenient as being part of the hotel and was always busy which to us was a good sign. The staff were always friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast was very good with plenty to choose from. With dinner there was a large choice on the menu and it was well presented and very nice.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Leduc, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not what we expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Went for drinks and dessert. I had wine, my husband had a Banff coffee. Both were good ($10 each). We ordered the cheese board and were not impressed. Four different types of cheese, two pieces of each. We only liked one of them. The menu promised fresh bread but none was provided. We also ordered caramel cheesecake which was very good, but the portion was quite small. Overall, not very impressed and we will not go back.

Visited October 2013
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