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The Meatball

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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
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just ended up at The Meatball after intending to walk downtown but getting too cold! It doesn't look all that exciting, much like a typical hotel restaurant but it was nicer than its appearance suggested! I had meatball and spaghetti and my husband had a pizza. Both were really tasty, pizza was thin and crispy with good toppings. House... More 

Thank suzc22
Vancouver, Canada
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of the workers hang out here after work for a pint and a light bite to eat. We just loved eating here and hanging out with the locals. Great atmosphere. Service was a bit slow. Highly recommend.

Thank MyViews_11
Banff, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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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235 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 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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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 133 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.

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 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 

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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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?