Wine and Dine
Wine Steward was very friendly and informative . Food Quality and presentation was top shelf . We enjoyed our pace for the evening !!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our service was wonderful, great waiter!!!! All around a wonderful dining evening
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the 8 course chef's
We enjoyed the 8 course chef's menu with premium wine pairing. A meal that I will never forget. Unbelievable experience with the enthusiasm of the restaurant server, Sommallier, and all other staff.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
A magical anniversary
We were looking for a special place for our wedding anniversary, and Teatro was the right choice!
Wonderful atmosphere, perfect service and amazing food.
We're quite the foodies, and although we can enjoy simple food, sometimes we crave something more special, interesting and challenging. Teatro was all that - nothing was benign, everything was special.
We will come back for other special occasions, for sure.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and service
We had another fantastic meal at Teatro. Everything was perfect except for a rather slow-arriving main course, but the wait staff made up for it by keeping us informed about what was going on and refilling our wine on the house.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our experience so much we came back the next night! The food was amazing, the service fabulous and the over all experience far exceeded our expectations (and they were pretty high).
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional food and service
The food was fresh and delicious! We were brought an amuse-bouche - nice touch. Appetizers we chose calamari and Caesar salad. Calamari was nice and crisp and Caesar salad was light and fresh - anchovy was not overwhelming which we prefer. Entrees we had olive-crusted halibut and striped sea bass which were both excellent. Dessert we had creme brûlée and I think it was strawberry panna cotta - perfect ending! Beautiful plates of food that tasted fabulous. We enjoyed great cocktails and fine wine. Our server Mitch was exceptional. The ambience was lovely - we sat in a cozy booth and did not feel crowded. From hostess to server, all staff were friendly, attentive and professional - such a pleasant experience. We will be back!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Teatro Experience
Loved the food, great service. Our waiter Adrian was spectacular at accommodating me and my girlfriend with our food allergies. The presentation was superb, and the atmosphere was quite nice. The one drawback was that we went during stampede. It seemed a bit tacky that some people were wearing cowboy hats into a top tier restaurant. I mean, c'mon people... We're here to eat, not to settle the west in a horse-drawn wagon.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our table decided to take on the tasting menu. Everything was very good. I have been to Teatro twice in the past and ordered off the menu. Both visits blew me away, this time it was still very good but not the same as before. Also the tasting menu portions were too small for the price paid. I have done tastings at many restaurants around the globe and can confidently say that this was over priced.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent & Interesting
Knowledgeable wait staff, prompt service but not a rushed delivery of courses, delicious presentation & impressed by the formality of personal walk to the door ensuring we had a positive dining experience.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was a lovely
This restaurant was a lovely discovery ... delicious. We loved the whole atmosphere of the place. And the sommelier was excellent!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fit for Foodies
This was my first time to visit Teatro's. I liked the ambience and the service was amazing. My husband really enjoyed his prime rib, but I found both my salad and entree bland, although beautifully presented.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Patio faces olympic park. Most people dont know its there.
Food was excellent but $150 for lunch is not for the faint of heart
7/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Romantic 10 yr anniversary dinner
What a stunning restaurant. Such a lovely setting; interesting in history and we even had a tour of the basement. Excellent service, very attentive and did not feel rushed. My husband's prime rib was tough, however. But, to accommodate this; the chef tasted it and took off the menu immediately. The soup was out of this world. My rack of lamb was succulent. Very comfortable seating and a special place for ladies to place their bags so not on the floor. We had a very memorable 10 yr anniversary meal. It is a little on the noisy side however. But definitely going back and would highly recommend!!!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had a wonderful
My husband and I had a wonderful date night at Teatro. The service was outstanding, and accommodated all of our needs. The food was presented beautifully- and had an abundance of flavour. What a great atmosphere, we sat in a corner banquet and loved the quiet, romantic atmosphere. The building has so much character, and all around high level of sophistication.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Teatro and fully appreciate the full service their staff delivers. The food was exceptional, highly recommend the Lobster risotto and the Caprese salad. Normally the desserts are hard to choose from, but this time they seemed to be lacking with unique options, as we have seen in the past. The two glasses of champagne to celebrate our anniversary were also a nice added touch to the evening.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went out looking for the BEST, and we were not left disappointed. More than fantastic service, and we were taken aback RIGHT when we got in. very personable. they knew who we were and had our reservation ready right as we walked in. it was quite flooring. service and food was immediate. I would recommend any special occasion to anyone of my friends. There was no bias towards age, or stature. If you are there and are ready to take on the bill, be ready to be treated like royalty.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the food, service even better
The food was top notch. We had the tasting menu and loved every dish (which is a bit rare). But what really set Teatro apart was the service. The sommelier was away for the evening, so the director of wines helped us pick a bottle of amazing wine to go with our meal. He was a great listener and shared and interesting story about the wine producer. Our server was attentive, funny & helpful.
