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Teatro Restaurant
Teatro Restaurant

Teatro Restaurant Details

  • 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: Italian, Continental
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Hands down our new favourite. The staff and food was amazing. Our waiter was Michael B. We came for our anniversary. We were greeted and seated and brought two glasses of prosecco. Complimentary. Service was amazing. Wine/water always filled and knowledgable on menu. Our dessert was on the house. Noise level was minimum which was nice. Food was tasty and decent portions. Beautiful decor. It was a wonderful dining experience. Will be back with friends definitely!!!"
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "My wife Laura and I really enjoyed our dinner at Teatro. The food was amazing, the wine list incredibly deep, the ambiance beautiful. But Andrea may be the best server we have ever had. Knowledgable about the food and the wine, gracious, and friendly. We felt like we walked away having made a new friend."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Absolutely the best lasagna I have ever had. My wife had the Ravioli and was very impressed as well. Very good dining experience. We both fealt very satisfied afterwards. Will return soon."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "The four of us indulged in the Chef's 8 Course Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings, and we were not disappointed! Each course was tasty and interesting, and the wine got better and better! The best part was our server, Mitch, who was outstanding!"
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "We've been here in the past and found the cannelloni absolutely delicious. This time around they told us the seafood lasagna would be the same. Unfortunately, the seafood was only alright and the sauce was too dry. This dish was not very disappointing. The prawn spaghetti was also too salty. Generally the rest of the meal was good, but not good enough that I would go back."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "My downtown client used the words "delightful lunch" to describe our booking at Teatro. I am very comfortable bringing anyone there now, especially people I want to impress. The menu is perfect for anyone, from fish to beef, and a glass of wine, or water, all works! I will return when I want a good meal with people I enjoy. Great service too, which is sometimes hard to find in busy downtown Calgary."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Compliments to the chef. Everything we ordered was great. Best Caesar salad in the city. Loved the lamb and fois gras torchon!"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary. We had not been to Teatro for sometime and it was so great to go there again. Food was amazing, our waitress was fabulous...we were even greeted with two glasses of Champaign. The whole evening was very memorable."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Teatro for her 30th birthday and ordered the chef's tasting, it was well worth the price, we got to taste all of the best food on the menu, it was well worth the price, the food was simply amazing!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Had the caprese, the beef tenderloin & tiramisu all were absolutely delicious! Seciond visit to this restaurant and would definately return for the food & service high standards."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Teatro has an amazing atmosphere with proper elegant service and fantastic food. Our waiter was over the top in ensuring our dinner was perfect. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Calgary, definitely a must try."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Great lunch; the halibut special was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was attentive, but not overbearing. Timing was perfect given it was a weekday business lunch. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "My husband and I went for our anniversary and had a great time. Fanastic ambience- gorgeous building. They gave us a complimentary glass of champagne to start- such a great surprise. We did the 8 course tasting menu which took just over 2 hours. We highly recommend it. Each course was fantastic and we were not over-stuffed by the end. For the dessert course, we were brought up to the kitchen to watch it being made. It was a cool twist to end our meal. Our server was very knowledgable about the wine list and we thoroughly enjoyed our selection. Overall a great evening and we look forward to going back."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Very interesting setting in an old bank, the wine list is amazing, had a reasonably prices Loire Valley Vouvray for $85. Excellent professional service. Had the Cornish Game Hen and would definitely recommend this dish."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Everything was perfect. Great service and the 8 courses chef menu tasting was absolutely fantastic."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went there for our anniversary. We are country people, so we felt a little out of place in such a elegant restaurant. Serving sizes were small, I expected more for the price. The food was wonderful though. For two people, one drink each, our bill was around $120."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Second time at Teatro, and we were not let down. Dinner and service were amazing! Still dreaming about the wine that was recommended to us by our terrific server. Thanks for a great night again!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great service, delicious food. Patio was beautiful - wonderful to sit and enjoy the weather while dining. Nicole was a friendly and informative server. Very much enjoyed our evening. She even brought dessert of our choice on the house as the staff felt that our entrees were not out as soon as they should have been. Wow - a pleasant surprise! This was our 2nd visit and we have had great service and delicious food both times. We will be back!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Had a great experience at this restaurant. I took my wife here for our 16th anniversary and it was the perfect pick. Food was delicious service was very friendly and prompt and the wine list was massive. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Really nice. We were all impressed with how well the food was prepared. Cooked and seasoned to perfection."