Well! *rubs hands together* It's been a while since I've gone anywhere. When Groupon came out with a special for Teatro, how could I resist? I've never been there before and I went in hoping for great things. Alas, I was slightly disappointed.
First, let's begin with the food. I was there with my sister and we got three appetizers, the flatbread, calamari and seared foie gras. The flatbread was wonderful! It was like a pesto pizza with ham on top. The calamari was good and the foie gras was very small and a little disappointing. Still, it tasted nice.
For the main course, I ordered the pork shoulder and my sister got the beef ravioli. I loved my pork! It was excellent, stuffed and very flavorful. My sister wasn't too fond of the sauce on her ravioli, alas, and said she wished she'd gotten the lamb terrine. But that happens.
The desserts were excellent! My sister had the hazelnut tart with banana ice cream and I had the trio of creme brulee. They were to die for and it made an excellent end to the evening.
Service: The service was great. I have no complaints.
Atmosphere: It wasn't really to our taste. There was not even the illusion of privacy... the area was quite cramped. But it's a small space so I don't hold that against them. The decor also wasn't really to our taste but that's fine.
Our real problem with Teatro restaurant was the seating. It sounds a little silly, but it was actually very annoying. The chairs are hard but not long enough to properly support the legs, so your butt goes numb and where your legs hit the chair edge starts to hurt. I'm rather large, and it was actually better for me than my sister, who's quite slender. It made me long for padded chairs.
Overall, I would say that Teatro was an enjoyable experience, particularly with a Groupon to defray the cost. I wouldn't go back but if you don't mind hard chairs, I would recommend trying it out. Enjoy!
200 8th Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K7, CA