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Bonterra Trattoria, Calgary, AB

Bonterra Trattoria

4.7
4.7
3496 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 Joseph Lavergne 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 Italian way of life.

We are excited to have launched SUNDAY BRUNCH, join us every Sunday from 10am-2:30pm for dishes like eggs benedict, brioche french toast, mimosas and more.

PARKING: Complimentary three hour parking is available in the Indigo lot located behind the restaurant. Entrance to the lot is on 10th Ave SW, across from MEC. Come inside via the back entrance, and register your license plate on the Indigo tablet inside, found in front of the hostess stand.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 262-8480
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Joseph Lavergne
  • Private party facilities
    Bonterra Trattoria would love to host your next corporate event or private party! Our wine room seats up to 35 people and can be divided to more intimate spaces to accommodate smaller groups, while our main floor seats up to 80 guests, and a 160 for a full restaurant standing cocktail event.
  • Private party contact
    Carly Thompson: (877) 223-0313
  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Cross Street
    10 Ave. S
  • Parking Details
    Our parking lot is on the East side of the restaurant and is accessible from 10th Ave S, please validate your license plate at the hostess stand. There are also plenty of parking meters along 10th and 11th Avenues.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 3,496 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

3,496 Reviews
  1. BettyY

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a 6:30 pm dinner reservation for Sunday night and they were already out of the linguine vongole (the reason we went!). Did not know this until we were ordering, at which point it was too late to cancel our reservation and come back another time. Instead I ordered a dish I otherwise wouldn’t. Disappointing.
    Bonterra TrattoriaResponded 3 days ago
    Hello Betty, I'm so sorry for your disappointment about being out of your favorite dish when you dined with us last Sunday. I hope we can make it up to you. I've made a note in your Open Table file that we will buy a Vongole for you on your next visit - if you'd like to connect with me personally to chat further please email me, alberta.e@bonterra.ca. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you again. Alberta

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  2. TerryS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. So attentive to details and very kind and friends. Food made to perfection and above and beyond the norm. A great experience!

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  3. CharlotteM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was phenomenal! Food was delicious and our server, Tatiana, was amazing! I have a food allergy and she went above and beyond to make sure I was in safe hands! Thank you for such a wonderful evening!
    Bonterra TrattoriaResponded 3 days ago
    Hello Charlotte, thank you for the kind words and we are delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us. I will pass on your compliments to Tatyana. Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you again. Best, Alberta

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  4. GregoryC

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall we liked the food, however did feel it was a little overpriced. Ambiance was nice.

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  5. LeighS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time. It is always a treat when we go!

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  6. DeborahR

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bonterra did not disappoint. My only complaint is that my first choice of wine from the menu was not available. The manager suggested a substitute which was very good but more expensive. Four in our party. The Foccacia was amazing. The kale ceasar with raisins was also amazing. We ordered 2 and split them between us, but really one order would have been enough. This is a temporary dish being trialed as a potential menu item for a new restaurant in Banff (in the future). I would give it a big thumbs up! All of the pasta entres that we ordered were delicious, and generous serving. Very good service and the restaurant was quite busy

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  7. Mauwzola

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for date night. A very intimate space with tasty food and great service. Prices are a bit high for what you're getting but, after doing things this well for this long, I guess they've earned the right to charge a little more.

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  8. Rita

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great night at Bonterra! Food is consistently delicious, highly recommend if you have not dined here yet.

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  9. Cammm

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried for valentines dinner with an event menu, we enjoyed the night.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super awesome restaurant members. Nice ambience & interesting Italian dishes, worth a try. Focaccia is a must,

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  11. welovetoeat

    Calgary

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fresh and each dish was seasoned well and presented appealingly. Attentive service. A Calgary go-to for many years, continues to deliver.

