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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: fried calamari; olives and artichokes; charred octopus
  • Bruschetta Trio: tomato (anchovy, reggiano); lemon olive oil cured tuna (pistacio, arugula, orange); chicken liver paté (watercress, fig, and honey balsamic)
  • Salads: Caprese; chopped (charred frisee, radicchio, ricotta, hazelnuts); romaine (pancetta, reggiano, crostini, egg, anchovy dressing)
  • Linguine: clams, white wine, reggiano, house spun butter
  • Smoked duck tortellini: san marzano, fennel, Sicilian olives
  • Cannelloni: parma ham, spinach, ricotta, san marzano
  • Wagyu beef bolognese: fennel sausage, san marzano, radiatore pasta
  • Pizzas: margherita; funghi (basil arugula peston, mushroom, gotgonzola, parmigiano, lemon olive oil); salami (mozzarella, tomato, oregano, pepperoncini)
  • Speck wrapped BC halibut: fava beans, olive oil potato, smoked tomato pesto
  • Chicken parmigiano: spaghetti, san marzano, house mozzarella
  • Porchetta: cannellini beans, chard, yellow carrots, gremolata, pearl onions
  • Mixed seafood grill: shrimp, octoppus, calamari, clams, fish, broccolini, yellow corn polenta
  • Dessert: tiramisu; panna cotta (gluten-free, pistacio, honey, sour cherry); lemon semifreddo (gluten-free, lemon jam, cream, almond crumble, thyme); caffé Castello (Baileys, frangelico, coffee)

Mains$20 to $49

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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