Bonterra Trattoria

4.4
2433 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(403) 262-8480
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Ben Mills
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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.
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Private Party Contact
Carly Thompson: (877) 223-0313
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
10 Ave. S
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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.
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Special Events & Promotions
From Winemaker's Dinner's to our annual Patio Party, Bonterra frequently hosts new, fun events. Visit www.bonterra.ca and join our mailing list to stay in the loop!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 2433 People Are Saying
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DO
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

This is one of the go-to restaurants in Calgary! Always great food and wine. I wasnt crazy about the Cato salad but that's just a taste thing. Everything else was perfect!

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MD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Our Waiter was terrible

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 3Ambience 1

We chose Bonterra’s Italian inspired restaurant because our women’s group really resonates with Elizabeth Gilbert’s experience in Rome... we just wanted to enjoy good food, each other company and some laughs. Unfortunately the large table beside us had the same intention but felt it necessary to be so loud and inconsiderate that it became impossible for us to carry on any conversation at our table. The food was as always delicious and our waitress apologized profusely but sadly that didn’t give us back our time together. It would have been nice if the waitress for that table or the manager would have stepped in and reminded the group that there are other guests in the house.

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CB
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great $25 Lunch Menu, 3 Items to choose and 3 choices for 2 of the Items.
Everything was Good

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Waitress was rude but food was delicious and manager was very nice

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RD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is excellent, and the service is prompt and courteous. We were served in a reasonable amount of time, and the food arrived warm and delicious. My wife and I have been at Bonterra several times, and we have never been disappointed.

The menu has plenty of variety, and there is an excellent selection of wine. My wife had a glass of white wine, and she said that it was outstanding.

There was Italian bottled water for me. The dessert is delicious and the dessert menu has a variety of tasty options.

This is my favourite place for Italian food. This is a good place to bring your significant other for a leisurely meal. The service, and the quality of food are consistently excellent.

I recommend making an online reservation. When I made our reservations, around noon, I noticed that the 19.45 sitting was completely booked.

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D
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great atmosphere; good food; good wine selection. We always enjoy going to Bonterra.

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JE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very comfortable environment in an older building that has amazing character, beautiful stone fireplace, open ceilings, natural wood and brick, authentic, soothing lighting combined with a fabulous wine menu, and delicious food. One of our favorite restaurants!

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LH
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We find the food and atmosphere is consistently good!

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DD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Service was very friendly but very slow. Food was very plain for the price

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyhting was great they only thing i would say is an issue is everytime we have had a reservation at 5, the front door is locked and we have to walk through the other resteraunt to get in the door.

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OT
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My go to comfort food! Feels like going for a home cooked meal! No short cuts.

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AB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attentive and resourceful server. Traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine. High ceilings. Sadly, the patio was not available-- perhaps next time.

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S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Staff was so kind to move us to the patio by the fireplace. We had such a lovely evening. Many thanks to everyone!

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RH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was friendly, funny and very attentive. Our group was a little large and we were taken care of very well. I love Bonterra and was happy to have my birthday celebrations there. Food was excellent!

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M
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I’ve never been disappointed at this restaurant. The food is always outstanding, and the service is great, every time.

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BM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We attended for the fundraiser but we were disappointed to have to wait so long for our main course. The waitress came by after we’d been waiting for quite some time to say her order went in after a large group. It was longer than acceptable. I would have expected to be offered something to break up the time.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Would go back.

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w
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 2

Very poor value for portion sizes. Food was under cooked. Prices some of the highest in the city. Beey little parking. Will not retur .

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MJ
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The big sister of Posto ..and amazing!!! Such a beautiful space, such amazing food, my new favorite place!!

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a
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was fantastic. Service was excellent. First night of a new menu and while it took a bit for the food to come out, we enjoyed the extra time with friends.

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KC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Our waiter was not very organized. He told my husband to order his pizza right away. Then forgot about the rest of the table. The pizza was delivered to the table, and he hadn't take the dinner order for the rest of the table. We ordered a second bottle of wine and it wasn't delivered, until we were almost finished dinner. His lack of organization affected the overall enjoyment of the evening. Normally we love this restaurant.

