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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; Arancini; Cozze: PEI mussels in chili orange cream sauce
  • Bruschetta Trio: Tomato, basil, garlic, parmesan; Duck Confit: pistachio, charred greens, orange vincotto; Burrata & Prosciutto: red pepper jelly
  • Salads: Caprese: cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, basil pesto; Mixed Greens: salt cured beets, arugula, endive, candied walnuts, white balsamic dressing; Romaine: prosciutto, parmesan, crostini, egg, roasted garlic dressing
  • Seafood Linguine: BC mussels, shrimp, market fish, white wine, house spun butter and peperoncino cream sauce
  • Sausage Rigatoni: calabrese sausage, smoked cherry tomato rosé
  • Wild Boar Cannelloni: ricotta, mozzarella, seasonal vegetables, basil oil, vermouth cream sauce
  • Funghi Porcini Risotto: marsala mushroom broth, roasted garlic, truffle pecorino, arugula sprouts
  • Pizzas: Margherita; Funghi: basil arugula pesto, mushroom, parmigiano, pecorino, truffle, lemon olive oil; Fennel Sausage: mozzarella, romano, tomato, roasted pepper
  • Arctic Char Piccata: peperoncino potato, candied tomato, lemon artichoke caper sauce
  • Chicken Parmigiano: taglaitelle, san marzano, pesto
  • Roasted Alberta Lamb Sirloin: fava bean purée, artichokes, seasonal vegetables, agrodolce glaze, red pepper jelly
  • Grilled Vegetable Polenta Stack: crispy polenta, buffalo mozzarella, winter squash, baby bell peppers
  • Dessert: Tiramisu; Tanariva Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta; Chocolate Tart; Housemade Doughnuts

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 Wednesday/Thursday)
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