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Teatro Ristorante

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200 8th Ave SE
Calgary, AB  T2G 0K7

(403) 290-1012

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English
April 12, 2014

Teatro, translated as ‘theatre’ in Italian, pays homage to our restaurant’s location in Calgary’s arts and theatre district. For over 20 years, Teatro has been serving contemporary Mediterranean cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere housed in the historic Toronto Dominion Bank (est.1911). Our award winning wine cellar hosts over 13,500 bottles and features 1100 labels, with a focus on the fine... more

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April 18, 2011

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Teatro is a unique, privately owned restaurant committed to providing an extraordinary dining experience. We are dedicated to sourcing out the best local, seasonal ingredients and utilizing them on our menu and in our daily features. Our Modern Italian Cuisine features the highest quality Canadian ingredients alongside the finest culinary jewels of the world. Teatro means... more

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4 star rating
Francy Canada October 06, 2010
Upscale close to theatres dining

Well, if you want the full "theatre" experience then this is the preeminent place to dine before the show. It's not cheap, but the food is right up there with the best fine dining in the City. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the experience since you will be paying plenty for it.

4 star rating
Maddy Calgary October 04, 2010
Slow service

I was here on a night before an event, so we weren't rushed but weren't looking for a 4 hr evening. We told this to our server, but the service was slow all night with no apologies on their behalf.

4 star rating
Crispe Calgary September 20, 2010
slow service, good food

the slow service killed my experience here. the server took probably 10 min to come to our table for the first time, just to take our drink order. we almost left, but he recovered and the rest was okay.

4 star rating
scrambly45 Calgary, AB August 31, 2010
somewhat disappointing

For being such a well-known restaurant and name, I wasn't very impressed when I went here. The food was tasty, yes, but that's totally expected, especially for the high prices. The atmosphere was nice and interesting, very big inside and classy. But the portions were disappointing for the price and service was slo-o-ow! We went before a Theatre Calgary presentation, and were nearly late because one person's meal was forgotten and the coffees and billing at the end were dreadfully slow.

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4 star rating
September 16, 2015

Seafood a little salty
Seemed a little faulty
Duck was great
I couldn't wait
Pineapple panna cotta was amazing
Everything was really great and I'd come back
Staff were receptive to feedback
Which we really appreciated.

Wine pairings - Bourgogne Blanc 2011 and Pinot Noir by the glass

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4 star rating
September 03, 2015

From the moment I walked in I knew we would have a special anniversary night. I'm not sure why we waited so long to dine at Teatro but now I just can't stop thinking about the meal we enjoyed there.
First I really want to say that this place is gorgeous! It used to be an old bank and there are several architectural features remaining from days gone by, like the large pillars and archways above... more

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4 star rating
August 17, 2015

This review can't carry too much weight considering we were only there for 10 minutes, but we managed.

We got there for an early appetizer and the 4 of us were the only ones there. By early I mean like 2:30, so wasn't surprised to see the place empty. The server sat us, took our drink order and then we told her we were in a hurry for an appointment. We just wanted to have an appetizer and have... more

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4 star rating
August 15, 2015

I really wanted to leave a review for this restaurant because it's a special place . Went here a few months ago and need to give props to the outstanding staff who really made this a memorable dining experience for our group. The atmosphere abs decor is really superb and the food that we were served matched .

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4 star rating
July 09, 2015

I have found myself at Teatro's for its express lunch again. It's such a perfect venue with a grand, white interior and just $25 for three courses of deliciousness. Service was surprisingly slow this time however.... My "express" lunch went from 12:15pm to 1:50pm today. I only meant to be away from work for an hour so I'd have to say I was quite disappointed in the snail-pace service of... more

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4 star rating
June 11, 2015

That was a fabulous dinner and experience! It was my fifth time at Teatro, and although some experiences ranged somewhere pretentious and boring, this last experience was excellent. Our server was great, all staff that waited on us were fabulous. We came on a Sunday night so it wasn't too busy, i'd say at least 60-70% full.

We ordered a Caesar salad. Probably one of the best I've ever tried in... more

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4 star rating
June 02, 2015

Our group first time in this evening. Best Of...everything here. Beautiful setting, great service for all our dining desires. My dinners was the octopus on a spinach pasta. Most flavorful things I have eaten for long time. Also had the wild mushroom risoto on side. We had a calamari app and I had a pistachio dessert first up. Really good. One guest had the guinea bird and said good. Beautiful... more

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4 star rating
April 20, 2015

Teatro is a beautiful restaurant. My wife and I usually select tasting menus so we can really see what a restaurant can do. Our guests; however, were less certain, but decided to try the experience. We selected the tasting menu and wine pairings. The menu was very creative and the service was outstanding. The coconut course was a delightful surprise. The liquid nitrogen salted caramel ice cream... more

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4 star rating
April 11, 2015

I've lived in Calgary for almost 20 years and only as of recent have I finally stepped into the lovely Teatro.

