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About Bonterra Trattoria
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.
Calgary, AB T2R 1K2
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
10 Ave. S
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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!
Bonterra Trattoria Ratings and Reviews
I was very pleasantly surprised by this wonderful restaurant! It offers gourmet Italian dishes with a variety of options. As a vegetarian, I appreciated the pumpkin ravioli dish. It was so delicious and borderline decadent. The option to order a half portion for a reduced price was excellent. My elderly mother was so glad to be able to finish her meal without wasting food, and she was amazed at the number of large fresh shrimp she found in her fettucine. I asked the waitress for advice about two dessert options, and she definitely steered me in the right direction: the chocolate terrine was to die for, and the cranberry jam that accompanied it was perfect and quite unusual. Besides the truly delicious food, the décor was equally stunning: tasteful, elegant and beautifully decorated for the holiday season. HIGHLY recommend!!!!
Food was super tasty
Service was not the best....we had to pay the automatic gratuity of 18% and the service was not the best. I find this so silly and not fair because it gets put onto our bill if more then 8 people....
I don't mind paying the gratuity, but the service better be amazing, which it wasn't.
Very slow with orders coming out on a Monday, had to ask multiple times for a birthday cake to be fridged.
Great ambiance and service. Our waiter was friendly and helpful with selecting wine and appetizers for our group of 4. The fettuccine linguine starter was superb and fresh, the charcuterie was amazing, and entrees were satisfying. I had the Marazzulo(?) entree (cod dish) and it was delicious, though a bit on the small side. Fine dining, romantic.. Would try it again
Perfect date night, and our first time at Bonterra. The food, service, ambiance, everything were amazing. We had the four course meal and also sampled the calamari which was delicious and very unique. Our server (a Hungarian gentleman, who’s name I can’t recall) was very attentive and did an excellent job of timing the courses and giving us enough time to chat and digest in between. He was also kind enough to bring us some new straws when he overheard a comment I made about the ones we had in our waters being too short. He was very knowledgeable in the wine menu and made an excellent recommendation for us, and overall made us feel very welcome. Everything was very reasonably priced too. 5 stars. Will be back for sure. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
We were greeted warmly, shown to our table and the server was very friendly - he even brought us some prosecco on the house as we were celebrating our anniversary. The food was interesting and delicious. When he brought the dessert, he put a candle in it, lit it and wished us a happy anniversary, which was a lovely touch as well. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant and would love to come back in the summer time to sit on the outdoor patio as it looked beautiful and I hear it's the nicest outdoor patio in Calgary.
We attended Bonterra with gift certificates in hand as we were giving the establishment a second chance as a server issue made our first couple visit as not so pleasing. We were greeted by the manager with a glass of Prosecco each with a thank you for giving them a second chance. Our waitress was very attentive, the manager stayed in touch throughout the entire meal and the chef stopped by the table as we were allowing him to present a four course chefs choice. The courses and the experience were over the top. The desserts and the wine were delectable. We will definitely head back to Bonterra again.
Our quick lunch was delightful as we arrived minutes before close.
The only shame is the parking, I recommend to every other guest to follow, MAKE SURE YOU YOURSELF HAS THE RESTAURANT REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE, don't count on them to ask if you park in the attached lot. After lunch we received a 65$ parking ticket, do to failure to register. Lot attendants mentioned it was up to the restaurant staff to do so for their patrons.
always a good meal..great ambience and helpful servers... only issue was that pasta dishes at lunch come in two sizes and prices,, the server never asked us which we preferred and brought us the larger more expensive portions that was too much for the person I was with...
Creative + unique flavour combinations. Extensive wine selection. Despite excessive ambient noise due to maximal occupancy, server was able to provide timely table side attention. We will return—hopefully on a less busy evening.
It was five years since we'd last eaten here. We had very fond memories of celebrating a previous anniversary here and wondered whether there was any chance it would be anywhere near as good again. I was hoping that my online reservation and note that it was a special occasion might have initiated some sort of small acknowledgement that we were there for an occasion. Sadly not ... so in hind sight I should have been a little more overt about this.
But for the rest, Bonterra did NOT disappoint.
We love the ambiance, there's a bit of a vibe, the rustic decor ...
The food is fabulous, creative, fresh and somehow unique. I loved the opportunity to try the taster menu which is a highly recommended way to enjoy the variety on the menu. Serving sizes are small but adequate.
The recommended wine was superb.
The friendly, knowledgable staff rounded off the great hospitality!
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