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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!

Bonterra Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Cozy (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Business Meals (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Authentic (12)
Fun (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Casual (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Local Ingredients (5)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Calgary)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Family visiting from UK.

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 (Calgary)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined 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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We loved our server! He did a fantastic job!

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 (Calgary)·Dined 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...

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Calgary)·Dined 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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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent 👌

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was great until the end. We waited about 20 minutes after desert and coffee to see the waitress again. Felt disregarded! Kind of fouled up the mood of the evening.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was really cold every time someone came through the back door. Food and service was great, a little more expensive than I was expecting but still reasonable.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was our first time at Bonterra Trattoria and we really enjoyed it. The service was excellent and the food absolutely delicious. We had the taster menu. It was a little pricy but worth it the price; it was so good we wish we would had more. We plan on going back for another special occasion and we definitely recommend this restaurant. There is also offer 50 free parking stalls in the back of the restaurant which is a big plus going downtown for dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Went there to celebrate a special family event. Most of our party of 6 had the tastings menu and we all found the food excellent and we spent 3 hours over the four courses with lots of wine and conversation. one of our go to places to take guests.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food and great service, as always.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I went there dinner for girls night.. We did not much know about menu (Italian foods) server kindly explained and recommended foods. Foods were so good taste and right size of portion. We ordered pizza as well located beside Bonterra. Patio looks so good we want to go there summer again and try pizza bar soon.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 19, 2017

After going to this restaurant many times over the past ~10 years, this time was not good. We were one of the first tables in for lunch, and the restaurant never got above half full. Our food took over 40 min to arrive, even though we both ordered the daily "special". Other tables were served bread and offer pepper for the meals, we were not. Other tables also received their food before us, even though we ordered before them, and the same. The special was ravioli, and it was very bland. could have used some tomatoes or basil or olives, or flavour (or even pepper, if we had been offered). The server asked how our food was and when we told him it was fairly bland, he just said "oh" and walked away.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was great but music seemed to be too loud and was difficilt to converse with colleagues.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 18, 2017

continues to be a favorite place to go for great food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Good food, great atmosphere, friendly service. The only downside, for an Italian restaurant they have very few pasta choices.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good food, great service ..........................,

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always a fantastic experience at this restaurant. One of my favorites

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great waitress! Fabulous food.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Always love going to this restaurant. Another great experience. Can’t wait to go back.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Our meal at Bonterra was outstanding and the service was great. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 7, 2017

A lovely time. Food was great and the location is fantastic. You can't go wrong here for lunch or dinner

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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 on December 4, 2017

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 3, 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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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 28, 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 18, 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 17, 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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