I'm not one who usually choosing fine dinning as I like to eat a decent portion of food, especially at dinner. Normally fine dinning charges high prices for barely anything on your plate.

Well, I was pleasantly surprised by the perfect amount of servings for this place. I enjoyed a... more

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4 star rating
March 18, 2015

I've heard a lot of good things about TeAtro so when Big Taste was here, I was excited as they offered a 5 course gourmet dinner for $65.

Reservations were made Thursday night for 7:45PM. Teatro is located downtown so you could imagine parking can be impossible to find. They do have a small lot but I would say it fits about 8-10 cars and its quite tight.

There were 5 of us ladies who came to... more

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4 star rating
March 16, 2015

I had such high hopes for Teatro was was terribly dissapointed. For the prices you pay, the food should be excellent and the service should be even better. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case here.

The food itself was just alright. I didn't find it to be anything special, although I did enjoy the lemon dessert. What surprised me the most about Teatro was the service we received from our... more

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4 star rating
February 11, 2015

Reservations for 6 adults for a business meeting over dinner on a Wednesday night. Sure, why not right?

We were seated to our table within 5 minutes of arriving. We were shown where the coat room was and I thought it would have been a nicer touch if the hostess offered to take our coats, but she didn't? You usually expect that in a restaurant that is fine dining to take your coat. Didn't want... more

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4 star rating
January 13, 2015

I go to fine dining restaurant time to time to treat myself. I have been to numerous famous restaurants in NYC and other major cities. I have been to Michelin three star restaurants suh as Pierre Gagnaire, Per Se, Jean Georges to name a few. I have also been to two or one star ones like Jungsik, Aureole, BlackBird, etc.

That being said, I didn't expect my dining experience at Teatro to be as... more

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4 star rating
December 22, 2014

I eat at Teatro's at least once a month, this is easily the best restaurant in Calgary. Market Risotto is always a great choice. Best Caesar salad in Alberta.

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4 star rating
November 21, 2014

No matter where we try, teatro remains one of my top 2. This place is a go to for romance, and a leisurely meal. Do not come here to eat and run, you come to stay awhile and relax.... The outter world doesn't exist while here.
Enjoy the tasting menu, or just the entrees. The best calamari I've ever had, and an amazing ceaser salad.

Wasn't a fan of our waiter , too snobby for my liking. I love... more

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4 star rating
November 10, 2014

I had always wanted to go to Teatro my entire life yet somehow never ended up there. I guess I always had it built up to be something amazing but it wasn't something that blew me out of the water.
Our service was good but it seemed almost a touch unprofessional as you would expect with a fancy restaurant. The food was good but not something I keep as a memory to rave about. The building is... more

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4 star rating
October 22, 2014

I wish there were six stars to give this restaurant! We went for dessert and wine after the play and as usual everything was perfect. The waiters were amazing, the food was excellent and the wine was the perfect pairing thanks to the sommelier. Thank you teatros for your continuing excellence over the years. We will be back very soon!!

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4 star rating
October 14, 2014

Still one of my top restaurants in Calgary and my visits to Teatro have extended over a decade now so that says something about the staying power of this fine establishment.

I most recently had the duck which was excellent as was the presentation. My loss of a star is for listing wine in the menu that they do not have in stock.certainly not the end of the world but then again, for a high end... more

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4 star rating
October 12, 2014

We came here for a wedding and it was awesome! The venue is great for a wedding. There is also an outdoor patio space.

We had steelhead trout and sous vide chicken. The chicken was dry. The trout was delicious! We also had a very creamy butternut squash soup and salad. Dessert was chocolate mousse. So sweet. As the night went on, they also fed us snacks. Sliders, cupcake bites, and mini... more

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4 star rating
September 27, 2014

The food was great!!... But the service reaaaally sloooooow!!... It took them more than 40 min to bring the main dishes... We didn't order appetizer, as it was a business lunch, and we expected to be there only for one hour... We had to stay there almost 2 hours just waiting for the main dishes. And we ordered as soon as we arrived. In addition, to get the bill we had to wait about 15 min since... more

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4 star rating
August 27, 2014

A lot of mixed feelings about this place, in general I am not a big fan of fine dining. However, when I dine at such restaurants I have ultra high expectations.

We went there on a Saturday night for the chef tasting menu. There was total of 8 courses paired with different type of wines (Almost 300$).

