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.
While we realize that our patio is a popular place to dine during the summer months, we do not hold tables on the patio.
I have always liked Bonterra Trattoria, but it just keeps getting better. This is a friendly and welcoming place with a comfortable ambience and great food. Prices are reasonable especially considering the great value. I also appreciate the convenient parking immediately behind the restaurant, free for restaurant patrons.
Hi Stuart! Thanks for the great review. We always like reading what our guests enjoyed about their experience. Grazie.
Delicious food for a very good price. Lovely atmosphere and friendly servers. My boyfriend and I love this restaurant. It is one of our favorite restaurants in town.
The antipasto plater for $44 was the smallest I’ve ever seen with the thinnest sliced meats and cheeses. It was disappointing. The pastas were flavourful, but the portions were all very small and we aren’t even big eaters, but we left still hungry. I would not recommend the calamari. For over $50 per person, you do not get good value for your money. There are many other Italian restaurants that I would recommend over bonterra.
Hello, and thanks for taking time to review Bonterra. We have taken your concerns to our Chef & team, and appreciate your feedback. We do constantly try to deliver a fair price for a good portion of food.
We have 2 young kids and it was for an 80th birthday. It was amazing service and very family friendly.
Thanks for your review, we love that you celebrated with us! Please come back soon!
The server was friendly, attentive, and informative. The manager stopped by twice to check on us which was above and beyond. The food was delicious, and the wine the waitress picked for me was awesome! Loved my experience at Bonterra Trattoria and will definitely be back!
Hi Avery, Thanks for your review! We can't wait to see you again!
Good, but slow!
Thanks for your review, sorry if we were running behind!
Still not impressed with Italian wines
Food is great here but a tad overpriced. Otherwise a great experience.
We are happy to hear you had a great experience with us, hope to see you again soon!
Enjoy Bonterra every time we go. Atmosphere and cuisine is excellent/consistent every time.
Hi Alice! Thank you for taking the time to review Bonterra, we really appreciate it! We just added a new feature ravioli with stinging nettle...please make sure to come try it!
Girls night out. Food was fantastic. Our server was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the menu. Great recommendations. Prices were very reasonable. We all had the 1/2 size portions which was more than enough. Will definitely go again!!
Thanks for the 5 stars...we appreciate them! We can't wait to see you back at Bonterra.
Steak was not cooked as ordered.
Hi Jeff, thanks for your review. We always use reviews as tools to get better. We have brought this to the attention of our service & kitchen teams.
Our server was incredible. Very helpful and a blast to have at our table. The food was amazing. We had the butternut squash soup to start and the beef short ribs and hanging striploin for mains. All of it was delicious and a good amount.
Definitely be returning for future date night.
HI Chris! Thanks for the great review, we are glad you liked everything. We agree, the beef short rib is delicious! We hope to see you soon..
Excellent food and presentation in a relaxed atmosphere.
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed Bonterra!
Excellent as usual
Thanks for the review, we appreciate it!
Great food, friendly servers
Thanks for the review, we're glad you enjoyed Bonterra!
Food was decent. The restaurant had an authentic feel. People were nice.
Hi Edward, thanks for your review...we appreciate it!
Fantastic food! For how good the food is here, the price you pay is more than reasonable. Would highly recommend to anyone and I think it's way better than higher priced restaurants.
Thank you very much for the great review. We appreciate your comments and are glad you loved the food!
We were a party of ten people and your venue was an excellent choice for our party. It was the first time for all of us, although it had been highly recommended to us. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit- delicious food, and great ambiance. We felt the service was exceptional ( sorry, I didn’t catch our server’s name, but she is originally from Newfoundland!). She took obvious pride in being a part of your establishment and had a very natural and enthusiastic manner that was appealing. We hope to come back when we are next in the city.
Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you when you are back in town!
Very nice restaurant and great service.
Brought our board members there for a rewarding meal following a day of intense planning. Great food, amazing wine, and lovely service. We will be back!
Hello and thank you for your review, we appreciate it! We look forward to serving you again soon! Grazie!
Food came out extremely slow and other tables that arrived after us got their food first
Hello and thank you for your review! We have brought your concerns to the attention of our team.
Went here for a large party. Adjusted the amount of people for the reservation a few times and they were always accommodating. Had the family meal it was excellent. The staff were awesome.
Hi Chris! Thanks for your review. Family style is such a great way to experience Bonterra! Hope to see you soon.
Great experience! The food, atmosphere and service were all fantastic! A great meal before the show. We’ll be back!
Hello and thanks for the stars, we appreciate them very much!
Always a great experience and great food! Definitely recommend!
Hi Adrian, thanks for the 5 stars! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Excellent location and lovely menu.
