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Fri, 4/20
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7:30 PM
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Bonterra Trattoria

4.5
2277 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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be open for mothers day for our first ever Brunch Pop-up, treat your mom to your favourite Italian Restaurant.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2277 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was meh

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was our first visit and we would definitely go back again! Loved the food and the staff was very friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Nice by the fire and great setting

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Good service and prices are fair

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

What an outstanding experience. We took part of the chefs tasting meal. It was exceptional. John was our waitstaff. WOW is all I have to say. He offered up such exceptional service that i find lacking in Calgary it was so refreshing. Hypothetically speaking if the food was not good which Was not the case !!!! The service made the meal. Thank you John for the amazing service and to the chefs in the kitchen for the enlightening refreshing tastebud experience. Well done

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was absolutely delicious, and our server was wonderful (I wish I could remember his name!). The portion sizes were just perfect, and Ben's menu had a wonderful selection.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent menu selection, various options to choose. Service was first rate, attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Made suggestions that were fantastic. Felt comfortable and not rushed. Had a wonderful time and will highly recommend forward to family and friends. No doubt that we will dine there again!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Family in town

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Fantastic service, good food and lovely atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

There were 3 of us celbrating a birthday and we got exactly what we wanted. A place for quiet conversation and really excellent food.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This was a family supper with my son and his girlfriend and they had never been to Bonterra's before. Both are red wine connoisseurs and found more than one...to their delight!! We all got exactly what we wanted to eat and drink, the atmosphere was warm and wonderful and no one rushed us. We had a couple of lovely desserts and headed home feeling very good about our dinner experience.

Our waiter was wonderful and perfectly helpful but never intrusive!! 12 out of 10!!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent service, fresh ingredients, great ambiance. Good value.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We were seated right away. Our server was very attentive until the last moment when we had to pay she was I think pulled away to help elsewhere so we were waiting to pay for quiet a while before someone else came over. Overall the food was okay. I like my lemon sauce pasta and salad with poached pears and tiramisu was good too but not excellent. I wasn’t wowed. With so many other restaurants to try still in Calgary I wouldn’t come back. Don’t get me wrong: Nothing was bad. But nothing was exceptional as well.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food was good, but the service was not. There seemed to be some wait staff who were quite attentive and informative, but our waitress was not. We also had to wait a very long time before anyone even spoke to us when we arrived, and had to wait again to then be seated.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We find Bonterra to be so dependable. Hubby especially loves the lamb shank, I like knowing there are Gluten Free options for me. The service is always excellent. We also like that we can hear each other talk. There is such a trend now towards loud dining in tables set too close together. We love that we can have a real date and talk about life and not feel we need to yell over the din.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Amazing service, Amazing food, Great ambiance. Hands down the best pasta I've had in Calgary. On the higher end for price point but well worth every penny.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Best food! Lovely server. Can’t wait to enjoy the patio again this summer.

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2.0Dined on March 6, 2018

First time I left hungry at an Italian restaurant, didn't think it was ever possible.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Once again Bonterra Trattoria knocked it out of the park. We decided to try their "Big Taste" offering... and were NOT disappointed. Salad.. great! Main course... awesome! Desert... wonderful! No wonder we've made Bonterra Trattoria one of our "go to" restaurants. They never fail to impress.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was very good and nice hospitality since we arrived

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was good as expected, however it took a while for everything to arrive. Not good for downtown lunches where you have to be back to the office in an hour.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Hidden gem, delicious food options, great presentation and they had great service. Treated the kids special too!

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

In a word - disappointed. Initial greeting with hostess and waiter were very good. Seated at 5:30 on a Thursday to a virtually empty restaurant. Wine and first course of soup came quickly and tasted great. And then the two of us sat and waited. Large groups came in and were attended to as our main courses that were ordered off the specials menu took over half an hour to come out. If it’s on the specials menu what’s with the delay. No update or interaction with the waiter during that time. It was a gamble to order desert. Guess what - we lost, another delay. After placing my credit card on the table, a manager noticed that maybe they should bring the bill over. So 2 hours for 3 simple courses turned good food at a nice restaurant to just an ok experience. After being a Open Table user for many years and this is the first review that I have written, should tell you something.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

This was to be a special meal in celebration of my step-son's birthday -- being a student, he'd never spend the money himself. Not that this is super expensive. It's just that, well, if you're going to enjoy exquisite fare like this, and it IS exquisite, you don't want to have to be too worried about the budget and cheat yourself of, say, an appetizer or desert or the extra bottle of wine you might want because the evening is going so enjoyably well. All 4 of us had appetizers, 1st course, 2nd course, and desert. The menu was well sampled. None of us thought any of the dishes were merely "good"--rather, everything we tried, we all agreed: Excellent. Exceptional.

Thank you to Bonterra for a wonderful evening. I knew it would be great, (because I've been quite a few times before) and it was great.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Excellent food. The service was quick and friendly and the price was very reasonable.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our go to for every anniversary. Takes us back to Italy every time.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We have been fans of Bonterra for years, so I don’t know what went wrong on Friday night. Our meal was so disappointing. The minestrone soup was so salty that we could barely eat it (and I love salt). My husband had the Insalata Verde and said it was gritty. He left more than half of it. 2 of us had the Bison Ravioli. All we could say was “yuck”. One person had the pork chop and said it was good. The 4th diner’s meal was delivered about 10 minutes after the rest of us due to a “kitchen mishap” according to our server. I had the Affogato for dessert. The espresso was cold and it was served in a glass that was so tall that it was impossible to dip the biscotti into it.

Since we have enjoyed Bonterra in the past, I hope things improve. I would like to go back, but will closely watch the reviews before considering another visit.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was creative and delicious but portion sizes were tiny. $160 for our meal, and ended up stopping on the way home because we were still hungry.

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The main and dessert were just OK - although fairly expensive.

The bill for lunch exceeded food quality and service.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Family visiting from UK.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

John was a great server with experience. He made the dining experience even better. Each bite of food had incredible flavor.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Highly recommend the tasting menu! Pastas are made in house which isn’t always the case when dining Italian. Servers are very knowledgeable about both the food and the wine menu. Great place for a date night!

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Perfect ambiance for a special, romantic and comfortable evening meal. Service was very professional with guidance and suggestions for a great wine and meal choices for a late evening meal. Thank you

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We loved our server! He did a fantastic job!

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

It took us 2.5 hours to finish a 4 course menu!
Slow service even though we were the first ones to show for dinner. Taste menu super small quantities more than usual, the main was lamb but I had more fat in my meat than actually meat. I asked for a subsitituion for my dessert for another menu that they had available and even though the desserts were the same price, they did not let me do it (which is ok but not even saying I see I can do for it)...I dont think I would go back...

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3.0Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was not very good this time. Usually very good. This time it was quite average tasting and the restaurant is too pricey for average food.

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Very good , more in the cozy side but the pasta was delicious

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

This is the second time in 6 months we have taken friends to Bonterra Trattoria. Both times were excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Great place. John was very helpful with the menu and my intolerance.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was outstanding! The service was excellent. The big fireplace adds character and ambience. Definitely a great Friday evening!

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