Chef Christopher Hyde 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.
arugula, tomato, almond, currant, olive
linguine, wild boar bacon, fresh egg, chili, grana padano
pumpkin, amaretti, cranberry, brown butter, pumpkin seeds
Service was wonderful! We brought in a birthday cake and they put it in the fridge for us then brought it out with candles and a knife to cut it.
Our server answered several questions and gave excellent recommendations. All the food was outstanding as well.
Amazing Bolognese Pasta! Great service!
We had a special birthday evening planned and our restaurant choice was based not only on our preference in food choices but based on the local reviews by Calgarians who we trust.
The ambience and quality was exceptional a great experience like we were dropped in a different world.
However, when it comes to the quantity of food based on the price per serving it was not economical especially with a large family.
For that reason only we can not see ourselves returning to this restaurant in the future.
Great Italian and a good wine list at a reasonable price
First visit to Bonterra despite the desire to visit and sample the experience. Something always would come up. The experience was awesome. Great food, outstanding service and the charm of restaurant was memorable. Will definitely return but it will be difficult as Posto is such a delight.
A wonderful restaurant in an old historical building, wonderfully converted to this pleasant Italian restaurant. We both enjoyed the 3 course YYC lunch special...delicious, and plentiful. Our Server was a lovely young lady who shared the history of the building with us. Parking was convenient and included with our attendance at the restaurant. Definitely will return!
Another outstanding dinner at Bonterra Trattoria! New executive chef, updated menu. All great!
The service was attentive and friendly, without hovering and none of that annoying "how are the first # of bites tasting" over and over. The portions were good, not the "pebbles" (as my wife likes to call them) some restaurants offer.
Bonterra has been a favorite of ours for a number of years and our most recent visit is just another reason why we keep going back.
Very poor service made this a poor experience
A wonderful dinner. Our server was attentive and friendly, our food was fantastic. The ambiance in the restaurant is perfect for date-night. We will definitely be back!
Food was excellent, well prepared and plated nicely. Service was attentive and very kind without being overbearing. Ambiance was elegant and vibrant but not noisy. Cannot overstate how good the food was, all dishes were cooked perfectly. Would return and recommend.
Table service was a bit uncoordinated with the kitchen service. Could have simply been the inexperience of our server. Hopefully just a one-off evening.
Bonterra is our favorite restaurant for a special night out whether it’s with my wife or as a family. Usually EVERYTHING is spot on but for whatever reason the other night we had an average experience. Not sure if they were short staffed but we waited a long time in between all service at the table. Chicken was amazing as was the eggplant lasagna!
The food was excellent the staff were amazing. I love the venue. Great wine selection
Always excellent. We have been going to Bonterra for decades and it never disappoints.
We were seated in the wine room and it was very loud due to a large group booking and the noise echoing across the small space. I much enjoyed my previous visits when we were seated in the main dining area.
Awesome food, great service a must do over
We had a very nice dinner, the food was tasty and unique. The service was very good although it was very busy. The server was friendly, courteous and knowledgeable of the menu and features. The only thing we noticed is that the price of wine bottle is fairly high compare to similar restaurants as there is no average budget bottle of wine. It was a great dinning experience.
Service was excellent and food was even better.
We had not been in quite a while, but we will make it a more regular stop on our restaurant rotation. The service was outstanding, we love the ambiance, and the food and vino was very good. Parking can be a bit of a challenge but we took an Uber since we were exploring a bottle of red grapes.
Wonderful Valentines Day dinner. Greeted & seated promptly. Energetic, professional and helpful server provided clear, detailed descriptions of the food choices we we considering and excellent recommendations on appetizer and wine pairings. First rate! Had heard of Bonterra for years but had never made it before. We’ll be back soon.
The food was incredible. The service was very disjointed.
Very expensive. The food quality was ok. Poor wine choices.
Great food and atmosphere for lunch away from the office!
Fish undercooked but replaced with a perfectly cooked portion. Service was excellent. Great wines too.
Our meal was excellent. The restaurant was on the chilly side. Otherwise we enjoyed the entire outing.
