Bonterra Trattoria

4.5
2351 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
What 2351 People Are Saying
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OT
5.0Dined 17 hours ago

Beautiful patio and amazing service. The food was excellent. We ordered the gnocchi and beef tartare and both were great.

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OT
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food, service, and ambience on the patio. We will be back again soon.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

We were here for a birthday and they didn't really make the night special at all. Service was not great. We had a table of 10 people and so we had an automatic gratuity. No problem there - but they sort of forgot about us as a result. The server was guaranteed their share and ignored us largely afterwards. I had an empty wine glass most of the night.

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PR
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Really enjoyed our dinner. Food and service was great. Love the patio.

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CH
4.0Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous location. The outdoor patio is unbelievable.

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TY
5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food and drinks at Bonterra were amazing! We sat out on the patio and the atmosphere was great!

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KH
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Absolutely fabulous experience! Most beautiful patio in Calgary!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

the wait staff were excellent, food was awesome and our large group of 10 were very happy with the whole experience.

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LM
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We were seated on the patio where most if not all the other customers were. Service was reasonable and attentive. One item for consideration is the amount of salt in the pasta, we must remember to ask for low salt the next time. I will continue to patronize Bonterra as I have for several years.

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MS
1.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Terrible way to celebrate 5-year anniversary. Made reservations for 5:30pm to accommodate my 3-year-old and 1-year-old’s attention span. Waited and waited for our food. Noticed numerous parties seated after us and around us that were served dinner while we sat waiting. It wasn’t until 7:15pm that we gave up and decided to get our order to go as the kids were starting to lose it. Had a nice cold anniversary dinner to go out of a cardboard box! An absolute failure to recognize a client’s need and a failure to make amends or acknowledge lateness and poor customer care. Will not be recommending Bonterra to family, friends, coworkers or clients. Too bad as it is such a nice place but just a horrible experience. Lack of understanding in what a client needs and effort in making things right.

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F
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Beautiful restaurant. A bit pricey but I will go back. Service was great but it took awhile for the waiter to come back to get our order. After that the service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Service vwas great. Ambiance was awesome. Parts of the meal were overcooked/burnt. A little on the pricy side for the food you get.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Found this gem on OpenTable and we were not disappointed. Excellent food and ambience. Tables for 2 were placed somewhat close together but didn’t deter from a great evening. Will definitely come back

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G
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Good food, patio is fantastic

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OT
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Amazing!!!! Kostas was an excellent server!

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CS
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We felt that the food was only average overall despite the very full attendance that evening. Place was noisy and our location close to the entrance was not ideal. My gnocchi main course, whilst very tasty, was quite modest in size. Good wine menu though and we both enjoyed our selections. An OK venue but not a stand out.

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GH
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Our entire party agreed that the entrees and appetizers were excellent. the desserts were good but did not compare to first course. would eat there again without hesitation, but likely pass on dessert.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

One of the nicest patios in town, the day I was there everyone was outside!

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TF
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Fabulous in every way. The food, the ambience, the service were all perfect. The patio is one of the prettiest in the city.

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DB
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

We had the Chef Ben's 4 course meal. FANTASTIC flavors and presentation. The patio area is well worth the wait (we didn't need to as we arrived early enough). A great time had by everyone.

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IG
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Great ambiance. Nice place with friendly staff and good service!

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HS
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Great Atmosphere on the Patio. Amazing food and incredible service. A beautiful place for a date or business meeting or family gathering.

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WG
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

First visit and we’ll definitely being going back.
Nice wine list.
The carbonara and Cato salad were both awesome.
To top it off we were on the patio and the weather was perfect.

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R
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Never disappointed...food was great, patio is always fun and the waitress was absolutely amazing.

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CJ
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Our sever was very attentive. I wanted to try everything on the menu, so I plan on returning with a few friends, so we can share! The friend I was dining with, has a very restrictive diet. The staff was VERY understanding and went above and beyond to accommodate! I really appreciated that! It was totally my bad, because I picked the spot! I will definitely be back, and I will bring my appetite. The patio space is very beautiful and cozy too! I highly recommend!!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Best summer patio in Calgary

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GG
4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

My only complaint was the rediculous number of annoying flies in the outside eating area! Not sure that much can be done about this!! Lovely evening overall!

