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Castello Ristorante - Fairmont Banff Springs
Castello Ristorante - Fairmont Banff Springs

Castello Ristorante - Fairmont Banff Springs Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/dining/
  • Email: bsh.diningreservations@fairmont.com
  • Phone: (403) 762-6860
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Friday - Tuesday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: j.W. Foster
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Celebrate in style at Castello Ristorante in the Fairmont Banff Springs. Let the divine flavors of Italy whisk you away, while you and your guests enjoy exceptional service to make your special event one to remember.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Pearce (888) 641-5709

Getting there

  • Public Transit: There is a bus service run by the town which runs approximately every 40 minutes into Banff.
    Fare is $2.00 per person.
    The bus operates daily from 6:35 a.m. until 11:15 p.m.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: The hotel"s parking is located beside the Convention Center. It is a three-level roofed parkade with 415 parking spaces:

    Self-parking: $25 CAD/night, with unlimited access
    Valet service: $35 CAD/night, with unlimited access
    Electric Vehicles - complimentary
    The Fairmont Banff Springs along with Sun Country Highway Ltd, a manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations has installed Banff's first electric vehicle charging station, in the hotel's parkade.
A word from Castello Ristorante - Fairmont Banff Springs
Submerge yourself into the divine flavours of Italy at Castello Ristorante. Combine exquisite cuisine with an authentic atmosphere and you will see why so many guests favor this Italian Courtyard. Finish the evening off right with one of our delectable desserts and a sip of Limoncello.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Waiter was great ! Went out of his way to accommodate all our requests. Food was good! Meal was not rushed. Good timing for all courses. Portions were not oversize - just right so you could eat it all!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The meal was good. The halibut was tasty and the seafood pasta was excellent. The service was outstanding. We dined with a young toddler who was unfortunately tired. The staff were accommodating, kind and supportive of our efforts to keep her entertained and calm."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The Castello is very small and has a very warm atmosphere. My wife and I both enjoyed the experience overall, and our waiter was especially very helpful and attending to our needs without being overbearing. The salads we had were both very good as was the bread they served first. Our entrees were both very well made and our desserts were delicious. I have no complaints at all, but as this is one of the pricier options at the Fairmont Banff Springs, expect to walk away with a much lighter wallet than you were anticipating. We didn't even order wine!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Paul the waiter was very good at looking after us and explaining the menu, his recommendations were spot on. Food was very good, wine was good as well. As a spot in Banff this was right near the top. It is not quite as elegant as some of the finer Calgary spots. Very well worth the time."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We arrived at the Fairmont Hotel in Banff last summer and were looking forward to a lovely dinner at one of the their restaurants, having dined in other Fairmonts before. We were extremely disappointed and annoyed that we had to pay a high price for a terrible experience. The food was boring and bland (not a good thing at an Italian restaurant). Let me be really honest... we thought everything was awful and would never go back. They desperately need a new chef. I hate to pan it so vehemently, but the Fairmont should know better than to offer such a sub-standard restaurant. Maybe the staff has been changed by now and it has improved, but ask before you go!"
    Dined on 7/2/2013
  • "We have a small group that eats at Castello Restorante every year on our way to a skiing holiday. We have found the food, wine and ambience at the restaurant to be a of a consistently high quality. We enjoy the atmosphere of the Banff Spring and it is a pity that the other restaurants run as a buffet, rather than a la carte. We found the service this year to be exceptionally good and we had a delightful meal set off with some fine Italian wine. We will be back next year again."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Once again, Castello provided us with impeccable service and mouth watering food! I had the Vegetable Risotto and my husband had the Rib Eye Steak Fiorentine. The Vegetable Risotto had lots of vegetables (perfect for a vegetarian or vegan!) and was extremely flavourful. The Rib Eye steak was perfectly cooked and was complimented by the black truffle barolo sauce. We dined with our 2 kids, ages 9 and 4, and the menu is very kid friendly - with many more options than the standard chicken fingers and fries! Penne with bolognese sauce and fontina pizza for our kids and they loved it. To cap off the night, we had dark chocolate gelati as a special treat for our son's birthday. Nom nom nom, so rich and creamy. Can't wait for next time."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "service prefect timing nice presentation and friendly mountain service"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Would love to be able to sample more choices. Maybe smaller sample size dishes."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We went Castello Ristorante to celebrate our anniversary as part of a weekend away. The food was very good but the pace was a little quick - we felt a little rushed. Lovely ambience and good price range."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Italian cuisine, above average price for smallish portion size ... we sat down at 6:00 p.m. and there were lots of screaming/crying kids ... service not as near attentive as we have had in the past ... just OK."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We enjoyed everything at Castello but the lights were too bright making the ambience a little lacking. It has a very open floor plan which makes the room feel less private."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Great menu, superior service. If you are dining here during the winter, you can access the Castello from inside the Banff Springs Hotel. However, ladies, bring a sweater or a shawl since it is cool inside because of 360 degree windows."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Great Food , well presented , on time , we had a 3 year old who was little talkative , people around us seem to not like that at all we got the stares , at the end of our meal the restaurant was empty , my 3 year old touched the other table cutlery which was set -up - the waitress seem to be overly concerned with this... the manager was a pleasent man- touched our table.. Again great place to eat - but not with children.."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Never disappoints..... Amazing food and superior service worth every cent! They catered to my gluten free husband for every course. Even a special touch to our dessert wishing us a Happy Anniversary!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "A good dining experience with pleasant service, relatively intimate setting and small but interesting menu. Price is a bit on high side for the level of food but probably what one can expect at a resort restaurant. The wine selection is good but definitely is aimed at those with deep pockets. That said our waiter steered us to a modest priced option that worked well with the meal. Serving portions seemed oddly variable with one appetizer more than one could possible eat and another (mussels) on no the stingy side. Mains were the best of the meal."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "it was a very enjoyable dinning experience the food was wonderful. took a little long to get drinks though."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Very attentive service - this on its own, made the night feel special. Great food!"
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "Overall quite satisfied. Restaurant recommended dish was veal saltimbocca, without sage or ham. Preparation was in a mushroom sauce. Dishes should be labeled correctly."
    Dined on 8/26/2013
  • "Best meal at he Fairmont in Banff. Food was outstanding and the service was superb. Don't pass this restaurant up."
    Dined on 8/1/2013