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  12. Watertonite

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great food. Loved the winter salad combo of radicchio, pear and cauliflower, great textures and flavours. the Artic char was good but presentation could have been better - the sauce was muddled and somewhat muddied below the fish. flavours good but wondering if the sauce could have been richer.
    Bonterra TrattoriaResponded on February 8, 2024
    Thank you for the 5 stars and feedback, we appreciate you taking time to leave us comments! The Bonterra Team

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  13. BradB

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good good, I didn’t like I needed to reserve with a credit card. Spent around $600 for 4 which was a bit pricey with two 75 bottles. I guess that is the cost these days.
    Bonterra TrattoriaResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hi Brad, Thank you for your review. We have been trialing the reservation system with a credit card as we were dealing with many reservations not showing. Happy to hear you loved the the cuisine and ambience. Hope to see you soon. Tha Bonterra Team

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Your guy were amazing, y’all were very welcoming and I could tell you care deeply of your customers. The food was absolutely amazing and the the service was like something in haven’t see in a long while, very well appreciated Heaven as she was kind and genuine will her work, there was also another server but I couldn’t remember his name but I was amazing and also was very carding that my date and I had our needs met and we were enjoying our experience there. Thank you guys very much
    Bonterra TrattoriaResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hello! Thank you for such a great review. Heaven is a fantastic member of our team, and we are glad you enjoyed your experience. Please come see us again soon. The Bonterra Team

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  15. NicoleG

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bonterra is Always amazing - food, wine and ambience 👌🏻

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  16. DavidD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall- great food and service. If not on your list, you need to visit and give it a try!

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  17. SandraF

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We waited at least 20 minutes to receive our bill.

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  18. JoelG

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carbonara, meatballs, arancini. Make sure to order these.

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  19. Lisa

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Shane was warm and welcoming - very relaxed and informative (and gave a fantastic wine recommendation😊🍷). We ordered the calamari as an appetizer and quite honestly, it is the BEST calamari I’ve ever had and we spent time in Greece last fall and ate a lot of it. The pasta was delicious with generous portion sizes. We will be back very soon! Highly recommend Bonterra.

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  20. JoeM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience, great food, amazing service, will definitely be going again.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The servers are very knowledgeable about the dishes. Everything they served to us was delicious!

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  22. Chris

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a real Italian and has good atmosphere.

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  23. TonyS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always very Consistant would like to see more menu selection

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  24. PaulJ

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent personal service. Went for our anniversary. Friendly staff. Free champagne and dessert. Food was amazing, we tried the menu of a new restaurant they are opening in Banff, excellent.

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  25. Beata

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wine was absolutely delicious. Great food from the appetizers to the desserts. The service is so good.

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  26. Jack23

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bonterra has been one of my favourite Calgary restaurants for over a decade. However the last 2 times I’ve been there, the food wasn’t nearly as good. It used to be exceptional and now it is just good. The meatballs were still packed with flavour and delicious, just a little harder on the outside than normal. Foccacia was great. The calamari appetizer was strange - so many different flavours which is fundamentally different to the fabulous simplicity that Bonterra used to have. My favourite dish and the one I brag about constantly - the carbonara- was very marginal - it almost tasted vinegary. I was disappointed as I had bragged to my client that was visiting from the US.
    Bonterra TrattoriaResponded on January 11, 2024
    Hello Jack, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience with us last night. I am sorry the dishes did not deliver to your expectations. I've passed your comments over to Chef Joe and am assurred he will follow up with the team. The carbonara is indeed one of our signature dishes and we want it perfect and brag-worthy, every time. Drop me a line if you'd like to connect personally, I'd love to chat further with you. Best, Alberta alberta.e@bonterra.ca

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  27. Uschi

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is outstanding. Great wine selection. The service is friendly and attentive but not impertinent. The ambience is traditional, classic. Music is pleasant and not too loud. Always a good time at Bonterra!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Out celebrating with a friend and we had an excellent time. Really want to thank Tatyana for the great service and taking care of us

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  29. RyanR

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and our server was very attentive and quick.

