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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.

1016 8 St SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1K2
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
10 Ave. S

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 262-8480

Website:
http://www.bonterra.ca/

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.

Executive Chef:
Ben Mills

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

Additional:
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!

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be offering regular service on new years eve with reservations available until late.

Bonterra Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Special Occasion (36)
Romantic (33)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Business Meals (20)
Notable Wine List (18)
Cozy (18)
Tasting Menu (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Authentic (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Fun (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Healthy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Casual (5)
Tapas (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
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Great for Brunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I've been a customer of Bonterra for years. Always a great place to dine.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

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!!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined 7 days ago

It took way too long to be served. Our order did not come conveniently sequenced. Pleasant but non chalant service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 4, 2017

All staff were very attentive; every dish we had was excellent. A very nice evening out!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We started with charcuterie and it was the best ever. Our party had the duck and pasta - all exceptional. Outstanding wine list and awesome capachino. We’ll be back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great Food and ambience. Portions were a good size but on the expensive side. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food and service were excellent
Made our anniversary very special

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Lovely food, noise level great we could actually enjoy a meal in a decent environment. Service for our bill could’ve been quicker but overall everything else made it easy to forgive. We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was quite good. Very nice wine list. Only downside was the noise level

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a lovely dinner at Bonterra. Food and ambience were exceptional.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a fabulous experience. Service is professional and food is delicious, if not slightly small portions. The ambiance is what keeps us coming back, love the atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Birthday celebration. Fab night. Food and service was excellent! Will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was delicious and our waitress was very friendly. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for Italian food that tastes authentic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Predictably good Italian food!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Amazing food and atmosphere. Service was slow for our small group.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing meal again! Love it here. Amazing food and beautiful setting. Feels like you’re dining in Italy!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was beautifully presented and all suggestions from our waiter were bang on! Extremely tasty! We felt neither rushed or hurried even though we were almost the last patrons to leave.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The waiter we had was amazing. He was very knowledgeable on the wine selections (which is a must) and he was extremely friendly and efficient with getting out food to us in a timely fashion!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is our go to restuarant for a nice evening out of the house. The food is creative and spectular. We highly recommend it for a special date, occasion, or celebration!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have eaten here twice in the past 2 months,and everything was very good. I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very nice food. Portions were small so it seemed somewhat expensive. Ambiance very nice and a busy place but very good choice to dine with friends. Our birthday celebration was quite satisfying. Recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

The service, food and experience was outstanding. They were able to accommodate a large group and did so really well. The server was thoughtful and thorough. The food was also incredible. Bonterra is definitely my new favorite restaurant in Calgary!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This is always a great experience with excellent food and flavours and nice attentive and friendly service. Nice job and a great place for a business lunch.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food and service was amazing. We will be back. Loved the ceasar salad.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I love Bonterra! It is reliable, consistent and a fun place to meet friends. Start with dessert!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Went for my 88 yr old Mother’s birthday with family friends. Outstanding as always, its a sure thing for excellent Italian food, but the atmosphere is friendly, warm and very very comfortable. Will be back - always. A favourite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

First time here and the food and the service were excellent. Will be back for sure.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amazing food but not the best service, we did not have our drink order taken until about 30 minutes after sitting down for our reservation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We love eating here, the food is exceptional, wine is always good, service and staff are wonderful!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great service and food! Each bite had a unique blend of flavours! Great value as well! We will definitely be back!

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great place for a business lunch.

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