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.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Teatro Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We enjoyed this restaurant very much. It is in an old lovely bank building, very beautiful, great food and service. Highly recommended for a unique and high quality experience.
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.
Food was still good. Not the greatest. W ...
Food was still good. Not the greatest. Waitress was not the best at this location.
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.
Outstanding....again. Food was delicious ...
Outstanding....again. Food was delicious and our server (whom we have had before) was awesome. Thank you!
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.
Very fancy. Excellent carpaccio and the ...
Very fancy. Excellent carpaccio and the best risotto I've ever had. Wine list could be better even though it was extremely extensive.
Great food, service and location. Whether a business meeting, friends getting together or a date night out Teatro is great!
Food quality was good and fresh; wine choices are amongst the best in Calgary.
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.
Arctic Char Lunch
Very well prepared and presented. Wine list a bit pricey but wine quality very good.
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...
Its so nice to be treated so well.
Its so nice to be treated so well.
Teatro is the perfect location for a qui ...
Teatro is the perfect location for a quiet, yet, exclusive dining experience. While the service is of the highest quality, it still has this casual ambiance which makes you comfortable as soon as you walk in.
We were in for my birthday dinner, had t ...
We were in for my birthday dinner, had the chefs menu with pairing and it was amazing! Service was well paced, food was fabulous and the overall experience was incredible.
Very Good Food but overall value?
There is no doubt the food is very good, but for the price I would expect exceptional. I had the lobster risotto and the lobster was exceptional, having been poached in butter. The risotto was cooked to perfection, but the dish sat in a broth that was too salty. My wife had boar pasta I believe and she really liked it. I had a taste and it was definitely very good. The beet salad was tasty and presentation was top notch, but I think my homemade beet and goat cheese salad tastes better. Top it off with 2 glasses of wine and the bill came to $130. Service was excellent as is décor. The restaurant has a lot going for it so I wouldn't discourage going, but when I drop over $100 for dinner my expectations ramp up. Maybe I just had one bad dish, I have had excellent food here in the past.
It was a great idea to supply small stoo ...
It was a great idea to supply small stools for our purses! We loved it.
This last lunch at Teatro is likely my last. The menu is stale and the prices just keep going higher. Many other places with as good or better food and better value at lunch time. Vintage Chop House comes to mind.
I had great expectations on the restaurant and the cocktail was great, the lobster rissotto was fantastic, seafood lasagna the atmosphere, the service all were all outstanding. I would creatinly recommend this restaurant to other people and I have. The place is great and the presentations of the dishes were excellent. The wine list was fantastic
Great service , Good food, small portions
Outstanding service , Good food, outstanding wine list including good Canadian selections. Servicing sizes verymuchon the small size. We shared an olive oil cake for dessert and the serving size was miniscule, for 12 dollars? Evan a fan felt ripped off. No dessert next time!
I found the food and atmosphere very nic ...
I found the food and atmosphere very nice. The waiter was good. Unfortunately the value was horrible. I paid $48 dollars for beef tenderloin and got a piece about half the size of my palm. Minimal associated vegetables as well. I left the restaurant hungry and immediately bought a snack from a corner store. I don't mind paying for a good meal but at least expect to have a meal, not a snack
It was my first time at Teatro, When I arrived, my guest had already been seated, so joined him, shorty after was greeted by our server with a fantastic smile. There was a very nice wine list, although being a business meeting we did not partake. The pre dinner bread was fantastic, loads of flavour, once we ordered the food came in a timely mater, the server was more then happy to accommodate us with an extra stool for our briefcases and my lap-top. The meal was fantastic, my guest had the Salmon sandwich and I had a pasta dish that exploded with flavour. We finished with coffee and where left alone to attend to the business we had met about, the restaurant was quiet enough, yet loud enough to allow for conversation that was confidential in matter. Overall a great experience.
Teatros on a Tuesday
inner was very good, but also very expensive...The tenderloin was excellent, the prime rib was average. Appetizers were great and ambiance excellent. Service was very good.
A recent Friday evening took us to Teatro on 8th Avenue - Lovely ambiance as soon as you walk through the door, but our dining experience was less than stellar. The Lobster Bisque was lacking in flavor and salt. The Wild Boar Cappelletti was cold and the boar was dry. Overall pretty disappointing and certainly not good value.
Fancy feast in the middle of the day!
Excellent meal... Definitely an afternoon food baby!
Myself and my wife went here on a Monday night to celebrate or one year wedding anniversary. I called the restaurant and ask them for help picking a nice bottle of champagne. I was told that had a pink champagne and it was a sexy little number. The had the champagne and fresh chocolate dipped strawberries at the table when we arrived. The service was tip top and all the food we had was great. What an amazing evening. Thank you to all the staff
Teatro's is a favourite!
Each time we have gone to Teatro's we've enjoyed everything! We watched vegetables being arranged meticulously on the plates with tweezers. It not only looks fabulous, but tastes as good as it looks or even better. (A big vase was brought for the girls to put their purses in before the dining experience started!) Thanks very much for a most enjoyable dining experience.
Great atmosphere at start, rushed at the end...
Atmosphere was great at the beginning of our visit to Teatro but it took a turn towards the end of our meal. We had an 8:30 reso on a Saturday (so not too late) and by the time we made it to our final course the staff was abruptly cleaning tables, changing linens and quite obviously doing their closing duties. At first I thought we were maybe the last table and needed to pick up the pace, but we weren't (there were at least 2 other tables still eating)!. I felt like I had to quickly finish up my final drink and get out. Not what I would have expected based on the fantastic start to our evening. As for food - we did the Big Taste gourmet meal with pairings. Wine was fantastic, half the courses were great, and the other half were okay (not sure I would have been thrilled had I paid full price for a couple of the courses).
