Teatro Restaurant

4.5
1632 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Italian
Teatro, or ‘theatre’ in Italian, pays homage to our restaurants location in the Calgary arts and theatre district. Celebrating 25 years in 2018, Teatro has been serving contemporary Italian cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere. Housed in the historic Dominion Bank (est.1911), our award winning wine cellar hosts over 10,000 bottles and features 1100 labels, with a focus on the fine wines of Italy and Bordeaux. Enjoy artisanal cocktails at our stylish bar, reserve a table for your next business meeting, or indulge in a 6 course Chef's Tasting menu . We also offer both private and semi-private dining options for large groups.

Our $25 Three Course Express Lunch is an exceptional dining selection for busy downtown diners. Showcasing local and seasonal ingredients this feature menu changes weekly. Follow us @TeatroCalgary for details.

Business casual dress attire and reservations are recommended.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Friday from 11:30am - 3:00pm
Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday from 3pm - 6pm
Dinner:
Nightly from 5:00pm
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Phone number
(403) 290-1012
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Executive Chef Matthew Batey, Chef de Cuisine Dave Bohati
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Catering
Working in conjunction with the function coordinator. Please contact Brittany brittany@teatro.ca for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st Street SE
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Parking details
Parking is available under the Calgary Performing Arts Centre, entrance on Macleod Trail just north of 9th Avenue. Parking is also available under the Telus Convention Centre (access via Macleod Trail South, just south of 7th Avenue SW). After 6pm, free street parking is available on Stephen Avenue Mall (8th Avenue SW).
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Public transit
The C-train stations- Olympic Plaza and 1 st, are located on 7th Avenue and 1 Street SE, behind the restaurant.
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Special events & promotions
Working in conjunction with the function coordinator. Please contact Brittany brittany@teatro.ca for more information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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KA
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, the food was fabulous and the service fantastic, it would be hard to have a bad experience. We highly recommend Teatro, especially before events at Arts Common.

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OT
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Ambience was great. Food was mediocre. Disappointing as I have had fantastic meals at Teatro.

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L
Calgary
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

I've always wanted to try this restaurant! It is on my list to try in Calgary as I don't live in the city. I am a foodie and enjoy eating at upscale restaurants when I travel. We had a reservation as my friend had to return to work. We were greeted right away and seated. The male waiter came to our table and gave us water and menus and then disappeared for 10 min. WE had told him that we were in a hurry as well and stated the time my friend needed to be back at work. The meal was average, needed pepper badly, and he didn't return to the table until we were almost finished out meals. I would understand more if the restaurant was buzzing and full, but that was not the case. I might try again for supper maybe, but didn't have a great experience so not certain as there are so very many fabulous restaurants in Calgary. I was disappointed.

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SS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A special restaurant to celebrate a birthday with the girls! We appreciate the attentive service and completely enjoyed the amazing food! Everything was amazing!

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MM
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

I have been a regular customer of Teatro for years and this visit was the poorest experience so far. The service was slow and sporadic. It took three attempts to get basic things like oil and balsamico. The duck breast was really tough, not suitable to serve. The s’mores dessert was hard and was espresso flavoured. Made no sense. The best dish was the celeriac purée with truffles. The fetuccini Nero was ok, but I’ve had better, elsewhere and at Teatro. The rest was pretty average. Not a good showing with really inattentive service.

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MY
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited restaurant with co-worker for lunch and we loved it. I would not mind to come here with my husband and friends for my birthday. Foods were delicious, service is quick. Great restaurant in Downtown Calgary. For business lunch they have an express option for $25.00. We did not go for this option, but may try it next time, when it will be a healthier choice (did not want smoked bacon). For salt they offered sea salt from Vancouver. Overall foods tasted great. We ordered soup, one of the salads and chicken. Chicken and soup were delicious. I think we're coming back soon.

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S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch special. Salad, pasta and desert for$25. Each course was fantastic especially the pasta.

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MG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We did the tasting menu which we have done before but this time it was a little too rich. A few of the dishes were great but some not as much.

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SB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Really disappointed!! Server did not have time for our table. No one was engaging at all. Disappointed with the pasta and our deserts. My husband had water spilt on him and the only thing the Server could say to us was since we moved a chair closer to us so we could all hear each other, how she would have to reach over. Plus the manager did not seem to hear our concerns
Too bad we used to think this was a go to restaurant in the city

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p
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very polished service and excellent quality food amazing ambience
The staff obviously take great pride in everything they do

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KY
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Want an amazing experience! Thank you chef Daniel for turning our evening into a culinary adventure, each course were beautifuly plated with careful selected flavors. Our server Kristen were very attentive, making it a perfect experience.

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Not great experience. Reservations at 6:46, just got dessert at 9:45. Would not be back. Food not great!!

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EM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Kelly was fantastic! Meal was delicious and our night was impeccable.

