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Orso Trattoria

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Italian
Looking to find the best Italian restaurant in Jasper? Look no further. Orso Trattoria features fresh ingredients, casual-fine dining and beautiful views of Lac Beauvert from the most scenic patio in Jasper. Indulge in our authentically local twist on Italian cuisine paired with stunning mountain and lake views and attentive service.

Every day our talented Chefs create a new Italian inspired set menu for you to enjoy. So even if you dine with us night after night, you’ll enjoy a different culinary experience each evening. Join us for dinner or for our unique Sunday brunch experience, Brunch di Tapas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 139 people are saying
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vipChris
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service was okay. Food was poor to okay. Makes overall value for the high price very poor. Not sure if COVID has anything to do with it. Friends of ours had same overall experience the day before.

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GillyB
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

There are few places as picturesque as the Jasper Park Lodge. Orso is their fine dining room at the resort. The setting is a pretty room with huge windows looking out over Lac Beauvert. During COVID the restaurant was offering a 3 course menu for $68 with surcharges for the more meat centric dishes. We tried the bison tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto, the boar chops and a spaghetti with beef short rib. The food was yummy- not exciting or innovative, but tasty and the meat of the highest quality and perfectly cooked. Dessert was 2 choices - something involving Grand Marnier and chocolate cake - yum! and a rhubarb and raspberry sorbet - also yum and beautifully presented. The service was warm and friendly but lacking in professionalism and precision - we were given enough olive oil and balsamic in our little dipping dishes to start our own retail outlet and some was spilled sloppily on the table cloth. The waiter relied on us to pass him dishes rather than making the journey all the way around the table. A little too casual for their best dining. I know that COVID is making everything more challenging but I would have liked to see a little more imagination on the menu. Our starter was a glorified breaded and deep fried meat pie (beef, pees and mashed potatoes). With a bolder, tangier sauce to accompany it - may be. But I thought it lacked sophistication. The lamb ravioli was a nobler attempt. With just a little more effort this could be an amazing culinary destination for people traveling Jasper National Park.

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vipTracyM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Sat on the patio, the sun was unbearable - they should add umbrellas to the tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food but a bit expensive.

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Maggie
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were staying at the Jasper Park Lodge so lovely to walk to dinner. Setting is simply stunning - all tables have a good view. Window/patio tables would be amazing. Food was very nice - good portions but not overwhelming. Prix fixe heavy on seafood that night but that was fine for us. Waiter was terrific. All sanitary measures for Covid covered. Would certainly recommend although wine prices a tad high.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to celebrate ones anniversary

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JennyB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great local restaurant in Jasper. Excellent food and great service from Catherine. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and very nice staff.

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cstrang
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Typically a great meal, but this one time the food was so salty.

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LeannaB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Top notch food, exemplary service, and attention to health rules makes for a marvelous experience. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food.

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MarieB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Food very expensive for what it is. Very surprised, because usually Fairmont’s restaurants are very good.

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vipLisaH
Edmonton
43 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

The food was delicious but the service was lacking. We waited for at least 10min before our server greeted us, and again after dinner to have someone clear our plates. We ended up paying our bill and leaving before someone cleared our dinner plates. We watched tables around us receive attentive service. I would not recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a good experience.

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vipprofessor
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just open for 2 days after closing for Covid 19. Had fixed menu but good choices. With all the physical distancing, masks and hand sanitizer we felt safe, relaxed and the atmosphere was fairly quiet. The bison was perfectly done and the dessert ice cream was flavourful. Great wine selection made for a memorable night

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MarkF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and drinks, service was excellent, great scenery, pricey though

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vipJerry
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, nice quiet atmosphere, good service. Also have a Kids menu. Excellent Fairmont experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The food was just ok. Wasn’t at all happy with the Calamari. The service was ok. For a restaurant of this caliber and price I’d expect more. It’s more of a curiosity because of its location and perceived stature. I wouldn’t return for a second go around.

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Andrew
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I think it was because they were closing the next day, but the service was way below what I expect. Long waits, lack of coordination, forgotten items. I would have liked the rolls and drinks with my appetizer and my coffee with my desert. Sadly none of this happened. The food, however was very good.

