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Bonterra Trattoria, Calgary, AB

Bonterra Trattoria

4.6
4.6
3106 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 Glen Manzer 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 Italian way of life.

PARKING: Complimentary three hour parking is available in the Indigo lot located behind the restaurant. Entrance to the lot is on 10th Ave SW, across from MEC. Come into Bonterra via the back entrance, and register your license plate on the Indigo tablet inside, found in front of the hostess stand.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 262-8480

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Carly Thompson: (877) 223-0313

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Cross street

    10 Ave. S

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,106 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary. Had a wonderful meal and the service was great
  2. SD

    SophieD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks, patio and service.
  3. CE

    CarrieE

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Service was very slow. Amazing outside patio and the food was delicious.
  4. o

    ot1109

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a great experience dining here. This restaurant is and always has been a gem. Curtis knows his craft!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service for a date night out from the kids. Nice atmosphere on patio. lively with other patrons but still able to easily hear each other across the table.
  6. IR

    IRFAANK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress who served us was very very nice. I can’t recall her name but everyone was very nice to us.
  7. f

    food4thought

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Disappointed in the menu. Plenty of places that will give you better value for your money. It’s highly crowded and uncomfortable.
  8. G

    Gilberto

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best restaurants I have ever been in Calgary. The food is great, never disappointed. Totally recommend.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place overall, patio was lovely, service was superb and food was delicious. Will be coming again.
  10. S

    Sammy

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious authentic Italian food. Carbonera is amazing and love the selection of wine. The patio is like a mini vacation in Italy. Highly recommend for the experience even though it is expensive.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal with good recommendations from the server.
  12. SK

    SteveK

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and good choice of dishes. Outdoor patio setting is lovely.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner and service on the patio on a lovely summer evening! Bonterra remains a great restaurant.
  14. SE

    SarahE

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, amazing service, delicious drinks and beautiful patio/ambience! What more could you want from a night out?
  15. MD

    MarnieD

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This patio is in the top three if the city. It is a pleasant surprise to sit under the trees. Much like sitting in a trattoria in a small town in italy
  16. d

    dave

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Professional staff, patio was quiet, peaceful, food was excellent, enjoyable experience, will recommend.
  17. PA

    PAVS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic italian restaurant with lots of options. Celebrated our first anniversary and the lunch menu was amazing. The outdoor patio felt very relaxing with lots of trees and plants surrounding the patio. I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a laid back quiet lunch or dinner spot.
  18. BG

    BradG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, pricey and smaller portions. The ambiance is hampered by the size of the tables. We were a party of 4 and could hardly fit our dinner plates on the table, leaving zero room for sides. It was incredible crowded.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best patio in the city, matched by the best meatballs and bread!! ❤️
  20. RV

    RobertV

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Disappointed- one of our party had chicken that was undercooked- and there was no real attempt at fixing it or compensation (i.e a fee dessert for the person in question)- was surprised that it was taken so lightly- undercooked poultry is no joke
  21. SJ

    SharonJ

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food... beautiful patio and location makes it easy to park.
  22. C

    Chan

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Quiet expensive and a oversalted. A little disappointed overall. Waiter was great and patio is gorgeous.
  23. CL

    ColleenL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed the patio experience even with a rain storm we were well protected from the elements! Kind and attentive service. Four course tasting menu option which was reasonably priced. Great parking behind the restaurant. We will definitely go back again real soon.
  24. GF

    GaryF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food always fabulous here. The Service top notch. The request for an anniversary seating on our booking absolutely perfect. Top that with complimentary glasses of bubbly. What else can you ask for
  25. L

    Louise

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn't been in years and as I soon as we walked in, I wondered why we waited so long to return. We were met with simple elegance of sparkling glasses on wooden tables, high ceilings, etc., and were seated on the beat patio in the city. Food was terrific!
  26. J

    Jeanne

    Birmingham

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding and food was so good!
  27. MM

    MelanieM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch at Bonterra. The ambience of the patio was excellent, as the weather was beautiful. Service was very attentive, and very accommodating to our special needs. Food was great. Would highly recommend.
  28. DE

    DENS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great people, great prices. Nice place to go for any occasion.
  29. ED

    EDsalty

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for our anniversary dinner. They are just fantastic here. Everything is perfect. The owner is a gentlemen the staff is kind and helpful. They are generous with their drinks. Only praise from us.

    Bonterra TrattoriaResponded on July 28, 2022EDsalty, Thanks for the great review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us!

  30. G

    Gary

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Probably the best Italian restaurant in Calgary. Great atmosphere, food and service.

    Bonterra TrattoriaResponded on July 28, 2022Hello Gary! Thanks for the glowing 5 star review....we appreciate the time it took to follow up with us! See you soon.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    It used to be my favorite restaurant. We took some friends over cause I told them I loved this place. This time I could not be more disappointed with the food and service. The appetizers were good but the mains had very little taste. From the gnocchi, to the bolognese pasta and the risotto. It took us 30 minutes to get our drinks. The server didn’t come check on the food until the whole table was almost done. (And unfortunately it was not good, but too late to tell). The patio is really nice and has a good atmosphere but we won’t be going back once the food and service was not worth it.
  32. S

    Sakshi

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We went to Bonterra for my husband’s birthday because of the overwhelming positive reviews online, much to our dismay, however, our experience was highly disappointing. We ordered the focaccia bread to start which was probably the one of the only good things we had that night. Both my husband and I ordered the Linguine alle vongole which is by far the blandest, sorriest excuse for a pasta we’ve ever had in our entire lives. The description fails to say that it is broth based pasta (in plain English- it’s water). They served us boiled pasta with water and clams and a mystery sausage that tasted like rubber for $30 a plate. Yup- they really have the sheer gall to charge that much for this. The tiramisu was the saving grace of the meal. Now regarding the service- our server tried to peddle the most expensive dishes on the menu to us when we asked for recommendations. Also somehow everything on the menu was her favorite. Every time we ordered something apparently she was obsessed with it- which we found really disingenuous. She also brought us dirty cutlery, only refilled our water when I pointedly started at the empty jar when she came by to ask how everything was tasting. And when we told her we hated the pasta said absolutely nothing to the manager, who was awol. Needless to say we are never coming back and won’t be recommending this place to anyone.
  33. S

    Smirkz

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I will visit Bonterra again before I write a more in depth review.
  34. CM

    CynthiaM

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous anniversary dinner!! They were a little bit slammed when we arrived, so it took us a little bit to get service … but they sure made up for it in their attention and care! Amazing cuisine, and wonderful food knowledge!

    Bonterra TrattoriaResponded on July 28, 2022Hi Cynthia, We really appreciate the great review, and sorry we were a bit slow to start! Glad we made up for it & we look forward to having you back soon.

  35. MZ

    MikeZ

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome. Service was really good. We sat outside and it reminded us of a restaurant we ate at in Florence.

    Bonterra TrattoriaResponded on July 28, 2022Hi MikeZ, Thanks for all the stars! We do our best to sweep our guests off to Italy for a few hours! Hope to see you soon.

  36. TB

    TamiB

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the patio here , feels like a little piece of Italy. Wish they would still offer 1/2 portions of the pasta like the used to do years ago.

    Bonterra TrattoriaResponded on July 28, 2022Hi TamiB, The patio is our favorite spot, and it seems liek Calgary summer has finally arrived! We'll pass on your request to our Kitchen Team! Grazie.

  37. B

    Brendon

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible! The service was great! Might be my new favourite spot

    Bonterra TrattoriaResponded on July 28, 2022Hi Brendon, Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, we appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon!

  38. p

    ponder

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I had not been at Bonterra for a number of years. I had great memories of it and took my granddaughter last evening. Menu very limited now - not what I remember. Service was great and patio lovely.

    Bonterra TrattoriaResponded on July 28, 2022Hi Ponder, Thanks for coming back to visit us at Bonterra! If you'd liek some more variety we launch a Chef's Cucina menu every Thursday that offers a whole new menu of selections as well. Grazie!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely my favourite restaurant in Calgary. The food is incredible, the atmosphere is magic and the service is next level. You just can’t beat Bonterra ❤️
  40. T

    Tors

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I started with the bruscetta and split the mushroom risotto for lunch. So delicious! One of the best I've had! It even had bits of asparagus in it! Nice touch! We had a couple of monitors...also outstanding! Our server was very attentive without being annoying! Love the patio on the summer! Can't believe it's in downtown Calgary. Highly recommend!!

    Bonterra TrattoriaResponded on July 28, 2022Hi Tors! Thanks for joining us for lunch, and thanks for the 5 stars! Make sure to come join us again before the Summer is gone!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.6 stars by 3106 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bonterra Trattoria

1016 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1K2

Additional information

  • Cross street

    10 Ave. S

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 262-8480

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Carly Thompson: (877) 223-0313

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