Before I describe the food, I should mention that the service is excellent and nothing short... more

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4 star rating
Teatro Performance
July 28, 2014

I have eaten in this restaurant, a couple of times in the past few years, just lunch. This time I had dinner, this was the best plate of lamb chops I have eaten in North America and the garlic and rosemary jus was perfect. Along with the food a fabulous glass of pinot noir was had. A delightful meal; next... more

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4 star rating
Worth Every Dollar
July 25, 2014

What a fabulous place! The atmosphere is simply sophisticated. The wait staff are very friendly, helpful & knowledgable about the extensive wine selection. The food is outstanding, adventurous & fresh. This restaurant is a must do when in Calgary. It's a little pricey however you will enjoy the overall experience. A nice area to take a walk around after dinner.

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4 star rating
A friendly spot with fabulous service
July 23, 2014

Teatro was close to our hotel, which was one of the reasons we booked it. We really enjoyed our evening here. The service was outstanding, and fun. Dinner was beautifully presented and portions were generous. The chacuterie platter was very generous in its portions, which was a nice change from some of the more "artsy" but skimpy platters we have... more

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4 star rating
Perfect
July 18, 2014

Decided to try their express lunch menu and glad we did. Impressive space in and old bank building. High ceilings, open kitchen, banquettes and just a great place for a meal. The $25 menu featured an eye appealing kohlrabi salad. Amazing!! The main was a melt in your mouth pasta with lamb. Fantastic. Dessert was a trio of ice creams.... more

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4 star rating
They Never Fail
July 13, 2014

I love this restaurant. I don't come often but it is my favorite place to have a fancy meal in Calgary. Great room. Wonderful atmosphere, Awesome wait staff. And excellent food. Love it.

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4 star rating
Good service
July 07, 2014

Maybe we were just lucky, our server Mitchell has an attitude we like, " nothing is impossible" , simply a mature and confident attitude. Two out of our six diners have food allergies, which often creates a challenge, yet Mitchell was all smiles and reassured us that he's handled it all in the past.
Decor of the restaurant is spacious,... more

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4 star rating
Delicious
July 06, 2014

Very enjoyable meal! Well presented and the service was great. The whole team were very attentive to our group.

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4 star rating
Splurge for the chef's menu
July 06, 2014

Great atmosphere and service and the chef's menu had some real gems. Of the eight courses, the soup, pasta, fish and dessert were really tremendous. The salad, melon, beef and cheese courses were good, too, we're just not thinking about them days later as we were with the favourite courses. Plan on about $350 tab for two, with drinks. A... more

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4 star rating
Best Wine Pairing.... Ever
June 26, 2014

Last night my wife and I enjoyed the wine pairing menu at Teatro's. There were 8 courses each better than the previous and I can honestly say that it was the best dining experience we have ever had. The staff were awesome, always there when you needed them, never there when you did not and completely attentive even though they... more

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4 star rating
June 25, 2014

I've had the pleasure of dining at Teatro twice over the past few weeks, and have thoroughly enjoyed both dining experiences. Fantastic menu all around, an extensive wine and cocktail list, and exceptional service. I felt like I was dining in an upscale Parisian brasserie! And any place that makes a REAL Dark n' Stormy with authentic ginger beat is alright by me!

I've tried the wild boar... more

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4 star rating
Server with attitude & will not return
June 16, 2014

Made a reservation for the tasting menu tonight, let me say i wont be back. Right off the bat the server gave us attitude the moment we sat down, didn't say hello or how are we tonight (there was no greeting, no smile, nothing) the way he asked if we were all having the tasting menu sounded like he was... more

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4 star rating
Just average
May 30, 2014

The atmosphere and ambiance is wonderful and the service and wait staff are excellent. The food is only average, my husband and I expected much more from Teatro. We started with the CalamariFritti, which was bland and boring. I had the Scallops alla Plancha...the scallops were cooked to perfection, but the oatmeal crust was flavorless and did not compliment them... more

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4 star rating
Wonderful enjoyable
May 28, 2014

This was our second visit and it didn't disappoint just like the first time.
Enjoyable ambiance, great service and very good food.
This time was a business diner that all enjoyed.
Open kitchen you can enjoy the action and witness the care and professional performance of the kitchen team
The service team always take care of your need and serves... more

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4 star rating
May 18, 2014

Very nice location, really classy; excellent food, wild mushroom risotto was my fav. Went there for a wedding event so I have no idea about the prices, however we had a great time.