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ID
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been there twice to celebrate, and in both occasions, the service was impeccable. The staff were very professional, friendly and accommodating. We would love to go back to celebrate another special occasion or milestones. The Rougie Duck Breast is a must!

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N
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre Theatre dinner, great and timely service.

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AD
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was exceptional except for the scallops pork belly which was mediocre/poor. We had not a nice located table. But I guess because we had a baby with us and they didn’t want noise in the main area

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JW
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Love this pre or post theatre restaurant. It has always felt “ like home”. The food was delightful.

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KO
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business lunch. Service was excellent and food was so very good.

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A
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Went with family for nice dinner out. Waiter was ok but not to standard for a restaurant of this reputation. Had to look at his notepad for the specials and crudo selection. Slightly inattentive with our wine pouring.

Food presentation was excellent! Had to ask the waiter for fresh ground pepper otherwise he would not have brought it or even offered. The pork belly was very tough and salty. Rest of the ordered food was fine but nothing memorable. Definitely, the value was not there.

Space was amazing and staff friendly and pleasant!

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JD
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, service excellent and atmosphere was lovely.

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TT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A treat of a dinner last Saturday night. My husband was dining for the first time, I for the second, and we were both super impressed with our experience. The cocktails we chose were enticing, and well balanced, the wine was delicious and paired well with our entrees thanks to the aid of the sommelier. The food was awesome. Prepared perfectly and presented beautifully. Our server was friendly and personable and directed our evening smoothly and gracefully. We loved it here and plan to return much more frequently.

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JC
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and service. We did the tasting menu, which was delicious but wasn't as good as one I had there a few weeks prior. Had a fantastic wine that I am now on the hunt for; the GM/sommelier definitely made some excellent and unique pairings.

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RD
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful meal here. We were treated very well. The food will have us come back for sure.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time there. Food is great and the service is top notch. A bit pricey but expected in such a high standard restaurant.

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DM
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic as always!! Teatro’s is one of our favorites when visiting Calgary!!

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BJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasteful & Elegant surroundings.
Very good service.
I felt some menu items were a bit pricey.
I’m never a fan of 5oz servings of wine when a premium price is charged per pour.
The food was good but having gone to a number of Steven Avenue restaurants, I couldn’t help but feel that it was a repeat experience of a few of the restaurants on the strip.

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D
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

It started out badly when I asked the waiter if they made a good Caesar and he replied that they weren’t really know for it. He also said that it was only his second week and he was just getting used to the system. I imagine that was why we ended up waiting almost 45 minutes for our entrees. He finally came to our table after we had watched everyone around us being served their food even though they had arrived after us. Without apology, he said that he just realized that he had screwed up our our order and that our food would be coming soon. We didn’t bother with coffee or dessert. When he brought the bill, he simply said that he didn’t charge for the sparkling water. Again without any apology. We will not be back.

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JT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My evening at Teatro was great. The food was very good, although I was a little disappointed that the arribbiata sauce for my gnocchi wasn't spicy at all. Kind of a misleading name. Otherwise the atmosphere is great, very romantic and also nice for a special occasion. I would return.

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TD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow we were treated like royalty! Thank you Devin for the hospitality and all of the extras you surprised us with. I absolutely loved the whole experience and the food/drinks. Huge shout out to Peder too.

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F
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was super flavourful but came out like warm. The manager comp’ed our desserts so that was greatly appreciated

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JJ
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I had friends visiting from Vancouver (were old clints of mine when I worked there)
They enjoy Italian cuisine so thought your Resturant would be a great choice. They both ordered Duck but very dissappointed. The service was not great. The wine was fabulous $257.00 a bottle too bad the food did not compare. I have had great dinners, lunches prior. Our server definitely was not very antentive to our table. We left early not having any dessert, more wine, coffee etc. My friends were questioned if they have had duck before??? They cook it twice a week plus have traveled many times to Italy, France etc... not a good idea to question a customer when presented with a complaint.
Judy

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WD
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food and wine. Great service. Nice ambience. A very professionally run establishment and one of Calgary’s finest.

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GD
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good, but not worth the price. The server was a bit arrogant and made us wait quite awhile before approaching us and throughout the night seemed like she didn’t want to wait on our table.

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LT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and wonderful pasta. Both the gnocchi and Bolognese were outstanding. The bread could use some work

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C
Edmonton
35 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great caprese salad

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MC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely delicious. Only comment I have is they changed the lasagna recipe, it was GREAT before, now it’s good. Why fix something that isn’t broken? Apart from that, Teatro always delivers!

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GF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The duck was excellent. The Halibut not so much. Appetizers acceptable. Wine very nice. Service excellent.

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S
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spacious and elegant. Service is excellent. Food presentation and quality is always outstanding.

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VG
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice place to have a wonderful dinner with friends!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was one of my best service ever

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