Castello Italiana

4.7
368 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Italian
When in Banff its mandatory to rediscover the taste for la dolce vita!

What can be more mouth-watering than enjoying the rich and diverse flavours of modern Italian cuisine? From tempting appetizers, hand-made pasta and the ultra-thin, ultra-delicious pizza's, Castello Italiana will have you playing on your passions for rustic Italian food.

Come celebrate the simple pleasures of great food, wine and company with an authentic Italian meal at Castello Italiana.

Looking for a more casual atmosphere? Join us in the Ramsay Bar!

This venue is participating in the Restrictions Exemptions Program

• A valid Proof of Vaccination is required to enter this venue.
• Alternatively, guests can provide a proof of a privately paid Negative PCR or Rapid test within 72 hours of service, or a proof of Medical exemption.
• Guests under 12 years old will not be required to provide a proof of vaccinations or others

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve: Table d'hôte Menu

    CA$217.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Cherish special moments together in this intimate candlelight setting. Treat yourself to a unique New Year's Eve experience with our table d'hôte menu. Explore exquisite flavours from our locally sourced menu and enjoy award winning Canadian wines. Adults only. Price does not include beverages.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 368 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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KarenM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience1

Very disappointed that the dining experience was not what it used to be. The food was bland and the ambiance was nonexistent. The sauce on the veal Pharm tasted like canned spaghetti sauce and the ravioli had no taste whatsoever. The Caesar salad was small and also had stale croutons. The best part of the meal was my sons dessert. The music was loud and and weird mix of anything but Italian! However the staff was attentive, polite and professional, they should not be penalized for the tasteless food. Unfortunate as we always made a point in the past to dine here when in town.

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KristinM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server/bartender was amazing!!!! Would 100% recommend

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RyanS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good and service were great! Look forward to coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

To start our focaccia came out hard and definitely not fresh. Then my pasta came out cold as did my sons calamari. They happily re-made it and brought it out quickly. My pasta was warm, and it was ‘ok’, but certainly not the standard we would expect from a fairmont. My sons crispy calamari came back hot but anything but crispy. To compensate the waiter said he didn’t charge us for my sons refills on soft drinks. I’ve never wrote a poor review, or sent back a meal. Overall we were trying to treat ourselves to something special, and this one definitely fell flat for the price. Disappointing at best and not worth the value.

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CharleneZ
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere! Will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, Lovely service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, delicious food and quiet atmosphere, perfect for date night.

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Jayme
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meal yet again! Staff were extremely attentive and helpful. Dining with young children can be a challenge, but the staff went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. There is a reason we keep coming back!

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vipRick
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for an anniversary dinner.

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AishaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for accommodating my halal request we were very satisfied with the portion and taste . The service was amazing

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lifeisgood
Edmonton
55 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and service was excellent. David took very good care of us and was very attentive to our needs.

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DanielleB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, very good cocktails and friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good Service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent! The ambience was incredible! The service with David was impeccable and all while experiencing the phenomenal views of Banff Springs!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, food and overall experience

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Toddu
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visit our son.

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EBee
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Beautiful hotel, beautiful dining room and excellent service. ... but....the food and menu are nothing special or unique. I can get everything on the menu somewhere else for half the cost. There was limited value for the cost.. Unfortunately it will not be on our list of restaurants to go when we return. Just not ... special anymore

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my mom for her 81st birthday. The food was amazing! Definitely recommend.

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KimberlyB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We could only get a table in the lounge, dining room looked lovely.
Lamb shank outstanding, eggplant very good. Waiter was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous. In all aspects. Excellent food ambiance and service. A little pricey but a special occasion experience

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vipCristinaL
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was absolutely lovely. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and very attentive. From appetizers to desserts was beautifully executed. Totally recommend

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Gregory
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch cuisine ex and service. Calamari best ever. Parking was the most expensive course!!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and amazing service.

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RaynaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting Banff, Alberta for the first time. Tried several restaurants and Castello Italiana was the one we chose for a second visit. For us, it was a flawless combination of absolutely delicious food with lovely ambience and wonderful service. We had the Bruschetta, Caprese salad, Caesar Salad, Risotto, Eggplant Parmesan and Spaghetti with Grandma Nonna’s Meatballs. All were excellent. Great options for those who prefer vegetarian. Nice wine selections for pairing. Shared the lemoncello panna cotta for dessert. So good. On our final night in Banff, pasta and delish appetizers were the perfect comfort foods as this destination is magical and we look forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful room with top notch food and service. Great wine list, too!!

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LeanneG
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The Caesar salad tasted like bagged lettuce with brown pieces mixed in. The pasta came undercooked and had to be re made. We each ate separately. The service we had was exceptional, although no discount was offered for the inconvenience or subpar food. I would not recommend for dinner, but a nice atmosphere and service for drinks.

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GuyF
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food & service. Great wine selection. Not cheap, but a great experience.

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Betty
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our Christmas Dinner in spite of it being in August.
Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious. Very friendly staff.

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been wanting to go to this place for a while, and it did not disappoint. Great service, and the food was top notch. 10/10. Sea bass and veal were both amazing.

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JillianR
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! This restaurant came highly recommended and I can see why!! The food, ambiance, and service were incredible. I had the charred corn ravioli and tiramisu. Service was prompt and efficient. Would absolutely go again!

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Melissa
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

Service was greatly lacking. It was very impersonal.
The food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

Anniversary

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StephanieK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding. One of our favorites for special occasions. Love the remodel and renovation - great ambience.

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TheresaR
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

The calamari was some of the best I have had other than straight from the fishing boat. The portion sizes were very generous perhaps too much for one person. Will share next time. Service was very good and went out of way to accommodate seating given COVID guidelines in place. The background music spoilt the ambience as it was more suited to an elevator than a good Italian restaurant.

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vipJocelynE
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and attentive service. The food was great and wine list plentiful.

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MunchieS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I liked the place because it had several vegetarian options (unlike 1888 & Vermilion) so that’s why we chose it. But we all enjoyed food etc. It was a nice evening!

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vipMyWineThyme
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing for special occasion, celebration dining or just a quiet pamper evening. Paula and Jody are phenomenal professional and highly attentive servers. The dining room is quaint and stunning, and the food never disappoints. This has been a favourite of our for almost 20years and will be back often.

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MichaelandCassie
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Affordable class in a great setting....................

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GeoffK
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My seafood linguini was only mildly warm when delivered to the table.

FAQs

Castello Italiana is rated 4.7 stars by 368 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.