Delicious & Upscale
Went to try the food for the Big Taste. Gourmet menu was very delicious! An amazing 5 course meal was served. Didn't have a chance to try the actual menu food but the meal was really filling. Perfect for a special occasion.
Excellent food and service
We enjoyed an excellent dinner at Teatro during Taste of Calgary. We were given excellent service and the each course was delicious. We will go back to celebrate our anniversary in April.
This place is great. You should go.
We had a party of 6 for Big Taste and our lunch was perfect. The bread was superb...focaccia and olive. Our first course was a winter lyonnaise insalata with tuna confit and butternut squash purée. Second course was flank steak with Parmesan fondue and candied vegetables. The steak was served medium rare to rare and it was so tender and delicious. For dessert we had vanilla bean panna cotta with strawberry rhubarb compote (equally delicious and somehow tasted light although I'm sure it wasn't!). Our server was attentive, knowledgable and super likeable. I attended 6 big tastes and Teatro ties for 1st in my books! Our whole group was in agreement. Nothing but good things to say here. Best news is we learned there's a 3 course lunch for $25 with a new menu every week....definitely coming back soon!
Food was fantastic. Excellent presentat ...
Food was fantastic. Excellent presentation, great flavour. Service was poor. It appeared to me that in an attempt to be efficient and professional our server overdid it and was far too efficient and professional. There was no conversation and our server walked away several times without making sure we had everything we needed. I asked for a cappuccino and the server walked away from me, apparently not hearing me... And little to no eye contact was made throughout the meal. I have high expectations for food and service at one of the finest restaurants in Calgary. My expectations were not met on this visit.
Overly ambitious and underperforming
The best part of our dinner last weekend was the wine. Food choices were odd and do not make a nice offering. My food was pre-prepared and served lukewarm. A completely disappointment. Service is OK. The wine selection is overpriced but good. The location is tired and not inviting at all. In short, it is not worth the price at all.
Attentive to their customers
It was my first time at Teatro, an hour after we ordered our waitress finally came by to apologize and said that she would check on why our food still had not arrived. She came back to say it had been escalated by her manager. The manager personally came with the first course which was very good. We were here for the 5 course Big Taste Menu. I have to say the 1st two courses and the dessert were very good but the 3rd & 4th were lack luster and under seasoned but Kudos to Teatro for responding and trying to make sure things were corrected. The main: flat iron steak was artfully laid out but it was just beef. When asked and we mentioned that some sides of some sort would have been nice to balance it off we were sent a complimentary side dish of sauteed broccolini. The wine pairings were great. They also offered several 10% cards that could be used at any of their sister restaurants.
Great “Big Taste” Menu
My spouse and I tried the gourmet menu five-course meal during Calgary’s “Big Taste” festival. Teatro included two options for each course, and together we tried all ten dishes! The outstanding dishes were the mussel chowder, salt cod risotto, poached ling cod, and chocolate mousse cake — and the remaining dishes were all pretty good, too. The prix fixe approach meant we tried some dishes we would not have otherwise ordered, and we were pleasantly surprised by most — it's probably worth experimenting a bit with Teatro’s menu. Service was prompt and unobtrusive, with the only misstep being a delay to my spouse’s dessert. We had an early reservation and the restaurant was initially quite quiet, but noise level increased when it filled up later (due in part to the open bar and open kitchen). Overall, though, Teatro would be a great choice for a special occasion!
I sent this review as a private note to the restaurant, hoping that there would be some response/apology/improvement from them. Since I never heard back, I'm posting this publicly, so other diners can make an informed choice - We had dinner at Teatro Friday, March 4th , and opted for the big taste gourmet menu. There were several dishes that were disappointing to inedible. The ling cod was extremely overcooked and had to be sent back. Our server was nice enough to replace it for a different fish course of arctic char, which we appreciated. The next course - pork belly, was so undercooked that it was cold inside, and it also had to be sent back. When a new one was brought out, it was extremely overcooked and stringy. We also found the panna cotta had too much gelatin, and was tough and rubbery, without much flavour, inedible. The remaining dishes were fairly mediocre, and none of them were good enough to return back for. Our bill was nearly $200, and for that price, I expect an enjoyable meal. We have heard several good reviews of Teatro, and were very disappointed. I know that as a restaurant, they may sometimes have an off night, and I sincerely hope that this was the case. It would be very disheartening to think that this is the calibre of food served at what is considered one of the best restaurants in this city.
Great Service, Good Food
We booked here for the big taste menu, which we have attended at different restaurants across the city for years for. The ambiance and the service were outstanding - really great location and design inside to immediately feel comfortable. The server was amazing - really personable but you could see how he changed his demeanor with different clients once he was able to read them. He was fun and chatty with us, and had great recommendations for wine and other pairings. The food was really good, but the portions were very small. The salad was a perfect starter, light and full of flavour, but to call it a "salad" was not appropriate. It was about 4 sprigs of greens. The main was just steak... it had a "parmesan fondue", au jus and a puree in the description but it was just steak with a small dable of purees/sauces. No complaints about the dessert though! Very delicious! All in all, I really enjoyed it and would recommend it, but I felt it was too small of portions for the price. I know it's a set menu meant to give people a deal to try a new place, but I've been going to plenty of upscale restaurants for the big taste and had full size servings where I felt completely satisfied when I walked out. This wasn't quite the case here.
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