Thanks for the great review! Make sure to come back soon.....we'll also have some delicious new dishes coming for Spring!
Terrific service, tasty food in a nice, low key setting - just what we needed after a long day at the office with our client.
We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us, and thanks for the great review!
Our reservation was for 8:30 pm. The restaurant was emptying and yet we were sat right next to another couple who had just sat down. This meant that we sat side by side in an empty restaurant by the last half of our meal. I felt the food was too elaborate and the simple tastes of fresh food was lost. The beef rib was very tasty but the aroma was over come by the smell of burnt Brussels sprouts. The service was good and timely.
Thank you for your review and feedback. We do use comments to help our team get better & hone our craft.
Booked a later in the eve reservation to take my girlfriend for her birthday. The place was packed apon arrival and the table they had for us was quite small, although still plenty enough for just us two. The waitress asked if we'd like to move once large tables had opened but we were quite happy. The staff, service, and food were all amazing! We will be back!
Thanks for celebrating with us and taking time to send us a great review! We look forward to seeing you soon!
Nice ambiance, excellent service. Good food. Would have liked more choice and more value.
Always an extraordinary experience with knowledgeable and friendly staff, high quality food with a recommendation to have whatever chef offers that day.
Thanks for your wonderful review, it's much appreciated!
The food was great, but the service was incredibly slow. It took over an hour to get our appetizers and then another hour and 15 minutes to get our main courses. It wasn’t even that busy.
Thanks for your review and comments. We have bought your concerns to the attention of our team and constantly strive to get better!
We had 5 people dining and 3 of those 5 had major food restrictions! (A kitchens nightmare hahaha) However they accommodated ALL food restrictions! Not one slip up and with us that is not easy!!
Service was beyond what we could have expected ! It was an amazing night out we all felt so taken care of and had a great night out !!
Hi Megan! Thanks for the wonderful review. We take pride in taking care of all our guests & their restrictions. Please come see us again soon!
Go for Ben's Menu. Always an interesting and exciting combination of dishes.
Thanks for the great review! We agree, Ben's Menu is always a fantastic choice!
My friend came from BC for the weekend. We stayed downtown in a wonderful Air B n B and wanted to have dinner in the area. We both love pasta and Italian so thought this would be perfect. From our first words with the waitress she had an attitude. There were many tables having pizza so we asked about that menu and she curtly replied they were overflow from Porto, meant nothing to us as it was our first time there. She was impatient as we decided on our wine and dinners which we had a few questions concerning cook methods. We aren’t chef so to us they were reasonable questions. After we had ordered she came by and quickly scooped up the bread sticks. We split a caesar salad which was good but not a great for the price. The waitress never came by again to fill our water or see if we needed anything else. It was an hour and fifteen minutes before our meal came. I was shocked when she set down my friends spaghetti. She had ordered the smaller size but it was tiny, cold and hardly any pasta and not flavourful. I gave her some of my chicken, which was tasty with the sauce. It came accompanied by spaghetti noodles that were pretty plain and a pile of plain arugula. Not great for $30. The waitress returned and we told her our concerns, she sent the manager over. My friend said she didn’t care for it and said that maybe she had ordered the wrong item, he did offer to get something else for her but by then we just wanted to go. The waitress brought the bill and two glasses of ice wine and said the spaghetti had been taken off. A few minutes later she scooped up the bill theatrically and crumpled it up and said we comping it and walked away. The manager came back and said he was sorry and he only comps a couple times year. When I look back at the reviews we are the second this year and not the first negative comments concerning value, service and the food. There is no sense people taking the time to review if they don’t learn from it. We will go back to Bread & Circus or Nash
The food as always was excellent. The service was slower than expected and some things were forgotten, but the server when made aware was engaged and quite sorry, including gifting us a drink to apologize.
Thank you for your review! Sorry we were a little off our game and thanks for giving us the opportunity to fix it!
Bonterra Trattoria is absolutely excellent - need I say more. If you want an incredible restaurant with amazing food and wine, this is the place to come to....
Thanks for the 5 star review, we really appreciate your comments!
Food was good to taste (and that is literally what we got). 3 of us women had a beet salad. The plate size was huge the salad was extremely small but well presented. 1 of us had a chicken breast added - which when she looked at all plates volunteered to share. All 3 of us were hungry when we left and very disappointed. With the tip it came to $25.61 for each of us. Way way way to high for what we got. Note, we had only water to drink. We would not go back and would not recommend it to anyone.
Went for Tuesday Chefs choice and it was outstanding. From the time we arrived until we left everything was wonderful. Will definitely return for both Tuesday night as well as to try the regular menu.
The food was excellent but a table for two placed near a table of noisy women is not ideal for a quiet lunch or dinner.