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4 star rating
Maybe not on a Monday
April 29, 2014

I know this is a very popular restaurant in Calgary, often receiving rave reviews but we went their for my birthday dinner on a monday night and well…it wasn't great.
Now I have been to this restaurant, over the past decade and a half, on many occasions but not in the recent past. It must be said here that we... more

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4 star rating
Do the chef's menu
April 19, 2014

Our party of 3 tried the 8 course chef's menu and it was phenomenal. You have to be a little adventurous to not know what's coming next but it's totally worth it! The coconut carbonara was to die for. The ice cream was made right in front of us and I can't stop thinking about it ever since. I could... more

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4 star rating
It's OK
April 01, 2014

It is an alright place as far as high-end restaurants go. I went there with my husband for lunch the food was good, but we expected much more flavor and it wasn't as good as other places we have been. The service was great and the atmosphere was perfect, they even accommodated our baby very nicely.

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4 star rating
Outstanding
March 31, 2014

My first visit to this restaurant and I can't wait to go back.
I and my dining companion were greeted by a friendly hostess. It felt like she was expecting us. We were seated at a very comfortable high backed curved bench. Lovely.
Our server was attentive and professional. She made recommendations for wine and food that were spot on.... more

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4 star rating
Amazing evening with Chef's Table
March 22, 2014

My wife & I had a wonderful, decadent meal at Teatro. Our server Thomas was a terrific guide through the 8-course Chef's Table. Everything was perfect. Can't wait to go again!

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4 star rating
Excellent Italian dinner with superb ambience
March 20, 2014

Three of us started with soup of the day, fried calamari and fresh oysters. We had scallop, seafood lasagna and pickerel for main course. Finished up with Tiramisu and Creme Brulee. The food presentation was excellent! Portion was just right.

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4 star rating
Outstanding meal
March 17, 2014

Our meal rated as one of the top three in our life time--excellent food, attentive service and overall a fantastic dining exerpience.

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4 star rating
Outstanding service and wonderful atmosphere
March 04, 2014

Lovely atmosphere, attentive wait staff, and excellent food, in both quality and portion size.
I found the quality at Teatro well worth the price and the desserts in particular were brilliant.
For those looking for a good place for Sunday brunch as well, try Vendome in Sunnyside,
a Teatro offshoot. It is a moderately priced restaurant/café with an eclectic mix... more

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4 star rating
February 03, 2014

They've still got it. I have to say it has been a while but mmmm mmmm good. Nice appys, nice room, nice waiter, nice service. Really good menu. We were just there for drinks and snacks after a Jack Singer event but I was impressed. Congrats Teatro, you've still got it! Although I'd love to see some more Canadian wines on the wine list - especially on the By The Glass list.

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4 star rating
Outdone by other restaurants in the area
January 31, 2014

The staple this restaurant is to Calgary, i was expecting great things. Disappointed. Service was good, atmosphere decent but the food quality was not where it should be for a restaurant of this quality and price tag. Apps were average at best, the calamari bland, the caesar salad - although not bad is not a caesar salad, the soups served... more

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4 star rating
One of my favorites in Calgary
January 29, 2014

Every time I go to Teatro I am delighted. I enjoy the food, the attentive yet discrete service and the ambiance. I have been for dinners and luncheons and whether it is a quiet celebratory dinner or a professional luncheon, I am never disappointed.

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4 star rating
It's so hard to admit, but I've fallen out of love with Teatro (for lunch
January 23, 2014

It was our anniversary, and the weather was nice, so we opted for the patio.
Despite having a reservation, and the place not being packed, service was glacial slow. I'm glad I had cleared my schedule before leaving the office for lunch.
We started with a couple of appetizers. The calamari was nothing to be proud of. It was high... more

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4 star rating
Good pre-theatre choice in Calgary
January 19, 2014

Teatro is located in the heart of Calgary near Epcor Centre and the Glenbow. Fairly pricey but a well designed menu with a number of interesting choices. Excellent service from a wait staff that clearly enjoy working there. Open Sunday evenings, unlike many downtown restaurants.

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4 star rating
January 07, 2014

We were greeted by incredibly warm and welcoming staff who even took our coats for us and hung them up. The service was probably the best I have ever had in Alberta so far. Food was delivious although I have to admit I have had more flavourful italian food but it was still great. The portion sizes were just right and the tiramisu was my favourite! I definitely recommend this place!

