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Bonterra Trattoria

4.5
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2922 Reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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

  • Pop-Up Brunch

    Nov 6 - Nov 8, 2020
    Enjoy 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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2922 people are saying
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TomWM
Calgary
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time, staff, and meal!

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DeanL
Calgary
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SarahJ
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 :)

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LarryB
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waited 20 minutes for bill and finally had to ask waiter

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Sara
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

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.

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carol
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience ! Loved it! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance was great.

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Playapr3z
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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.

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Winelover
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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DaveS
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great work on the COVID19 protocols. Love this place!

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TatumB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic again, no issues at all with food or services.

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vipCannuck
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful service. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio is one of the best in yyc.

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JacquieE
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

It seemed like other tables had a different menu.

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DawnA
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing! Will definitely be back! The pumpkin ravioli was delicious, dreaming about it still.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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.

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MonicaF
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Have been here several times and will be back.

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DianneS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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amy426
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and every dish exceeded expectations

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vipFitnessforfood
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful, outdoor dining area was heated,

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hello! Thanks for the 5 stars! Grazie

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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GregH
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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NicD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

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.

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi Dale, thanks for celebrating such a special occasion with us, and congratulations on 50 years! We hope to see you again soon....grazie!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio on a nice evening is to die for..bar none. We nailed it.

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hello! Thanks for the 5 stars...we appreciate them all!

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Kristam
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on October 14, 2020

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!

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KelceyM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always great food and service, will definitely be back!

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi Kelcey, thanks for taking time to review your visit with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything!

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KarlaD
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on October 14, 2020

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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vipSandy
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi Sandy, thanks for the 5 stars...we appreciate them. We hope to see you again soon!

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Lynnielou
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Ambience great, service good. Meals seem to be missing something. The sides with the meals are mediocre. Desserts overpriced.
Overall experience was good.

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hello! Thanks for the review. We are glad to hear your enjoyed your service & will bring your concerns to our kitchen team. Grazie.

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KaylaP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Great food, attentive service. We will be back

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi Kayla, thanks for joining us at Bonterra for your anniversary & congratulations!

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CristinaM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and our sever was really friendly! Such a good experience.

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi Christina! We are flattered by the 5 stars, and glad you had such a great evening with us!

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BrettW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience for our anniversary celebration. would defiently recommend the patio to anyone looking for a special celebration

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hello Brett, thanks for choosing Bonterra for your celebration, look forward to seeing you again soon!

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FAQs

Bonterra Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 262-8480.

Bonterra Trattoria is rated 4.5 stars by 2922 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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