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OT
4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Awesome patio! And the food did not disappoint. Perfect summer retreat.

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CR
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We went to Bonterra Trattoria to celebrate my daughter’s graduation. We were greeted by a lovely girl who offered us a table on the patio and we were seated at a cozy table by the fireplace. Our waiter was friendly, offered great advice and gave us a Prosecco to toast the occasion! The service was amazing, the food was outstanding and we are looking forward to our next visit. A fantastic lunch experience!

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OT
3.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Food was good but nothing to write home about. Our server was very nice but it took way too long for each course to get to our table of 3. It even took a good 20 minutes to get our dessert and it wasn’t very busy.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Got moved from the main hall to the upstairs and from there our evening was magical. Server was personable and just the right level of friendly. Tasting menu was delicious, atmosphere upstairs is loud but less people moving about. Lovely evening for a university graduation celebration.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We arrived at 7 and our main course arrived st 9 pm!! There were apologies and our wine was comped which was very nice but it was a long wait. The server was very sweet and apologetic but there was no update as to where we were in the line up. We finally called her over and she said she thought it was being plated. It came out soon after.
The portions are incredibly small. The piece of trout was 2.5 inches square and arrived completely unadorned (not one vegetable, potatoes etc...) in the middle of a huge plate. It looked ridiculous. Flavors were good but my shrimp was undercooked and my beefsteak was very tough. Not a memorable evening.

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PW
4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

The food was absolutely outstanding - best I've had in a long time in Calgary. Service was amazing and cheerful about accommodating food allergies. Even noted the allergies to ensure there was no cross contamination in the kitchen. Very impressed! Will definitely recommend Bonterra Trattoria to my friends.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We had a great meal at Bonterra last evening. There was only one issue. Our server, Shannon C on the receipt, oozed attitude. Reasonable questions were treated with sarcasm. We had to switch wines after the first bottle, not her fault, obviously. However, the empty bottle and glasses lingered on the table for the better part of the remainder of the meal. She clearly needs to up her game to the level of the restaurant.

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JM
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Wife’s B/Day dinner! Perfect outdoor patio in which to share great food, several glasses of vino and lots of sunshine!
Had not been to the restaurant in a few years and it still has a great vibe/food! Our server made the experience relaxing over the 2.5 hours spent on the patio.
Thanks!

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MB
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

As always, Bonterra lived up to its reputation as a perfect place to conduct business. I have also been here for birthdays, anniversaries, and just a great lunch between two old friends. It's a bit pricier than alternatives outside the downtown/entertainment district, but I guarantee the ambience, service and imaginative recipes are well worth it, all using the highest quality ingredients. AND if you are lucky enough to get a table there, the outdoor courtyard is worth a selfie to send to your envious friends and family!

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SS
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Had a lovely dinner for my husband's 60th birthday. We have never been disappointed on the several occasions that we have dined here. Attentive staff and excellent food.

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MH
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We had a wonderful night. Family in from out of town, my husband and I - the old guys with a bunch of twenty year olds. We all loved it. My nephew is a bit of a foodie -worked in New Zealand with some famous chef and has fallen in love with food. Got us to try crudo and we loved it, well we loved everything. It’s like leaving Calgary when you walk into the patio area. Was a fantastic meal. I so wish I remembered our server because he was fantastic. Had the kids laughing, thanks so much for fitting us in as I only called for a reservation in the morning 💕. The only thing I’m sorry is that we didn’t take a photo.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I thought they might have seen that I had marked our dinner was for a birthday and asked about it or brought a special dessert.

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DJ
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

What a great place to go for a family dinner. We took our daughter and son in law out for their combined birthdays and had an outstanding meal. We ordered the chef’s choice family dinner and it was terrific. The service was excellent and the plates just kept on coming! Just like being in Tuscany. We know that because we have dined there in the past. If you are looking for a traditional Italian restaurant, look no further! We highly recommend this restaurant.

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