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4 star rating
December 30, 2013

We picked Teatro for New Years Eve dinner and were completely disappointed. They went with a 4 course tasting menu where the 4 courses cost about 50% more than they would on the normal menu. I had chicken broth, mini caprese salad, beef tenderloin and teramesu. This cost $120! Add a martini, manhattan and a beer and the bill exceeded $300. I was doubly disappointed as this place was hyped as a... more

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4 star rating
perfect for special occasions, great setting
December 28, 2013

If you're looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion, Teatro is a great option. The ambiance and decor in the restaurant is absolutely beautiful. The service is top notch right from the start, and our server was very knowledgeable of their extensive 45 page wine list. For appetizers we shared the warm marinated olives and charcuterie board between... more

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4 star rating
Beautiful setting, Wonderful Food
December 17, 2013

Love this resturant. Booked on Opentable, simple and convenient
The only reason why it's now a 5 out of 5 is because of the slow service.
Lunch was delicious and worth waiting for however, like most business people I needed to get back to the office. Our server, failed to ask us if we were on a timeline and our... more

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4 star rating
Lovely spot for lunch
November 17, 2013

We had lunch at approximately 1:00 on a Tuesday. We did not have a reservation, but we were seated at a good table. The restaurant, although not full, was still vibrant and had many businessmen in suits. It’s a perfect spot for a business lunch meeting or one for pleasure.
We ate lightly - a salmon burger with fries for... more

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4 star rating
Birthday Party Perfect
November 17, 2013

I had the pleasure of sharing a birthday celebration with dear friends here recently. We all opted in for the eight course chef's tasting menu with the wine pairing. Simply outstanding. Sure the price was also outstanding - but worth every single dollar. The ambiance, the food, the wine and the service. One of the best dining experiences in Calgary.

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4 star rating
November 11, 2013

For a birthday dinner, anniversary dinner or in our case, both, you just cannot beat Teatro.
Thanks to the fine Yelp reviewers, we found this place where we could not wait to spend our special evening.
Resos - YES! Make them!
It was a holiday so, busy, but not packed. One floor of spacious, beautiful seating with an open kitchen to view (which I love) and white, grand pillars. (It was an old... more

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4 star rating
A dinner to savor and remember
November 09, 2013

This restaurant had very good reviews so when we were in Calgary we decided to try it. Another plus was that it was a short walking distance from Marriott Calgary Downtown Hotel.
The restaurant is located in an old bank building. The inside was renovated to accommodate their needs. As you enter, the modern looking bar is situated to the... more

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4 star rating
Very up-Scale
October 18, 2013

My son had booked the whole restaurant for the private wedding of his daughter. About 80 guests. The 'girls' had gone in the night before and decorated. They did a fabulous job in an already well decorated place - the Opera House.. The moment you entered this facility, until the ceremony and dinner were over, you were catered to in... more

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4 star rating
Prince Gastronome
October 12, 2013

There are certain things not up for comparison. Shakespeare plays, Stanley Kubrick movies, the Bugatti Veyron, Ava Gardner, Robotech, elements of our society which cannot be rated alongside others despite sharing similar traits. Reasons can be varied, from being so far beyond the quality of others that such comparisons are meaningless, to the subject in question being so far removed... more

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4 star rating
October 04, 2013

This restaurant is not cheap but the food is amazing if your going to spend the money get the chefs tasting menu usually about 11 courses and each is amazing in presentation and taste.this is by far one of the best restaurants in calgary

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4 star rating
September 16, 2013

I really liked Teatro. The food was amazing, the menu was short and sweet, but diverse enough to satisfy any taste, and the restaurant was grand, with high ceilings and beautiful pillars.

Parking sucks. There's about 4 stalls off of 1st St SE and then you're on your own to brave the parking. There are paid lots which are $10 for evening parking, some of the highest for evening parking I've... more

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4 star rating
Great Food - Awful Service
September 08, 2013

Over the years, we have eaten several times at this restaurant. Our most recent experience was September, 2013. We are unlikely to return.
The evening began well after being seated at the requested table a greeted by a server who appeared to know what she was doing. This did not turn out to be the case.
After ordering, we rarely... more

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4 star rating
September 05, 2013

Went to Teatro after not visiting it in 10 years or so and was very pleasantly surprised. The menu was diverse, the food was delicious and the service was superb. The architecture and decor have always been a cut above everyone else. I look forward to going back soon.

