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337 Banff Ave. | In the Ptarmigan Inn, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada
+1 403-762-3667
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Banff, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Meatball as part of the Taste for Adventure food festival. We were sat in the lounge - which was no problem - as there was a large group already occupying the main restaurant. There were great offerings on the set menu for the festival - and my friend and I were happy with all the items we... More 

Thank Oz B
Derby, UK
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222 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We dined here twice during our 3 nights stay and both the service and food were excellent. Good choice of beers and food, easy location just on Banff Avenue. Can highly recommend

Thank J099
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We checked the menu posted outside the restaurant and decided to go in. Server showed us a table, and my wife requested a different table just a few steps away (the place wasn't busy at all). Obvious that this TRULY ANNOYED the server guy, who gave us his snotty attitude. So we left - taking our business, $, and excellent,... More 

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Miami, Florida
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133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Just as its name implies, the specialty of this restaurant are the meatballs. You must try the Sweet and Smoky meatballs, just delicious, a very creative plate. The chocolate dessert was just right. As it was included in our stay, we had breakfast here every morning. Try the Omelet bar, cant go wrong. Very surprising. Service was good and pricing... More 

Thank Gilberto O
Winnipeg, Canada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Nice selection of food available. I only had one meal there, but it was delicious and service was fine.

Thank mavimet
Perth, Australia
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194 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Wasn't a big fan of The Meatball. Mainly because the servings were much too small and the prices too high. I left still feeling well hungry but having spent a lot of money.

Thank Steve M
Cupar, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This unprepossessing restaurant is hidden in the Ptarmigan Inn and serves good Italian fare simply and efficiently. The staff are helpful and the atmosphere was comfortable. We were surprised it wasn't busier.

Thank Brian P
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92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

If you are staying in downtown Banff, as my wife and I did following a train journey, you will have plenty of restaurants within walking distance to choose from. The outside tables along Banff Avenue at The Meatball seemed appealing on a summer evening and so did the entries described on the menu so we gave it a try. Our... More 

1 Thank MerelyATourist
Vancouver, Canada
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128 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I was so excited to try the meatballs here. They were very average. Tasted like they were frozen and reheated before serving. The Gnocchi were not good at all, and the Chicken Parm was OK. The pizza my kids ordered was quite good.

Thank Thundanutts
Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

What a great chiuce to dine here as the food was fantastic brilliantly presented and the wine excellent. and for what we experienced not that pricey, highly recommended.

Thank Ian G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Italian, Canadian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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: +1 403-762-3667
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?