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Bonterra Trattoria

#177 of 2,980 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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1016 8 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 1K2, Canada (10 Ave. S)
+1 403-262-8480
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have eaten here many times over the years but our recent outing proves this restaurant has fallen far down the line. Food was subpar - service was TERRIBLE! Seriously, pick another restaurant. Not worth it anymore!

Thank 254bryan
West Kelowna, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came for dinner after friends raved about the place. Did not live up to the hype. Poor service, coffee came well before dessert. I had the chefs tasting, risotto was good , tuna questionable and pannacotta left a lot to be desired.

Thank Val W
Level Contributor
52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third time at Bonterra and it did not disappoint. There is an eclectic Italian menu. The tasting menu and the Chef's menu provide smaller servings of several very tasty dishes. My personal favourites were the risotto appetizer and stuffed pork main. A lovely selection of wines to suit all price ranges. Desserts were a delightful way to... More 

Thank David M
Alberta, Canada
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our meals were very tastey and beautifully presented. Although a little small. The restaurant is lovely. The service professional and pleasant.

Thank Terri G
Waterloo, Canada
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137 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had the chef's menu, which is a decent bargain of 4 courses for $50. Table of 6. They were very attentive, kept the alcohol flowing. The food was lovely: duck rillettes, beef cheek penne, halibut, and panna cotta. A good, solid meal. If i lived in the area, this would be an excellent default choice for a night out.

Thank snowomyn
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151 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

When did prices for main dishes reach $36 in Calgary? Maybe for fine dining, but this is not fine dining. I ordered trout with prosciutto, which sounded like a subtle combination. It arrived rock hard; I could not cut it with a fork; the prosciutto was baked onto the (very small) piece of fish. It was also steelhead trout, which... More 

Thank CalgaryMarcoPolo
Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with a great menu and wine list. Ordered the smoked trout pasta dish 1/2 portion ( love that they have that option!) started with calamari appetizer and were surprised with the presentation. It was more like a salad and the calamari was not deep fried as you would expect. It came with olives and arugula and a dressing.... More 

Thank Nadineayc
Medicine Hat, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The food was bland and ordinary for a high price. My rib steak had a huge bone which was not a rib. The cauliflower is salad and main course was burned and I was 'informed' it was caramelized when I complained. Burned is burned and it tasted like ash.

1 Thank Elaine B
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131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This was my first visit here. I was part of a large group with a pre-arranged fixed menu for a six course meal. We had a different wine paired with each course. Each dish was excellent. The service was efficient and courteous. I'm looking forward to an opportunity to return for a private dinner experience.

Thank Alan N
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We had our "date night" at Bonterra on a busy Friday night. The service was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We had the five course Chef's choice sampler and every dish was beautifully presented and flavour full, the portion sizing and timing of the different courses couldn't have been better. Thank you for the wonderful dining experience. We will... More 

Thank Bettina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1016 8 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 1K2, Canada
    (10 Ave. S)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Beltline
  • Neighbourhood: Beltline
  • Phone Number: +1 403-262-8480

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Saskatoon, Canada
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?