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AJS12
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Just a weird experience. Was told they didn’t take reservations through open table by the hostess. Then we were told they were very busy so she’d take a name for the waitlist (table for 2). Waited only 5 Minutes before we were seated in a restaurant that was maybe 50% occupied but with what looked like a full cohort of staff...
We were undecided on buffet or al la carte so took a walk past the buffet — we passed on it as it looked like the food had been sitting for a while (skin on the hollandaise on the eggs benny and the beans, wilted garnishes, dried out looking bacon). Not very appetizing.
We ordered the blueberry pancakes and eggs Benedict from the menu. They were fine, nothing great or above my expectations. The orange juice was nice, as was the carafe of coffee for our table. Service was also fine.
Overall the experience was fine. Just. Fine. For coffee, OJ and 2 a la carte items it was about $60 which for a Fairmont hotel breakfast is normal I guess. I just didn’t leave there with any desire to return, nor was it memorable beyond the weird “we don’t take reservations through open table” situation at the beginning.

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vipMhf1961
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The menu was very odd and noticed others cancelled their reservations due to menu options. The menu choices were not appealing to our taste.

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KirstenR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view, cozy, terrific service! Very accommodating.

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MarkF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner here. The service was great, the lobster pasta was fantastic and the view is beyond perfect.

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AlexM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The location is beautiful, the restaurant is overpriced for the quality of food, and the service is adequate; thus, the restaurant is pretentious. That said, it is difficult to have a bad experience in such a gorgeous place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Il mio unico commento è: se scrivono sul menu che la carbonara è col guanciale e poi mi dicono che sia pancetta aromatizzata all’aglio, oltre che non si cucina così la carbonara, è anche una truffa. Come molti ristoranti all’estero si ispirano alla cucina italiana ma di italiano non c’era nulla.

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vipStowfoodie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The butternut squash ravioli was yummy! Great service!

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vipDece
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service exceptional

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant had outstanding ambience, views and service. Truly first class. The waiter was very personable and friendly....and did I mention the view of Lac Beauvert is stunning? The food is Italian...very good. Not an extensive menu, but that’s fine by me. As one would expect at the Jasper Park Lodge.....it’s not inexpensive.

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vipSharonG
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Pasta dishes did not taste good. I could have made better at home. The dessert, Manicotti, was terrible! I told manager. I think the main ingredient was left out. It tasted like pure sweet jellotin.

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TomW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant with an amazing view. Food was really good. We had some good pasta, italian with a canadian twist. The service was also good!

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vipJuneD
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We both had pasta dishes that were good Italian but not fantastic. Satisfying but did not blow us away.

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JulietP
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding risotto with wild mushrooms and truffles after extremely fresh (and large) portion of calamari. Very attentive service and friendly atmosphere.

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vipBigSitheWineGuy
Buckinghamshire
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

very ordinary food, disappointing. Friendly fast service. Food vaguely Italian at best

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food with great views! The service was exceptional!

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Diana
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal and server! Such a great experience. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

We were expecting fine dining, but the food was quite basic. The amuse was simply a cucumber slice with tzatziki on top. There were no fresh vegetables as sides, only potatoes. The bread was cold, The vegan option of salad was romaine and tomatoes, and the vegan main was simple penne (unevenly cooked) with a tomato sauce. The other traditional main courses were mediocre at best. Service, wait staff were goodC, attentive, friendly. We had a much nicer meal experience the next day for lunch at the Emerald lounge, we should have dinner there, too.

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mkers10
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Not great food or ambiance considering this is a Fairmont Hotel. Very small menu selection and they ran out of asparagus. Pasta dish very salty and overpriced. The JPL is a lovely place that needs work done on food and basement spaces.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was well prepared and high quality. Service was attentive. Good Italian dishes. Dessert was terrific. They handled allergy issues fairly well (asked ahead of time). Slight issue with staff trading tables and not transferring information. The manager of the restaurant is excellent and focused on the needs of his guests.

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vipMarieHelene
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service. Amazing scenery.
I had the whole sea bream that was very well prepare. Everything was very tasty. Highly recommended

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vipFatDaddy
Denver
588 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were both strong. Can't wait to go back.

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