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KR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner the other night food was great, as was the service. We will be back for sure. Thanks guys 😊

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BC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Went to Bonterra with the family to celebrate a birthday. What a coincidence, we've done the same thing before. We dine here several times a year. The portions are not huge, but that is not to be expected here. This isn't a place to strap on the feed bag and stuff your pie hole. It's really gourmet dining, so don't cheap out and skip the appetizers! The quality, taste and presentation of the food is just spectacular. If you want to impress someone, but without risk they might feel uncomfortable, this is the place. Dress up, dress down, that's fine. It's a cozy, friendly and comfortable place to enjoy your spectacular meal. The selection of wines is great and the staff knowledgeable, so if you want to enjoy some nice wine when you take your date here, but you don't know wines, don't worry, the staff has you covered. They'll make recommendations, and tasty choices are a sure thing.

Cozy enough for an intimate occasion, but not too romantic for a business gig. Whether it's a company or department celebration, perhaps wooing a new hire, or treating an old employee to a special occasion, like retirement, or you're giving them the axe and want to let them down easy. Nothing like getting whacked with style and grace!

Seriously, this is one of the very finest places in Calgary, and Calgary has some real stand-outs.

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L
Key West
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Not quite what we’ve experienced before. Food OK, not hot but warm enough. Service fine but a tad rushed. Perhaps, because it was a Monday, it didn’t quite match the high standards previously achieved.

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A
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fantastic service and fantastic food, cannot compliment you enough particularly when this was our 24th wedding anniversary.
The only thing I would make mention is not to sit people so close to us who can over hear every word we are saying particularly when the restaurant was empty, did not understand the rationale behind this but found it very distracting and quite annoying at times.

Other than that we had a great time with exceptional service, will for sure be back.

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R
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second year for my Niece`s birthday supper ât her request. All staff perform far above that of ANY restaurant I have been to in Calgary! The food has always been an amazement to me, always perfect! I have been here a number of times and I will continue coming here! My favorite restaurant in Calgary!!

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was not Upto the expectations

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came for dinner with family visitors from Sweden. Three of us had the linguine carbonara and I can safely say that it is the best I have ever experienced. My mother’s husband commented it was also the best he has had and they are world travellers. It is an absolute delight. My wife had the hand rolled gnocchi with mushrooms dish and it was outstanding also. Our server was attentive and fun. All in all a “superb” dining experience. Thank you!!

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SN
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

It was my friends birthday lunch. I noted this when I made reservations on open table. At other restaurants, when I do this, the restaraunt acknowledges the birthday somehow....but Bonterra did not. Disappointed.
1/2 order of pasta was frightfully small.
Good flavours as always and a nice atmosphere.

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OT
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Six of us to celebrate an 18th birthday, Mom dad grand parents. Ordered bread and lots of appetizers to share. All went well. Not made to hurry. Great to have the option of small portions for the pasta entree. An excellent evening enjoyed by everyone.

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b
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our food was amazing and so was the service! We will be returning again!

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b
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

On a beautiful evening, their outdoor dining is so lovely

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JF
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This has been one of our favourite Calgary Restaurants for years. The patio is our favourite patio for dining in CALGARY. It is not your normal Calgary patio & feels like you are in some exotic city . The ambiance is second to none and food is always fabulous , interesting and creative.

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service very friendly. Every dish was done nicely, meat very tender. Best carbonara I’ve had!

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c
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great atmosphere, fresh ingredients, amazing menu, fantastic knowledgeable service. Delightful Italian food!

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J
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was very good, and can’t find anything bad to say about the food. All inside aspects were fine, but no handicapped parking and paying for parking was a bit “bush league” to me.

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DP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant has never disappointed! If you haven’t gone, go. If you’ve gone but not sit on the patio, go again! They are always changing the menu with the best in season ingredients so it’s new and exciting each return visit!

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B
Calgary
49 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely lovely! The outdoor seating is gorgeous and the food is delightful! Service was great. I would highly recommend !

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o
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I ordered the small spaghetti dish and received the large one. The small would’ve been better for my appetite. Server should double check this with people.

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