Some of the food highlights was the red pepper soup, the risotto & the beef cheeks.
Would definitely be back for our next special occasion.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a great place to take my husband for a special occasion. It is wonderful to sit and appreciate a place with great architecture and natural light from the gloriously huge windows. We were seated at a booth, which enabled us to sit closer together to enjoy our meal. Our bottle of Malbec was wonderful and the oysters were divine! So was dinner. We were able to saunter down Stephen Avenue after dinner and the great part is we can actually almost walk home from the restaurant. You do need a bit of money to eat here though so it is an occasional spot for us.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Read it was in top 50 in Canada
So we picked this restaurant as it was rated in Canda's top 50. This is not the case at all. The fact that they had 7 other restaurants in calgary above it is a joke. This place was phenomenal. Best service I have ever had - Thomas ask for him he will make your evening. Best rissoto ever and my wife had the lamb and it was to die for. Had the Tune tartar for appetizer and it was flawless.Then came dessert. The creme brule paired with a hungarian desert wine (a gift suggestion from Thomas) was an explosion of flavour. What a perfect pairing. All and all We ate at two others from this top 50 list inlcufiding the highest rated and this restaurant was by far the better. Thanks for making our honeymoon/weekend away absolutely perfect.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef's 8 Course Tasting Menu
My husband and I went here for our 15-yr anniversary. They spoiled us with a glass of proscecco upon arrival. We chose the Chef's Tasting menu for $125 each but didn't pair it with the suggested wine pairings (two different price points to choose from) as we probably wouldn't be able to keep up, so we opted for a nice bottle of Chianti instead, suggested by our outstanding server. The food began coming, as an art form - there were eyedroppers of drizzle done at the table, and small delightful dishes that definitely didn't make you full by the end of it, just completely satisfied. Lastly, our server took us up to the dessert prep area of the open kitchen where he made gelato using liquid nitrogen! Assolutamente glorioso!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
a real find
Arrived to a friendly, gracious, unpretentious greeting. Given choice of dining area and had nice secluded table. Server excellent. Advice on wine excellent. Food fresh and well prepared and presented. Menu choices somewhat limited. Lovely experience given the special night ----despite the prices.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Teatro...a place to brag about!
Had a wonderful and romantic dinner, staff was very friendly and attentive.
Food was delicious, cocktails were well-made and dessert was to die for.
10 on 10 for presentation and overall look & feel.
Hostess was possibly the most pleasant, caring and eager to please restaurant representative that I have ever met.
Thank you TEATRO!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eating at Teatro Restaurant was an amazing experience. Myself and my boyfriend went for my birthday and the food was phenomenal, the service was great and we felt as though we could relax and take our time with our night. This was our third time dining at Teatro, and as our previous experiences, it was all around amazing. I would recommend Teatro to all of my friends and family. The wine list was extensive, the menu was not overwhelming (but still a great variety), the staff was knowledgeable, and the atmosphere was relaxing. The chef, and his team sent out great food, that was timed to perfection, and tasted amazing! We will with out a doubt be going back in the future.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wife is happy
Wife and I had a great experience and will be going back.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretty good, but not outstanding
Everything was amazing except for the entree. I ordered scallops and found it very salty.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seafood Lasagne was excellent. Bit disappointed in the catch of the day - salmon. Not alot of flavor. Otherwise very enjoyable.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Pre-Theatre Dinner
My friend and I have dined here previously and always before attending the theatre. Teatro is across the street from the Centre for Performing Arts and so the location is ideal. However, the restaurant is not chosen solely on its location - the food and service and interior never disappoint. We look forward to returning.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I decided to take my girlfriend out for our anniversary and the experience was great. I made a special request to have the restaurant ordered some flowers for decoration and they did exactly what I asked for. For those who wants to surprise their special someone, this is definitely a great place to dine.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unmatched dining experience
I chose Teatro for the venue for my wedding anniversary. My wife and I have a young child and it is rare we get to out on our own much, so on such on occasion the venue was of paramount importance.Teatro had reserved a booth for our meal and right form the very warm welcome we received at the beginnning the evening was magical.
