From Our Editors
A meal at Teatro is special: taking someone here—or sending them as a gift—has been a local celebratory custom since the restaurant opened in 1993. Back then, though, Calgary was smaller and quieter; today, the area around Olympic Plaza bustles, but Teatro stands the test of time by doing things the same as it always has.
The word teatro is Italian for theater, which, of course, is fitting since the restaurant is a staple of downtown's theatre district. But tradition here runs deeper than a street address: Teatro crafts Italian-rooted Mediterranean cuisine from local and organic ingredients, just like it did when it opened. An award-winning wine cellar only adds to the dining experience, further cementing Teatro as a top destination on the city's restaurant scene. Here's what to expect on the menu:
- Tagliata di Manzo: This antipasti consists of beef tenderloin, olive tapenade, capers, arugula, and grana padano
- Cozze: A seafood specialty of steamed mussels served with saffron-fennel broth and tomatoes
- Maiale: Pork chops headline this entree alongside potato puree, guanciale, and apple marsala