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Bonterra Trattoria, Calgary, AB

Bonterra Trattoria

4.6
4.6
3146 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 Glen Manzer 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.

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 into Bonterra 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

19:00


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 262-8480

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • 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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace

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What 3,146 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. KA

    KATEP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wouldn’t hesitate to dine here any time! Fabulous!
  2. GT

    GuidoT

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a Great time at Bonterra. The food was Awesome the Staff was Fantastic. There is a large rear patio with heaters. Plenty of seating inside. A couple of Large family style tables (10 people) for the groups. Recommend Reservations for Friday's & Saturdays. You won't be disappointed!
  3. HO

    HonestOpinion

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Forget about lineups at a brunch place, do a late lunch here without the hassle. The ambiance is lovely and the food is great. I would totally return for more dishes with their house-made breads. I ordered the Frittata with bison sausages and it came with a side bread as well. The plate was full of flavours and the portion is more than enough for one person. I really enjoyed the seasonal Sunday Sangria that they fused with red wine. Overall, a great experience, ask a seat in the adorable patio before it gets cold.
  4. C

    Charli

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Meh. Couldn’t get a table at Mercado or 10 foot Henry or Lulu bar so decided to visit for 1st time and were disappointed. Wont be back as Calgary has so many more other options which are mediocre
  5. MB

    MichaelB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal, service and ambience never dissappoints. A lively restaurant with fabulous food.
  6. V

    Vivi

    Calgary

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    I was most disappointed with my meal tonight. I remember they used to have the arugula salad with cheese on top and that was so good. So I went back and order the arugula salad again and it was totally different. The arugula was soggy not fresh, and so was the cucumbers. The dressings were tasteless. So they took it off my bill and I ordered their squash appetizer and it was delicious and I would say outstanding. My main course was linguini with clams. As I recall from previous visits, it was my favourite dish as the linguine was home made and the clams were fresh. When the dish came out, the linguine was a pile of tasteless noodles soaked in some broth. The sausage that came with it was tough. The clams were also over cooked and tough. The whole dish was totally tasteless. I simply could not eat it. They took it off my bill but that was not the point. I went there for my two favourite dishes and they turned out to be a complete disappointment. My friend ordered the set manual for $60 and it was very good. She also had the squash as appetizers and that was the most delicious squash. Overall, it was a missed feeling, part great and part disappointment. The waiter we exceptionally helpful.
  7. SD

    SuzanneD

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu and the waiter made an excellent recommendation.
  8. K

    Kallie

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    My daughter felt sick after, so just know the food is quite rich/fatty. Otherwise, great.
  9. JM

    JohnM

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was my second visit and not disappointed, great food, great service, the patio is nice although the overhead heater was on, I'm bald and it made my head hot. The patio though is awesome will recommend and go back.
  10. JK

    JanineK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the classiest, most romantic date spot in the city! Book your reservation in advance to catch Golden Hour on the patio. The warmth and attentive manner of the staff makes everyone feel like a VIP. And the food and drinks list.. an absolute delight for the senses. The dishes are perfectly executed, with impeccable quality, and yet approachable with generous portions. They get it right.
  11. B

    Bree

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went here for our Anniversary, had a seat on the patio. It was stunningly beautiful, with the large plants reaching up the walls and hanging baskets through out. Even though the temp was 15 the tall heat lamps kept us perfectly warm and the atmosphere was set for a romantic evening. Our server help us with wine pairings that didn’t put us over budget. We will be back again!
  12. TT

    TT123

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. The patio is dreamy and the fireplace beautiful. Thanks to Aly for being an amazing server
  13. W

    Wayne

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic all around experience as always!
  14. AP

    AlyP

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service and extremely welcoming and accommodating staff!
  15. M

    Montrealler

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They really do it well at BonTerra. This was an early dinner but as the place filled up, the service level didn’t drop off.
  16. ID

    IngridD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at this place recently and we loved the place. The food was delicious. We’ll be back for sure soon.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome the service was so good! We are regulars and tonight was great! Thank you
  18. MM

    MMac

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, the patio was lovely, service excellent.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked the meal the day before on the OpenTable app. The entire experience was enjoyable. Our waitress was very friendly. The cocktails were delicious and the food was fantastic. The carpaccio was presented beautifully and was full of flavor, the bruschetta with some of the best I’ve ever had and the duck breast was a favorite amongst our group. The lamb shank was fall off the bone delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a authentic Italian experience. The cannoli was tasty however the best treat was a small sample of their white chocolate… Unbelievably good
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must place to have lunch or dinner. Ambience is lovely so the staff and the food is excellent. One of our favourite restaurants especially in summer with the covered patio.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant it's one of the best restaurants I've ever been in Calgary, or even Alberta, the service was amazing, the decorations were so beautiful and the food it was an explosion of flavors, usually my food is boring or dull but omg if this was worth every penny, and I didn't had to break the bank!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Sever not attentive to our table
  23. D

