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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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
arugula, tomato, almond, currant, olive
linguine, wild boar bacon, fresh egg, chili, grana padano
pumpkin, amaretti, cranberry, brown butter, pumpkin seeds
The service was outstanding BUT the focaccia was cold as were the olives. We ordered Carbonara and it was mediocre. But again... service rocked; just need to clean up the “special”.
Our two pasta dishes were average ... although my wife and I got used to eating Italian pasta in Italy for the past couple of years. Our wine choice was superb ... a 2015 Rosso Sangiovese ... not cheap however. Caesar salad was just ok .. could have used a little more flavor. The nicest part of the evening was sitting next to the fire place and the amazing service .. all the way around.
Would have been better without the brown paper wrapping and hand sanitizer on the tables. I also think the servers wearing masks is ridiculous. I think if people are so afraid of getting sick they should stay home.
Waited for over 45 minutes for apples so we got the drink bill and went to another restaurant.
A lovely date night in the post Covid relaunch. We felt very safe - masks on all personnel, we watched all surfaces & chairs being cleaned/sanitized, tables at a good distance with appropriate shields and limited movement of patrons. Reservations seated promptly. Would be even better in nice weather when the patio is open. Good selection of menu items, both food and beverage. Several small parties there - 6 or less. Food was excellent - summer appropriate, well prepared and served at the right temperature. Calamari was delicious as was the steel head trout with salad. Carbonara required a substitute pasta which actually improved the fish. Staff was friendly and obviously pleased to be back at work. We will definitely return.
Christopher David Hyde makes the most amazing pasta in the city! A pleasure to have met the man and tasted his dishes!
Great service. Very accommodating. Fantastic food. The layout allowed more privacy at your table.
Awesome dinner. Great service. Highly recommended!!
I had a great experience at bonterra! The owner even stopped by to check in on us. The food and the atmosphere was great! Would definitely go again!
It was nice to sit on a patio again with friends. Ambience was nice however a little windy. Overall all three of us found it a little expensive for what you got.
It would be nice to have a little bread with olive oil to dip. After all it is an Italian restaurant.
Order the calamari and got 5 pieces for $17.00. A little too pricey however tasty.
A long time favourite of our families. Sit on the patio if possible...
Evening was great, food 4stars, service and table 3 stars.
Loved the new recipe for their calamari! Beautiful outside patio!
We received great service with a COVID-19 attentive staff. The pasta was very tasty; however it seemed a touch overdone. The asparagus salad was lovely, although lemon would have been a nice additional touch. The patio ambiance was affected by rain. It is hard to comment on the physical design of the patio due to COVID restrictions. It did feel a little underwhelming. Overall/ we had a lovely lunch experience.
This was our first sit down dinner since pre-Covid. We were happy to be able to book an outdoor table and even tho the weather had been unsettled earlier in the afternoon, we were given the option to start outside and go inside if the weather didn't cooperate. The weather did cooperate and we had a great outdoor dining experience on the patio. Food and service were excellent as we have always experienced at Bonterra.
Nice patio, good food. Would prefer a full wine list with better offering of white wines.
The truffle stuffed risotto while good was too heavy as an appetizer however generally the food at Bonterra is always good Italian fare.
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.
Amazing Bolognese Pasta! Great service!
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.
Great Italian and a good wine list at a reasonable price
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.
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!
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.
Very poor service made this a poor experience
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!
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.
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.
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!
The food was excellent the staff were amazing. I love the venue. Great wine selection
Always excellent. We have been going to Bonterra for decades and it never disappoints.
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.
Awesome food, great service a must do over
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.
Service was excellent and food was even better.
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.
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.
The food was incredible. The service was very disjointed.
Very expensive. The food quality was ok. Poor wine choices.
Great food and atmosphere for lunch away from the office!
Fish undercooked but replaced with a perfectly cooked portion. Service was excellent. Great wines too.
Bonterra Trattoria offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 262-8480.
Bonterra Trattoria is rated 4.5 stars by 2811 OpenTable diners.
Bonterra Trattoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://anycard.ca/store/creative.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.