Lupo Italian Restaurant
One of our favourite meals so far in 2023 has been dinner at the Banff Hospitality Collective’s Lupo in Banff. Located on Wolf (lupo in Italian) St., the view is just as spectacular as Chef David Ryc’s Fairmont Banff Springs, Farm & Fire food.
The enchantment of the experience begins with the soaring two-level space, which is drenched in natural light and transports you to a quaint bistro in an Italian piazza.
Fully exploring this menu will take a few visits, but here are some must-tries. From the cold antipasti menu, try the delicious (and Instagramable) beef tartare pizzelle, which marries an Alberta classic with an Italian favourite.
From the warm antipasti menu, you won’t go wrong with the spicy pork and veal meatballs in a delicious pomodoro sauce.
When the occasion calls for pasta, we were deeply enamoured with the potato and raclette agnolotti – it’s a truly exceptional dish, especially for the vegetarian crowd. For meat lovers, we highly recommend the family-style 45-day-dry-aged pork porterhouse with olive oil, oregano and garlic. Of course, the pizza is fantastic. We enjoyed a classic margherita Neapolitan-style on a thin, chewy crust. For dessert, the Coppa tiramisu features local Park Distillery’s espresso vodka, espresso and mascarpone. Served in a coffee cup, it was a delightful way to end the meal.
Lupo Italian Restaurant | 208 Wolf St., Banff | 403.985.9180 | lupobanff.com