Fine Dining at Cassios Italian Restaurant
Cassios Italian Restaurant offers some of the finest Casual Dining in Jasper Alberta. If your travel plans are taking you to the Canadian Rockies in Jasper National Park, then you simply must make a point of dining at Cassios downtown.
A casual restaurant with a beautiful décor serving freshly prepared Fine Italian Cuisine.
Jasper Alberta’s Finest Restaurant
My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at Cassios on our recent visit to Jasper and what a fabulous meal it was! It definitely was the highlight of our BC / Alberta tour this season. What a special treat to have the opportunity to enjoy such fine dining on our journey.
Located directly in the heart of downtown Jasper and across the street from the town’s heritage train station, the restaurant is ideally located with easy access and parking.
Your Hosts at Cassios
Once you step into the dining room, it’s easy to tell that your hosts Anna and Mike have devoted a labor of love and devotion into their restaurant. The décor and setting is simply beautiful and certainly well above the standards of a casual dining establishment.
Anna explained that their chefs prepare real Italian cuisine with true distinct flavors derived from old family recipes obtained over the years. Your host Mike Cassios parents were the original owners of Cassios dating back to the 1930’s in Ontario, Canada. Their mouth – watering recipes date back to the early days when the restaurant employed Italian Immigrant Staff that brought their hidden secrets overseas to the new country. Today, their traditional dishes still live on at the New Cassios here in Jasper.
All their dishes on the menu are prepared with fresh ingredients, including Alberta home grown products wherever possible.
Cassios Extensive Menu & Wine List
The menu is just too large to mention, but includes choices that surely will please most everyone. Choose from a delicious selection of appetizers including antipasti, soups, salads and more. The main dinner is abundant with a wide variety of main pasta dishes, steak, chicken and fish to choose from. There are also daily specials and during our visit, a special Mother’s Day weekend menu!
The wine list is extensive with your choice of red and white world renowned wines, served by the bottle or glass.
Special Mother’s Day Special Menu
The entire menu looked absolutely delicious, but this being a special occasion, we decide on the choices from their unique Mother’s Day menu. Below is a sneak peak of what my wife and I enjoyed for dinner on this special evening and just what you can expect when dining at Cassios.
Mozzarella Garlic Loaf
Warm torpedo bun, fior di latte mozzarella, Italian herbs with garlic butter
This surprise from our host Anna was absolutely mouth-watering. What a great starter and well worth leaving room for before enjoying your main course. Served hot and melt in your mouth delicious!
Taigliatelle with Shrimp
Homemade egg pasta served with shrimp, plum tomatoes, garlic, scallions, pecorino romano
I chose the pasta dish made with homemade egg pasta served with shrimp, plum tomatoes, garlic, scallions, pecorino romano. This was an excellent choice with outstanding egg pasta and large jumbo shrimp.
Salmon filet, blue crab, fresh asparagus, hollandaise sauce, linguine
My wife selected the Salmon Oscar from the special menu. A tender salmon filet, blue crab, fresh asparagus, hollandaise sauce, linguine. Another amazing dish served with to perfection!
A great deal of devotion is taken in serving such fine dishes in what your hosts refer to as a casual restaurant. The menu and servings are nothing less than what you would expect at a premier fine dining restaurant, but at a fraction of the cost. It was a special treat to discover and dine at this establishment in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Special Dessert – Cannoli
Italian pastry, filled with Kahlua, ricotta & marscapone cream, whip cream, pecans, caramel sauce
This special dessert came highly recommended from their special occasion menu and although we were completely satisfied from our main course, we opted to share.
It was truly unique, delicious and definitely has you wanting more!
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Cassios and it’s no wonder that they have received the tripadvisor certificate of excellence award and other accolades over the years. The service is excellent, meals are outstanding and the prices very reasonable for this quality of dining.
Below, I have listed the restaurants official website for your convenience, where you can access much more detailed information including a full menu and wine list, hours of operation and much more.
Safe travels & Happy Dining!
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A Big Thanks to Cassios Italian Restaurant for hosting our dinner on our recent visit to Jasper, Alberta. All content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.