Address: 145 Fitzroy St St Kilda VIC 3182
Phone: 9525 3899

Tags: wheelchair access, cafe, pizza and pasta, italian

Banff has been part of St Kilda’s famous Fitzroy Street since 1947. What is today a trendy apartment building, back in the day 145 Fitzroy Street was used as an army barracks by American soldiers in World War II, and what is now known as the Banff restaurant, was then used as a galley to cook their meals in.

The restaurant has changed in name and style many times over the years, but it has been in its current successful state since it was taken over by Vincent Sciglitano in 2008. It is a particular favourite amongst the locals for its great value, but especially for its warm and homely atmosphere. The interior is reminiscent of an old mountain cabin, which is affirmed in its name, Banff, also being the name of a beautiful little ski town nestled among The Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada.

Vincent Sciglitano has been in the pizza business since the early 1970’s, when his family owned and operated the first pizza shop in country Victoria. From there Vincent proceeded to open twelve other venues throughout Melbourne and Sydney until 2006. In 2008 Vincent took over the art-deco style café and transformed it into the popular lively little pizza place it is today. Amongst other accolades, Banff is regularly featured in good food guides, and was recently votedas pick of the best of Melbourne’s Cheap Eats Guide!

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