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Food was terrific and so was the wine. Terrific wine list."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We really like this restaurant, but would like to see more authentic Italian dishes on the menu. Service and ambience are very good. We were never rushed.,"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Nice dinner but for the price expected a lot better..."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Great food, service and a great sommelier. Definitely one of Calgary's top restaurants."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Its a great place to go to for special occasions the food was excellent , the service was attentive but not over whelming ."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Teatro for our Fifth Year Wedding anniversary. Our experience could not have been better. Food, service and ambiance all exceeded our expectations. Our server, Nicole, was engaging, knowledgable, and attentive without being smothering. We brought in our own wine -though they do have an amazing and extensive wine list of their own- and she made menu suggestions that paired perfectly. We started with the beef carpaccio, then had the beef short rib shells, lamb shoulder gnocchi and finished with the scallops. My husband is still talking about the scallops! They treated us to complimentary caramel ice cream made with nitrogen. We got to go up to the pass and watch while they made it. Best ice cream I've ever had."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Restaurant knew exactly the clientele that typically dine there. How so you ask? My significant other recently received a pricey hand bag from me for her Birthday to add to her collection... when she was looking for a place to put it, the waiter automatically offered a 'handbag stool' to her in which she graciously accepted. One quick look around showed that all the other women with the high priced merchandise also had the stool. Great food and was not a hoity toity small portions as some restaurants attempt. There was even food taken in a Teatro cloth doggy bag. Definitely a place to take someone for a romantic evening or to celebrate. Price is on the steeper side but you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We love everything about Teatro; food, service and ambiance."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had an awesome meal, nice table, and I was happy to bring a client there, and she was happy! Great service too."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Delicious food (particularly the pasta). The service itself was as good as I've encountered in Calgary. Our server was attentive, polite and made sure we were never left wanting, all without being overly intrusive. In a city like Calgary where service seems to be on the lower end of the spectrum, our experience was just about perfect."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food was amazing and worth every penny, service was really good as well. Didn't particularly like where we were seated. Off tucked away in a corner right beside the A/C register and was freezing during our dinner so we had to ask to have it turned down. Would definitely be back though and hope for a better table."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Had the 8course tasting menu it was absolutely incredible best meal I have had in a long time. Still thinking about it... It was 10 out of 10!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary and the food was fantastic. Our reservation was for 8 and we didn't get a table until about 810 however they set us up at the bar for cocktails and then paid for those drinks for us. It was very good. The waiter was outstanding and made great suggestions."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We've been going to Teatro from the beginning, over 15years. It has managed to maintain its overall high standards over time."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "A favourite due to the consistently excellent quality of food, presentation and service. Excellent for meeting lunches not only for the good impression left, but you can actually talk and hear one another!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We're both huge foodies and are always trying new restaurants, foods, etc. I found it was in the top 2 restos in Calgary so I booked an reservation. We got there and were immediately impressed with the décor! Ceiling to floor doors, tall back couch-benches, beautiful and simple accents all over. You see the cooks working away but you're not distracted. We were taken to a booth and it felt private even though you're facing the room. The hostess took us early, the waiter read his tables perfectly! At first he was very professional and once he realised we were extra easy-going he starting making jokes but keeping the atmosphere still high-end. We both didn't order any wine, etc. Go here. It's amazing."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening. This kind of place is worth going to on a special occasion, will we be going monthly likely not. I've had as enjoyable meals out for a fraction of the price. However you are paying for a beutiful building and location, and your paying to be spoiled. The staff will spoil you and treat you like royalty."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "we had a lovely evening enjoying the food and ambience"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This was the first time we have gone to this restaurant and so we had some general expectations but were open to how different restaurants operate. The building, ambiance, and staff were great exactly what we would expect. Where things fell short was the food. We had the calamari which was cooked perfectly but was bland without using the aioli, my wife had the tortellini and I had the meatballs. The tortellini was also very bland and nothing special and although the meatballs were very rich the texture reminded me of a Salisbury steak. We opted out of the desert, my wife was looking for a simple cake but everything was complex so we ended up finishing our meal elsewhere. So for the cost we were disappointed."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We were there for dinner with our friends on Sunday night during stampede week. we thoroughly enjoyed the starter, the main course and the wine list. Our waiter was bright, efficient, and well versed regarding the menu and other events going on in Calgary."
    Dined on 7/6/2014