    Dallas

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the evening was wonderful. Great service, awesome patio, and amazing food. Will be back for sure next time I’m in Calgary!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice food, great atmosphere, great service, lively and quaint at the same time. Appys and desserts were fabulous, pasta dishes weren’t as good as expected.
  25. S

    Stewart

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Italian restaurants in Calgary. The meatballs are some of the best i've ever had.
  26. RB

    RonB

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ambience and service at lunch time was very good. Had 2 appys whipped ricotta and carpaccio. Both under salted but tasty. Had 2 mains as carbonara and bolognese. Both oversalted. Made up difference. Would go back again for sure.
  27. L

    Loveoysters

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fresh and good. Remember to get a few app’s to keep teens/kids engaged as is a slower dining experience.
  28. M

    Malbec

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Very nice welcome, when we arrived at the hostess desk. Once seated our server seemed nervous and not very friendly. The appetizers, carpaccio and smoked duck breast were delicious. Next course we shared the gnocchi pasta dish with a very tasty tomato sauce. Our main courses, the pork chop was a little overdone and my chicken dish was quite salty. We shared the chocolate torte, which was fine. We had ordered a Sauvignon Blanc with dinner, once the manager opened it for us (she was very nice to talk to), it was my responsibility to fill the wine glasses once they ran low. The server may have had too big of a section or they were short staffed for the evening. We would like to come back and try the restaurant again, real soon.
  29. G

    Garliclover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner on the patio at Bon Terra last night - took advantage of the beautiful weather to enjoy the garden-like setting. Food and service were great especially given how busy they were. Glad to see that this restaurant continues to excel and it is also encouraging that good restaurants in general are busy after the difficult past couple of years. Highly recommend Bon Terra, especially if you can get a patio table before the snow flies!
  30. SS

    SamanthaS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    such a cute resturant. went by myself and loved every second. best service i’ve ever had. everyone was so friendly the server explained everything to you. the environment on the patio is beautiful!
  31. AP

    AllanP

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    They did not acknowledge our anniversary at all. Didn’t come to take our drink order for a very long time.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was good and a beautiful patio. No house wine available, and had to purchase a more expensive bottle.
  33. S

    Stevo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food , service was outstanding as usual. As busy as it was we felt well looked after and had a fabulous lunch experience amongst the hanging plants and in the shade on the patio . Always a great dining experience
  34. S

    Sass

    Calgary

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared the chef’s set menu and added the calamari salad. All was even more delicious than anticipated. Flavours were interesting and unusual, and they worked! Everything was beautifully composed and presented in a timely fashion, with informative comments. Patrick, our server, was knowledgeable and efficient. We were also checked on by a young woman circulating amongst the diners. The evening was soft and warm, and it was altogether a charming experience.
  35. LG

    LawrenceG

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The patio was very nice and it was an excellent experience and great food. A bit expensive for a lunch but still very good
  36. K

    Karina

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was the best dinner experience we’ve had in a long time. 10/10 service, 11/10 food. The patio is so beautifully decorated with lights and plants, everything felt special.
  37. K

    Kwilliams

    Calgary

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a great outdoor dining space! The service was great and so was the food. I’d have to say the calamari was the star of our meal. The bruschetta was delicious as well. The carbonara was also good but to me it tasted more like Cacho Pepe (probably spelled wrong) still enjoyed it though
  38. E

    Elliot

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, and overall mood of the restaurant was exquisite and the menu priced accordingly. Had a fantastic time eating here.
  39. J

    Jett

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Bonterra has been a staple of my restaurant choice for over a decade, with the food always being outstanding - one of the best in Calgary. But this last experience was ok at best. The food was actually pretty bland, with none of the rich flavones I used to love. Same with my date. I can't help but think they might just be a casualty of the craziness over the last few years. I hope this is an outlier night, but I'm worried - they also killed off the famous boar carbonara. Not good.
  40. JJ

    JohnJ

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, awesome service and the outdoor patio is charming.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 3146 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bonterra Trattoria

1016 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1K2

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    10 Ave. S

  • Area

    Calgary

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • 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

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace

  • 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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