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“Great Italian in an ideal setting!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Castello Ristorante

Castello Ristorante
Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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Ranked #47 of 115 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $29
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
Description: Celebrate the simple pleasures of great food, wine and company with an authentic Italian meal at Castello Ristorante! The diverse regional flavours of modern Italian cuisine and showcased nightly with our seasonally inspired menu of deliciously shareable appetizers, hand-made pasta, ultra-thin pizza, and innovative rustic fare. Experience “La Dolce Vita” and the largest Italian wine collection in Banff at Castello Ristorante.
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great Italian in an ideal setting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We truly enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. The Italian food was amazing. Small intimate setting that reservations are a must. I would highly recommend this great place to enjoy some delicious Italian, some fine wine and great company!

Visited September 2013
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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Castello Ristorante, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you so much for your recommendation of Castello. It is much appreciated. We are so glad your enjoyed your dinner; your comments have been passed along to both our Culinary and Castello Team. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon!

Jessica P.
Fairmont Banff Springs Food and Beverage Manager
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Hawkesbury, Canada
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“The food is unbelievable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Unfortunately the restaurant was so busy while we were there that we needed a reservation and we're not very big at those things but for people like us they have a little bar not to far away that carries almost the same menu and we ate there. We enjoyed our meal so much that we ended up eating at this bar 3 times during our stay because we preferred it to the crowded restaurant.

Visited August 2013
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LA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food, but we weren't actually in the restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We didn't have a reservation, so when we showed up at the door, the host pointed us to the Ramsay Lounge next door, telling us that it mostly had the same menu (shared the kitchen with the Casetello Ristorante) and we could eat there if we didn't want to wait 45 min for a table. So we did that and ordered our food from the Lounge. My husband got a pizza and I got the butternut squash ravioli. Both our dishes were very good. We didn't really fit with the demographic of the Castello Ristorante, which seemed to be age 50+, and maybe that's why we were encouraged to go to the Lounge, but we had a very tasty meal anyway!

  • Visited July 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good Food....Service not so great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Good restaurant, food was good, but took forever for our waitress to even come to our table.....15-20 minutes. With kids that's a little tough. But could have been an off night.

Visited July 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Surprising Italian in Banff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Pretty restaurant in the Fairmont. Relatively small, but very comfortable, and not loud. Excellent service. Limited (almost all Italian) wine list, but some excellent selections. The Arugula salad is superior: Fresh greens, good seasoning...as good as I've had. The Eggplant Lasagna is very well done and worth ordering. Two friends had the sausage with pasta; mixed reviews. They make their own gelato, and it's terrific.
Not exactly local type cuisine, but really good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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