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Giorgio's Trattoria
Giorgio's Trattoria

Giorgio's Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.giorgiosbanff.com
  • Phone: (403) 762-5114
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: 5pm daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Christopher MacDougall
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Giorgio's offers one private room that seats 25 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Maria Mendalman (403) 760-5088
  • Special Events & Promotions: Giorgio's is available for private & corporate events.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: We are located directly in front of a public transit stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are public lots nearby with free public parking.
A word from Giorgio's Trattoria
Giorgio’s Trattoria offers Italian cuisine in a warm Trattoria atmosphere.
Hand Made pasta, Wood fired meats, fresh seafood.
Traditional family style service available.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Ordered their signature pasta, the Roseline, and it was fantastic, if slightly peppery for my taste. Service wasn't the best available in Banff, but this is a relaxed, casual restaurant on the main drag in Banff, not a fine-dining, haute cuisine sort of place, so manage your expectations. Fairly eclectic drink menu with lots of unique choices, and our server was very patient, amiable and accommodating with our special requests. The menu is somewhat pricey, but it's to be expected in a location like Banff (and you get what you pay for). Also, don't order chicken fettucine; you can get that anywhere! Try something new or unique; their specialties don't disappoint, at least."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Every main was drowned in sauce. I will say the oyster mushroom and truffled goat cheese bruschetta is excellent, but did not make up for the overall poor quality of the mains. Be tough to find a reason to come back."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Too much noise. Too crowded. Not a great place for a conversation. The waitress was forgetful and confused. Food was average."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This is the second time we have visited Giorgio's. The food and service was once again excellent!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our party of 6 all enjoyed an amazing Italian meal at Giorgio's earlier this week. My husband and I shared a Caesar salad which was fantastic! The pasta dishes we ordered were all wonderful and the servings were large. The Italian bread and oils were also great! The wine is expensive though."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Had a gift card for dinner at Giorgio's and didn't know what to expect. Asked around the Banff Springs Golf club..was assured we would have a great meal..and we did!! Absolutely delicious! The wine list is excellent and quite reasonable by comparison to other establishments. The house special "Roseline" was superb and the portion sizes were more than adequate. There was a bit of a mix up on one of our appetizers but our server was right on it and corrected it immediately! I would have liked a little more "ambience" on our table however; i.e. a tablecloth/placemats..candle or centrepiece of some kind. It was just a completely bare round table. All in all though..a wonderful dining experience. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We had a great time! The food was great, nice portions and good price. The spaghetti carbonara was fantastic!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The meal at Giorgio's was so/so although the service was attentive - it is not very interesting fare. I ordered the eggplant all vegetable pizza. Two small pieces of eggplant were evident - mostly mushroom and limited with only one type of mushroom represented. Reminiscent of a frozen pizza rather than an artisanal one. The other restaurants we frequented that were part of the BIG restaurant network offered more interesting menus with good vegetable options that were served with elements of contrast - both flavor and texture. But the food at Giorgio's did not compare with that served at Bison or Maple Leaf. It was a disappointing meal having dined and enjoyed meals at sister restaurants."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We went for date night, I'm gluten free and saw the menu had gluten free pasta I thought we would try it. But since there is an extra $4 charge for gluten free pasta I wasn't about to pay almost 30.00 for a pasta dish, waitress said was just OK. I decided to have the New York steak, med rare, it arrived cold and very rare. I sent it back and the waitress says ill just ask then to warm it up for you. Our drinks were empty most of the time. Which I could see if it was busy but she only had 2 tables. She brought our bill no mention of another drink or dessert menu. It felt like she wanted us out quick. We started at 630 and were out by 730. We decided to go to another restaurant of dessert and drinks. My husband said Rosaline pasta was good."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This is a good, not very spicy, Italian restaurant with a varied menu. Not too expensive."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Went there after my new in-laws recommended it. YUM and the service was very good!!!!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Food not extraordinary, but price was. Pasta entrees cost $20 plus and the wine was $12 a glass. Better value elsewhere."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Unfortunately we were sat down in the corner loft area of the restaurant beside a large group of twelve people. The first half hour of the dining experience was great. Decent noise level, server very attentive, appetizers were great. Once the group arrived the noise level went up, our server was no longer attentive, our wait time for our main course was much too long. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Made a reservation for Monday night at 6. We were greeted warmly by the hostess and shown promptly to our table. Our server came right over and introduced herself, she was amazing to say the least. Every part of the evening went so well. Jackie (our server) was knowledgable, efficient and very friendly. We felt like she truly loves her job and wanted to ensure we had a great time. The food was fabulous, authentic Italian, came out promptly and was steaming hot. All I can say is wow! Even the hostess stopped by our table to see if all was well. We will be back!!!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Very good traditional Italian food that met expectations."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was great but our server was inexperienced andpretty lousy. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My husband and I have gone to this restaurant a few times and enjoyed our meals every time. And this was our go to place while visiting Banff. But the food has definitely changed. Or the Chef is new? Not quite sure but the dishes my husband and I and my 4 year old daughter ordered were so bland and had no flavour. We were actually quite shocked since they normally serve fantastic food. Was very disappointing and don't think we will return. I think the dinner was better last time we were in. But the lunch menu definitely needs some work."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We've been to this restaurant several times because it has something on the menu for everyone in our family. Vegetarians and carnivores will both love the variety. The service was fantastic from start to finish."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had the seafood linguine, tomato basil bruschetta and the best calamari we have ever eaten! For dessert we had the marscapone cheesecake which was delicious!! Food and service was excellent and we will be back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Hubby and I went here for our 5th anniversary and had a wonderful night. We requested the most romantic table and we got it! It was a nice little table on the upper floor, next to a window, overlooking the Banff main street. The staff was so nice to have Champagne on the table when we arrived and congratulated us immediately which was very sweet. (Neither of us really drink so we only had about half the champagne but it was the thought that counted! And of course that was on the house-no charge!) The food was good. My husband loved his pasta meal. I ordered a GF seafood pasta and it was good. Nothing to write home about but good effort none the less. They did however have a delicious GF chocolate cake (almost like fudge). Great experience!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "second time to the restaurant, the food id authentic and very tasty, service is alwasy good. I would recommend Giogio's to anyone looking for a great meal in Banff."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food was good, service was quick and friendly, carpet on floor could have used a major clean, other than that everything was good."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The service was friendly and helpful. My sister and I were impressed with the availability of gluten free pizza and pasta. We had the pear and pinenut pizza and the duck with sangria(red wine) and house wine with our meals. The pear and pinenut combo in the pizza was delicious and gave it a slight sweet taste. The duck was cooked perfectly and was full of flavor. The ambience of the restaurant was peaceful but you could also see that the customers were having a great time with friends and family and enjoying their food."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I had read somewhat mixed reviews but chose Giorgio's mainly because they could accommodate our group of six - very hungry après ski - at a reasonable time. We were very pleased with the food and service - we tried the pasta, pizza and risotto. All delicious. The calamari was very different but quite tasty. Caesar salad was good - not dripping in dressing. We would go back again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I ate here a few years ago, so we were excited to eat here again, but it turned out to be such a disappointment. I'm not sure if they have changed owners/chefs but the food is not the same quality that it once was. We both had the cannelloni, it was over done with mushrooms and not much cheese. We both think that it was frozen and just heated up as it did not seem fresh at all. The pizza that my son had seemed to be doused in grease. So we both won't go here again and will not recommend it to anyone heading up to Banff for a nice Italian meal."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The staff were fantastic. The food came out in a mannerly time. It didn't come out too fast, which is perfect in such a nice restaurant as it gives you time to visit and enjoy. I am not dying that it took a long time. It was the perfect timing. I own a restaurant/pub myself so I know all about timing. I thought the pizza was amazing. The calamari was different but very tasty. I thought the pasta was a little bland, but the pasta itself was cooked perfectly. I would definatly go back and would highly recommend. I was very impressed that the server informed us that there was already a gratuity on the bill."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "When you are charging $26 for a pasta dish, turn on the heat and provide very good service."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "After walking by this restaurant for years, we decided to finally try it. Great ambushed. Feel comfortable to wear professional attire, or shorts and a-shirt. Very convenient trait for an establishment in Banff to have. The service and food were impeccable. Jacky, our server, was both friendly and attentive. Our order was prompt with large portions, and amazing taste. I was surprised how quickly our meal arrived with the restaurant at capacity. Can't wait to return. (Only order the Meat Dish for 2 if you're really really hungry)"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My husband, daughter and I managed to get a last minute reservation at this restaurant at the last moment. As it was the long weekend, I was surprised to actually get a table. I now know why, this place is gigantic! There's a large main floor plus a huge upstairs dining room. This is where we were . The place was packed with servers running back and forth all night long. I had the seafood linguine, my daughter had the spaghetti bolganese and my husband had the risotto. All were delicious and fresh. We had the tiramisu cake for dessert which was also delicious. Service was prompt and friendly. Overall I would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Starter was great, Meat as well but Pizza wasn't good at all"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was not bad. I enjoyed the atmosphere, our waitress was very nice. Overall, it was a nice restaurant but maybe next time i would try something else off the menu. Not many appetizers to chose from and the cod cake appetizer was not available at the time as it was out. My boyfriend had the special which was a pig belly and he said it was okay. I had the crisp roasted chicken. The veggies were delicious and the chicken was okay, not sure if I liked the flavoring. Definitely wouldnt have paid the $29 for the meal if I would have known I could have had some thing better for that price. May try other restaurants in town before I would come back here"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The entire decor of the restaurant is in need of a serious update, there was no real ambiance to the place.. The food overall was okay but nothing that made one say wow. As a positive the service was above average."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went on valentines day, had reservations for 545, was seated promptly. Saw the waiter within 5 mins and drinks on the table. Food was awesome, was a busy restaurant that evening, but it seemed that no one was waiting to get in. I'm looking forward to going back soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A Saturday night in Banff can be pretty busy however the staff greeted us with a smile and took us straight to our table when we arrived. All staff we met were fantastic and the food came out promptly. The food was delicious! The duck was the recommendation and they were correct about that - WOW!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great authentic Italian food. Pasta made from scratch. Comfortable atmosphere. Our favorite Banff restaurant"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Other than being delayed due to heavy patronage, we loved our experience in ever way. Thank you"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. This was even after the first choice of canelloni was not served because they ran out of canelloni (one of the negatives...how do you run out of this?!). The rigatoni and roseline were both superb as well as the truffle cake dessert. Service was good, just a touch slow for my liking which was really the only other negative. Everything else was great, and I will definitely return next visit to banff."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I've been in this restaurant before but the last time, the place was crowed and the service collapse. Usually the food was pretty good but again this occasion was awful and late and on plus it took us 2 hour to eat our whole meals. They excused themselves saying the pasta station was quite busy."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We continue to return to this restaurant because of the great food, excellent service levels and wonderful atmosphere. We recommend to anyone looking for really good food."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The service was the shining point at Giorgio's. I found the food average and not on par with what more contemporary Italian restaurants have on offer. The cuisine seemed dated. The taste was good however, but for the price and location I had greater expectations. The staff were friendly and attentive however, and went above and beyond to provide a good dining experience."
    Dined on 1/9/2014