Hi Cliff! Thanks so much for the great review. It is sometimes hard to keep this rustic building warm in the Winter!
The food was good but not for the price. The service was mediocre. Overall it will be a hard sell to go back to this place.
A very interesting dining experience, first time and not super impressed. The menu on open table and the menu at the restaurant do not match unfortunately...there were many items on the menu AT the restaurant that were unavailable or discontinued. No more pork belly, risotto and the burrata was not the same as what was on the menu. My father asked about the chicken which had other things with it on the menu but we're told it only came with chicken and he'd have to order sides? I mentioned that the menu should really get updated if everything we kept ordering was either discontinued or no longer being made .. he did mention a new chef... But I still think you should at least let customers know beforehand of menu changes...forgot our salad - which was fine as we were full anyway, but I don't think it even got rung in. Food was pretty good, nice flavors. When we got the bill none of the drinks were on it so we thought he had removed them as a nice gesture...we asked him if that was the case and then he said no and left to go add them back on....I think at least one drink comped would've been decent... Just a weird experience, not looking for any compensation just wanted to share our experience.
Hi Ashley. Thank you for taking time to post such an informative review. It sounds like we weren't at our best, but we promise to take this to our team & learn from it! Our management will be reaching out to you to get a better understanding of your evening with us...Grazie.
The food was not good at all - and it was not just one meal, they were all poor quality. AND we had a very loud table next to us.
It was our wedding anniversary.
Hi cowgirl! Thanks for your review. We love that you chose Bonterra to celebrate your Anniversary!
I am so impressed every time I dine here. Again the experience was great, staff are friendly, food is unreal!!
Hi Justin. Thank you for the great review, we appreciate the 5 stars! Hope to see you again soon..
Excellent Service ! Absolutley delicious food ! My only comment is the 4 top tables are quite small when sharing.
Hello Angela! Thanks for reviewing your experience at Bonterra, we give you 5 stars too! Hope to see you again soon.
One of our favorites for special occasions or any day.
Disappointing pasta that was undercooked. Slow service. Calamari appetizer was very good but the mains and dessert left much to be desired.
HI Paul. Thank you for taking time to review Bonterra. We are sorry that we weren't up to our usual Bonterra standards. Our team will be reaching out to you to get a better understanding of your latest visit. Grazie!
Great food and ambience. The servers were all wonderful.
HI Megan, Thank you for the 5 stars we truly appreciate them!
Come here often, usually for the patio, in the warmer months. We have had poor service here before, and this time was, as well. We ordered the charcuterie, as we always do. This time, it was very disappointing. It It only consisted of some sliced sausages and a few chunks of cheese on a plate. We rarely saw our server. Our water was never refilled and we were never asked if we’d like more drinks. We left feeling like they could have cared a less that we had chosen to dine there.
Hello! Thanks for taking the time to review Bonterra. Someone from our management team will be reaching out to find out more about your experience.
The Calamari was so tasty and tender, would definitely recommend. Would have liked more choices for pasta dishes.
Hi jamf, Thanks for the great review, we agree the calamari is a favorite. Look for more pasta dishes coming soon!
Our server was exceptional and the food was very good, although it took much longer to receive our main course than expected. The lovely ambience made it very enjoyable.
Hello! Thanks for the review, we're glad you enjoyed Bonterra. Apologies if dinner ran a little long!
Excellent food, clean, warm and quiet environment - great for visiting. Professional, attentive and friendly service.
Hello! Thanks for the 5 stars, we hope you had a fantastic anniversary!
Service was slow and my food was disappointing. My pasta was literally just noodles with none of the additional ingredients listed on the menu. When I pointed that out, the kitchen cooked some other ingredients and added it to my cold pasta that they left at the table.
Hello, thanks for taking the time to review Bonterra Trattoria. Someone from our management team will be reaching out to you to better understand your last visit.
Bonterra Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 262-8480.
Bonterra Trattoria is rated 4.5 stars by 2796 OpenTable diners.
Bonterra Trattoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://anycard.ca/store/creative.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.