Food: Mediterranean-inspired elegant dining.
Vibe: Opulence, with a touch of whimsy.
Order this: The lobster and scallop lasagna, a menu mainstay.
Know this: Don’t skip dessert! The tiramisu is one of owner Dario Berloni’s Italian family recipes.
Average Price: $40 per entree.
A pillar of Calgary’s elevated-dining landscape, a night at Teatro is marked by professional service, fantastic wine and spectacularly prepared food. Located in a historic bank building (the wine cellar is in the vault), this is where to go for a special-occasion dinner, an impressive business lunch, a pre- or post-theatre meal, or if you just want to treat yourself to a glass of wine and a plate of risotto at the long, marble-topped bar. Corporate executive chef Matthew Batey and chef de cuisine Daniel Pizarro are carrying Teatro into its second quarter-century with a menu that changes regularly to reflect both the restaurant’s storied past and its evolution into the future.
200 8 Ave. S.E., 403-290-1012, teatro.ca