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Eight Top Hot Outdoor Dining Spots For Summer

Explore OpenTable's picks for the best alfresco dining across Edmonton, Calgary, Banff, and Bragg Creek

As summer approaches and we head into the long-awaited patio season, these top restaurants stand out as prime destinations for soaking up the sun and eating some tasty food.

OpenTable’s annual Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining has highlighted eight exceptional spots across Alberta where locals and visitors can indulge in delicious meals amidst scenic settings. 

From cozy brewery patios in Edmonton to elegant Italian eateries in Calgary and charming farmhouse-style dining in Bragg Creek, each venue offers a unique blend of ambiance, culinary excellence, and warm hospitality that enhances the dining experience under the open sky.

Bonterra Trattoria – Calgary

Bonterra Trattoria embodies the spirit of a lively Italian trattoria in the heart of Calgary

Chef Kevin Hazelaar crafts contemporary Italian fare using simple, fresh ingredients with a twist. 

Whether dining in their casual indoor setting, on their stunning Tuscan terrace, or in the intimate Wine Room, every visit promises an authentic taste of Italy. 

Immerse yourself in the passionate ambiance and flavourful cuisine that reflects the essence of Italian dining while enjoying Calgary’s outdoor dining scene.

Bonterra Trattoria Patio in CAlgary

Darling – Edmonton

Darling is where culinary innovation meets cozy hospitality. 

Located on Whyte Ave near Millcreek Ravine, this restaurant prides itself on creating a warm, inviting space where locally sourced, globally inspired dishes take center stage. 

Head Chef Tyler Biollo curates a menu of sharing plates that evolve with the seasons, ensuring each bite is fresh and flavorful. 

Explore Darling’s rotating selection of natural wines while enjoying their approachable yet nourishing dishes in an outdoor setting that feels like a hidden gem in the city’s heart.

The Darling Patio in Edmonton

Italian Farmhouse Restaurant & Bar – Bragg Creek

Escape to the Italian Farmhouse Restaurant & Bar in Bragg Creek, where fine dining meets small-town charm. 

This restaurant offers contemporary Italian cuisine in a cozy farmhouse-style atmosphere.

Whether you’re unwinding after a hike or enjoying a romantic evening, their menu features fresh ingredients and dishes like rustic pizzas and hearty pastas. 

Relax on their summer cedar patio, surrounded by nature, and indulge in the perfect blend of comfort and culinary excellence.

Italian Farmhouse Patio in Bragg Creek

Sorrentino’s West – Edmonton

Sorrentino’s West brings the taste of Italy to West Edmonton with a touch of elegance. 

The restaurant’s dimly lit ambiance creates a trendy yet welcoming atmosphere, ideal for savouring authentic Italian cuisine. 

Each dish is crafted to perfection, from mouthwatering calamari to homemade pasta dishes like penne arrabbiata and butternut ravioli.

Enjoy a family-friendly environment where you can indulge in Italian classics under the stars, making every meal at Sorrentino’s West a memorable experience.

Sorrentino's West Edmonton

Bridgette Bar Canmore – Canmore

Bridgette Bar at Spring Creek in Canmore is a chef-driven establishment renowned for its wood-fired, family-style dishes.

Surrounded by the high peaks of the Rockies, this mid-century-inspired space blends rustic charm with modern culinary trends. 

Their menu showcases locally sourced ingredients transformed into shareable plates that celebrate the essence of mountain living. 

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, Bridgette Bar offers a cozy retreat where you can savour delicious food and craft cocktails while soaking in the breathtaking views of Canmore.

Bridgette Bar Canmore

Campio Brewing Co. – Edmonton

Campio Brewing Co. is more than just a downtown brewery; it celebrates Canadian flavours and craft beer. 

Their menu blends essential Canadian food classics with contemporary staples, ensuring every dish perfectly complements their locally brewed beers.

Whether craving a juicy burger paired with a crisp IPA or looking to unwind with friends over poutine and a refreshing lager on the dog-friendly patio.

Campio Brewing Co. offers a taste of local craftsmanship in a relaxed outdoor setting.

Campio Patio Edmonton

Borough Bar + Grill – Calgary

Bringing the vibrant culinary traditions of New York to University Heights in Calgary, Borough Bar + Grill offers a unique dining experience that blends casual comfort with expressive flavours. 

The restaurant features a main dining room, lounge area, and a south-facing patio equipped with retractable awnings and fireplaces. 

Its diverse menu includes everything from gourmet sandwiches to chef-inspired entrees, making it the perfect spot to unwind with friends or enjoy a leisurely meal in Calgary’s summer sunshine.

The Borough Patio

Bear Street Tavern – Banff

In Banff, Bear Street Tavern is renowned for serving the best pizza in town with a welcoming atmosphere. 

Their menu features signature pizzas, hearty sandwiches, and cast iron specialties designed to satisfy hungry adventurers. 

Relax on their dog-friendly courtyard patio after exploring Banff’s natural wonders. Here, you can enjoy a cold beer, signature cocktails, and delicious pizzas.

Bear Street Tavern in Banff

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