Bonterra Trattoria

4.5
2332 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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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 Ben Mills 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(403) 262-8480
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ben Mills
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Private party facilities
Bonterra Trattoria would love to host your next corporate event or private party! Our wine room seats up to 35 people and can be divided to more intimate spaces to accommodate smaller groups, while our main floor seats up to 80 guests, and a 160 for a full restaurant standing cocktail event.
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Private party contact
Carly Thompson: (877) 223-0313
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
10 Ave. S
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Parking details
Our parking lot is on the East side of the restaurant and is accessible from 10th Ave S, please validate your license plate at the hostess stand. There are also plenty of parking meters along 10th and 11th Avenues.
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Special events & promotions
From Winemaker's Dinner's to our annual Patio Party, Bonterra frequently hosts new, fun events. Visit www.bonterra.ca and join our mailing list to stay in the loop!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 2332 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.6
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

One of the nicest patios in town, the day I was there everyone was outside!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great ambiance. Nice place with friendly staff and good service!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great Atmosphere on the Patio. Amazing food and incredible service. A beautiful place for a date or business meeting or family gathering.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

First visit and we’ll definitely being going back.
Nice wine list.
The carbonara and Cato salad were both awesome.
To top it off we were on the patio and the weather was perfect.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Never disappointed...food was great, patio is always fun and the waitress was absolutely amazing.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our sever was very attentive. I wanted to try everything on the menu, so I plan on returning with a few friends, so we can share! The friend I was dining with, has a very restrictive diet. The staff was VERY understanding and went above and beyond to accommodate! I really appreciated that! It was totally my bad, because I picked the spot! I will definitely be back, and I will bring my appetite. The patio space is very beautiful and cozy too! I highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Best summer patio in Calgary

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

My only complaint was the rediculous number of annoying flies in the outside eating area! Not sure that much can be done about this!! Lovely evening overall!

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Awesome patio! And the food did not disappoint. Perfect summer retreat.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We went to Bonterra Trattoria to celebrate my daughter’s graduation. We were greeted by a lovely girl who offered us a table on the patio and we were seated at a cozy table by the fireplace. Our waiter was friendly, offered great advice and gave us a Prosecco to toast the occasion! The service was amazing, the food was outstanding and we are looking forward to our next visit. A fantastic lunch experience!

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3.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Food was good but nothing to write home about. Our server was very nice but it took way too long for each course to get to our table of 3. It even took a good 20 minutes to get our dessert and it wasn’t very busy.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Got moved from the main hall to the upstairs and from there our evening was magical. Server was personable and just the right level of friendly. Tasting menu was delicious, atmosphere upstairs is loud but less people moving about. Lovely evening for a university graduation celebration.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We arrived at 7 and our main course arrived st 9 pm!! There were apologies and our wine was comped which was very nice but it was a long wait. The server was very sweet and apologetic but there was no update as to where we were in the line up. We finally called her over and she said she thought it was being plated. It came out soon after.
The portions are incredibly small. The piece of trout was 2.5 inches square and arrived completely unadorned (not one vegetable, potatoes etc...) in the middle of a huge plate. It looked ridiculous. Flavors were good but my shrimp was undercooked and my beefsteak was very tough. Not a memorable evening.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

The food was absolutely outstanding - best I've had in a long time in Calgary. Service was amazing and cheerful about accommodating food allergies. Even noted the allergies to ensure there was no cross contamination in the kitchen. Very impressed! Will definitely recommend Bonterra Trattoria to my friends.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We had a great meal at Bonterra last evening. There was only one issue. Our server, Shannon C on the receipt, oozed attitude. Reasonable questions were treated with sarcasm. We had to switch wines after the first bottle, not her fault, obviously. However, the empty bottle and glasses lingered on the table for the better part of the remainder of the meal. She clearly needs to up her game to the level of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Wife’s B/Day dinner! Perfect outdoor patio in which to share great food, several glasses of vino and lots of sunshine!
Had not been to the restaurant in a few years and it still has a great vibe/food! Our server made the experience relaxing over the 2.5 hours spent on the patio.
Thanks!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