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4 star rating
Unexpected experience
August 26, 2013

I have visited Teatro on a number of occasions for anything from leisure to business events. I have always been impressed with the service, quality of food and the lovely atmosphere. Last night was a great experience until I received my bill and saw that I was being charged $8.25 per Perrier and Evian water. I am more than happy... more

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4 star rating
Very Good, Not Quite Great
August 20, 2013

I haven't had much success at finding great restaurants in Calgary, even the mostly highly rated places pale in comparison to those similarly priced in other parts of the world it seems. Teatro is another similar experience, great at times but overall not leaving me with a huge desire to return. I have been here twice and my reviews would... more

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4 star rating
GF find wrapped in a beautiful Restaurant
August 12, 2013

my husband and I were invited out for a work function and as always i was worried.
Upon arriving all i can say is that this restaurant is beautiful.. intricate detail on the ceiling, well dressed staff and very polite as well.
There isn't a dedicated GF menu but when i inquired as to what i might be able to... more

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4 star rating
Excellent Meal and Service
August 10, 2013

This restaurant was beautiful inside. The food was just spectacular. My husband had the ratatouille for an appetizer and the plating was beautiful. The plating for all the dishes was just gorgeous. We all loved what we had for a main course. I had the dungeness crab risoto. It was delicious. The rest of my group had Game Hen, Beef... more

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4 star rating
August 07, 2013

I have been to Teatro on two separate occasions. A wedding reception and a private romantic outing.

The wine selection is great and is easily paired with a expertly curated menu. The building is historic with great ambience and charm. The staff is friendly and provide AAA service.

Teatro is part of the upper echelon of fine dining in Calgary, you will not be disappointed.

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4 star rating
Expensive But good
June 27, 2013

Extremely good food, even had a separate clear chair given to us for our handbags, amazing, service and food brilliant, slightly on the expensive side, but worth every penny/cent.

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4 star rating
June 05, 2013

Eight years in YYC and I only just now make it to this famous, oh so famous restaurant!

WELL WORTH THE WAIT.. (or time lost?)...

With tickets to the CPO Lord of the Rings event (Amazing btw..) we went to Teatro for supper pre-show to give it a whirl...and its 10 steps from the Epcor center.

Immediately wowed upon entry.. how beautiful, and refined, and glamorous, and old, and.. they let me... more

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4 star rating
Science and sweets
June 01, 2013

We had a wonderful meal. Starting off with a great wine picked by the friends who suggested this restaurant. They had it decanted well before our arrival, although the host expected that wine of a different year. Not sure where the disconnect was but enjoyed it anyway.
The spinach salad was really special with port pears, pinenut, blue cheese, garlic... more

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4 star rating
Good Food
May 26, 2013

Went here for the first time on our wedding anniversary. The waiter was excellent and knowledgeable about menu items and the food was cooked to perfection. We will definitely go again. We had one of the curved booth tables which was ideal for 2 people as we could sit side by side.

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4 star rating
Splendid surroundings great food, wine list is too Eurocentric
May 19, 2013

The Teatro restaurant used to be a bank in its former life. The inside decor retains some of the original opulent features and included them in what now becomes and open and spacious environment.
The menu has a good selection of food and there should be something for everyone's taste. the calamari starter was superb with fresh grilled calamari, cooked... more

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4 star rating
Consistently great food
May 10, 2013

Tetaro's is a great experience - a good location for a romantic meal or one with friends. I've been here several times for special occasions and have never been disappointed. The service is always fantastic. On Sundays, you can bring your own wine which makes it a bit more economical.

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4 star rating
Teatro Not as good as I remember
April 21, 2013

Went for dinner for a company function. The service was good. Could have been better. I had much better service there years ago. The food was fine but again....I went there for lunch many years ago and was more impressed with the food back then. The weird foam on everything (almost every entree had some) this time was not appetizing... more

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4 star rating
Great restaurant getting tired
April 19, 2013

This has been a great restaurant for a long time, but it feels like it is getting tired. Service is stuffy and menu needs an update. There is always a balance between keeping food on the menu fresh and availability, but on my last visit I felt that fish menu items were disappearing by the minute as they would sell... more

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4 star rating
Too expensive
April 11, 2013

Over-hyped. Not that great--food was okay, but not as flavorful and creative as other places I've been in town.

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4 star rating
first rate restaurant
March 23, 2013

After a recent conference, I was on my own on a Sunday night in Calgary. A Google search suggested Teatro was one of the top restaurants in the city. My experience there was excellent. I wanted only a light meal so had two courses: deep-fried calamari (an old classic but delicious) and a main course that consisted of four succulent... more

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4 star rating
Just blown away
March 14, 2013

My hubby and I had dinner here for our anniversary. It was our first time dining at this restaurant so we didn't know what to expect. We were just amazed by the service to start with. We decided to partake in the 8 Course Tasting menu and every course, every morsel was simply amazing, We were so pleased with every... more

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4 star rating
Loved the tasting menu
March 08, 2013

I had been to Teatro a couple times before and it was very good, but the best was when we decided to splurge and ordered the tasting menu. That was probably the best meal we'd had in Calgary! And as usual, service and everything else was outstanding. I'd go back for that for future special occasions.

