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“Still excellent”

Castello Ristorante
Ranked #65 of 148 Restaurants in Banff
Price range: $17 - $33
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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.
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Ate here last time we stayed at the Fairmont, and we thought we would try it again to see if last time was a fluke. Nope, still excellent. My wife had the chicken and I had the veal, and they were both terrific. Wine list is very extensive, but be aware that the markup is much higher here than at most other places - only other time I've seen markups like these are in Vancouver. Because the restaurant is small it is has a great atmosphere, so it's a great place for a romantic meal. Portions are generous, but save room for dessert, which is a highlight.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We had difficulty booking because the restaurant was so popular. We ended up accepting a later time 8.30pm than we wanted. When we got there we realized why it is difficult to get in to. A small restaurant so not many covers.

This all made for an intimate atmosphere and very good service. The food was good, I particularly enjoyed the calamari starter. A quality selection of Italian wines available. My pasta main course was very tasty but perhaps the spaghetti a little over done for my liking.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We had a lovely dinner here while staying at the hotel our server was great also the maitre de my wife had the muscles and i had the calamari both very good we both had the veal scaloppine for main also quite good overall a nice experience,

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1  Thank RobertMPerth
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Lovely small intimate restaurant, great food & service
Booking is probably required in advance
Unfortunately we had a power cut whilst there but this made for more romantic dining & staff coped admirably

1  Thank The_hammonds_11
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Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Well prepared food, great service, not for a romantic experience but we enjoyed the experience. Wine list lacking in choices. Crispy breaded risotto arancini was excellent. Arugula pear salad fantastic, great presentation. Linguini with pepper and spicy sausage was phenomenol! Even spaghetti with meatballs was very nice! Overall, the best restaurant at the Banff Springs!

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