About Teatro Restaurant
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 wines of Italy and Bordeaux. A truly unique fine dining experience can be enjoyed with our eight course Chef’s Tasting Menu. We also offer both private and semi-private dining options for large groups.
Our 3 Course Express Lunch for $25 is an exceptional dining selection for busy downtown diners. Showcasing local and seasonal ingredients this feature menu changes weekly. Follow us @TeatroCalgary for details.
Business casual dress attire and reservations are recommended.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday from 11:30am
Nightly from 5:00pm
1st Street SE
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Working in conjunction with the function coordinator.
Parking is available under the Calgary Performing Arts Centre, entrance on Macleod Trail just north of 9th Avenue. Parking is also available under the Telus Convention Centre (access via Macleod Trail South, just south of 7th Avenue SW). After 6pm, free street parking is available on Stephen Avenue Mall (8th Avenue SW).
The C-train stations- Olympic Plaza and 1 st, are located on 7th Avenue and 1 Street SE, behind the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
With several private and semi-private dining options available, Teatro has the flexibility and expertise to accommodate private parties of 2 to over 200. Perfect for business lunches, dinner meetings and presentations, receptions, weddings and anniversaries.
Private Party Contact:
Carla Cole: 4032901012
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Teatro Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I took my wife to Teatro to celebrate ou ...
I took my wife to Teatro to celebrate our Anniversary. When we were seated we were asked if it was a special occasion and we informed the hostess. We had a waitress and a sommelier. I ordered the 6 course special with premium wine pairings. The waitress was excellent, she was friendly and accommodating. We received fresh wine glasses and fresh silverware with each course. The sommelier was much less friendly and extremely light in his pouring, which was fine for the first few courses that were smaller portions. We enjoyed oyster, soup, scallop with prosciutto and tuna all of which were incredible. Next up was a salmon ravioli, which neither of us enjoyed because the salmon was tough and overcooked. Our main course was chicken, which was tasty but I would have thought something more special would be coming our way like lamb, lobster, halibut or tenderloin. Furthermore the sommelier poured the tiniest 1.5 oz portion of Barolo for us to pair with a full plate of meat. Could he not give us a healthy glass for at least this course? Considering it was our anniversary they did nothing to make us feel special and if anything the evening felt rushed as the dishes came out at a tremendous pace. I have dined at nice restaurants in France, where your meal is your evening and that was not the case here. With a final tab of over $500, Teatro fell short of my expectations. I will not be returning and do not recommend.
We decided to attend this fine establish ...
We decided to attend this fine establishment, looking for a romantic dinner. Teatro has long been touted as one of Calgary's better places, so we were looking forward to it immensely. I'm a larger fellow, and the first thing I noticed was that the normal chairs in this place are quite uncomfortable - just a note if you're a taller person. The food was excellent, we had the Chef's Tasting, my wife had the wine pairing. The sommelier was very knowledgeable about the wine pairing, each with a story.
The only problem that we had was when we were served a dessert that contained nuts to which my wife is allergic. The restaurant initially tried to serve us only 1/2 of the dessert course as a result, but corrected this by providing an alternative dessert when I mentioned that we felt gypped out of part of our meal. The servers handled this request very well, with style and dignity, so all was good.
The food is enjoyable, and you should see what this kitchen can do with mere tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, and some oil. Amazing. Some of the courses were very "safe" (the ling cod, for example - while delicious - could have come from one of many restaurants.) Overall, this restaurant is worth visiting at least once. For the price, however, I'll save my special occasions for another restaurant here in town.
Lovely restored bank building with more ...
Lovely restored bank building with more private seating arrangements This had the vibe of new and old world elegance and charm.Service was
prompt and unobtrusive
Food was excellent but priced for special occasions or business working dinners
From the minute you walk in the door to ...
From the minute you walk in the door to this beautiful restaurant, to the special touches like the stools brought over to our seats so we can put our purses on them, the added little birthday treat. The servers, their knowledge, the special Teatro cocktails, and above all the exquisite food.
Absolutely worth going to for a special and memorable dining experience.
The service was amazing!! The building w ...
The service was amazing!! The building was very nice and worth going at least once. The food was good, but not worth what you are paying for. I don't think I would go back now that I have experienced it, overall just didn't wow me.
My son and I were in for dinner. We sa ...
My son and I were in for dinner.
We sat at the bar briefly while waiting for our table. Upon being seated a little stool upon which to put my purse appeared. I love this elegant room. The tables are a good distance apart and the seashell booths sort of frame the room.
Our service was impeccable and having ordered the tasting menu with pairings we enjoyed the company of the sommelier who was very knowledgable. Each course left us waiting eagerly for the next. The pace of the meal was just right.
