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Castello Ristorante


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Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray Avenue
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Experience an authentic taste of Italy at this restaurant with exquisite cuisine that reflects the Fairmont’s farm-to-table philosophy. Locally sourced, organic and sustainable products are used whenever possible. All pasta is handmade by Canmore Pasta Co. Favourite ingredients include Valbella Canmore cured meats, Fairwinds Farm cheese and Hotchkiss Farms produce. The wine list allows a meaningful exploration of Italy’s wine regions and smaller producers.


Castello Ristorante has an elegant Italian courtyard setting. Since this intimate venue is a Fairmont hotel favourite with a large and loyal following, reservations are highly recommended. The dress code is smart casual. The restaurant is beside the Ramsay Lounge; sit at the mahogany bar and enjoy a pre-dinner drink.

Menu Samples

  • Appetizers: arancini (breaded risotto balls); West Coast albacore tuna crudo; calamari; housemade meatballs (beef, veal pork); heritage beef carpaccio
  • Crostini (bread): burrata (prosciutto di parma, herb salad); housemade lardo (cipollini onions, gorgonzola); smoked trout (caper aioli, red onion)
  • Soup: zucchini with pine nut butter, crema, chives
  • Salads: Caprese; arugula (prosciutto, piave vecchio cheese, herb bread crumbs, hen‘s egg, white anchovy dressing)
  • Linguine (clams, chilies, homemade pancetta); Ravioli (ricotta, zucchini, olives, arugula, Parmesan); Bucatini (charred tomatoes, duck bolognese)
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs: piave vecchio cheese, basil, san marzano tomatoes
  • Carrot Cavatelli: pasta with beans, carrots, garlic artichoke scallion sauce
  • Pizzas: smoked duck; summer zucchini (buffalo mozzarella); margherita
  • Milk Fed Veal Tenderloin: smoked nugget potatoes, squash, pancetta veal jus
  • Alberta Lamb Florentine: fennel gnocchi, baby turnips, spinach, natural jus
  • Duck Breast: smoky eggplant, rapini, borlotti beans, porcini duck sauce
  • Whole Ruby Trout: radicchio, pine nuts, lemon risotto, bottarga
  • West Coast Halibut: fava beans, radish, pepperoncini, tomato, mussels
  • Dessert: tiramisu; milk chocolate panna cotta (gluten-free); lemon semifreddo (gluten-free); chiacchiere (honey, preserves, cream); caffé affogato

Mains$19 to $42

Drinks: wines $50 to $450, 71 choices, $10 to $16 by the glass, 13 choices; dessert wines and ports (flights available); sherries; specialty coffees

Friday to Tuesday 6 to 9:30 pm (closed Wed/Thurs)
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