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  30. EllenF

    Calgary

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Bonterra for brunch and it was delicious

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  31. NelsonJ

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Great service snd great food. Already planning our next night there

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  32. LisaT

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing and so kind. The food was great too however my sons carbonara had too much sauce to it was kind of soupy and I loved my calamari however it could have used a bit more arugula. Otherwise totally amazing - bonterra is a favourite for sure.

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  33. DTreview

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was in excess of 1.5 hours to be served from time of order to plates on the table. Food quality and presentation very average. Wine list by the glass disappointing.
    Bonterra TrattoriaResponded on January 11, 2024
    Hello, Thank you for sending in your feedback for New Years, and I am so sorry that our service and food was a less than wow experience. I have just taken over as the new manager here, and if there is any possibility to make amends for your visit I would love to discuss this with you. My direct email is alberta.e@bonterra.ca. Again, on behalf of the entire team, our apologizes. I hope to hear from you, Alberta

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  34. Cat975

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible service. I’ve never had such a bad experience that I now feel obligated to write a review about this. The food took so long to arrive. We watched other tables sit down, order, eat and then pay all in the time we waited for our main course. When our food finally did arrive there was an issue with one of our dishes and when we asked the waiter about it he was extremely rude. Basically saying that it was our fault in an agitated tone even though we had asked for clarification on the dish before we ordered it. He kept arguing with us and eventually took the dish away angrily. When he came back he said they could make something else but at that point the evening was spoiled so we just asked for the bill and the manager. We explained the situation to the manager and honestly I doubt anything even came from that. Now aside from the horrible service the food was very hit or miss. The focaccia was good, the calamari was disappointing and carbonara was overcooked and just didn’t taste right. The menu was limited which is fine if you aren’t picky and have no dietary restrictions. The decor of the restaurant is charming. I personally would never recommend this restaurant. There are plenty of average Italian restaurants all over the city that will probably give you significantly better service. If you decide to eat here I sincerely wish you the best of luck.
    Bonterra TrattoriaResponded on January 11, 2024
    Hello Catalina, On behalf of the entire team, please allow me to apologize for such a disappointing experience on New Years eve. I have just taken over as the new manager here, and I would love to make amends in whatever way I can. My direct email is alberta.e@bonterra.ca. Again, I'm so very sorry for your experience. Thank you for the feedback, and I hope to hear from you, Alberta

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  35. DebK

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious multi-flavour layered food. All 4 of us thought our appetizers and mains were fabulous. Cocktails were uniquely delicious too!
    Bonterra TrattoriaResponded on January 11, 2024
    Thank you for the compliments Deb! We are so grateful you chose to celebrate New Years at Bonterra. We look forward to your next visit! Cheers, Alberta

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  36. judim

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bonterra made New Year’s Eve special. Great service and very nice staff.

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  37. MarcM

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, busy for so early but would definitely return.

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  38. RobertL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food , great service. we had to change our reservation last minute and they were very understanding. staff were attentive but not overbearing. overall a great experience

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was nothing special. Was expecting fresh pasta all things considered

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  40. MarkR

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was unreal. Olives, calamari and chopped salad with pasta and beef sirloin and a bottle of wine. Perfect for 3 people sharing.

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

Bonterra Trattoria is rated 4.7 stars by 3496 OpenTable diners.

Bonterra Trattoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

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Google Map for Bonterra Trattoria

1016 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1K2

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    10 Ave. S
  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Our parking lot is on the East side of the restaurant and is accessible from 10th Ave S, please validate your license plate at the hostess stand. There are also plenty of parking meters along 10th and 11th Avenues.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Joseph Lavergne
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (403) 262-8480
  • Private party facilities
    Bonterra Trattoria would love to host your next corporate event or private party! Our wine room seats up to 35 people and can be divided to more intimate spaces to accommodate smaller groups, while our main floor seats up to 80 guests, and a 160 for a full restaurant standing cocktail event.
  • Private party contact
    Carly Thompson: (877) 223-0313
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