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Saggio di vino

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Carlton Butchery Building | 179 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-379 4006
17:00 - 23:00
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a celebration dinner at Saggio di Vino in April, having had a very good meal at the restaurant at Christmas time. On both occasions the food has been of a very good standard. Well cooked and great flavours. My only criticism of the food on the latest occasion was that there was no fish option. Half our party... More 

Thank grantmac
Saggiodivino, Owner at Saggio di vino, responded to this review

Hello there Very pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your celebration dinner! Apologies about the lack of fish on the menu that night I would rather serve the freshest line-caught fish possible or not serve it at all! I'm sure my customers appreciate the honesty We look forward to seeing you again next time Kind regards, David Napier l Chef Patron... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wine was great, Food was Ok, expected a bit more in term of portion-wise, service was great as the gentleman was being very professional, but wouldn't come back as there are other places that can provide my stomach a higher satisfaction with the amount of money I spend.

Thank Boss P
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is fine dining at its best. The service is very good and the wine excellent. The price reflects ts the type of dining experience. The tables and the area is first class. The food is supreme, very well presented, good selection. The wine selection is very good. Parking at rear or on the street, bookings can be made... More 

Thank David Q
Christchurch, New Zealand
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154 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We haven't been here for some time and can say that our expectations were for a better experience than we received. The service was poor with at times having to wait 15 minutes to get drinks. The water was slow in being filled up. The meals were very meager and for $37 to $42 for just the main course very... More 

Thank JannienadKev
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

What a fantastic experience, we have eaten here a few times over the past years, this time however was with the new owners, what a great occasion. A total treat for the tastebuds, so good it's actually hard to find the words to describe the evening! So all I can say is, 'a must do dining experience!'

Thank Tim O
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We dined here back on the 18th September 2016 for our anniversary dinner. My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed the 5-course experience and it was memorable, hence I decided to write a review... It was a bit awkward when we entered the restaurant as the waiters didn't greet us straight away and water wasn't provided when we sat down at... More 

Thank Sonya H
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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388 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Let's start with the positive: our food, ingredients, cooking and presentation, was out of the top drawer. Sadly, what we had hoped to be a wonderful evening out was ruined by atrocious service. We were greeted warmly on arrival, and then left for several minutes, during which time we decided to order Italian aperitifs, a Campari and a glass of... More 

Thank 654GregP654
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Visited three times in the last month, finding surprises with all three occasions. Staff were very attentive and never intrusive, waiters' wine knowledge were impressive and most wines can purchase by glass and fairly priced too - great place to have wine tastings without traveling across globe really. One time I only had wines and cheeseboard and boy those cheese... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is an expensive restaurant and I am reviewing it against that standard. All in all I was quite disappointed and think it has slipped back under the new ownership. The drinks service was sloppy and slow and the range of beer was extremely poor, we were not offered water, drinks were not kept topped up, when drinks ran out... More 

Thank NeilChallenger
Saggiodivino, Owner at Saggio di vino, responded to this review

Hi Neil Challenger Thanks for your feedback I'm the chef you met with at the end of your meal, and discussed your feedback with you while you were at the bar. 1) Saggio Di Vino is a wine focused restaurant and always has been for 25 years. I have 11 beers on the menu. 6 more beers than the previous... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We dined at Saggio's on 27.12.16, it was our 25th Wedding Anniversary. The service was appalling. The waiter tried to rip us off with a $190 bottle of wine we didn't order and then proceeded to try and charge us for it!! The waitress stood behind the bar most of the night drinking from a water bottle. They were not... More 

Thank Loisanne63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$56
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carlton Butchery Building | 179 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-379 4006
For more than two decades, the charming neighbourhood restaurant and bar welcomes devoted locals and international travellers and holds up its status as the quintessential dining destination with foodies, wine enthusiasts and reviewers alike.

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