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4 star rating
overpriced, poor value
February 20, 2013

While the atmosphere was great, the service came across as phony - especially when recommending wine (I'm a wine lover/collector). The food was OK, portions were smaller than average for this type of setting, and the prices wee way too high for what you received. Wouldn't return.

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4 star rating
Fantastic Lunch
February 15, 2013

We always enjoy our time at Teatro - we started with an excellent Chianti Classico, had caprese salads, and shared a pasta. Wonderful tastes, and superlative service from Josh, Jonathan, and the rest. We always feel relaxed and at home immediately whenever we go!

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4 star rating
Great Meal
February 14, 2013

Fresh 5 star cuisine, one of the best in the city for sure. Great italian menu but not limited to italian. The pastas are fresh and wondeful. You can tell each ingredient is maticulously auditioned before it makes any dish. The pasty chef is amazing. I don't like dessert and have never been here and not loved dessert. The menu... more

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4 star rating
February 13, 2013

Had a wonderful lunch with thoughtful service. They know how to treat teachers right! #cctc2013

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4 star rating
January 20, 2013

Teatro is easily one of the best fine dining restaurants in Calgary. We had an anniversary dinner here last night and the experience was every bit as amazing as our first time. They went above and beyond every step of the way.

Since it was a Sunday, we took our own bottle of wine - its BYOW (free Corkage) on Sunday nights. This is a HUGE perk for a high-end restaurant such as Teatro, so do... more

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4 star rating
January 18, 2013

3.5 STARS. Downgrade. I agree with the real reviews scattered among the 4 and 5 star posts. This restaurant appears to be living on its location, marketing and name recognition. The food is still pretty good but the service, although prompt, can't squeeze a smile or any thing close to what one would call good and friendly service. This, after several visits. There has been little noticeable... more

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4 star rating
December 21, 2012

I feel like it's living on an old reputation.
It was a fancy high end restaurant back in the day when there weren't a lot in Calgary.... Now a days, many to choose from and expectations are for tasty, piping hot food that is prepared properly & good service. No missteps.

Came here again this time to the restaurant side. The fish was cold (the centre was fridge cold) not to mention took 45 mins... more

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4 star rating
October 28, 2012

Best thing I've ever eaten... Duck Magret. It was perfectly cooked to a medium rare and nicely balanced with celeriac puree. The gnocchi were interesting with a unique flavor of poppy seed, however they weren't my favorite.

The peanut and chocolate mousse is the best dessert I have had. for beginners the chocolate mousse had a very good texture and is served frozen which was a surprise to me.... more

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4 star rating
July 11, 2012

My Family went to Teatro to CELEBRATE my daughter's 15th bday and it was a SUPERB experience from food to service. They exceed my expectation.

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4 star rating
July 08, 2012

We had a delicious birthday celebration dinner at Teatro. The service was stellar, and the food was awesome. I was surprised at how bright and grand the main dining area is - for some reason from the outside it looks like it would be darker on the inside. The big windows and tall ceilings made the ambiance a lot more modern than I was expecting.

We started with the Calamari, based on Joel K.'s... more

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4 star rating
June 24, 2012

Amazing! I went on a date here and we had the chefs tasting menu. John pulled out all of the stops and even took us on a tour of the place afterwards. It helps that I know him but I believe any customer would be treated this way. The ice cream for the final course was fun to watch and my date and I had a hard time deciding on which course we liked the best. Next time we go we will try a few... more

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4 star rating
April 22, 2012

Honestly, I've never had a desire to visit Teatro. The reason is simple, I had this strange stereotype of it being an up-scale restaurant that charged the wealthy and executives a high premium for food you can get elsewhere for about half the price. As luck would have it, these are the days where my ridiculous stereotypes and insecurities have been bursting all around me forcing me to confront... more

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4 star rating
March 20, 2012

It's fancy schmancy and I am by no means a foodie, nor do I speak Italian. I felt a little out of place and had no idea how to order let alone what.

Hubby and I went for my birthday a couple years ago and while we enjoyed it and loved dining like we had moola, it was awkward. Thankfully we had a very nice and understanding waiter(or whatever he would be referred to in Italian) that helped us... more

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4 star rating
March 12, 2012

"Hey dude. I've got a voucher and reservation. Both expire at 6:00 tonight. Can you come out for a free 5-star meal?"

Yeah, that's how my night went tonight. And it ruled. Teatro is one of those fancy places where you're supposed to use the right kind of plates, lay your napkin on your lap, fold your hands neatly and drink absurdly expensive wines just because someone told you they'd go good... more

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4 star rating
December 31, 2011

In Montreal, there's a popular steak and seafood resto in the heart of beautiful Old Montreal called Gibby's. The food there is simply decadent, and while maybe not the best steak place around, it is rated by local Montrealers as the best restaurant to go to if SOMEONE else was paying the bill. This is my feelings about Teatro.

