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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.
Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)
Banff, AB T1L1J4
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday - Tuesday from 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Please note that hours of operation are subject to change.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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