Bonterra Trattoria

4.5
2613 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasion
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. While we realize that our patio is a popular place to dine during the summer months, we do not reserve tables on the patio.
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J
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was fantastic. Which is amazing as the last several times that hasn’t been the case!!!! She’s definitely made us want to come back.

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MP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

I have been to Bonterra before, but the last 2 times I have gone the service was undesirable. It took at least 15 minutes to even get water and then another 20 to get drinks. Both times were in the past months. We had 2 different servers each time and one time was on patio and one time inside.... both experiences exactly the same.
It really doesn’t not make myself or the people in our group return.

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CG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service were impeccable, wine selection impressive.
I know it's Stampede, but not everyone wants to party 2 weeks solid. I could have done with out the loud county music in this quaint Italian garden patio.

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M
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We took a coworker there for he birthday and the food was delicious. The ambience was cool very Italian for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service. Would have rated higher but a bachelorette party distracted from an otherwise perfect night.

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AS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful table on the patio. Everyone loved their food choices! Atmosphere and service was great!

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J
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing as was the service! Nice wine selection as well.

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DS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bonterra is always a great experience. The wait staff are polite and professional, the food is always excellent and surprisingly well priced, and the restaurant is beautiful. If you have a chance to sit on their patio in the summer, do it, especially on a warm evening.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent as usual, chef Ben and his crew do an amazing job. We got a full tasting menu and got to try so many tasty dishes. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff, very attentive and always refilled water to removed empty plates right away. Highly recommend for great Italian fare downtown!

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GS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating the end of school for our kids and had an amazing night. Excellent meal every single time!

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DS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, friendly efficient service, on an outdoor patio that makes you feel like you have been to another country without the hassle of travel.

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C
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Food was not great.. everything was either oily or very salty.. service not great as well.. she never offered us another drink, when we finished the first one.. not good Italian food

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m
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time. Still good after 13 years visiting!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing dining experience from the ambiance to the food to the great service. We even received a complimentary glass of Prosecco as it was our anniversary.

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TN
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nothing better than a meal on Bonterra's patio!! Perfect!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The meal took a while to be served but the food was excellent.

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DF
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Had the vongole. Tagliatelli too large a pasta for this dish. Clams also too big. The cooking liquid however was amazing. Delicious. My wife's dish was good but not great. Server very good, professional yet friendly, smart and helpful. Nice place.

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OT
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great spot with good food. We sat on the patio and it was perfect. We could have a conversation and enjoy lunch together.

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GR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good service slow but was busy and waitress first night

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J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Lamb shank should require a steak knife, actually a knife should not be needed

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V
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service, food and ambience are all fantastic; and of course the patio is wonderful.

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PM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went to Bonterra for a friend’s birthday. Had a lovely lunch of salad and roast chicken. The chicken was moist and simply delicious!!! Would definitely go back.

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AR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are planning to have our wedding here, what a wonderful place with amazing food and great service!

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

lovely place. Our server, Courtney, was amazing! Food and wine was great, particularly the rigatoni. Wonderful night out. I'll be back for sure.

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MF
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful Patio setting, good menu selection with individual ala cart items, as well a set menus with chefs menu and family style options. Definitely returning again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Father’s Fay

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H
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful patio and excellent service. Complimentary parking was appreciated. Food was very good. We will return.

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AE
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This beautiful restaurant is like a mini trip to Italy without leaving the city. The patio is gorgeous but so is the rest of the restaurant a completely authentic and enchanting space and the food is FANTASTIC!! Service super cordial and efficient what more could you ask for? I adore this restaurant and would recommend if ever wanting to prove to out of town guests that Calgary too has a world class dinning options.

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AA
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The service was great, our servers was very knowledgeable and kind. Unfortunately one of our dishes were a miss.

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HD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Birthday - the service was very slow at first than greatly improved. Amazing food, amazing atmosphere.

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AL
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My only complaints are that a) there was a man doing work on the roof next door and it was noisy for like three minutes so if you’re a real uptight person that hates that, well... just hope there isn’t someone working on the day you attend b) the meal was so good I was too full for dessert

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C
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Today myself and three girl friends had lunch on the patio and truly felt less than welcome from our server. I am not sure if it is because we all had the express lunch for $ 25.00 and drank only water that we received such disdain. It was clear to the four of us that she would rather have been clearing all the tables around us than making sure we were looked after. When our desert was delivered we received a sort of apology that the cookies had to actually come out of the oven giving us the impression they would be hot. Delicious cookies, but stone cold. The food is delicious, the patio beautiful but we all came back to the office wondering why we would ever go back to Bonterra.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Patio was great - then we were moved inside - and forgotten - staff went missing. Great start and then downhill - servers should be trained that the evening is a totality - beginning to end. We were left to feel that she could hardly wait to be done - and she was only serving us once we moved inside......I work in the service industry and would make this part of training of the "whole" of the experience. You have a great patio, but the staff inside was short of expectations. It wasn't busy......it was the Monday of the Raptor loss......so, really quite disappointed at the end....as it was not busy and the staff inside was very short on service

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E
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again, Bonterra Trattoria has delivered their outstanding food with wonderful service in an awesome setting. Consistent quality every time is what keeps us coming back!

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A
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were fortunate enough to be on the patio and had a perfect table near the fire. The server was very attentive without being intrusive. The food was wonderful and beautifully presented. All in all a lovely evening.

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A
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing as always. Service was equally great. The server brought out a replacement dish for us right away after an 'incident' with our two year old resulted in a drink being spilled into it.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing and accommodating

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GB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent from the appies to main corse to desert will defiantly be back

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for dinner to catch up with out of town friends and the staff at Bonterra were amazing. They let us stay for ages - never making us feel hurried and the food was perfection! Special requests and allergies were accommodated kindly. What a great place! Will be back for their amazing patio.

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