Bonterra Trattoria

4.7
3084 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
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 Glen Manzer 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations for the patio are available. There is a firm two hour time limit for outdoor bookings. Parties greater than 6 will be organized into separate tables, and groups larger than 10 will be expected to commit to a minimum spend. Once the outdoor area has been fully booked, all other reservations default to indoor seating. *Patio is weather dependent

Support Bonterra Trattoria during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3084 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LanaP
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The best meal we got on quite some time! Not cheap, though. Very nice service, too.

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Theresa
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food… prompt and friendly service, beautiful patio! Will definitely go back!

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TianaH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Curtis was so amazing accommodating our group for our bachelorette party! He was very helpful navigating the menu for our gluten free guests! Patrick was a great waiter and very friendly!

Thank you for making our night absolutely amazing!

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CraigR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food. Great service and experience. Grateful to be able to go out for dinner again.

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AdelleP
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a perfect dinner on the patio. Food was delicious and service was great!

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annetteg
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bonterra is always my favorite patio. I feel like I am in Italy. The ambience is the perfect setting for a relaxing experience eating great food and company! 10 out of 10!

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AngelaZ
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Lovely evening in a very beautiful restaurant. Felt a bit odd trying to keep it under two hours. Especially when we didn’t get our drink order until 25 minutes into our reservation.

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IriW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food. Only issues we had was the bee nest right beside our table but our server helped move the table so they wouldn’t keep annoying us.

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TaraN
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bonterra and their sister restaurant are always bang on for a great dining experience. Food, service and atmosphere are amazing. Best outdoor patio in town.

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EAPtenant
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious Italian cuisine, patio was very nice and sheltered from the wind.

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vipMichelleM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We loved being out on the patio. It’s so pretty out there. The food was very good; had a great Caesar salad and calamari. The only minor complaint is that the bolognese was not “tomatoey” at all….one of our friends had ordered the meatballs and they looked very good and were in a tomato sauce. I kept thinking the bolognese should’ve looked and tasted more like that. Our drinks were very nice and the desserts were so pleasing to look at and tasted great! Overall we loved the ambience and had a wonderful evening. We will be back :)

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AliceL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food and vibe was great - hostess was a bit rude and made us feel very rushed but our server was absolutely amazing and made the experience that much more spectacular. It's a restaurant slightly on the pricier side, but I thought the portions were perfect and the atmosphere, especially on the patio, was beautiful. I would definitely recommend trying this restaurant at least once!

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JanelleK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We were celebrating 2 retirements but this was not acknowledged at all, despite that I put that in the reservation notes. The server was a little curt, not super friendly.

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DontgooutoftenbutwhenIdo
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a fantastic place! Food was delicious and service was exceptional.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious !! Cute patio area! Will be back again for sure !

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ConnieH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place.
Choose the patio and its like sitting in Italy.
The food and drinks are great.
The staff is always helpful and great to talk to.
The food is high quality.
Comparable to The Nash and Mercato

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've wanted to try out this restaurant for quite some time and I was not disappointed. The service was excellent, the food and flavor was on point, and the decor and ambience was impeccable. I didn't feel like I was in the middle of the city, but like I was swept away to Tuscany.

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Mssensibleshoes
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The portions were very generous. The patio is the loveliest in Calgary. There was lots of complimentary parking. Our lunch together became an occasion.

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vipTracyV
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall good experience again. The new server had improved. The biggest beef I have is the patio is filthy. They had removed the cup that had been thrown over last weekend but not cleaned up the contents from the wall!? Overall it’s just dirty which makes me wonder about the rest of the place. It was so much nicer in the past.

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Lane
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and great linguine vongole, and pomodoro for my vegan friend, on beautiful patio. It was my favourite dining experience in Calgary. Try the olive oil cake!

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vipHappyCustomer
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food! Especially the calamari. We will definitely dine here again.

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BufCat
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service, very attentive and friendly! Thank you

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vipTracyV
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

We had such a great time at the restaurant. The cocktails are excellent, it was actually hard to choose. I had the jalapeño marg snd loved it. Food was also great. loved the olive oil cake for dessert. Service wasn’t great but our server had only 3 shifts under his belt so no biggie. I’ve already make plans to come again with my Mom on Wednesday! Side note. The ants are kinda out of control and something should be done. Also it was not very clean. There was a large upside down cup with contents in it in between the bush and wall and more of its contents on the planter box that should have been cleaned up before dinner service.

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AnthonyD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Overall experience is good and the Food is excellent. My wife ordered the Steak unfortunately it come only with rare so she have to choose another disk.

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vipfoodluver
Calgary
42 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and an incredible dining experience on the patio. Loved the chef's food and the attention to detail and flavor. Can't wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent patio. The Bruschetta was excellent but the Carbonara was a little salty. Overall great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My wife and I went to celebrate our anniversary. We went on recommendation from a friend as we had never been to Bonterra before. It was a great experience from the food to the service to the quaint ambiance.

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GailF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was Awesome and great service on the patio .

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RichardS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fabulous dinning experience. Restaurant was kind enough to comp us Prosecco since our table was late.

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Camo
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The only negative was the very loud siren noise from the street. It went on for a while (maybe 10 minutes).

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AllanH
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service right from the entrance. A Wednesday evening so not packed, noise level low. Partner had the trout and rated it excellent, waitstaff recommended cucumber salad..great choice. Quantity excellent
We both shared the appetizer..shrimp…great shrimp, and the sauce was superb. Soaking up the sauce with the toasted bread was a true delight…a shame that there was still some left when the dish was removed😢.
I had the mussels and again, the sauce was outstanding ! Not to be foiled again,I ordered more toasted bread to sop up every last bit of it. 😀
Free parking close by.
Never complain about cost, when the food is over the top , service is excellent and depart ing knowing you will return.
Bravo

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Babettesavant
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, everything was spectacular. Our server was attentive and very friendly. The food was amazing, and the whipped ricotta was beyond delicious. We were on their patio which feels like a beautiful getaway.
I can’t say enough about Bonterra, it remains one of my favorites.

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arielf
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Service was very slow for their two hour table limit, but they didn’t seem to enforce the rule. The entrance is a little difficult to find, as you have to walk around to the back parking lot to get to the actual front doors. Food was outstanding and reheated well!

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Datenightdinein
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love bonterra and the little taste of Italy they offer in downtown Calgary. I can’t help but order all my food to share when I’m in because I want to try everything. Every dish is so flavourful and portions are generous. Try the whipped ricottta, panzella, and roasted carrots! And you have to finish your meal off with the chocolate bark and then order one box to go, yes, it’s that good.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Libby was AMAZING! She gave us top notch service with some good belly laughs! Great way to spend a girls afternoon!

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Lindacim
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

We have eaten at Bonterra several times and enjoyed the experience, but the impatience and indifference of our server on June 30 was an experience that will likely keep us away in the future. The four of us were looking forward to eating out together after our COVID Confinement but it was dampened by our poor food and worse service.
Having been a server many years ago, I recognize and am sympathetic to the difficulties of serving others and dealing with staff shortages, but there’s no excuse for our server’s attitude.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

This place used to be better but still worth a drop in

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vipLauraC
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing first time experience.
Gorgeous patio, delicious food, and incredibly friendly staff!
Will definitely return!

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vipElisabethB
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! Both our meals were top notch….delicious and well portioned.
We’ll be back and bringing our families.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bonterra Trattoria using the Order Online button. Bonterra Trattoria also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 262-8480.

Bonterra Trattoria is rated 4.7 stars by 3084 OpenTable diners.

Bonterra Trattoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://anycard.ca/store/creative.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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