The wine list was amazing and went in price point from very affordable to very expensive.
We are both left with memories of a fantastic dining experience!
The food and service were great, but the ...
The food and service were great, but the atmosphere is too boring. Restaurant needs a restoration to bring some life to the interior that matches the high quality of the food. I would come with friends for lunch, but not for a special celebration.
We visited Teatro for a special birthday meal, and enjoyed it all. The calamari app was tender, with a light crisp batter. We both had the "new" small sized pastas, which were perfect since saving room for dessert. I had the lamb gnocchi, my SO, the Tagliatelle with lobster, and both were excellent. Rounded out with an fantastic bottle of Chianti. Espressos and crème brulee for dessert.
Service was outstanding. Ever present, without being over bearing.
Will not hesitate to return again.
Hadn't been to Teatro in years and wonde ...
Hadn't been to Teatro in years and wonder why I don't go more often. Lunch was enjoyable, the price reasonable and the food quality was high. The only negative was that the server wasn't that well informed on the wine menu; she just lacked a little bit of polish that one would expect of a restaurant of this high caliber. I would definitely return though.
Our favourite anniversary spot!
This is the second year in a row that we've chosen Teatro as our anniversary dinner spot. The staff at Teatro is extremely—and I mean EXTREMELY—attentive to all of the details. My wife has an allergy to red peppers, and our server went over the updated menu with us to make sure we steered clear of certain dishes, and verified with the kitchen to make sure we were good.
Add to this level of detail their extensive knowledge of wine pairings and tremendous service, and we felt like we were the only ones in the restaurant, despite it being the traditional supper hour.
We both had the beef tenderloin, with a mixed greens salad to share. Everything was presented beautifully, and the cannoli and sorbeti for dessert were flavourful. Everything was well-timed, and we didn't feel rushed to finish one dish before the next arrived.
A tradition has started.
Wow! What a fantastic experience. The ...
Wow! What a fantastic experience. The waitress was very thoughtful (eg brought small table for my lady friend's purse didn't sit on the floor) and made great recommendations (eg the Tedeschi Amarone was a fantastic Italian red). The calamari was lightly breaded and cooked to perfection. My lady friend's ribeye was flavourful and perfectly medium rare. I can see why the lobster lasagna has been on the menu for over 2 decades as it was amazing. The only miss of the night was the bruschetta - the classical bruschetta was outstanding, the artichoke one was neither tasty or appealing looking, and the bean one looked like canned dog food and tasted mediocre.
What food goes with fish!
My girlfriend and I went to Teatro for dinner before attending a play at Theatre Calgary across the street. We ordered the special for the evening - fish. The plate came with a piece of fish, which tasted great, but the vegetables were all cut up, I believe it had lima beans, egg plant too in a tomato base. It looked like a spoonful of mush, very unappetizing, was not tasty at all and certainly not what I expected from Teatro. It looked unappetizing and my friend didn't even touch hers and I tasted a few bites but left the rest. So my friend and I paid $36 each for one piece of fish.
We're season ticket holders and previously have looked forward to dinner before the show at Teatro but after the last experience with the food, we won't be going back.
It had been a few years since we last dined there. Still a very nice restaurant with good service and food, although on the pricey side. Was not very busy on a Sunday evening, so reasonably quiet. We shared a Caesar salad and the seafood lasagna - both of which were split in the kitchen, Great presentation and very tasty.
Good quality food and wine
Good menu selections for all courses. The foie gras was superb. The wine menu has many gems for a reasonable price as well as very high end options. I found the sommelier very knowledgeable and helpful. Service was efficient and courteous. All of us enjoyed the meal and the experience. It was my second visit and I look forward to another.
Amazing Birthday Dinner
My teenage daughters and I took my husband out for his Birthday dinner and we blown away by everything at Teatro.
The waiter was super fun and very helpful with menu selections. All of our meals were spectacular. With each course I asked our waiter to bring me a glass of wine that would match and he nailed it every time. The food was amazing but our waiter made everything better and more fun I think.
The four of us had a lot of fun and some great laughs...which can be hard to do when the kids become teens!! Great job Teatro...can't wait to go back for a romantic dinner with my man.
A server with skill and initiative...refreshing!
Our server delivered within our tight timeline. She showed initiative, engagement and good humour. A combination seldom found in a city where the waiting staff so often sports an attitude of doing their patrons a favour.
The oysters were excellent although the shucking was uneven.
The tartare not quite as 'relevé' as we prefer but nonetheless a good quantity and nice presentation.
The red wine, again as typical of Calgary restaurants, was served too warm. Room temperature was never meant to mean temperature of a room filled with lights and people...
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