Bonterra Trattoria

4.5
2955 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Italy is a country of breathtaking beauty - both the land and the people. It is this beauty that is the inspiration for Bonterra, a lively and spirited Italian Trattoria.

Chef Christopher Hyde prepares contemporary Italian fare with the emphasis on simple, fresh ingredients with an exciting twist. Experience the passions of Italy in our casual dining room; on our stunning Tuscan terrace; or in the Wine Room for a more private event.

Our vibrant cuisine perfectly reflects the passions, style, and gusto that is the hallmark the Italian way of life.

PLEASE NOTE: all reservations guarantee a table on the INSIDE only. We will attempt to accommodate every patio request, but please be aware that the patio will be sat on a first come, first serve basis. Due to Alberta Health restrictions, we are limiting all seating to 2 hours maximum. Your entire party MUST be present to be sat. In order to ensure social distancing, please do not arrive any earlier than 5 minutes.

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Special menus

  • Christmas Brunch Pop-up

    Dec 12 - Dec 13, 2020
    Pop-up Brunch with Chef Glen Manzer, Creative Restaurants Executive Chef. You snooze, you lose your chance to try this epic Christmas italian-brunch weekend! The mouth-watering menu features some seriously tempting fare, including Sun-dried Tomato Frittata, Potato Pancakes, and Prosciutto Eggs Benedict, as well as midday eats like our Linguine Carbonara, Whipped Ricotta, and - of course! - all the bubbly.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2955 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for GFs birthday dinner. Prompt seating, restaurant looks amazing, all employees wearing masks, nice big clear dividers between tables , service was amazing, food was top notch. We were to full to try any dessert so I guess we will be returning lol

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vipAmandaH
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for an intimate dinner with great ambience. Food + service was fantastic.

JV
JennyV
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful evening with wonderful food, absolutely recommend!

HB
HarleenB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was *chefs kiss* and the service was great!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable.

Thank you to everyone at Bonterra

HK
HeatherK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Good portions. Welcoming cheerful service. Covid 19 health measures well in place and adhered to. Always a great dining experience at Bonterra.

RS
RachelS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! Would definitely go back

GF
GregF
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and menu with food cooked for taste and appearance. Truffle specials were fantastic.

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jamiep
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite downtown places to go for a meal or special occasion. Always spectacular!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Overall experience was good. Their service was excellent. However I may not go back because of the food. I found overall the food was quite salty. I have to say I am used to stronger taste food. But I still find every dish quite salty. Not bad, but consider there are many choice out there. I am not come back.

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EvanL
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was not great for the price you pay, service was slow but the waitress was good. Overall I did not like this place.

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vipmrid
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We've enjoyed Bonterra a number of times over the years and has been one of our favourites. On our recent visit, our meals were great and were definitely up to our expectations. The service, however, was definitely lacking.

DM
DafneM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff, the place is beautiful and the food is excellent, I will definitely be there again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as always. We really enjoyed the truffle feature items. Thank you.

KD
KerryD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love bonterra. Server was so lovely and helpful. Truly passionate.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance and setting were excellent. Spacing excellent. Noise level excellent. Arctic char dish was smaller than hoped for. Fish serving was fine but the dish needed more vegetables. Pasta dish flavour was a bit flat.

SJ
vipSherriJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The items we had on pop up brunch menu were delicious! Generously portioned and good value. Most of the staff were very friendly and welcoming to us as if we were guests at a special event.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was amazing took the time to throughly for through the menu.

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STH019
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Service was slow and inattentive. One of our meals was just ok, but the other meal was fantastic.

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Frenchfoodie01
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was fantastic.
the truffle special menu was culinary wonders.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Worse service have experienced. Waitress was rude. Chef was very not accommodating to dietary restrictions. Food was mediocre.

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Luvtoeat
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fabulous Sunday "family style" dinner to help celebrate my retirement!

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emmah
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and so was service would deffenetly recommend 👌

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my Mum’s birthday celebration and even without telling the staff we had a superb service. Food is fun as even the main course you can do as shareable. Gnocchi dish highly recommended!

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Meesh
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ricotta Gnocchi was to die for, the ricotta on focaccia was to die for. Lovely atmosphere and top notch, down to earth service! The type of place you tell you friends about... or take them to!! We'll be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an awesome experience!! Definitely a place to check out if you’re looking for some Italian food.

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shaniv
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The food was good however the portions are very small ( specially the main one). The waitress was not patience at all to our questions.
In general- we liked the place

OL
vipOysterLove
Calgary
40 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We have been to Bonterra several times and this is probably our worst experience

1) The main chef wasnt in the house and this was reflected in the execution of the dishes
2) A glass of wine came with a rather larger "residue". We were just told it was a piece of cork. Ah...ok. Waitress didnt really want to change until we insisted.
3) 3 out 4 of us thought the mussels weren't fresh... At least one liked them. They weren't fresh... the worst mussels we have tried
4) Pasta weren't even close to traditional Italian pasta

Sorry for being negative but these are the plain facts

I rarely give bad reviews. But this is one of them

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PaulT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We chose Bonterra based on their menu. Unfortunately it had changed only 2 days earlier and I wasn’t overly impressed by the choices.
I don’t think that all of the restaurants at present are up to their usual standards. Maybe we caught them in a bad night.

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RayC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service, good atmosphere, prices above average.
I would highly recommend this restaurant.

AM
AllenM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, fabulous food and great service.One of our favorite Calgary restaurants.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite Italian place in Calgary thus far. We started with the calamari and I had the carbonara. So tasty and just the right portion size. Would eat there every time we get to go out 🤩

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TomWM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time, staff, and meal!

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DeanL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Food took forever and was over priced. Service was poor. Had to ask when our food was coming. Wont be going back

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ZakkM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Everyone working showed true hospitality, from the second I walked in I felt taken care of. Our server was fantastic and guided us to a wine that was perfect with the food. The food was unavailable, it’s very clear that the chef loves what he does and is very passionate about Italian food.
Everyone needs to dine here.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really good and the gnocchi outstanding! Looking forward to returning in the future

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Gina
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our dishes were amazing - taste and plating. Our server was very knowledgeable about wine and food pairing. A great evening!

SJ
SarahJ
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! I am still dreaming about the ricotta gnocchi and the chocolate cake. Our server was very accommodating and excellent with the service he gave us. Everything was on point and we will definitely be back soon :)

LB
vipLarryB
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service excellent. Fettuccine Carbonara was too heavily seasoned. Waitress took it back and returned with a new order which was perfect

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RT555
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waited 20 minutes for bill and finally had to ask waiter

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bonterra Trattoria using the Order Online button. Bonterra Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 262-8480.

Bonterra Trattoria is rated 4.5 stars by 2955 OpenTable diners.

Bonterra Trattoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://anycard.ca/store/creative.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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