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
New Year's Eve: Table d'hôte MenuCA$217.00 per personPrepaid
Dec 31, 2021 onlyCherish 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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
cornmeal dusted | arrabbiata sauce | cherry bomb peppers | parsley
briny mixed clams | mussels | squid | arbol chili | pancetta, lemon
burrata | alberta tomatoes | cold pressed canola oil | torn basil | grilled ciabatta
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.
Our server/bartender was amazing!!!! Would 100% recommend
Good and service were great! Look forward to coming back soon.
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.
Fantastic food and atmosphere! Will be back again!
Excellent food, Lovely service
Great service, delicious food and quiet atmosphere, perfect for date night.
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!
Great place for an anniversary dinner.
Thank you for accommodating my halal request we were very satisfied with the portion and taste . The service was amazing
Great meal and service was excellent. David took very good care of us and was very attentive to our needs.
Excellent food, very good cocktails and friendly service
Very good Service and food
The food was excellent! The ambience was incredible! The service with David was impeccable and all while experiencing the phenomenal views of Banff Springs!
Amazing service, food and overall experience
Visit our son.
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
Took my mom for her 81st birthday. The food was amazing! Definitely recommend.
We could only get a table in the lounge, dining room looked lovely.
Lamb shank outstanding, eggplant very good. Waiter was excellent
Fabulous. In all aspects. Excellent food ambiance and service. A little pricey but a special occasion experience
The restaurant was absolutely lovely. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and very attentive. From appetizers to desserts was beautifully executed. Totally recommend
Top notch cuisine ex and service. Calamari best ever. Parking was the most expensive course!!
Good food and amazing service.
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!
Wonderful room with top notch food and service. Great wine list, too!!
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.
Fabulous food & service. Great wine selection. Not cheap, but a great experience.
We really enjoyed our Christmas Dinner in spite of it being in August.
Great food and service.
Everything was delicious. Very friendly staff.
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.
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!
Service was greatly lacking. It was very impersonal.
The food was good.
Outstanding. One of our favorites for special occasions. Love the remodel and renovation - great ambience.
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.
Beautiful ambiance and attentive service. The food was great and wine list plentiful.
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!
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.
Affordable class in a great setting....................
My seafood linguini was only mildly warm when delivered to the table.
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.