All food was delivered promptly and the service was polite and helpful without being the least intrusive. A highlight for me was the steak tartare - one of the finest interpretations of the dish I have tasted. Teatro has a reputation for fine dining within Calgary that is well deserved - I really cannot recommend the place enough
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best meals I've ever had
This is the second time I've eaten at Teatro, the last one in 2005. Both times have been spectacular! Amazing, amazing food, always great service and great atmosphere. It is definitely worth the price.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the hostess to the server
From the hostess to the server to the sommelier, the staff were exceptional.
The food was excellent but not exceptional. Lamb, beef tenderloin and fish were enjoyed by our table. The best part of the meal was definitely the sticky toffee dessert.
The restaurant is really a beautful space with soaring ceilings and lots of personality.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very competent service, unobtrusive
Very competent service, unobtrusive. Would highly recommend this restaurant for business entertainment.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Teatro to celebrate a special occasion and also because we wanted to try Calgary's "best restaurant". Teatro did not disappoint, from the moment we walked in it was a wonderful experience with amazing service and delicious food.
It is definitely a place to get dressed up for and celebrate a special event or a romantic dinner. It is a high-end restaurant but worth every dollar, the food was amazing, I love the hint of molecular gastronomy used in some of the dishes and the serving sizes are perfect.
The wine list is extensive and the staff definitely know their stuff. It is a beautiful place, perfect lighting and music to create an intimate feel and we felt very special indeed.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Teatro before the theatre. It was amazing as always. Our service was impeccable (i.e. wine glass was kept full - lol) and the food was delicious. The atmosphere is also so lovely. We go here about once a year - it's worth the splurge!!
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
My boyfriend and I went for a celebration dinner. Our sever was fun and helpful. The food was amazing. Overall an outstanding evening!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Overall Good Experience
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent meal at Teatro. The appetizers and mains were excellent; however, the desserts were below average for a restaurant in this price range. We would like to definitely give this restaurant another try in the near future.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best restaurant dining
The best restaurant dining experience I have had in years. Kudos.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Teatro was a great re-discovery after several years. We loved the special touches, like a stool brought for my purse and the server asking if we were going to an event afterwards (which we were). She made sure we were served quickly. Amazing food, genuinely friendly service. All in all, a first class experience.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bring a friend/client
I went to Teatro's with a client, and we had a great lunch, perfect table for talking, comfortable, and great food and service. I had the roast chicken and it was awesome. We did not have wine, we were working, but we had a friendly lunch with an excellent server. I would go again with just about anyone!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Teatro before the theatre
I've lived in Calgary for 9 years and this was my first visit to Teatro! Why did I wait so long! The entire dining experience was exceptional, and we will definitely enjoy dinner there again when we have tickets to Theatre Calgary. Or maybe just because!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best
Really like it for fist time and love to go back there again.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My partner ordered the seafood lasagna and I ordered the night special fish -trout on a wild mushroom risotto-. The plates were beyond our expectations, beautifully decorated, great contrast in textures, amazing flavours, just perfect. For desert, we shared a creeme brulée which was average, but still it was good. The only down side we found was the espresso, it had a sutil burnt taste which was unpleasant for any coffee lover.
Definitely worth the price, and we wil go back in the near future.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Calgary restaurant
Teatro is one of my favorite restaurants in Calgary, great food, respectable wine list and always good service. I'll be back,
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was awesome but rather
The food was awesome but rather overpriced for what you got.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good high end Italian restaurant
First time at this restaurant and we chose it for a special occasion. We had a more private table which was requested. Service was good. The food was presented very nicely and also tasted good. Very extensive wine list was also available. Had the calamari, soup, scallops and crab risotto. The tiramisu was light and fluffy and was delicious. Overall, very happy with our experience.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is great
The food is great, the wine is great it's not pretentious.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We hadn't been to Teatro for quite some time, but the food and service is still top notch. Will make it a regular for "before the Jack Singer shows".
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eight Course Meal
For a special treat - go for the 8 course meal. The portions are suprisingly large and the wine pairing was an excellent compliment to the food. The only disappointment was the cheese round - goats cheese and a few beets. It was bland to say the least. I would have preferred a honey or jam instead of the beets to add flavour. The service started great but we seemed to be forgotten later in the evening. We were told someone would be right back for our coffee order, but no one returned and eventually we asked for the bill. Otherwise, the foie gras was outstanding, the soup and salad courses devine and the overall meal an excellent adventure.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was an evening that didn't disappoint! We enjoyed the tasting menu with the wine pairings. The food was good and beautifully presented. There were one or two of the courses that were a bit on the bland side. The wine pairings were spot on and the service was exceptional once our waiter discovered that we knew about food and did not have to explain to us what a velouté is.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM