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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.
Pop-Up BrunchNov 6 - Nov 8, 2020Enjoy our pop-up brunch, available for one weekend in November. Chef has developed a special brunch menu using the freshest ingredients showcasing Italian flavours, check out our website for this special brunch menu.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
tomato, basil, mozzarella, lemon, olio, sea salt
espresso soaked lady fingers, mascarpone mousse
arugula, tomato, almond, currant, olive
Amazing time, staff, and meal!
Food took forever and was over priced. Service was poor. Had to ask when our food was coming. Wont be going back
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.
Everything was really good and the gnocchi outstanding! Looking forward to returning in the future
All of our dishes were amazing - taste and plating. Our server was very knowledgeable about wine and food pairing. A great evening!
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 :)
Service excellent. Fettuccine Carbonara was too heavily seasoned. Waitress took it back and returned with a new order which was perfect
Waited 20 minutes for bill and finally had to ask waiter
The service was exceptional but the food was a little disappointing.. some flavours were very rich, almost too rich that you couldn’t enjoy the whole plate. Best part of the meal was the chicken! The ambiance was meh… it’s hard to create a romantic vibe with fake candles and bottles of sanitizer on the tables so this might only be partially their fault.
Wonderful experience ! Loved it! Thank you
Food, service and ambiance was great.
The restaurant didn't pay attention to the notes on the reservation, this was disappointing. The server was efficient and not overtly friendly. The food was OK and lacked the high end finish to complement the night, so a little disappointing.
The beef carpaccio was delicious and the crustini was extra good. My daughters carbonara was really good but my spaghetti vongale wasn’t great. It tasted off, and the pasta was undercooked.
Great work on the COVID19 protocols. Love this place!
Fantastic again, no issues at all with food or services.
Great food. Wonderful service. Highly recommended.
Patio is one of the best in yyc.
Delightful and scrumptious menu by the new chef who gave us a complimentary dish after we commented on delicious fare and the fact we read about him in the Calgary Herald. A true upscale dining experience.
It seemed like other tables had a different menu.
Food and service was amazing! Will definitely be back! The pumpkin ravioli was delicious, dreaming about it still.
The food was delicious as usual and was so happy to be there, but when I guess I asked one too many questions about the food, the server met me with a very sarcastic response. I am NEVER rude to essential workers but this server was out of line with his tone and sarcasm. Hope I don’t have to see this person again. Thank goodness they switched our server with someone else! She was kind and amazing! She saved the night for us.
Great place. Have been here several times and will be back.
Our party of six was fortunate enough to end up on the beautiful patio, under the heat lamps on a Friday night. The service was excellent - friendly and attentive but not too much in our faces. We were all pleased with our food choices - particularly the meatball appetizers. All in all....a great dining experience.
Exceptional service and every dish exceeded expectations
Service was ok, wait staff friendly but slow and somewhat inattentive having to request items multiple times. Kitchen seemed slightly overwhelmed and while the food tasted excellent it lacked presentation that I would expect at this level of dining experience. Perhaps it’s COVID but dinning at Bonterra is not what it once used to be.
Was wonderful, outdoor dining area was heated,
Hello! Thanks for the 5 stars! Grazie
Bonterra is the definition of excellence. They excel in every area. The service is always top tier professional and timely, the prices are really reasonable and their take on traditional Italian fine dining with inspired takes on recipes has put bonterra into a world class arena for fine dining. If you have a special occasion or are just out for great food, this is it.
I brought my girlfriend and her family here (6 people total) here to celebrate her graduation last Thursday.
I’ve never had worse service. A full hour went by after we sat down that I finally got up to find our waiter to ask for the drinks we ordered and they came out with our appetizers. At the end of the 2.5 hour ordeal, after I had asked another waiter for our bill, they brought out another order we had asked for three times.
When I found the waiter to ask about the drinks he gave me some sterilized customer service “I sincerely apologize” and later made excuses as to why a steak takes 90 minutes to cook.
To add insult to injury it seemed that all the tables around us were getting fantastic service.
We hadn't been to Bonterra for a number of years. We were celebrating our friends 50th Anniversary which we should have told them but everything was perfect. We sat outside and it was a beautiful evening. Food, atmosphere, service - perfect evening. All four of us will certainly be back in the near future. All the staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. Dale Burke
Hi Dale, thanks for celebrating such a special occasion with us, and congratulations on 50 years! We hope to see you again soon....grazie!
The patio on a nice evening is to die for..bar none. We nailed it.
Hello! Thanks for the 5 stars...we appreciate them all!
The food is unbelievable! The new chef nails the entire menu. Very happy with my experience and I plan on coming back here for special occasions to come. The outdoor terrace was beautiful. The service, superior.
Hi Kristam, thanks for writing such a great review of your visit to Bonterra! We are glad you got to be out on the patio...such a special spot!
Always great food and service, will definitely be back!
Hi Kelcey, thanks for taking time to review your visit with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything!
Bonterra is never disappointing, if you have the pleasure of dining outside the vibe is so nice, relaxing and toasty warm if seated next to a fireplace. Food is always so delicious, the attention to detail and flavors are so well done. Very filling portions but at the same time not too heavy. Do yourself a favor and order the arancini, they are a MUST no matter what. Cocktails are well made and also delicious. Servers are friendly and for the most part attentive. One of our favorite places to eat in Calgary, highly recommend
Hi Karla, thanks for writing such a wonderful review! We are happy you had such a great evening...and we agree, the arancini are delicious!
Had an amazing meal - the food was spectacular - better than I could have imagined. Service was impeccable - friendly and prompt with most things and when 2 of our appetizers were missed, we were given a complimentary pasta dish. I’d highly recommend Bonterra!!!
Service was a bit slow but staff and management were very apologetic and offered a top up to our wine while we waited ... thank you!
Hi Sandy, thanks for the 5 stars...we appreciate them. We hope to see you again soon!
Ambience great, service good. Meals seem to be missing something. The sides with the meals are mediocre. Desserts overpriced.
Overall experience was good.
Hello! Thanks for the review. We are glad to hear your enjoyed your service & will bring your concerns to our kitchen team. Grazie.
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Great food, attentive service. We will be back
Hi Kayla, thanks for joining us at Bonterra for your anniversary & congratulations!
The food is amazing and our sever was really friendly! Such a good experience.
Hi Christina! We are flattered by the 5 stars, and glad you had such a great evening with us!
Bonterra Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 262-8480.
Bonterra Trattoria is rated 4.5 stars by 2923 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.