As always, Bonterra lived up to its reputation as a perfect place to conduct business. I have also been here for birthdays, anniversaries, and just a great lunch between two old friends. It's a bit pricier than alternatives outside the downtown/entertainment district, but I guarantee the ambience, service and imaginative recipes are well worth it, all using the highest quality ingredients. AND if you are lucky enough to get a table there, the outdoor courtyard is worth a selfie to send to your envious friends and family!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Had a lovely dinner for my husband's 60th birthday. We have never been disappointed on the several occasions that we have dined here. Attentive staff and excellent food.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We had a wonderful night. Family in from out of town, my husband and I - the old guys with a bunch of twenty year olds. We all loved it. My nephew is a bit of a foodie -worked in New Zealand with some famous chef and has fallen in love with food. Got us to try crudo and we loved it, well we loved everything. It’s like leaving Calgary when you walk into the patio area. Was a fantastic meal. I so wish I remembered our server because he was fantastic. Had the kids laughing, thanks so much for fitting us in as I only called for a reservation in the morning 💕. The only thing I’m sorry is that we didn’t take a photo.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I thought they might have seen that I had marked our dinner was for a birthday and asked about it or brought a special dessert.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

What a great place to go for a family dinner. We took our daughter and son in law out for their combined birthdays and had an outstanding meal. We ordered the chef’s choice family dinner and it was terrific. The service was excellent and the plates just kept on coming! Just like being in Tuscany. We know that because we have dined there in the past. If you are looking for a traditional Italian restaurant, look no further! We highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Amazing service, amazing food and they happily put up with girls night enjoying too many bottles of wine! Best patio in Calgary!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Perfect evening dining al fresco
Calamari and halibut prepared perfectly and as tasty as you could imagine
Service was excellent and the wine recommendation was spot on

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Love the patio!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Always wonderful, excellent service, excellent experience. One of our favorite restaurants.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Very nice outdoor venue, not noisy, enough to have a private business conversation. Very nice presentations of cuisines. Service was very good.
Thank you

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Lovely meal, service and ambiance. Only complaint was that the kitchen was seriously backed up. Waited far too long between courses. Otherwise, everything was great!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Bonterra never disappoints! Dining experience at it's best. Chef Ben is a foodie guru and the Waiting Staff are professional, knowledgeable and accommodating. One of my favourite restaurants in Calgary on all levels.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We had an impromptu date and sat on the patio on a beautiful afternoon. It was magnificent.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

So awesome - what an epic - first class !

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Everything was great. I thought $31 was a lot to pay for a salad with shrimp on top.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Amazing Service and Food!!! We were made to feel very special on our very special occasion with our parents. Thank you for the memory Bonterra.

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3.0Dined on May 17, 2018

The food was a complete letdown. Mein very little!it's, carbonara dry, Vongole? WTF water no flavors. No bread service. Great patio dining

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Always consistently superb

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

poor service, hostess’ were very rude, slow at providing the bill, didn’t take pride in what they do, overpriced, portion sizes were small and not very friendly staff or accommodating. Definitely won’t be going back.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Little gem in a not so desirable area of Calgary. Friendly staff wonderful food, we had the focaccia bread for a starter it was really good but there was no butter provided or oil and vinegar to dip. Accomadated my niece who wanted just spaghetti. Overall great restaurant

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch on the patio was lovely!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent food and an amazing staff made for a great experience. Convenient location with a suprizingly cool patio.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We picked Bonterra to celebrate our niece's graduation from Med School. Our service was great and the food was spectacular. My niece and I had the chef's menu and we loved it all - Caprese Salad followed by the Duck Confit Pasta then the flat iron steak followed by the chocolate beet cake. Everything was excellent. My wife selected the Carrote salad and she let us try it...you have to go for this salad when you're there as the flavours are outstanding. We totally enjoyed our evening and thank the staff at Bonterra for making it special.

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