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About Teatro Restaurant

Teatro, translated as ‘theatre’ in Italian, pays homage to our restaurant’s location in Calgary’s arts and theatre district. For over 20 years, Teatro has been serving contemporary Italian cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere housed in the historic Toronto Dominion Bank (est.1911). Our award winning wine cellar hosts over 13,500 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 7 course Chef's Tasting menu . We also offer both private and semi-private dining options for large groups.

Our 3 Course Express Lunch for $25 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.

Olympic Plaza, 200 8th Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0K7
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Friday from 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner:
Nightly from 5:00pm

Cross Street:
1st Street SE

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 290-1012

Website:
http://www.teatro.ca/

Catering:
Working in conjunction with the function coordinator.

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).

Public Transit:
The C-train stations- Olympic Plaza and 1 st, are located on 7th Avenue and 1 Street SE, behind the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Executive Chef Matthew Batey, Chef de Cuisine Dave Bohati

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Teatro Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

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4.7

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4.0

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (32)
Good for a Date (27)
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Romantic (24)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Business Meals (12)
Authentic (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Cozy (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Casual (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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Great Beer (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our second visit to Teatro. The first visit was outstanding and we had to be sure it wasn't just beginner's luck. On both occasions we were seated in the uber comfy curved couches at the front. This time I went in with the idea that I had to try the carbonara but once more the fish special sounded too good. So scallops and caviar it was! I don't honestly think these folks know how to make bad food. Do yourself a favor and try this restaurant.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Great ambiance but unacceptable that we had to wait over 45 mins for our food to arrive at lunch when the restaurant was half empty. The server was apologetic, but there was really no excuse and the bill certainly didn’t reflect our inconvenience at lunch hour. Teatro really should have comped our wine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was delicious and staff was very friendly and knowledgable of the products being used.

Tags: Bar Seating, Organic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Another great dinner at Teatro. Food was incredible. Seems to just keep getting better. Well done!!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 10, 2018

An early Valentine's date this past Saturday where we selected the Chef's Tasting Menu with premium wine pairing. It was simply outstanding and I recommend anyone to give this a try at least once. The servers were attentive and knowledgeable but never in our faces which we really appreciated. Thank you Teatro - we will be back again soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Valentines Day

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I went for a beautiful dinner before the Theatre ( max bell theatre) . The service was prompt and delicious .

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Consistently excellent experience with Teatro. All around amazing and they have continued to succeed for many years. No small achievement!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Absolutely lovely restaurant. Been there many times and never been disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was good. Service was a bit slow and forgetful. We were not in a rush, so enjoyed dinner and a bottle wine. For a restaurant that is at the upper end of the price range, I honestly expected more attentive service.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Disappointed in the gluten free options. I realize this is an Italian restaurant, however, I have enjoyed gluten free bread and pasta at other restaurants. My entre consisted of uninspired chicken and beans. The mushrooms were eliminated, presumably because they were not gluten free. Dessert options again were limited. My family and friends dine out frequently and many of us are celiac. We are looking for innovative gluten free options to enjoy. I didn't find them at Teatro.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The eggplant Parmesan was satisfactory at best. However everything else was fantastic. The dessert was amazing. (Ordered 2 different ones and enjoyed them both. ). Cold coffee but it was fixed promptly by great servers. I would try this restaurant once more just wouldntnt order the eggplant parm. Other than that a fine evening.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent service and great food. We are repeat customers and we always have a wonderful time.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great 3 course lunch for 25$, you can't find better deal than that in Calgary. The food is delicious, the service wonderful, knowledgable and fast. Will be back!

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Another memorable (in a very good way) dining experience at Teatro. Amazing and interesting food (never been served sunflower root before - - delicious!!). Top-drawer food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 19, 2018

What a beautifully appointed building inside and out! I loved the sights with the copper wall at the back, high ceilings and the bold artworks. There are quiet corners. I like the way they have divided up the space. We had some simple meals of soup and salad and an eggplant parmagiano which were all delicious. Service was gracious and quick. We had to hurry over to the theatre so we appreciated the promptness of our meal. The simple salad was a little pricey, but I guess we were paying for the ambiance too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was fabulous! Highly recommend the salmon. Yummy dessert chocolate hazelnut mousse.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent venue and food

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent food and service. Nice contemporary atmosphere in an renovated old building.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing food and service! We happened to be in Calgary for the weekend, and a coworker suggested I give them a try. I was not disappointed in the least. I would recommend this establishment to anyone, and I'd make it a point to come back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Wonderful service from our server Julie. Food was inviting and delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Poor wait staff made for a sub par experience.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Wonderful food with great knowledgeable service. Great heritage building.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Wonderful food, service and ambience as always. Excellent way to spend an evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Unreal first time at Teatro, big thank you to Mike Burns and Kelsey for getting us some Champagne for our anniversary... It was so Crisp.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The ambience of the restaurant is lovely and the service was superb. Unfortunately the food was highly salted for my liking. The gnocchi with pesto and sundried tomatoes was presented well but too salty. The salmon entree was ok. The salmon was prepared well but had fishy smell, and the bed of barley it was on was overly salty and lemony.
To be fair, they did not charge for the salmon as I could not eat it, and to be fair we did leave a 30% tip for the Service.
Recommend they ease up on the salt.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was very good the pork belly was very tasty... Calamari was very good... The lobster lasagna was good but very small portion. Must have the tiramisu for dessert and a decaf coffee goes extremely well with the desert.