A year or so after Teatro's renovations, my companion and I went... more

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4 star rating
November 26, 2011

After I visited with Occupy Calgary to fill them in on happenings in Oakland (Ha! You guys protest in sub-freezing weather despite already having health care and progressive government!) I stepped into Teatro, despite the 1% vibe offered by the menu and the presentation of the front of the restaurant. However, as I was traveling solo, I went straight to Occupying a barstool. The staff was... more

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4 star rating
October 30, 2011

I've been here twice, both with large groups. The staff is great at servicing a large group well and making everyone feel like they're in a luxury restaurant. It probably helps that they are in a luxury restaurant, but still great service.

Food was very good. What you would expect from a place with a strong reputation like this. If you ask a concierge where to go, good chance they will point... more

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4 star rating
September 01, 2011

It was raining so we had to sit inside, otherwise it looked like they had a great seating area outdoors. The waitstaff was helpful in selecting menu items but for this type of place the service was a bit slow and the Wine Director was slow to retrieve bottles from the cellar. The food was tasty but the portions were small. I ordered the duck, and it was a unique take, but I would have expected... more

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4 star rating
August 15, 2011

This was the second time that we experienced Teatro and it will be the last. The problem with this restaurant is consistency. First, we triggered the sommelier and we asked to split a glass of wine to pair with our starters. Instead of bringing us each a taste, he pours us a glass each (and charged us). My wife and I ordered 2 courses each and the first course were a good start. The oysters on... more

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4 star rating
December 22, 2007

Short Story Don't go there. Long story We had booked a group for 20 people for a 3 course meal at a set price of 70$. We called back to confirm and they told us no and that it would be atleast 85-110$ a person. This is after we had booked and agreed on a price, and had 20 people plan thier night around this for a special event. The manager was extreamly rude when we tired to resolve the... more

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Worst experience ever
December 21, 2007

Short Story: Don't go there.

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4 star rating
December 31, 2006

Expecting the best of the best, I was up for a big fall. While the atmosphere was perfect, the food was cold and the waiter was barely around to take our order, which made the expense of the whole experience seem outrageous. While I am sure others have had fabulous meals, I will not be recommending the restaurant to anyone I know.

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4 star rating
December 31, 2006

Teatro has wonderful atmosphere and a dying reputation as one of the city’s best restaurants. Our party of 4 went for dinner and chose the chef’s large tasting menu and wine for $800.00 before tip. At that price I do expect the food to be excellent and with each course the diner awaits in anticipation for something that wows the senses not disappoints the senses. The food was not terrible but... more

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4 star rating
January 16, 2007

Its a great restaurant that's gone through some growing pains, but is better than ever! They started us off with some amuse bouche (who does does this in calgary?!) and then we had a very good three course dinner- I highly recommend the rotisserie if you can, its melt in your mouth good. And the dessert was awesome, not overly sweet, but just enough to satisfy the sweet tooth. And mignardises... more

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4 star rating
October 25, 2005

Great Place

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4 star rating
October 25, 2005

I had a lot of fun

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4 star rating
August 07, 2002

small portions....way overpriced....I left hungry but with a hole in my wallet

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May 30, 2014

Elegant, contemporary Italian dining in the historic Dominion Bank building on Olympic Plaza features local organic produce and game. Extensive wine selection. Reservations recommended. Entrees: $$$$

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July 20, 2013

Teatro offers these services: restaurant.

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September 09, 2011

The menu and daily specials at Teatro are created by one of the region's top chefs. The varied selections feature the best of the predictable and the unusual, including Risotto of Chanterelle, butternut squash and ruby chard. The Italian-inspired market cuisine is a favorite of the loyal downtown business lunch and pre-concert crowd. The decor still holds a hint of its roots; the building... more

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January 15, 2010

Set on the edge of Olympic Plaza, this fashionable restaurant is the place to see and be seen in town. Its residence in the historic Dominion Bank building grants Teatro elegant period architecture, along with a more clean-lined decor that serves as its foil. The cuisine is Italian in intent, supplemented by seasonal Canadian ingredients. Pastas, seafood, meat dishes, pizzas, and antipasti... more

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December 16, 2008

The menu and daily specials at this hot spot are created by one of the region\'s top chefs. The varied selections feature the best of the predictable and the unusual, including Risotto of Chanterelle, butternut squash and ruby chard. The Italian-inspired market cuisine is a favorite of the loyal downtown business lunch and pre-concert crowd. The decor still holds a hint of its roots—the... more

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