Teatro Restaurant
Teatro Restaurant

Teatro Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.teatro.ca/
  • Phone: (403) 290-1012
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday from 11:30am
    Dinner:
    Nightly from 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Italian
  • Executive Chef: John Michael MacNeil
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Working in conjunction with the function coordinator.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Street SE
  • Public Transit: The C-train stations- Olympic Plaza and 1 st, are located on 7th Avenue and 1 Street SE, behind the restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available under the Calgary Performing Arts Centre, entrance on Macleod Trail just north of 9th Avenue. Parking is also available under the Telus Convention Centre (access via Macleod Trail South, just south of 7th Avenue SW). After 6pm, free street parking is available on Stephen Avenue Mall (8th Avenue SW).
A word from Teatro Restaurant
Teatro, translated as ‘theatre’ in Italian, pays homage to our restaurant’s location in Calgary’s arts and theatre district. For over 20 years, Teatro has been serving contemporary Mediterranean cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere housed in the historic Toronto Dominion Bank (est.1911). Our award winning wine cellar hosts over 13,500 bottles and features 1100 labels, with a focus on the fine wines of Italy and Bordeaux. A truly unique fine dining experience can be enjoyed with our eight course Chef’s Tasting Menu. We also offer both private and semi-private dining options for large groups.

Our 3 Course Express Lunch for $25 is an exceptional dining selection for busy downtown diners. Showcasing local and seasonal ingredients this feature menu changes weekly. Follow us @TeatroCalgary for details.

