Pacini - Banff

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Pacini's menu is a succession of dishes, each one as appetizing as another, including some truly unique and exclusive foods. With no artificial trans fats, they are naturally exceptional. There are pasta dishes for every taste, always cooked al dente, pizzas cooked according to a specific Pacini process that prevent the emergence of artificial trans fats, tender and delicious grills, and extraordinary desserts. Buon appetito!
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RougeRed
Edmonton
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my friends birthday. We had the pizza. It was freat

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DanielR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very helpful and understanding given that we had two high energy little ones with us.

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Brian
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Wine list was not updated and we had 4 selections unavailable ..this is totally unacceptable ..food was mediocre .

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mariamy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The goat cheese egg Benedict was amazing! As was the pizza breakfast.

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MinaN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George was great !!! Amazing food and service . very fast .complimentary bread and butter.

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AlexusP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The best part about Pacini was the different kinds of bread and garlic butter you get with your meal! We ordered Linguini Fettuccini. It was okay but missing some extra flavours. The service was very friendly and the restraunt was clean.

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narome56
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice place, the food vas very good and the service fast, this was the second time we visited the restaurant during a week, if we come back to Banff we will come back again

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Sadface
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

One dish came to us cold. They brought a second and it was not all that inspiring. They gave a discount on that item to try to make amends. Bread station is a fun idea. The bread itself was nothing fancy. Overall, expensive with nothing to bring us back.

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GaryP
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pretty average chain Italian. Nice idea that it is low salt etc. But the food itself isn’t so exciting. The toast your own bread idea is also interesting but basically just toasted, sliced bread. So, all in all a nice restaurant but not that memorable.

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vipDRMFN
Cincinnati
40 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food. Large portions server was overworked

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vipRichardC
Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for an early dinner and the service and food were both excellent. Try the smoked duck pizza, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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ColleenA
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the third time we have been to this restaurant. We travel from Edmonton every year. And it’s the one place we always stop.

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Lynda
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the experience. The service was excellent. There was a wine promotion and the wine was very good. The Bruchetta was fantastic and I am sure we will be back to have it again. The menu has many options to choose from. An excellent evening.

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vipFineDiners
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I know it was/is cold outside - but it was very cold inside! Poor design with walls open to above!

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kirsteng
Black Forest
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

leckerer italiener.allerdungs sind die nudeln etwas abgekühlt,wenn sueauf den tisch kommen.sonst alles gut

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RichardD
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The family enjoyed the dining experience very much. We appreciated the menu selection and the quality of the meals. The bread bar was also a nice touch. The cost was very reasonable for a Banff restaurant.
On a previous visit to this restaurant it was also very good. I would recommend it to our friends.

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Eik60
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We specifically asked that salads be brought first but all food was brought together. Our food was cold by the time salads were done. Was only 1/2 full but felt we were being rushed out the door.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

気軽にイタリアンっていうのでしょうか。
いつも美味しくいただいています。

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal great staff

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy and affordable . The drinks were delicious and that bread bar was great !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good experience.. I wasn’t a big fan of the food

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vipGaryQ
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The breakfast/brunch options were great - especially heading into a long drive afterwards. It's the location at the start or the end of the Banff Avenue strip of restaurants and shops.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was nice, the server was very friendly and food was ok. However when i ask for soy milk and lactose free milk, server told me they don't have any of that and didn't offer alternative solutions. I think the restaurant should look into offering milk alternatives.

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MarinaV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice atmosphere and service is great. The menu was great and the food was even better. This was our 6 year old’s choice and our kids enjoyed the experience.

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MaddyE
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the staff were very friendly and made the entire night enjoyable.

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AnnS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Unfortunately service has a big impact. We took the time to make a reservation and when we got there were several people in front of us that didn’t. Not a big deal since it wasn’t that busy but others without reservations got seated in nice places and we my daughter and I got out in a corner behind a post for two. The other couch like seating was the filled with other parties of two. Initial greeting to service w by the server was weak. We were just taking up a table and he couldn’t get us out quick enough. Unfortunate because they food was good.

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DenverDiner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at the right price in the heart of Banff.

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MarshaW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was tasty although a bit disappointing. There is a bread grilling station that is unique. The downside: the bread is sliced white, dark, sesame seed. Couldn’t they have used Italian? Pizza duette provided mild tasting pizza with undercooked crust. Overall a pleasant dining experience. Just don’t have your bar set high.

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vipPatG
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food at reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal. The dishes are a nice change from classic North American Italian. Service was friendly and prompt.

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vipgRAMMY
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Liked the menu choices, salads and flatbread choices were great. Service was wonderful. Great after a day of enjoying Banff area.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
31 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From start to finish great our server Kat timed everything perfectly and the bread bar was a nice surprise.

It was a birthday dinner which was indicated when I made reservation but no mention was made of it. Minor but why ask then?

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vipWendyH
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food good not outstanding. Bread bar where you grill your choice of bread and toppings could be great if they used a fresh bakery Tuscan Bread. C’mon chef really? Store bought sandwich bread? Cheesy. Steak was cooked to order and flavorful. Caesar salad should have anchovy’s not bacon. ( too cheap?) Watch they don’t over dress the salad. On the positive side salad was a good portion and fresh. Minestrone soup was also good. Desserts fair. Best was chocolate mug cake. Shout out to our lovely server Micala. This place could be really great if they up there game a bit. Feels like they’re cutting some noticeable corners to save a buck.

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Murph
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice, comfy patio with good drinks and great service. Food was alright but a bit bland.

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Shar
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Atmosphere and service was great!
Very conveniently situated in the Moose Hotel and Suites.
I'll admit the Breadbar was a lure when reading online of the menu kind of a different idea, but the biggest disappointment at an Italian Restaurant was to have people grill "sliced bread" for themselves . There were literally only bags of sliced bread !, (no fresh Italian buns or other fresh bread options, for example baguettes. Focaccia bread, flatbread. ) It actually gave me a very negative vibe about my upcoming meal.
Pasta dishes were "ok", but lacked flavour.
Prices were reasonable.

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JdUb
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

For the price, I expected more than Sysco food and the bread table was cheap sliced bread. I was very let down. The atmosphere was excellent. So if you like cheap food that can be made at home for a pretty penny, this place is for you.

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Reddog09
Edmonton
35 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A fav place of ours while in Banff! The bread grill is always a nice touch, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Staff is always friendly, thanks!

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CourtneyJ
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tons of mosquitos at the outside tables, but other than that we loved the food and service was great.

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SaraB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Hi the worst italian restaurant i found in Canada .the pasta is not good and appetizers absolutely not italian

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FoodieBanff
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I fully recommend this cozy restaurant in Banff. Delicious food and very good attention.

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Pacini - Banff is rated 4.2 stars by 256 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.