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About Castello Ristorante - Fairmont Banff Springs

When in Banff it's mandatory to rediscover the taste for la dolce vita!

What can be more mouth-watering than enjoying the rich and diverse flavours of modern Italian cuisine? From tempting appetizers, hand-made pasta and the ultra-thin, ultra-delicious pizza's, Castello Ristorante will have you playing on your passions for rustic Italian food.

Come celebrate the simple pleasures of great food, wine and company with an authentic Italian meal at Castello Ristorante.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)

405 Spray Avenue
Banff, AB T1L1J4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday - Tuesday from 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Please note that hours of operation are subject to change.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 762-6860

Website:
http://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/dining/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
j.W. Foster

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:
Jeffrey Carpenter: (888) 641-5709

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Castello Ristorante - Fairmont Banff Springs Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
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Cozy (9)
Romantic (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Business Meals (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Authentic (4)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

Overall everything was very good other than the pasta. The bread with garlic was excellent. The service was great. We ordered two pasta dishes and we expected much better. The pasta wasn't terrible but sorry, I wouldn't go back again.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food is good tasting but not very original. Portion is just right. Price is high even for Banff.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Castello's has been a very good Italian restaurant for many years. Before this trip we visited in 2015. Improvements have made since our last visit and everyone can be assured of a great meal in a 1st class resort restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Lovely, quiet experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Another great restaurant located right at the Castle in the Rockies so you do not need to travel far for dinner

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Ate in lounge area of venue. Cozy atmosphere. Excellent view from balcony. Great food - exceptional service.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Delicious fresh meal. Prompt and attentive service however he didn't provide us with the daily special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We enjoyed the authentic Italian flavors and the extensive wine list.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

It was affordably priced for the Banff Springs hotel. I ordered the ricotta lasagna. It was very good at first, and then I got used to it because there wasn't much variety on my plate . The side was some green leafy vegetable that was bitter. My aunt got the same dish and she liked it. My aunt liked the greens better when she added the balsamic vinaigrette on it. She thought it was plain without this. I tasted the squid appetizer. It was good, but tasted salty, so I probably couldn't endure a whole plate of it although a junk food fan I came with could . It is a sharing size.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Pasta not made on-site and nothing special. Steak was good.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

The evening was delightful and Jody provided exceptional service!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

From the moment we walked in until the very end, the service and food was impeccable. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Our dinner at Castello was amazing. I told our server that my meal of Pasta with clams was as good if not better than in Italy and I have been trying to duplicate my Italy meals! Our server told the chef who kindly gave me written directions for the dish! That's what I call above and beyond!!!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great food (I loved the seafood) in wonderful surrounding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

While staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs we had a lovely anniversary dinner at Castello Ristorante! The staff was very attentive and both of our entrees were divine. The lemon dessert was wonderful as well.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 1, 2017

It was a very unique experience. The restaurant is fairly small, but they use the space well. The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. I would recommend it to pasta lovers in particular.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Been to Costello every time we stay at the hotel. We have never had a bad meal here ever. Great local ingredients, excellent pasta, great service, overall excellent food. Will be back again!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Organic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Amazing place, I've been going for years. Book ahead. 6/5

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Lovely setting for a delicious Italian meal. This restaurant is much quieter than some of the hotel's other venues (notably the Bow Valley Grill.) It is ideal for a romantic dinner or a get-together with friends. I had the cheese lasagna which was one of the best I've had. I started with a salad, but that was too salty (be sure to ask them not to add salt, if you are sensitive - they are very accommodating for special dietary requests.) I'd definitely recommend this restaurant, even if all the Banff Springs Hotel restaurants are on the pricey side.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Very good fungi pizza, ambiance was pleasant, service excellent. The entrees, salads and desserts are generous and can be shared between 2 people. Beverage service very good.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 4, 2017

As transplanted Calgary "locals", We have been staying at the Banff Springs Hotel and dining at Castello Ristorante for the last 20 years. It feels like "home", and indeed the staff (Jody in particular) make us feel at home - he recognizes us as soon as we come in, even though we're only there once or twice a year. The food and service is as good as you will find anywhere. And in that regard I don't mean that it's pretentious or "over the top". Rather, Castello is simply quiet, comfortable, confident quality. It's really hard to describe . It's a totally different feeling from most 5-star restaurants. It would not be a stretch to say that it's our favorite restaurant - ever.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Overall experience was very awesome. Our servers were great, the food was absolutely scrumptious. Haven't had an authentic Italian meal like that in a while! The gentleman who served us had a great recommendation for wine which was not on the list- turned out to be delicious. thanks for that- I can't remember your name, but you did tell me you've been a Banff local for 23 years. Everyone's meals were spot on- the desserts (tiramisu and a lemon sort of torte?) ... were amazing. not too sweet, very satisfying. Great restaurant! Will be back for sure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 3, 2017

What a nice evening. The food and service were excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We had a great evening with a very attentive staff. The food was very good. We enjoyed everything very much.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Casual dining
Nice simple Italian fare.
Attentive staff
Excellent location
Very enjoyable meal

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 17, 2017

My friend's halibut was probably the best I have ever tasted. My seafood medley was on the dry side. The bruschetta was unique AND delicious. Waiter was smug...acted like it was a real inconvenience for him to wait on us. Our other servers were much more attentive and pleasant...all in all the staff was very good except for our main waiter...i can't recall his name...big burly guy.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 6, 2017

No AC and very hot day. Not good. Also waiter kept dropping wine or water (depending on what he was pouring) all over the table. Food was fair. Pretty sure I liked my fish the best out of the 4 meals at our table. Didn't stay for dessert since it was unbearably hot.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Birthday/Vacation

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The waitress was wonderful. She made a difference.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The waiter (Michael) was outstanding. Attentive and a pleasure to speak with. The food and ambiance were excellent. Location and view were a plus.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Food was overcooked and over priced. Ambience could have been lovely, but it was so loud we couldn't converse easily at our table for four. We could, however, hear entire conversations from the opposite side of the room. The ceiling transmits what you say across the room. Service was good. Wish I could recommend Castello, but the experience was quite average.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 24, 2017

On a Rocky Mountaineer train excursion, stopped at Banff for two days, stayed at the Banff Springs Hotel. We had a table for four and all had a very enjoyable dinning experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Fantastic service from Michael and staff. Smoked duck ravioli and clam linguini were fantastic with great wine selection and recommendations. Tiramisu and lemon semifreddo great finish to the meal. Don't understand how others didn't enjoy there time here but we didn't let that sway our decision. Fantastic staff and food...enjoy!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Great food and service was very good

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We were celebrating our daughters birthday and the staff helped make it a special night for her. Food was okay...not spectacular but great room and very good service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Overall not impressed with this place. Service was great but it ended there, food was way overpriced for something I could easily make at home. There were also tons of kids screaming the whole time, definitely put a damper on a nice meal out for a special day. We will definitely not be back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Service was excellent. Ceasar salad was over salted. Desert selection was a bit sparse. I enjoy a white Zinfandel which was not on the menu. But overall we enjoyed it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Worst, tasteless Italian food we have ever been served. Chef cannot be Italian. Too bad as location and room is beautiful.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Came with our twin 8 year olds who ditched us for the pool tables a floor below but we had a great meal only steps from our room. Wonderful!!!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 7, 2017

We enjoyed a fabulous meal to celebrate a rather special birthday and I felt very special and valued since all the staff went above and beyond to make this a wonderful occasion. The food and beverages were outstanding, beautifully cooked, presented and served!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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