Our server Jeremy was very good.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Was expecting some good wholesome Italian food but instead got the opposite. Super salty and lack of imagination throughout every course. The only great part was Desert and the service. At $200.00 with only two glasses of wine I would expect more.

I would not recommend if your are looking for pure authentic Italian food.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Met a friend here for dinner. Waitress was great to give us some catch-up time before we ordered.
Ordered 4 courses - appetizers, salads, mains and dessert. Aranchini was ok...not really flavourful and size-wise were small like Malted Milk Balls. Calamari was very tasty and a good one to share. The beet salad was an artistic masterpiece, and oh so tasty! Would have liked a few more beets but the combination on the plate was fantastic. We ordered the seafood lasagna and the gnudi. Friend said the lasagna was very good, gnudi was good but lacked some flavour. Dessert was beautifully presented and both the panna cotta and chocolate mousse were very good.

All in all a very enjoyable meal and evening. The restaurant itself is beautiful so makes any occasion a special one!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 13, 2017

It was a wonderful experience. The staff was very accommodating to fit a wheelchair in amd make it seem effortless. The staff was friendly, efficient and attentive. The food was simple, and executed to perfection. We will definitely be back and spread the word on the exemplary meal we enjoyed.

Tags: Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 12, 2017

PRE-PARTY EXPERIENCE: Called and left a message to make a reservation for 8 people for my fiancé's birthday. I specifically asked them to text me back and to refrain from calling as I didn't want to blow the surprise dinner. Well, they called me back and woke both my fiancé and I at 1:00 in the morning to confirm the reservation.... let's say we were not amused and it did blow the surprise.
DECOR: Amazing decor in a very old and historical building. The decor is likely the best aspect of the restaurant.
FOOD: Food was fine, nothing to write home about. The calamari was too salty, and was also a bit saggy. The waiter talked us into ordering the lasagna, which was OK, but not great, basically a lot of tomato sauce with some seafood.
WINE: Good wine selection, but takes a little while to get the bottle. If you don't want to be out of wine as you start eating your main course, make sure you order the bottle in advance.
TIPPING: They added 20% gratuity on the bill which is fine, however, they failed to inform us so we ended up double tipping. When I asked them to get a refund, the waiter said that he had made it clear to everyone that the gratuity was included. Funny because absolutely nobody heard him say it and why would we tip 20% twice? Anyway, they ended up reimbursing the extra tip.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We have loved going to Teatro ever since it opened. The food is normally very good. We had pickerel on risotto with blanched kale feature dish this night. I prefer fish under done but the pickerel was so under done as to be raw and hard to cut with the knife and very dense no separation of flakes. The fish, risotto and kale were so over salted we could barely finish it. We both had the feature. Both excessively salty. If we weren’t running out of time for a concert nearby we would have returned the dishes. Someone had to have tasted the risotto before serving it? But that should not have been sent out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Very pleased with the lunch. Very good food and excellent ambiance. Service could have been quicker

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We came to teatro to celebrate my birthday. upon receiving the bill, we noticed that one of the bottles of wine was wrongly charged an additional 20 dollars. I can only assume how many times this has happened and patrons have blindly paid additional mark ups without noticing. After we inquired about the "error", we sat for 50 minutes while the staff tried to correct the bill. During this time NO ONE came by to offer us coffee, water, ANYTHING. They stated the computers failed, fine, is it really that difficult to punch in -20$ on a debit/credit machine and figure out and fix the system after?! The lack of service and accommodation (not to mention, if you wrongly overcharge your patrons, the lack of apology) ruined the experience. I would not recommend, and I would advise anyone who is thinking of going to double check your bills.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great food fantastic service. Massive and great wine list

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Delicious lunch. The staff treated us like gold. This was our 2nd annual festive lunch and we will be back again.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was excellent. The service, the food, the ambiance. I would highly recommend it. It was my second time. I did say it was 38th. wedding anniversary and did not get anything special. Jeremy was very nice. The meals were outstanding. I like champagne by the glass. The dessert superb.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Arrived at 12:40, after the lunch rush, and we were told we had to finish our meal by 2. We ordered as quick as the server would let us.

Food arrived at 1:25, so needless to say we were very rushed in eating.

Quality of food was reasonable, but not what I expect from a high-end dining experience.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 27, 2017

wonderful ambiance - great food. quiet enough during the weekday at lunch to have a business conversation.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed the tasting menu and found the wine pairings complimented the food well. Would suggest to folks who are looking to venture and try new food that is original.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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