Bonterra Trattoria

4.5
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CAN$30 and under
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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 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.

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What 2796 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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DanielleB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Bolognese Pasta! Great service!

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Foodiegoodiecalgarytown
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

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.

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TrentT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great Italian and a good wine list at a reasonable price

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DouglasL
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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BarbR
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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LoveGreatFood
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipjdirom
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience5

Very poor service made this a poor experience

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DawsonB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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James
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

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!

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vipLauraleeK
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent the staff were amazing. I love the venue. Great wine selection

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AllanC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent. We have been going to Bonterra for decades and it never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, great service a must do over

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vipAndreL
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent and food was even better.

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vipEdMalcolm
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Laserbob
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was incredible. The service was very disjointed.

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ALMAM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Very expensive. The food quality was ok. Poor wine choices.

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JustineH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere for lunch away from the office!

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Mtngirl2016
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fish undercooked but replaced with a perfectly cooked portion. Service was excellent. Great wines too.

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CliffH
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our meal was excellent. The restaurant was on the chilly side. Otherwise we enjoyed the entire outing.

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hi Cliff! Thanks so much for the great review. It is sometimes hard to keep this rustic building warm in the Winter!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Evening

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Nick
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

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.

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AshleyC
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

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.

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on January 31, 2020

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.

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CathyC
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

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.

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vipcowgirl
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was our wedding anniversary.

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on January 31, 2020

Hi cowgirl! Thanks for your review. We love that you chose Bonterra to celebrate your Anniversary!

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JustinB
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am so impressed every time I dine here. Again the experience was great, staff are friendly, food is unreal!!

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on January 31, 2020

Hi Justin. Thank you for the great review, we appreciate the 5 stars! Hope to see you again soon..

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AngelaR
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Service ! Absolutley delicious food ! My only comment is the 4 top tables are quite small when sharing.

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on January 31, 2020

Hello Angela! Thanks for reviewing your experience at Bonterra, we give you 5 stars too! Hope to see you again soon.

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Uschi
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorites for special occasions or any day.

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Paul
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Disappointing pasta that was undercooked. Slow service. Calamari appetizer was very good but the mains and dessert left much to be desired.

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on January 31, 2020

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!

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MeganE
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambience. The servers were all wonderful.

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on January 21, 2020

HI Megan, Thank you for the 5 stars we truly appreciate them!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

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.

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on January 21, 2020

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.

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jamf
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The Calamari was so tasty and tender, would definitely recommend. Would have liked more choices for pasta dishes.

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on January 21, 2020

Hi jamf, Thanks for the great review, we agree the calamari is a favorite. Look for more pasta dishes coming soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on January 21, 2020

Hello! Thanks for the review, we're glad you enjoyed Bonterra. Apologies if dinner ran a little long!

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Randy
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, clean, warm and quiet environment - great for visiting. Professional, attentive and friendly service.

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on January 21, 2020

Hello! Thanks for the 5 stars, we hope you had a fantastic anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

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.

Bonterra Trattoria
Responded on January 21, 2020

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.

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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.

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