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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
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
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European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Carlton Butchery Building | 179 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

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...More

2  Thank Boss P
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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...More

Thank David Q
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...More

Thank JannienadKev
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...More

Thank Tim O
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...More

Thank Sonya H
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,...More

Thank 654GregP654
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...More

2  Thank RichardEvan
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,...More

Thank NeilChallenger
Saggiodivino, Owner at Saggio di vino, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Loisanne63
Reviewed 14 February 2017

What a good restaurant. We arrived early and had a drink at the bar where we chatted with David, the owner. Excellent cooking, plus professional and friendly service in a spacious modern setting. David also recommended a couple of really excellent wines, so do take...More

Thank Darlene3501
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Questions & Answers
5 October 2017|
Response from Saggiodivino | Property representative |
Hello. There is parking available at the rear off the restaurant, You can reach it by driving down the one-way driveway to the left of Saggio. - David
27 August 2016|
Response from Saggiodivino |
Hi there, Saggio did not close during the change of ownership. We are still open 7 days! Thanks, David Chef Patron
Donald C
7 February 2015|
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Response from alfonso p | Reviewed this property |
This is a very fine restaurant for lovely dinners. Enjoy the high quality wine from a cellar were you can choose between hundreds. Parking close by is not difficult, but not on Victoria street, too busy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$56
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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