Business casual dress attire and reservations are recommended.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Teatro Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (117)fit for foodies (94)romantic (92)notable wine list (88)good for groups (23)neighborhood gem (23)great for lunch (21)hot spot (16)great for outdoor dining (10)scenic view (7)late-night find (6)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Great experience - never tire of this place
    Ritzy
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    Great experience - never tire of this place - service, food, wine list, ambiance are all top notch. Remains one of Calgary's top restaurants for a reason.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jack Singer Duo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Going to Teatro before the symphony is always a smooth and enjoyable experience. If all of the servicers are as attentive and as helpful as ours have been over the years then you stand a very high chance of being happy with your choices. Just ask how big or spicy the serving is and it will be described so that you can make an informed personal decision. The sea food lasagna is wonderful and filling. All the fish are fresh, of course, and the various sauces are marvelous complements to both the fish and the vegetables which accompany them. The regular Alberta meats are all there too. Teatro is meant to be a classy experience so get ready for classy at a reasonable price . Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LUNCH WITH FRIENDS
    Yissella
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised. I'm a foodie, and this has been one of the best 3 course meal I've had in Calgary. The staff was highly professional and friendly, The food was a beautifully presented and the flavours strategically combined.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Virkie
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Loved the express lunch, what a great idea. A wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    MY ALL OF OUR TENDERLOIN STEAKS WERE OVER COOKED AND DRY...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent service - we'll be back for sure!
    David
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    the waiters were prompt, courteous and every recommendation was excellent!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service, will definite return!
    Lynx
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Good food and service, will definite return! Great experience overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodieloverVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was our first time to this well-known Calgary gem and we were very impressed by the building and décor, the food and the service. Portions are generous, our waiter was welcoming and knowledgeable, fun but experienced. Loved the little stool for the purse too! I agree your handbag should not sit on the floor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    Karen
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had a very enjoyable dinner with friends. It was the perfect location for before going to Theatre Calgary. The food was excellent, though I thought the portions were a little small for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    foodforthought
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    First time there and the service was great. Dinner was pretty good and the dessert was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    Couple1
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The food is decent. Nothing blew me away or interested me enough to go back. My husband and I are a younger couple and we completely felt judged here. We were sat in a back corner even though nicer Seats were open and we had a reservation on a slower night. A table of 3 that came in 20 minutes after us were getting served way more quickly and efficiently from the kitchen and server. We waited 20 mins for 1 appetizer and about 50 mins for our entrees. The table beside us had both before us even though we were there and ordered that much earlier. Other tables around us were also getting quicker service. The dining area is very bright open concept not a nice place for a quiet romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing restaurant.
    Emilie
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The only negative comment is the salty food. Almost everything was too salty unfortunately. The service was absolutely outstanding. One of the best service in Calgary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent Food
    YYCDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    One of my favourite spots - consistently excellent and creative food from the Chef who is a real talent. This particular night (a Tuesday) was busy with insufficient staff - hurried service and somewhat displaced service at times - especially wine service - not as attentive as usual. No sommelier was present that evening. The restaurant was busy and this was declared to be "normal for a Tuesday" by our waiter - yet the staffing was inadequate. The table we were seated at had inadequate space and the chair backing onto another table was constantly bumped by the patron at that table. No one seemed to notice. Time to up the game to return to the service level we expect from such a long standing, notable and typically enjoyable restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    MBest11VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Was just a lovely experience pre-theatre, would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly enjoyable!
    archiesgirl
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    It has been several years since we've been to Teatro, I don't know why we don't go more often. The food was delicious (I had risotto that I still think about), the service was great (I was even brought a little stool to keep my purse off the floor) and the ambiance is always inviting. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Over 20 years
    burmisgal
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Once again, a wonderful dining experience at Teatro. This has been my favourite place to dine out with elegance for over 20 years. Service is personal, relaxed, and attentive, even when they are very busy. The food is consistently delicious. The rotisserie special is always a good choice for larger servings. The old bank building has the high ceilings that make conversations private and audible, even when they are crowded. The perfect place for a pre-theatre dinner, right across the street from the Jack Singer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    yum27
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Went here on a date, and would go back to enjoy a special night again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    moviegoers
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Service was outstanding but the food was just ok. Have been before and everything was wonderful, hopefully it was just bad night
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best.
    Free2Fly
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    If you want a magical, romantic night in downtown Calgary; eat at Teatro !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    ProfessorNuse
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have not been to Teatro for years and we decided to have an early meal prior to the CPO last Saturday. We were seated in a gorgeous spot with a cozy couch table. The food was excellent but the server, Michael, is really what made our meal special. He was outstanding! Accommodating, knows his wines, perfect timing, and extremely nice! I would go back just for service and ask to be seated in his section. Be prepared for a big bill however (but that is not his fault) and for a special event, it is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Splendid!
    Dinner4two
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Booked this as a surprise engagement dinner, was perfect, had the rack of lamb which was cooked to perfection, the food lives up to the grandeur of the building that it is in. would recommend it and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Blingard
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    It had been a year since my last dining experience at Teatro. I was really impressed with the food, service and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Meeting
    None
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The service was exceptionally slow. My guest had cork in his wine and when the bus boy came around and we mentioned it, he didnt understand and grinned. Business lunches need to run more swiftly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good but pricey
    eatalot
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I tried the taster menu and the premium wine pairing. Overall, the taster menu was decent but not spectacular. Some good dishes in there, like the halibut, some nothing really stood out. I've visited a number of A class restaurants across the world. Teatro didn't really stand out from a food perspective. However, there was one really impressive aspect to the night. The wine pairings were outstanding. Probably the best pairings I've sampled. Unusual and thoughtful choices showcasing wines across the world. Finally, the building is beautiful but the noise level is fairly high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Far more than convenient
    dine1234
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A practical person might think of Teatro as a convenient place to dine before a performance. We did. But after our dinner the other evening, I will think of Teatro as a worthy destination on its own. It's well worth lingering over a meal here. The food is lovely and the service exemplary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fantastic find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We picked this restaurant because it was second on a top ten list we found on line and was a five minute walk from our hotel. A fantastic find; I will definitely be back the next time I'm in Calgary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Fishleon
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great business express lunch with good price! Nice done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Johnandholly13
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Reservations were not indicated in the computer properly. I had to pull up an email to confirm with the host. Kind of embarrassing of you ask me. Under the requests part I mentioned "happy one year anniversary together" which was not mentioned. Kind of a downer. It was a special night and was not mentioned. There was a goodwill discount which was $20 but apart from a $45 tip on a $150 bill all I got was a "I will never forget that night forever" by my loved one i took out that night
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    foodie100VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Very pleased! We eat out at great restaurants a lot. This please really aims to please. We will return, and soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Viviana
    Vivi
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had tickets to the Theater on Thursdays, so I thougt we'll give it try. My friend tried the seafood lasagna since the waitress highly recommended it. I Had a apbad experience with this dish a few years ago so I had roastisary chicken. I tried a little bit of the lasagna and found the noodle is still soggy, my fired found the sauce too heavy. Although they do give you lots of seafood. The chicken was really dry and over cooked. The appetizer beef capriccio was excellent. One of the best I had. The coffee was dispointingly bad. For someone who likes weak coffee like myself, it was weak and with no aroma. The service was great. For the price they charge, I would have to say I won't go back again or recommend to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Entirely Forgettable
    BryAG
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Made a lunch reso for 3, gave it a last chance after it earned #2 spot from Avenue Magazine. Service started out positive but quickly fell apart at the entrees which took 45 minutes to come out and were sub par in terms of quality and taste. How an Italian restaurant can screw up a simple dish of pappardelle is beyond me but congrats to the kitchen staff as they were able to today. Will not return again. Comped 50% of the meal when the whole thing should have been written off. Disaster
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Express Lunch menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    It was excellent, good value, lots of food, nice variety.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality Dining in Calgary
    PaulT
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Have recently had two excellent meals at Teatro, one at lunch a couple of weeks ago, and then for an early dinner prior to a concert at the Jack Singer Hall. Both meals were superb, with menus drawn from Italian origins, but with some twists that demonstrated culinary skills and imagination of a high standard. Not cheap, but good value for money that compares favourably with quality restaurants in other major cities around the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary and the waiter brought over a complimentary glass of champagne. Then the sommelier came by and answered our questions and recommended a fantastic bottle. All in all, the dinner was great. The food was delicious too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    KellyMVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I took my Mum here as a part of a theatre night out and we fell in love with Teatros. Our server, Michael, was fantastic. He was pleasant and knowledgeable - it was nice to have a proper dinning experience on this side of the Atlantic. We weren't pressured to pay up and leave. The courses were properly spaced - allowing you time to enjoy and savor the culinary artistry of the kitchen. We then enjoyed a perfect cappuccino and their Tiramisu. Not one complaint with this meal or service. It was also the small touches like the purse stands for our bags. Marvelous experience in the heart of Calgary. Classic and can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • herbie
    herbie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    excellent restaurant with great service and SPACE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This restaurant is VERY expensive. It was good but for the price, should be outstanding. If you are looking for a $60 - $90 bottle of wine, your choices are very limited. There is lots of selections for $300 - $1,000 range.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Flower
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was our first time at Teatro, we were for lunch, the ambiance was super nice, the food outstanding, the service was a little slow but ok. Fantastic restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Again
    QuickReview
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Once again Teatro has hit the nail on the head. Their friendly and genuine service is always what separates the restaurant from the rest. Jillian was an outstanding server. Food was great and the wine pairings were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awesome experiance it to anyone
    level4don
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was great, both entre's where above expectations. Salad was not what we expected. Desert
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.