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Calgary Restaurants


Updated 12/31/1969

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The elegant Teatro is in an old bank building on Olympic Plaza, where classical features blend with contemporary decor to create an exquisite setting for fine Italian cuisine. Specialties include numerous antipasti, pizzas from a wood-burning oven, pastas, and risottos. The extensive wine list has earned Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence since 1997. If you're in a hurry, choose the Executive Express set menu for lunch or dinner.

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200 8th Ave. SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Updated 12/31/1969


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By Jeff

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Jan 31, 2005

An exactly fair deal.

Expensive, but worth it. Unlike what many of the reviewers on this page expected, you will not find solid, dependable midwestern food here. This is interesting, imaginative, made with good ingredients. It's rare to find such well-prepared food in Calgary. If your taste runs towards Applebee's, then by all means, you should stick to Joey Tomatos. If you prefer farmer-direct, organic rack of lamb, then you need Teatro's. Portions are, unfortunately,

on the smallish side (a common sin of expensive restaurants in this city). Expect to have to order appetizer, main course, and dessert in order to be filled up. I highly recommend the dessert sampler: a little of everything delicious. As far as expensive Calgary restaurants go, this is second only to the Living Room for value.

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Dec 17, 2004

DON'T Waster your MONEY!!!

After all the ravings I've heard about Teatro, my girlfriend & I went there last night for a meal before attending a theatre performance across the street. WHAT a disappointment! The service was ok - I suppose our waiter was attentive however my meal sucked and I think my friend's was average. I had the tagliatelle with scallops & shrimp. The past was way undercooked to the point of being almost crunchy. I got 1 shrimp & 1 scallop and the entire

portion was extremely small - all for $24! I've eaten at a ton of restaurants and was so disappointed that I made a mental note to write a review. Oh yeah and the waiter brought us bread and some oil for dipping - the oil tasted stale - bad - it was disgusting! I made a comment to the waiter and he blew me off. Whatever - I won't go back, not when there's wonderful restaurants down the street that have tasty food & much larger portions!! (Murietta's)

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By Bob

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May 7, 2004

Slightly faded glory

Teatro looks like it was great in its day, but that I think has passed. The decor is a little faded and doesn't match the innovation seen in new restaurants, especially when they have such a unique room to work with. The chef works at innovation, but doesn't seem to quite hit the right combos. Service was OK, but not better than that. I left thinking it was OK, but not the experience I was hoping for. I liked Joey Tomato's out near the airport

much more. The food wasn't as innovative, but did taste better. The room was much nicer, and the staff far better.

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